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ILoveMakonnen Shares New Mike WiLL Make It Single “Swerve”

Upcoming emcee ILoveMakonnen has been getting a ton of hype as this year has progressed, and with the last few days of the year beginning to wrap up, he dropped a new single for us to chew over until we see what he brings in 2015.

The single, titled “Swerve,” sees classic production from Mike WiLL Made It and Marz. It’s a loose track that unexpectedly brings jazz flutes on to round out a subtle cruiser. Just wait until you start hearing it in the background of every single Vine. Regardless, we can’t help but think it would be a …

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Hear Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé on “Feelin’ Myself”

Earlier this year, Beyoncé brought Nicki Minaj onboard for an intense remix of “Flawless” in the way that the quick spitter can make possible. Now, Minaj has shared a brand new single featuring Queen B called “Feelin’ Myself” off her upcoming studio album, The Pinkprint, out December 16 via Young Money, and it gets a little grittier.

Produced by Hit-Boy, “Feelin’ Myself” is a glitchy beat that saunters in low tones, remaining relatively dark throughout until Beyonce’s bright vocals lighten things up. There’s no beef here. Instead, the two divas take it slow, letting their lines speak for themselves …

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Rae Sremmurd, Nicki Minaj, & Young Thug Drop “Throw Sum Mo”

The two biggest acts of 2014 have joined forces with the queen of hip-hop to deliver a new hard-hitting track that further cements Rae Sremmurd‘s place in pop culture.

Serving as the third single from the duo’s upcoming debut album, SremmLife, “Throw Some Mo” is a crazy single that features appearances from Nicki Minaj and Young Thug. It’s not the club banger you may be expecting, but it does boast a high energy beat and lyrics relating to fat asses, cash, partying, and generally living the good life. You can stream the track below:…

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Stream St. Vincent’s Tropical ‘Pieta’ EP

In October, St. Vincent announced she would release a two-song 10″ EP for Record Store Day’s Black Friday event. Thanks to the internet, both tracks off the EP, “Pieta” and “Sparrow”, are online to stream in full.

The vinyl comes in a bright package designed by Willo Perrnon (the man responsible for all the visuals on her world tour) and each is individually numbered. The songs are, according to RSD’s website, a “deep musing on death and loss that recalls the sonic textures of Big Science-era Laurie Anderson,” but to us they sound rather tropical and snarky. Stream them below …

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Get Cozy in a Photobooth in Jessie Ware’s “You & I (Forever)” Video

Earlier this year, R&B crooner Jessie Ware dropped her second full-length, Tough Love, to good marks. While we’ve been treated to some unreleased singles and radio hits, she’s decided to surprise fans with a brand new video for “You & I (Forever),” and the video is a cozy clip that will leave you warm with love.

In the “You & I (Forever)” music video, Ware brings out friends and loved ones for a series of goofy photobooth shots in a film stand. It’s simple in nature, but the genuine love present makes up for any bluntness. Keep your …

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Action Bronson And Danny Brown Deliver “Bad News”

Sometimes a song comes along that feels like it was created with you in mind. For all of us at UTG, this is one of those tracks.

Grand Theft Auto V was recently reissued on the latest generation of gaming consoles, and along with the game’s updated look there were a slew of new songs added to the already killer soundtrack. The one that stood out to us almost immediately was “Bad News,” a gritty collaborative effort from Action Bronson and Danny Brown that serves as a strong reminder that these two are amongst the best in hip-hop right now. …

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Rae Sremmurd Get Wild With “Illest Walking” Music Video

Drop your ego, anonymous internet traveler. You’ve entered the no flex zone, and though the members of Rae Sremmurd claim to have no type they certainly don’t have time for your whiny bullshit. They’ve come to remind you that it’s okay to have fun with hip-hop. Join us, won’t you?

Giving thanks to fans while simultaneously raising additional awareness for their upcoming album release, the duo known as Rae Sremmurd have shared a new single and music video titled “Illest Walking.” The song, which found its way online earlier this week, is a boastful anthem for anyone looking to …

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Frank Ocean Shares New Song “Memrise”

Frank Ocean is finally back. After the success of his debut studio album, Channel Orange, in 2012, the Odd Future crooner has been back in his studio working on his follow-up full-length. The last material we heard from him was back in March of this year when he teamed up with Diplo and members of The Clash for free mp3 “Hero.” Today, he returns with a short new song that satisfies our sweet tooth until a new LP is announced.

The song, titled “Memrise,” sees Frank Ocean asking a lover to come over, dazzling his tale with …

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Prawn Share New Single, “Built For”

New Jersey is bringing emo rock back, and Prawn are riding at the front of it. The group dropped their sophomore LP, Kingfisher, earlier this year, but had to cut the 12-song tracklist down due to vinyl limitations. On Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on November 28, the band will share the two songs they had to cut.

The tracks will surface on a new EP, titled Settledvia Topshelf Records, of which the title track has already surfaced. The first of the cut songs is “Built For.” It dabbles in the warmth of ’90s emo …

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Made In Heights Stream Affecting New Single, “Panther”

West Coast “beauty slap” duo, Made In Heights, never keep fans waiting for too long before offering up new material. Following the release of “Ghosts” in September, Kelsey and Sabzi are back with one of their most solid efforts yet in “Panther.”

“Panther” is poignant and haunting with a hypnotic haze that’s nearly impossible to escape as Kelsey expresses a longing that’s all too familiar. There are gorgeous vocal layers and string elements that add a welcome elegance to the track. “Panther” serves as a perfect soundtrack for the season and furthers our anticipation for Made In …

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REVIEW: One Direction – ‘Four’

Artist: One Direction
Album: Four
Genre: Pop
Label: Columbia/Syco

A year after delivering their hit-filled record Midnight Memories, One Direction have returned with a new album that features a far more mature sound.

It’s hard to understand when the members of One Direction found time to record new material over the last twelve months. Between seemingly endless world tour plans, promotional appearances, charitable efforts, pop-up shops, and everything in between, it’s kind of hard to believe the five-piece boy band have recorded and released an album every year since 2011. Four is by far the most mature record of …

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Charli XCX Continues To Impress With “Gold Coins”

Charli XCX has become the latest promising young artist to have the release of their debut album fumbled by a major label with no idea how to promote talent that falls outside the realm of whatever is popular at radio today. Her sophomore album, Sucker, was scheduled to arrive months ago, but at this point it’s still awaiting release. There is a December release date set now, but word on the street is that another delay may be in the future.

All that industry bullshit aside, Charli XCX is continuing to share new music with fans while working out …