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Ratboys Stream Debut LP, ‘AOID’

When Brooklyn Vegan premiered Ratboys‘ single “Tixis,” I was instantly intrigued. Never hearing of the band before, with “Tixis,” and an upcoming release via Topshelf Records, I knew Ratboys would be a band to watch. That upcoming LP, AOID, is now streaming via Culture Collide.

The band creates a wonderful medley of acoustic inspired indie rock layered with fuzz, melodic narrations, and hauntingly catchy melodies. While the band is catchy throughout, it’s moments like midway through “Charlie Bernstein” that truly show the band’s sonic chops. Guiding the listener through the incredibly catchy groove, halfway through the track …

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New Mixtape: Gucci Mane – ‘King Gucci’

Gucci Mane is still serving time behind bars, but that isn’t stopping the hip-hop icon from dropping yet another killer mixtape.

Today, May 20, Gucci released a new compilation of loosies titled King Gucci. The 10-track collection of unreleased material features appearances from Fetty Wap, Migos, PeeWee Longway, and RiFF RAFF, with production from Chief Keef, TM88, Metro Boomin, and Zaytoven. You can stream and download the release, in full, at the end of this post.

King Gucci is not the first mixtape to arrive from Gucci Mane this year, and if I had to guess …

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Young Thug Drops “Destroyed” Featuring Birdman, Kevin Gates

Young Thug has been on new music spree since the release of Barter 6 back in April, and today he continues that trend by sharing a song about relationships called “Destroyed.”

Joined by Birdman and Kevin Gates, with just a little help from MPA Duke, Young Thug uses “Detroyed” to vent about relationship turned sour and the lasting impact that falling out had on Thugga Thugga’s heart. If that sounds a bit more emotionally involved for your typical star-studded rap collaborations that is because that is exactly what Young Thug wanted to accomplish with this track. Too many rappers …

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Migos & Rich The Kid Drop ‘Still On Lock’ Mixtape

Migos member Offset may still be fighting for freedom from behind prison bars, but that is not stopping the hottest trio in hip-hop from releasing a new mixtape with Rich The Kid.

Today, Migos and Rich The Kid compiled several previously unreleased tracks to drop the Still On Lock mixtape. The free release features sixteen new songs, as well as appearances from Fetty Wap, Rich Homie Quan, Gucci Mane, OG Maco and more. You can stream and download the record, in full, at the end of this post.

Migos are set to release their long-awaited debut album, YRN, …

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Courtney Love Surprises Everyone With “Miss Narcissist”

It has been far, far too long since we have had a reason to write about the career of Courtney Love. Known best to rock fans as the founder of Hole, Love has spent a lot of time in the limelight over the last half decade without releasing much in the form of new music (and that contribution to Empire does not count), but today all that changes as the world wakes to greet “Miss Narcissist.”

Recorded without anyone in the press or public knowing Love had new material in the works, “Miss Narcissist” appeared online early Monday …

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New Music: Meek Mill, Travis Scott & Strap – “Miss My Dawgs”

Less than twenty-four hours after the untimely death of Chinx Drugz shocked the music community, Meek Mill has partnered with two of hip-hop’s hottest up and comers for a new track paying tribute to those taken from us too soon.

“Miss My Dawgs” found its way online within eighteen hours of Chinx’s death making headlines on Sunday, May 17. The song features Meek, Travi$ Scott, and Strap going in against the kind of production that has you thinking about better days, with numerous references to the recently fallen entertainer. There are also references to Lil Snupe, a former …

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Meek Mill Releases “Energy” Music Video

Less than a week after sharing his freestyle of Drake‘s hit song “Energy,” Philadelphia native Meek Mill has unveiled a new video that fans are sure to love.

You may live a good life, but chances are your existence is not quite as lavish as the one lived by Meek Mill. Joined by what appears to be a dozen of his closest friends, not to mention Nicki Minaj and Dej Loaf, Meek Mill spends the video for “Energy” jet-setting from Philly to Vegas to experience all the luxury Sin City has to offer. Along the way, …

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The King Has Returned: Meek Mill Freestyles Over Drake’s “Energy”

MMG rapper Meek Mill is still tight lipped about when his Sophomore album will drop, but last night he shared a new freestyle that is sure to please fans.

Partnering with Funkmaster Flex for the official premiere late Wednesday night, May 13, Meek Mill recently shared his first new freestyle in several months with the world. For two and a half minutes Mill can be heard going in over the beat for Drake‘s hit “Energy,” which fits the flow of the Philly native incredibly well. You can stream the track, in full, below.

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Twenty One Pilots Release Summery New Single, “Ride”

Twenty One Pilots have offered fans a fifth glimpse of their upcoming full-length, Blurryface.

Titled “Ride,” the Columbus duo’s latest single is arguably their strangest offering yet, drawing from a wide array of sounds and genres. There are off-kilter keys, some undeniable island undertones, and plenty of memorable verses to get stuck in your head. Stream it below, and let us know what you think in the replies.

Blurryface drops next Tuesday, May 19, through Fueled By Ramen. Pick up a pre-order here.…

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Diamond Youth Stream Debut LP, ‘Nothing Matters’

Baltimore’s Diamond Youth have joined forces with Spin Magazine to begin streaming their debut album, Nothing Matters, a full week ahead of its official release. Give it a listen after the jump.

“I think the full-length is a nice showcase of the different styles we like to write in the rock genre,” vocalist Justin Gilman recently told Inyourspeakers Media. “Some are more mellow and nostalgic, other songs are bangers, fast paced and grungier. We just like writing good, simple songs. That’s always what we have in mind when writing.”

Gilman isn’t kidding; the group’s newest offering is varied …

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Ikey Reigns Supreme; All Hail King Jaffe, Hip-Hop’s New Highness

Apart from maybe Run The Jewels, the most exciting thing about hip-hop for me last year was Ikey. He only released a single track–a debut of sorts–but it was a perfectly chosen debut to serve as the gloves he came out swinging with. Initially elusive as all get out, the now-DC-based, mostly Nigerian-raised emcee seemingly had next to no online presence. As far as I can tell, he still doesn’t have a Facebook page, but that undoubtedly contributed to what made he and the ferociously calculated “Timbuktu” so damn enthralling. I listened to that track over …

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New Anthem: Sudden Suspension Stream “As Good As It Gets”

Indiana pop punk heroes Sudden Suspension have released the first song off their forthcoming Bad Timings Records‘ debut. Spoiler alert: It kicks a lot of ass.

Kicking off with a blast of vocals sure to hook any fan of The Wonder Years or The Story So Far, “As Good As It Gets” succeeds at reintroducing the world to Sudden Suspension with style and flair. It’s the kind of song that plays like a punch to the chest, with talk of heartache and miles traveled, all told from the perspective of someone who is not yet twenty years old. I …