Soulja Boy & Bow Wow team up for the new video “Fucking Up A Check.”
In case you missed it, Soulja Boy & Bow Wow teamed up for a joint project last month called Ignorant Shit, and now today we have a new video in its support for the track “Fucking Up A Check.”
Bringing the title to life, Soulja Boy & Bow Wow flaunt their cash & stunt hard for the cameras in this Teddy Knock-directed clip above. It follows up Soulja’s latest video for “Rockstar.” Check it out.
Ignorant Shit is available now for free download on HNHH.
Ishawna recently premiered the video for his single “Private Mi Page (Alkaline Block And Delete Counteraction).”
The track was produced by Chimney Records and featured on the Toll Road Riddim. Since releasing the single over the summer, there has been rumors that Ishawna and Alkaline were dating but the dancehall diva denies those claims.
“Boy go weh, gwan go do wah you a do / You wouldn’t loose dis if you fi do weh you fi do / Boy go weh, gwan go do wah you a do / Say you nuh inna me but a me nuh inna you / You better stop smoke bush weed / And go look high grade fi buy / You nuh sound educated / You sound like some ignorant guy,” Ishawna sings.
PREMIERE: Inglewood’s Free Ackrite releases new single “The Fireman.”
Inglewood rapper Free Ackrite is working towards the release Out on Bail, the sequel to his self-titled mixtape released last year on his 21st birthday. His new single “The Fireman” showcases the ambition and intensity a man with nothing to lose and everything to gain.
“I’m just paranoid, so ain’t no staring hard, ’cause I’ve been waiting for a problem like I’m praying for it,” he raps before conjuring a burst fire from thin air.
Watch “The Fireman” and follow Free Ackrite on SoundCloud.
Joined by Travis Barker, watch Vic Mensa perform his politically-charged anthem “16 Shots” on Jimmy Kimmel.
On the eve tomorrow’s big election, Vic Mensa made his way by the Jimmy Kimmel show on Monday night to perform his anti-police brutality anthem “16 Shots,” f his latest EP There’s A lot Going On.
Joined by former Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker & some back up dancers in police riot gear, Vic opens the performance up by going acapella, before later delivering a powerful & politically-charged performance his record inspired by the Laquan McDonald case. Check it out above.
There’s Alot Going On is available now on HNHH & iTunes.
Chris Webby has been touring f the strength his Webster’s Labratory 2 mixtape released back in June, and though he’s on the road currently, he’s decided to share a brand new track just before election day. “Judgement Day” finds Webby assessing his options in terms voting, and he’s not particularly pleased with either candidate. In fact, his paranoia reaches far past the presidential race, musing on his tendency to get caught up in conspiracy theories, or as he calls it “keeping aware and being cautious.”
Production comes courtesy Teddy Roxpin & Ricky Bakken, who provide Chris with a punchy sample that brings out the animated quality his flow.
Quotable Lyric: Trump and Hillary Either way it sickens me Those are my options? Really? You fuckin’ kiddin’ me? But the game is rigged you see In favor our misery And the 1% is still getting richer and richer, B
ABC/Randy HolmesDrake recently posted a cryptic message, with a photo himself posing with Kanye, on his Instagram page, which may allude to the title the duo’s forthcoming joint studio project.
The caption the photo reads, “There goes the neighborhood,” which fans speculate could be the title Ye and Drizzy’s musical collaboration.
Kanye confirmed that he was hard at work in the studio with Drake in an exclusive interview with Vogue magazine this September, stating “We’re working on an album, so there’s some exciting things coming up soon.”
A date for Kanye and Drake’s upcoming album has yet to be announced.
Nef The Pharaoh is joined by his hero Juvenile in the video for his new single “Put You On.”
It’s been clear that Nef The Pharaoh was a big fan Cash Money’s early years since his breakthrough hit “Big Tymin’,” which paid tribute to the Hot Boys and the Big Tymers. The Bay Area rapper has since released a few projects worth catchy Bay Area rap, transcending the nostalgia his single, but he still has a place in his heart for New Orleans rap, and his new single unites him with one the most important rappers from the region Juvenile.
Juvie was something an idol for Nef growing up, who tells Billboard he spent his childhood listening to Cash Money with his parents. “I was just a little dude with a camo bandana around my neck because I loved Juvenile,” he said, so “Put You On,” the new single from his upcoming project, is a big moment for him. Like “Big Tymin’,” the single finds the mid-point between the Bay Area and New Orleans, Nef and Juvi sounding perfectly comfortable, despite the distance in both geography and age.
The young scene in South Florida has received some spotlight in recent times, though not quite enough has been cast upon Miami’s Yung Simmie. His new tape, Simmie Season 2, is gaining some serious attention on SoundCloud, as it’s solid all the way through like the first Simmie Season, released in March. After making the stream available last week, Simmie has now made Simmie Season 2 available for download.
There’s a subdued menace about Simmie, and on SS2, he builds a dark subterranean aura with the help extra slow and creepy trap instrumentals. He transitions above ground for two dreamy stoner songs, “Yung Bob Marley” and “Smoke Clouds,” toward the end the tape. There’s an incredible cinematic detail to some these productions, which come from HIGHAF, PurpDogg, JaySplash, and more. Denzel Curry was the lone feature on the first tape — it’s just Simmie for Season 2.
There’s no shortage talent at 300, though the label would do well to focus on Baltimore’s Tate Kobang. April’s Since We’re Here stands as one the best tapes the year, and the Lord da Trenches collection freestyles he dropped later in the same month is also impressive. The King Baltimore isn’t a title he takes lightly, and he’s been improving accordingly. He slowed down his output after his two tapes, his only ficial release being the Nitti Beatz-produced “Gucci Back” in May. He’s now back with “Chirp Chirp,” which finds him picking up where he left f, keeping an effortless flow throughout the track. The raps are delivered in an f-the-cuff manner, though they are rarely without a sense clarity that situates the listener in the booth alongside the highly motivated 24-year-old rapper. Tate freestyles his way into the hook, which could turn this one into a hit. Expect to hear “chirp chirp chirp” echoing out the streets Bmore before the year’s through.
“Chirp Chirp” is produced by Casa Di and TGO Soze.
The Chainsmokers are finishing off their successful year with some incredible news for their fans. The dynamic duo just announced that they are playing a massive show at the Los Angeles Convention Center on December 30th, 2016. The concert is presented by Insomniac and Exchange LA, marking it as The Chainsmokers’ largest headlining show to date. According to Billboard, it is only the second dance event to take place there in the LACC’s 45-year history (Kaskade recently held the first).
Chainsmokers fans who were urning for another So Cal after this past weekend’s Escape festival got their wish, and no to mention that it is during New Years weekend. The show is similar to a mini-festival, providing attendees with a beer garden, food trucks, and merchandise booths full of gear in honor of the event.
Pre-sale tickets are available for The Chainsmokers fan club members and Insomniac this Wednesday, Nov. 2. The general admission tickets are up for grabs for everyone else Thursday, Nov. 3. Want more detailed ticket info? Check out insomniac.com! This is a show you do not want to miss.
Manny Rite is a rising rapper out Toronto, and on his new single, “Mean It,” he’s working with a fellow Canadian, producer 12 Keys. The beatmaker counts Alessia Cara, French Montanna, Ashanti, and Lil Wayne among those he’s worked with, and his blistering, high BPM beat challenges Manny to bring his A-game. Manny is currently attending college in New York State for football, but he’s still managed to keep his music career as a focus.
The track is set to appear on Manny’s upcoming debut EP, which is scheduled for a winter 2017 release. Let us know what you think him in the comments below.
The DJ Mag Top 100 poll has seen many faces and genres over the years, just look back at the outcome from 2000 and compare them to the selections that were just recently announced. With this being their most successful year to date, amassing over one million votes for the first time ever, opinions rolled in from all corners of the earth with the United States tallying the most input, followed by India, Brazil, Mexico, Belgium, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Russia, China, Japan and Guatemala. This clearly demonstrates the raw power globally dance music has been able to attain over the last 15 years.
There’s a new number one if you’ve been living under a rock. Martin Garrix secured the nomination, beating out the former numero unos Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike who came in at No.2. Another former top of the poll, Hardwell, who was crowned in 2014 rounded out the top three with the rest the seven spots remaining largely unchanged with the exception of Oliver Heidens throwing his weight around at No. 8. Calvin Harris dips to No. 14 even though he is a top earner while Diplo falls out of the top 20 all together. Marshemello hosting the highest new entry position at No. 28 is no surprise with all the hype built around him as when he first burst onto the scene, his identity was masked, bringing in an extra element to his likability. Other notables are Daft Punk, who oddly always make the list but never tours, ATB, JAUZ and Porter Robinson.
“Each year, many of you comment on how few techno DJs make it into the Top 100 list”
While most of the 100 slots are comprised of EDM producers, a select few of the underground house and techno scene now and again, sneak their way in. This year, Carl Cox was slated at No. 74 with Richie Hawtin being next in line at No. 124 in the 101-150 rankings. This list is fairly comprehensive (you forgot Lee Burridge) and would make most heads of the scene happy (enough). The nice mix of heavyweights and outliers such as Solomun, Joris Voorn, Kölsch, Stephan Bodzin all make up the rest of the top 50. Scroll down for the rest of the world’s hottest house and techno artists.
01. Carl Cox 02. Richie Hawtin 03. UMEK 04. Paul Kalkbrenner 05. Solomun 06. Maceo Plex 07. Sasha 08. Sven Väth 09. Jeff Mills 10. Jamie Jones 11. Joris Voorn 12. Carl Craig 13. Guy J 14. Danny Howells 15. Marco Carola 16. Sebo K 17. Adam Beyer 18. Gui Boratto 19. Hannah Wants 20. John Digweed 21. Hernan Cattaneo 22. Dubfire 23. Nina Kraviz 24. Joseph Capriati 25. Steve Lawler 26. Chris Liebing 27. Ricardo Villalobos 28. Ben Klock 29. Pete Tong 30. James Holden 31. Kölsch 32. The Martinez Brothers 33. Seth Troxler 34. Loco Dice 35. Nicole Moudaber 36. Len Faki 37. Tale of Us 38. Pan-Pot 39. Green Velvet 40. James Zabiela 41. Stephan Bodzin 42. Gesaffelstein 43. Maya Jane Coles 44. Dave Clarke 45. Skream 46. Paco Osuna 47. Jamie XX 48. Laurent Garnier 49. Sam Paganini 50. Ilario Alicante
Kanye West has been performing on flying stages across the country on his “Saint Pablo” tour for over nine weeks now, and last night (Nov. 3), during his show at The Forum — his sixth at the LA venue since Oct. 25, his voice started to give out on him while singing “Only One.” He was 45 minutes into the show when he stopped the music and told his fans he was unable to finish his performance. “My voice is so hoarse,” he told the crowd. “I can’t let y’all have a show where I can’t perform for you.”
Kanye, clearly frustrated by his weakened voice, also told those in attendance that they would get a refund for the abridged concert, as one can see in the video below. However, Ticketmaster, the company in charge the ticket sales for last night’s show, has confirmed that Kanye “doesn’t have the authority to issue refunds,” reports TMZ. Apparently the company is working with The Forum on working out “some kind solution” for the upset concertgoers, who have reportedly been jamming their phone lines all day. Ticketmaster says ticket holders should expect an email some time in the next 24 hours. Unfortunately, a full refund to everyone in the arena, as Ye had promised, sounds like it’ll be too good to be true.
Luckily for Kanye, the “Saint Pablo” is now on a hiatus until Nov. 17, when he’s set to perform in San Jose. Check out the remaining dates here.
Though he may not be getting his deserved exposure outside the trap world, one can feel that big things await Peewee Longway. He’s had a prolific year, dropping his album, Mr. Blue Benjamin, in January, and then his MPA 3 mixtape, which brought shine upon his MPA clique, in June. Peewee has a close partnership with ATL’s best producers, including Cassius Jay, who released his own tape, Trap Sinatra, in August. Trap enthusiasts rejoice: Peewee and Cassius (“that boy Cash!”) have now combined for an 11-track joint project, entitled Longway Sinatra.
Peewee keeps the features to a minimum on Longway Sinatra, with the few guest spots going to Offset (hopefully a sign there are no more dab-related tensions with the Migos), TK Kravitz, and E-40. Two rotund trappers — one a young trendsetter and the other a certified OG? Yeah, “Back to Cali” should be a good one.
Stream Longway Sinatra below, and check out our Behind The Beat prile Cassius Jay here.
It’s been a long time coming for this track. Yesterday Marshmello finally made his first appearance on Skrillex’s OWSLA label with future bass hit “Ritual” with American singer-songwriter Wrabel.
Wrabel’s powerful and friendly vocals mesh perfectly with the overall light mood of this groovy single. Overall, this is easily Marshmello’s most commercially palatable song he has ever put out; this song would definitely fly on American radio.
Marshmello created quite a buzz for “Ritual” after playing it while opening for Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas in Florida this past July. Which..by the way..Marshmello opened for Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas. I hope that’s news to people other than just me, wow, what a feat. It’s clear Marshmello has been itching to release this track, given it’s Marshmello’s “favorite song I’ve ever made”.
Marshmello and deadmau5 have had some beef as of late, prompting Marshmello to include a fake mau5 in his “Ritual” video. deadmau5 responded to the video yesterday and it looks like Marshmello has been forced to make an pretty noticeable edit. His camp has uploaded a new version that does not feature the mau5 cameo. It looks like deadmau5 has filed copyright claims to have his mau5 head removed:
Because I can. I’d rather be associated with a pile of dog shit to be completely honest. At least dog shit isn’t starving for my attention. https://t.co/QSaBmxTc9E
— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) November 4, 2016
It’s not “weird”. It’s a shitty owsla tactic. Oh well. I hope they make billions. I still get to be me. https://t.co/M5rydhYtMF
— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) November 4, 2016
They’re pop acts. Why the fuck do I keep getting dragged into this? If not by them, some other fuckin plebs. https://t.co/bfspH7CUSF
— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) November 4, 2016
if you don’t know by now that pop EDM these days is a popularity contest and has very little to do with music, then i can’t really help you.
— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) November 4, 2016
Interestingly enough, the old version is unlisted, but still live, so you can watch both below. The new version is first and the old version (with fake deadmau5) is second.