[MUSIC] Johnny Phrank- Dirty Diana

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Nashville’s Johnny Phrank pays tribute to Michael Jackson in his latest release “Dirty Diana.” The crooner has been on our radar more than ever as he has consistently been releasing some pretty interesting tracks. Phrank’s Dirty Diana was produced by Grammy award-winning producer Willie B, who is most known for his production on Kendrick Lamar’s “Rigamortis.” Check the track out below.

[MIXTAPE] @UnrulyFactions Volume 1 (Stream + Download)

If you’re familar with the publications around our neck of the woods, you are well familar with the role Unruly Factions plays in the Nashville community. Focusing on  photography, film, interviews,  music, and art shows, UF serves as a group of creative individuals dedicated to documenting the current ‘happenings’ of the youth subculture in Music City. Today, we team up with UF as well as Native Magazine to sponsor their first installment of Unruly Factions Volume 1. This collection of music stands as the first installment in an ongoing mixtape series curated by Unruly Factions Recordings. UF: Vol 1 is a compilation of ALL UNRELEASED songs from progressive up-an-comers from Nashville’s underground — spanning the loosely-defined realms of hip hop, punk, and hardcore. It’s a project they have been working on for quite some time.

You can catch unreleased music from artists including recording artist Villz, Purpl Monk, Bad Ladies, Tre Stoner, BZRK, Pokey Junior, BLKSUNCHILD, Walt James, and many more. The release dropped via Soundcloud, the perfect place for  Memorial holiday jam lists, and is available now for listening. You can also download the tape via Bandcamp. Check it out below.

[NEW MUSIC] Kendrick Lamar Ft. Lady Gaga – PARTYNAUSEOUS

After 3 years, the Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga collab has finally leaked…..and it’s nice. The track is said to have appeared on Lamar’s 2012 debut, good Kid, m.A.A.d city, but for whatever reason, didn’t make it. Gaga would have made 2 appearances on the album with “B-tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” but after that version leaked, Lamar’s camp went the route we’re so familiar with today. Check out the track below and let us know what you think.

[NEW MUSIC] Drake ft. Beyoncé & Sal Houdini – Can I

‘Can I’ by Drake ft. Beyoncé and Sal Houdini just leaked, and it might just be the summer season slow jam of 2015.  This type of celebrity collaboration can’t be anything but steamy, and that’s exactly what it is.  Although Beyoncé’s vocal majesty is sadly downplayed by just a few spoken “Can I’s” and “Baby’s”, this track is still smoldering with sex appeal and emotion.  But then again, we wouldn’t expect anything less from these two.

Also featured is Sal Houdini. While he’s relatively new to the scene, the boy is singing like a pro.  His vocals ooze sweetly over and in between Drake and Beyoncé’s energy to create a kind of feverish and sultry vibe that makes you savor a hot summer night.

Just listen, and you’ll know what we’re talking about..

[NEW MUSIC] Derek Minor – 2am In The Studio (Freestyle)

Derek Minor is back with a new freestyle, and it is LIT. 2am In The Studio, which he actually recorded at 2 in the morning in his home studio, flows so heavy and so sweet with a classic boom bap beat, flared up by his naturally confident rhythm, and solid lyricism. The RMG MC, who’s last album, ‘Empire’, debuted at #1 on the iTunes hip-hop charts, has consistently released quality music, deepening his imprint and longevity in this industry. Minor is easily one of the “majors” we have here in Nashville, so if you don’t know him already, it’s time to get familiar.
IF YOU DON’T KNOW, NOW YOU KNOW.

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[NEW MUSIC] Geekin’ – Tre Stoner

Tre Stoner is back with a certified slapper suitable for any party or late-night ride around.  ’Geekin” is the first of a string of summer bangers expected to drop this season, and Stoner intends to keep temperatures high before dropping his debut EP, ‘Rolling Stoner’, forecasted to be released in August. We’re also looking forward to his first music video, which is anticipated to debut during the early half of this summer.

Tre has been active on twitter warning us of the wildfire he’s about to ignite, so be sure to keep an eye and an ear on him. We definitely will.

[EVENT] JMSN to Perform in Nashville, TN, May 11 (@Boweobrien )

JMSN’s Deep Blue Tour heads to Nashville, TN May 11! The show, which is curated by Bowe Inc will take place at The High Watt. Doors will open at 8PM and the show kicks off at 9:00pm. The show will be 18+ and tickets are $12 adv / $15 day of show / $15 door | Tickets available online NOW

Born in Detroit, and currently residing in Los Angeles, JMSN (born Christian Berishaj), is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer, mixer, and videographer. The R&B crooner, who released his debut album †Priscilla† in January 2012, also operates his indie label, White Room Records, out of his home studio. The success of his freshman album captured the attention of platinum-selling artist Usher and even landed JMSN four slots on Kendrick Lamar’s groundbreaking Good Kid, M.A.A.D City album (Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe, The Art Of Peer Pressure, Sing About Me/Dying Of Thirst, Real).

JMSN’s impressive talents have allowed him to collaborate with the likes of Game, J. Cole, Tyga, Ab-Soul, Kaytranada, Sango, and others. The songster plans to unveil the next chapter of his musical journey via his upcoming self-titled LP, which released on December 9, 2014.

[VIDEO] Scotty ATL- Cloud IX (Go Up)

Atlanta emcee, Scotty ATL drops the visual to his DJ Toomp produced track Cloud IX (Go Up). After debuting via MTV.com, the Rashid directed visual hits the rest of the blogosphere. Scotty’s Spaghetti Junction album dropped back in December and is still up for grabs via iTunes Scotty is currently embarking on yet another tour with IAMSU. He previously was on tour with fellow Atlanta native B.O.B.

[2L’s Slept On Artist] Lil Murda- Mind Over Matter (Prod. by Bandplay)

Tennessee rapper, Lil Murda wakes us up with his visual for “Mind Over Matter,” which is featured on his Just Being Me project released in January. Hailing from the Southside of Nashville, TN, Lil Murda’s flow is produced from his upbringing, life-changing moments in life, and his views of society. Just Being Me, features artists such as Tennessee’s Young Buck, City Paper, Starlito, T.Hyde, Cubb, Petty, Sweet Poison, and many more. You can catch a good dose of production from Bandplay, Celsizzle, Heartbeatz, and more. Lil Murda’s Mind Over Matter was produced by Tennessee heavyweight producer, Bandplay. Download Lil Murda’s Just Being Me project here.

[VIDEO] Tech N9ne ft. Zuse & TI- On the Bible

Tech N9ne teams up with Hustle Gang’s T.I. and Zuse for his latest visual for “On The Bible.” The track is featured on Tech N9ne’s 15th studio album titled “Special Effects.” Check it out above and by the way, do NOT sleep on Zuse!