[Music News] 2 Milly Grabs Maino for “Milly Rock” Remix

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If you’ve been paying attention to social media these days, you may or may not have caught the wave of NYC emcee 2 Milly. The music scene of New York City once held the title for various entertaining videos which included breakdancing, the Harlem Shake, heel toe, Chicken noodle soup, the Pepper seed, the wop, and even the Shmoney Dance. Today, several artists seek to push videos with either their entire camp in front of a white backdrop or cars, clothes, money, and girls. As a lover and one who thoroughly appreciates time put into videos, it is evident that there is a recipe into pushing yourself into the music industry and being accepted. Now that social media plays a key role in the overnight growth or downfall of an artist, many artists gamble with the longevity of their careers everyday. Recently, the immediate stardom and downfall of Bobby Schmurda is a sure example that.

2 Milly is an artist who just may be the next emcee out of NYC that gets a taste of the good-life quickly if the cards are played correctly. If you are unsure of 2 milly the research of the hashtag “Milly Rock” will wake you up. 2 Milly  released the visual for “Milly Rock” last summer. The growing craze was put in the forefront after Travis Scott gave 2 Milly time during his set at Summer Jam to perform. The track has also been pushed by Rihanna as she gave the Milly Rock a go in a video that surfaced on social media. 2 Milly resurfaces with a new video that features Maino. There is now a more crisp, official look to the video and several people in the streets showcasing their Milly Rock to the world. While the summer is almost over, this track continues to grow into the newest dance that is hard to avoid once seeing the visual. Who may be next to push the track to the top of the charts? Meek Mill? Diddy? Fabolous? We’ll have to wait and see if this dance continues to push its way up. Check out 2 Milly’s Milly Rock below .

[MUSIC] Kehlani – The Way Remix (feat. Trey Songz)

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As if the original version featuring Chance the Rapper wasn’t steamy enough, songstress Kehlani got help from Trey Songz for the remix of “The Way” off of her project You Should Be Here.

While we’re still waiting for the track’s video directed by Austin Vesley to drop this new version will surely hold us over.

[MUSIC] WHO IS QUENTIN MILLER?

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Meet Quentin Miller. The man who is allegedly Drake’s “ghost writer”.

Quentin is a part of the Atlanta duo WDNG CRSHRS with TheCoolisMac. They’ve generated a buzz from their sound that’s unlike most of the recent music coming out of Atlanta.

Back in May, the group released their self-titled EP which is available for streaming on their Soundcloud.

Miller and TheCoolisMac formed WDNG CRSHRS while attending Georgia State University together.

quentin-miller-hey-thanks-a-lot-2Quentin has a few solo projects his self, including his January release Hey! Thanks A Lot 2. He’s been working with OVO for a while and the project even features production from Boi-1da.

Miller also has some writing credits on a number of songs from If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.

Whether or not he’s really Drake’s ghost writer is up to speculation. If anything all the buzz around his name just helped discover some new music to obsess over.

 

[MUSIC] @Villz_ Drops Second Offering in “VP2″ Release

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After the release of his debut full length project, Till the End of Summer, GoldHouse artist Villz returns with a second offering in his newest release, V Preview 2.

Showcasing his vocal range and growth, while managing to captivate the ear of his following, Villz refuses to let up on the gas in this 5-track audio trailer. The driving, compassionate sound we have all grown to appreciate continues its ascent as VP2 takes you on a mind boggling trip through the introverted mindset of the Florida crooner.

VP2 welcomes a host of melodic synths, crazy drums and hard subs as the singer continues to elaborate on love interests, hazy experiences laced with his signature dirt bagg bravado.

Today you get the premiere release of V Preview 2 via Livemixtapes and Soundcloud for downloading. Check out the stream below:

2Ls STAFF PICKS: SUMMER ALBUMS TO LOOK OUT FOR

Nothing may ever touch the summer of 2013 when Kanye, J. Cole, Mac Miller, Statik Selektah (should I go on?) all dropped albums around the same time, but this summer could just be the runner-up.

Here’s a list of albums we’re looking out for this summer:

Vic Mensa – Traffic

Roc Nation’s newest artist revealed during his performance at Soundest that his upcoming album Traffic is dropping this summer. This will be the Chicago emcee’s first release since his project INNANETAPE in 2013. No word on the exact date we can expect Traffic but Vic recently revealed we can expect a new single from the project during a Tumblr Q&A.

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Frank Ocean – Boys Don’t Cry 

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Frank Ocean revealed on Tumblr back in  April that he’d be releasing a new album. The upcoming project is Frank’s first release since 2012’s Channel Orange. Along with the album, Frank announced that he is launching a magazine called Boys Don’t Cry.

Kanye West – Swish

Although there’s not an official release date for Kanye’s impending new album, we couldn’t keep it off our list.

The album, formerly known as So Help Me God, may stay under wraps for a while unfortunately. In an interview wit Hot97 Kanye revealed that he’s slowly working on the album but his focus is else where. There’s also the debate of the album having a traditional release or being available exclusively through the steaming service Tidal. One thing that is clear is that time will have to tell.

Travis $cott – Rodeo

 

  Travis $cott recently released his first single off his “debut” album Rodeo “3500” featuring 2 Chainz and Future. There’s not an official release date for the project as of yet but producer Mike Dean hinted on Twitter that we can expect it to drop very soon.

Scott also made it known that he won’t drop the album unless Kid Cudi is on it.

Kid Cudi – Speedin’ Bullet to Heaven

But Kid Cudi is working on something himself. When he’s not starring in Entourage and other movies, Cudi is hard at work on a new project. Back in April the Cleveland rapper announced that his fifth studio album was coming ” really, really soon.”

From what Cudi’s revealed about the album so far it seems to be a personal one, and also has no features. Cudi also plans on a traditional release for the album versus a surprise drop like he did for Satellite Flight.

Drake – Views From the 6

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Chances are Drake’s unexpected If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late “mixtape” is still heavy in your music library’s rotation. But fan’s are patiently awaiting the rapper’s fourth studio album.

Drake’s been working on the album for over a year, and that wait may be over. Drake recently helped Apple introduce their new streaming service Apple Music which launches June 30th. This has many hoping that the album will be released the same day.

Mick Jenkins – Wave[s]

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Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins dropped the intro track for his upcoming Wave[s] EP back in May. He also revealed that we could expect the project “very soon.”


Luckily we still have his breakthrough project The Water[s] to hold us over.

Miguel – Wildheart 

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It’s been almost three years since Miguel’s sophomore album Kaleidoscope Dream, and now the singer is gearing up to drop his highly anticipated Wildheart.

The album is due out June 29th and Miguel just released a steamy video for the project’s lead single “Coffee.”

But if waiting until June 29th, Spotify has you covered with a playlist of 6 songs from the album.

[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] 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.