A$AP ROCKY – L$D [NEW MUSIC VIDEO]

2 days ago, L$D, the fourth preview of A$AP’s upcoming album At.Long.Last.A$AP, was leaked along with some stunning visual edits directed by Dexter Navy.  The track, itself, is completely different from anything we’ve ever heard from Flacko.  It’s obvious he’s been going back into the archives of the 60′s and 70′s, and we are not complaining.  A watery guitar riff, reminiscent of some lovely flower child daydream, plays as Flacko sings a surprisingly deep and contemplative love ballad. The song is best understood in the context of the tripped out, slowed up, fashion love story that is this music video.  Accompanied by Ambush Clothing street-style star Yoon as his love interest, the two wander around the colorfully lit city of Tokyo, viewed from the dreamlike perspective of a drugged out hippie couple.  Check out the artistry.

[ 2L's Spotlight] Tennessee’s BLKSUNCHILD Drops “Get You Hii” + “Vice City”

Tennessee is on everyone’s radar as some of the highest quality music is pushing through various cities including Nashville, Chattanooga, and Clarksville. From the Source article, to MTV Jams relaying (via Twitter) that Tennessee had a great amount of talent, it is undeniable that there’s much more to offer than country music.

Today, we recognize Tennesse emcee BLKSUNCHILD, whom is apart of the growing “The House” collective. Blk offers a breath of fresh air as he tackles his latest two tracks “Vice City” and “Get You Hii.” Vice City, which features the soulful sounds of fellow Tennessean Kiya Lacey, offers a texturized beat and dusky verses. The creative thought pattern of Blk, much more noticed through his Instagram art, can be noticed through his approach in his music. “Get You Hii” features Clarksville gem, Case Arnold and is produced by Indie Chris. The track pushes the hip hop lyricism we enjoy from the pair. Don’t sleep on Tennessee folks.

VICE CITY FT. KIYA LACEY

[MUSIC] MIKE FLOSS – DOPE BOY DREAMING

Nashville’s own Mike Floss delivers the song everyone’s been waiting for.

“Dope Boy Dreaming” is the first track off Floss’s upcoming summer project Don’t Blame The Youth. The track is produced by fellow Nashville native Ducko McFli.

Check out the track below AND support on iTunes!

Mike Floss recently sat down with the folks from The Playlist podcast. Be sure to listen to the interview for more on Mike Floss and a little bit of what you can expect on Don’t Blame It On The Youth

[MUSIC] @Kickraux Visits Coachella, KCK FM Radio | Episode 4, Pt. 1

One of our favorite Dj/producers, Kickraux is currently taking part in the 2015 Coachella festivities. While his has been hard at work promoting his latest track “Mojito,” the Jamaican native releases his newest episode of KCK FM Radio.

Episode 4 features new music from Kickraux, as well as collaborations with Champions of Justice, The Craftsmen, and many more. Check it out below as well as a live feed from Coachella.

BONUS: Coachella Live Stream below

[MUSIC] Miloh Smith ft. OG Maco- Pretty Dirty

Atlanta’s Miloh Smith last released her Quentin Taratino inspired Pulp Fiction mixtape a little over a year ago. Today she is back with OG Maco to release her newest release, Pretty Dirty. The track features Maco crooning over a Childish Major and Matt Martians produced beat while Miloh handles the melody perfectly with her vocals.

[MUSIC NEWS]: WHAT IS TIDAL?

If you’re confused by the #TidalForAll trend and new teal blue avi’s popping up on Twitter here’s what you need to know.

The internet is going crazy over the launch of a new music streaming service called Tidal. Yes, another one.

But what makes Tidal different from other services like Pandora, Spotify, and Beats Music?

Tidal is the first streaming service to offer high fidelity music as well as music videos, articles, interviews, and other content to provide users a premium music experience.

The company launched back in October but today mark’s the announcement of the company’s relaunch backed by Jay Z.

Jay Z along with other celebrities changed their twitter’s to go along with the relaunch.

 

The video teaser for the app features cameos from big name artists like Beyonce, Madonna, Daft Punk and Kanye.

During the press release it was announced that many of these artists also including J. Cole, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, and Nicki Minaj are co-owners of the company.

This is major for the music world as it was recently reported that album sales made 1.85 billion compared to music streaming services that made 1.87 billion in 2014.

It will be interesting to see how artist involvement with the app and these numbers play out.

Taylor Swift is one of a few artists who pulled their music from Spotify due to the sales issue that comes with streaming, but has her music available on the Tidal app.

Just like any subscription based service, the app is free, but you do have to pay a monthly fee.

After a 30-day free trial Tidal is 9.99 for its premium services and 19.99 for Hi-fi.

Will you try Tidal?

[MIXTAPE] Scotty Rockwell – Rockwell the Ruler

Scotty Rockwell recently released his debut mixtape entitled “Rockwell the Ruler.” The 15-track mixtape features artists such as Dozier and BZRK. The tape also features the production of Khaed, Jimmy Astro, and Steezyasfuck amongst others. Stream the tape below.

[VIDEO] J. COLE – G.O.M.D

J. Cole’s show at Marathon Music Works may be sold out but you can see him in his new video.

Cole releases visuals to G.O.M.D from his album 2014 Forrest Hills Drive.

[MUSIC] KENDRICK LAMAR – KING KUNTA

   

A new track off Kendrick’s highly anticipated album To Pimp A Butterfly has hit the net.

Kendrick has a lot to say with this new record and doesn’t hold back. 

Along with this song Kendrick has also released the track list for the upcoming project.

1. “Wesley’s Theory” 
2. “For Free? (Interlude)” 
3. “King Kunta” 
4. “Institutionalized” 
5. “These Walls” 
6. “u” 
7. “Alright” 
8. “For Sale? (Interlude)” 
9. “Momma” 
10. “Hood Politics” 
11. “How Much A Dollar Cost” 
12. “Complexion” 
13. “The Blacker the Berry” 
14. “You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said)” 
15. “i” 
16. “Mortal Man”



[MUSIC NEWS]: What’s Next For Vic Mensa

A lot has happened for the SAVEMONEY rapper since dropping INNANETAPE almost 2 years ago.

The Chicago native and former Kids These Dayz member was rumored to be preparing his debut EP Street Lights . He was a part of the XXL Freshman class, and has been touring nonstop.

Vic was on J. Cole’s “What Dreams May Come” Tour along with Wale, and performed in Europe on Danny Brown’s tour. Mensa also has released collaborations with other artists here and there. Most notably, Vic’s recently been doing a lot of work with Kanye West.

Vic is featured on “Wolves” off Kanye’s upcoming album. They performed the track on Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary episode in February. The song was also played during Kanye’s Adidas Originals fashion show, YEEZY SEASON 1. While in London, Vic Mensa was apart of Kanye’s epic premiere of his new single “All Day” at the 2015 Brit Awards.

They also performed a new track called “U Mad” together at a show in London.

 

There hasn’t been much word on Vic’s EP in over a year, but his single “Down On My Luck” has been out since last summer and has been doing well on the European charts.

Hopefully with this boost from Kanye we’ll be getting some new Vic. He’ll be performing at Coachella, Soundset Fest, and Pitchfork.  Until then educate your self on the young rapper and check out his mixtape and latest music video below: