KC Orcutt

Brooklyn resident KC Orcutt aims to capture moments found in music. Her freelance writing career has brought her to many places over the years, including London, Croatia, Prague, all over the US and on tour with her favorite hometown rappers. Happiest when working with words and people, KC is first and foremost an enthusiast of her craft and supporter of all things dope.

Nitty Scott, MC Returns With “Negrita” Off Forthcoming CREATURE! EP


Nitty Scott, MC recently sat down with Sway In The Morning to premiere the new single “Negrita” from her forthcoming CREATURE! EP. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The record, produced by Fast Life Beats and featuring artwork by Plugville, is due out February 2016. It’s Nitty’s follow-up to 2014’s debut full length The Art Of Chill. Nitty’s […]

Willow Smith Surprises Fans With Debut Album

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Willow Smith‘s debut album is out. Surprise! Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Smith’s album was released through JAY Z‘s Roc Nation label, which Smith signed to five years ago. In an interview with Fader, Willow revealed the album would be called ARDIPHTECUS, because “Ardipithecus Ramidus is the scientific name of the first hominid bones found […]

Poet And Hip-Hop Artist Rebeca Lane Discusses Being A Feminist In Latin America

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Is 2016 going to be dubbed the year of the Hip-Hop feminist? Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information With more and more media coverage and people of all genders speaking on the subject this year, feminism and Hip-Hop is a conversation that will continue into the new year. As part of BBC’s Global Beats series, Candace […]

Anderson .Paak Releases New Track With Sonyae Elise And The Game


With some absolutely gorgeous art to match, Anderson .Paak this week released a new track featuring the vocal talents of Sonyae Elise and a verse from The Game. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Last week, .Paak dropped a new EP, Link Up & Suede, and earlier this year, the singer-songwriter was featured on Dr. Dre‘s Compton.  Elise […]

PRhyme Teams Up With Joey Bada$$ On New Track


This month’s a big one for PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier). Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The duo are celebrating the year anniversary of their self-titled album, and are doing so by releasing an extended digital deluxe release. Getting into the holiday spirit of giving, the duo today [December 9] released the first […]

Pharrell’s Latest Project Is A Charitable One In Detroit

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While 2015 has proven to be quite a productive year for Pharrell Williams, the multi-talented mogul still manages to fit charitable acts into his schedule. His latest focus will be on helping developing housing in Detroit. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information As reported, Williams will be partnering with Alexander Gorlin, notorious for his innovation within […]

Ava DuVernay Barbie Doll Sells Out In One Day, All Proceeds To Charity

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As announced by the legendary Barbie company itself, the Ava DuVernay Barbie doll sold out Monday [December 7] after being available for one day, even after making more quantities available in response to high demand. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The collaboration with Mattel Toys and the Selma director is part of a “Sheroes” series, created […]

Nas To Executive Produce New Movie From Erykah Badu


Erykah Badu hosted an #AskBadu forum on Twitter today [Monday, December 7] using Periscope, and during that time Variety reported Nas is set to both executive produce her new film and handle the production duties for the soundtrack. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Indie drama The Land will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next […]

ICYMI: Ayesha Curry Goes Off On Twitter With Commentary About How Women Dress

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One could argue what Ayesha Curry, wife of NBA player Stephen Curry, said on Twitter yesterday [Sunday, December 6] reflected the thoughts of many women who may not be on board with some of this year’s latest trends or pressure to present themselves in a sexualized way. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Sometimes enough is […]

Duck Down Music Celebrates 20 Years of Independence

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“There’s a lot of 40-year-olds in the building tonight!” hosts Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds teased into the mic, as the audience at B.B. King’s Blues Club erupted into laughter. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information They weren’t necessarily wrong either, as the crowd gathered last night [December 3] were there to honor and celebrate 20 […]

Little Simz’ “Gratitude” Documents Recent Protests In South Africa


Little Simz, 21, recently released a strong visual offering from her debut album, A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information For “Gratitude,” Simz traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, alongside director Jeremy Cole and visual artist/activist Imraan Christian, to capture footage from the recent #FeesMustFall protests. The video balances tension from […]

Watch: Run The Jewels’ Street Justice Inspired “Rubble Kings” Video

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Taking place in the disorderly streets of the South Bronx in the 1970s, this animated video is full of character and grimy visuals, a perfect match for Run The Jewels’ rugged and socially conscious music. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The track is the theme to Rubble Kings, directed by Shan Nicholson and inspired by the documentary and the […]

Event Review: Women In Music Celebrates 30 Years In Style


With over 500 guests gathering at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, last night’s [December 2] annual holiday party for non-profit organization Women In Music was a great success. The organization celebrated its 30th year of working to both advance and celebrate the opportunities, contributions and success of women working in the music and entertainment […]

Method Man Shares Visuals For “The Purple Tape”

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Method Man has released his latest visual offering from The Meth Lab, via TommY BoY Entertainment. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Produced by J57, “The Purple Tape” features Raekwon, Inspectah Deck and Meth’s son, who’s named after Raekwon (yes, that’s two Raekwons, one track!). The video showcases Method Man rocking out with his crew and keeping […]

“Hotline Bling” and “Watch Me” Parodies Prove The Holiday Season Is Upon Us

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Parodies are a guilty pleasure and the work of Jewish a cappella group Six13 definitely has audiences slyly smiling along. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Premiering on TIME.com, the annual video by the group mashed together Silentó’s “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” and Drake’s “Hotline Bling” with a Hanukkah theme. Naturally, the song is called “Watch Me […]

Celebrating DJ Culture With New Documentary “Give It Up For The DJ”

Last night [Monday, November 30] Hip-Hop heads, friends and family gathered at MIST in Harlem to celebrate the hard work of writer and director Derrick Pridgen in advance of his new documentary, Give It Up For The DJ. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Conversations buzzed throughout the night about DJ culture, including the impact DJs have […]

Is An Official Remix With Drake And Adele Actually On Its Way?

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As we reported last week, Adele has vocalized her desire to do an official Drake remix. Now the thought’s been put into the universe, is there a chance a remix is actually on its way? Drake doesn’t hate the idea. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information While at a Raptors game in Toronto, Drake finally responded […]

ICYMI: Cut Chemist Releases “Funk Off Megamix” Limited Edition Vinyl

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Cut Chemist (of Jurassic 5 fame) is offering limited edition vinyl pressings of his latest release, Funk Off Megamix. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Limited to a run of 1000, the project acts as a precursor to Chemist’s upcoming sophomore solo album, currently slated for release sometime next year. Funk Off Megamix was influenced by French outfits Pacific 231 […]

Review: “Diamond Mind” EP By Pearl Gates

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With Diamond Mind, the ambitious debut EP of newcomer Pearl Gates, the rapper succeeds in introducing his well-rounded nature as a taste-making musician. He also surrounds himself with the best company, including guest appearances from acts like Masta Ace, Wordsworth and Khrysis of Justus League (9th Wonder). Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Hailing from Washington Heights, Gates released his […]

M.I.A. Releases New Video For “Borders”


M.I.A. has released the video for her new track, “Borders,” the first single from her forthcoming studio album, Matahdatah.  Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The video features M.I.A. alongside dozens of refugees as they travel over wire fences, pack together on tiny boats and journey off into the sea together. The politically charged track is exactly […]