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.

PRhyme Celebrates Anniversary of Self-Titled Album With Digital Deluxe Release


A year ago Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier teamed up to release their debut full-length album as PRhyme, the result of extensive studio sessions between two of rap’s biggest names. To celebrate this first anniversary, the duo will be releasing a deluxe edition on December 11 with a handful of new features, including The […]

Charli XCX Sheds Light On Feminism In The Music Industry With New Documentary


Referring to feminism as the “F” word, Charli XCX‘s new BBC News documentary, The F Word And Me, is quick to include a much-discussed quote from Nicki Minaj in regards to being a female in music: “When I am assertive, I’m a b*tch. When a man is assertive, he’s a boss.” During the 41-minute collection of clips […]

Watch Rome Fortune’s New Video For “Dance”


Atlanta-based rapper Rome Fortune recently announced his signing to A-Trak‘s Fools Gold Records, alongside the release of his new track “Dance,” produced by Kaytranada. Rome’s debut full length on the label is still in the works, but if this track’s any indication the set is sure to be an interesting, unique release for forward-thinking, genre-bending Hip-Hop. […]

Art Basel To Showcase First Exclusively Female-Run Fair


As part of the Miami Beach Art Fairs and Art Basel, the annual international contemporary art showcase that runs December 2-6, an inaugural female-run fair has been added to the docket. The Conception Art Fair will be participating as the only fair owned and produced by women. The event will showcase special attention to artwork and […]

Future Becomes A Samurai In “Chosen One: Actavis Status” Comic


2015 has been an excellent year for creativity, both in terms of new music releases and for all forms of art in general. Artists Qué and Meaghan Garvey have joined forces this fall to help celebrate both their own creativity and contribute positively to the world of Future fans, known as the #FutureHive. The comic is a […]

MC Lyte Gives Fetty Wap Props For Being A “Feminist” Rapper

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With themes of sexual discrimination and objectification of women often being easier to find in lyrics than not, misogyny is an all too common occurrence in Hip-Hop. This past Friday (November 20) the White House Council on Women and Girls hosted an all-day event focusing on ways to improve the lives of women and girls of color, […]

Adele Wants In On An Official “Hotling Bling” Remix

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Drake’s “Hotline Bling” is being remixed left and right, as well as inspiring artists like Erykah Badu to try their hand at making the track their own. Adele is the latest musician to catch Drake fever, sharing in an interview with etalk’s Danielle Graham that she would love to do an official remix of “Hotline Bling.” […]

Review: Koncept and J57 Release “The Fuel EP”

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Much like all great timeless pieces of art, The Fuel EP has been a lesson in trusting the process for MC/producer duo Koncept and J57. Recorded over a year ago at Red Bull Studios in LA, The Fuel EP is the precursor to the New York-based group’s debut LP, Flight, currently slated to drop in […]

Blue Ivy Carter Blesses Coldplay With Guest Feature

Blue Ivy Carter is no stranger to the recording booth, despite her young age. Before she turned one the infant broke a world record as the “youngest person to ever appear on a Billboard chart” with her guest vocals helping support her father Jay-Z‘s track, “Glory.” Blue Ivy’s at it once again, this time with […]

Monica Readies “Code Red” Album After Three Year Hiatus


Missy Elliott made a triumphant comeback this week with “WTF (Where They From),” so it’s only fitting longtime collaborator Monica is teaming up with Elliott for her own return to the recording booth. Monica’s upcoming album is called Code Red and its title track features two special guests: an introduction from daughter Laiyah and support […]

Teyana Taylor Works With Chris Brown To “Bring R&B Back”

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In a series of seven clips on Instagram in a row (an action that would normally result in common folk like us losing followers in a heartbeat), Chris Brown previewed new music and in the same breath, put out a call for real R&B music to make a comeback. Breezy shared clips of a new […]

Watch Puff Daddy’s Full “MMM” Documentary

As we reported earlier this month, Puff Daddy shared his album MMM (Money Making Mitch) for free after spending the better part of the last year working on new music. Yesterday (Wednesday, November 18) the rapper, actor, producer and entrepreneur decided to release the album’s accompanying film in its full capacity after previously sharing clips. Clocking in […]

ICYMI: Tinashe Makes ‘Tonight Show’ Debut


Kicking off her week on the best foot forward, Tinashe, 22, made her first appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Monday (November 16). The singer-songwriter and former model recently released the first video off her forthcoming sophomore album, Joyride. Performing her single “Player,” the singer danced her a*s off with an energetic […]

Rick Ross Drops New Track, “One Of Us” [Featuring Nas]

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As we reported yesterday (Monday, November 16) Rick Ross finally shared with fans the official tracklist to his eighth studio album, Black Market. Today, “Renzel” is sharing the set’s first single: “One Of Us,” featuring the legendary Nas. Black Market is slated for a December 4 release and features guest appearances from Chris Brown, Nas, Cee-Lo Green, Mariah […]

iStandard Hosts “Boot Camp” For Music Producers

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This past weekend (November 13-15) iStandard hosted their annual event in New York City dedicated to music producers. Presented by AKAI with sponsors such as Ableton and Monster Energy, Beat Camp featured a blend of workshops, panels and classroom discussions with a focus on producer branding/management, A&R meeting simulations, networking and relationships, songwriter and producer […]

Trina Drops New Track “F*ck Boy” [Listen]


Making 2014’s Billboard list “31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop,” Trina is back and some could argue better than ever. Yesterday (Monday, November 16), Trina dropped her latest anthem “F*ck Boy” via iTunes and other digital distribution sites. The track definitely stays true to its title, calling out an unnamed “f*ck boy” and interpolating Eazy E‘s classic […]

BET Chairman And CEO Debra Lee Honored At Annual Rhapsody Gala

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Last night (Sunday, November 16) CEO and Chairman of BET Networks Debra Lee was honored with the Media Visionary Award during the annual Rhapsody Gala. Lee was presented with the prestigious award by singer and star of BET’s Chasing Destiny, Kelly Rowland. With over 30 years experience in the business, Lee was also recently named […]

Meek Mill’s Song With Nicki Minaj Is One Of His All Time Favorites

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In a feature for Billboard‘s “Greatest of All Time Series,” Meek Mill was asked to share his favorite Male/Female duets in hip hop. His own track with Nicki Minaj, “All Eyes On You,” was quick to make the cut, asking, “Does ‘All Eyes On You’ count? That ain’t a duet ‘cause Chris Brown on it? [But] […]

After A Year In Beta, YouTube Music Is Here

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With platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora absolutely crushing the streaming game, YouTube Music is the next to enter the ring. After a year in beta, the app is now available to iPhone and Android owners, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. For YouTube’s take on rivaling the big dogs such as Spotify […]

“The Tonight Show” To Host A Tribe Called Quest Reunion


Tonight, Friday, November 13th, Jimmy Fallon and “The Tonight Show” will play host to a very special reunion show for the legendary A Tribe Called Quest. The reunion comes in celebration of the reissue of their debut album, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, which is also out today, Friday, November 13th. A […]