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Look at the Music in 2015 Through BitTorrent & Download 50 Tracks

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One thing that will go down in history about 2015 was that the music embarrassed 2014. Oh, and this guy. So to help you remember some of the top music this year, BitTorrent compiled a 50 song bundle for you to download and enjoy. The download includes music from BADBADNOTGOOD, Ratking, Little Simz, Salva, and […]

Watch Bengfang’s “Effleurage” Video

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Finish your holiday shopping yet? No? Get back out there, slacker. Yes, well sit back and reward yourself with some new vibes. Today, we are proud to present a new producer to your ears, Bengfang. The visual artist and producer from Chicago grew up in St. Paul, MN as a child to two fine artists. […]

Watch Dave East’s “Momma Workin” Video

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While other rappers are wrapping up their holiday gifts, Dave East is continually working and putting out new content. He just put out a new video for track number 18 on his Hate Me Now project, which you can stream below. The Tunesquad produced track details his grind from a familiar start for many aspiring […]

Spend the Holidays with 2 Classic NYC Films

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Instead of trying to Netflix and chill this holidays, invite that someone special over and impress him/her with a couple films on the rich history of New York City. You may even win yourself a second date. The good folks at Oscilloscope Laboratories have released a documentary on the legendary photographer, Jamel Shabazz. It was […]

Premiere: Listen to Notes To Self BBRC’s Live from the Peach Pit

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Notes To Self is a Toronto Hip-Hop group that deserves your attention. They’re also a permutation of another Hip-Hop group, BBRC. After they released their album, Target Market [Recoil], through Decon, they stumbled upon some live concert audio clips. The mix displays a lot of creative freedom and lyrical elements that meshed to create something […]

Pusha-T Announces Darkest Before Dawn Tour

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With one of the most anticipated albums left of 2015 on its way, Pusha-T is also getting ready to head out on tour starting next March. The G.O.O.D. Music president continues to roll out the surprises following his performance of a new cut from Darkest Before Dawn on The Daily Show. Pusha T Tickets will […]

Watch Injury Reserve’s “Yo” Video

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Sometimes you just need to look for the underdogs on the internet to truly find someone killing it in their own lane. For now, that someone is a group. And that group is Injury Reserve. They return with a video for the first track from their last album, Live From The Dentist’s Office, and it’s […]

Listen to Dave East’s “Winners Never Lose”

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If only life were as easy as the title of the new track for Under Armour and Finish Line’s #TightForTomorrow campaign. The new commercial for it features motivating lyrics and a dark but tough as nails production. The Mass Appeal artist recently released his album, Hate Me Now, and has gotten busy with the features […]

Listen to brandUn DeShay’s goldUn Child

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“This is NOT an album. This is NOT a mixtape. This is simply a moment. A moment in my life that inspired me to make this music and express these influences and inspirations.” And with those words, brandUn DeShay leaves you to hit play on his new collection of songs. Since putting out his last […]

Listen to Kipp Stone’s “I’ve Seen It All”

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If there’s anything you can take away from 2015, headed into 2016, it’s that you need to keep making moves and roll with the punches. When compared to last year, the releases in 2015 shamed those of 2014 and now we’re spoiled with a high standard for the new year. One of those reasons has […]

Listen to The Knocks’ “New York City” ft. Cam’ron

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“New York City/welcome to Medina, the Mecca, the melting pot/you could be playing ball or selling rocks…” Cam’ron starts off the new single from The Knocks with a bit of spoken word, in the form of an open letter to his home, NYC. As the somber piano melody from The Knocks progresses into chords, Cam’ron […]

Listen to New Music ft. Dr. Dre, Kurupt & Pete Rock

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The beauty of the rise of online radio has been the constant stream of new music from some of our favorite artists. It provides a platform for exclusive listens to music we may have never even imagined. This time, our dream collaboration comes via Dr. Dre’s The Pharmacy show on Beats1. Dr. Dre let loose […]

Recap: Jeremih Hosts Free Show in NYC After Releasing Late Nights Album

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“Jeremih has just entered the Lincoln [tunnel]… He should be here very shortly…” At around 11:00 PM, the house DJ at SOB’s in NYC came onto the mic to try and keep the crowd’s energy high before the night’s entertainment walked on stage. He didn’t have much trouble. “Blasé” was playing. Jeremih was running a […]

Watch Kevin Abstract’s “ECHO” Video

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When BROCKHAMPTON said that they were the next boyband to hit your headphones and speakers, you may have taken them in jest but we didn’t doubt them for a second. One of the members provides Exhibit A in our defense. Kevin Abstract, 19 years old, sings about what most young adults contemplate in their down […]