Day: March 20, 2017

Spotify Has Reportedly Discussed Record Label-Style Deals With Artists  Article

With 50 million paid subscribers, Spotify is currently leading the streaming wars race, but while the Stockholm-based service didn't get out in front their competition by playing the exclusives game, their content acquisition strategy might soon change. According to sources who spoke with TechCrunch, Spotify has discussed traditional record label-style deals with artists. Unlike Apple Music, who struck a Continue reading Spotify Has Reportedly Discussed Record Label-Style Deals With Artists Article

CyHi The Prynce Reveals Features on Forthcoming ‘No Dope On Sunday’ Album  Article

This summer, CyHi The Prynce will release his long-awaited debut album, No Dope on Sunday.  Despite no longer being signed to Def Jam—the emcee will release No Dope on Sunday Sony Music's independent label Brooklyn Knights—CyHi's relationship with G.O.O.D. Music appears to have ensured a star-studded release. In a new interview with KarenCivil.com, the ATL native revealed Continue reading CyHi The Prynce Reveals Features on Forthcoming ‘No Dope On Sunday’ Album Article

Noname Says She Won’t Be “Dropping Music For a Long Time”  Article

For two straight years, we refused to forget about Noname, and finally, after an excruciatingly but totally worthwhile wait, the Chicago buzzmaker delivered her acclaimed debut Telefone last July.  Although unlike many her churn and burn contemporaries, Noname has no set plans to release new tunes for the foreseeable future. In a tweet sent on Monday (March 20), Continue reading Noname Says She Won’t Be “Dropping Music For a Long Time” Article

Drake’s ‘More Life’ Earns 61M Streams in 24 Hours, Holds Top 22 Apple Music Spots  Article

This might come as a surprise to many our readers, but Drake is incredibly popular. Like, really really popular. As Monday afternoon (March 20), the 22 tracks that make up Drake's not-an-album-playlist More Life are currently holding the top 22 spots on Apple Music's songs chart. Meanwhile, on Spotify, Drake is occupying five the top Continue reading Drake’s ‘More Life’ Earns 61M Streams in 24 Hours, Holds Top 22 Apple Music Spots Article

Rick Ross on MMG Control of Artists’ Publishing: “This Not Cash Money”  Article

When Rick Ross aired out Birdman on Rather You Than Me standout “Idols Become Rivals,” it was clear his words held more weight than those traditionally found on a diss track. This was rap beef with a purpose. In defending his close friend and colleague Lil Wayne, whose Tha Carter V album has been in label purgatory Continue reading Rick Ross on MMG Control of Artists’ Publishing: “This Not Cash Money” Article

Jazza Experiment & Synik "Dream About You" • Word Is Bond

Jazza Experiment is a Portugese Jazz band, well more like  futuristic Jazz band because the post-neo soul sounds they craft. Their latest single “Dream About You” is a blend atmospheric dreamy backdrops with that authentic vintage Hip-Hop feel.  “Dream About You” is a five minute excursion through the mind lead vocalist Synik who delivers graphic, Continue reading Jazza Experiment & Synik "Dream About You" • Word Is Bond

Ebro Proclaims Drake Is Bringing House Music Back — Kaytranada & Twitter Say #GTFOHWTBS

Twitterville – Over the weekend, Drake finally released his long-delayed More Life “playlist” and the general consensus has been that it’s a pretty solid project. Upon soaking up the 22-song project, Hot 97’s Old Man Ebro decided to jump out in the Twittersphere with his bold opinion that Drizzy was single-handily bringing back house music. Continue reading Ebro Proclaims Drake Is Bringing House Music Back — Kaytranada & Twitter Say #GTFOHWTBS

DX Digest: Drake & Kanye West "Glow" While Mike WiLL Made-It & Lil Yachty Get Their "Hasselhoff" On

As the work week gets underway, the Monday (March 20) edition the DX Digest is packed to the brim with fresh music from Drake and Kanye West, Mike WiLL Made-It and Lil Yachty, and The Alchemist, who blesses listeners with the next installment  Rapper’s Best Friend instrumental series. As if that’s not enough, a colorful Nardwuar Continue reading DX Digest: Drake & Kanye West "Glow" While Mike WiLL Made-It & Lil Yachty Get Their "Hasselhoff" On