For our first The Whole 9 of 2019, we chop it up with UKnowScott, an emcee out of The Bronx. He released a new project New York Driver last year, along with a video for the cut Betrayed. Check out the interview below, and for more, follow him on Twitter and Instagram.Continue reading
Soulja Boy loves him some Soulja Boy, and why shouldn’t he? He’s wanted by multiple record labels, and he’s the hottest rapper in the game after having the biggest 2018 comeback … if you’re only source is Soulja Boy.
Big Draco tells TMZ his old record label, Interscope, desperately wants to sign him back, so he used it as leverage with his current label, eOne, to strike a deal for a new album … which he says is coming soon. Soulja says it’s 12 or 13 tracks … and it’s going to get the year kicked off right.
Soulja also has long list of “accomplishments” to prove he’s Hip Hop’s rising star once again — including playing a venue he never landed back in the day — and doubles down on dissing Tyga.
There’s more, though … because the rapper’s still got beef with Drake over allegedly stealing bars from his song in 2006 (which makes their collabo “We Made It” years later suspect). Oh, and he reminds us he paved the way for Justin Bieber on YouTube.
Soulja didn’t reveal the title of his new album, but why would he?
Bow Wow is backing up his homie, Soulja Boy, in a big way … because he says today’s generation of rappers owes everything to Soulja’s trailblazing ways.
TMZ caught up with Mr. Moss at LAX Friday, and he started throwing some huge bones in Soulja’s direction … praising SB’s charisma and trash-talking skills, then giving him major props for paving the way for a new generation of rap artists.
As you know, Soulja’s been running his mouth nonstop … trashing Tyga, Kanye West, Famous Dex and even Yeezy’s political pal, Donald Trump … all while hyping up his new video game console.
Bow Wow, who’s been boys with Soulja forever, says his friend’s media blitz isn’t some elaborate marketing scheme … it’s just the Soulja Boy we all know and love.
To end 2018, Seven Lions teamed up with SLANDER and Dabin to release their blissful single “First Time,” on Seven Lions’ imprint Ophelia Records. Now, Dylan Matthew, the vocalist on the original track, has stepped into the spotlight for the magical “First Time (Acoustic);” a re-interpretation of the track, which makes for a cathartic listening experience for fans. The acoustic version showcases his clear and vibrant vocals as it pairs perfectly with the light piano melody.
Alongside the release of “First Time (acoustic)” comes a live-recorded music video, which spotlights the beauty of the vocals and piano of the stripped down track as Dylan plays it out live. Watch the video here.
Seven Lions made a strong entrance into the new year with his single “Island,” a collaboration with Trivecta and Wooli featuring Nevve. 2019 is sure to be a massive one of the producer, be sure to catch Seven Lions at Insomniac’s anticipated Beyond Wonderland festival on March 22, as well as a special set at Above & Beyond’s Miami Music Week show at the RC Cola on March 28.
SLANDER are known for their massive collaboration with NGHTMRE dubbed “Gud Vibrations” – a name that the producers have also used for their recently launched co-owned record label. The LA-based duo has recently released two notable tracks with vastly different sounds: “Kneel Before Me” with Crankdat featuring heavy metal band Asking Alexandria and “You Don’t Even Know Me” with RIOT, which was a single on their Monsterca Headbangers Ball EP. SLANDER is in the midst of headlining their “The Headbangers Ball” North American tour as well, which included two sold out dates at the esteemed Hollywood Palladium on January 11th and 12th. Check out the full tour and grab tickets here.
Dabin is no stranger to working with Seven Lions, as he’s previously released material on Ophelia Records and remixed the anthemic “Freesol”. The Toronto native also just released a new single called “Altitude” with Fytch. Dabin has been working to incorporate live instruments into his shows and has performed live alongside Illenium and Said The Sky.
Dylan Matthew has been previously featured on electronic classics such as “Alone” by ARMNHMR & Nolan van Lith as well as SLANDER and Kayzo’s beloved track “Without You”.
Stream it here
Looks like Sony won’t have R. Kelly to kick around anymore … by their own volition, as the embattled singer and his current record label have reportedly split after an 8 year partnership.
This move most likely comes on the heels of Lifetime’s scathing docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, which detailed his past predatory trangressions with the female gender, from the victims themselves.
Since inking a deal with Sony in 2010, Kelly would release 5 albums and a greatest hits compilation. He reportedly had two albums left on his most recent contract.
As was reported earlier this week, RCA/Sony put Kelly’s new music on hold, through public pressure was likely too much for the label to endure, as one demonstration involved a plane flying over the Sony Music offices in Culver City, equipped with a banner that read “RCA/SONY: DROP SEXUAL PREDATOR R. KELLY.”
Despite the new, neither Kelly nor Sony have released an official statement, but he has been removed from the official roster list on RCA’s website.
R&B singer/songwriter Sammie kicks off the new year with brand new single leading up to his full-length project, Everlasting, dropping on March 1st aka his birthday. The first single off the project, Times 10, see’s a new R&B side from buzzing rap artist Lil Baby.
Stream the single here
K Camp is back with his first original single of the year, Switch, paired with a music video. The rapper delivers a slow, moody banger that finds him flexing his rapping side more than his melodies. The release of “Switch” follows his remix of Kodak Black’s “Calling My Spirits” which he unleashed at the top of the year.
Clearly, K Camp has a lot of stuff in the works right now and we’re excited to hear it.
UK rising rap artist Jay Prince delivers a fresh set of visuals in the form of Beamlight. It’s an uptempo, near-frantic record from Prince who piercingly raps across the sprawling, piano-laden production of Sango for an all-around tremendous song that has a killer visual to match.
17-year-old Ohio native Fijimacintosh has been building a strong buzz for himself over the past year, but he’s about to take things to a new level in 2019. Today, he releases his seven-song mixtape Teenage Disillusionment with features from IDK, Kid Trunks, A1 Billionaire, and more.
Stream it here
Despite Soulja Boy’s disbelief, Tyga is still out here making nothing but hits. His new single Floss in the Bank is accompanied by highly animated and eye-catching visuals.
The short thriller finds T-Raww hanging out with a couple of Ferraris and models as he hits up a secret turn-up inside of a pyramid. “Floss in the Bank” is the latest step in a comeback era that’s seen Tyga score a Top 10 hit with Taste featuring Offset last year. That single has just gone four times platinum, his best as a lead artist since 2011’s Rack City.