We are back with another installment of The Whole 9, and this time we chop it up with J.O Jetson. The Nashville-born, Minneapolis-bred artist recently dropped a video titled Andale, but gained notoriety for his KXNG Crooked collabo, Gain. Peep the interview below, and for more, hit him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Continue reading
Take a trip through the streets of Denver in rising rapper Donnie Raven’s new video for Vibin’, a feel-good anthem boasting stellar production from one of the best to ever do it, Nottz.
The visuals, which were directed by Chris Roe for The Other Guys Visual Productions, centers on a teenage boy taking a bicycle ride through the Colorado capital and seemingly living out portions of Raven’s verses. While the track as a whole sits on the upbeat side of the emotional spectrum, there are moments of reality that provide a certain heaviness to the affair. Bars like “We all copin’ with life on life’s terms” are particularly potent and evident of the message on here.
These sentiments stem from Raven’s struggles with substance abuse, though he was able to turn tragedy into triumph by reaching and maintaining sobriety. And similar to how our young protagonist finds a sense of freedom and strength riding with the motorcycle crew towards the end of the video, you get the feeling this burgeoning emcee is on that same level.
Check out the visuals, and then head over to the digital retailer or streaming outlet of your choice to support. “Vibin’” is the second Instant Grat track off Livelihood, available now for purchase off the iTunes’ pre-order. The six track EP, which is primarily produced by Nottz, is set to drop Thursday, September 27th.
Looks like The Weeknd’s huge hit, Starboy, wasn’t an originals as another artist is accusing the Abel and producers Daft Punk of ripping the song off, and she’s suing.
A self-described poet, singer and songwriter named Yasminah is suing The Weeknd and his mega-producers, claiming her song Hooyo is the blueprint for “Starboy.”
In the lawsuit, she says the similarities are obvious to the ear, like same hook, same key, and similar tempo. She also claims both songs feature a prominent clap on beats 2 and 4.
According to the docs, blog posts have circulated describing the similarities between the songs … and there are thousands of comments on those posts agreeing with what Yasminah hears.
Yasminah says 2 of her producers already threatened lawsuits over the song, which never went to court, as they settled, but Yasminah never got a cut of those settlements.
She’s now suing Daft Punk and The Weeknd for at least $5 million.
The Boston-meets-Atlanta duo of 6orn and Zaytoven. are straight flexing on their haters on Ferragamo, the second banger off their hotly anticipated collaborative album, Scales.
Whereas the preceding single, Fall In That B*tch, had more of a spaced-out, late-night vibe to it, “Ferragamo” is a bouncy burner made for the final days of summer. It’s also filled with stylish and clever braggadocio, which is fitting given the track’s inspiration—famed Italian designer, Salvatore Ferragamo.
The single also further demonstrates just how well 6orn (f/k/a Born) works with the Grammy-winning Zaytoven, who for the first time ever is producing an entire album for a rapper from north of ATL. Given his hit-making prowess, you know Zay wouldn’t work with just anyone, and he and 6orn absolutely gel on the singles they’ve delivered so far. It certainly bodes well for the entirety of Scales, which they will hopefully get to share with the world very soon.
“Ferragamo” is available now through all major digital outlets and streaming platforms. Be on the lookout for more music coming soon off Scales, and be sure to keep the project’s previous single, “Fall in That B*tch” in rotation!
If people were curious to know how Mac Miller passed, that information won’t be found on his death certificate.
According to TMZ, the document, filed with L.A. County notes the cause of death is “deferred” … meaning the L.A. County Coroner is awaiting toxicology results.
The point of a death certificate with a deferred cause of death … so the family can either bury or cremate the body. We’ve learned the Coroner has already released the body to Mac’s family.
The toxicology results typically take 4 to 6 weeks.
As was reported, the rapper was found dead of an apparent overdose last week in a bedroom at his San Fernando Valley home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities were alerted by a friend who called 911 from Mac’s home. Emergency dispatch audio revealed first responders were called for a patient in cardiac arrest.
Other reports suggest cops think Mac’s house was swept clean before cops searched it for clues as to how Mac died, which is strange but not totally unfounded, as someone doesn’t it to be known how Mac got whatever he consumed that led to his death.
The certificate lists his official time of death as 11:51 AM PT on the morning of September 7th. His occupation was listed as musician for 11 years. Mac will be buried at The Homewood Cemetery in Pittsburgh.
Eso.Xo.Supreme drops Spacemen Dream of Home, his newest song, produced by SuperstaarBeats. This track explores the idea of “home is where the heart is” with this new track laid with his signature sound. Superstaar brings a heavy vibe with his production with his unmissable melody and drums. A sneak peak into the EXS mixtape coming soon, curated by Alox of Datpiff.
Check out the track here.
Emerging artist Saay Park has released his new R&B/Dancehall single Ready, featuring rapper Kony Brooks.
Check out the song here.
Japanese-NYC transplant DJ Fourd Nkay releases a new video titled Money Walk, featuring 2 Milly.