2020 is coming to its end (think God, right?), but even though the year got on our nerves it gave us time to explore new music, and artists were able to focus on creating dope tunes for us. This year was extremely good for Latin artists who took over mainstream charts and rose to superstars […]

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Support your source for the best new rap music every week by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Harley Geffner uses writing as a front for his scam empire. Bladee & Mechatok – Good Luck I was looking for a tweet I saw that said Bladee needs to be cast in Euphoria to […]

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The new Channel Tres album i can’t go outside is out now. On Thursday, Los Angeles-based artist Channel Tres released his latest EP, i can’t go outside. The project features a pulsing track with Tyler, the Creator called “fuego.” Stream the new track below. In preparation for the project’s release, Channel Tres joined Apple Music’s Zane Lowe […]

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The producer joined Rick Rubin on a new episode of Broken Record for a career-spanning interview. Pharrell is the latest guest on Rick Rubin‘s consistently insightful Broken Record podcast. Dialing in over a Zoom line, the pair of hitmakers discussed Pharrell’s Virginia roots, the origins of The Neptunes, the producer’s biggest hits (and perceived misfires.) Towards the […]

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The Verzuz showdown has been postponed. Ashanti has revealed that she’s tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of tonight’s Verzuz battle with Keyshia Cole. The singer took to Instagram to break the news. “Hey y’all I can’t believe I’m saying this but I tested positive for COVID-19,” Ashanti wrote. “I’m ok and not in any pain,” she added before […]

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The eight-year-old retroactively received a Grammy nod from The Recording Academy. The Carter Family officially has another Grammy nominee in their ranks. According to an update on The Recording Academy’s website, Blue Ivy Carter is nominated for “Best Music Video,” alongside her mother, Beyoncé, for the visual to “Brown Skin Girl,” which appears on the […]

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The incident reportedly took place while the state was mandating a two-week quarantine for all off-island visitors. Rick Rubin has been charged with breaking Hawaii’s coronavirus protocols. According to Kauai’s The Garden Island, the producer was reported by an anonymous caller after being spotted walking alone on a deserted section of Anini beach near his resort. The […]

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Jill Scott also played selections from Madlib, Art Blakey and James Brown, as well as the Claudine soundtrack from her vinyl collection. Our newest video series Needle 2 the Groove — where vinyl lovers and collectors across the world talk about some of their favorite records and why they bring them comfort — kicked off with Chuck D sharing some […]

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The song will appear in Grand Theft Auto Online‘s upcoming Cayo Perica Heist update. MF DOOM and BADBADNOTGOOD are amongst the musicians contributing songs to an upcoming Grand Theft Auto Online expansion. And while they’ll each have music featured on in-game stations from Flying Lotus and Giles Peterson, respectively, a new collaboration, “The Chocolate Conquistadors,” is also […]

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The Round-Up playlist is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set features new music from Ari Lennox, MF DOOM, Kamaiyah, Channel Tres, Pete Rock, and more. Scroll through selections from our latest sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today. MIA GLADSTONE – “I FEEL […]

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Please support the site which knows better than most that more jazz is the solution to most problems. Please subscribe to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Josh Johnson’s universe is interconnected. Whether adventuring out on his own as a solo artist, like he’s done on the stellar Freedom Exercise, or playing with any number […]

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The new Gang Starr track will be featured on the instrumental version of One of the Best Yet. It’s been a year since DJ Premier released One of the Best Yet — the seventh and final Gang Starr album. The album, which featured old, lost Guru verses over new Premier beats, was well received by […]

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Please support the realest collective of music writers on the internet by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. This article is taken from Will Schube’s newsletter, Albums I Can’t Write About For Profit. Subscribe here to access the entire archive. I’ve been a fan of Angel Deradoorian’s music since I quite literally first […]

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Walker’s Ghetto Earth Records also announced its first signee, NO1-NOAH. On Wednesday, Summer Walker announced she’s launching her own record label.  Walker’s label Ghetto Earth Records is a joint venture with Interscope, NO1-NOAH is her first signee. This year alone, the breakout artist rolled out a deluxe, extended version of her critically acclaimed, chart-topping debut […]

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We’re still running because of our love of the game. Please support Passion of the Weiss by subscribing to our Patreon. Michael McKinney is considering releasing a collection of Chopped and Screwed podcasts. Escapism is one of the club’s most enduring promises: a great DJ, so the idea goes, can take their listeners to an […]

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Run-DMC is releasing a series of collectibles in honor of Jam Master Jay. On Tuesday, Run-DMC released their first in a series of collaborative tributes to fallen member Jam Master Jay. This round’s release is a limited edition vinyl album featuring “songs that inspired, affected and changed the ground-breaking group’s music.” The compilation features names […]

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Regional rap over everything. Passion of the Weiss is your source. Donate to us on Patreon, yeah? Jordan Ryan Pedersen moved to the middle of nowhere Indiana last month. If you’d like to link, he prefers the Tom’s Donuts on Wayne, not the one at four corners. Google “Brentwood Indianapolis,” and the results are grim. […]

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The album will arrive with features from Pop Smoke, Skepta, Trippie Red and Phoebe Bridgers. Kid Cudi has officially announced the tracklist and release date for his upcoming album, Man On The Moon III: The Chosen. The artist’s seventh studio album will follow his 2020 drops which have included the chart-topping single “The Scotts” with […]

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Bringing you the best new rap music every single week. Please support Passion of the Weiss by subscribing to our Patreon. Brandon Callender enters a room like the Sandman. YXNG K.A featuring Lil Poppa – “Living the Dream” You’d never guess that YXNG K.A was from Philadelphia when you first hear his high-pitched wails on “LIVING […]

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