RiRi rocks the house. After premiering the revealing video for “Kiss It Better,” Rihanna was honored at BET’s “Black Girls Rock!” celebration on Friday (Apr. 1) at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. While accepting the Rock Star Award at the annual event honoring black women, the 28-year-old singer gave a speech about […]

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J Dilla gets gangsta on “Gangsta Boogie,” a new single off the late great’s lost vocal album The Diary, slated to drop this month through Mass Appeal Records. The Snoop Dogg and Kokane-assisted single features a classic gangsta bounce courtesy of producer Hi-Tek. Meanwhile, Snoop and Kokane deliver those West Coast vibes with the melodic […]

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Diddy’s son is the newest Bad Boy. On Friday (Apr. 1), the hip-hop mogul signed his son Christian Combs to Bad Boy/Epic and announced it with a video featuring L.A. Reid. “NEW DEAL ALERT!!!” he captioned the clip. “Everyone wish my son @KingCombs a happy birthday & CONGRATS on signing that record deal!! #BADBOY #EPIC.” […]

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While Armada may have once stood as a entity fully dedicated to trance, time has seen the label grow and expand in unimaginable ways. Evident of its new diversity and eagerness to embrace all parts of the electronic music world, Armada recently signed Danish producer and DJ Mike Hawkins, who’s signature sound focuses on soaring, […]

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The fourth and most recent collaborative piece by producer Somna and Jennifer Rene, “Awakening” is everything that comes to mind when one thinks of the kind of sound AVA Recordings has become known for. An immediate international hit among progressive house and trance fans, “Awakening” is a beautiful number rife with upbeat piano riffs, euphoric […]

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The Internet is a beautiful for place for aspiring musicians right now. By simply uploading covers and remixes of listeners’ favorite songs in innovative ways, artists can gain exposure and see their career reach new heights. Prince Foxes may be the perfect example, having done just that in the last year and a half and recently inking a deal […]

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M83‘s forthcoming album, Junk, is undoubtably one of the most anticipated releases of this year, a sentiment that has only been reaffirmed by the eclectic nature of the imprint’s first two singles, “Do It, Do It,” and “Solitude.” Now coming in just days before the release of the album is the third single, titled “Go!” Opening with the wailing […]

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UK stalwart, Rusko, reemerged in the dance scene when he reconnected with longtime colleague Caspa for their thunderous collaboration “Blouse and Skirt,” and followed the single up with a drum and bass remix of Pegboard Nerds’ “Just Like That.” With a few more months of studio time under his belt, the dubstep mogul took to Facebook this […]

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DJ Snake’s radio-friendly “Middle” solidified his status as an artist capable of capturing mainstream appeal without losing credibility in the electronic sphere. In the five months since its release, “Middle” has received a number of remixes, but rising Mad Decent star 4B is the only one thus far to be officially granted official remix duties for the track. 4B […]

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JoJo helped kick off Rap-Up’s brand new series, Rap-Up LIVE, with an acoustic performance in Los Angeles on Friday (April 1). Fresh from a sold-out European tour, the platinum songstress brought down the house with a cover, some classics, and new material, and provided an update on her highly-anticipated third album. “I’m so excited to […]

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Before he takes the stage at Sunday’s iHeartRadio Music Awards, Jason Derulo debuts his new single, “If It Ain’t Love.” The dance-ready anthem, which he co-wrote, was produced by Ian Kirkpatrick and The Monsters and The Strangerz. “If it ain’t love, why does it feel so good?” Derulo asks on the infectious hook. “Tell me […]

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Fabolous and Jadakiss get “Wicked.” The New York MCs join forces on a remix of Future’s Purple Reign single, which serves as a glimpse into their upcoming joint project Freddy Vs. Jason. The track is, of course, punchline heavy. Over Metro Boomin’s production, Loso raps about everything from Mariah Carey and Spike Lee to F. […]

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Thugga’s still going. Just one week after releasing “Digits” as part of Slime Season 3, Young Thug delivers the song’s official remix, featuring Meek Mill. Over London On Da Track’s production, Thugga and Meek join forces to run through money. While the “Lifestyle” MC reflects on life and death, Meek details drug dealing exploits and […]

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Beloved for their unique, crowd-winning talent for remixing, The Golden Pony have finally returned with their first original track in three months. Despite the prolonged silence, “Don’t Make Me Wait” was, in fact, worth the wait. Their debut release via Enormous Tunes, “Don’t Make Me Wait” is a funky, upbeat jam with a definitively retro […]

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Since the inception of German label Innervisions, Âme and Dixon have focused on ensuring quality sounds won’t drown in the white noise of an increasingly mass-produced market. The minds behind the world-class imprint have seemingly become defined as much by what they won’t release as what they will. For BBC Radio1′s inaugural Essential Mix X show of the year, which links […]

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The latest track from Fytch, “Falls Like Rain” is pure blissful gold! The track consists of a beautiful ambient melody with blissful vocals that’ll have you memorizing the lyrics the second you hear them. The track is one of three that’ll be released on his new EP. You can purchase the EP on March 31. “This […]

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Rap-Up is kicking off its brand new series, Rap-Up LIVE, tonight with a special performance from JoJo. Fresh off her European tour, the “Save My Soul” singer will take the stage to deliver an acoustic set in front of a live audience in Los Angeles. You can watch it all go down live on our […]

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From keeping it a “Hunnid,” to keeping it Harvard. On Thursday (Mar. 31), Pusha T conducted a lecture at Harvard University, where he also held a 45-minute discussion with students. The Clipse spitter’s visit featured a conversation about his lyrics, the impact of music, and his success in business. He also spoke about his experience […]

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Fabolous gets cinematic…again. After being inspired by Back to the Future with “You Made Me” and Dead Presidents with “We Good,” Fab takes on Face/Off for his new Dave East-assisted “Summertime / Sadness” music video. In the clip, Loso and Mass Appeal’s D.E. reenact the famous John Travolta and Nicolas Cage film that was released […]

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YouTube is getting Snoop-afied. In honor of April Fools’ Day, the online video giant has announced its latest innovation, SnoopaVision, with a hilarious rollout that includes a video starring Snoop Dogg himself. So what exactly is SnoopaVision? It’s “the ability to watch every video in 360 with Snoop Dogg,” said Ben Relles, the Director of […]

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Before she takes the stage at Rap-Up LIVE tonight, JoJo teams up with Skizzy Mars on “Recognize,” a new single off the young rapper’s upcoming album Alone Together. The infectious rap and pop fusion blends genres while Skizzy and JoJo go back and forth about love and trust. “I hope you recognize a real one […]

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Harlem and Toronto come together. A$AP Ferg and Tory Lanez have announced dates for their co-headlining “Level Up Tour.” The two will perform “a special joint set trading off between their own tracks, collaborations, and more” during the 26-date trek, which is set to start May 18 in Philadelphia before hitting cities like San Francisco, […]

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