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Post Malone’s “rockstar” Originally Featured T-Pain and Joey Bada$$

LA QUINTA, CA – APRIL 16: Post Malone performs at the KALEIDOSCOPE: REFRESH presented by Cannabinoid Water on April 16, 2017 in La Quinta, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Kaleidoscope )

A version of Post Malone’s inescapable hit “rockstar” featuring Joey Bada$$ and T-Pain leaked this week. According to Bada$$ and T-Pain, the track isn’t a remix, but the original version of the single.

“That’s the original,” T-Pain wrote on Twitter. “They took me off. And put 21 on. Me and Joey had it first.” Bada$$ echoed this in a tweet in which he claims to have helped pen the song. “This is facts,” he wrote. “I actually co-wrote the song w post 🙂 quietly got my first #1 off that.”

Miguel Releases “Sky Walker” Song & Video Featuring Travis Scott

“Sky Walker” featuring Travis Scott is produced by Miguel and Happy Perez and the video is directed by Director X.



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Neo-Soul Classic “Brown Sugar’ Remastered by D’Angelo

Neo-Soul is releasing a remastered deluxe edition of his seminal neo-soul classic debut Brown Sugar on August 25th via Virgin/UMe. The reissue, prepped in 2-CD and digital formats, features 21 rare tracks, including previously issued remixes, instrumentals and a cappella versions.

Highlights from the expanded Brown Sugar include a cappella renditions of the tittle Tracks and “Me and Those Dreamin’ Eyes of Mine”; an alternate version of “Brown Sugar,” an alternate mix of “Cruisin'”; and remixes from CJ Mackintosh, Dallas Austin, Tech King, Erick Sermon and Incognito.

The deluxe edition is housed in a digipak with a 20-page booklet boasting rare photographs, lyrics and author-filmmaker Nelson George’s essay about the album’s innovative, influential hybrid of gospel, soul, funk and hip-hop.

Vince Staples Drops “Big Fish,” Announces Big Fish Theory Release Date

Vince Staples has dropped his new song “Big Fish,” a follow-up to February’s “BagBak.” The new release is in line with his more accessible recent work (at least comparatively accessible), and takes cues from west coast funk. What hasn’t changed is Staples’ mordant introspection: “It’s funny I was going crazy not to long ago / With my problems every morning like the Maury show.” The accompanying music video for “Big Fish” shows Staples performing atop a sinking boat.

Staples also told Zane Lowe that his upcoming sophomore album Big Fish Theory will be released on June 23. In the meantime, you can watch “Big Fish”  “BagBak.” Checkout the video on the homepage.





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Chicago Rapper Saint Millie’s ‘Adderall’ Is a High-Energy, Positive Influence

Saint Millie is a rapper from Chicago’s West Side with a very modern style. Like many of the third generation nu-Chicago rappers, he does not fit easily into either the drill or poetry-influenced genres that have come to define the city since 2012; instead, his style is a descendent of the Cool Kids’ late-00s wave, a cool, stylish, modern approach that is neither gangster nor particularly earnest. Although he’s worked with a cross-section of Chicago artists—his manager also works with West Side bop stars Sicko Mobb, and he’s affiliated with the Treated Crew, whose membership includes staples like Million Dollar Mano, Mic Terror, and Gzus Piece—he has his own distinct lane.

Saint Millie’s first major release, Adderall, dropped last week. It’s a murky, melodic rap record from a newcomer, whose only previous release (2015’s Glory) now feels like a prelude. The West Side rapper has stepped up his songwriting and enlisted Chicago staples like Million Dollar Mano (The Weeknd’s “The Hills”), Paris Beuller, Brenmar, Sicko Mobb, and Michael Rocks (The Cool Kids). Atlanta’s predominant production team, 808 Mafia also show up for the strip club-oriented “Freaks.” Yet the album has a consistent sound throughout, thanks in large part to Millie’s understated sing-song rap style.

Andra Day: House Of Blues Houston 12/2016 

Retro-soul singer and songwriter Andra Day is from San Diego, California, where she performed in church and enrolled at the School of Creative and Performing Arts. After she graduated from the school, she leaned toward contemporary R&B and pop, but was eventually drawn back to the classic jazz and soul vocalists she heard as a youngster. A major break came when a performance of hers was caught by Kai Millard Morris, who subsequently took some of Day’s music to husband Stevie Wonder, who in turn connected Day with music industry veteran Adrian Gurvitz. Aligned with Gurvitz and Jeffrey Evans’ Buskin label, Day built up a YouTube following and eventually signed with Warner Bros. After some singles, as well as a version of “Mississippi Goddamn” contributed to Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone, Day released her debut album, Cheers to the Fall (2015), for which she collaborated extensively with the likes of Gurvitz and Raphael Saadiq, among others.

Jerry Heller, Former N.W.A Manager, Dead at 75

Jerry Heller, the longtime music manager that helped launch the career of N.W.A and the gangsta-rap movement, died Friday. He was 75. Heller’s cousin confirmed Heller’s death to Billboard. According to TMZ, Heller died after suffering a medical emergency while driving that resulted in him sustaining serious injuries after crashing his minivan in California. It’s still unclear whether Heller died from the medical emergency or the injuries from the crash.rs-215296-h_14718888-29db53dc-6000-4e1f-b9af-21dcd4ce98c2

Heller started his career in the music industry as an agent and promoter, working with artists like Creedence Clearwater Revival, Marvin Gaye, the Who and Black Sabbath in the Sixties and Seventies.

By the mid-Eighties, as hip-hop swelled in popularity, Heller co-founded Ruthless Records with Eazy-E; the Compton rapper reportedly paid Alonzo Williams of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru, another Heller-signed act that featured Dr. Dre, for an introduction to the manager.

N.W.A formed in 1986 with Eazy-E and Dre linking up with C.I.A.’s Ice Cube and Arabian Prince; a year later, in 1987, Ruthless released the supergroup’s first single “Panic Zone. By the release of 1988’s Straight Outta Compton, MC Ren and DJ Yella would join N.W.A, which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

ASCAP Songwriters Jordan Davis, Miya Folick, Nils Becker Win Songwriters Hall of Fame Scholarships


ASCAP songwriters Jordan DavisMiya Folick and Nils Becker (GEMA) have just been announced as the recipients of the 2016 scholarships and awards from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Davis and Folick both won Abe Olman Scholarships, in recognition of their exceptional songwriting (hear some of their excellent work below!) Abe Olman was a major figure in the music publishing community and a songwriter himself, in addition to being one of the founders of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Abe Olman Scholarships, given out annually since 1990, are made possible by his family in the interest of encouraging and supporting the careers of young songwriters.

Becker earned the NYU Steinhardt Songwriting Scholar Award, presented to a music composition student whose work holds great potential for success in the field, and embodies the art, craft, individuality and qualities of communication of the best songwriting.

More information regarding all of the 2016 recipients can be found in the scholarship section of the songhall.org website.


Shreveport, LA seemed to be the perfect backdrop for artist/writer, Jordan Davis, to call home. “Shreveport is just big enough for me to understand what city life was like and small enough to understand that lifestyle.” Davis, like most boys, grew up playing sports, excelling in football and baseball in high school. “I got offers to play baseball from several different universities, but I didn’t want to do that. I knew that I wanted to write and play music,” says Davis. After graduating from Louisiana State University, Davis’ passion and love for music is what made him move to Nashville.

When you hear Jordan Davis sing, you instantly know that he made the right decision. “I grew up with an iPod, it had everything from John Prine to Jay Z to George Strait to Kings of Leon.” Listening to Jordan’s music, you know that all of those influences in his life helped to shape his style.

In 2015 he signed with Ole Music Publishing and Universal Music Group Nashville. Jordan has been touring non-stop the past year and has opened for Chase Rice, Randy Rogers Band, The Cadillac Three, David Nail and more. He is currently in the studio working on his debut album. www.jordandavisofficial.com

Tyler J (Feat. Kevin Gates) – Insomnia (Official Music Video)

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The stress of trying to make it in the music industry will keep a person up at night and Waco up-and-comer Tyler J is all too familiar with that concept. On “Insomnia” Ft. Kevin Gates he recounts the burden of working two jobs, while at the same time putting in the grind to establish himself as an artist. At the time the song was recorded, feature artist Kevin Gates was pushing his #IDGT (I Don’t Get Tired) movement, making him the perfect collaborator. “Insomnia” was produced by Denero and will appear on Tyler’s “Heart Of A Hustler” project dropping Summer 2016.

Tyler Jackson (Tyler J) is a hip hop artist out of Marlin, TX, a small town 30 minutes south of Waco. Tyler first started doing music in the fall of 2009 when he wrote and recorded his first song “Missing You” along with his friend and artist Shawn P. He would go on to release his first mixtape “The Heart Melter” and his second “Ecstasy” in 2011 where he then would start growing a local fanbase. In the fall of 2011 Tyler decided to take a break from music, saying that he had been going down a wrong path and needed to make a change. A few months later Tyler decided to return to music and this time to be more of a positive role model, someone that everyone could listen to. In 2012 Tyler, along with his friend Shawn P, released the R&B mixtape “Love Chronicles” and the single “No More Rain” became a local radio hit. Tyler performed at his first show during the 2012 Summer Bash in Waco, TX. In October of 2012 Tyler released another mixtape called “Mixed Emotions” featuring collaborations with artists such as Lil Scrappy, Sammie, Lil Keke, & many more. The single “It’s All Good” (Featuring Uness, Lil Scrappy & Lil Keke) was another local hit and turned out to be Tyler’s first music video performance. In 2014 he released the mixtape “No Regrets” and 2015 “Love Chronicles: Chapter 2.” 



Q-Tip’s Tribute To Phife Dawg Is A Perfect Weekend Soundtrack


From Kendrick Lamar leading a crowd of 18,000 people to chant Phife Dawg’s name in tribute at a concert after learning of the news of the Tribe Called Quest member’s passing to the hip hop community at large penning lengthy homages, Phife’s legacy continues to live on.

The co-founding emcee of the iconic rap group suffered from complications from diabetes and passed away at 45 on March 22. In the days that have since followed, the group has issued a formal statement, while some of hip hop’s biggest names have taken to social media to share their condolences, fond memories, songs that influenced their careers and favorite Phife Dawg moments.

Pharrell, Just Blaze, Andre 3000, Lamar and Chuck D have all shared their thoughts, with Pharrell eloquently capturing emotionally deep inpact the tragic news holds, saying, “The world lost Phife, but Phife himself actually gained the universe.”

Miguel Performs on a Rooftop in Hallucinatory ‘waves’ Remix Video


Miguel induces the first incredulous eye-rubbings of his trippy video for the Travis Scott remix of “waves” with some facts: “The majority accept the chaos, obey fear, curate pain,” he intones against a backdrop of spinning stars. “You know you can die. Why not live?”

And live he does: Posted up at his WILDHEART Motel art installation, the 2015 SPIN cover star performs the slower, trapped-out version of “waves,” joined by Scott for his guest verse. Watch the clip here.

David Bowie Greatest Record ?


“Let’s Dance” (1983)

Three years after the release of 1980’s Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), Bowie enlisted Chic mastermind Nile Rodgers to play on and produce his landmark disco-pop album Let’s Dance. Bowie’s original composition for the title track, as Nile Rodgers writes in his autobiography Le Freak, sounded like “Donovan meets Anthony Newley.” But the duo reworked the song at Montreaux’s Mountain Studios before Rodgers’ session players augmented the demo at New York’s Power Station. Bowie described the track as “a postmodern homage to the Isley Brothers’ ‘Twist and Shout,'” with the song becoming his last to land at Number One on the Billboard 200. “The song was going to be a major hit,” Rodgers wrote. “And we knew it.”

N.W.A, Chosen for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


N.W.A’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction caps a huge year for the Compton rap legends. Raymond Boyd/Getty





N.W.A had been on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s ballot three times before, but 2015 was no ordinary year for the Compton rap collective. In August, their biopic, Straight Outta Compton, hit movie theaters to rapturous reviews, earning over $200 million and lots of Oscar buzz. It reminded the world just how impactful N.W.A was during their brief time together, and probably helped them finally get into the Hall of Fame.

Rapper unveils Leafs by Snoop line at surreal suburban house party


Snoop Dogg and his assistants showed off their Leafs by Snoop wares at a private Denver launch on Monday.

There’s something almost too perfect about Snoop Dogg — a man who once claimed to smoke 81 blunts a day — coming to a town nicknamed the Mile High City to debut his new line of cannabis products. But on Monday night, he descended upon Denver with his Leafs by Snoop collection to do just that. The 44-year-old rapper and entrepreneur turned a private residence into his own personal Dogghouse, showcasing his diverse weed wares, spinning some G-funk, spitting a few bars and, at one point, basically hotboxing a select crowd of Coloradans into oblivion with lots and lots of stinky, Snoop-selected strains.



The Breakout debut album is a true representation go Krept & Konan’s signature mashup of UK and US styles with an unprecedented list of massive collaborations including Rick Ross, Skepta, Wiz Khalifa, Ed Sheeran, YG and Emeli Sande’. The album includes the buzzing single “Freak of the Week” featuring Jeremih, which New York Magazine, Heavy Rotation Magazine, Comple, Noisey and Spin have called one of the “songs of the summer.’ The song has amassed nearly 5 million youtube views, sits in the Top 10 on the iTunes UK singles chart and Rita Ora performed the track last weekend during her headline set at UK’s Wireless Festival.




Cherae LERI’ – Mirage – New Single 


Lately lots of great people and things have emerged from the Midwestern “Show Me State” of Missouri, among the biggest are Saint Louis’s Rapper Nelly and Ms. Robbie’s Sweetie Pie’s along with some great BBQ. Well here is something else sweet and spicy and also from Missouri Cherae Leri.  Cherae Leri started performing music at a very early age being born to a Mother who was also a traveling DJ. The soulful pop vocalist literally entered the world singing. Whether it was on the road with her Mother or just in front of the family Cherae always found a stage to be on. She would perform at the Family Reunions, Weddings, Church or any other type of function that she could grab a microphone. Being around the music industry so young allowed Cherae to be influenced by some of the more prominent Artists like Patti Labelle, Leela James and  Erykah Badu, whom she met with her mother while attending the Tom Joyner Morning Show at the age of 12. Ms. Badu also encouraged Cherae and her Mother to move to the Houston area where she also pursued a modeling career. Although her claim to fame might have been through the modeling world Cherae never stopped working on her music. Cherae Leri has had a chance to work with Artists like blues soul sensations such as Kenne Wayne, Trudy Lynn, and Steve Krase. Working with these types of Musicians and Artists has been a humbling experience for the young soulful vocalist. Moving forward to 2015 Cherae Leri has moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she is set to release her new single “Mirage” through major online stores. She is currently interviewing with radio stations, magazines and music blogs. Cherae Leri has set the tone for her music career and looks forward to a great future

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Elektra recording artist Fences has teamed up with GRAMMY-award winning duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to unveil the companion music video to “Arrows.”  The epic music video can be viewed now on Fences’ official YouTube channel, [http://youtu.be/ph6fmk27grc].  “Arrows” (featuring Macklemore and produced by Ryan Lewis) is the lead single from Fences’ forthcoming label debut “LESSER OCEANS,” arriving everywhere on October 14th.   Fences_Pub1_credit_Brantley_Gutierrez1

Shot entirely in Seattle, WA, over the course of a week, the “Arrows” video was directed by GRAMMY-nominee and longtime Macklemore and Ryan Lewis friend/collaborator Jason Koenig along with award-winning photographer John Keatley.  Koenig previously worked with Fences on the companion music video for “Otherside Remix,” the 2011 collaboration with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.  This is the fourth music video that Seattle-based Koenig has helmed for the hip-hop duo, including “Can’t Hold Us” which won a pair of MTV Video Music Awards and earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Music Video.

On the significance of the video, Fences’ Christopher Mansfield says: “From a day dream to a warehouse. This is video is my entire aesthetic embodied. I lost a friend and found love and was killed by an arrow. I hope you all get lost in the world we built.”

Macklemore adds: “This music video was our baby. And we raised that baby. We put hella time, love and energy into that kid of ours. Dozens of all-nighters and studio sleep overs to make sure that kid was the best it could be before we put it out into the world, gave the kid some shoes and told our child to run. Run into the world.  Show them who you are. You deserve to be free, baby.”

Basement Jaxx Share Soul-Freeing ‘Never Say Never’

The U.K. production duo returns with a title for their album and a lead single that’ll move you


Last month British duo Basement Jaxx announced their first album in five years and invited us to “jump in” with their dance-floor-pleasing “Unicorn, a welcome return after 2013’s more verdant non-album tracks like “Back 2 the Wild,” “What a Difference Your Love Makes, and “Mermaid of Salinas. Now, the twosome returns with London singer/producer ETML in tow on “Never Say Never,” the lead single from their now-titled Junto album, arriving August 25 in the U.K. Like the last taste, this soulful dance-pop treat has an instantly catchy hook ripe for raving. While we’re told the new albumthrows back to Basement’s house-jaxxing days (see Remedy and Rooty) “Never Say Never” exhibits the maturity earned across two decades and seven studio albums. Also, it’s just plain blissful. Lastly, the men otherwise known as Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton will have a show on the U.K.’s Capital Xtra radio station every two weeks for the rest of the year, starting tonight.


Listen to Led Zeppelin’s Unreleased Instrumental ‘La La’

Led Zeppelin’s Unreleased Instrumental

The forthcoming deluxe edition of Led Zeppelin II includes a never-before-released instrumental track that the band recorded in 1969 called “La La,” which has just surfaced online in advance of its June 3rd release date. Click the link to Listen https://soundcloud.com/wyatt-brake/la-la-unreleased-1969-led-zeppelin-instrumental

House Of Dereon Host Weekly Showcase for Talented Houston Artist

2/19 Houston tastemakers and entertainment professionals came out in support of Mathew Knowles & ICE Showcase. The weekly showcase is an opportunity for artist  to show off there talent while homing in on there skills. The showcase was hosted by Shonnie Murrell & Christian Hip Hop artist “IAM Justified” , very cool stage name by the way. The performances were fashioned like American Idol, (a nationally televised showcase). With a four judge panel & Mr.Knowles being the final judge, after every performance, each artist was critiqued by a panel of industry professionals with Mr. Knowles valuable words of wisdom to top it off. The House Of Dereon is a beautiful venue centrally located in the down town Houston area , wonderful place to get out and checkout the local talent. Houston is a hot bed of un-tapped musical talent just waiting to explode. If you have not had an opportunely to checkout the Showcase , I highly recommend music lovers looking for a cool place to checkout the local talent, every wednesday nite at The House Of Dereon weekly Showcase. Written by Tony Patterson House Of Dereon Host Weekly Showcase4

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Recent Review: I suspect “Kat Dahlia” will be the brake-out artist of the year (2014)

I recently reviewed a new recording artist from Epic Records  by the name of “ Kat Dahlia ” and I must say this chic is hot ‘ & when I say Hot , I mean that in all categories. Beauty, voice choruses and production, I suspect “Kat Dahlia” will be the brake-out artist of the year (2014) img-kat-dahlia_122219558434 KAT DAHLIA is roaring into 2014 with the debut of her new single, “Crazy. Premiering with a lyric video on PopCrush.com on December 17, “Crazy” was produced by Glass John and delivers what listeners worldwide have come to expect from KAT DAHLIA—fiery  vocals, relatable lyrics and infectious beats. Shortly after the song’s PopCrush.com debut, the lyric video will premiere at VEVO and the song will be available as a free download at katdahlia.com.


CLOCKS https://soundcloud.com/katdahlia/kat-dahlia-clocks CRAZY https://soundcloud.com/katdahlia/crazy GANGSTA (BALISTIQ REMIX) https://soundcloud.com/katdahlia/kat-dahlia-gangsta-balistiq

Beyonce – “Haunted” (Distinction Refix) [Download]

 It seems like the entire world went into meltdown on Friday when Beyonce released an entire new album with accompanying visuals, seemingly out of nowhere. Mrs Carter, who has just announced details of another European tour, released her self titled project at the end of last week, and sold an amazing 430,000 copies in just over twenty four hours, which is a remarkable achievement in itself. The album came as a surprise to almost everybody, with no information or hype building up to the albums release, it seems that Beyonce has been hard at work behind the scenes making sure that details of the project didn’t get leaked. Beyonce - Haunted [Distinction Refix] With the album being released only three days ago, we already have a wave of producers creating remixes and refixes to grace our ears this coming week. One of the best ones to emerge so far comes from EARMILK favourite and UK bass wizard, Distinction. The Leeds native, who’s keen sense of intrigue regarding the darker side of R&B drew him towards “Haunted”, got straight to work on this refix whilst the rest of the world was still taking in the enormity of the project. What he’s created is a dark, bass drenched backdrop, with delicately placed arpeggio’s that brighten the track up slightly, as he keeps the original chorus in, allowing Beyonce’s delightfully soulful yet sinister vocals to resonate through. Distinction has spent 2013 building upon his reputation, remixing the likes of Danny Brown, Jessie Ware and Frank Ocean whilst managing to create some stunning original tracks such as “Know Your Love Is True”. It seems like an eternity since he announced his upcoming project RVST, with the release date being pushed back as the anticipation grows. According to the man himself however, the project is 90% complete and we should hopefully have it ready to listen to at the end of January. Until then, you can stream and download the refix of “Haunted” below and be sure to keep your eyes and ears locked onto EARMILK for any more new music from Distinction. Beyonce – “Haunted” (Distinction Refix) [Download] https://soundcloud.com/ukdistinction/beyoncehaunteddistinctionrefix   Zedd – BIOGRAPHY Zedd started with music in his daily routine from early childhood on.  Born Anton Zaslavski and raised in Kaiserslautern, Germany by two classically trained musicians, he began playing the piano at the age of four and built up his knowledge of the Classical repertoire throughout his childhood, at times writing a song a day.  At age twelve, Anton learned to play the drums and, soon after he began performing with the post-hardcore/metal trio Dioramic. As a preteen he was already composing and producing numerous rock songs in his band’s own studio. As the aughts progressed, Anton’s awareness of other genres widened, and in 2009 his interest in producing electronic music was piqued after hearing the French electronic duo Justice. With his gift for musicality and background in instrumentation, composition and production, the move into the realm of electronic dance music was seamless. To read more, http://www.zedd.net/biography Zedd Like Zedd: http://facebook.com/Zedd Follow Zedd: http://twitter.com/Zedd Listen to Zedd: http://soundcloud.com/Zedd   Imagine Dragons – Radio Active Interscope Records – Announces Europe and UK for Autumn 2013 Imagine Dragons Following on the heels of their last sold out run, Imagine Dragons are pleased to announce new tour dates in Europe and the UK for Autumn 2013.  Below are the already announced dates (with more to come…): Tue 29 Oct       Paris               Olympia Wed 30 Oct      Lyon               Le Radient Thu 31 Oct       Strasbourg       La Laiterie Sat 02 Nov       Amsterdam      Melkweg Mon 04 Nov      Copenhagen    Falconer Thu 07 Nov      Oslo                Sentrum Scene Fri 29 Nov        Brussels           Cirque Royal Sat 30 Nov       Luxembourg     Rockhal Mon 02 Dec      Zurich              Maag Hall Wed 04 Dec     Padova             Gran Teatro Geox Fri 06 Dec        Madrid              La Riviera Sat 07 Dec       Barcelona         Razzmatazz Thu 14 Nov      Manchester       O2 Apollo Sat 16 Nov       Leeds              O2 Academy Mon 18 Nov      Newcastle         O2 Academy Tue 19 Nov      Swindon            Oasis Thu 21 Nov      Nottingham       Rock City Fri 22 Nov        Birmingham       O2 Academy Sat 23 Nov       Bournemouth     BIC (Solent Hall) Mon 25 Nov      London             O2 Academy Brixton         De La Soul (Feat. The Spirit of The Wu) – Get Away De-La-Soul If you love Hip hop , then you can’t help yourself when  listening to the likes of De La Soul , one of the all time greats from the late 80’s. Back on the music scene with a new record “ Get Away “ available on youtube and many social sites. De La Soul’s music is best known for its Eclectic sampling quirky lyrics & jazz beats. Not to mention’ the style of clothing kids like to rock today’ all come’s from kids in the late 80’s ( Daisy Age ) like De La Soul & A Tribe Called Quest. written by Tigga Pat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZorwKAwqPnE&feature=player_embedded&feature=player_embedded#!   DJ Drama (Feat. Travis Porter & Kirko Bangz) – In The Building kirko-bangz-x-travis-porter-x-bei-maejor-at-delewares-kiss-jam-video-via-killavision-HHS1987-2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3vaEBKvI-c&feature=player_embedded#!       Rising Independent artist “Stax “ making major moves in the music industry Stax Exclusive shoot w:Tigga Pat HRM49Stax Exclusive shoot w:Tigga Pat HRM65Stax Exclusive shoot w:Tigga Pat HRM19 Originating from the tough urban streets of Detroit, Michigan. Stax is quickly moving up the indy charts with features like Mix-tapes by Hood Rich own “DJ Scream” Magazine cover pages with Heavy Rotation Magazine & DJ Kay Slay’s “Straight Stuntin Magazine . Stax new single is also available on ITunes “ titled “ONETIME” Follow stax @ http://staxmuzik.com/ . Here is an exclusive sneak peek of STAX photo shoot with Heavy Rotation Magazine . Images by Tigga Pat

Plies ft. Xtra – Big Faces – Official Music Video Plies Live In Birmingham HRM Exclusives6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XWv8WzuvO0&feature=player_embedded#!

Future – Long Live The Pimp ft. Trae Tha Truth Future-6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ndrkwqAkt6o&feature=player_embedded#!

T.I. Speaks On Working With Andre 3000 On Trouble Man album   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2HU7IHCPhM&feature=player_embedded#!

T.I. Previews ‘Trouble Man’ Album In NYC. Reveals Partial Tracklist & Production Credits With his long awaited eighth studio album, Trouble Man, now set for a December 18th release, T.I. hit up New York City yesterday for a listening session.   Tip played 12 songs off of the project which will have features from Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B, A$AP Rocky, Cee Lo Green, Andre 3000, R. Kelly, Lil Wayne and Pink.

The Grand Hustle boss has enlisted DJ Toomp, No I.D., T-Minus, Jazze Pha, Pharrell and more to handle production duties.   T.I. told those in attendance that he has recorded over 100 songs for the album so the final tracklist is not yet set. He described the disc as a mixture of “vintage T.I.” with more mainstream songs.   “One thing about my life is trouble,” Tip said about the album’s title. “Trouble Man is that eloquent way of saying ‘F*ck you’ to those that deserve it.” Tracklist:   1. “Intro” 2. “Somebody I Used to Know” feat. B.o.B and Kendrick Lamar (prod by Keno) 3. “Ball” feat. Lil Wayne 4. “Trap Back Jumpin’” (produced by DJ Toomp) 5. “Wild Side” feat. A$AP Rocky (produced by No I.D.) 6. “Trouble Man” feat. R. Kelly (produced by DJ Monte) 7. “Guns N Roses” feat. Pink (produced by T-Minus) 8. “Sorry” feat. André 3000 (produced by Jazze Pha) 9. “Hello” feat. CeeLo Green (produced by Pharrell) 10. “Who Wants Some” (produced by DJ Toomp) 11. “Address” (produced by T-Minus) 12. “How Wonderful Life Is” feat. Akon (produced by Sanchez)

Rick ross feat wale drake diced pineapples (Official Video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb6HZa151s8&feature=player_embedded#!

Plies – See Nann Nigga (Official Video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYM2QB925jo&feature=player_embedded

Recording Artist future “turn on the lights” live  @ Grambling State w/ vitaminwater  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DSugpIcLiRU&feature=player_embedded#!

Heavy Rotation Magazine Exclusive Interview w/ New Slip N Slide Recording Artist “ CHLOE ” 

Kel Ja’Leno:   How did you get your deal with Slip n Slide records? Chloe: ” my manager knew an A&R(Sean) at Slip n Slide records and he sent him some of my music and he loved it so i guess i was fortunate just knowing the right person!” Kel Ja’Leno:   How would you describe your style? Chloe:  ” Wow i would have to say Raw, edgy, i just  have a fun vibe about myself also Sexy & just very diverse, i guess it’s safe to say that i have a unique style.” Kel Ja’Leno:   Your mix tape is called “Hollywood Playground” what’s the concept of the title? Chloe:  “it just describes my journey and actually the title is really simple my city is like a playground, i mean everywhere i go it’s just a lot going on and we just try to have a good time wherever we are, that’s the best way i can describe it “Hollywood Playground” and my music reflects that!” Kel Ja’Leno:  Who influence you musically? Chloe:  “I would have to say Beyonce’, Missy Elliot, Lauren Hill, & definitely Nikki Menaj! I love creativity & those artist are all very creative & I am a 90’s baby so i use to love watching Missy Elliot videos & Lauren Hill was the first artist i ever heard doing the rappin & singing thing she was just original and now Nikki is at the forefront doing her thing.” Kel Ja’Leno:   What would you say separates you from other female artist in the industry? Chloe:  ” I think my style as a whole, my sound is different I work with some real talented producers and I love to incorporate a lot of dancing in my music you know i come with the real West Coast style so it’s a lot of fun in my music.” Kel Ja’Leno:    What do you like to do when your just chillin outside of music? Chloe:    “Oh I love the Beach I’m out here in cali so the beach is my 2nd home plus i’m young so I like to hang out with my friends but in all honesty since I got signed I really just prefer to be in the Studio all the time now!” Kel Ja’Leno:    Talk about your single “B#tch in the back”! Chloe:   ” That’s just a sick song you know when i heard the track that’s where i went with it & it’s a fun song at the same time but I have a brand new single U have to check out it’s called  “drop a dub” it’s ridiculous, actually i did those 2 songs in the same day, everyone need to check it out!.” Kel Ja’Leno:    Do you see acting in your future? Chloe:   ” Of course I definitely plan on jumping in movies actually I had an agent before my record deal so yeah I see myself acting soon and just branding myself overall” Kel Ja’Leno:   Could you see yourself as a Role Model someday? Chloe:  “Sure I can I mean i’m young so teenagers can definitely relate to me easier than an older person I mean I just want kids to know that they can be confident and just know you can do whatever you wanna do in life it starts with being happy with yourself and hopefully I can relate that message to them through my music.” Kel Ja’Leno:    How can the fans know how to keep up with you? Chloe:  “They can catch me on tour pretty soon in New York, AtL  also Miami not to mention check me out on You Tube and twitter @chloe_xcrush and shout out to Heavy Rotation Magazine!”   Interview by Kel Ja’leno

French Montana Feat. Wale – Everywhere We Go (Official Video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-JTlm2pJsA&feature=player_embedded#!

CTE WORLD TAKEOVER 2012 Birthdaybash 17 Atlanta GA

CTE WORLD TAKEOVER 2012 Birthdaybash 17 Atlanta GA Young Jeezy #turnsup for Birthdaybadh 17 in Atlanta GA, Performs “F*ck the City up” and Brings out Chief Keef. Visual by Christopher WilkesTM103 Available now at all retailers.Go to www.USDA2DAY.comfor more updates


Bread Junkie Official Video Shoot @ Dreams Houston 4/28/12 Here are exclusive images courtesy of Heavy Rotation Magazine from recording artist “Bread Junkie” / Street Muzik Recordings 4/28/12 The video was directed by Tony Patterson (Tigga Pat) of HRM Imagines courtesy of Christopher Houck , shouts to everyone that came out too support the video production , more images will be posted @ www.heavyrotationmagz.com     HRM exclusive Access – Common Interview With Ryan Cameron (V-103 Radio) Atl. Ga. Warner Brother Records recording artist “Common” sit down with Atlanta’s Ryan Cameron and the staff of V103 Friday afternoon 1/20/12 for an intimate look inside his new album “The Dreamer, The Believer. Common discuss with Ryan Cameron his vision & goals with the new record release as well as his new book  release “ One Day It’ll All Make Sense” released,9/1/11 as he signed autographs for fans. Special guests and friends we’re in attendants as well, actor/rapper Jamal “Gravy” Woolard was in the building in support of Common’s exclusive interview. Shout out to WBR for allowing Heavy Rotation Magazine coverage of this wonderful event , Images Courtesy of Kel Ja’leno HRM Atlanta Region & Z3 photography

                                  Lil Capp PARTY HARD VIDEO TRAILER

LIL CAPP PARTY HARD PREVIEW VIDEO!!!! @CAPPDAPREZ New Lil Man Sydrome mixtape on the way if you havent heard on livemixtapes.com Go download Lil capp previous mixtape caplanta & jimmy capp carter Real money ent / Grove Street university oh yea!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz99eaxMdN0&feature=youtu.be&feature=player_embedded#!

H-TOWN #1 Friend ft. Kiotti “live”promo video 2012

The legendary R&B sensations H-Town are back on the move with a hot new record “ Number 1 Friend ” Ft. Kiotti. Heavy Rotation Magazine’s recent review of the single rates it as one of there best song’s in recent years (4 Salutes). The video is compiled from footage of various performances around the country including Houston’s premiere radio one station 97.9 the Box, annual Car Show 2011. H-Town’s perseverance thru rough record contracts, music industry changes & tragedy , is truly a testament to there believe in themselves and their willingness to continue to work hard in there craft. H-Town (Shazam & G.!) is and should be the industry standard for R&B Groups/Bands .  NEW H-TOWN #1 Friend ft. Kiotti ..2012 follow us on twitter @htown4life,@kiotti www.htown4ever.com  Written by Tigga H.R.M Lead Editor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oghjt1KpKI&sns=em&feature=player_embedded#!

NNEKA – My Home (official video)

Nneka‘s not the kind of artist that worries about staying hot, or her “buzz,” or releases freestyles over the hot beat of the moment in hopes of seeing her name on the blogs on more time. No, the Nigerian singer/rapper/human etc. only releases new music when she’s convinced its near perfect, so it’s not surprising that it’s been well over a year since her last album, Concrete Jungle, and three months since her last DJBooth feature, the Black Thought assisted God Only Knows. Thankfully, as Nneka’s new single My Home proves, good things come to those who wait. For My Home frequent production partner Farhot crafts a beat as diverse as the headliner, transitioning from reggae to hip-hop to a big band jazz influenced outro section. On the mic Nneka responds in kind, delivering a kind of soul that’s too inherent to be so simply labeled soul. Speaking of which, Nneka’s upcoming album Soul Is Heavy is finally around the corner and set to hit stores on February 28. If you’re looking for music that’s not afraid to truly mean something, look no further.

Waka Flocka exclusive interview with Heavy Rotation Magazine Waka Flocka exclusive interview with Heavy Rotation Magazine / Mixshow. Hosted by Tigga Pat , The interview was conducted by Camen (Aka Crazy C) via cell phone. While on the road promoting his new album release ( Triple F Life: Friends,Fans,& Family.) Flocka takes time out to discuss a few personal issues with rappers Keebo & Lil Cap. Checkout the full interview parts 1 & 2 @ www.heavyrotationmagazine.com  (The Mix-show is on the Homepage Playlist) Click the link to tune in. heavy rotation mixshow interview w flocka part1 by crazy c         Future “Tony Montana”             Future travels to Santo Domingo and shoots some visuals to on of the hottest songs of the year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CNdySYdVe0E#!&feature=player_embedded#!     Jay-Z To Reportedly Design Jersey, Logo For Brooklyn Nets                     Earlier this week, Jay-Z announced that the New Jersey Nets will be known as the Brooklyn Nets when they move to the New York borough next year. But according to NY Post, he will get involved with rebranding the team. Hov is reportedly working with Nets’ personnel and Adidas to design uniforms for the basketball squad. Jay, who’s a part owner in the team, will also help redesign the logo and what colors the uniforms should be (they will no longer be red, silver, white and navy blue). As previously reported, Jay-Z will perform an eight-concert series when the Barclays Center opens in Brooklyn next year.   Kirko Bangz – Say Hello                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IUIOXh6c8M&feature=player_embedded#&feature=player_embedded#!