#HOUSTON KAY JAY SHOWCASES HIS ROUND THE CLOCK GRIND ON “HICKORY DICKORY”
With his debut EP, “Tees, Trees & Mp3’s”, currently in full circulation it’s all visuals from here on in from Houston emcee Kay Jay. The C10ud representer from Spring Branch has no intention of stopping the grind for holiday festivities and therein lies the inspiration for this song. Jacking a tune we all had drummed in to us through nursery school, Kay Jay gave it a darker, street feel makeover to illustrate that he plans to work around the clock to achieve his goals. As a newly graduated entreprenuer who now has a degree in Music Business to call his own, I am inclined to believe he will reach them.
“Hickory Dickory” on YouTube:
COUNTRY LEGEND RONNIE MCDOWELL ANNOUNCES 2016 TOUR DATES
Multi-talented artist, Ronnie McDowell will continue to tour well into the New Year. The star has announced his first set of dates for the new year, kicking off 2016 in Florence, AL.
With tour dates booked through April of 2016 the new year is promised to be another great touring year for McDowell. McDowell got his start with the tribute hit “The King Is Gone” following the death of Elvis Presley. The single has gone on to sell five million copies worldwide. His impressive vocals, often compared to that of Presley’s, got him spots in the 1979 biopic “Elvis” as well as “Elvis and Me.”
FISHING WITH GUNS ALBUM STREAM
A few weeks after the singles “It’s poutring” and then “Moshpute”, French independent rock/stoner/southern-hardcore/metal outfit, Fishing With Guns just released its brand new full-length album ‘…But The Dawn Will Come’, available right now for digital and full stream thanks to the courtesy PureGrainAudio, W-Fenec Mgazine, Lords of Metal E-Zine and Score A/V.
“I’LL KEEP WAVING”
Today W. Darling and Yahoo are sharing W. Darling’s haunting new visual, “I’ll Keep Waving” from her latest EP, Lost Girls: Chapter Two. This video serves as a continuation of the story that began in the EP’s first video, “Skeletons”, a story about lasting friendships and fleeting youth. Watch W. Darling’s “I’ll Keep Waving” video on Yahoo here.
SIR MICHAEL ROCKS LENDS A HAND TO LOU CHARLE$ LOOSIE “ALL ME”
With the release of his latest EP, “In Transit”, in his rearview mirror, Dallas’ Lou CharLe$ drops a loosie called “All Me”, except it isn’t, because Chicago notable Sir Michael Rocks guest stars. It’s a banger either way.
“All Me” ft. Sir Michael Rocks on Soundcloud:
ADELITAS WAY NEW SINGLE + TOUR
Chart topping, Hard Rock band Adelitas Way have announced the dates for “The Bad Reputation Tour” which features special guests Failure Anthem, Through The Fire, & Eye On Attraction. The tour kicks off on January 16th in Scottsdale, Arizona and works it’s way throughout the United States wrapping up on February 14th in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Adelitas Way will be touring in support of their brand new single “Bad Reputation” from their upcoming album due out early next year.
“Y I LEFT U”
Fresh off the back of their previous release ‘Getting Ready’, My Digital Enemy team up with German heavyweight duo Plastik Funk to bring you a huge record that certainly follows no rules. ‘Y I Left U’ is forthcoming on their prestigious imprint Zulu Records on 11th January 2016.
Struck with sharp stabby vocal hooks and pumped full of energy, ‘Y I Left U’ is the perfect example of both duos’ meticulous production skills. A striking garage infused house track that crosses boundaries and highlights a step up in gear for Zulu Records – ‘Y I Left U’ is certified proof that four heads are better than two.
BIG & RICH RELEASE “LOVIN’ LATELY” FEATURING TIM MCGRAW AS LATEST SINGLE FROM GRAVITY
Nearly 12 years after the release of their debut single, Country chart-topping duo Big & Rich continue to hit new highs with their latest album, Gravity. They look to build upon their current momentum with the upcoming single, “Lovin’ Lately” featuring Tim McGraw. The song is accompanied by the video starring McGraw, which is part of The Gravity Quadrilogy video series. Fans can check out the Trey Fanjoy directed video now, which was recently spotlighted by CMT.com.
ILL PHIL NEW VIDEO
ILL PHILL, one of Chicago’s rapidly emerging up-and-coming rappers, just debuted his first music video as a solo rap artist with “Ayisyen’m Yo”. The single will be his introduction to the industry as a multi-lingual rapper (rapping in Haitian Creole) straight out of Chicago. This drill sound, blended with the Haitian Creole lyrical delivery, is sure to set ILL PHILL apart from the rest. The Smylez-producer track and Hued Productions-directed music video take you into ILL PHILL’s world.
Inspired by his roots and the misconceptions of Haitians, ILL PHILL is looking to change the game with this hit single. “My parents and grandma migrated from Haiti to make a better life for our family. I came up with the song to show my passion, ambition, and love for the country of Haiti. There are people that will judge you based on your upbringing and say what you’re not capable of doing. This is me telling everyone out there that no matter where you’re from you can overcome that.”
KID INK X FETTY WAP
Just in time for the holidays, Kid Ink will release Summer In The Winter tomorrow, December 25, 2015. The 11-track project features guest appearances by Fetty Wap, Omarion, Akon and more. Executive produced by DJ Mustard, Summer In The Winter features additional production skills provided by J Holt, Twice As Nice, d.a. doman, The Featherstones and more. Listen to “Promise,” featuring Fetty Wap and produced by DJ Mustard on HotNewHipHop.Com.
“COUNTER STRIKE” COLLABO
Producer Endemic Emerald presents new digital single “Counter Strike” which features Queens legends Tragedy Khadafi, Royal Flush & Nutso. The cut features hard body rhymes over a militant sounding track. “This joint actually just started out with Trag on there, we were recording up at Goblin studios in Long Island City, Queens. Flush and Nutso were in the building and ended up jumping on the song. You can even hear two bars from Illa Gee in there too” States Endemic, who has a string of album releases planned for 2016.
ILOVEMAKONNEN NEW SINGLE
ILoveMakonnen provides the feels this holiday season as he offers up a new gift from his Drink More Water 5 mixtape, “Leave U 4 Myself.”
In the Directed by Max visual, the Red Dragon wanders the streets of New York with this beloved Martha in tow, the ubiquitous mannequin head with the Ziggy Stardust-esque makeup job and a neon Glasgow smile.
TRINA “FUCK BOY”
The Diamond Princess, Trina, is back calling out the F*ckBoys out there with her latest video from her upcoming album on Penalty Entertainment which will be out in 2016.
Check out the official video from the Rico Love produced track that uses an interpolation of Easy E’s ‘Boyz in the Hood’.
ERIC PETERSON X LEAH “WINTER SUN”
As the winter solstice arrives, guitar legend Eric Peterson (Testament/Dragonlord) and Canadian Celtic songstress Leah are revealing a brand new symphonic metal track “Winter Sun”. Featuring soaring soundscapes, blazing guitar solos and ethereal, operatic vocals, the track sounds like it could have taken weeks to complete. In reality, “Winter Sun” was written and recorded in three days by incorporating app technology.
“Winter Sun” was recorded by five musicians between three different countries, so in order to quickly communicate internationally for free and have the track released by the holidays, the group incorporated the cross-platform communications app WhatsApp to pen the track.
Listen to the track via the official lyric video, posted now on Loudwire:
THE CORAL NEW VIDEO
Available now as a free download from the band’s website http://www.thecoral.co.uk, Chasing The Tail Of A Dream is the first taste of The Coral’s new album Distance Inbetween, the influential Hoylake five-piece’s first album of original material since 2010. The track is also available as an instant grat with the digital album pre-order.
A limited edition (1000 copies) 7 inch of Chasing The Tail Of A Dream, numbered and signed by the band and backed with new track Unforgiven, is available from the www.thecoral.co.uk, where you can to also pre-order Distance Inbetween.
ZAXX & KSHMR “DEEPER”
Heard throughout the festival circuit this past season, KSHMR and ZAXX’s much anticipated collaboration “Deeper” has arrived courtesy of Musical Freedom Records. The anthemic original’s energizing build-up flourishes into an unexpected drop with zapping synths and low bass kicks. The collaboration was formed from an idea that came from Tiësto while he and KSHMR were working on their release “Secrets.” This inspired KSHMR so much he then reached out to ZAXX and the result was “Deeper.” Available for free download, grab your copy today.
VENOM INC. TOUR 2016
UK-based metallers, VENOM INC., will kick off their long-anticipated North American tour next month. Initially scheduled to take place this past Fall but postponed, the rescheduled demolition will pillage its way through nearly two dozen cities from January 5th through January 28th.
BRENDA LEE NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD COUNTRY STREAMING CHART
Iconic entertainer Brenda Lee dashes to the top of the charts with “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree” at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Streaming Songs and hits the top forty on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time since 1961.
The Christmas standard landed in the Hot 100’s top 40 for the first time since Jan. 7, 1961, when it placed at No. 18 and peaked at No. 14 the week of Dec. 31, 1960. It’s Lee’s return to the top 40 with any record since 1967 when she went to 37 with Ride, Ride, Ride.
Most recently, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” remained at No. 1 on the Billboard Holiday Airplay charts.
MADEGROCERIES “THAT YEAH”
Oeaux Neal, Mauley Sincyr, and the Landlord are New Orleans trio MadeGroceries, presenting the Writers Bloc-directed music video for “That Yeah”, their new TRXVISL-produced single featuring singer and fellow Nola native Ambre Perkins, who recently wrapped a tour with Atlantic Records artist Kehlani. Mauley describes MadeGroceries as “the bread ‘n butter of this rap ish.
CATS IN SPACE NEW VIDEO
CATS IN SPACE is a brand new six piece band who, armed with their exciting brand of ‘Power Pop Rock’, will transport you back to the heady days of the 70swhen bands like ELO, Queen, 10cc & Cheap Trick, in particular, ruled the airwaves. CATS in SPACE featuring band members with a wealth if experience in the music business for over 30 years, both as writers and performers for bands like: The Sweet, Asia, T’Pau, Ian Gillan Band, Mike Oldfield, Airrace & Arena to name a few, you can expect performances if the highest caliber.
OUT NOW “REACTOR”
The album contains a whopping 12 tracks loaded with EDM, Melbourne, Gaming and Electro House. A musical journey with a futuristic and robotic theme. The album includes features from Damien Pinto (The Voice of Ultra), Jazelle Paris, Candela Cibrian and Mickey Shiloh.