Always repping for his West Oakland neighborhood, J. Stalin is known for his slick sense of street lyricism over slap-heavy beats – and that is exactly what he delivers on his new album Tears Of Joy 2.

Wild Moccasins share long-distance ode “Longtime Listener” at NPR Music

“As I was writing this song, I wanted it to read as if I was having a straightforward conversation with someone very close to me — no fluff at all, just pure honesty.

While I did write the song about my current partner moving away and about the literal distance between us, the song also symbolizes the figurative distance that can form between partners in the same room. As I became more immersed in the process of making this record, it became harder and harder for me to stay up late to make the obligatory “How are you?” phone call. Throughout the whole process, I dwelled over the luck and timing of it all, but the relationship with myself grew stronger and I learned to have faith in fate.” – Zahira Gutierrez, Wild Moccasins

“Like That” By Kris Wu Debuts At #73 On The Billboard Hot 100

“Like That”—the new single from Chinese recording artist, songwriter, producer, and actor Kris Wu—has debuted at #73 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking his first Hot 100 entry and the highest chart position from a Chinese artist. The song also reached #1 on the US iTunes Chart immediately following its release on May 18. Out now on Ace Unit/ Interscope Records, “Like That” is Wu’s first release since signing an exclusive international recording agreement with Universal Music Group (UMG) and follows his previous hit “Deserve” featuring Travis Scott.

Red Sleeping Beauty release unofficial World Cup song Dressed In Yellow and Blue

Stockholm synthpop trio Red Sleeping Beauty received international acclaim for the album Kristina two years ago (the sixth best indiepop album of 2016 according to the mighty Popmatters). While the band together with Tomas Bodén (The Radio Dept., Differenet) work on their fourth album to be released towards the end of the year, they decided to record and release the unofficial Swedsih World Cup song Dressed in Yellow and Blue.

Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana Return To The NBA Finals

The NBA announced today that 10-time Grammy® Award winner and legendary San Francisco guitarist Carlos Santana and, jazz and rock drummer Cindy Blackman Santana will return to the NBA Finals stage to perform the national anthem on Sunday, June 3 before Game 2 of the NBA Finals 2018 presented by YouTube TV between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Carlos and Cindy Blackman Santana has performed their distinctive rendition of the anthem during each of the last three Finals. Game 2 will air live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.

Rappers Are In Danger (R.A.I.D.) NEW VIDEO by Dana Coppa

While Dana is no rookie to the Hip-Hop Scene, the visuals for 1Time are a fresh take from the overplayed norm. With roots in Illinois and Wisconsin, Dana is used to playing both sides of the border and his style and versatility in his repertoire shows it. Portable boom boxes and rap tapes shaped Dana’s love for hip-hop, stemming from the local the community center in Rockford, IL, as a child, trying to memorize lyrics from Boogie Boys, UTFO, Sugar Hill Gang, and Roxanne Shante. The movie Beat Street took over his life. But the thing that drove Dana the most was his love of freestyling. From middle school till now, Dana rocks a freestyle with ease. He will stop a set, pick someone out in the crowd, and start freestyling about them.

COMESS: Decibel Premieres “Decrepit” From Noisy

Botched & Flailed is the impending full-length debut from Louisville, Kentucky-based noisy hardcore behemoths COMESS. Captured by Tom Curtis of Dead Bird Studios in Louisville, Kentucky and mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, Full of Hell, Vallenfyre) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon, the record boasts twenty-seven minutes of noise-strewn, nihilistic, audio bedlam.

Track Premiere: Comess – ‘Decrepit’

Craig Paddock Releases “Irene” EP

Today, New Orleans based singer songwriter, Craig Paddock, released his EP, Irene, an intimate collections of original songs about everyone’s innate longing for love. In six songs, Paddock contemplates how not all of us will end up with a happy ending, but we all seek one out anyway. Irene closes ambiguously, and the listener is left to wonder whether the subjects of Paddock’s songs end up together or not.

rx Soul – “Rose Lane”

Continuing to impress after bursting onto the scene in late 2017 with Hype Machine topping debut “All The Way There” and an infectious collaboration with rapper Indica, LA based newcomer rx Soul drops his fourth track “Rose lane”. rx Soul wows on a sprawling, soulful soundscape, marrying gorgeous vocal tones against shape shifting, expansive production, “Rose lane” serves as a stellar addition to the growing catalog of a new artist to watch over the coming months.

Occlusions Share “Kissing Silhouette” EP

Today, Occlusions release their self produced debut EP, Kissing Silhouette. Pulling sounds and inspiration from hip-hop, R&B, chillwave, grunge, witch house, and pop, the EP is a carefully concocted cocktail that’s sure to satisfy your ears and mind alike.

French/American Alternative/blues rockers Hooka Hey stream entire new album ‘War Cry’

After spending the last weeks spreading some various audio and video excerpts from the effort, American/French “Transylvanian Voodoo” alternative-rock band Hooka Hey just officially released its debut album ‘War Cry’ for digital exclusive through the main legal platforms such as iTunes, Deezer, Spotify.

Amr Mohsen share Some hot track for your ears “Running”

Amr Mohsen has has hit the ground running with his latest single ‘Running’. The EDM Music Producer has his own style that lies between Progressive Trance and Progressive House. Hailing from the land of the Pyramids, Egypt the song has amassed over 1 million plays on Soundcloud. Enjoy the music! Signed to Dmax Recordings, Soviet Recordings & Hypnotized Records!

Nusixties neo-hippies Mobvibe invade music startup Musicngear, a product recommendation startup for musicians and music aficionados is being invaded by a horde of time-travelling neo-hippies and their fans for its newly founded in-office concert series titled ​“Livingroom concerts”​. Mobvibe’s debut album ​“The Nusixties Invasion”​pioneers a brand new sound that bridges the 60’s with modern electronic music and sets up Musicngear’s stage for an ​explosive live​show full of happy vibes of retro nostalgia.