@skopemag news for December 11, 2018 @ noon est

LA Rapper Charles X releases “Prozac” on HipHopDX – EID2 Out 2019

Charles X is tearing back onto the US scene with his new single “Prozac”, premiering on HipHopDX. The rapper and jokingly self-proclaimed “bad guitar and bad piano” player has spent the last three years igniting on the international stage, releasing three full-length albums, Revolution and the Day After (2015), Sounds of the Yesteryear (2016), and Peace (2017), and writing more material for release in 2019. “Prozac” runs a pounding beat into the frenetic flow and feverish tempo of X’s lyrics, making a stampeding entrance for the first single off his upcoming record EID2, out early 2019.


“‘Your Name’ was written in New York with my good friend Scott Harris (Shawn Mendes, X-Ambassadors),” Plested told Substream Magazine. “We started the session talking about a girl, someone I’d found myself talking about every day, everywhere I went, to everyone I met in LA the month before. So we decided to write the song about that; not being able to stop talking about someone you love or have lost! It’s sad because it could be about loss, but it can be happy because it’s about remembering someone and having someone to miss.”

PREMIERE: Plested gets used to being alone in “Your Name” video

Daryl Hall & John Oates Set 2019 Tour Dates

After another incredible touring year, which included such legendary venues as Madison Square Garden and The Fabulous Forum, Daryl Hall & John Oates will take to the road again in 2019, featuring a three-night residency at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas for their first performances there since 2014, on Wednesday March 20, Friday March 22, and Saturday March 23 of next year.

Bolder Range Operators “Jingle Bell Rock”

The Colorado-based duo, comprised of brothers Johnny and Ted Phillips, decided to take on their first album as a Christmas gift to their mother. After frequently being told the two should cut a record it was the magic of the Christmas season, and the spirit of giving, that finally birthed their debut, “That Other Christmas Album.” Their feel-good vibe and charismatic vocals craft a sound that is the perfect backdrop for any holiday party or family get together.


December 10, 2018) CHAMPIONSHIPS, the fourth studio album from multi-platinum rapper and criminal justice reform advocate MEEK MILL is the #1 album in country. The 19 song collection sits atop the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. He’s also earned his best streaming week ever to date in addition to his first Billboard Hot 100 top 10 as “Going Bad (feat. Drake) debuts at #6. The triumphant first week comes on the heels of the gold certification of CHAMPIONSHIPS album cut, “Dangerous (feat. PnB Rock & Jeremih),” which simultaneously reached #1 at Urban mainstream radio. This marks the Philadelphia rapper’s second #1 album, with 2015’s DREAMS WORTH MORE THAN MONEY debuting at #1, where it spent 2 consecutive weeks.

Meek Mill’s ‘Championships’ Debuts at No. 1

Yalee “Hollyhood” New Single!

Ozay Moore and Theory Hazit drop hip-hop banger “Nu Zulu”

Tag team rules apply this time though as Theory Hazit effortlessly swoops in to play the Hawk to Ozay Moore’s Animal. Both emcees spit some tribal fire over Man@Work’s jittery beat which has an addictive barefoot bounce to boot. The two rhyme sprayers aim for the head and gut with verses filled with playful braggadocio and sarcastic humor. Peep the wordplay.

Paul De Leon Releases Mellow New Single ‘Criminals’

Australian born singer-songwriter, Paul De Leon, has released his brand new single, ‘Criminals’ and it lives up to all expectations following the success of his previous releases ‘The One You Want’ and ‘Take It Away’.

Before entering the world of singing and song writing, Paul De Leon was a drummer and guitarist. His music is best described as mellow indie rock, full of infectious hooks and powerful instrumentation. His song writing oozes passion and authenticity, both lyrically and melodically.

Mechanical God Creation sign to Goatmancer Records

“We are very pleased to start this collaboration with the label Goatmancer that after listening to the new album they believed in the band. Talking to them we found out we had the same goals and it was natural for us to find interest in them. We can’t wait to start the work with the label and spread our music all around the world.”

Nat Smithson & Nights on Mayfair – ‘What Life Wants For Me’ Single

Nat Smithson & Nights on Mayfair is the blend of Nat Smithson’s evocative soul vocals and the Motown inspired sound of Australian soul band Nights on Mayfair. Through their mutual love for classicism and quality, they’ve come together to release the uplifting single What Life Wants For Me.

VIDEO: Lydian Collective unveil infectious ‘High 555’ video

After the success of their popular debut acclaimed album ‘Adventure’, (which has generated over 1 million album streams on Spotify in just 6 months). Lydian Collective are now following this up with their new single ‘High 555’.

Breaking News: Rapper Millyz boasts about selling dope in Stoneham, Reading, Melrose, & Peabody MA

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Iyamah drops the video for new single ‘Seasons’

Guide Dog to release new single ‘Dead Beat’ on New Years Eve

Pizzagirl releases emotional xmas roller-coaster ‘Pizza For Christmas’

Fresh from airing his season 2 EP to a rousing reception from The Guardian, Noisey, The Sunday Times, NME, DIY, DORK and many more, rising bedroom-pop artist Pizzagirl closes out his debut year as an artist with a Christmas epic. From the confines of his bedroom studio (AKA The Beatzzeria) in Liverpool, Pizzagirl channels George Michael to bring us a synth soaked emotional rollercoaster around facing the prospect of a lonely yuletide, on Pizza For Christmas.

J.D. Shelburne’s Debut Single “One Less Girl” Gaining Traction At Country Radio

“As an artist that has been in this town for 10 years, I can finally say I have a song on country radio! I have been working around the clock, touring non stop, meeting as many fans along the way as I can and making connections,” says Shelburne. ” I just picked up my 15th add on Country radio last week! I am thrilled for this and to see where it takes us. I truly feel the sky is the limit.”

R&B/Pop band Blesd returns with an anthem of “Healing”

Los Angeles-based R&B/Pop act, Blesd, is spreading a message of peace and catharsis with their new single, “Healing.” We partnered with Singer’s Room to bring this soulful plea to the world. Originally written after the Las Vegas shooting and hurricanes Irma and Maria, Blesd set out to create a powerful and uplifting message for those who have suffered.

“It’s a year later now and every time we perform it, it seems like there’s just been another tragedy. We hope that people will be able to turn this song on and find a little bit of peace.”

PREMIERE: R&B Band Blesd Soars With Soulful “Healing”


Amanda Palmer announces new album; shares first song

Amanda Palmer has announced the eagerly-awaited release of her first solo album in more than six years. THERE WILL BE NO INTERMISSION is now available for presale in multiple formats on AMANDAPALMER.NET and will be released on March 8, 2019. Alongside the album, Palmer is independently releasing an artbook of narrative photography to accompany the album’s release. The hardback version is exclusively presold to Amanda’s Patrons. For more information on Amanda’s Patreon and the book visit: AMANDAPALMER.NET.

Boy Harsher shares music video for new single ‘Fate’, announces tour dates

Ahead of its release in February, Massachusetts darkwave duo Boy Harsher are sharing another single from their anticipated Careful album.

The track, “Fate,” is accompanied by an unsettling music video directed by Bryan M. Ferguson that plays out like a twisted vampire film a’la Raw or Let The Right One In.

24hrs Focuses on Life’s Most Important Things in the Glowing “Family and Money” Video

Rap’s most reliable purveyor of high-pitched hooks, singer 24hrs’ music sounds like the future. Holing up in his studio with money and models, 24 shares “Family & Money,” his latest video. Anchored by a cinematic instrumental from Hit-Boy, who provides celebratory horn stabs, melancholy synths, and a rumbling low-end, “Family & Money” is a mission statement for 24, striking a nice lyrical balance between his love of luxury cars and clothes with his deep loyalty to his family. In the video, 24hrs glows up in yellow-tinted life, counting and throwing thousands of dollars in the air in the company of gorgeous models, as he roasts a blunt and coifs his afro. “Family & Money” is the opening track from Houses On The Hill, 24’s debut studio album, released in November.


Over the weekend, Joyful Noise Recordings invited artists from their roster and friends of the label to their headquarters in Indianapolis to record a holiday song of their choice at Postal Recording.

Featuring a variety of covers, traditional favorites and brand new originals, these exclusive tracks were each recorded in just one hour, with an amazing list of artists contributing: Danielson, Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), C.J. Boyd, Ohmme, No Joy, Dumb Numbers, Eerie Wanda, Mike Adams, Psychic Temple, Kishi Bashi, Kid Millions (Oneida), The Low Anthem, Thor Harris–even David Yow was there.


Singer, songwriter, and versatile producer Shooter Jennings has been announced as producer of legendary Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan’s forthcoming solo album. The duo began working on the album in March of 2018 at Station House studios in Echo Park, CA, writing and recording in-between McKagan’s tours with Guns N’ Roses and the release of Jennings’ acclaimed new album Shooter. McKagan’s solo album is expected to be released in 2019.

Industrial Noise Project SPIRIT IN THE ROOM Reveals New Ode to the Ignorant, “The Future is Immediate”

Channeling the influence of artists such as Nick Cave, Depeche Mode and Black Sabbath wrapped in shroud of punk rock, Los Angeles industrial/noise amalgamation SPIRIT IN THE ROOM has recently turned heads in the heavy rock music scene via performances with the likes of Deftones and the release of several undeniably potent singles.

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Have You Ever Seen The Rain’ short form project unveiled

As part of an ongoing campaign to commemorate Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 50th anniversary, Craft Recordings is pleased to present an official short form audio visual project offering a fresh take on their timeless standard, “Have You Ever Seen The Rain.” Following the “Fortunate Son” video moment earlier this year, “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” conveys a wholly different dimension of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s enduring relevance – separate from politics or American traditions, something more personal and eternally youthful. Filmed in “Big Sky Country” Montana, the project pays tribute to nostalgia, friendship and adventure.