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Flatbush Favorite Sheff G Shares Debut Mixtape The Unluccy Luccy Kid

One of the breakout stars of Brooklyn’s drill scene, Sheff G is the next rapper to blow out of the Five Boroughs. Coming through with an ice-cold debut mixtape, Sheff shares The Unluccy Luccy Kid. Rhyming with a booming bass voice and a unique stylistic inflection, Sheff G is known for his lyrical realism, rhyming in vivid detail about his neighborhood and his rise from poverty to prominence. On The Unluccy Luccy Kid, the 20-year-old rapper gives fans a glimpse into his state-of-mind, exploring the events that started him on the path to rap relevance, and refining his sharp storytelling instincts. With an appearance from Mozzy and multiple appearances from Sheff’s frequent rhyme partner Sleepy Hallow and with the bulk of the production handled by Great John, who provides a diverse array of soundscapes, ranging from the minor-key piano and eerie vocal samples of Brooklyn drill to Caribbean-influenced sonics, The Unluccy Luccy Kid arrives via Winner’s Circle / EMPIRE.

The Milk Carton Kids premiere new track “I’ll Be Gone,” new record “The Only Ones” out 10/18

Founded in 2011, The Milk Carton Kids swiftly emerged as a major force in the American folk tradition, blending ethereal harmonies and intricate musicianship with a uniquely powerful brand of contemporary songcraft. 2013’s ANTI-debut, The Ash & Clay, proved their national breakthrough, earning The Milk Carton Kids their first Grammy Award nomination, for “Best Folk Album.” A second Grammy nomination for “Best American Roots Performance” followed in 2015, honoring “The City of Our Lady,” from The Milk Carton Kids’ acclaimed third studio album, Monterey.

New single with Eleine “Enemies”

You’ve been betrayed sometime in your life, right? Imagine yourself walking out of that despair with a smile, a bleeding heart that will slowly heal, knowing you now have a clearer path to reach your goals in life. “United we join the fight, against our enemies.”


Los Angeles based R&B vocal group, Next Town Down releases a new track, “Front Seat” featuring label mate and rising Chicago rapper, Calboy. The release coincides with the announcement of the group’s forthcoming major label debut EP, Juliet which is due out October 11th.

THE GREAT OLD ONES Premiere Cthulhu-Inspired Music Video for New Song, “Of Dementia”

The band comments: “Cultists of the entire world, it’s with a great pride that we present to you our first video clip, produced by Zev Deans (Ghost, Behemoth, Portal, etc.), for the song ‘Of Dementia’ from our new album ‘Cosmicism.’ On this album, we have mostly turned our eyes towards the cosmos, but we have not forgotten the cold and dark abyss, populated by unspeakable entities, especially the great Cthulhu, the pure evil in the depths of the sea.”

Naya Niviah- Take Me “Higher” Into The Night

“We have our differences. We’re an art not a science. That’s what makes relationships beautiful, unique, and worth fighting for.”

Song Premiere: “Higher” by Naya Liviah


Multi Platinum recording artist Fetty Wap releases his new single “Brand New” off of his forthcoming album King Zoo to drop later this year. The uptempo record finds Fetty crooning over a caribbean-synth beat making this song a certified bop. Most recently, Fetty graced television screens nationwide closing out the 2019 MTV VMA’s as well as performing the first single off of King Zoo “Birthday” on Good Morning America.


Zero 9:36 commented on the EP, stating: “This project represents a major transition in my life. Going through this process taught me that, as both an artist and human being, you have to take risks and be willing to fail in order to truly understand who you are.”

BENEATH THE HOLLOW Release Lyric & Live Video for “Spellbound”

Chicago based Heavy Metal Band BENEATH THE HOLLOW has released both a lyric and live video for their newest single, “Spellbound.”

Christina Aguilera’s New Single from THE ADDAMS FAMILY Now Available!

The first family of Halloween, the Addams Family, is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor.

FUTURE FEATS releases “Bad Luck” // debut LP due out on FADER Label

“Bad Luck” is an emotional ballad that explores a time in FUTURE FEATS frontman IJ Quinn’s life when it seemed like the universe was against him. The video and lyrics reflect on the various superstitions suspected to result in a bad luck curse — like opening umbrellas indoors and breaking mirrors.


“‘Botox’ fell out of me pretty much start to finish one morning, “ Jamie told Parade Magazine. “I had some pent up frustration over witnessing numerous disturbing behaviors in a friend’s relationship. The song has a few layers, ultimately I’m imagining some specific consequences of a long-term relationship being based on material success or poor values.“

Becky Hill Releases “Get To Know” Today

Chart-topping artist Becky Hill has announced details of Get To Know; a collection of the songwriter’s hits to date plus four brand new songs. The 13 track record features Becky Hill’s hugely successful collaborations with Wilkinson, Sigala, Matoma, MK, Weiss, Jonas Blue and Oliver Heldens – and showcases the extraordinary talent of one of the UK’s most successful and brightest stars with “one of the finest voices in pop music today” (Annie Mac).


Today, acclaimed pop duo Electric Guest has released a new song called “Play With Me” from their forthcoming album KIN, due October 18th. The vibey track comes alongside a new video that premiered on PAPER today and is now streaming on the duo’s official YouTube channel.

NYC Poet Jane LeCroy (The Icebergs) Drops New Single

“Fallen Creature” speaks to the myth of Persephone, who was abducted by Hades and became queen of the underworld, goddess of vegetation/nature. It is her voice in this song. Persephone embodies the conflicting desires humans exhibit balancing passion and duty, bound to live in both the dark and the light. Descartes claimed that people have free will, and that is why we deserve praise or blame for our actions; but I don’t believe we truly have free will because we are ruled by our inherent desires, which we do not choose and are at the mercy of. We are drawn to certain people and experiences whether we like it or not, just as Persephone was. Despite what our best selves may strive for, we are born with deep hunger that drives us. But to be hungry, passionate, that is what also makes us most alive. Does Persephone deserve blame or praise for her role that fate bestowed upon her? Do you deserve blame or praise for your lot in life? Are you a fallen creature too?

Aephanemer (Napalm Records) releases new video “The Sovereign”

French Melodic Death Metal musicians AEPHANEMER have released an official video for the song ‘The Sovereign’, taken from the band sophomore album ‘Prokopton’, scheduled for a re-release on October 25th, 2019 via Napalm Records.

ASL collective release “Til You Pulled Up,” new album ‘Love Center’ out Dec 6, created in 72 hours

Los Angeles-based collective ASL announce their latest project, Love Center, written, recorded and produced in only 72 hours, that will be available on December 6. Along with the announcement, the band debut the first track “Til You Pulled Up.” Love Center follows their two previous EPs Beach Houseand Cabin, which spawned the hits “Early to the Party” and “Elephants,” that caught the attention of Shawn Mendes and Niall Horan, who shared their love of the music on social media.

Mercer Remix Of DJ Snake’s “Recognize” Ft. Majid Jordan Out Now

A fellow member of Pardon My French — a musical collective comprised of DJ Snake, Tchami, and Malaa — Mercer brings his signature disco stylings to his deeply infectious remix of “Recognize.” Featuring Toronto based Majid Jordan, signed to OVO who’s first global hit ‘Just Hold On We’re Going Home’ with Drake topped global charts.

Tawiah Shares “Borders” from Debut Album ‘Starts Again’ – Nov. 1 on First Word Records (British Alternative Soul)

The latest signing to the Worldwide Award-winning indie label, Tawiah is somewhat of a trailblazer in the world of alt-soul. Despite this being her debut album, she’s long-established in the UK music scene, having previously self-released two EPs and a mixtape, as well as high-profile collaborations with Cinematic Orchestra, Blood Orange, Mark Ronson, Kindness, Cee-Lo, Wiley, Zed Bias and Eric Lau. Additionally being championed by the likes of Zane Lowe, Gilles Peterson and The Guardian, and supporting Moses Sumney on his recent EU tour, it’s finally time to unleash a full solo project into the world.

Diplo Presents: Thomas Wesley – Lonely (with Jonas Brothers)

Rolling Stone has lauded Diplo’s recent splash into country music as “impressively graceful,” while the Washington Post praised “So Long” as “the century’s first great EDM-country song.”

Amon Tobin announces new album Long Stories

2019 has been a whirlwind and wildly prolific year for acclaimed electronic music pioneer Amon Tobin. Emerging in April with his first album in eight years, Fear In A Handful Of Dust instantly hit #1 on iTunes electronic chart, the Bandcamp electronic chart and the US college radio electronic chart, receiving adulation from fans and press alike.

Bang Bang Romeo Release New Single and Video for “Love Yourself ft. Example”

Hot off the heels of touring sold-out stadiums with icon P!NK on her record-breaking, 10th highest grossing tour of all time in UK and Europe, Yorkshire trio BANG BANG ROMEO release an explosive and heart-felt track titled ‘Love Yourself’ which features global artist EXAMPLE.


Family acoustic-rock trio Wildwood Kin made quite the impression with their 2017 debut album ‘Turning Tides’. It set them on course for an enthralling ride which led to majestic performances at Glastonbury, Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park and the Teenage Cancer Trust’s ‘A Beautiful Night Out’ at the Royal Albert Hall – plus extensive support from Radio 2 and BBC Introducing. A growing fanbase fell under their spell in the process, pushing them past the 20 million streams landmark.


PEOPLE festival, curated by Bon Iver´s Justin Vernon and The National, has always been a place of unique pairings of artistic worlds colliding and crystallizing, and “WHY NOT” captures the exhilaration of music made in the moment.