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Heralding its arrival, he just shared the cinematic music video for “What It Look Like.” Directed by Kid Art [Pusha T, Yo Gotti], the gritty clip places French in the middle of an underground New York City hideout alongside bosses of all stripes. As a Scorpion runs across the frame only to be trapped by a glass, shadowy deals go down before the MC dominates an ominous beat with deft rhymes and a chantable hook, “Hit the club up, what it look like? Hit your block up, what it look like? Saw a hundred million cash, what it look like?…They saw me from the bottom, what it look like?”

Celebrate “Christmas Morning” with Ryan Brahms’ moving new single

Ryan Brahms celebrates the holiday cheer with his new single “Christmas Morning”. A heartfelt, passionate track celebrates the magic of the season – and the joy of sharing that moment with a loved one. Intimate and sweeping, it invigorates and inspires for the perfect holiday mood.

A soft piano melody gently leads listeners in, before swelling into an emotive pop hit. It’s a celebration of love, but also a validation, as the lyrics share, “It’s like God pressed a button… and all of a sudden, it’s Christmas morning.” Brahms masterfully delivers an intoxicating blend of emotion and energy, keeping listeners coming back for more.


Teyana Taylor – multi-hyphenate R&B superstar singer, songwriter, producer, director, dancer/choreographer, actor, fitness guru, model, mother, Harlem native – announces the release of “We Got Love,” her brand new single available today via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings. In celebration of the new single release, Teyana will be headlining her own Art Basel Miami concert series in partnership with Def Jam and Courvoisier.


Rich The Kid is returning with his new release with his new partner label Republic Records and is looking toward 2020 with his greatest music yet. In 2017 Rich The Kid delivered his intoxicating “New Freezer” with Kendrick Lamar. The RIAA double Platinum track was followed by the triple Platinum colossal single “Plug Walk” in 2018. At this point, Rich The Kid had merely hit his stride after years of grinding, making records and breaking other acts like the world famous Migos and Famous Dex. Rich’s fame was growing as both a star rapper and label entrepreneur. The World Is Yours debuted in 2018, fueled by the aforementioned “New Freezer” and “Plug Walk.” Titled as a clear nod to Nas, the project showcased how Rich The Kid navigated seamlessly through crafting bangers that not only could live in a club, but also through car radios and AirPods. He followed with The World Is Yours 2 and is now ready to bring the world his new music.

A Holy Foreshadowing: Seductive Songstress NIKI BLACK Welcomes Rising Artist NISHA On New Track

“NISHA is one of a kind,” shares Black. “I shared ‘Hallelujah’ with her when it first came out and, to my divine surprise, she asked if she could cut a verse. There was a part awaiting her, a holy foreshadowing. We had already bonded spiritually at this point, merging our identities and thoughts into one union of understanding – rebels, brown women, souls who know borders but exist without them, intergenerational prototypes – a final connection to seal this was this verse on hallelujah, my favorite song. NISHA enriched the song in the same way she has enriched my life with her talent, artistry and knowledgeable view on reality. Her lyrics speak to the scorned nature of the rebel who also feels holy, the damned angel who thinks that you gave her your wings to fly, the saint and the sinner. She worded her verse so wonderfully and powerfully, it makes me want to take to the streets and scream it as catharsis.”


PLEASE EXCUSE ME FOR BEING ANTISOCIAL includes iconic features from such superstars as Meek Mill, Ty Dolla $ign, Mustard, and Lil Durk alongside such stellar new singles as “Tip Toe (Feat. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie),” “Start Wit Me (Feat. Gunna),” and “Big Stepper,” all of which are joined by companion visuals streaming now at the official Roddy Ricch YouTube channel HERE.

OTF Vultures Lil Durk & Booka600 Recruit G Herbo for “Riot” Video

Following in the melodic footsteps of label boss Lil Durk, Only The Family is one of Chicago’s pre-eminent rap crews. Directly confronting their hometown’s unfair crackdown on drill music, Lil Durk shares “Riot,” his latest music video. Recruiting his OTF signee Booka600, who weaves his voice through producer Niaggi’s bouncing classical piano for the inciting hook, Durk blesses his rising success, but vents his frustration about the forces preventing him from performing in the city he loves: “I made the news/I visit schools/They still denied me for my shows, I’m so confused,” sings Durk. The new single also features an appearance from G Herbo, who growls a verse about improving lives of the kids on the streets: “I told the youngins be better than me/If I don’t try and help em I’m less of a man.” Directed by Ant Soulo, the video takes place in a post-apocalyptic landscape, as Durk, Booka, and Herbo start a riot, tagging abandoned, destroying cars, and generally causing mayhem.

Watch Loyal Lobos’ “Criminals” (Executive Produced By Teddy Geiger) Video via Remezcla

As Loyal Lobos, Andrea Silva mines memories of a childhood growing up in the countryside of the Colombian capital, Bogotá, and her experiences as a young adult in LA to create poetic, painterly music that makes sweeping allusions to love, sexuality, and femininity. She moved to LA at age 18 to pursue her dream and there, Loyal Lobos was born. After performing in numerous bands and experimenting with different sounds, she found the essence of her solo sound and in 2016 wrote the music that would become her first EP, The Fall.


Tate says of the self-written track, “‘stupid’ is pretty much about that person that drives you crazy, but can never get out of your head. It’s the person that is everything you shouldn’t want, but you do.”

Andrew Bird Confirms Spring 2020 Tour Dates

Today, Grammy nominated, internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Andrew Bird announces the spring 2020 “My Finest Work Yet” tour (including rescheduled dates) with support from Erika Wennerstrom from the Heartless Bastards. The two recently collaborated on a new version of Bird’s “Manifest,” and this tour will provide them an opportunity to perform the track live for audiences across the United States. Bird will also be making a special appearance at this Sunday’s WXRT Holiday Jam at The Vic Theatre in Chicago.

Jon Patrick Walker Shares the Timely “Happy Xmas (In the Edge Times)”

A highly respected actor for 25 years, appearing on Broadway (most recently playing King George to raves on the national tour of Hamilton), on Television and in Film, JP made the leap into songwriting and music-making, releasing his first album, The Guilty Party, in 2013. Jon’s 2016 follow-up, People Going Somewhere garnered excellent reviews, as did his 2018 effort, a six-song EP entitled, You And I.