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Savage Ga$p releases “i hope ur doing well,” the first single from his forthcoming debut album

“I hope ur doing well” sums up everything we didn’t know about Savage Ga$p. The multi-talented vocalist and lyricist wears his heart on his tatted sleeve in this compassionate ballad. “She moved to London for some other dude and I’m still lowkey upset,” he said, “but I hope she’s doing well.”

The release marks the beginning of his debut album cycle and the 21-year-old, born Gaspare Magaddino, has something to prove: “If you know me to make catchy growl-rap for the eBoys on TikTok, please find your seats,” he tells us. “Act II is about to begin.”

Sea Wolf Releases New Track “Forever Nevermore” Off Forthcoming Album ‘Through A Dark Wood’

Alternative indie/folk artist Sea Wolf has released a contemplative new song, “Forever Nevermore”, along with an illustrative new video. The track depicts a specific, transformative moment in time with vivid imagery and a driving melody, as the narrator tries to move on while reflecting on what has transpired. “Forever Nevermore” is off Sea Wolf’s first new album in six years, Through A Dark Wood, which releases on March 20 via Dangerbird Records.


Using his tales of living in the trenches of Philadelphia as inspiration, SimxSantana has the heart and talent poised to be Philly’s next star. While cultivating a massive fanbase in his hometown and beyond, SimxSantana shares eerie and bouncy banger “Cannabis” today via Columbia Records. Effortlessly combining his crime-riddled bars and ferocious delivery, “Cannabis” echoes a relentless barrage of disrespectful bars, dismissing clout chasers who really aren’t about it: “yall’ for cameras and sh*t/n*gga this how we live/we pull guns in this sh*t and we split n*ggas’ lips”. The official music video direct

Single: Chucky Chee$e – Life

Independent artist Chucky Chee$e out of Delaware drops the single “Life”.

With a message of working hard, never giving up and creating unity in our communities, “Life” speaks to everyone, no matter their background. The artists’ creativity does not only show in his music, but also the single’s artwork, which he created himself.

Yung Mal & Stunna4Vegas Teach Trap Math in Their New Video

A master of distributing syllables in unpredictable fashion, ATL rapper Yung Mal has the freshest flow in his city. Revisiting a standout cut from his Iceburg mixtape, Mal shares “Numbers (Remix),” his new video. “Numbers” is a spritely trap banger defined by hyperactive piano, setting the scene for Mal to teach some math: “Judge gave my brother ten/He hit a move for eleven bricks/Don’t fuck with 12, I’m never gon’ snitch/The trap behind me, that’s thirteen sticks.” The remix recruits loud-mouthed rising star Stunna4Vegas for a typically brash verse, countering Mal’s precision with brash abandon. In the video, directed by NDOH, Mal escapes from the police to fight in an underground boxing match. After knocking out his opponent, Mal meets up with Stunna to party in Zone 6 with models and bottles. “Numbers” (Remix) is the latest in a quality string of releases from Mal that started late last year, including the raucous “Stashed In The Vent,” “Juggernaut,” a new single produced by Kappa (Gucci Mane, Lil GotIt). and “Started Actin’ Funny,” Mal’s bite-sized banger that inspired a video with appearances from BlocBoy JB and NLE Choppa.

Bronx Rapper Justin Rarri Releases “STRONG featuring Lil Poppa” Today On Interscope Records

The Bronx born and raised sensation spent late last year building momentum releasing his debut mixtape 4EVARARRi. The project featured his hit track “W2LEEZY,” which amassed oved eight million views on YouTube and nineteen million streams on Spotify as well as garnered recognition from the Los Angeles Lakers and the NFL. The nine song EP also features “TREESHA” (shy of two million views on YouTube) and “D3MONS,” which Complex called “one of the project’s biggest highlights.” Inspired by artist like Young Thug, Future and A$AP Rocky as well as his New York City upbringing Justin Rarri will continue to fuse his melodic flow with hard-hitting beats as he continues to release music this year. STAY TUNED.


Twenty years ago songwriter Shelly Peiken ushered in the new millennium by penning it’s very first #1 song, the feminist anthem “What A Girl Wants” which was the #1 song in the United States on January 1, 2000. Looking back now on what’s transpired culturally when it comes to gender and gender roles, it’s very poetic that “What A Girl Wants” marked the start of the 21st century. This year Peiken is celebrating her incredible career in music by revisiting some of her biggest hits and recording her own versions of her most beloved songs starting with “What a Girl Wants” which was released worldwide today.

Nada Surf release new album ‘Never Not Together’

Today, Nada Surf has released their long-awaited new LP, NEVER NOT TOGETHER, via Barsuk. It’s the band’s ninth studio recording — their first in almost four years — and it received significant praise ahead of its release. After the release of album standout “So Much Love,” Rolling Stone proclaimed it “a driving, elegant song about being constantly blown away by the way the passing beauty of everyday life can help free up a heavy mind,” and praised its “sun-through-clouds loveliness.”

Song You Need to Know: Nada Surf, ‘So Much Love’

Wave Break Releases New Single “Out Of Breath”

“Out of Breath is about a general feeling of desperation after friends let you down or things go wrong, and wanting to come out stronger on the other side. Wave Break had some of those experiences after our EP came out in 2018 and we put that inspiration into this song.”

Port Juvee share the frantic new single “Drugstore”

Calgary based post-punk band Port Juvee shares the next single from their forthcoming sophomore LP MOTION CONTROL. “Drugstore” is a frantic post-punk anthem that blends heavy riffs with melodic precision. We’ve partnered with KERRANG! to bring you the exclusive premiere. They proclaim that “Port Juvee will have you shouldering your way to the front row.” Be sure to catch them at New Colossus Fest, SXSW & Treefort Music Festival later this year.

Palomino Blond share new single “Damage”, announce split with Las Nubes

“Damage” fluidly blends punk-pop and garage rock with singer Carli Acosta’s too-cool-for-school vocal sound highlighted by punchy drums and some serious guitar shredding. The track alludes to the band’s side of the split which packs raw energy and unbridled choruses, while Las Nubes songs transition from melancholy dream-pop to blistering punk rock sung in English and Spanish. Both sides of the split were recorded and mixed by Jonathan Nuñez of Miami heavy legends Torche and mastered by Zach Weeks at GodCity Studio.


Today, multi-platinum singer-songwriter Georgia Ku returns with her much-anticipated second single – “Ever Really Know” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services via Atlantic Records. The infectious new song arrives alongside an official companion video, which premiered on V Magazine earlier today. Directed by acclaimed fashion photographer/filmmaker Mariah Winter, the visual is streaming now via YouTube.


No Face No Case includes the #TRUSday series of singles released each Tuesday since the start of 2020, including 2 Chainz & Skooly’s “Virgil Discount,” Sleepy Rose’s “Woo,” Skooly’s “How I Feel (Remix) (Feat. NoCap & Quando Rondo),” and Worl’s “New Levels New Devils.” The 15-track release features additional appearances from NLE Choppa, Quavo and Bear1boss, and also includes the previously released posse cut “Shoot It Out,” Skooly’s bubbly “Pop Off,” Sleepy Rose & 2 Chainz’ hometown anthem “Georgia” and Hott LockedN’s menacing “G-Wagon.”

Andy Frasco Announces ‘Keep On Keepin On’ LP, Shares Title Track

Andy Frasco has announced his upcoming LP Keep On Keepin’ On Out April 24th via SideOneDummy Records. The album is a powerful musical snapshot of what’s going on with Andy, his band and his fans. It’s a therapeutic helping of rock n roll with powerful pop and Americana roots influence. “Keep On Keepin’ On lands somewhere between an emotionally raw therapy session and a rowdy house party.”

Andy Frasco Finds His Therapy on New Album ‘Keep On Keepin’ On,’ Title Track

NYC’s Slayter Connects with Sada Baby For Tough-Talking Banger “Louis V Umbrella”

tacking street-savvy bars with a gravelly growl, Slayter proudly stands up for his NYC neighborhood. Continuing his already-prolific 2020 with hard-as-nails new music, Slayter shares “Louis V Umbrella,” his new video single. Boasting eerie pianos fit for a slasher film, “Louis V Umbrella” provides an excellent canvas for Slayter and guest rapper Sada Baby to get creative with their smack talk: “Real whoop business, who wit it?/Shoot him in the head and make him feel his true feelings/Who did it? You better not rat, ay/I beat a n**** dead with a bat, ay,” says Sada Baby. With his controlled delivery, Slayter provides an excellent foil for Skuba’s manic antics, rhyming matter of factly about his expansive bankroll: “Coulda bought a car, but I spent that sh*t on a Rollie/N****s lucky they ain’t got a chance to meet the old me.” In the video, Slayter and Sada gather a crew and post up in several NYC locations, counting bands, flashing jewels, and imitating Sada Baby’s dance moves. “Louis V Umbrella” is the first single from World Got Me Fucked Up Vol. 1, Slayter’s upcoming mixtape, coming soon via Cinematic Music Group.

Introducing Blake Rose and New Single ‘Gone.’

After delivering an exhilarating live set at Los Angeles’ Moroccan Lounge earlier this week, rising Australian singer, songwriter and producer Blake Rose returns today with his smoldering new single, “Gone.” Written and produced entirely by Blake, the song starts out as a delicate ballad, before gradually building added layers of lush production complementing the urgent intensity in his vocals.

Alt Pop Artist Adam Jensen Releases Revealing New Single Inmate 8576

Yes, the Boston-based alt-pop artist is releasing his newest single, “Inmate 8576,” about his recent stretch in prison. Jensen wrote the song on a piece of brown paper bag, using an anti-shank pen he found in the yard.

Amanda Shires Debuts “Deciphering Dreams”

Additionally, Shires announces a run of tour dates across North America, which kicks off this evening in Jackson, MS with further stops in Atlanta, Washington D.C., Houston, Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Brooklyn and more.

Amanda Shires Returns With Swirling New Song ‘Deciphering Dreams’


Acclaimed reggae-rock outfit 4th & Orange reveals their first track of the decade today in celebration of their iconic hometown, “In the LBC.” The feel-good Long Beach anthem – an ode to Dove Shack’s classic ’95 song “Summertime in the LBC” ft Warren G – arrives alongside a summertime vibe visual directed by Michael Garcia. Let 4th & Orange take you on a journey through their favorite beachside city – watch HERE. Today marks their festival debut in Long Beach, CA’s One Love Cali Reggae Fest – making today all about LBC.

JP Saxe Releases New EP, “Hold It Together” Via Arista Records

The song was produced by FINNEAS, who recently took home the Producer of the Year award at this year’s Grammy’s, and has been publicly lauded by fellow recording artists, including Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, Sasha Sloan, Gwen Stefani, Lennon Stella and more. In addition to these tracks, the EP features fan-favorite, “25 In Barcelona” and new songs, “3 Minutes,” “Explain You” and title track, “Hold It Together.”

Sukihana Lives Large in the NSFW Video for Her New Anthem “Pretty & Ratchet”

Encouraging her legion of fans and followers to be true to themselves, Sukihana proudly defies all expectations. Expertly combining the rich life and the ratchet life, Suki shares “Pretty & Ratchet,” her opulent new video. Produced by @BiggDFasho (Jay-Z, Chris Brown) and @daRealLamb (Missy Elliott, Beyonce), “Pretty & Ratchet”is a triumphant anthem, as Suki dives into her backstory and details how she emerged from rough circumstances. In the video, directed by Benny Thrash, Suki leaves her past behind, rocking a Chanel swimsuit and a fur coat as she drives an Aston Martin to the tarmac to catch her private jet. The jet takes her to a mansion, where Suki cavorts with her model friends, partying in the bed and bath ’til the crack of dawn.