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Artist: Ocean’s Envy – Track: Fire

Ocean’s Envy is a Dallas, Texas based powerhouse of a band from frontman Kurt Mantheiy. Kurt spent the genesis of his musical career playing and touring in hardcore/punk bands and now brings that counter culture intensity to the more mature sounds of Ocean’s Envy. By day Kurt works as an entertainment lawyer (sometimes arguing with your favorite bands management and legal counsel), but by nights he is posted up in the studio blending emotional guitars and heavy synths with passioned vocals. The songwriting goes as deep as the wounds left from a life of chronic illness and heartbreak, but with a light at the end of the tunnel.

Artist: 4N Jig – Track: From Chi to the Stuy

Jig has a lot in store for the hip-hop world. As a member of the hip-hop duo 4n Boyz, he has released some notable music to date. The duo’s 6 track mixtape titled 4n Affairs features hot tracks “Auto Jig” and “Auto Hammy”. Jig has only touched the surface, though. With tons of unreleased music, fans can expect to hear a variety of new music with notable features from the Chicago artist on a regular basis. With a lot of hits to come, Jig plans to take his talents on the road in the near future. You can find Jig on all digital streaming and social media platforms.

French Montana and VEVO Release Performance Video for “FTMU”

Vevo announces French Montana as the next artist in their Ctrl.At.Home series with a performance of “FTMU” premiering today. Vevo’s Ctrl series highlights the work of hard-hitting, cutting-edge musicians making an impact in today’s music scene – both emerging and established. These artists demand attention, and Vevo’s Ctrl shines a deserving spotlight. French Montana’s performance follows sessions from Rick Ross, Common, Rapsody, Fat Joe, Jeezy, Jadakiss, Fabolous, A$AP Ferg and more.


“Block Traffic,” “Through The Window,” a single Kranium blessed fans with at the top of cuffing season, and “Gal Policy,” Kranium’s summer hit that took the world and dancehall scene by storm, are all rumored to be a part of a new body of work expected in 2021.

Artists To Watch, Alexander 23 and Jeremy Zucker Share Video For “Nothing’s the Same”

Last week Alexander 23 and Jeremy Zucker shared their collaboration, “Nothing’s the Same.” The duo teamed up to detail their emotions on their current mindset. Together they construct a hazy “unofficial quarantine anthem” about their feelings of constant uncertainty and isolation during this time. The track was listed as one of UPROXX’s “Best Pop Songs of the Week” and garnered attention from Ones To Watch who singled out their lyrics, “[they] flow out like stream-of-conscious poetry atop subtle ripples of beautifully understated production.” Today they reveal the empathetic video which helps paints the picture of the meaning being the song. A feeling we can all relate to – we watch time quickly pass by while they both they continue to take part in their daily routines.

Jenny March Releases Music Video for “All In”

“My single ‘All In’ was inspired by the first time I met my boyfriend and the adventures we would go on and things that he did that caught my attention,” Jenny shared with Flaunt. “We had this instant connection that I knew I couldn’t look past. When creating the video for the track, I pulled inspiration from videos of the late 90s and early 2000s, which I have always been obsessed with since growing up. You see fish eye lens shots, low angles, pops of colors, and of course, 90s “Robot” back up dancers.”


Today, Young Bombs shared the official video for their wistful, country-tinged single featuring three-time GRAMMY Award winner Darius Rucker called “Wrong Side of Love.” The song, described by ABC News Radio as “a brooding ode to a doomed love story, set to a catchy and dance-able beat,” has racked up over one million global streams since its release.

David Bowie Birthday Single Available January 8 With Covers Of Mother And Tryin’ To Get To Heaven

To celebrate what would have been the 74th birthday of David Bowie on January 8, two previously unreleased cover versions John Lennon’s “Mother” and Bob Dylan’s “Tryin’ To Get To Heaven” will be released as a very special limited edition 7” single.

The 7” single is limited to 8147 numbered copies, 1000 of which will be on cream colored vinyl available only from the official David Bowie store and Rhino.com (the remainder will be black). Both tracks will be available to stream and download.

FXXXXY Releases New Video “Yeah U Digg”

After releasing his posthumous debut album Do You Trust Me last Friday via Rule #1 and Interscope Records, late Dallas superstar FXXXXY unleashes a new visual for his project standout track “Yeah U Digg.” Directed by Erik Rojas, FXXXXY’s aggressive nature sprouts and allows him to take on a kingpin persona in his latest clip. With an army of loyal militant women by his side, FXXXXY is war-ready and willing to take down the opposition by any means necessary.

Anna Akana Shares “Pink” Vlog

Last month, Anna Akana released “Pink,” the lead single from her upcoming EP No Longer Yours. Today, Akana shared a vlog about the inspiration of the track, coming out to her crushes with the song. Watch the video here to see the reactions from K Flay, Tessa Violet, and Gaby Dunn.

On her debut album, 2019’s Casualty, Anna Akana took an unapologetic and uncompromising look at all the battles she’s faced throughout her life, examined through the rawness and heartbreak of a toxic relationship that was still fresh on her mind. Fast forward a year – one marked by the clarity of sobriety – and she returns with her anticipated follow-up, No Longer Yours.


Today, 21-year-old songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Max Leone releases a demo for new track “in case (there’s a change of heart)” on his YouTube and Soundcloud pages. The song, which arrives on the heels of recently released powerful single “5”, is another showcase of the minimalist yet mesmerizing sound that led NME to hail Leone as an “anti-pop prodigy.”

Danish blackened-metal duo Sinnrs release brutal single ‘Agnus Dei’

Danish black-metal duo Sinnrs have today released their brutal new single and visualiser ‘Agnus Dei’, a harmonious collision of classical and extreme metal, putting a finish to what’s proven to be an equally as brutal year. The single marks the beginning of their 2021 album ‘Pure Dark Matter’, which in itself is a description of the unique merging of blackened metal sounds that Sinnrs exude. A sound that proves more brutal than their name.


YFN Lucci Releases New Video for “WET” (REMIX) FT. Mulatto Today

Today, YFN Lucci released the highly-anticipated visual for his Mulatto-assisted “Wet” Remix. The steamy new visual finds the Atlanta rap-crooner and the ‘Queen of The Souf’ taking self-care to a new level. The “Wet” (remix) is found on YFN Lucci’s brand-new, introspective album Wish Me Well 3 available everywhere now.

In its original iteration, “Wet” was a defining moment for Lucci, who’s been on a tear all year. The song quickly racked up 100 million TikTok views, 135 million streams, and 24 million YouTube views on the music video. Plus, it emerged as the #1 most-added song at Urban Radio upon arrival. He cranked up the NSFW-energy with the “Wet” Remix, WET Remix Pack featuring Bigga Rankin, Jada Kingdom, and the new “Wet” Remix video starring Mulatto today.

Lil Gotit Gets His Ice Delivered in a Tonka Truck, Shares “Dead Walkin” Video

Putting his own slimy spin on the ATL trap sound, Lil Gotit won’t be satisfied until he conquers the game. Kicking back in the studio as he plots his next move, Gotit shares “Dead Walkin,” his latest music video. Delivering his laid-back rhymes with an audible sneer, Gotit takes aim at his imitators on “Dead Walkin,” laughing as they try to take his crown: “Turn me up, don’t turn me down/Spill my water, you get drowned.” In the video, directed by Turtle.mov, Gotit and his homies exist in their element, as the 21-year-old rapper flashes his ice and sips from his double cup. “Dead Walkin” is the latest new video in the wake of Hood Baby 2, following “Tellin Ya,” released in October, and his Future collaboration “What It Was.”

New Video! Action Pack ft Asian Doll “What It Do”

Emerging Memphis rapper Action Pack connects with Dallas MC Asian Doll for their new collaboration “What It Do,” out now on all streaming platforms HERE. Watch the accompanying music video, directed by Zach Hurth and Mota Media below!

Produced by RealRed, “What It Do” is the latest addition to Action Pack’s arsenal of trap burners including “Reload” and “30Pack” with fellow Tennessee native Big 30.

MEGALOPHOBE: Music For Resistance Fantasies Performance Score By Brooklyn Experimental Soloist Streaming Exclusively At CVLT Nation

This Friday, Brooklyn, New York-based ambient/experimental solo artist, MEGALOPHOBE, will release Music For Resistance Fantasies through Nefarious Industries. The album is a cinematic soundscape and backing score created for a live improvisational dance performance which took place in Brooklyn in 2019. CVLT Nation is now hosting an exclusive advance streaming the entire album.

Hear the Truth of MEGALOPHOBE ‘Music For Resistance Fantasies’

John Oates – The Christmas Song

“Since being homebound during the pandemic I’ve been recording at home using Apple’s Garage Band on my computer. For me it’s therapeutic and a great way to pass the time. I chose to record the Mel Torme Classic ” The Christmas Song ” playing all the instruments myself and giving it a little more of a bluesy feel. A great song doesn’t need much…simplicity is beautiful. I hope you all enjoy it.” -John Oates

Lauren Lakis – “Sail Away”

As the daughter of my mother, I had to learn how to take care of myself and grow up quickly. She struggled with addiction until I was almost 10 years old; I don’t have many memories of my childhood before that age. I’ve spent some years in Alanon, connecting to my inner child and learning how to “re-parent” her as a way of healing those wounds. The inner child is the part of us that is innocent, vulnerable, playful, full of wonder, freely trusting and loving. It hasn’t always been easy to connect with that side of myself.


Sheff G, the leader of Brooklyn’s premier crew and label, Winners Circle Entertainment, closes out 2020 with the release of his debut album Proud of Me Now (Winners Circle Entertainment/RCA Records). With Great John (“on the beat by the way”) helming production, Proud of Me Now is a coming-of-age lyrical journey where Sheff details his evolution – from his slip-ups to his come ups.

LIL SKIES returns with new single “OK”

Multi-platinum and explosive emcee Lil Skies has returned with his new single & video “OK”, along with the official announcement of his awaited sophomore album, “Unbothered”, out January 22nd via Atlantic Records/All We Got Ent. The album, and follow-up to Skies’ acclaimed debut “Shelby”, will feature the Waynesboro, PA native’s new single “OK” as well as previously released tracks “Havin’ My Way” ft. Lil Durk, “On Sight” and “Riot”. Full track listing to-be-announced, stay tuned.

Vân Scott Releases Magical Video For Queen’s “Thank God It’s Christmas” – Please Watch It Now

EARMILK says the video is “… is exactly the kind of uplifting offering we all need… his visuals speak to what all of us are currently going through” adding that Scott’s version is “a magical and merry offering… showcasing stunning, gentle vocals that burst with so much emotion, listeners instantly get those warm and fuzzy festive feelings.”


24kGoldn has had a bright whirlwind of a year, having spent 6 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (currently at #2) and breaking a Pop radio record for most spins in a 7 day period with his Platinum-certified smash “Mood.” The song’s success has made him a fixture on the airwaves, including performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the 2020 American Music Awards, and last night’s season finale of The Voice. “Mood” has been certified double platinum by the R.I.A.A. and has attained certifications in over 20 countries worldwide with nearly a billion global streams to date.

LISTEN: On The Outside release new Christmas EP!

TikTok sensation, ON THE OUTSIDE (OTO), celebrate this holiday season with the release of their new 4-song EP, “The Top Of My Tree” today. Over the past year, OTO has amassed over 25 million collective followers and more than 3 billion views. The EP contains 3 original songs as well as a cover of Mariah Carey’s classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You” featuring Nashville songstress Sophia Scott, so the holidays are about to be a little brighter this year.

Rayne Storm Releases Long Awaited Album “Uptown Baby”

The long-awaited debut album from Rayne Storm is finally here! The Harlem, New York City representing rapper and producer has unleashed the monster 23 track project “Uptown Baby”.

The album features all production by Rayne Storm and appearances from New York legends like Herb McGruff (Big L, Ma$e, Cam’ron) & Pudgee The Phat Bastard (The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Lisa ‘Lefteye’ Lopes, Rakim), new school staples like Stan Spit (Big L) & Mickey Factz (Drake, Lupe Fiasco) and indie stars like Decadez, Kony Brooks, Verse Akalp, Phoenixx, Dizzy $padez and more.

FEMM announce mellow new track ‘Tic Toc’

Fresh off the release of their new hyper-pop EP ‘404 Not Found’ last month, Japanese female rap duo FEMM have announced yet another new song, ‘Tic Toc’, slated for release on December 25.

The new track was teased on FEMM’s Twitter and Instagram accounts, with a short clip of the music video available now on YouTube. Further details for the track’s full release will be made clear on its release date – a perfect gift for Christmas Day.