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Southern Rapper BrokeASF Releases Video For “The People’s President”

The visual for “The People’s President” is the latest offering from BrokeASF’s debut mixtape, WRONG 1, which was released via Cinematic Music Group in January. The tape features his high-speed flow and collaborations with 42 Dugg, Quando Rondo and Rich the Kid. The 12-track project amassed recognition from Worldstar, Hip Hop Wired, Lyrical Lemonade, among others, and won prominent placements on several digital streaming platforms including Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist and Apple Music’s The Plug playlist.


SUNBOMB is the highly anticipated new musical alliance between two steadfast warriors of the U.S. hard rock/metal scene, Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns) and Michael Sweet (Stryper). They have put together an absolute blinder of a heavy metal album, melding influences of classic metal bands such as Black Sabbath and Judas Priest with Tracii’s love of metal subgenres, specifically doom metal. The band’s debut album, “Evil And Divine” is out May 14, 2021.

OneFromTheNorth launches a new music video – “Altruistic Love”

Finnish metal-synthwave band OneFromTheNorth releases a new music video, “Altruistic Love” from the upcoming album. The new album “Through the Grey Stone to Ravage” will be out April 30, 2021. The featuring artist is Finnish metal artist Tuomas Kuusinen (A Soul Called Perdition, ex-Pain Confessor).

The video is filmed and edited by OneFromTheNorth artist McKeenan, and it was filmed in Hämeenlinna, Finland. McKeenan says that “It was a natural choice to make a video about the song as it represents the darker side of the album. Kantola mural and the area fit perfectly to the video and the song message.”

“Altruistic Love” is about the hypocrisy of our society and people. McKeenan says that “We love when it’s too late and crucify people when they’ve done something that is their last option. Some people “love” on social media and care about the world by adding caring Facebook profile pics, eventually just to polish their own public shield.”


Her latest “Dover Beach” – a widescreen smash with flecks of The 1975 and optimistic dream-pop like M83 – chronicles the time in October 2020 when she headed to a place she had long dreamt of visiting. Bella says, “In school I was obsessed with this poem called ‘Dover Beach’ by Matthew Arnold and I always wanted to visit the Dover cliffs, so I went there alone on a writing trip in October last year. I actually wrote the melody and lyrics of this song while I was sitting on the beach. It’s about being infatuated with somebody and seeing them everywhere you look. I was kind of pissed that I went to look at the beach, all I could think about was this person, hence the lyric “you stole the view of Dover Beach.” It’s another internal struggle with my own insecurities and a sort of acceptance of the fact that I can’t escape my daydreams of this person, even if I go to a different place.”


Produced by Great John, “2055” offers another glimpse into Sleepy’s world from the streets of Brooklyn. Last month Sleepy dropped “2 Sauce,” which Rap Radar described as “super savage.” Lyrical Lemonade stated, “One of the most appealing qualities within a Sleepy Hallow song…is the fact that his deep voice just works so well when mixed with a higher-pitched vocal chop like the one heard in this record, so I knew it was going to be a hit from the moment I pressed play.”


This will also be the first time fans can hear more brand-new cinematic arrangements of a selection of MISSIO’s songs, and an exciting new cover. SKELETONS III features string arrangements written by Fiona Brice & performed by The Tosca String Quartet.

[New Video] Beneficence & Confidence ft. Keith Murray “Illest Mic Pros”

Paupière Share “Coeur Monarque” Music Video Via The Big Takeover, ‘Sade Sati’ Out May 7th

Today, Montreal-based Paupière share the video for “Coeur Monarque.” The Big Takeover premiered the video, praising how “Daigle and Bégin’s vocals dance between each other, with Daigle’s sweeping French expressions reaching outwards and upwards.” Sade Sati is out May 7th.

Now Streaming on Netflix: Jamie Foxx’s Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!

Brian Dixon (Jamie Foxx), successful business owner and bachelor, just unexpectedly became a full-time father to his teenage daughter Sasha (Kyla-Drew). Determined to turn over a new leaf, Brian’s going to need all the help he can get from his dad (David Alan Grier) and sister (Porscha Coleman) — and Sasha’s going to need all the help she can get learning how to fit into her new, lovingly imperfect home. Full of heart and humor, Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! is inspired by Foxx’s real-life relationship with daughter Corinne Foxx, who also serves as executive producer. The multi-cam sitcom reunites Foxx with showrunner Bentley Kyle Evans (The Jamie Foxx Show) and is directed by Ken Whittingham (black-ish).

DMX Gets His Flowers, Silk Sonic Reaches #1, and More TikTok Stories

With the recent passing of hip-hop legend DMX, the TikTok community honored his life by cranking up one of his most iconic songs. The hard-hitting “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” has been the sound of choice for creators, with most of the 70.7K+ video creations using the sound arriving in the past week. The sound inspired gymnastics-themed DMX tributes and soundtracked the beaming toddler confidence after a haircut. The sound even brought out a familiar Fast & Furious face to show off some cool, Ruff Ryders-inspired Formula D motorsport drifting tricks.

Yndi debuts “Noir Brésil” via Paper Magazine, title track from upcoming LP out May 28

“In 2020, there were so many images of black suffering on social media. After that traumatizing year, I needed images showing me that being black wasn’t only about suffering, I wanted healing images,” Yndi tells PAPER. “It’s exactly what the Afro-Brazilian culture has been doing for centuries, it conveys a strength that keeps us alive in a dehumanizing society. ‘Noir Brésil’ is a poem for my ancestors.”

MATRIARCHS Issues Stunning Take on Florence + the Machine’s “Heavy in Your Arms”

“Vocalist, K, says that they grew up loving “Heavy in Your Arms” and had never thought of covering it, but when Ben asked them if they wanted to do it, K immediately said yes and got to work. K says this song brings them a lot of nostalgia and is honoured to have been able to record vocals on it and hopes the fans receive it with open arms so the band can one day perform it on stage.”


Like a beloved auteur filmmaker, Brooklyn-based URIEL J. WINFREE lll is a singer/songwriter and vocalist/performer whose passion for the art of song inspires on both a universal and personal level. His lyrics are intimate but not oblique; his delivery both compelling and completely relatable for any true listener. His passion for producing high quality cinematic sound vignettes extends from his music to being a tattoo artist and actor, both of these prominently on display in the darkly humorous short film that accompanies the music from his powerful new release KASTLEFACE.

Tel-Aviv artist Trace Kotik makes passionate debut

The album’s ambitious arrangements recall the delicate layers of contemporaries like Fleet Foxes or War on Drugs. It’s the work of an artist who’s been honing their craft for years, and is finally ready to let the world in.

Humphrey Dennis “Carlo”

Letting us into his personal journey and relationship with his father, “Carlo” is a sample driven, South-American groove that features delicate synths and a smooth R&B breakdown. Overall making for a touching dedication to Black fathers against an instrumental backdrop.

CHUBBY AND THE GANG – Share new single ‘Lightning Don’t Strike Twice’

Fast rising London punk 5-piece Chubby and the Gang have shared a new song and accompanying music video. ‘Lightning Don’t Strike Twice’ was premiered yesterday evening by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6Music, and is part of a double A-side 7″ out on May 28th via Partisan that will feature another new track entitled ‘Life’s Lemons’. ‘Lightning Don’t Strike Twice’ is a three-minute ride through the band’s entire moodboard – opening with lap slide noodling before steering into anthemic pub rock with snarling lyrics. The video was directed by Jasper Cable-Alexander, and takes inspiration from ’90s internet cafés.

Islands Share New Single “Set The Fairlight”

Last month, Islands returned from retirement with a bang with the announce of their first new album in 5 years, Islomania (out June 11th on Royal Mountain Records), and shared the single “(We Like To) Do It With The Lights On.” The track ignited immediate excitement from the press, with Rolling Stone describing the track as “a catchy bit of dance-pop led by an irrepressible bass line and a vocal performance from Nick Thorburn that flits between blasé, charming, and exuberant” and Consequence calling it “a sleek and colorful club cut [that’s] a hell of a lot of fun,” alongside praise from outlets like Pitchfork, Stereogum, and BrooklynVegan. Today, Islands are sharing a second single from the album “Set The Fairlight.”

Methyl Ethel sign to Future Classic | Return with thrilling new single “Neon Cheap”

Methyl Ethel today mark their eagerly awaited return with the immediate new single ‘Neon Cheap’ alongside visual directed by Tay Kaka.

Hatched at the end of a very creative period that produced the material that will constitute a new body of work, ‘Neon Cheap’ – an undoubted career highlight – was written when all the touring for their Hurts To Laugh EP was cancelled due to the pandemic.

French Alternative/Metal Rockers PERSEIDE released new brand new single “Set Me Free”

Just a few days after unveilling the music video of their brand new single “Set Me Free” (featuring Elio from TARLD – The Amsterdam Red-Light District), French alternative-metal/rockers from Lyon PERSEIDE officially released the single on digital exclusive through the main legal platforms (Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Music…).

Tchami & ZHU Drop Enigmatic Official Video for ‘All On Me’

Directed by Grizz Lee (Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, Duckwrth), the official video for ‘All On Me’ is a cryptic, spiritual affair with the protagonist awakening in a semi-derelict building before embarking on an invigorating bout of interpretive dance – a perfect visual accompaniment to the bass-heavy vibes of the track. Choreographed by notorious director Amy Gardner, who has worked with the likes of Prince, Madonna, Justin Bieber, Nick Jonas and countless others, injects her signature idiosyncratic flair into the video, rich in evocative energy. The expertly choreographed official video for ‘All On Me’ is the ideal visual pairing for the nature of the track itself.