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Skillfully weaving melody, emotion, and pearls of wisdom into his street stories, Booka600 always stands up for his brothers. Stressing the importance of being true to friends and oneself, Booka shares Loyal, his new project. A protege and close friend of Lil Durk, Booka shares his mentor’s knack for articulating plainspoken truths about life in the trenches, but adds a sweetness andy The Family rapper’s arsenal of flows–he shows off a snapping, no auto pitter-patter on “Skrt Off” and makes a meal out of repeated phrases on recent single “London”–as he floats atop beats from producers like OTF’s own TouchOfTrent and others. Exploring the deep sense of loyalty instilled in Booka by his mother and his OTF brethren, Loyal finds the South Side Chicago native getting a co-sign from some of the game’s biggest rappers, as he rolls out the red carpet for Lil Baby, Gunna, and Lil Tjay.
SEVEN NINES AND TENS to Release ‘Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers’ on Willowtip
Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers still features the sounds on which the band made their name (Post Hardcore, Shoegaze, Progressive Rock, and Math Metal), but features some new stylistic touchstones, such as 70’s hard rock, classic rock, and more traditional metal styles. All in all, Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers aims to be one of the finest metal albums to be released in 2022 and a career highlight for the band.
THE MAN FROM ALPHABET Invade the Scene with Deliciously Graphic Music Video / Cover of THE DICKIES “KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE”
Picking up and re-imagining a piece of iconic punk rock or horror is always a bold move, but THE MAN FROM ALPHABET has served up a delicious scoop of both with their tight cover and hilariously nostalgic music video of legendary American punk rockers THE DICKIES’ 1988 “Killer Klowns from Outer Space”! Originally premiered on BLOODY-DISGUSTING, the music video for “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” was directed and edited by Nina Hirten with production services provided by OH JUST PEACHY STUDIOS.
DEF JAM RELEASES VIDEO FROM EVE, BRANDY, NATURI NAUGHTON AND NADINE VELAZQUEZ FROM THE NEW ABC SERIES ‘QUEENS’
“QUEENS” – the new ABC series starring Eve, Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez, and Brandy as four ’90s hip-hop legends, now in their 40s, who reunite for a chance to recapture their fame – gets off to an electrifying start with the release of its first single + video “Nasty Girl” available on all platforms today via Def Jam Recordings. “QUEENS” debuts Tuesday, October 19th (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
RISING INSANE Release New Single “Something Inside Of Me” – Announce EU Tour Dates w/ Deez Nuts
German metalcore band RISING INSANE have dropped their new single “Something Inside Of Me”, along with an accompanying music video. The new track is the fourth single taken from their upcoming studio album ‘Afterglow’, which will see a December 10th, 2021 release via Long Branch Records.
Out now: Empowering, cinematic debut album from Jacqueline Loor
A beacon of empowerment and unfiltered, honest emotion, cinematic pop artist, Jacqueline Loor, has released her debut album, Show Them, on October 1st, 2021.
Written for and dedicated to her twin sister, the album takes the listener on a journey through a toxic relationship, with the protagonist ultimately finding their own light and strength to make the difficult decision to leave a dangerous situation.
BINO RIDEAUX TEAMS UP WITH RODDY RICCH FOR NEW SINGLE “LEMME FIND OUT” VIA DEF JAM RECORDINGS
As always, Bino comes through with his signature slick and stunning melodies between dynamically direct flows. Meanwhile, multiplatinum Los Angeles superstar Roddy Ricch delivers a knockout cameo, elevating the track to another level altogether. Both rappers firmly claim spots at the front of the new West Coast.
Born and raised in Montreal, Stefanie Parnell is an insightful, refined, and melodically driven singer/songwriter whose music reflects a mix of ambient progressions and folk influences. Parnell sings from a place where deep-seated anxieties lie beneath the surface as she expresses her heartfelt experiences. Her music will leave you feeling comforted by the dissonant chords and melancholic lyrics.
Modern Tragedy is Stefanie’s debut EP (out October 15) exploring loss, conflict and internal struggles through moody soundscapes, mesmerizing synth sounds and enchanting vocal performances. “Breathe” is a liberating single about letting go and trusting the process.
GEORGIA WEBSTER SHARES “BOX OF MEMORIES” MUSIC VIDEO
Directed by Emma Kate Golden and produced by Taylor Rasnick, the nostalgic video depicts Georgia sifting through dusty boxes that hold various memories. Film from Georgia’s childhood is featured throughout the video.
Princess Century (Maya Postepski) is the Canadian musical force, DJ and producer well known for her feature-length film scores, global DJ gigs and her celebrated playing and production work within the worlds of Austra, Peaches and alongside producer Robert Alfons in TR/ST.
Emerging Dance Pop Princess, Aviella absolutely beams in her new feel-good single “Like It How It Is” via Dim Mak
Following her extraordinary Dim Mak debut EP “Downtown Love,” featuring #1 Billboard Dance Radio smash hit “tell me what you’re thinking,” Aviella brings her angelic voice and phenomenal lyricism back to Dim Mak with new single “Like It How It Is.” This piano house track shares a self-love story that runs free through the song’s earworm Swedish melodies and smooth bassline.
ICYMI- Yes, this is a cover of “Maniac” from ‘Flashdance.’ Yes, it rules!
“Combining the best of retro progressive metal and the films that were popular at this time, Jack and the Dull Boy have stayed true to the energy of the Sembello version while putting that familiar ’80s rock spin on it.” – V13
Seattle’s Jack and the Dull Boy are a prog-metal band and they’re set to release their refreshingly retro debut album, ‘Failure In Three Parts’ on November 19th. This week the band shared “Maniac” and OH YEAH, it’s a cover of Michael Sembello’s Flashdance theme!
Reb Fountain’s album ‘IRIS’ out today via Flying Nun
A remarkable work of art, IRIS is replete with Nick Cave-esque sardonic delivery, tempered yet hypnotizing musicality, poetic and mystifying lyrics and spine tingling vocal performances. The perfect extension of her 2020 self-titled record, IRIS elevates Reb Fountain’s music to new heights. Effortlessly combining pop elements with Fountain’s trademark noir folk-punk sound, the new album weaves together songs that are both authentic and anthemic, that instantly create an indelible impression.
Wrong Move share brutal new single “K.I.T.D.O.S”
Today, Albany NY metallic hardcore group Wrong Move have shared “K.I.T.D.O.S”, the second single from their upcoming EP Death Made Swift. Due out on October 15th, the EP will be the band’s first release in partnership with Unbeaten Records. “K.I.T.D.O.S” is a tour de force of angular guitar riffs and brutal aggression, showcasing the band’s unique take on punk-tinged metallic hardcore. The vocals are menacing, the song hurtles along at a breakneck pace and the mosh parts are plentiful – delivering everything you could want from one of the most exciting new groups in heavy music.
Autographed Wu-Tang Jordan III Auction and Exclusive NFT Artwork Drop
VerseBooks will host a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Jordan III Prototype Sneaker Auction and exclusive NFT artwork drop. VerseBooks is one of the first black owned music NFT marketplaces, leveraging the power of blockchain technology and smart contracts. The platform also specializes in other genres of entertainment. VerseBooks enables any user such as a songwriter, record label, publishing company, filmmaker, artist, producer, or fan to mint NFTs from various forms of content including lyrics, audio verses, instrumentals, album artwork, video visuals, GIFs, songs and sell the product on our marketplace.
Unanimated Announces New Album ‘Victory In Blood’ Out December 3rd
Victory in Blood marks their first studio effort in over 10 years and can already be counted as another milestone in the long band history. The truly incredible artwork and layout was created by none other than Daniele Valeriani (Mayhem, Triptykon, Behemoth, Dissection).
Gov’t Mule Releases New Take On “Snatch It Back and Hold It”
“We had never played that middle section prior to recording it,” Haynes shares. “While we were working up ‘Snatch It Back,’ we just ran through all the key sections and when we got to the instrumental part, we did a very brief talk through about how it might go. It was virtually a jam, and in that sense, it kind of referenced what we normally do on stage. We get an idea and run with it to see where it winds up. It never turns out exactly like you plan it, which is great, because if it is good, it’s usually better than it would have been had you planned it a certain way.”
elbow REVEAL FIRST STUDIO TRACK ‘THE SELDOM SEEN KID,’ TAKEN FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM, ‘FLYING DREAM 1,’ OUT NOVEMBER 19
elbow reveal the first studio track from their forthcoming album with the release of ‘The Seldom Seen Kid.’ Sharing its title with the band’s Mercury Prize winning, triple platinum album, the song also shares the same subject, that of Bryan Glancy, acclaimed Manchester musician and close friend of the band.
GANG51E JUNE UNVEILS HIS LATEST RELEASE “HOMICIDE MAN”
Known for his popular releases such as “Base’ Body,” “The Hope” and “51 Savior,” GANG51E JUNE has a compelling sound, with themes surrounding his hometown’s woes and black history seeping into many of his releases. In his music, prayer is a recurring concept, referenced by Pitchfork as a foundation that “…sets the tone for his painful and bluesy ballads, where he reflects on a system set up for him to fail.”
LIL WAYNE & RICH THE KID TEAM UP ON TRUST FUND BABIES MIXTAPE
On the track, bass bumps beneath a dreamy loop as Rich The Kid comes through with a chantable chorus, “I been feelin’ like Tunechi.” Meanwhile, the rap legend pulls up with a woozy and warbling melodic verse of his own. Building on the momentum from previous collaborations such as “End of Discussion” on Rich the Kid’s chart-topping The World Is Yours, this latest banger illuminates their ironclad and inimitable chemistry together.