Master P Announces Benefit Concert For Louisiana Flood Victims


Master P will be hosting a benefit concert and fundraiser next year, to help displaced families in Baton Rouge get back into their homes.

During the annual NBA All Star Weekend celebration on February 18, 2017, which will take place in Master P’s hometown of New Orleans, the music mogul will use the concert as a means of helping victims of...

“Go Go Go” With Johnny Popcorn To The Trenches In New Video


Guess who’s bizzack, OKP-ers? Yes, yes, you have read that correctly: Johnny Popcorn is here and ready to take it to the masses with a funky, new visual. The five member piece band led by Hezekiah and Tone Whitfield have returned to lift the spirits of those downtrodden by today’s political and police climate with “Go Go...

Kanye West Threatens To Boycott Grammys If Frank Ocean Isn’t Nominated


Frank Ocean‘s album Blonde won’t be considered for the Grammys this year because he missed the submission deadline. According to many reports, that was an intentional choice by the seemingly mercurial singer. But Kanye West believes that the Grammys academy should do the right thing.

Kanye stopped a performance of...

Daniel Caesar Connects With Kali Uchis On “Get You”


Daniel Caesar, a 21 year old singer songwriter hailing from Toronto, has steadily made a name for himself within the city’s music scene.

Blending rock, R&B, soul and gospel, Caesar already has four EPs under his belt, creating his first project Praise Break shortly after graduating high school.

Now, Caesar is premiering a...

Lil Wayne, When Asked About Cash Money’s Birdman: “He’s Not Family”


Birdman has answered most questions about his legal troubles with Lil Wayne by simply saying, “That’s my son.” But Cash Money’s franchise player made it clear that he doesn’t feel the same way.

In a new video with HipHollywood‘s Jasmine Simpkins, Wayne is being interviewed about Gone Till November, his...

Maroon 5 Connect with Kendrick Lamar on New Single “Don’t Wanna Know”


Kendrick Lamar’s appeal in the pop world continues to grow. From Taylor Swift to Sia, and now Maroon 5, Kendrick continues to show his fire verses work in pretty much any genre. Earlier this evening Maroon 5 released their new single “Don’t Wanna Know” with some help from Kendrick (Maroon 5’s first single since 2014)....

Watch Torii Wolf’s Video for “Body (Prod. araabMUZIK)”


As we wait for Torii Wolf’s DJ Premier produced album, Flow Riiot, we get a chance to hear her with another heralded producer. For this non-album cut, the NY vocalist gets with araabMUZIK. Torii’s looking for loving on this sultry new track, “Body.” Watch Torii on her pursuit for some body to body contact from that special...

Arima Ederra Blossoms On New Single “In The Garden”

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Over the years we’ve heard plenty from Los Angeles based singer Arima Ederra as a supporting act, but Arima has a new solo project on the way that will surely be worthy of your ears. Arima puts those sultry vocals on display with this new single “In The Garden,” she describes the single:

I’ve been ready to...

What Do The Opening Weekend Sales Of ‘The Birth Of A Nation’ Tell Us?


After months of controversy about filmmaker and star Nate Parker’s rape trial and acquittal from 1999, the opening numbers from The Birth Of A Nation are finally in.

The film, based on the slave revolt led by Nat Turner, earned an estimated $7.1 million in its opening weekend. At first glance, the sales look...

Alicia Keys Brings Jay Z, Nas And John Mayer To Star-Studded Show In Times Square

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Alicia Keys had New York City going nuts on Sunday night with a surprise concert in Times Square, and attendees were treated with special guests Jay Z, John Mayer and Nas.

Keys posted rehearsal videos on her Twitter page on Saturday, without revealing the location of the concert. But...

D.I.T.C. Returns As Fat Joe, Lord Finesse And Diamond D Body New Single


Diggin’ In The Crates doesn’t always get the credit it deserves as one of the best rap crews of the 90s, but their roster of talent speaks for itself. And near the end of October, the D.I.T.C. squad will drop a new record.

Formed in the early 90s, D.I.T.C. was a collective that is full of multiple underground rap legends: Big L...

Bruno Mars Channels His Inner Zapp In “24K Magic”


2016 has been a stellar year in terms of new music, and it looks like we’re getting a new album from one of pop’s most acclaimed artists before the year is over.

Bruno Mars just dropped his first single from his forthcoming third album and, well, it’s really good.

“24K Magic” is similar to Mars’ prior pop hit...

ILoveMakonnen x Steve Aoki Get Belgium Going Up…

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If I said the word ‘Belgium’ and the first image that flashed in your mind’s eye was a ruddy, middle-aged European bureaucrat discussing Renaissance art and tipping back a Chimay…you might still be living in YesterLand. Welcome to Tomorrowland. Tomorrowland, which takes place in Belgium every summer, is in...

dvsn Drop “Keep The Faith,” an Extended Remix of Drake’s “Faithful”


Daniel Daley & Nineteen85 aka dvsn make their return today, and it’s straight bedroom vibes as you’d expect. If you’ve been paying attention to OVO Sound Radio, you may have caught a snippet of this one, but now we get the CDQ extended remix. You’ll remember dvsn made an appearance on Drake’s VIEWS (along with Pimp...

These Comic Book Superheroes Are Taking On Their Arch Nemesis, Uncle Sam (Video)


For decades (probably even millennia), graffiti has served amongst its many purposes the promotion of awareness and politically-driven messages. By its very nature, graffiti is an anarchist’s weapon, allowing for the promulgation of anti-government (and other forms of push-back) visible to the masses. But what about comic strips? An art form...

Minneapolis Radio Station To Host A Prince Marathon–Once It Snows


While most Prince fans associate the funk legend’s music with searing guitar solos and, ahem, rising temperatures, the man’s Midwestern neighbors are often stuck bumping their Dirty Mind and Controversy LPs while the winter wind chill dips to subzero levels. This native Minnesotan can assure you first-hand that the ice and snow can sap...

Peter Dougherty, ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ Creator, Has Passed Away (Video)


In today’s era, when MTV hardly plays any music, it becomes easy to forget just how influential the television network was to the promotion of music and popular culture. Its “Yo! MTV Raps” program would revolutionize the way Hip-Hop artists were seen in mainstream America, but it took several years and the input of some...

Nike Basketball 2015 Opening Night Pack


Basketball fans can finally rejoice as their beloved sport has returned to TV screens across the country and with that comes the added bonus of NBA shoe-gazing. Nike is honoring their starting three in the form of this sweet Opening Night pack that is stuffed with a few powerhouse colorways.

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Nike Cortez Day of the Dead


Nike is out to hit all of the marks when it comes to the holiday season and they’ve spun a cult classic into a traditional tribute with this upcoming release. With the Day of the Dead right around the corner, here is a pair of kicks that will ironically bring any lackin’ fit to life.

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Jadakiss Sheek Louch Keep The Circle Tight By Stayin’ Sucka Free (Audio)


The LOX’s Jadakiss and Sheek Louch are out to smash mics and pumpkins this week. “Sucka Free” is not a Halloween record (despite Louch’s festive Soundcloud image). However, the tandem aims to bring great terror to sponges, haters, and useless individuals that claw for their time and resources.

This record is an indictment on...

GrandeMarshall Announces New Album + Drops Single “Never Change”


Philly emcee, GrandeMarshall, made it clear that he’s a young talent not to be slept on with his debut project 800, and the equally impressive follow-up tape, Mugga Man, some three years ago. Since then, we’ve only received a handful of tracks from the Fool’s Gold signee with the promise of a new project to come. It looks like...

Missy Elliott Previews New Pharrell Featured Song “WTF (Where They From)”


As a longtime fan of the ’76ers, it’s not easy to get excited for the upcoming NBA season. However for 29 seconds, ESPN changed that. No, still not excited for my Sixers losing 60-plus games this year, but with their NBA season preview that ran during Monday Night Football, ESPN previewed a new Missy Elliott track called “WTF...

Happy Birthday, Schoolboy Q!


Before good kid, m.A.A.d city dropped and proved Kendrick Lamar is the best working rapper, fellow Black Hippy member Schoolboy Q showed he wasn't to be slept on. Another one of Top Dawg Entertainment's best rappers turns 29 years old today (Oct. 26).

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Happy Birthday, Drake!


Drake is on an unstoppable winning streak right now. Despite the criticisms from his detractors, the 6 God doesn’t mind becoming a meme for his fans or grab the mic and battle rap a formidable ally. The Toronto rhymer turns 29 years old today (Oct. 24).

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The Graffti Drone Is Real, She Is Helping Give Power To The People (Video)


Drones are a hot-button issue in the United States today, particularly when it comes to their use in combat. The Obama administration and others have come under fire for sending the drones (which are also known as unmanned aerial vehicles) into areas of the world like Pakistan, where they are used for military purposes. However, drones have proven...

Nike Blazer Mid Mummy


Halloween is right around the corner and if you need the perfect footwear to finish off that mummy costume, Nike has got you covered. The brand has put together a Blazer Mid that is fresh enough to rock on Oct. 31 or any other time of the year as well.

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Happy Birthday, Shaggy!


Some Jamaican artists make it through the island's dancehall circuit before finding success in America. Others don't necessarily need to. The Jamaican-Canadian hitmaker turns 47 years old today (Oct. 22).

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Modern Jazz Giant Kamasi Washington Is Touring The World


Kamasi Washington has been setting the world ablaze in 2015. Whether you’ve experienced the heavily eclectic, lush orchestral jazz of his aptly-titled The Epic LP or caught one of his absolutely massive ensemble performances in the months since the record’s release, you know damn well that Washington’s gunning for...

Big Boi Phantogram Bring Out The Big Drums In Brooklyn (Video)


“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” had a highly appropriate lineup on what was dubbed “Back To The Future Day,” with October 21, 2015 being the day Marty McFly lands in the future in the 1989 sequel to the classic film. Jimmy interviewed Michael J. Fox, the actor who played Marty in the film trilogy, Bernie Sanders, a presidential...

Hear One Group’s Hip-Hop Inspired Fight Against Domestic Violence (Audio)


They go by the Real Clash and they are one of the many groups using the platform of Hip-Hop music to raise awareness about an issue that affects millions of people around the world. Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Real Clash have taken charge in the fight against domestic violence, penning and performing a song called “Sign...

Cuscino X Nuutrino


Los Angeles producer/deejay CUSCINO presents "Saucy", his collaboration single with rapper and fellow Los Angeles native Nuutrino, also featuring J-Doe of Busta Rhymes' Conglomerate camp as well as Roc Nation artist Troy NoKA. CUSCINO recently dropped his single "Bane" (listen) on his Fashion Sells Musiq imprint, has scored films featuring Adrienne Lovette and Edwin Bravo, and is host/producer of the weekly radio show "FutureSound" which airs every Saturday night at 11pm (PST) on 91.3FM (San Diego) and iHeartRadio. Troy NoKA worked on Chris Brown's Grammy-winning F.A.M.E. album and has productions credits on records with Frank Ocean, Miguel, Chris Brown, Ciara and Tyga. "I want my tracks to take you somewhere," says CUSCINO about the new single. "They aren't just tracks, I'm making movies. Sure, you can party to it, you can ride to it, but when you listen, I also want you to think. I rep Los Angeles and West Coast bass all day, but I'm also in the business of bringing something new to the game with everything I create." Similarly, Nuutrino says "When I make music, I always want it to embody who I am. This is me, and what my team represents as a collective mind."






Fresh off the late-September re-release of her She Got Game LP, First in Flight State phenom Rapsody returns with a fresh promo single sure to cause Mass Hysteria among her loyal fans. Jamla label boss 9th Wonder mans the mixing boards on this headphone-ready cut, crafting a mellow chopped-sample beat that stands in stark contrast to the brash, irreverent content of the emcee’s bars. Like what you’re hearing? Then stay tuned; Rap doesn’t currently have any forthcoming projects on the agenda, but we’ll keep you posted on her plans as further details emerge.