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Talib Kweli Blesses the Weekend with New Album: "Train of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases & Beautiful B-Sides Vol.1"

As active as Talib is on social media, who knew he had something brewing in the kitchen?! With Hi-Tek, Kanye and DJ Quick as producers and features Common and Mos Def, this project is sure to do more than "just get by".  Check out the track listing below and purchase it online via...

The Walking Dead Season 6 Trailer (Video)

The Walking Dead is finally coming back October 11th. The season 6 trailer has finally been unveiled at Comic Con 2015! Check it out below.

Lil Wayne - FWA (Free Weezy Album)

UPDATE: Listen to Lil Wayne's Free Weezy Album now on TIDAL As announced, Lil Wayne will finally drop the Free Weezy Album tomorrow on Independence Day. Check out the cover and track list below! Glory He's Dead I Feel Good My Heart Races On feat. Jake Troth London Roads I'm That Nigga feat. HoodyBaby Psyhco feat. Leah Hayes Murda feat. Cory Gunz & Junior Reid Thinking Bout You Without You...

WIRELESS FESTIVAL 2015 (Live Stream) (Video)

The Wireless Festival is live! Check out performances from Drake, Joey Bada$$, Kendrick Lamar, Little Simz, Childish Gambino, August Alsina and more!

BREAKING: YG was shot outside Studio City

UPDATE: YG is doing fine. Nothing life-threatening. — Karεn Ciѵil (@KarenCivil) June 12, 2015 Rapper YG was shot early Friday morning at an L.A. recording studio ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us, it happened at around 1:45 AM in Studio City. We're told someone shot YG 3 times in the hip.  Somehow the rapper...

2015 XXL Freshman Class Is Here! (Video)

The announcement of our 2015 XXL Freshman Class, of course, also means our Summer 2015 issue has arrived and it’s packed full of top-notch stories. We spent time with hip-hop’s pint-sized power duo Rae Sremmurd, who can’t stop dropping hits, and spoke to Bobby Shmurda in an exclusive interview from jail as he...

Miguel, A$AP Ferg and Chance The Rapper Surprise Chicago Performance (Video)

Without notice the city of Chicago was surprised with an unexpected musical experience today. Due to a earlier show cancelation Miguel decided to put on a FREE show for the city.  Before midnight approached a Instagram post read... "Wildheart. Tonight 1:30 am. Joe's on Weed st. Chicago" via Miguel. Last minute, but yet I made it and...

Watch the Google I/O keynote (Video)

Technology is pretty awesome. Google is prepared to take the stage in San Francisco forthe I/O Conference keynote presentation, with executives ready to talk about the company's latest wares -- and you can watch it all from the comfort of your own screen. 

Warner Music made more money from streaming than it did downloads

Here’s another sign that the music industry has shifted from selling songs to selling subscriptions: Warner Music Group says that last quarter, streaming music revenue passed revenue from selling downloads. It’s the first time a big music label has hit that milestone. Streaming revenue from the company’s recorded music unit, generated...

Tha Fly Nation hits Block Party LA 2015

On May 9th, 2015, hundreds of Los Angelenos chilled, vibed, moved to the vibrant sounds and energies of Block Party LA 2015. The show venue nestled itself within a side street between East Pico Blvd. and Grande Vista Ave. The main stage resided on the west side of the venue, and...

Sony Music's contract with Spotify: The details the major labels don’t want you to see

Over the last year the music industry has been in flux as artists, labels, and streaming services jockey over the best way to build the future of their business. Taylor Swift pulled her catalog from Spotify; Tidal launched a new platform owned by artists, not record companies; and Apple is...

'Steve Jobs' Movie Trailer (Video)

Despite the release of Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher in 2013, director Danny Boyle has assembled a huge cast for his upcoming film, Steve Jobs. Based on the life of the Apple founder, the movie goes behind the scenes of numerous product launches to the eventual unveiling of the iMac, exploring intimate moments that shaped...

Chinx Shot Dead In New York

Chinx has tragically passed away. Sad news today from the Coke Boys camp as rapper Chinx aka Chinx Drugz has lost his life to senseless violence. He was shot and killed earlier this morning at 4AM in a drive-by shooting. He was 31 years old. According to reports, Chinx and a...

Dom Kennedy announces new self-titled album

Dom mentioned in an interview a while back that his self-titled album was in the works and he would announce it when the time was right. Well, the time is finally here! Dom Kennedy is scheduled to drop on June 2 via OpM

Introducing TIDAL Discovery!

TIDAL Will Present TIDAL X: DISCOVERY Concerts Some of the best music in the world is the music we never hear, because sometimes the most talented artists don’t get the break they deserve. TIDAL introduces TIDAL Discovery – built to give undiscovered artists that break.  To support TIDAL DISCOVERY, TIDAL will stage a...

Instagram Launches @Music!

Starting this week, Instagram is launching a new, company-operated account centered on music. Instagram's @music account is aimed at delivering music news and features, and will operate from Tuesday through Sunday. @music will deliver one post a day, with content centered on pictures and captions, with the spotlighted artists ranging from established...

TIDAL Announces Exclusive JAY Z 'B-Sides' Concert!

On May 13, 2015 TIDAL and JAY Z will stream a concert titled, "B-Sides," live from New York City to TIDAL subscribers! JAY Z will be performing selections that have never been or not performed live in over a decade.

Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice Teaser Trailer (Video)

Check out the official teaser trailer, for the highly anticipated Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice directed by Zack Snyder.The film is set to release on March 25, 2016, starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck.

Drake Announce's Jungle Tour with Future

OVO's Drake will be starting his five city tour (US) shortly. The Jungle tour, with the help of Future , will be a show worth seeing. Check out the dates, he just may be coming your way so dont miss out!   04-19 Indio, CA - Coachella 05-17 Houston, TX - Houston Arena Theater 05-24 Houston, TX - Toyota...

Brownies & Lemonade Discusses Finding Next Wave Of L.A. Urban Artists Through Brokechella

For the past five years, Brokechella has become a staple of Los Angeles’ indie music scene specifically representing a nice variety of genre. For local events promotional outlet Brownies & Lemonade, Hip Hop and R&B are the order of the day. For this year’s iteration of the largest submission based music...

Kendrick Lamar - TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY Album Review

Kendrick Lamar is a changed man. It’s been almost three years since good kid, m.A.A.d. city, and he has earned worldwide fame, bountiful wealth, and hip-hop prestige. It is evident from the long production cycle of To Pimp a Butterfly that Kendrick has been searching and digging for inspiration and...

Stream Coachella 2015 Here (Video)

Couldn’t make it to Cali this weekend for Coachella? Lucky for you, the massive festival will be streamed via YouTubeall weekend. Like most things in life, the news was too good to be true since the headlining performers–including Drake–won’t be streamed. So the only way you’ll get to see Drizzy is...

Frank Ocean Reveals New Album

In a post on his Tumblr just a short while ago, Frank Ocean announced that his long awaited second studio album will be released in July, and will be accompanied by two magazines. Billboard has also confirmed that the album is NOT titled Boys Don't Cry, and although no other information as far as features or producers is...

Jay Z announces TIDAL High Fidelity Streaming Service (Video)

Today at 2pm PST, Shawn "JAY Z" Carter will announce a commitment to a new direction for the music industry from both a creative and business perspective with his newly acquired streaming service, TIDAL. Check out the stream below!

Rihanna Will Be Dropping A New Single Tonight !

Rihanna's new single BBHMM (Bitch Better Have My Money) will be dropping at midnight! 

Yelawolf Reveals Cover and Tracklist For Love Story

The cover and tracklist for Yelawolf's much anticipated album Love Story has been revealed! Check it out! 

PARTYNEXTDOOR Previews Three New Tracks (Video)

A few nights ago during his final day on his PND Live world tour, PARTYNEXTDOOR previewed three new tracks for his fans. These three songs also include his remix to Drake's "Company" and "Legend". He also mentioned that fans should be expecting more music and a new EP before the...

Sixth Annual OVO Fest Lineup

 Drizzy took to twitter the other day to reveal some of the guests that will be appearing at the sixth annual OVO Fest, that will be taking place this summer in Toronto. J. Cole, Big Sean, YG, Cozz, Bas, and Jeremih will be headliners on the August 2nd date, while Drake and "special guests" will headline on...

The Tracklist Has Been Revealed !

Many people have waited for the tracklist to Kendrick Lamar's much anticipated Sophomore album "To Pimp A Butterfly". No word yet on features, if there are any. Check out the tracklist!  1. Wesley's Theory 2. For Free? (Interlude) 3. King Kunta 4. Institutionalized 5. These Walls 6. U 7. Alright 8. For Sale? (Interlude) 9. Momma 10. Hood Politics 11. How...