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Smino - Anita (Video)

Smino drops the visual for his track, "Anita".

BJ The Chicago Kid - A Tribute to Confessions [EP]

Chicago native, BJ The Chicago Kid, is back with yet another tribute. This time, "A Tribute to Confessions". 

Phabo - Ratchet & Blues Vol. 1

The time is finally here! Singer/Song-Writer, Phabo, is back with a brand new EP/Playlist titled, "Ratchet & Blues Vol. 1", just in time for his 24th Birthday and Valentines Day! This 7 track EP is presented in run-on form, similar to Frank Ocean's "Endless".  Tracklist | Track Start Time: Second Chance + 911 (Intro)...

Phabo - Got It Bad (Sho Nuff Remix)

Phabo is back with a brand new remix titled, "Got It Bad" over Trey Songz's "Anticipation III" track, "Sho Nuff". Let us know what you think in the comments.

Spotlight Interview: Nigerian Artist iAMPDZ Talks Conscious Rap & Tampa’s Hip Hop Scene (Video)

  The hip hop scene just gained a new up-and-coming sensation with rapper iAMPDZ, who brings us his awakend beats all the way from Nigeria by way of Tampa, Florida. iAMPDZ, or as his mama would call him, Oluwafemi Sanya, was able to give an exclusive interview to Tha Fly Nation to...

Spotlight Interview: KOTA The Friend Talks EP Palm Tree Liquor, Resiliency, Naruto, & More

On December 13th Brooklyn rapper KOTA The Friend headlined a showcase called Colored Family Presents: Family Time. Colored Family is a collective that is made up of KOTA, Lovey, Ol' Soul, Sha Summers, Dan & The Maschine, STRANGE, and Meta. Colored Family was well represented on the stage that night, but other acts like...

Damian Lillard Throws Spontaneous Hip Hop Show During His Adidas Sneaker Launch

  Adidas reported that during a sneaker launch for Portland Trail Blazer and rapper Damian Lillard (along with other guest stars including Fetty Wap) a full blown hip-hop concert erupted in the middle of the afternoon in a high school gym!   "This is beautiful," said school district official John Sasaki, who spoke...

J. Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only (Album Review)

Two years ago today J. Cole dropped 2014 Forest Hills Drive, and today many are buzzing about Cole’s new project 4 Your Eyez Only. In my review of the former I stated that some didn’t see what the album’s theme was, so I explained. Unlike 2014 Forest Hills Drive, I...

Spotlight Interview: Trapo Talks Shade Trees, His Motivations, Recycling Lyrics, & More

Last night (Dec. 5) Trapo performed his second New York headlining show at Rough Trade NYC as part of his Shade Trees Live mini tour. The stop served as the first time the 18 year-old Wisconsin rapper, sometimes singer, performed his debut album Shade Trees all the way through. His EPs SHE and...

Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, TM88 Release "Medication" (Video)

  The TGOD Mafia: Rude Awakening trio rolled out the official music video for the new single "Medication," via WSHH. Sit back and enjoy a healthy dose of nurses in tight uniforms, a pharmacy that doubles as a private club. and a classic TGOD Mafia beat by Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and TM88.   

Erykah Badu Reveals How Her Mom Felt About The Outkast Hit, "Ms. Jackson" (Video)

The famous song "Ms. Jackson" by Outkast was one of the biggest hits of the year 2000. What most people didn't realize at the time was how the song was inspired by Andre 3000's relationship with the mother of his baby mama, Erykah Badu.  In a recent interview with Rap Radar, Badu revealed how she felt about...

Cam'ron And Reebok Classic Team Up For Cyber Monday

Hip-hop artist, actor, and entrepreneur Cam’ron launched the Reebok Ventilator Supreme Cam’ron today. Cam'ron teamed up earlier this year with Reebok Classic earlier this year for the Ventilator Supreme, which sold within 24 hours. The new release today coincides with the traditional Cyber Monday, hopefully transforming it into Cyber Pink Monday. Ventilator Supreme Cam'ron pays tribute to the hip hop artist's signature pink...

Chicago R&B Singer Johnny P Has Passed Away (Video)

  Noted Chicago R&B singer Johnny P has died, according to a report from Fake Shore Drive. After being in a coma for weeks, Johnny P's death was announced by members of the Chicago trio Do or Die via Instagram, writing: "Our brother was called home [...] Rest in Heaven #JohnnyP....

Kanye West Cuts Concert Short After Rant On Beyoncé And Jay-Z (Video)

Ladies and gentlemen, Kanye has done it again. After years of his outrageous antics, including announcing to the world that "George Bush doesn't care about black people," or stealing Taylor Swift's moment of triumph, Kanye West decided to blow a major fuse Saturday night at a concert in Sacramento, California--just days...

Phabo - Pedestal

San Diego, California born, St. Petersburg, Florida bred. Singer/songwriter, Phabo, is back with a brand new single just in time for cuffing season titled, "Pedestal". Produced by none other than GRAMMY Award winning producer, Rasool Diaz, who also produced Phabo's last single, "NASCAR," alongside Hagler and Jordan Lewis. Let us know what...

Childish Gambino Releases New Single "Me And Your Mama"

It's been quite the creative year for our favorite nerd rapper, Childish Gambino! Besides his hit show Atlanta on FX, Gambino has released a new single "Me and Your Mama" from his upcoming album, Awaken, My Love!  This single is a delicious mix that combines other-worldly instrumentals of a funk and rock persuasion with James Brown-like vocals,...

Billy Dean Thomas - Beetlejuice (Video)

Righteous cinematic aesthetic characterizes the new video "Beetlejuice" by queer rapper, Billy Dean Thomas. 

Lance Skiiiwalker - "Toaster" ft. ScHoolboy Q (Video)

TDE's Lance Skiiiwalker has dropped one trippy visual for his ScHoolboy Q-assisted cut "Toaster." The track is from Skiiiwalker's 2016 debut album Introverted Intuition, which is now accompanied by an animated video directed by Dave Free and Dupree McCall. Watch the creative clip below.  

GoldLink - See I Miss Pt. 2 ft. Marsha Ambrosius

In honor of the first year anniversary of his project And After That We Didn't Talk, GoldLink has released "See I Miss Pt. 2" featuring Marsha Ambrosius. Anderson .Paak also makes some vocal contributions. Listen to the smooth track below to see how these artists deal with their old loves below.  

Solange Performs "Cranes In The Sky" and "Don't Touch My Hair" on SNL (Video)

In her first live performance since the release, Solange performs "Cranes In The Sky" and "Don't Touch My Hair" off her sophomore album, "A Seat At The Table" on SNL.

Beyoncé Performs A Surprise Duet With The Dixie Chicks At CMA Awards (Video)

Once again, proving that she can handle any musical genre, Beyoncé made waves at the CMA Awards by performing “Daddy Lessons” in a duet with The Dixie Chicks. The surprising collaboration seemed to win over the inclusive Nashville crowd as the Dixie Chicks arranged an acoustic, country-style version of “Daddy Lessons,”...

Big Sean - Bounce Back

Seems like Big Sean is on a roll today as he drops yet another new track titled, "Bounce Back". Let us know what you think in the comments.

Phabo - NASCAR

Just a week before the release of his upcoming EP, "GOOSE," Phabo unleashes a brand new banger titled, "NASCAR," produced by GRAMMY Award winning producer Rasool Diaz and super producers Jordan Lewis & Hagler. "NASCAR" is set to be released on iTunes and all streaming services on October 19th. Let us know what you...

Danny Brown - Really Doe feat. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt

Danny Brown is back with a serious banger titled, "Really Doe" featuring none other than Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt. Let us know what you think in the comments.

Eric Bellinger - Eric B for President: Term 1 (Album Stream)

Eric Bellinger finally comes out of hiding with a brand new project titled, "Eric B for President: Term 1".  Stream below! Let us know what you think in the comments.

Drake - Childs Play (Video)

Drake finally drops the visual to his VIEWS-featured track, "Childs Play" which features appearances from Tyra Banks and more. Let us know what you think in the comments.

Travi$ Scott - Pick Up The Phone feat. Young Thug & Quavo (Video)

Travi$ Scott is gearing up for his highly anticipated album, "Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight" with the release of this NSFW visual for his Young Thug & Quavo-featured single, "Pick Up The Phone". Check out a few tracks and remixes below the video that Trav$ Scott premired on his...

Tory Lanez - Cold Hard Love

Off of his upcoming album, "I Told You," Tory Lanez drops his brand new single titled, "Cold Hard Love". Let us know what you think in the comments.

Nino Breeze - F*ck It Up (Video)

Nino Breeze, an artist from St. Petersburg, FL, is currently facing charges stemming from a drug bust that took place earlier this year. His newest video "F**k It Up (F.I.U.)“ captures his ability to blend flows seamlessly while visually displaying style and charisma. F.I.U. was filmed by Omar The Director, who recently...