New Music: Remy Banks – “Confessions of cool.”

On his birthday, Remy Banks gives us new solo track, “Confessions of cool.” This is the first track we’ve had from Banks since last year’s WF project. Producer Jansport J goes hard on the beat while Banks spits a witty flow.
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New Music: Ab-Soul – “To The Max”

While on Shade 45, Statik Selektah and Ab-Soul give us a track that didn’t make the cut on Soul’s These Days album. “To The Max” is dedicated to Mac B and even features a piece of a phone call he had with Statik at the end. This is a radio rip, look out for the CDQ later today. Read the rest of this entry »

New Music: Fat Joe Ft. Jennifer Lopez – “Stressin”

Fat Joe is back! He reunites with Jennifer Lopez for his new single, “Stressin.” Produced by Rico Love, the track brings out the old JLo we fell in love with. Premiered by Funkmaster Flex, the track is a radio rip and Flex played this six times – in a row! Read the rest of this entry »

New Video: Sam Smith – “I’m Not The Only One”

Sam Smith gives fans the visuals to another number off In The Lonely Hour – “I’m Not The Only One.” Featuring Glee star Dianna Agron and from The Mindy Project, Chris Messina, the two act out Sam’s heartfelt track. Playing a picture-perfect housewife Agron struggles with her husband’s infidelity. Read the rest of this entry »

New Music: Hitta J3 Ft. Problem, Kendrick Lamar, YG – “Do Yo Gudda (Remix)”

Will Hitta J3 be the next Compton rapper to rise to fame? The west coast native teams up with other locals on “Do Yo Gudda (Remix),” which features dope verses from favorites Problem, Kendrick Lamar, and YG. Initially this banger attributed on his mixtape, Wake Up Call, which dropped in October 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

New Music: MAGIC! Ft. Kid Ink, Ty Dolla $ign & Travis Barker – “Rude (Remix)”

As if the Canadian reggae group hasn’t been rocking the charts all summer, MAGIC! has come out with a remix to their chart-topping single, “Rude.” With verses from Kid Ink and Ty Dolla $ign, in addition to the drums provided by Blink 182′s Travis Barker, the song has received a total west coast makeover. The added swagger to an already awesome Jamaican influenced track has surely reserved the band a spot on the charts for a while longer. Read the rest of this entry »

New Music: Chance The Rapper Ft. Wyclef Jean, Jessie Ware & Elle Varner – “Wonderful Everyday: Arthur”

Remember the theme song to the PBS cartoon Arthur? As if one could forget! Chance The Rapper takes us on a trip to the 90′s with his studio cover of “Wonderful Everyday.” The song (which was originally preformed by Ziggy Marley during concerts), adds a modern twist to the childhood memories that we, including Chance, all feel a bit nostalgic towards. Read the rest of this entry »

New Music: William Bell Ft. Snoop Dogg – “I Forgot To Be Your Lover”

Martin Shore’s documentary Take Me to the River hits theaters on September 12. The film examines the influence of Memphis culture on the America’s music scene, focusing on the struggles of racism and segregation that have plagued the south. The documentary is narrated by Terrence Howard, and features appearances from Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Yo Gotti, William Bell, and Snoop Dogg himself. The lead track is now being premiered from the movie’s companion album, Take Me to the River: Music from the Motion Picture. The lead track is titled, “I Forgot to Be Your Lover” by William Bell with the STAX Music Academy Students featuring Snoop Dogg. The track is a modern interpretation of the soul classic. Read the rest of this entry »

New Video: Twista – “Got Away”

Twista is currently prepping his album Dark Horse for its release on August 12th, and it’s shaping up to be quite the assortment of sounds. The latest track from the album, “Got Away,” is an acoustic guitar-led ballad dedicated to “All those who have suffered from addiction, infidelity and abuse.” Using the trope of “the one that got away” quite heavily, Twista paints an emotional story of a breakup. He has released the official music video for the track and he adds this statement on YouTube: “This video is supposed to have a lot of meaning and to help sooth one’s pain after experiencing any sort of tragedy in their life. Don’t let an incident take over! PEACE!” Read the rest of this entry »

New Video: Waka Flocka Flame – “0-100 (Freestyle)”

Drake’s infamous track continues to get remixed by various rappers and now Waka Flocka Flame is proving to anyone who doubts him that he can actually spit lyrics on his new mixtape, I Can’t Rap Volume 1. The captain of the Brick Squad Monopoly team links up with Billboard to premiere a music video for his “0 to 100″ freestyle off of the project. The video was directed by Footage WorldWide. Read the rest of this entry »

New Music: We Are Toonz Ft. Mike Epps – “DJ Play My Song”

Coming from the men who brought us the Nae Nae- now signed to Epic Records- We Are Toonz release a new joint featuring Mike Epps, “DJ Play My Song”. An upbeat track from start to finish. It has a fast tempo that will have everyone dancing but a few funny remarks from Mike Epps as he portrays his alter ego “Dae Dae”. Lets also keep a look out for any new steps the group has to offer us. Read the rest of this entry »

New Video: Airplane Boys – “On The Low”

Starting as buzzing emerging artists, the duo Airplane Boys are now one of hottest on Toronto’s music scene. They have a brand new record Egos and Expectations and from this they bring us the visuals to “On The Low”. The video portrays relationships and how things are not always perfect, and they show us how sometimes we may like someone for the wrong reasons. Read the rest of this entry »