Watch out, Justin Bieber — there’s a new guy in town, and his name is Jake Miller. Miller is a 20-year-old rap, pop and hip-hop artist from Florida, and he is in the process of taking the world by storm with his first headlining tour and a brand new album, “Us Against Them.” He is […]
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Thanks to Spotify, fans of the Detroit rapper Danny Brown, who is signed to Fool’s Gold Records, can now stream his much-anticipated full-length studio album “Old.” Listeners can kick it to the likes of Freddie Gibbs, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, A$AP Rocky, Charli XCX and Purity Ring, who all teamed up with Brown to create a […]
Marketing in the music industry has changed drastically over the last few years with the advancement of technology, with more power shifting into the hands of the artists. Some artists have used social media to break major news or release new music; others have released music videos or video blogs to build up hype for […]
As an up-and-coming rapper, imagine this nine-month stretch: Release a highly regarded mixtape; get signed to Rick Ross’ label, Maybach Music Group; perform in front of 42,000 people at the first annual Made in America festival; have a music video from your mixtape premiered on “106 & Park”; and go on your first nationwide tour. […]
“Greather Than One” Dwele’s fifth album was released August 28th through E1 Music. Dwele previously appeared on Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights.” Over the years, Dwele has become one of the leaders of the neo soul genre. Despite the occasional collaboration with big names in hip-hop and features on hit songs including “Flashing Lights” by Kanye […]
Rapper 2 Chainz exploded onto the scene when he released his first solo project, “T.R.U. REALigon” last November. The rapper formerly named Tity Boi underwent a name change in 2011 to make himself more radio and family friendly. The change has resurrected the career of the man who represented half of Playaz Circle, famous for […]
After a very successful debut with “The Adventures of Bobby Ray,” B.o.B is back with his sophomore effort, “Strange Clouds,” which was released May 1 on Atlantic Records. With this album, the artist also known as Bobby Ray has no chart-topping singles, as opposed to his three hits the first time around en route to […]
After Nicki Minaj’s debut album, “Pink Friday,” went double platinum in December, expectations for her sophomore album have gone through the roof. After releasing a few singles that disappointed on the charts, Minaj pushed the release date back from February to April. Minaj released “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” April 3, which features an equal number […]
In two years, Chiddy Bang has moved from Drexel University’s favorite rap duo to No. 8 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200. Noah “Xaphoon Jones” pairs indie rock, soul and eight-bit electronica for Chidera’s slick rapping. It’s catchy hip-hop for the rock audience. Their newest album, “Breakfast,” offers more of the geek meets ganja-smoking player […]
A$AP Rocky is a name that may already be very familiar to some but soon will be known by all. He comes straight out of Harlem, N.Y. with his A$AP Crew, and together they are helping to bring back the sound of gritty New York hip-hop that in recent years has been overshadowed by hip-hop […]
Rick Ross will be releasing his fifth studio album “God Forgives, I Don’t” in the spring 2012. After an amazing year of music, it’s finally time to move on and take a look at what’s next in the world of hip-hop. Hopefully 2012 will bring us as many hits, exciting collaborations and breakthrough albums as […]
On Nov. 2, Jay-Z and Kanye West performed in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center during their “Watch The Throne” tour. The two stars performed hit songs all night long. It’s around 9:15 p.m. on Nov. 2, and the lights in the Wells Fargo Center go out unexpectedly. The sold-out crowd begins to scream as […]
In the words of Diggy Simmons: “I came to rock, I came to roll, I came to win, you lose control, then everybody in the place goes real wild, they like my style.” That was exactly what the young rapper did when he took the stage – rocked it! Diggy Simmons performed at The […]
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