New Music: N.E.R.D & Kendrick Lamar ‘Don’t Don’t Do It!’

On Friday, N.E.R.D returns with its first album in seven years, NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES, featuring two collaborations with Kendrick Lamar. During a visit to Beats 1 this week, Pharrell unleashed one their records, “Don’t Don’t Do It!” The socially-conscious song was inspired by Keith Scott, an African-American man, who was fatally shot last year in Charlotte, North Carolina by […]

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Daniel Caesar on Leaving the Church, the Rise of Toronto and His Amazing 2017

“You can’t reminisce too much. Because you’ve got to keep pushing forward, you know?”   Daniel Caesar is being modest. Looking back, the vocalist, songwriter and musician had a 2017 to kill for, especially for an R&B/soul artist from Canada. His debut full-length, the elliptically magical Freudian, surpassed expectations with its gospel-infused sound and swagger. His star-making appearances on the […]

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Drake, Migos, Nicki Minaj, & More Rule Pandora’s Top Thumb Hundred Rankings

Pandora released its Top Thumb Hundred list for 2017 and Drake came out swinging. According to Billboard, hip hop ruled, with the 6 God landing nine spots on the list, Migos landing six, The Weeknd nabbing 5, and Nicki Minaj, Quavo, Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane, and Ed Sheeran landing four each. See the ‘most-thumbed-up songs the year below:’ 1. “Shape You” – […]

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A$AP Ferg Announces ‘Mad Man Tour’

A$AP Ferg is about to be a “Mad Man” on the road. Joined by Denzel Curry and IDK, the Trap Lord is set to embark on his “2018 Mad Man Tour” in February. The A$AP Mobster’s North American jaunt is slated to kick f Feb. 28 in Philadelphia. From there, the trek will hit several cities, including Houston, Los Angeles, […]

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The 10 Best Songs of 2017

Playboi Carti, “Magnolia” Playboi Carti’s chaotic, sloppy “Magnolia” is very much a product 2017 — a weightless jam that sounds like it was made in one take with a Casio keyboard and some sort dollar store flute. It’s joyful, not that deep, and the kind thing you can listen to literally six million times before you get tired it (I […]

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