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[Hip-Hop] Logic – Alright (Feat. Big Sean)

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Logic Ft. Big Sean
Alright (Prod. By Tae Beast)

While Logic has amassed a pretty large following over the last few years, he still hasn’t had that breakthrough hit to propel himself into the mainstream conversation just yet. However, this new single with Big Sean could finally be just the push that he needs. “Alright” is way more than just that, as the Def Jam signee spits a few mind numbing verses alongside the poised G.O.O.D. Music representative. The two emcees have somewhat contrasting styles, yet both sound comfortable over the mellow Tae Beast produced instrumental. With his EP While You Wait on the horizon, it seems only a matter of time before the Maryland native becomes a household name. Stream the single above, and stay tuned for more from the talented lyricist as we head towards summer.

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[Grunge Rap] Jez Dior – Old No. 7 (Feat. G-Eazy) (Prod. Danny Score)

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Jez Dior
Old No. 7 (featuring G-Eazy) (prod. By Danny Score)

Last time we heard from Jez Dior, he left us with the question, “Who Drank My Whiskey?” Thankfully, it seems as if the LA native has recovered his favorite beverage of choice, and has decided to pour a glass of that “Old No. 7,” while subsequently pouring his soul out over another angst ridden, guitar driven instrumental. Channeling his inner rockstar once more, this new single finds the rapper on shaky ground, taking a big gulp of that liquid courage as he delves into topics ranging from alcoholism and recreational drug use, to the rocky relationship he shares with his father. G-Eazy chips in with a supreme verse to discuss some of his own youthful mishaps, while the pair finally decide to reach out to the last two people they can rely on once they hit the bottom of their spiral: their parents. While the material is rather dark, some hope can still be heard in the chorus, and we’d like to believe there’s a story of redemption following all of this.

Stream the spectacular single above before grabbing a copy for yourself from iTunes. There’s still no word on a release date for Jezzy’s next project, but we’re praying we won’t have to wait long to hear more grunge inspired tunes from the crafty artist.

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Jarred A.G. – Frequency (Feat. Carl) (Prod. Jay Retro) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Jarred A.G.
FREQUENCY F/ Carl (Prod. Jay Retro)

While we typically reserve songs this soulful for Sundays, we couldn’t help but share this latest single from Jarred A.G. with you all today. Veering from the typical grungy, streetwise anthems we’ve grown accustomed to, the hardened emcee gives us a glimpse of his sensitive side on this smooth Jay Retro produced cut. Featuring a guest verse from Carl (of Hurt Everybody), “Frequency” is exactly the type of mellow track you’d want to tune into during an afternoon break, just as you’ve wrapped up lunch and begin contemplating your plans for the evening. It also proves once again, that Jarred is not one to be slept on, and if you’re like us, you’ll have replayed his verse at least a few times by the end of the day (his singing voice isn’t half bad either).

Stream the single above, and look out for more details on Jarred’s CANVAS LP, set to drop later this year.

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[Remix] Lykke Li – No Rest For The Wicked (Feat. A$AP Rocky)

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Lykke Li ft. ASAP Rocky
No Rest For The Wicked (Remix)

Subscribers to Beats Music were treated to a pleasant surprise earlier today, when Lykke Li decided to stream the remix of her single, “No Rest For The Wicked,” exclusively through the audio service. This is the internet though, and nothing stays exclusive for very long. Within hours, fans who previously felt left out, could now hear the glorious pairing that is A$AP Rocky and Lykke Li. For Rocky, it’s the latest in a string of heart-stirring pop collaborations that already includes previous team ups with GesaffelsteinJessie Ware and Florence Welch. By adding a little street flair to the already astonishing single, the Harlem native makes the song more accessible to a wider audience, without hurting its overall message.

Check out the stream above, and make sure to pre-order Lykke Li’s upcoming album, I Never Learn, before it hits shelves stateside on May 6th.

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Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 23]

Sunday Night Soul

This is a special day folks, and I’m sure plenty of you already know why. While we won’t explicitly spell it out for you, we hope many of you celebrated the occasion in your own special ways. However, there is one matter of business left to take care of, and that’s making sure you end your night on the right note, with some Sunday Night Soul.

While we expected to have plenty more holiday “anthems” to provide you with tonight, we still believe we have the perfect lineup to zone out to, and help lull you into dreamland. We can’t help but feel a special connection to this week’s crop of tracks, but maybe that’s because a few of these already helped carry us through our day as well.

Sunni Colón was certainly a popular man this week, as his track “Temple” was remixed by three of our favorite producers, staRo, Esta and Hasta. It’s tough to pick a favorite from that group, but right now we’d have to give the crown to Esta. Impressive performances were also turned in from the likes Namuun AriunRachel Foxx, The Internet, Acropolis Sound, Teyana Taylor, Nina Sky, Kidepo, Sophia Black, Echo, Vanessa Elishakutthrowt, kenji, RVDICAL THE KID, MisterMack, Anushka, Tourist and Reva DeVito & Kaytranada. Of course the fun doesn’t stop there, so as an added bonus, we’ve also included the full album stream of Blackbear‘s The Afterglow, to ensure the maximum amount of feels. You already know the drill folks, and if you’re not high for this right now, we’re sure you’ll be feeling something once you reach the end of this one (and we don’t mean the munchies).

Namuun Ariun
Painter (ft. TEME)
RACHEL FOXX
BEFORE YOU
Chiara Noriko
Feels So Right
mathien
Youve Made A Stone Outta Me
Matthewdavid
In My World
Versis
Deep Seated Feat. Kid A (prod. by B.Lewis)
Collarbones
Burnout
Raleigh Ritchie
Stay Inside (The Internet Remix)
Sunni Colón
Temple (starRo Remix)
Men Among Boys
Presence of Man
The Harpoons
Unforgettable
LO Feat Adrian Daniel
Fool (Acropolis Sound Remix)
Teyana Taylor
Sorry
Above and Beyond
Sun And Moon (Rnb Cover By Christian Joseph)
Lyrica
Freakin (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
Future
I Be U
August Alsina
Backseat
Mike Jay
Real Strippers
Jennifer Hudson
Walk It Out featuring Timbaland
JAZMIN Sisters
You ft. IAMSU
Ballad
You
Teedra Moses
Be Your Girl (B.Cause Draft Day Blend)
August Alsina
FML (Feat. Pusha T)
Nina Sky
STONERS Ft. Smoke Dza (Prod. by SKY NDGO)
Xander Ghost
Subliminal
Alex Jordahl
Lie To You
Kidepo
Reds
sophia black
OVR AGN (Prod. by BASECAMP)
Echo
Constellation (Prod. by Persian Empire) (‘Midnight Chronicles’ out May 12)
Vanessa Elisha
Midnight Swim (Prod. By GXNXVS)
Plue Starfox
M A Z I E
Trey Songz
Nana (XONA Remix)
Movement
Us (kutthrowt edit)
kuma & Telescope Thieves
Control
from the roof top
Snipers theme (Da P edition)
Kxngs
The Undesirable One
kenji
Lucy
Losco.
Bae Bae
SKVTR
Cyprus

kenji
What Youve Done

Sunni Colón
Temple (Hasta Edit)
TLC
No Scrubs (Benji Boko Remix)
Aaliyah x TRC
Rock The Boat Skinny Jeans Mix
Ashanti x elkco
rock with you
DAngelo
Spanish Joint (Kero One Remix) *NEW*
Harrison x Maddee
What I Said
SevnthWonder
Fantasy
Sunni Colón
Temple (esta. remix)
RVDICAL THE KID
Rain Down On Me
Demon
You Are My High (Picard Brothers Edit)
Duncan Gerow
Teedra Moses + IAMNOBODI = Be Your Girl
Disclosure
Latch (MisterMack Version)
Alina Baraz
Art Of Persuasion(esta. remix)(So On Tape Available NOW!)
elkco
SHE GOT DAT VIBE
kuma •ᴥ•
sumimasen
Lindsay Lowend
Body Party Instrumental (SNES version)
Anushka
Atom Bombs
Tourist
Patterns (feat. Lianne La Havas)
Reva DeVito
Friday Night (Prod. By KAYTRANADA)
Snakehips
Forever
Hermitude
Ukiyo
Mariah Carey
Youre Mine (Hunt for the Breeze x Manila Killa Edit)
R ASH
I Own You

Bonus

Blackbear
The Afterglow (FULL ALBUM STREAM)
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[Hip-Hop] Future – Benz Friendz (Whatchutola) (Feat. Andre 3000)

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Future
Benz Friendz (Whatchutola) (Feat. Andre 3000)

When Future was brought out during Outkast‘s set at Coachella last weekend, the Atlanta native was given the opportunity to premiere this single live on stage with two of his city’s legends. Although the performance was received rather unenthusiastically by the audience in Indio, we could tell that the song had some promise. After the collaboration with Andre 3000 was found to be conspicuously missing from the live stream that MTV premiered earlier this week, we finally have the chance to hear the track in its full, studio quality form.

With his auto-tuned hybrid R&B trap rapping style, Future may be a polarizing figure for most hip-hop fans, but that shouldn’t stop you from listening to this album cut. As we all know appearances from Mr. 3 Stacks are few and far between these days, and every rare guest verse is a chance to gaze into the mind of one of music’s greatest. From the get go, the tune seems almost perfectly crafted for Dre himself, and his mastery of the mic is still undeniable. As the pair trade bars about their distaste for materialistic women and paper chasers, Future puts up a valiant effort, but alas, is no match for the wisdom of Andre 3K.

In the end, the record instead hypes us up for the prospects of a new Outkast album (or even an Andre solo project), however bleak the odds may be. This single can still be found however, on Future’s upcoming effort, Honest, set to drop Tuesday, April 22nd. You can also hit the jump to catch the visuals for Future’s recent Kanye-assisted single, “I Won.”

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[Hip-Hop] Sango x GoldLink – Wassup

GoldLink Sango
Sango x GoldLink
Wassup

As they prepare for their respective sets at this weekend’s Broccoli City Festival in Washington D.C., GoldLink and Sango have decided to give fans a little preview of what to expect with this brand new freebie. Hip-hop fans should instantly recognize the sample of Timbaland & Magoo‘s “Indian Flute,” which Sango flips to perfection, while the DMV native brings his bouncy, frenetic flow to match the rhythms of the dope instrumental. It’s an addictive listen from start to finish, and one we’ll definitely be bumping alongside the emcee’s recent mixtape, The God Complex

Grab the free download above, and if you’re in the area, make sure to land yourself some tickets to the Broccoli City Festival which promises to be an exciting show with other headliners including Cam’Ron, Just Blaze and Kelela.

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