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[Hip-Hop] Childish Gambino – Candler Road

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Without so much as a warning Childish Gambino took to Twitter tonight to drop his first single since the release of last year’s Because The Internet. In recent weeks, Bino has been touring the festival circuit and proclaiming himself as one of the top five rappers in the game, calling out Kendrick Lamar, Drake, ScHoolboy Q and many of his other contemporaries. Upon first listen to this brand new cut, it’s clear the rapper certainly has a chip on his shoulder. The track–named after Candler Road in Decatur, Georgia–definitely has a Southern trap vibe to it, with Bino utilizing a flow similar to what we heard on his Royalty mixtape. Midway through though, we hear the synths begin to build as the instrumental transforms into something similar to one of his previous singles, “Telegraph Ave.” Interestingly enough, the tune also comes after Bino’s recent “white rapper” Twitter rant, and it leaves us wondering if this is his way of showing us both sides of the same coin.

There’s no indication yet of whether this will be included on any future projects or not, but Gambino has indicated that he’s working on a joint EP with Chance The Rapper and plans to release another album later this year.

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Sunday Night Soul (On a Monday) [Vol. 38]

Sunday Night Soul

Hey there ninjas, we know we’re a day late on the Sunday Night Soul, but unfortunately we encountered some technical difficulties last night as we were trying to get this up. Not to worry though, because things are finally up and running again on our end, meaning we can finally provide you with the wonderful soul you deserve. Though we weren’t there to help kickstart your week as we usually are, we’re hoping we can at least help make your Tuesday a little more special, an honor we only share with Makonnen. Given our tardiness, we’re going to keep the writing short this week to make up for the extra day’s wait we put you through. While it’s not quite Sunday, we hope you enjoy the selection we have for you all the same.

stwo
Virgo w/ Shay Lia (Acoustic Cover)
Musiq Soulchild
Just Friends (Acoustic Cover)
Key x Era
Stockholm Syndrome Ft. Ensilence Prod. by Yorel Tifsim
NGAN
Mama I Got This Gun
Rebecca Rose
My Flame
Corinne Bailey Rae
Put Your Records On (Akujis ReMiX)
Melo B. Jones
Settle For My Love (Produced by 4REAL)
K.Raydio
American Dream (Prod. by Ackryte)
BJ The Chicago Kid
Perfect
Kindness
World Restart feat. Kelela & Ade
LORE
Everybody Loves The Sunshine
Nova
Soaring
Jordan Rakei
Add The Bassline (Nehzuil Remix)
Van Ike
The Worst (Jhene Aiko Cover)
Kruisemode
Ill Be Around Feat. Leia Sadiku
Illumntr
Gulf Hymn (Exmag Remix)
Sinead Harnett
Paradise
The Rub ft. Tatiana Owens
Bring On The Love (Disco Mix)
Fabiana Palladino
For You
The Hics
All Well Know
iamblackbear
runnin low
Lyrica Anderson
Freakin Remix Featuring Wiz Khalifa & Eric Bellinger
Omarion & Jeremih
Show Me
Justin Ruff
Im With It
Z.WOODS
You
Phonzy
Take It All
SIR_
IGNORANCE IS BLISS
DJ Mustard
Tinashe Checks In
Ariana Grande Ft. Big Sean
Best Mistake
DJ KHALED FT. CHRIS BROWN, AUGUST ALSINA, FUTURE & JEREMIH
HOLD YOU DOWN
LION KNGS
2Much feat. Santell
HSVN
Whenever I Plz (feat. Arima Ederra)
Tinashe
In The Meantime
belle
no sleep in toronto
Tory Lanez
The Mission (Prod. Christian Louie X Tory Lanez X Noah Breakfast)
spooky black
HotelSixNine Ft. SolomonDaGod (prod. Smitty The BG)
belle
enemy
ILOVEMAKONNEN
Doubted feat. @FATMANKEY prod. By @SonnyDigital)
Kehlani
Collect Call (produced by Hardy Indiigo)
Geovarn
Sorry
Champagne Papi
On My Way (DREAM GIRL Remix)
PARTYNEXTDOOR
Options (axxxxgxxx Remix)
kissed killed
inn (saddened by bemyfriend)♥(ˆ⌣ˆԅ)
Duncan Gerow
Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & French Montana + Misogi = Loyal
ILOVEMAKONNEN
Club Goin Up On A Tuesday (Maximus MMC Rendition)
JMSN
Thing U Miss (Kamandi Remix)
Spooky Black
Without You(Nikes VIP)
Jay Stones
The Alchemist (Prod. aso)
Phane
Slide
Clara La San
Let You Go (W A V S Bootleg Remix)
Congruence
Let Go (Forthcoming on Play It Louder Vol.3)
aywy. & Ekali
Your Love
beatboxbandit
millyun
The Theorist
Down 4 U
Haan808
Izquierda Su
Telepopmusik
Breathe (Myles.William X Grand&Warren Remix)
AbJo
However (You Want)
J Louis
 Before You (J Louis Rachel Foxx flip)
J Louis
 Cant You See
El. Train
On&On
Glass Animals
Gooey (GDNA Remix)
Mario
Let Me Love U (Rusty Hook & Katuchat Flip)
Radiohead
Nude (Kappa Kavi Remix)CLICK BUY FOR FREE DOWNLOAD
sam gellaitry
reflectionz
D.K. the Punisher
AYTS
Kaytranada
Leave Me Alone (feat. Shay Lia)
Vanessa Elisha
Ocean (Soft Glas Remix)
Zhu
Faded (BNJMN Rework)
Usher
Good Kisser (M&N PRO REMIX)
Beyonce
Partition (starRo Remix) FREE DL
Marc E. Bassy ft Kehlani
Lock It Up (guffstar edit)
Tensnake
Feel Of Love (Kaytranada Edition)
Years and Years
Take Shelter(Joe Hertz Remix)
Moon Boots Ft. Kyiki
Dont Ask Why
Louis La Roche
The Way She Makes Me Feel
Noobsie
Criticise
BEEMO
Makin Love 2 U Feat. Kyross
Fluke Nukes
Pony
et aliae
never let u down
John Legend
You and I x Benny Cassette remix
Jennifer Lopez Ft Ja Rule
Im Real (Basic Tape Remix)
Route 94
My Love (Prince Fox Remix)
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Flosstradamus talk about Lollapalooza, Deep Dish Pizza & The Matrix [TMN Exclusive Interview]

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Very few artists can ever truly be called visionaries, but Flosstradamus are just that. Over two years since they released their remix of Major Lazer‘s “Original Don,” the duo have established themselves as luminaries of the trap genre, playing a pivotal role in bringing the genre to the forefront of the electronic and hip-hop music scenes. Though they’ve had plenty of naysayers along the way, the group have helped prove that not only is trap music not just a fad, but it’s an integral part of the future of music. The two have paved the way for countless of our favorite artists here at TMN, inspiring a whole generation of artists along the way. Their latest single, “Rebound,” showcases the pair’s passion for creativity, while also demonstrating their versatility and ability to adapt to a constantly shifting musical landscape. All that really means is that Flosstradamus should continue being a power in the scene for years to come.

We caught up with Josh and Curt at this year’s Lollapalooza and found out what they had to say about the trap genre, their plans for the future, and their festival experiences among other things.

TMN: First of all, how does it feel to be playing Lollapalooza, especially two years after you were banned from performing in the city of Chicago? Has it been kind of like a homecoming for you?

Josh: Oh dude, it’s awesome man. This is our hometown, so hometown crowd, especially after being banned and getting kicked off of Mad Decent Block Party here and all that, so it means a lot for us. It’s Curt’s birthday today–there’s a lot of special things coming together. This is the fourth time we’ve played Lollapalooza, all of our family and friends are here, it’s just perfect man. It’s just perfect.

TMN: That’s awesome man. How does it compare to other festivals you’ve played at this year? Just as you mentioned, it’s Curt’s birthday, it’s a homecoming, so this one must be more meaningful to you.

Curt: This one was definitely more surreal than a lot of them, but we’ve been doing a lot of the Mad Decent Block Parties throughout the summer and those have been great. We’re always touring with all of our friends, like Diplo, Dillon Francis, Riff Raff, all those dudes.

TMN: So it’s really just like a huge party for you guys.

Curt: Yeah, it’s just good. It’s like a fun little road trip with our friends, so those have been really good, but I mean nothing can beat this. This is Lolla. It’s hard to even explain.

TMN: Exactly, you’ve got the city of Chicago, urban atmosphere…

Curt: Yeah, looking at the skyline from the stage was crazy.

Josh: Dude, that’s so dope with the skyline. That’s a great view.

TMN:  One thing we wanted to mention, it’s amazing to see just how much trap has expanded in the last few years, to the point that we now even have subgenres of trap. As true pioneers of the genre yourselves, what are your thoughts on how it’s evolved so far, and where do you see it heading into the future? What ways do you think you can push that expansion?

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[Hip-Hop] iLoveMakonnen – Tuesday (Remix) (Feat. Drake)

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Tuesday Feat. Drake

Just in time for your “Tuesday,” Drake decides to drop his very own remix of iLoveMakonnen‘s Sonny Digital & Metro Boomin-produced hit, “Club Going Up On A Tuesday.” As one of the hottest singles on the net, it’s only fitting that Drizzy hops on with a verse of his own–something of a trend recently, as he’s done the same with Tinashe‘s “2 On” and Soulja Boy‘s “We Made It.” Although he is the king of random releases, this comes from as far out of left field as you can get. What better way to build even more hype for his Lil Wayne vs. Drake tour though than by putting his own spin on of the catchiest tunes around? Receiving a co-sign from Drizzy is also just about the greatest boost the young ATLien could receive, and we’re interested to see if any other rappers follow suit and come out with remixes of their own. Grab a free download above, and let us what you think about this odd pairing.

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Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 37]

Sunday Night Soul

As our faithful ninjas may have noticed, there was no Sunday Night Soul last week. That’s because this little ninja was out all weekend at Lollapalooza (stay tuned for our coverage of the event). We’d like to apologize for leaving that empty void in your heart, so to make it up to you, this week’s edition is twice as large! That’s right folks, today you’re getting two for the price of one. Don’t you feel lucky? While we didn’t bother with getting a headcount this round, we can assure you that this is one of our most packed playlists to date. As such, we think it’s best to keep the writing a bit short this week to let you properly explore what we have to offer. While we won’t be naming any names this time around, we’re confident that there’s plenty of gems to be found in the selection below. Enjoy!

Nick Hakim
I Dont Know
Willow Smith
8
FKA Twigs
Pendulum
Duan & Only
Friday (Edit)
Krissy Villongco
Pink Matter (Frank Ocean Cover)
The Code
Natural
bernie levv
Mind (Prod. Zen Zan)
bernie levv
Talk (Prod. Smoko Ono)
ShunGu
New ....
Celeste Waite
Born Again
Telana
Gemini (Prod. by LightxMusic)
Telana
F11 (Prod. by AzZi)
IDEH
The One (Feat. Flowzart)
Jordan Rakei
Street Light (feat. Gwen Bunn)
FKJ
Learn To Fly feat. Jordan Rakei
RKZUK
Think Of Me feat. Shawn Sanderson (prod. Handbook x Gifted The Great)
Braeden Bailey.
Onandon.
Iman Europe
Wrapped Up (Prod. ContraBAND)
Usher
Good Kisser (Urban Noize Remix)
Koi Kurama
Thats That (Prod. Brother Wise)
DOJA CAT
Nunchucks (prod. Mndsgn)
AstroZu
Sungod Ft. Tusks
Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment
Wonderful Everyday: Arthur
Reva DeVito
babesquad
Sci Fi Scheme
Let You Go (Ft. Tasha Rose)
King avriel
Follow Me
King avriel
Know It Alls
Patrick Baker
Feel the Same
Jhene Aiko
the worst (just vibin)
Sam Smith
Good Thing ( Go Yama Remix)
Goldroom
Till Sunrise (George Hyatt Premix)
BASECAMP
Shudder
Kali Uchis
Real
William Arcane
Stay A While
Reva DeVito
Anywhere
Beya Likhari
When I Die (Reworked)
SLK
Be (Bare Smoke Remix)
J*DaVeY
DEADLY
Tei Shi
No Angel (Beyonce Cover)
Jesse Boykins III
Mine / Cat Rider (Beyonce / Little Dragon Mash Up)
Dead Times
Every Moment
MARZxLEON
Midnight
MARZxLEON
Wavez
PENN ALEXANDER
Fever (prod. x King Henry)
Adil Memon
Same Way (Ft. Ezra James) (Prod. Feki)
All That Lovin
Kennyon Brown Feat. Ezra James & Mistah Mez
Jordan James
Feeling Me (Demo)
LaCharm
East End • Produced By BNJMN & FORTUNE
PARTYNEXTDOOR
Grown Woman
PARTYNEXTDOOR
Sex On The Beach
Nova
gold.
Nova
never wanna wait for you (like i have before)
Nova
IMSYU(giveup)
Justine Skye
2am In Brooklyn Prod. By Elijah Rawk
Olamide Faison
I Know
Rob Write
Silence (One Text From You)
Denzel White
Spotlights
iamblackbear
weak when ur around
Outasight
Anchor Down
Elijah Blake
You Are My High (Presidential Pt. 2)(Produced By Picard Brothers)
Travis Garland
MR. ROGERS
DOJA CAT
Control (prod. Yeti Beats)
HillaryJane
Stix And Stones
Kay Cola ft. Joe Moses
Soft Kisses (Remix) (Prod. Jay Ant Of The Invasion)
Jeremih
4 The Freaks
JAHKOY
Closer (p. FKJ)
Alison Valentine
Pixie Dust
Khalil
Had Enough (Chad Walker Remix)
Elijah Blake
Give Me U (Produced By Corin Roddick of Purity Ring)
Maryann
LOVE TRAP ( Prod By SBΛCΞ )
JAHKOY
Poison (p. C. Justice & Fortune)
Bando Jonez ft Young Jeezy
There She Goes
Chayse
Burnin It Up
JASMINE V
Thats Me Right There ft. KENDRICK LAMAR
Paloma Ford
Summer In California Ft. Snoop Dogg & Iamsu
TIAAN
Clean
JP Cooper
Keep The Quiet Out
Mishon
Crossfire
Apollo Mighty
Last Song ft. YoJi (Prod. by YoJi)
Lil Silva
Dont You Love Feat. BANKS ( SBΛCΞ BedroomTrap Remix )
Vanessa Elisha
Ocean (Seywood Remix)
OBESØN
Give Me All Your Love
OBESØN
Alone
Telescope Thieves
V (Second Nature Remix)
Soft Glas
But Why, Though?
erdbeerschnitzel
Yet Unfulfilled
tlm_
Cherish
EKALI
Unfaith
Aldo.
If Youre Lost (Update)
MadBliss
Your Flaws
ただいま
Please Hold
Wes Pendleton
Say Word?
kuma •ᴥ•
Beneath The Flowers
mura masa
over love
Chris McClenney
Mine
Haan808
Beyreza
DTWICE DE BEL AIR
Sade Loves Detroit
NeguimBeats X Kolombiano
Bobby Womack (1967)
small face
cloud knock
Marlin
Goldchains
Non Drifter
Windmill
Kimbra
Settle Down (P A T H Remix)
Madeaux
Whatchawannado (Eyesz Remix)
Ellie Goulding
Tessellate (Kojo Refix)
axxxxgxxx
The Worth
OSØ
2 w e ~~ o n
CRT Music
Days In The West
Trey Songz
Foreign (XONA Remix)
PARTYNEXTDOOR
SLS (Soft Glas Synth Edit)
PartyNextDoor
Recognize Ft. Drake (Mendoza Remix)
sam gellaitry
cherish (remix of tlm_)
Kehlani Ft Lyfe Harris
ForMore (guffstar edit)
Dave Luxe
Down 4 Whatever
Vanessa Elisha
Midnight Swim (Frames Late Night Dub Remix)
BenZel & Stevie Neale
Wasted Love
MR•CAR/\\ACK
chill n with girlfriend
Knx.
Rownmywai(TWRK)_
Elaquent
alone at last with amerie <3.
Lyrica Anderson
All the Way (guffstar edit)
Trey Songz
Na Na (D.A.C Remix)
Chance the Rapper x Nick Pacoli
I am very very lonely (Remix)
Janet Jackson
 Someone To Call My Lover (The Gamma Bot x Pazmal remix)
Sinead Harnett
No Other Way (Bearcubs Remix)
RÜFÜS
SARAH (Touch Sensitive Remix)
♣ ♣ CLVBS
RUSH (Original Mix) ♣ ♣
Yumi Shizukusa
I Dont Love You (Jeftuz Remix)
Chris Brown
Loyal (SirOJ Edit) (SAM TIBA REMIX)
HillaryJane
Shotgun (HXLY KXSS remix)
Lido x ZHU
Faded (Rusty Hook Flip)
Robin Thicke
Forever Love (noï remix)
Chris Malinchak Ft. Mikky Ekko
Stranger (Full Crate X Mar Remix)
Phantogram
Fall In Love (NEUS Remix)
Michael Jackson
Love Never Felt So Good (Dennis Kruissen Remix)
Tinashe ft Drake
2 On (SevnthWonder Remix)
Shakehips
After I Met U
Shift K3Y
I Know (Bees Knees Remix)
Ciara
Sorry (Dave Luxe Refix)
Troye Sivan
Happy Little Pill (Casper Zazz Remix)
Tinashe ft. Schoolboy Q
2 On (LUCA LUSH Remix)
$aturn
Domu ft. Father Dude
Kicks n Licks
Morning Light (ft. K Emeline)
Frances
Fire May Save You (Cesare remix)
Sensual Squirtle
bestdayoftheyear
ZHU
Faded (Madeaux Remix)
The Weeknd
Often (Kygo Remix)
Keith Sweat
Twisted (G Buck Remix)
DOLPHIN TEARS
PREGNANT
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[Hip-Hop] Vic Mensa – Wimme Nah (Prod. Kaytranada)

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Vic Mensa.
Wimme Nah (Prod. By Kaytranada)

Still riding off the highs of an insane set at Lollapalooza last weekend, Vic Mensa took to Twitter yesterday to urge his followers to use the hashtag #WimmeNah to propel the release of his next single produced by Kaytranada. After generating enough buzz, the Chitown spitter stayed true to his word, unleashing the glorious single upon the world earlier today. After one listen it should be pretty clear that Vic is in his own lane at the moment, as he’s been soundtracking our summer with a solid repertoire of bangers that sound unlike anything else out right now. The track is oozing in Chicago pride, as Vic declares that the city’s “Wimme Nah,” and if his performance at Lolla proved anything, it’s that he’s right.

Check out the dope new cut above, and make sure to grab yourself a free download of the fresh track through Facebook.

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[NEW] XXYYXX – Unknown (Feat. Vanessa Elisha)

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Unknown (feat. Vanessa Elisha) [Off upcoming VINYL/EP]

There’s very few artists we’d immediately drop everything at hand for, but you can be certain that XXYYXX and Vanessa Elisha are two of them. The 18 year old producer has been experimenting with quite an array of varying sounds over the last few months, but this latest effort finds him returning to some of his lo-fi roots as he links up with the Aussie native on “Unknown.” After one listen, it’s safe to say this collaboration left us breathless. After two listens, well, we’d rather not divulge what that did to us. Fusing together a unique mix of brooding, wavy production with Vanessa’s sultry vocals, the young Floridian creates a hypnotizing concoction that’ll definitely leave you begging for more.

Ever the man of mystery, the enigmatic producer has spared us very few details about the release, though he has dropped a couple of hints about what the future holds for him. While the title of this song is “Unknown,” we do know that it’ll be on an upcoming yet-to-be-named vinyl EP. Though some more information would be nice, we’ve learned to accept what we can get out of the talented musician.

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