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February 4, 2016

photo: G Herbo at BV-RBSS in 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
G Herbo

Pusha T is heading out on tour this year, and that tour just got two very solid openers. Chicago rappers (and old friends) G Herbo and Lil Bibby will open on all dates.

Those dates include the shows in NYC on March 26 at Playstation Theater and NJ on March 29 at Starland Ballroom. Tickets for both are still available. All dates are listed below.

G Herbo (fka Lil Herb) has been pretty prolific lately. The past few months have seen his Joey Bada$$ collab "Lord Knows," his Ballin Like I'm Kobe mixtape, and more. Stream that mixtape below.

Continue reading "G Herbo and Lil Bibby opening Pusha T tour"

by Andrew Sacher


Last night, Future revealed that his next proper album EVOL would be out this Saturday (2/6) and that it features his great The Weeknd collaboration "Low Life." It also features "Fly Shit Only" which just premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show. It starts with a haunting guitar arpeggio, and once the beat drops Future just lets it rip. Between this and "Low Life," there's no sign that EVOL won't be good. Listen below.

Future begins a tour with Ty Dolla $ign this month.

Continue reading "Future streams "Fly Shit Only" off 'EVOL' (listen)"

photo: Down at Best Buy Theater in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)

Yesterday, Phil Anselmo's band Down were kicked off a Dutch festival following Anselmo's racist remark and gesture at the recent Dimebash show. Now, he's suggesting that his bandmates in Down move on without him. He writes on his website:

To all this will concern,

Every citizen in this entire world has the unalienable right to live with dignity and respect without hate or oppression. And I mean this, with all of my crushed, yet, guilty heart.

It's common knowledge that we can choose to either learn from our mistakes, or continue on a path of insensitivity and destruction.

I am utterly responsible for the mistakes I have made, and can only give you my word to no longer do them in the present, through ACTION, not just mere words.

My band mates are now experiencing the consequences of my behavior, and I now publicly apologize to them as well. Never in my entire lifetime would I drag them down with me, and I've privately suggested to them that they move on without me.

My biggest obstacle(s) are the over-indulging in the booze and blurting out spiteful, ignorant reductions of the human spirit itself. I will address these issues, head-on.

I'm repulsed by my own actions, and the self-loathing I'm going through right now is justified by the hurt I've caused.

I realize we live in a society where apologies are NOT accepted easily, yet long for a day when they can be, but I also understand if I'm shunned till I hit the dirt.

From the bottom of my heart, and with all sincerity, I once again am truly sorry for the pain I have caused.

With truth, love, hope & respect-
Philip H. Anselmo


J Dilla

The tenth annual J Dilla tribute, Donuts are Forever, happens in NYC on February 13 at Brooklyn Bowl. This year's will be hosted by Jarobi of A Tribe Called Quest, and it also features DJ Spinna, Illa J, Daru Jones & The Ruff Pack and Run P. Tickets are on sale now.

That show is two days after another veteran hip hop DJ, Stretch Armstrong, takes over the same venue for a special edition of the weekly Bowl Train party (2/11). (Usually it's Questlove). The following week (2/18) is also a special guest veteran, Pete Rock. Other than that, Questlove does his usual thing tonight (2/4) and has more Bowl Trains scheduled through March 31. Tickets for all of them are available.

Watch the video for J Dilla's "Last Donut of the Night" below...

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February 3, 2016

by Andrew Sacher

photo: A$AP Rocky at ACL Fest 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
ASAP Rocky

As you obviously know, the first Zoolander movie featured the late David Bowie. That movie gets a sequel next week (2/12), and this one features musicians too. A new trailer is out, and it's got a scene with A$AP Rocky rapping and his collaborator Skrillex in the DJ booth. Does that mean they'll be the new David Bo--just kidding, watch the trailer below.

Rocky's been pretty busy lately otherwise too. In the past few days he released the new Pharrell collaboration "Hear Me," the video for "JD" off last year's At.Long.Last.A$AP, and a longer version of "Yamborghini High" featuring Juicy J. Check out all of that below too.

He's also one of the rumored guests for Kanye's new album.

Continue reading "A$AP Rocky is in the new 'Zoolander 2' trailer (watch)"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Grimes at M for Montreal 2015 (more by Bruno Destombes)

Back in 2013, Grimes posted a list of her favorite songs of all time to tumblr. Today, she shared and discussed five albums that changed her life via TIDAL. Here's the list:

OutKast - Stankonia
Tool - Aenima
Beyoncé - Beyoncé
Panda Bear - Person Pitch
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
In some ways, you could say Art Angels sounds like a mix of those five albums, right? She discusses each one too, and you can read everything she has to say here.

OutKast, Tool, Beyonce, and Animal Collective all also appear on her song list.

by Andrew Sacher


The insanely prolific (and great) rapper Future put out one full length of 2016 so far, Purple Reign, and he's already promising a new one for this Friday (2/5). It's supposed to premiere on DJ Khaled's Apple Music show. While we wait for that, Future just put out another new track called "In Abundance." The artwork is the Purple Reign artwork, so maybe it's a leftover from those sessions. Either way, it's predictably great and you can hear it below.

He also tweeted "Midight Eastern" about an hour ago. UPDATE: Now he clarifies that the pre-order goes live at midnight for his new album, titled EVOL. He also mentions he has a new deal with Apple Music.

Future and Young Thug, whose new mixtape Slime Season 3 is also due out this Friday, have been taking shots at each other on Twitter. Thug pulled a Kanye and at the last minute changed the title to IM-UP:

Future is touring with Ty Dolla $ign this month and also playing the just-announced Roots Picnic in June.

UPDATE: The pre-order is live now, and it's actually due out Saturday (2/6). It includes The Weeknd collaboration "Low Life," which came out on Christmas. It doesn't include "In Abundance." Check out the full tracklist below.

Continue reading "Future releases new song, announces new album 'EVOL' (due out Saturday); Young Thug renames 'SS3' 'IM-UP'"

photo: Rockie Fresh at SXSW 2013 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Rockie Fresh

Chicago rapper Rockie Fresh recently released his very solid new mixtape/free album/whatever The Night I Went To..., and now he's announced shows in support of it. They happen this February/March in Chicago, NYC and LA.

The NYC show happens March 2 at the Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with the stream of The Night I Went To..., below...

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Hannibal Buress Comedy Camisado

Hannibal Buress' new Netflix comedy special, "Comedy Camisado," debuts on Friday (2/5), but people in NYC can see it early when he'll host a free screening at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday (2/4). That's also Hannibal's birthday. Here's more, straight from Hannibal:

Hey it's Hannibal, I'm doing a special screening of my new Netflix special "Comedy Camisado." If you can't come to this event, it'll be streaming on Netflix February 5th. I also turn the weird age of 33. They're will be some music by DJ Yamez following the screening. We might have a special musical guest. There will be no hors d'oeuvres. It's not that type of party. Yes I had to google how to spell hors d'oeuvres.
Doors at 7 PM and things start at 8 PM. It's 18+. Who do you think the special musical guest could be?

It's a busy month for Hannibal, with Season 3 of Broad City debuting in a couple weeks, he's got a new Spotify show (just like us), and you may have heard him talking with Joey Bada$$ on Pitchfork Radio yesterday live from Men's Fashion Week.

If you need more Hannibal Buress to watch, he made a pilot for Comedy Central titled Unemployable that didn't get picked up. He's shared the whole thing though -- watch it, along with a trailer for "Comedy Camisado," below.

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Big Kap

Keith Carter aka Legendary DJ Big Kap passed away today [February 3, 2016] in NYC at the age of 45. As one of the premier DJs from New York's Flip Squad DJ crew, Kap's impact on NYC Hip Hop is unparalleled.

His most memorable project was The Tunnel album with Funkmaster Flex, featuring some of Hip Hop's royalty including Jay-Z, Eminem, Nas, Dr. Dre and more. The album debuted at 35 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, shifting nearly 100,000 copies in its first week. [The Source]

As The Source reports, veteran New York hip hop DJ Big Kap has sadly passed away at 45. Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg wrote on Instagram, "Woke up to terrible news today ... We lost Big Kap .... Not only a great DJ, key part of the flip squad and big dog pit bulls , and incredible talker with a unique and awesome voice but more than anything -- great guy ...always good for a warm smile and a sincere conversation... Was always very fond of this guy ever since I met him .. RIP brother." His collaborator Funkmaster Flex also wished that he rest in peace.

RIP Big Kap. Stream a few tracks off The Tunnel below...

Continue reading "DJ Big Kap, RIP"