Run The Jewels Announce WRTJ Season 2

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Los Angeles – Following the surprise digital release of Run The Jewels 3 on Christmas Day, Run The Jewels, the firebrand rap duo of El-P and Killer Mike, have announced that the second season of their acclaimed radio show WRTJ kicks off Friday, January 6 at 5pm EST (with encore broadcast Saturday at 11pm PST)

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2 New Bands at Voodoo Music Festival Day 3

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New Orleans – On Sunday October 3oth, the 2016 edition of the Voodoo Music Festival drew to its close under sunny Southern skies and continued record-breaking high temperatures for the usually chilly autumn season (well, relatively chilly; still balmy for those of us who grew up in the northern part of the country). While the

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6 New Bands to See at Voodoo 2016

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New Orleans –  All Hallow’s Eve is upon us y’all, and for those living in the greater New Orleans area, that can only mean one thing: FRENCHMEN GONNA BE POPPIN’ Y’ALL!  WOOOOOOOOOO! Er…well, maybe two things. For all those native to the GNO—and those lucky enough to visit the Crescent City on this particularly spooky

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D.R.A.M. Releases Video for “Cash Machine”

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New York - After recently unveiling the title, date, and cover art for his debut album, BIG BABY D.R.A.M., chart topping singer/songwriter/rapper D.R.A.M. released the visual for “Cash Machine,” which will appear on BIG BABY D.R.A.M. when it’s released on October 21st. The video was shot in Atlanta, GA. It was directed by Lacey Duke and is continues the fun, colorful style D.R.A.M.

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Joey Purp and Saba Heat Things Up

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Chicago – While for most, Labor Day Weekend marks the end of summer, relaxing with a cold one and some barbecue, in Chicago, LDW ushers in North Coast Music Festival, which calls for one last stand in Union Park, having fun and soaking in the sun. Chicagoans party all day and then well into the

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Tory Lanez Announces ‘I Told You’ Tour


New York – Canadian hip hop artist Tory Lanez has announced a Fall tour, with Jacquees and Kranium, to celebrate the release of his debut album I Told You, due out August 19th via Interscope Records. The rapper and R&B singer’s massively successful debut single “Say It,” was just certified RIAA Platinum after peaking at #1 on both the Rhythmic and Urban

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4 New Bands We Loved at Pitchfork Day 2

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Chicago – The second day of Pitchfork Music Festival kicked off with plenty of sun and sweat, with the humidity causing temps to rise and deodorant to fail. Though, given that Pitchfork weekend tends to bring with it a heatwave, having temps linger in the 70s and 80s was an absolute delight! The crowds didn’t

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Yoni & Geti Talks ‘Testarossa’

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Chicago - Jonathan Avram “Yoni” Wolf of WHY? and David Cohn, better known as Serengeti or Kenny Dennis, have formed the wickedly clever duo Yoni & Geti. This isn’t the first time the Midwest underground alternative hip hop stars have worked together. Five years ago the two worked on Serengeti’s experimental rap album Family & Friends. Though, that collaboration also

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