Gearing up for the release of his forthcoming album, X, Chris Brown delivers the official visual for his new track Don't Think They Know which not only features the late Aaliyah Haughton but samples a snippet of Jon B's They Don't Know. The video itself not only features her vocals, but Breezy went also went as far as including dance clips from Haughton's Try Again and If Your Girl Only Knew videos. I really like the song and I appreciate the message behind the video as well. Be on the look out for Breezy's new album, set to drop on July 16.
For his second TDE collaboration, R&B recording artist Meek DeMeo teams up with Kendrick Lamar for his new track, Paper Birds. I don't know much about DeMeo but I can say that he is a pretty good vocalist from what I have heard and his vocals layered over this dark, yet enticing production makes me look forward to hearing more material from him in the future.
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- Unconscious State Prelude [July 2 JBK]
- Unconscious State
- Take The World Ft. Lia Mack, Lyric Da Queen + Jenna Noelle
- Connor 25:17
- The Sarah Song [Tour Life the Sequel]
- Michigan $h*t Ft. Royce Da 5'9
- Over & Over
- F'N Right Ft. Freddie Gibbs
- When I Was Young Ft. Chris Webby + Smoke DZA
- Under Oath
- In My Sleep Ft. Tito Lopez + Chelsea Blare
- 2 Week Notice
- The Porn Song Ft. D. Wayne + Chelsea Blare
- Let Us Pray Ft. Willie Da Kid + 40 Da Great
- Rise Up Ft. Talib Kweli
- This Time Ft. Kevin George, Craig Owens, Yobi + Jenna Noelle
- Judge & Jury
- My Life Ft. Justin Daye + Caas Swift
- Vodka & Weed Ft. Danny Brown
- Running Away Ft. Jenna Noelle
- American Pie Ft. Lia Mack
/ Labels: Born Sinner, gkmc, good kid m.A.A.d city, J. Cole, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Leaked Albums, Yeezus
In a world where the internet has become the number one go-to source for all things pertaining to music and entertainment, it has become fairly easy for individuals to obtain access to exclusive content and material. Amongst that material lies albums from your favorite music artists, just waiting to be presented to the world, thus making it more common for them to eventually be leaked.
Although pretty much everything is digital these days and a vast majority of listeners are pro leaked albums, you still have a massive amount of listeners who stand firmly against this particular method of illegally releasing music. Many feel that it shows a lack of support and additionally is a slap in the face to artists who consistently put out free music year-round for our listening pleasure.
Not only do dedicated fans have qualms about leaked material, but some artists themselves frown upon it and have spoken out about it as well. Last year, Hip-Hop recording artist Kendrick Lamar took to his Twitter to make clear his annoyance the day that his good kid, m.A.A.d. city album cover leaked.
“When u leak my album cover, Know that its not a price tag. Its my LIFE. & there’s a lot of serious ppl that care about lil Kendrick’s life,” he tweeted.
A little over a month later, he once again turned to Twitter to release a statement when his now almost-platinum album was leaked just a few days before the official release date, “My real fans know the deal #GKMC Oct 22nd. (!!!)”
With the leak of J. Cole’s Born Sinner and Kanye West’s Yeezus, many music aficionados have taken part in downloading and listening to the albums in their entirety and also offering their unsought after opinions, while others have protested against supporting either of the leaks.
The question that has always piqued my interest is what factors play into people’s reasoning to either support or not support leaks. Most people support leaks simply because they would like to find out if what they will possibly be spending their money on is going to even be worth it.
/ Labels: Angel Haze, Blackalicious, Concerts, Converse Represent, Converse Represent Concert Series, Deltron 330, Events, Juicy J, San Francisco, Slim's
Converse has teamed up with Slim's in San Francisco to present us with FIVE FREE SHOWS for their "Represent" series. According to Pulse, Converse's intent is to showcase a five various genres of music that they feel best represents the city and its residents. All five of the shows lead up to the June 28 grand opening of Converse's new store on Market Street. Amongst the artists performing are Deltron 330, Juicy J, Angel Haze, Blackalicious and more!
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/ Labels: Big K.R.I.T., Big K.R.I.T. West Coast Tour, Big Sant, Events, Harlow's, Harlow's Nightclub & Restaurant, King Remembered in Time, Live Music, Reviews, Sacramento Events, Smoke Dza, West Coast Tour
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Meridian, Mississippi native Big K.R.I.T. made his debut in the city of trees this past Wednesday, May 29 as his highly anticipated eight date West Coast Tour made its round to its fifth stop at Harlow's Nightclub and Restaurant in the heart of Downtown Sacramento.
The event, put on by Sean Healy Presents, brought together a diverse crowd of concertgoers from various age groups and ethnic backgrounds. From black, white, Spanish, Filipino and even Indian, the club was swimming in a multicultural sea of hip-hop lovers.
After having been waiting an hour - okay, I'm exaggerating a bit, it was really an approximate 15 minutes, one could tell that the what was once an exuberant crowd had gradually grown to become rather restless with the host's failed attempts at keeping them entertained with his freebies, monotonous conversation and his multiple requests to "turn up." Having sensed this, he eventually threw in the towel and retreated backstage and let DJ Wally Sparks, Big K.R.I.T.'s tour DJ, showcase his skills on the 1s and 2s.
Kid Ink LIVE in SACRAMENTO Friday, June 28!
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If you have EVER been to an ENT Legends show before, then you are aware that they gets ish SMACKING! Kid Ink is the next artist that they
are bringing to Sac Town and I am positive that this show will be no different from the rest of the shows that they have put on.
He will be performing at Assembly in Downtown Sacramento on Friday, June 28 and if you want to see him live, then you'd better head on over to ENT Legends to cop your ticket now.
I mean, they're only going for $20 a pop. You can never beat that, right?
This is an ALL AGES event.
The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show kicks off at 8 p.m.
Be there or be square.
With Oxymoron soon-to-be in our possession, 51st and Figueroa representative teams up with his labelmate Kendrick Lamar to present us with a brand new track that is going to be featured on the album. In true ScHoolboy Q fashion, the co-produced THC and Gwen Bunn track magnifies Q's undying love for drugs and alcohol.
Be on the look out for Oxymoron, set to drop soon!
/ Labels: Dizzy Wright, Events, Live Music, Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, Oakland Events, The New Parish, XXL Freshmen Live 2013, YG
Monster Energy Outbreak Tour presents XXL Freshmen 2013 Live!
Funk Volume recording artist Dizzy Wright and Def Jam recording artist YG will be hitting the stage at the New Parish in Oakland on Thursday, June 20.
Aside from those two, there are a couple of special guests lined up to perform as well. Who? I can't say ... because I don't yet know!
This IS an 18 and over event and those under 21 will be required to purchase a $5 drinking ticket.
The ticket prices range from $25-$45.
You'd better purchase yours before they're sold out!
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/ Labels: Casey Veggies, Ent Legends, Events, Live Music, Sacramento Events, TheMashUp.net, Travi$ Scott