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Do Artists Really Need Major Labels?

Over the holidays Chance The Rapper (@ChanceTheRapper) and the folks over at DJ Booth (@DJBooth) got into an interesting exchange on Twitter over the success of independent artist vs. recording artist under major record labels. The debate came shortly after Carl Chery, head of Hip Hop/R&B Programming at Apple, appeared on Everyday Struggle and claimed Chance The Rapper’s success to be “misleading” and “unrealistic”. Peep the exchange … Continue reading Do Artists Really Need Major Labels?

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Top Dawg Entertainment Announces “The Championship Tour”

What better way to start a Monday than TDE announcing their upcoming tour, The Championship Tour. Tickets go on sale January 26, but American Express holders get the luxury of buying tickets earlier on January 23.

Check out the dates for your city below.

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#TheMorningCommute Ep:5 – Southern[Playlist]icMuzic [Playlist]

This week we curated a special ode to our OG’s from the south for #TheMorningCommute playlist. It features classic tracks from Outkast (of course), 8Ball & MJG (of course), UGK (you know we had to add them), Trick Daddy (him too), and plenty more. Spin this when you’re in the mood for that old school southern feel. Salute to the pioneers from the south Continue reading #TheMorningCommute Ep:5 – Southern[Playlist]icMuzic [Playlist]

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Drake – God’s Plan and Diplomatic Immunity [New Music]

Drake has been quiet lately, but for good reason …he’s working on his new EP Scary Hours. Late last night Drake dropped off 2 singles from his upcoming project. God’s Plan is reflective of his singing side , while Diplomatic Immunity is more rapper like. Check out the Tracks below. Continue reading Drake – God’s Plan and Diplomatic Immunity [New Music]

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