Police are still investigating the Chief Keef shooting that took place in the wee hours of June 2 at the W Hotel in NYC. Law enforcement is now looking into 6ix9ine’s possible involvement or connection to the pair of unknown suspects who are responsible for pulling the trigger, according to TMZ. More »
RL Grime has announced his first new album in nearly four years. It will be titled NOVA, and the 15-track compilation is set to be released on July 27. In addition to the album announcement, the producer has given fans an idea of what to expect with the release of the album’s second single, “Undo,” featuring Jeremih and Tory Lanez.
The track skews hip hop, but Grime manages to infuse his signature electronic style into the song’s drop. The producer commented in an official release about his inspiration for the new album.
“NOVA came from obsessive ideation on growth, and on transition. The art, and stories, and the moments that inspired me through this record tend to explore this as well. The feeling of leaving behind what was, and of welcoming the foreign. Throughout the process I had this vision of a “nova”, or of a star no bigger than a person launching from earth into outer space and expanding endlessly until its light was all that we could see. That’s the feeling I get from these records, infinite light.” – RL GRIME
1. Feel Free
2. Shrine (feat. Freya Ridings)
3. Light Me Up (feat. Miguel & Julia Michaels)
4. Undo (feat. Jeremih & Tory Lanez)
5. Take It Away (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & TK Kraviz)
6. OMG (feat. Joji & Chief Keef)
11. Run For Your Life (Interlude)
12. I Wanna Know (feat. Daya)
13. UCLA (feat. 24hrs)
15. Atoms (feat. Jeremy Zucker)
After reportedly being shot at outside his hotel in Times Square this past weekend, Chicago rapper Chief Keef has done the eminently logical thing and channeled his precious near-death perspective (and probably subsequent feeling of absolute fucking euphoria) into a brand new EP that he just unleashed on the world this morning.
Entitled Ottopsy and featuring cover art that is probably making Dave Mustaine jealous, the brief, five-song collection features frequent Keef-collab’er Tadoe on one track and plenty of sweet, death-defiant tall-talk.
Stream the whole EP below, pick it up digitally RIGHT NOW from wherever the hell it is that you digitally pick-up things, and — for the love of fucking-god: PLEASE DON’T SHOOT ANY GUNS AT YOUR FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS, okay?
Ottopsy EP tracklisting:
01. Gang Gang
02. Water Resort
03. I Need More
04. We’re Everywhere
05. Randomly (feat. Tadoe)
Last weekend, the massively influential Chicago rapper Chief Keef was reportedly shot at in Times Square. The shooters missed, and Keef apparently hasn’t let a little thing like a near-death experience interrupt his flow. Today, with very little advance notice, Keef released the new five-song EP Ottopsy. More »
Fredo Santana, rapper and one of the pioneers of Chicago’s drill movement, has reportedly died at the age of 27. TMZ reports that Santana died Friday night as the result of a seizure. No official statement from the rapper’s family or cause of death has yet been released. Santana, born Derrick Coleman, suffered … More »
The expression goes “a picture is worth a thousand words,” but in the context of the music industry, a picture just might indicate an inbound collaboration. Trap tastemaker RL Grime has set the rumor mill to work via his recent Instagram post, a photo of the producer with rapper Chief Keef.
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Fans have taken RL Grime’s use of the devil emoji as the post’s caption as a suggestive signal that the two have been quietly working on a collaboration in the studio. Diplo’s response to the picture, a suggestive series of exclamation points, seems only to further augment the surmised potential for an RL Grime/Chief Keef release in the new year. RL Grime is memorable for his bass heavy take on the Chicago rapper’s “Love Sosa.”
RL Grime has been an enigma in 2017. The trap commander dropped a few singles through the year as well as a stunner of a mixtape this past Halloween, but he did not do what just about everyone expected him to, release an album. RL Grime’s hyped up the release of his forthcoming LP, ‘NOVA’
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Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America’s youth. Like the moment when Billboard first started using Soundscan and inadvertently proved the massive popularity of N.W.A, the streaming services of the world showed just how powerful this music remains. Rap dominated streaming charts. More »