Look Out America, Here Comes Lewis Capaldi

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Lewis Capaldi“I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved.” The sentence is simple; the sentiment is deep. Lewis Capaldi howls these words at the peak of his breakthrough hit, his coarse, hearty vocals lending gravitas to the maudlin piano figure at the song’s spine. “Someone You Loved” is a ballad about the pain of … More »

Polo G And The New Chicago Blues

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Polo-GIt sounds like a mantra, a Zen koan: “We pop out at your party, I’m with the gang / And it’s gon’ be a robbery, so tuck your chain.” … More »

Denzel Curry Is Already A Florida Rap Legend

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Denzel-Curry“Home” is a complicated concept for just about anyone. For Denzel Curry, it has to be an absolute mental labyrinth. Curry is a native of Carol City, a neighborhood in Miami Gardens. He’s also a former member of Raider Klan, the local early-’10s rap crew that went on to have a seismic effect on American … More »

Lil Durk & Future “Spin The Block” in new video

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As previously reported, Lil Durk recently joined Alamo Records, where he plans to drop his new album in the Fall. …

Lil Durk & Future – “Spin The Block”

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Lil-Durk-Spin-The-BlockOnce upon a time, Lil Durk was among the hardest, hungriest voices in that initial wave of Chicago drill stars. But like his occasional collaborator Chief Keef, Durk quickly absorbed the diffuse melodic sensibility of Future. He switched his whole style up, and it worked wonders for him. These days, he’s an intriguing and versatile … More »

Nicki Minaj, A Titan Stuck On Autopilot

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Nicki-MinajBack in 2007, around the time she joined Lil Wayne on Young Money Records, Nicki Minaj released the mixtape track “Dreams (2007).” The concept was pretty simple. She was freestyling over the beat from the Notorious BIG’s “Dreams,” the one where he graphically fantasized about having sex with different R&B singers. Over that same beat, … More »

Shmu – “All Will Be Erased” & “All Will Be Erased (Jlin Remix)”

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Chopping, sampling, glitching, recycling, and renewing sounds is what Shmu does best. The Austin-based experimental artist pulls from a wide range of styles, chewing them up and spitting out frenetic sound collage fever dreams. Sam Chown’s latest eclectic sound collage comes in the form of “All Will Be Erased,” a track that seamlessly melds a … More »

Lil Durk presents his ‘Only The Family Involved, Vol. 1’ project

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Just last week, Durk announced a new major label deal after joining forces with Alamo/Interscope. And on top of being …

Lil Durk inks new deal with Alamo/Interscope

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Congrats are in order to Lil Durk, as just months after announcing his departure from Def Jam Records — his …

Lil Durk announces Only The Family Involved Vol. 1 project, drops first single with OTF IKey, Doodie Lo & Booka600

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With Durk well through the industry door, the Chicago star has decided to help push the rest of his crew …