PartyNextDoor is one of the few artists on Drake’s OVO Sound label who has become a successful entity in his own right, who can legitimately be called a peer and not just an underling. It’s easy to forget what a significant presence Party became this decade because he hasn’t released anything as a lead artist … More »
Fridays may be a little less frenzied now. With the release of Teyana Taylor’s new K.T.S.E. last week, a wild monthlong parade of albums produced by Kanye West has concluded at last. Taylor’s project marked the fifth and theoretically final LP out of Kanye’s orbit in as many weeks. More »
“Boo’d Up” is blowing up. Ella Mai’s sumptuous ’90s R&B throwback, first released way back in February 2017 as the opening track of her Ready EP, is on its second week at #8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. The slow-burn success story had its genesis in Spotify and Apple playlist placement but … More »
Remakes of classic movies are always a dubious proposition, but they’re going to happen whether we like it or not. And in remaking the seminal blaxploitation movie, rap-video auteur Director X has already made at least one good decision: He’s brought in Future to produce the movie’s entire soundtrack, which seems like it … More »
Director X, the guy who made Drake’s “Hotline Bling” music video, is remaking the classic 1972 blaxploitation film Super Fly. The original Super Fly, of course, has one of the most iconic movie soundtracks of all time, written and recorded by the legendary soul singer Curtis Mayfield. So when the idea of a new Super … More »
Even if you don’t think you know Stargate, you definitely know Stargate. Tor Erik Hermanse and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, the Norwegian-born, Los Angeles-based songwriting and production duo who go by Stargate, have been behind a whole bunch of American pop hits since breaking into the industry in the early 2000s — Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable,” Rihanna’s “Rude … More »
Who knows how many centuries the fortune under the eastern slope of Mount Davidson went untapped before the Grosh brothers happened upon it. The Pennsylvanian preacher’s sons had become seasoned prospectors during the gold rush years of the mid-19th century, and that experience served them well in Nevada’s Virginia Range southeast of Reno, where in … More »
Last year, Calvin Harris released the star-studded Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, and today he’s put out his first new single since then. It’s no pop posse cut, but it does feature PARTYNEXTDOOR and has a trippy video to go along with it. The track’s called “Nuh Ready Nuh Ready.” Listen to it … More »
After the successful rebrand that begat the groove-oriented Funk Wav Bounces Vol 1., super producer Calvin Harris made a proclamation in early 2018 that he was leaving that sound behind. It did leave fans wondering, however: would he return to crafting chart topping smashes featuring the likes of Rihanna or veer into yet another unexpected genre.
Since announching his intentions to switch things up, Harris has relied on a series of mysterious moves to ramp up the hype In a tweet posted on his account February 4, Harris uploaded a video of a billboard that flashed a new logo, rotating skull, and the date 2/8/2018.
— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) February 4, 2018
Now, Harris has deigned to reveal the mystery’s endgame: a new single with PartyNextDoor — a featured artist on Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 — dubbed “Nuh Ready” is set for release on February 8.
— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) February 5, 2018
While it remains to be seen whether Harris will explore a new sound, given his track record with the Canadian rapper, it is certain fans will be highly anticipating “Nuh Ready’s” imminent release.