Wiki’s Great Quarter-Life Crisis Rap Album

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Wiki“I shit you not,” Wiki admits to himself and to the world halfway through his new album Oofie. “There will be another kid to take my spot.” He says this like he’s some old gunslinger watching death creep up over the horizon. He is not that. Wiki is 26 years old. And yet … More »

First Look: VASSY debuts lighthearted visual for ‘Trouble’ [Watch]

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The visual for VASSY’s dance-pop driven “Trouble” has arrived, and as with all productions that bear the VASSY stamp, it radiates personality. The music video follows a female protagonist who encounters inconvenience at seemingly every turn, from running out of milk for her morning cereal to colliding with a passerby on the street.

“Trouble” nevertheless shapes up to be a colorful portrayal of events that go awry: the plaid pant clad star of the production animatedly dances from one unfavorable situation to the next, unphased by adversity.

 “The video is meant to be open and playful, a universal feeling that everyone can relate to.

Trouble can be anything, it’s all about the adventures in our lives and the trouble we get into that keeps it fun and exciting! The journey we see in the video embodies the blessings in disguise that we can experience.”


Pops of bright hues that feature both in the landscape and in the outfits donned by the visual’s protagonist and by VASSY herself contribute to the lighthearted spirit of the video. The production whimsically suggests that viewers adopt the sprightly resilience of the protagonist, to meet strife with smiles on their faces.

Photo credit: Chad Brady

The Weeknd previews two new songs on his ‘Memento Mori’ radio show [Stream]

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The Weeknd previews two new songs on his ‘Memento Mori’ radio show [Stream]The Weeknd Live 1

That The Weeknd has some new music to share is hardly a surprise, given the My Dear Melancholy crooner’s confirmation earlier this month that he was once again rubbing elbows in the studio with Gesaffelstein, a key figure in the 2018 album’s production.

While The Weeknd assisted on two of the year’s most noteworthy releases in the rap ring–Nicki Minaj‘s Queen, and Travis Scott‘s Astroworld–the R&B vocalist certainly isn’t neglecting his own projects, as the second episode of The Weeknd’s Beats 1 radio show, “Memento Mori” evinced.

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The Weeknd treated listeners to previews of two new tracks that currently remain unreleased, including a remix of My Dear Melancholy constituent, “Try Me,” that features hip hop heavyweights Quavo, Trouble, and Swae Lee.

Those who missed “Memento Mori’s” live broadcast can stream the newly debuted material, here.

H/T: Consequence of Sound 

Drake’s 2018 Guest-Appearance Blitz: An Appreciation

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drake-and-lil-babyEventually, we’ll see the day when LeBron James is no longer the greatest basketball player in the world. He’s near the end of his 14th season in the NBA. Every other player from his historically packed draft class is either finished or close to it. And yet James is still playing some of the best … More »

Trouble & Drake – “Bring It Back (Tyler, The Creator Remix)”

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Late last month, Tyler, The Creator shared a “throwaway song” called “OKRA,” his second loosie (following “Ziploc“) since releasing the messy, deeply personal album (Scum Fuck) Flower Boy last year. And now he’s come through with another one-off: a remix of “Bring It Back,” Atlanta street-rap veteran Trouble’s recent collaboration with Drake, which … More »

Trouble – “Bring It Back” (Feat. Drake) Video

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The hard-as-hell Atlanta rap veteran Trouble is moving up in the world. He recently signed with Mike Will Made-It’s Ear Drummers imprint, and on Friday, he released his impressive new album Edgewood. It’s got contributions from heavyweights like the Weeknd, Quavo, Fetty Wap, and on the single “Bring It Back,” dominant pop-music hegemon Drake. More »

Young Thug – “MLK” (Feat. Trouble & Shad Da God)

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Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Young Thug is celebrating the same way he celebrates most days: by releasing new music. Specifically, he’s released a new song called “MLK,” which features Trouble and Shad Da God. Hear it below. More »

Milo Is Good At Making Art-Rap Even If He Doesn’t Like The Term “Art-Rap”

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“Y’all call it art-rap,” the Maine-based rapper Milo says toward the end of Sovereign Nose Of (Y)our Arrogant Face, the new album that he just released under his Scallops Hotel moniker. He sounds disgusted, dejected. He repeats it a few times, as if he needs time to process the stupidity of that genre name. But … More »

Trouble – “Bring It Back” (Feat. Drake)

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The Atlanta rapper Trouble has a new song with Drake, “Bring It Back,” that was produced by Mike WiLL Made-It and, per MissInfo, was teased almost a year ago. Trouble recently turned himself in to police to face charges for drug possession. Listen to “Bring It Back” below. More »