Conro Showcases Latest Feel Good Single “All I Want”!

Filed by Bunny RobertiBunny Roberti

Conro is back with a brand new single “All I Want”. The Canadian producer showcases his classic dance/pop sound set to be a summer favorite. Following Conro’s self made “Remember You” original and chill mix, “All I Want” continues to shine the spotlight on his solo artistry. New music is imminent from the talented producer, so keep your ears peeled for what’s to come and check out “All I Want” below!


Andrew Bayer’s “Magitek” is out now!

Filed by Abbey ShoreAbbey Shore

A much sought after ID ever since
its debut in Above & Beyond’s ASOT 900 set, Andrew Bayer’s ‘Magitek’
 continues the producer’s fine run club focussed singles and follows
the double a-side ‘Only You Boy / Eight To Sixteen.’

Drawing on the spirit classic late-nineties trance, ‘Magitek’ merges halcyon-era nostalgia with cutting-edge modern grooves and Bayer’s trademark musicality. The single is available for your listening pleasure below!


32STITCHES TEAMS UP WITH BAER ON EMOTIVE SINGLE ‘ARE WE THERE YET’!

Filed by Kristina ClearKristina Clear

32Stitches is without a doubt one the most versatile up-and-coming producers his generation, effortlessly hopping from genre to genre as he continues his ascent to the top the global EDM scene. Now, the genre-hopping talent has partnered with the inimitable BAER for ‘Are We There Yet’.

‘Are We There Yet’ sees 32Stitches and BAER’s talents seamlessly combine to create a compelling and heart-felt love song capable warming even the iciest hearts. The song’s emotional chord progression is beautifully complemented by BAER’s mesmerizingly passionate vocals, resolving on a massive future bass-inspired drop that carries just as much emotional weight as the lyrics this proundly uplifting track. With a sound every bit as enormous as the talent behind it, there can be no doubt that ‘Are We There Yet’ will resonate intensely with these talents’ international fan base.

You can listen the single below!


Laura Brehm and Feint bring forth a new single, called “Solace”!

Filed by Kristina ClearKristina Clear

British DnB producer Feint and American singer/songwriter Laura Brehm continue their years-long collaborative streak with writer Paul Aiden, dropping brand new single ‘Solace’, the final cut from a triple-hitter EP out now on Monstercat.

Solace’ joins the 2015 single ‘We Won’t Be Alone’ and the 2016 release ‘Words’, as well as an acoustic recording ‘Solace’. Deft and delicate in its production, the track’s rolling pace and effortless percussion should hit all the right notes with drum & bass fans on both sides the pond and further afield. Brehm’s drifting, dreamy vocal is perfectly balanced by Feint’s expert use deep synths, undulating orchestration and smatterings guitar and string sections that pepper the composition. You can check out the single below and let us know what you think!


5 Valid Reasons Why ‘Little Apple’ Is The Best Web Series Since ‘Awkward Black Girl’

Filed by Kristina ClearKristina Clear

It was truly a pleasure to attend the 2019 American Black Film Festival last week – it truly exceeded every single expectation I had about film festivals, so much so that I’m already looking forward to next year’s. Meeting film makers, attending the awards ceremony and seeing celebrities was fun, but getting to check out different films and series before they blow up was actually my highlight.

One that stood out to me in particular was a web series called Little Apple, created by young writer, director, producer Riley S. Wilson. The live action sci-fi drama tells follows a 9-year-old claircognizant (all-knowing) little Black girl growing up in a new Harlem, N.Y.

Huffington Post Black Voices wrote:

As the young Harlemnite, played by Milan Williams, becomes increasingly cognizant of race, gender and class-based hierarchies in society, she develops a resistance to the systems which perpetuate inequality.

There aren’t many things in life more intriguiing than a young Black girl having super powers and using them to fight all types of oppression. Hell, that actually happens everyday if you think about it.

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🙏🏽 I’m still reeling from such an amazing experience at @americanblackfilmfestival. ⁣ ⁣ The last time I was in this space was for @orangebrightthefilm admission into the top 10 for the @hbo short film competition. I didn’t receive an award, I didn’t even screen, but I was in the building. And I was so grateful because it put a fire in me. I knew I had to work harder. ⁣ ⁣ I knew I had to dig deep and create a story and characters that had a potent point of view and a universe steeped in subject matter that was timely and necessary. ⁣ ⁣ Thank you Nicole & @jefffriday for creating this platform! That @Howard1867 power just don’t stop! #HU!! ⁣ ⁣ Thank you to @verizonmedia and the entire #ABFF Web Series jury for seeing value in me, my talent and my team. ⁣ ⁣ This isn’t the beginning, it’s a continuation! ✊🏾✊🏾I’m looking forward to creating even more sci-fi/fantasy dramas and building worlds that speak to the human condition. ⁣ ⁣ Cheers to the future! 🎥✨✨⁣ #abff #abff2019 #filmmaker #scifi #jordanpeele

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During the ABFF Award Ceremony, Litte Apple won the Jury Award Best Web Series (presented by Verizon Media). During his speexch, Wilson encouraged fans to “never give up on your dreams” added that it took “nearly five years for me to get my series off the ground.” Last time I saw something so creative, innovative, relatable and woke was when Miss Issa Rae changed the game in 2011 with Misadventures Of An Awkward Black Girl.

Hit the flip for Little Apple is certainly the best thing since ABG.


Genius Accuses Google Of Copying Song Lyrics For Search

Filed by Jenette DanieleJenette Daniele

Popular lyric-database website Genius has accused Google of copying their lyric data. Known for a “platform for annotating clever rap lyrics” back when Genius launched in 2009, it has since broadened the available genres. According to the Wall Street Journal, Genius Media claims that Google has been copying lyrics and using them within their Knowledge Panels. For those unfamiliar, Knowledge Panels are the blocks, or tabs if you’re on mobile that would pop up if you search for a song. Those panels include Lyrics, Available on, Other recordings of this song, and People also search for.

Google Knowledge Panels displaying lyrics, where the song is available, and more.

In a statement to The Verge, Genius Chief Strategy Officer Ben Gross said that Genius has “shown Google irrefutable evidence again and again that they are displaying lyrics copied from Genius in their Lyrics OneBox. This is a serious issue, and Google needs to address it.”

The way that Genius Media discovered the reposts was quite clever. It uses a series of alternating straight and curved apostrophes in the lyrics it hosts to form a type of watermark. Converting the patterns into Morse code reveals the words “Red Handed.” Google sent an official statement to Engadget on these allegations:
“The lyrics displayed in the information boxes and in Knowledge Panels on Google Search are licensed from a

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Chris Brown Unveils "Indigo" Double Album Tracklist

Filed by Kelli MichelsonKelli Michelson

Chris Brown’s double album Indigo is scheduled to drop this Friday (June 21). Just a few days before its release, the controversial artist has shared the ficial tracklist for the upcoming project.

Brown’s two-disc set features Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Joyner Lucas, G-Eazy, Juicy J, Juvenile, H.E.R. and Tory Lanez, among others. The bulk the collaborations appear on the first half the LP.

Check out Brown’s Indigo tracklist below.

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OFFICIAL TRACK LISTING!!!!! PREORDER NOW. THANK YOU!❤️

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Disc 1
1. Indigo
2. Back To Love
3. Come Together f. H.E.R.
4. Temporary Lover f. Lil Jon
5. Emerald f. Juicy J & Juvenile / Burgundy
6. Red
7. All I Want Is f. Tyga
8. Wobble Up f. Nicki Minaj & G-Eazy
9. Need A Stack f. Lil Wayne & Joyner Lucas
10. Heat f. Gunna
11. No Guidance f. Drake
12. Girl Of My Dreams
13. Natural Disaster / Aura
14. Don’t Check On Me f. Ink & Justin Bieber
15. Sorry Enough

Disc 2
1. Juice
2. You Like That
3. Troubled Waters
4. Take A Risk
5. Lurkin f. Tory Lanez
6. Trust Issues / Act In
7. Cheetah
8. Undecided
9. BP / No Judgement
10. Side Nigga
11. Throw It Back
12. All On Me
13. Sexy f. Trey Songz
14. Let’s Smoke
15. Early 2K f. Tank

Bonus Tracks
16. Part Of The Plan
17. Play Catch Up
18. Dear God

This post has been updated. The following was originally published on May 14, 2019.]

Chris Brown is planning to drop his Indigo album in the summer.

The polarizing singer has unveiled the LP’s cover artwork and announced a June 21 release date social media. He’s also got a backup plan in place if there are any delays.

“FRONT AND BACK OF THE OFFICIAL ‘INDIGO’ album double covers June 21st but with any possible delays JUNE 28th,” he wrote on Instagram. “(illustrations by @saturnoart @cole).”

Brown has previously teased a star-studded lineup guests for his upcoming album. Earlier this month, he said his LP would feature Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Joyner Lucas, G-Eazy, Tyga, Juicy J, Gunna, Tory Lanez, Justin Bieber, Lil Jon, Tank, H.E.R. and Sage The Gemini.

Indigo will be Brown’s first album since 2017’s Heartbreak On A Full Moon, a massive double-disc effort that included 45 songs.


YBN Cordae Teams With Chance The Rapper For "Bad Idea" Video

Filed by Elsa MajewskiElsa Majewski

YBN Cordae has enlisted the help Chance The Rapper to provide some visuals for their collaborative single “Bad Idea.” The track, which features a sample Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway’s “Be Real Black For Me,” recently debuted on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show.

“My brother Chance did it — killed the verse, murdered the verse,” Cordae told Lowe. “I really loved the song. It’s one my favorite songs. We was both in Coachella. He just came up to me, showed love. I just told him he’s one the people that inspire me. Took each other’s numbers down. I flew to Chicago actually to get the song done.”

He continued, “The opening lines to the song is, ‘I know myself far too well to be a stranger pain.’ I freestyled that line. That’s like immediately what I thought when I heard that beat. Meaning like I know what I’ve been through. Everything that I’ve witnessed, everything that I’ve been to act like I don’t know myself. And that’s really essentially what the song is about. It has like good home vibes, good summer vibes, like good nostalgic feeling to it. But like, not in a forceful way, ’cause I feel like now everybody’s bringing back the nostalgic way, but in a force. Like, it’s got to come natural.”

Cordae’s debut album The Lost Boy is expected to drop later this year. Fans can currently catch the Atlantic Records artist on his first headlining tour.

Watch Cordae’s “Bad Idea” video above. Purchase the track here.


Maxo Kream Announces Major Label Debut LP "Brandon Banks"

Filed by Jenette DanieleJenette Daniele

Maxo Kream is prepared to release his first ficial album for RCA Records. The Houston-bred rapper revealed his debut LP, Brandon Banks, is scheduled to drop on July 19.

“This album is me telling the story how I’m just like my dad except he was a scammer and I was a trapper,” Maxo said in a press release. “Despite his flaws, he was a great parent, always made sure the rent was paid, made sure I went to school, taught me right from wrong. I wasn’t raised to be a trapper, it just happened because my circumstances. My relationship with my dad now is great – I used to be terrified him growing up but now that’s my nigga. We’re like yin and yang.”

Brandon Banks will feature collaborations with fellow H-Town natives Travis Scott and Megan Thee Stallion. Production is handled by Mike Dean, Murda Beatz and Ryan ESL, among others.

Check out the album’s trailer and cover art below.

Maxo Kream Announces Major Label Debut LP "Brandon Banks"


Drake Confirms OVO Fest's Return

Filed by tr21ktr21k

Toronto, CA – Drake decided to share some big news while celebrating the Toronto Raptors’ 2019 NBA Finals victory at their championship parade on Monday (June 17).

Drizzy announced his OVO Fest will be returning this year and invited his hometown team to the event.

“I hope all these guys will join me this year because we bringing OVO Fest back, so I hope we can go crazy!” he announced to the crowd while speaking in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square.

Although OVO Fest didn’t happen last year, the multi-platinum recording artist hinted his annual concert series might return in 2019 during the Toronto stop his Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour.

In May, speculation about OVO Fest’s return was also heightened when Drake fered tickets to Milwaukee Bucks owner Wes Edens’ daughter Mallory, who trolled the 6 God by wearing a Pusha T shirt to Game 5 the Eastern Conference Finals.

The lineup and date the next OVO Fest have yet be announced. However, it has typically taken place in August with the artists being revealed during the last week June.

Past festival performers include The Weeknd, Eminem, JAY-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar.


Hip Hop Album Sales: Future's "SAVE ME" Debuts In Top 5

Filed by Judi PeartJudi Peart

Future’s SAVE ME EP couldn’t reach the top spot on the Billboard 200 due to some stiff competition, including the Jonas Brothers (No. 1) and Santana (No. 3). The Freebandz leader’s latest release reached No. 5, making it the highest-charting Hip Hop project the week.

Newcomer Polo G was the biggest surprise though, landing at No. 6 with his debut album Die A Legend. Other notable Hip Hop debuts were Tyga’s Legendary, which became his best-charting album since 2015, and Tee Grizzley’s Scriptures LP, which secured the No. 20 spot.

Elsewhere, DJ Khaled and DaBaby maintained their positions in the Top 10 while Tyler, The Creator fell from No. 6 to No. 15. And further down the chart, Denzel Curry’s ZUU plummeted from No. 32 to No. 135 in its second week.

Future Debuts At No. 5

Earlier this year, Future earned his sixth No. 1 album with the release The WIZRD. The influential artist couldn’t make it seven with his SAVE ME EP though, instead having to settle for No. 5.

Future had a tough hill to climb with new albums from the Jonas Brothers, Santana and Luke Combs also entering the charts for the week. In the end, he secured a Top 5 release f the strength selling 41,529 total album equivalent units.

Polo G Cracks Top 10

Columbia Records may have found a new star in Polo G. The creator the hit single “Pop Out” debuted at No. 6 with his first studio album, Die A Legend.

Polo’s success marked another example streaming’s importance on the charts. He only sold 761 copies in terms pure album sales but managed to move 38,028 total units thanks to his large amount streams.

Tyga Returns To Top 20 For 1st Time In 4 Years

The comeback story Tyga continues. After failing to chart with last year’s Kyoto album, Tyga made his way back on the Billboard 200 thanks to his Legendary LP.

The West Coast rhymer’s latest project hit No. 17 after racking up 24,524 total units in its first week. The album marks his highest-charting LP since 2015’s Fan Of A Fan: The Album collaboration with Chris Brown.

Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 06/13/2019

Note: The first number below is this week’s “total album equivalent units” count, an intersection album sales, single sales, and streams implemented by Billboard’s new rating system. A pure album sales figure is available in bold in parenthesis and information about each album’s streaming count is available in brackets.

1. Future — SAVE ME — No. 5 — 41,529 (5,469) 46,186,364]
2. Polo G — Die A Legend — No. 6 — 38,028 (761) 55,038,157]
3. Khalid — Free Spirit — No. 7 — 36,287 (4,654) 40,637,443]
4. DJ Khaled — Father Of Asahd — No. 8 — 30,874 (4,219) 33,239,378]
5. DaBaby — Baby On Baby — No. 9 — 29,200 (501) 41,108,760]
6. Lizzo — Cuz I Love You — No. 14 — 26,524 (3,080) 27,945,424]
7. Tyler, The Creator — IGOR — No. 15 — 26,195 (840) 35,404,011]
8. Tyga — Legendary — No. 17 — 24,524 (3,377) 26,816,291]
9. Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys — No. 18 — 24,446 (1,199) 31,720,396]
10. Drake — Scorpion — No. 19 — 24,428 (861) 31,305,639]


Tory Lanez Denies Colorism Publicity Stunt After Model Accuses Him Of Staging Video

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Tory Lanez is defending himself after being accused staging a video in which he took a stand against colorism. The outspoken artist has denied participating in a publicity stunt in response to allegations made by the model in the footage.

“this is the one and only time ima address this,” Lanez wrote on Instagram. “i went out my way to bring awareness to an important topic discussion that never gets addressed. the internet has a funny way tryna take the light f truthful shit . IF this was a publicity stunt, why would i be doing it for someone elses music video? why wouldnt i have paid the females involved? And if I did pick both girls then how come there’s only shots me with the ebony model and not the other one ?”

He continued, “Mind y’all this video shoot happened 3 months ago and a behind the scenes camera man DM’d it to me the other day.. All parties that were involved know exactly what happened in the 30 minutes that I was at the shoot . Whether or not they wanna be truth or not . Much love .”

Tory Lanez Denies Colorism Publicity Stunt After Model Accuses Him Of Staging Video

In the video, Lanez stops a darker skinned model from being switched for one with lighter skin. His statement was issued Monday (June 17) after the model in the clip, who goes by @sultryshen on Instagram, claimed he was lying.

“Tory asked for both me and the girl to do solo shots,” she said, according to The Shade Room. “When it was her turn he said cut the video to make it appear as if it had something to do with race. I know the directors very well and they made me the lead girl in that video and many others.”

She added, “He actually never talked to me on that set and kept telling her how beautiful she was.”

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TSR Staff: Thembi! @ThembiTV_ _____________________________________ Earlier today we posted a video #ToryLanez celebrating black women all shades. In his post he spoke about how colorism continues to happen in the music industry, and that he had to stop his director from being a colorist. ____________________________________ Tory has since gained a lot applause and appreciation for his said actions. On the other hand, the model Tory claims to defend claims that things did not go down the way he explained. ____________________________________ According to the model, “Tory asked for both me and the girl to do solo shots. When it was her turn he said cut the video to make it appear as if it had something to do with race.” She adds, “I know the directors very well and they made me the lead girl in that video and many others.” _____________________________________ As for the colorism claims, sis claims that “He actually never talked to me on that set and kept telling her how beautiful she was.” This comes on the heels Tory being dragged for jokingly trying to ‘trade’ #AyeshaCurry for a Caucasian girl with a mean twerk! _____________________________________ We’re here for #Tory standing up for what is right, however, sis alleges that it didn’t quite go down like that. Thoughts, #Roommates?

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However, Mia Rothwell — the other model in the video — has publicly backed Lanez’s version the events. In a lengthy Instagram post, she refutes any notion it was staged.

“I’m not sure where people are going saying it was staged because it wasn’t,” she wrote. “They are talking the most amount shit.”

Check out her entire explanation below.