Don Diablo shares details about a new album and new world tour!

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Get excited, you guys, because Don Diablo has some massive news for us! The music producer has recently taken to his socials to announce that he will release a brand new album, which will be called “FOREVER” and that he will also be embarking on a new world tour this fall. Don Diablo is set to perform in London, Milan, New York, Paris, Tokyo and São Paulo.

You can check out his post below and stay tuned for more details about this!


Rising star Haywyre provides stunning remix of Martin Garrix feat. Macklemore & Patrick Stump’s ‘Summer Days’!

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Following the huge success Martin Garrix’s ‘Summer Days’ collab with Macklemore & Patrick Stump comes a hot new remix from producer Haywyre.

The original is still steadily climbing the charts, peaking at #18 in Spotify’s Global Top 50 and quickly becoming an early contender for one the big anthems the season. This gorgeous new version breathes more life into it still.

Taking a slightly ster approach to the original, Haywyre’s version ploughs a rich seam disco and boogie history to create a simply delightful remake. A highly sophisticated production, it’s superbly arranged, every element just where it needs to be. You can listen the remix below and let us know what you think!


Tritonal release third full length studio album “U & Me”!

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Tritonal have had a massive presence on the electronic dance music scene for over a decade, and this year is poised to be their biggest yet. 2019 has been home to some the duo’s most prolific singles including “Little Bit Love” with American popstar Rachel Platten, fan-favorite single “U Found Me,” “Hard Pass” and more, all leading up to the release their third studio album U & Me.

Experts at combining elements traditional pop music with euphoric dance music, U & Me is a refreshing 19 track masterpiece from the duo. The high energy electro-infused tracks are reminiscent the golden era progressive house, which Tritonal first exploded into. Each song is a feel good listen, and many feature impressive collaborations with vocalists including Rachel Platten, Mozella, RYANN, Evalyn, Lourdiz and more. You can check out their album below and trust us, you will not be disappointed!


BLUMBROS & MAKJ RELEASE SECOND HIP HOP SCORCHER THIS YEAR!

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Blumbros are two brothers hailing from a notorious district in North Philadelphia. The rap artists have joined the DJ and producer MAKJ for a second collaboration on another heavy slice hip hop. The new track, Love Me, from their forthcoming “Thank Da Jects” EP, basks in a refreshingly confident sass that sets the tone for an unpredictable trio music enthusiasts.

Blumbros and MAKJ first worked together on an assertive effort released earlier this year, LS6. Their second collaboration is another robust playlist staple that’s brimming with intoxicating, rumbling bass. A chaotic atmosphere is created from Blumbros and their fast-paced delivery and dynamic rhymes. The new single Love Me is an honest depiction from the both artists who are confidently exploring their musical direction. It’s a true assortment sophisticated percussion and true street swag. Check it out below!


DANNY AVILA EXPANDS MUSICAL DIRECTION WITH RAP-INFUSED FAMOUS DEX COLLAB: SAVE YOU (NO ADVICE)!

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Danny Avila is a young talent that’s consistently proven wide ranging skills across a far-reaching genre spectrum. His new single features rap artists Famous Dex and Xnilo and has allowed Danny to explore an undiscovered urban facet to his work. Save You (No Advice) is a sophisticated Hip Hop injection that demonstrates Danny’s unwavering passion for music creation, without restriction.

Save You (No Advice), proves Danny’s infinite flair when it comes to embracing a varied musical landscape. He masterfully lays down intricate drumbeats alongside laid back vocals. It’s a polished effort that utilities a modern interpretation r&b infused keys. As Danny enjoys spreading his musical wings, he looks forward to more collaborations with artists from all walks life, whatever direction it may take him. You can check out the single below!


STMPD RCRDS unveil Tomorrowland 2019 stage line-up!

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It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. This week sees the final line-up announcement for Tomorrowland 2019, and with it the full details the STMPD RCRDS stage on Friday 19 July (Weekend 1).

Label boss Martin Garrix headlines with an extended 1h45m set at the end the day, with an unmissable live performance from his ‘In The Name Of Love’ collaborator Bebe Rexha just before. The mighty Salvatore Ganacci plays, with Louis The Child, Vintage Culture, Bart B More and Infuze also playing solo sets.

There are also plenty stellar back-to-back sets in store, including Brooks b2b Julian Jordan, Blinders b2b TV Noise, Dyro b2b Loopers, DubVision b2b Raiden, Todd Helder b2b CMC$ and Eauxmar b2b Osrin. It’s going to be one seriously explosive day anthemic music with all the incredible production and pyrotechnics you’d expect alongside.


Hip Hop Week In Review: Drake Celebrates Toronto Raptors' NBA Finals Victory With 2 New Songs

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HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, Drake dropped two new singles in celebration his hometown team, the Toronto Raptors, winning the 2019 NBA Finals. Also, Lil Durk went to court to face an attempted murder charge and DJ Khaled landed at No. 1 on the Billboard charts after threatening to sue.

Drake Drops New Music After Toronto Raptors’ NBA Finals Win

The Toronto Raptors won the 2019 NBA Finals on Thursday (June 13). As promised, Drake celebrated by releasing two new heaters — “Omertá” and the Rick Ross-assisted “Money In The Grave” — as part his “Best In The World Pack.”

Listen to Drake’s new tracks here.

Lil Durk Allegedly Caught On Video Shooting A Man

Lil Durk appeared in court for his attempted murder case in Atlanta this past Friday (June 14). Police allegedly have footage him shooting a man, according to WSB-TV.

WSB-TV reporter Lori A. Wilson said the presiding judge found probable cause for Durk and his co-defendant to be charged with “possession and criminal intent to commit murder among other charges.” The Chicago-bred rapper was reportedly denied bond at the hearing.

Read more about Lil Durk’s shooting case here.

DJ Khaled Cries His Way To No. 1 On Billboard Charts

DJ Khaled wasn’t happy his latest album Father Asahd debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 instead No. 1, which was earned by Tyler, The Creator’s IGOR LP.

Khaled was so upset he criticized Tyler’s album and threatened to sue Billboard for not including some bundles in his album sales.

This week, Father Asahd hit No. 1 on the Hip-Hop/R&B chart, which prompted Khaled to brag about beating Tyler Instagram.

“I’m in the music bizz not bundle bizz,” he captioned his IG post.

Read more about DJ Khaled and the Billboard charts here.

DX Reviews

Nems & Jazzsoon — Gorilla Monsoon

$uicideboy$ & Travis Barker — Live Fast Die Whenever

Steve Lacy — Apollo XXI

#DXCLUSIVES: Nems, Charlamagne Tha God & Darrell Digga Branch

Nems Talks Follow Culture & Thanks Trash Rappers

HipHopDX spoke with Nems about the changing climate the music industry and the approach to signing new talent.

“I had a lot meetings with labels where they like, ‘Oh, you don’t got a million followers,’” he revealed. “How do the people that don’t got a million followers get to a million followers if they don’t got no fucking help?”

Read the full interview with Nems here.

Aaron McGruder & Sony Set To Reboot “The Boondocks” In 2020

Aaron McGruder is bringing The Boondocks back, and Charlamagne Tha God explained to DX why he’s excited about the reboot.

The Boondocks is one my top three TV shows all time,” Charlamagne said. “Aaron McGruder is a genius and I don’t use that term loosely. Programming like The Boondocks is what always made me my platforms have the perfect balance ratchetness and righteousness because if you ever watched The Boondocks you understood the messaging in it was way deeper than animation.”

Read the full interview with Charlamagne Tha God here.

How To Avoid Sample Clearance Issues Like Logic Encountered

In a guest editorial, Darrell “Digga Branch” explains how to navigate the business sampling and why Logic’s recent rant about dismissing sample clearances is dangerous.

“As a sample-based producer for over 20 years, I know firsthand about the challenges sampling pre-recorded music presents,” he penned. “I actually share Logic’s frustration with the sample clearance process. If the process was easier and affordable, we would all be happy. At the same time, based on his tweet, I think he’s totally misguided about the business sampling though. Sampling is an art form, which has been the foundation Hip Hop since its inception. Samples are source materials just like colors and acrylic paint are to an artist. That’s the creative and technical side sampling. But, when a producer samples a pre-recorded song, he or she is also entering the realm copyright law.”

Read the full editorial on sample clearances here.


Westside Gunn Unveils "Flygod Is An Awesome God" Release Date

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Westside Gunn is going to provide fans with some new music to enjoy for the Fourth Of July weekend. The Shady Records rapper has announced his Flygod Is An Awesome God project is scheduled to drop July 5.

“‘FLYGOD IS AN AWESOME GOD’ JUL 5th,” he wrote on Instagram. “#HappyFathersDay and yea it’s STILL @justdon @chicagodonc GANG !!!!! #FLYGOD #LEGEND #BUFFALOKIDS #flygodisanawesomegod #GXFR #JUSTDONGANG #BOLO.”

The summer is going to a busy one for Westside and his Griselda Records crew. The Buffalo-bred MC has said the collective’s Shady debut WWCD will be out this summer too.

Also, Benny The Butcher is planning to release a new EP titled The Plugs I Met on Friday (June 21). The project will feature collaborations with Black Thought, Pusha T and fellow Griselda artist Conway The Machine, among others.

Check out Westside’s Flygod Is An Awesome God cover art below.

Westside Gunn Unveils "Flygod Is An Awesome God" Release Date


Tory Lanez Stops Video Director From Switching Out Model For One With Lighter Skin

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Tory Lanez is taking a stand against colorism.

The platinum-selling artist has shared some behind-the-scenes footage an incident that occurred during a video shoot. In the clip, Lanez steps in to prevent a black model with dark skin from being switched out for one with lighter skin.

“This is an On -Going problem in our community entertainment that needs to stop,” he wrote on Instagram. “As a black man , Sometimes I’m going to joke about the black community just like we all do . BUT WHAT IM NOT GOING TO DO IS ALLOW ANY OF THESE DIRECTORS TO DE-VALUE OUR BLACK WOMEN.”

He continued, “countless times I’ve seen directors swap out our women color for women lighter complexion, or women with straighter hair ETC . … IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS ARTIST TO STAND UP AND NOT LET THIS HAPPEN .. it’s BEEN time to embrace our woman color #BlackIsBeautiful.”

Check out the footage below.


KXNG Crooked & Adam22 Discuss J. Cole's Evolution On "Crook's Corner"

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KXNG Crooked a.k.a. Crooked I sits down with No Jumper podcast host Adam “Adam22” Grandmaison in the latest edition HipHopDX’s series Crook’s Corner.

In episode four, Crook asks Adam about the podcaster’s past issues with J. Cole and examines the Dreamville founder’s evolution. The two also discuss the state SoundCloud rap, the impact Adam’s XXXTENTACION interview, DJ Khaled’s current beef with Tyler, The Creator over the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 and much more.

Watch the new episode Crook’s Corner above. Also, make sure to check out the past editions featuring Daylyt, Tech N9ne and Royce Da 5’9.


Lil Nas X Announces Release Date For Debut EP "7"

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Lil Nas X looks to maintain the momentum his breakthrough single “Old Town Road” with the upcoming release his 7 EP. The country trap artist has announced his debut project will drop this Friday (June 21).

“7 DROPS ON JUNE 21ST!!” he wrote on Twitter, alongside an image the EP’s cover art.

Lil Nas X’s 7 will feature the Billy Ray Cyrus-assisted remix his hit song “Old Town Road,” which has spent 10 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100. The project also includes a guest appearance by OneRepublic singer Ryan Tedder.

Check out Lil Nas X’s 7 cover art and tracklist below.

1. Old Town Road (Remix) f. Billy Ray Cyrus
2. Panini
3. F9mily
4. Kick It
5. Rodeo
6. Bring U Down f. Ryan Tedder
7. C7osure


Gone Too Soon: 11 Mysterious Celebrity Deaths

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As human beings, none of us know the exact date and time that we will leave this earth. Even if doctors diagnose us with a deadly disease or give us an estimated time limit to live, we never actually know when that moment will happen. For celebrities, whose private lives are already exposed for the world to judge, death garners massive amounts of media attention; especially when the death is very suspicious.

Famous death’s like the late, great Tupac Shakur have yet to be solved over 25 years later. Whether the deaths are ruled ‘foul play’ or ‘accidental overdose,’ there’s always two sides to every eerie story.

Check out our list of the 11 most mysterious celebrity deaths.