Coming to the aid an arena near you, ‘Rescue Me’ fers a lifeline in the form Nino Lucarelli partnering with the Dutch DubVision brothers and Russia’s Vigel. An EDM love song targeting that individual someone as well as inspiring a rousing group hug, the partnership produces an energetic feel-good factor that doesn’t forget the importance seeking salvation. ‘Rescue Me’ reunites Lucarelli and DubVision from their prior track ‘Yesterday’.
A classic quiet-loud-quiet structure allows Lucarelli to express his thoughts on a personal level before being given the all clear to holler his cry for help, his message transported by a bouncing bomb synths from Vigel and the brothers Leicher as the hushed solitude surrenders to a neon-colored boost. All three are in agreement as to where the track’s motivating qualities lie. Check out the single below! You’ll surely love it!
Working together for the first time, Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman have linked with Dzeko for an epic house heater. Brimming with high octane builds, the new single The King is a solid anthem that’s perfectly crafted for absolutely stratospheric speakers.
This enormous single comes from an innovative blend artists. The King is a perfect amalgamation pulsating festival energy and mischievously led percussion. It’s a masterful effort that boasts playful and unpredictable ups and downs – dropping to almost nothing, the song is rebuilt from a simplistic rhythm reminiscent a heartbeat. Graceful, yet powerful, The King from Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman and Dzeko is a truly exhilarating hit that enables you to immerse yourself in the most monumental, cinematic experience. Press play below and get ready to be amazed!
Iconic DJ and producer Benny Benassi teamed up with Chris Nasty for a new release “Inside,” a funky dancefloor smashing track and Benassi’s first single 2019. The star the record is its driving, bouncy bassline, which is paired with electro-influenced melodies varying texture and depth and a trippy, catchy vocal hook that will stay with you long after the track has ended.
Benassi demonstrates just how “the music takes your mind” with his signature tech-electro-pop house vibe, given a modern twist but ultimately staying true to the genre-defining sound that Benny forged for himself. Benny and Chris already paired up in 2017 on “2 My House” and in 2015 for “Aphrodisiak,” finally making their long-overdue reunion with “Inside.” You can check out the single below!
New York, NY – Missy Elliott worked it and is now the first ficial female Hip Hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Fame. The platinum-selling artist received the honor on Thursday (June 13) at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.
Queen Latifah was tasked with inducting Missy and spoke about their decades-long friendship, while former first lady Michelle Obama sent in a taped video that aired during the ceremony.
“Missy, I want to thank you for all your trailblazing ways,” Obama said. “Thank you not for just sharing your gift with the world, but for being an advocate for so many people out there, especially young girls who are still figuring out how to make their voices heard.”
As Missy was giving her acceptance speech, she broke down in tears.
“Every time I come up to a podium … even with all the work that I’ve done, I don’t know, and I’m assuming it’s just God, I don’t know why I am here,” she said. “I want to say one thing to the writers, to the upcoming writers, ‘Do not give up.’ We all go through writer’s block.
“Sometimes you just have to walk away from a record and come back to it. But don’t give up because I’m standing here. And this is big for Hip Hop, too.”
Misdemeanor addressed her special evening on Instagram later that night.
“Make sure yall SWIPE LEFT because last night my heart was full,” she captioned the post. “@Queenlatifah one my besties your a Queen i love you & @lizzobeeating @sosobrat my sisters i Love yall & yall MERKED IT!!! Well @MichelleObama you are Everything I LOVE YOU! You are AMAZING & FIERCE most def give at da cookout electric sliding tease
“I am humbly grateful for your kind words and to the committee Songwriters Hall Fame i Thank you all for voting for me i am SPEECHLESS 20 some years writing for myself and others is worth it. Thankful to smell my flowers while i’m here and the other WONDERFUL songwriters who were inducted Congratulations.”
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Make sure yall SWIPE LEFT because last night my heart was full❤️ @Queenlatifah one my besties your a Queen i love you & @lizzobeeating @sosobrat my sisters i Love yall & yall MERKED IT!!! Well @MichelleObama you are Everything I LOVE YOU! You are AMAZING & FIERCE most def give at da cookout electric sliding tease😂I am humbly grateful for your kind words🙏🏾 and to the committee Songwriters Hall Fame i Thank you all for voting for me i am SPEECHLESS 20 some years writing for myself and others is worth it🙏🏾 Thankful to smell my flowers while i’m here 🌹🌷💐🥀🌸🌼and the other WONDERFUL songwriters who were inducted🙌🏾 Congratulations 🎊🎉
This article has been updated. The original article was published on January 12, 2019 and can be found below.]
Missy Elliott will ficially become the first female Hip Hop artist inducted into the Songwriters Hall Fame.
CBS This Morning revealed the 2019 class inductees on Saturday (January 12). Naturally, the “Supa Dupa Fly” mastermind celebrated the news on social media.
“I want to CONGRATULATE all the AMAZING songwriters who have been inducted into the 2019 “Song Writers Hall Fame,” she wrote on Twitter.” also those who were nominated because their body work is AMAZING. I AM SO HUMBLY GRATEFUL to now be inducted also. I love you all #SHOF2019.”
I want to CONGRATULATE all the AMAZING songwriters who have been inducted into the 2019 “Song Writers Hall Fame🙌🏾🙌🏾 also those who were nominated because their body work is AMAZING🙌🏾 I AM SO HUMBLY GRATEFUL to now be inducted also🙏🏾 I ❤️you all🤗 #SHOF2019 ✍🏾 pic.twitter.com/6LRHFoeVz1
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) January 12, 2019
Other 2019 inductees include British singer Cat Stevens, country-folk icon John Prine, Tom T. Hall, Jack Tempchin and Dallas Austin who wrote radio hits for TLC, Monica, P!nk, Boyz II Men and Madonna.
Misdemeanor is only the third rapper to be inducted. JAY-Z was inducted in 2017 while Jermaine Dupri made his entrance last year. In addition to her own songs, Missy has also lent her songwriting talent to Beyoncé, Whitney Houston and the late Aaliyah.
The 2019 Songwriters Hall Fame induction ceremony is scheduled to take place on June 13 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
Earlier this month, Che Noir dropped her 38 Spesh-produced project Thrill Of The Hunt 2. A week after its release, the Buffalo-repping MC is premiering a video for the album standout “Fall Of Rome” on HipHopDX.
“‘Caesar this rap shit I gotta keep a sword/Got ya favorite rapper blood on these coliseum floors’ — that was the line that inspired the title ‘Fall Rome,’” Che tells DX. “And the beat gave me a medieval times vibe. I wanted to bring back the essence for the fans, so that’s why we shot the video in the Bronx, where Hip Hop started. We also shot scenes inside D.I.T.C. Studios, so fans can see the feedback from fellow artists.
Watch Che’s “Fall Of Rome” video above. Purchase her Thrill Of The Hunt 2 LP here.
Annecy, France – Fans The Boondocks can rejoice as it appears that 2020 will bring a new season the critically acclaimed animated series — with creator Aaron McGruder back at the helm.
A co-production with Sony Pictures Television, the reboot is set to be a “complete re-imagining” the OG series fans first fell in love with in 2005.
“The show] chronicles the adventures the Freeman family against the evil local government tyrant Uncle Ruckus, who rules fictional Woodcrest County, Maryland with an iron fist,” a statement from Sony explains.
John Witherspoon, who voices Granddad, first confirmed that the show would be returning during an interview with Joe Rogan — though he didn’t elaborate on timelines.
The Breakfast Club’s very own Charlamagne Tha God witnessed the imminent comeback firsthand, having previewed a few new comic strips on his Instagram this year. And he understands the cultural significance the show’s return.
“The Boondocks is one my top three TV shows all time,” Charlamagne tells HipHopDX. “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.
“They truly knew how to put the medicine in the candy and this new incarnation The Boondocks aligns with my current adult sensibilities the things I care about the most now will definitely be seen the lens the World Woodcrest and I can’t wait,” he added.
The series was initially set to end after three seasons but was revived without the involvement the show’s creator — citing the reason for the spilt as a disagreement over the production schedule.
New York City, NY – Following up their 2018 self-titled EP, Jamo Gang — the trio Ras Kass, El Gant, and J57) have announced their debut LP Walking With Lions will be dropping this fall a brand new deal with Fat Beats Records. In anticipation, they’ve released a brand new single, “Francis Scott Key.”
The single takes an aggressive stance on the current administration in fice and the US system, and how they feel it sets people — especially those color — up for failure.
“As soon as J57 sent the track over I knew exactly what direction I was headed in with this record”, El Gant tells HipHopDX. “It had energy where everything I was thinking and feeling just poured out the pen effortlessly.”
He adds, “We had just gotten f a tour where the three us had a lot driving time and discussions about how we felt, so this song was very natural for us and full raw emotion.”
Ras Kass shares a similar sentiment about the single. “This song is just the musical version what I speak about every day. Without speaking about the atrocities committed against people color, and those in a position disadvantage, nothing gets done.”
He notes that when Trump first took fice, the only positive point he could find was that music would start becoming political again.
“I was hoping people would take a stance like in the early nineties and late sixties … for the most part shockingly, that didn’t happen,” Ras Kass states.
“We all couldn’t wait to release this song because how strongly we felt, but we also knew the timing had to be right,” J57 — who produced the track along with PJ Katz — adds. “Freedom speech means that if you don’t agree with the way things are, you speak up about it, that’s how the pendulum swings in the other direction.”
Steam Jamo Gang’s “Francis Scott Key” below.
To celebrate his 2018 single “Lullaby” with Mike Williams surpassing 100M streams, R3HAB has released an acoustic version one his most popular tracks to date. The acoustic version pairs subtle, breezy guitar melodies with the track’s original vocals, letting the breathy and emotive performance captivate like never before. Fans will love this chilled-out take on the favorite electronic song while fellow producers will undoubtedly find all new ways to incorporate it into their mixes.
“Lullaby” was originally part R3HAB‘s exceptionally well-received second studio album “The Wave” from last year. The new acoustic version follows his recent global hit “All Around the World (La La La),” recorded with A Touch Of Class, which is experiencing astronomical success. The song is currently in the Top 40 in Germany and Poland the Top 150 globally, amassing 850K streams a day on Spotify, and was just added to the Today’s Top Hits playlist, which is the biggest Spotify’s playlist in the world with over 23M followers.
As R3HAB rides the waves success, enjoy this gift from R3HAB to you and keep an eye out for more music from the maestro himself.
Trance fans, brace yourselves. One the biggest events in the recent history the scene is set to take place this summer, as the mighty Armin van Buuren and Above & Beyond announce that they will team up for one-f event at the legendary open-air venue.
Support comes from Ruben de Ronde and Estiva who will play back-to-back. Both Ruben de Ronde and Estiva and have been a fellow resident at Armin’s Hï Ibiza parties as well as key artists on his Armada Music label.
Don’t miss this powerhouse combination playing one the most essential parties in this year’s trance calendar! If you want to attend, tickets are available here: www.theushuaiaexperience.com.
Oakland, CA – NBA fans were on the edge their seats as the Golden State Warriors took on the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 the NBA Finals on Thursday night (June 13).
As the fourth quarter came to a close, the Raptors were leading the Warriors by one point with 18.5 seconds on the clock. But the Warriors — who won the title last year — were unable to close the gap and wound up losing with a final score 114-110.
Naturally, Twitter exploded with reactions to Toronto’s victory and many were vocal about wanting to see Drake’s reaction. The 6 God was watching the action from Jurassic Park in Toronto and has been one the most outspoken supporters his home team.
In video captured the moment the game was called, Drake clearly couldn’t contain his enthusiasm.
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) June 14, 2019
At the end the game, the Warriors’ Stephen Curry congratulated the Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard, who was also named MVP the NBA Finals for second time in his career.
Hip Hop had something to say about the Raptors’ first championship in team history.
Check out the reactions below.
— Phesto D (@phestohierosoul) June 14, 2019
Doris on some messy shit they should’ve got Taylor Rooks.
— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) June 14, 2019
— James Poyser (@jamespoyser) June 14, 2019
👊🏿👊🏿👊🏿👊🏿👊🏿👊🏿👊🏿@Raptors #WeTheNorth Massive congratulations Toronto Montreal Vancouver Winnipeg Ottawa Windsor Halifax Quebec Sudbury Yellowknife Waterloo Hamilton Edmonton Calgary @SiriusXMNBA @TermineRadio @Jumpshot8 @1TomByrne
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) June 14, 2019
Well deserved win! #raptors
— Hi-Tek (@HiTek) June 14, 2019
Welp. At least we got Summer League.
Which should be bussin this year.
— CHUCK 🏁 (@Chuckisdope) June 14, 2019
— AMP LIVE (@amplive) June 14, 2019
Put Kawhi and Suga Free on the Mount Rushmore the IE.
— Swiff D ™ (@SwiffD) June 14, 2019
I’m proud the Warriors, they played with nothing but heart. Dubs up. They won by technicality , they didn’t win at us at our best. But good game.
— DjFreshX3 (@DJFreshX3) June 14, 2019
Kawhi 2 rings 2 finals MVP’s
— Stalley💙🏁 (@Stalley) June 14, 2019
From Linsanity to NBA Champion
— The King Games (@Chuck_Strangers) June 14, 2019
300 Entertainment’s Lil Keed has dropped his debut album Long Live Mexico. The project serves as the follow-up to his Keed Talk To ‘Em mixtape, which was released last December.
Keed’s first studio LP features 19 tracks and collaborations with multiple high-prile artists. Guests include Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, Moneybagg Yo, Gunna, YNW Melly, Roddy Ricch and Nav, among others.
1. Ride The Wave
2. Oh My God
3. Anybody f. Lil Duke & Gunna
4. Rockstar f. Nav
5. Million Dollar Mansion f. Young Thug
7. Tip Top f. Guap Tarantino & PG Casper
8. Child f. Moneybagg Yo
10. Pass It Out f. Lil Gotit
11. Pull Up f. Lil Uzi Vert & YNW Melly
12. Real Hood Baby f. Stickbaby
13. Fear Of God
14. Make U Proud
15. Dragon ft. Roddy Ricch
16. Higher N Higher f. Karlae
17. Ride Wit You
18. Just A Dream
19. Proud Of Me f. Young Thug
Baton Rouge’s TEC has dropped a new album titled Ketha Son. After first gaining recognition as part a duo with fellow BR native Maine Musik, the Spider Nation rapper is focusing on his solo career while Maine deals with legal troubles.
TEC’s latest solo LP, which he tells HipHopDX is a “more personal” release, is comprised 11 songs. Money Man makes the lone guest appearance on the project.
Check out TEC’s Ketha Son stream, cover art and tracklist below.
1. Poetic Venting
2. One Mine
3. No Love
4. M1 Shit
5. Gusher f. Money Man
6. Life Crime
9. Stop Playn
10. Baby Shark
11. The Noise