Frameworks fans the flames of anticipation for new album with next single ‘Fires’!

Filed by Abbey ShoreAbbey Shore

Frameworks continues to unravel the mystery his forthcoming album Imagine Gold piece by piece, gradually revealing the fabric his third long-player in installments, and the latest comes in the form ‘Fires’, the penultimate single to drop before Imagine Gold sees a full release. ‘Fires’ further solidifies Frameworks’ development as an artist, displaying a deep exploration sampling and synthesis that indicates his current musical guidance, influences drawn through experience and channeled into his own ambient musical soundscape.

The strength ‘Fires’ lies in its intricate synthesis and use sampling littered throughout, with acoustic drums that contribute to a well-balanced mix electronic and live elements. A pitched vocal acts as the hook in the early stages, while a warm analogue sounding lead develops and complements the bass drone and pads that provide the sound bed, all highlighting Frameworks’ exploration into hardware and displaying the trademark lo-fi sound that has brought him to this point. The evolution continues throughout with additional vocal samples and synth flurries ensuring the track’s progression, mirroring Frameworks’ own artistic journey, underpinned by the familiar drums. Check out the single below and stay tuned for the ficial release Frameworks’ album!


Morgan Page and Matt Fax join forces for “The Longest Road To The Ground”!

Filed by Rebecca RobertiRebecca Roberti

A decade on and US
producer Morgan Page’s ‘The Longest Road’ is still proving fertile ground for
inspiration, not just for its original producer but also young French gun Matt
Fax, as the pair blend Page’s seminal single with Fax’s 2019 release ‘To The Ground’.

Sumptuous progressive house cuts in their own right, grafted together with incredible precision, the two tracks take on a new life, becoming an exquisite, sweeping sonic landscape flooded with the instantly recognizable vocal Lissie. The clear-cut melody and shiver-inducing rhythm from Fax’s ‘To The Ground’ is placed against Page’s robust beat and iconic instrumental theme, the two separate compositions lifting each other up as the track bursts to life. This is definitely one production you must not miss, so make sure to check it out below!


CYB3RPVNK Releases Two Party-Ready New Singles by Skytech and Cityzen!

Filed by Kristina ClearKristina Clear

R3HAB’CYB3RPVNK ups the ante with dual releases from two their most promising artists, Skytech and Cityzen, on the same day. Skytech’s “Open Your Mind” is a thoughtful and yet dancefloor-friendly house track with a big-room, driving drop that serves as a contrast to its ethereal voiceovers, making for a trippy sonic journey that makes you feel as if you’ve just stumbled down the rabbit hole.

Always the party-starter, Cityzen brings “Who Ya Gonna Call,” to the table, a grimy, bass-driven, and groovy house gem that will have the crowd getting down and dirty. Both artists have been blazing their way through singles this year, including Skytech’s tracks “Expedition” and “Touching Me,” and Cityzen’s string rage-ready releases including “Crunk,” “Rock Paper Scissors” and “Rave Tech Repeat.” CYB3RPVNK is steadily building its brand through a roster forward-thinking artists producing some the most dynamic sounds in dance music today, and Skytech and Cityzen are among those leading the charge.


Lucas & Steve return with highly awaited single “Perfect”!

Filed by Rene MayfieldRene Mayfield

With several worldwide hit singles under their belt, Dutch duo Lucas & Steve now return with perhaps their most anticipated single the year. ‘Perfect’ sees the guys revive an all-time classic as inspiration for a powerful piece dance music, featuring the vocal work fellow Dutch singer-songwriter Haris. Things are perfect when this duo gets its hands on such a lively tune.

Of course, hit duo Lucas & Steve knows how to drop a dance gem, and ‘Perfect’ underlines it like no other. Featuring Haris on inspiring vocals, the record brings touching piano chords and upwinding house vibes along with a chorus that beautifully reworks the 80’s classic ‘Take On Me’ by A-ha. The result is an ultimate blend a timeless pop melody with contemporary dance sounds, a record that has the potential to turn into a worldwide hit again! You can check it out below!


KhoMha and David Gravell fire up new single: ‘Alpha Centauri’!

Filed by Bunny RobertiBunny Roberti

KhoMha and David Gravell have been travelling and sharing stages together for a long time now, so it was about time that the Trance titans whipped up some collaborative magic. They unleashed a brand-new tune called ‘Alpha Centauri’, and it’s as fiery as you can expect from a collaboration between these stars.

Offering up straight fire tailored to the most massive stages in the world, ‘Alpha Centauri’ was picked by Armin van Buuren for inclusion on his ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2019’ mix album for a reason. Expertly crafted up by Colombian Trance star KhoMha and his Dutch counterpart David Gravell, this stellar fering is bound to bring out the Trance fans at night. Check out the single below and let us know what you think!


Rich The Kid Artist Lil Tony Of 83 Babies Arrested For Murder Of 9-Year-Old Boy

Filed by Elsa MajewskiElsa Majewski

Durham, NC – Rich the Kid’s artist Lil Tony — real name Antonio Davenport — has been arrested for the August shooting death a 9-year-old Durham boy named Z’Yon Person. He was already in jail on unrelated charges.

ABC 11 Durham reports Davenport was charged on Tuesday morning (October 15) at the Durham County Jail. According to the Durham County Sheriff’s Office website, Davenport is facing a litany charges, including first-degree murder, felony conspiracy and possession   firearm by a felon.

Rich The Kid Artist Lil Tony Of 83 Babies Arrested For Murder Of 9-Year-Old Boy

Davenport is also facing attempted first degree murder charges for allegedly injuring an 8-year-old in the process. Person’s family said he was one five children in a vehicle on the way to Pelican’s SnoBalls.

“I hear a horn and when the horn beeped I looked around,” Z’Yon’s aunt, Danyell Ragland, told ABC11. “I’m getting ready to turn and … I hear gunshots, but I didn’t know they were shooting at me. They’re going to pay. I promise. They’re going to rot in hell for what they did.”

Rich The Kid Artist Lil Tony Of 83 Babies Arrested For Murder Of 9-Year-Old Boy

Davenport wasn’t fered a chance to bond out. He’ll be assigned a public defender and return to court on November 21.

“The arrest is the result relentless hard work by members the Durham Police Department with assistance from the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force,” Durham Police Chief C.J. Davis said. “Our ficers and investigators, with support from concerned and engaged community members, will continue the fight against gun violence in our city.”

Davenport is part the group 83 Babies, which signed to Rich Forever Music in March. The trio’s “No Cap” video was released in May and featured guest vocals from Rich.


Dave East Clarifies Wild Threesome Debacle Reports

Filed by Donte DishnerDonte Dishner

Washington, D.C. – Dave East has told his side the story regarding a Las Vegas altercation, which led to him catching a battery charge. In an interview with 93.9 WKYS’ The Morning Hustle, the Def Jam rapper opened up about how the incident happened and refuted TMZ’s report about it being a threesome gone wrong.

East said 50 Cent brought him out to perform at Drai’s Nightclub in Vegas and noted there were “mad girls in the club.” Once the night ended, he ended up in a hotel suite with a group people and things went awry.

“Two the chicks were like, ‘Can we go to the bathroom?’” he explained. “I was like, ‘Yeah, go ahead.’ But my jewelry was in there. I forgot when I first came in the room, I put all my jewelry next to my bed on a little dresser. So then I thought about it, got up and went in there. Shorty was trying a bracelet] on. Not on no sneaky like trying to rob, but I’m just like, ‘What are you doing? I don’t know you. What you doing?’ And then her friend caught an attitude. ‘Ain’t nobody trying to steal nothing.’”

He continued, “I said, ‘First all, I ain’t say y’all trying to steal. Why you say that? Matter fact, y’all get y’all shit and get out.’ And it went from that to bottle service. Shorty threw three bottles at me, cut my arm, my leg. All that … She done already dialed 911, went in the bathroom, dialed 911. Got the phone on speakerphone. Cops hearing all that. I’m screaming, ‘Get the fuck out,’ all that. So to the cops, it sounded like a nigga upstairs wilding. I was the only one bleeding. My blood was the only blood on the scene. So, it wasn’t nothing. They took me, patched me up, brought me to the little shit. Gave me a battery charge. Gave her one ’cause they just went f the stories.”

Despite all the drama, East revealed he didn’t think much the incident. But the next day, he got a reality check.

“I thought it was nothing,” he said. “The next morning I wake up, my publicist hit me like, ‘Yo, TMZ got the story.’ I’m like, ‘How?’ But then I’m thinking like damn, yo, me being who I am, it’s so many people I came in contact with.”

The Harlem native recalled all the police and hotel security he encountered, realizing how many different opportunities there were for TMZ to get the story. He also deemed the situation to be a learning lesson.

“My mistake was even chilling with them in my room at all,” he admitted. “If it’s gonna be something like that, I’ll go to the homie’s room. And if I decide to come kick it with y’all, at least I can get outta there. It all went down in my room, so it looked bad. And then it’s two girls claiming I’m attacking them. So when TMZ get the story, what is one dude and two girls?” Interviewer responds, ‘A threesome’] Exactly!”

He added, “If I had been naked … it would’ve been a whole ‘nother charge. You not gon’ get a battery charge trying to fuck nothing. Somebody gonna scream rape. ‘He tried to take it!’ You gon’ say I was hitting y’all in the middle a threesome? So I’m fucking one and just start swinging on the other? Come on, man, that don’t make sense.”

Listen to East’s full explanation about 11 minutes into the interview above.


7xvethegenius Drops "You Should Be Proud" Video

Filed by Elsa MajewskiElsa Majewski

Buffalo, NY – Following the release her album 7xve is Love on Friday (October 11), Buffalo MC 7xvethegenius releases her first visual from the project, “You Should Be Proud.”

Produced by Nate Peracciny and edited by Malt Disney, the video is a bevy clips intricately spliced together to bring life to the introspective track.

In a recent interview with HipHopDX, she explained the ultimate vision for the project.

“I wanted to create a body work that represents every dimension how I perceive love to be. Love is calm, love is aggressive and love is playful and upbeat. But, love is also a real feeling and connection to the soul,” she explains.

“That’s everything I wanted this project to invoke … all the feelings what love is or is perceived to be.”

Watch 7xvethegenius’s “You Should Be Proud” video above. You can also stream 7xve is Love, or purchase merch and physical album bundles is her ficial website.


Osbe Chill Got His Dr. Dre Co-Sign Working On The Game's "Born To Rap"

Filed by Abbey ShoreAbbey Shore

Los Angeles, CA – While news Dr. Dre in the studio ten elicits snickers and skepticism among diehard Hip Hop fans, that doesn’t mean The Good Doctor isn’t getting his hands dirty with each and every studio session.

Just ask Osbe Chill, the longtime affiliate The Game who was recently spotted in the studio exciting The Chronic creator’s eardrums.

“The video with Dre was I’d say probably a month ago or something,” the Los Angeles rapper told HipHopDX. “We was working on the Born To Rap album that day.”

Born To Rap is Game’s long-announced and supposed swan song an album. And the song they were working on appears to be special for a number reasons.

“They were working on the song that Nipsey Hussle is on,” Osbe added. “They were actually working on that, on the production and all that on that particular song.”

After the work was done, an opportunity to impress the living legend arose and Osbe didn’t squander the moment.

“It was a couple people in there playing music, and he basically asked if anybody else wanted to play something,” he said. “I plugged up, and he ended up liking it a lot. I feel like I made it in that moment. That was one my dreams just to be able to at least even be in the same room with Dre. The fact that he was actually feeling my music, that shit was epic for me.”

The song Osbe played was “Don’t Need You” from his latest album Dawgma. As an additional bonus, the day just happened to be his birthday and Dre wasn’t the only rap great he got face time with.

“I was sitting there smoking with Snoop Dogg and shit like that and just going over the music,” he continued. “And Dre was cool. We was sitting there just chilling in-between times working. He likes to take breaks and chill and chop it up. I got to actually sit down and talk to him.”

No release date for The Game’s Born To Rap has been released thus far.


Noname, Saba & Smino Join Forces For Ghetto Sage Supergroup

Filed by tr21ktr21k

Hip Hop has a new supergroup in the mix. Noname, Saba and Smino have teamed to form a trio called Ghetto Sage.

All three members have been sharing the date October 17 on social media, teasing their group’s debut. An ficial Twitter prile for Ghetto Sage has also been created. The account has posted photos the trio and hyped up the October 17 release date.

Ghetto Sage brings three frequent collaborators together under one banner. The Chicago-based artists have ten linked up for tracks over the course their respective careers.

Fans have heard a preview what the trio will sound like before since all three have connected on Noname’s solo projects. Saba and Smino most recently joined her for a song titled “Ace” f 2018’s Room 25 LP.

Revisit Noname, Saba and Smino’s past collaborations below.


Lizzo Accused Of Jacking Most Of "Truth Hurts"

Filed by Malissa FranzMalissa Franz

Lizzo can’t catch a break. The chart-topping artist has found herself in hot water yet again, this time over her hit single “Truth Hurts.”

After making an initial attempt to trademark the phrase “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 percent that bitch,” several news outlets reported the phrase was actually coined months before the single was released.

As Cosmopolitan reported in August, British musician Mina Lioness claimed she tweeted the phrase first in February 2017, seven months before the release the hit single. Now, a second musician is coming forward claiming Lizzo not only hijacked the phrase but also the melody.

On Tuesday morning (October 15), producer and songwriter Justin Raisen compared the popular song to a single called “Healthy,” one he alleges he helped write with Lizzo and her team in the early months 2017.

The video includes audio from “Healthy” and, at one point, even plays a mashup both songs simultaneously to put the similarities on blast.

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The Truth about “Truth Hurts” On April 11th, 2017, we wrote a song called “Healthy” w/ Lizzo, Jesse St John, and Yves Rothman at our studio. “I just took a DNA test turns out I’m 100% that bitch” was taken from “Healthy” and used in “Truth Hurts”. We were never contacted about being credited for the use the parts “Healthy” (melody, lyrics, and chords) that appear in “Truth Hurts”. After reaching out to Ricky Reed and Lizzo’s team about fixing it, we put the song in dispute in 2017 when it came out. We’ve tried to sort this out quietly for the last two years, only asking for 5% each but were shutdown every time. Coming forward publicly to family, friends, artists, and colleagues seems to be the only way at this point in relieving some our emotional distress caused by this. The last thing we want to do is throw any negativity toward Lizzo’s momentum and movement as a cultural figure. If we believe in what she’s preaching, believing in ourselves & our own voices is something we thought she’d understand. Shout out to the singer Mina Lioness ( @minalioness ) for tweeting “I just did a DNA test turns out I’m 100% that bitch”. A meme that came up in our writing session & inspired the lyric and melody we wrote together. If Ricky and Lizzo’s team decide to settle this dispute with us, we would like to share some the proceeds with Mina for her influence on Healthy. The clip below shows a video & photos from the day we wrote “Healthy” along with the comparisons between the two works. All the Love, Justin & Jeremiah Raisen #lizzo #truthhurts #healthy #billboard

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As explained by The Guardian, Raisen may be fered more legal protections than Lioness if his claims are true. Currently, intellectual property laws don’t cover viral content, a lesson that many over the years have learned the hard way.

Raisen is seeking songwriting credits for himself and other collaborators who he says have been ignored as Lizzo and “Truth Hurts” have blown up. “Truth Hurts” spent weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, breaking records in the process.

“We were never contacted about being credited for the use the parts ‘Healthy’ (melody, lyrics, and chords) that appear in ‘Truth Hurts,’” Raisen captioned his Instagram post. “We’ve tried to sort this out quietly for the last two years, only asking for 5% each but were shut down every time.”

If credited, Raisen promises to share his prits from the song with Lioness whose viral meme was used in the writing session for “Healthy.”

Lizzo’s trademark application may get caught up in the legal battle if she ends up having to divvy up some the song’s earnings.

HipHopDX has reached out to Lizzo’s team for comment.


Interview: Casanova Takes HipHopDX "Behind These Scars"

Filed by Rebecca RobertiRebecca Roberti

New York, NY – Casanova is a man few words, and his reticence becomes immediately evident when probing questions about his past, present, and future are asked. Still, the Brooklyn rapper seems content with his place in history, and uses it as a launching pad for his newest album, Behind these Scars.

“What was more important for me, than anything else, was to make people see what I’ve really gone through in this industry,” he told HipHopDX exclusively. “Some these songs explain, in detail, how I got these ‘scars’ — physical scars, emotional scars — but more importantly, these songs explain why you have to take the good with the bad, no matter what.”

Behind These Scars is a fresh, introspective take on his history that’s liberally peppered with the classic New York sounds and styles that Cas (government name: Caswell Senior) first became known for back in 2016, when — with no previous experience — he got into the studio with a few friends and released his breakthrough hit, “Don’t Run.” Thanks to heavy radio play from DJ Self at New York’s Power 105, “Don’t Run” became a bonafide hit for Casanova, and not long after, Memphis Bleek JAY-Z fame discovered and signed him.

But Casanova says that the Roc Nation signing, and JAY-Z affiliation, is a nice topper to the cake that his career, not the whole course itself. “A co-sign is nice,” he said. “A co-sign means you’re doing something right. But I’ve been in the studio with a lot people — learned a lot things — and my goal is to become a better artist. I think for me, since nobody wanted to give me the fame, I have to go out and work for it myself. Which is fine — because I’m gonna outwork everybody and get what’s mine.”

“What’s his,” for right now, is a solid EP filled with “up close and personal” bars that denote a life well-lived, and a life filled with ups and downs. Since he didn’t even get into the studio until he was in his late 20s, he came into the game with less a party vibe and more a straight-ahead, no-bullshit vibe that’s distinctly his.

Although his Fabolous-assisted single, “So Brooklyn,” has caused a bit a wave, other standout tracks include “So Drippy,” in which he gets a field goal assist from Gunna and Yung Thug, and the growling “In My Hood,” in which Casanova steps into the ring and stands alone with one-two sucker punches over the beat.

And though he came into the game when he was older than the average young stunna, Casanova credits social media platforms with giving him that edge. “I’ve been seeing nothing but good responses, thankfully,” he said. “Thankfully, social media has helped me — for some reason, I always go viral because I’m always in the right place at the right time. I go viral for a good day or two and more people listen to my music. They get to know my music through social media. And that leads me to believe that I’m gonna get my turn at the top, regardless.”