Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Steven A. Clark is real deal Future R n B

Cutting-edge forerunner in the burgeoning future RnB movement, the Fayetteville, North Carolina native's songwriting reflects the effects of love, adoration, despair, bliss, pain, drinking and drugs, all laced onto his self-produced and widely acclaimed Stripes released in 2011.  Now signed to Secretly Canadian, Steven has taken his synth-kissed sound one step beyond with Fornication Under Consent of the King, the highly anticipated album that is making waves this artist will be riding for years to come. 
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New Balance 574 “Year of the Snake” 2013 Pack

New Balance 574 “Year of the Snake” 2013 Pack:

New Balance celebrates 2013 as the Year of the Snake with a special pack of snake-skin styled 574 sneakers. Dropping in black, red, and green, as well as in a gradient pattern, the shoes are made predominantly from leather and mesh and feature reptilian-like reflective accents. The Year of the Snake pack will hit retailers in 2013. (Photography: Highsnobiety)

LaMJC x Undefeated x New Balance MT580 Preview

LaMJC x Undefeated x New Balance MT580 Preview:
LaMJC x Undefeated x New Balance MT580 Preview
Here is an interesting new collaboration – LaMJC from Paris teamed up with Undefeated and New Balance on the MT580. A popular silhouette in Japan, it has finally made its way over the US and Europe, at least sometimes.
The collaborative sneaker features a navy/red upper with accents set in brown. All in all a great colorway that we look forward to. Apparently the sneaker launches October 2012. We will of course keep you posted.
posted by on Highsnobiety.

A$AP MOB drops "Lord$ Never Worry"

Here it is! BAM! and ya say... A$AP Mob’s highly anticipated mixtape Lord$ Never Worry has been released today on With features from the Mob, Danny Brown, Fat Trel and beats provided from the likes of Silky Johnson, A$AP Ty Beats, Clams Casino, P On The Boards, AraabMuzik and more, its a solid effort from the crew. Get ready because Rocky and the Mob is comin' to The Ritz in Tampa November 10th!!!
download a copy now.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


RiFF RAFF is frequently ridiculous(thanks nialler)...but there is something about this guy that grabs the imagination and holds the attention of a 21st century attention deficit disordered culture.  Diplo, the kingpin of oddball subgenre promotion (hi M.I.A., Bonde De Role, Rusko, Major Lazer, SantigoldRye Rye etc.) has big plans and RiFF's new mixtape via Mad Decent, "Birth Of An Icon" is a purple drank, neon light bulb, sideways ride through the mind of a ritalin obsessed adolescent alien who somehow landed in Houston and was taken in by DJ Screw and Mike Jones.
There has been a lot written about whether or not RiFF RAFF is serious or not.  My only response to that whole line of questioning is, "what difference does it make?"
As Die Antwoord has said before when asked if their presentation is performance art or "real," - "what do you think?"

Download the Mixtape


Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Be proud Frank Ocean!  Be filled with joy  TheWeeknd!  You have inspired the next generation!  
That nxt gen is
He produced 10 of the 12 tracks on his moody, dark, debut, "ISOLATION" that dropped yesterday.
I am absolutely loving it!!!

Stream it here: ISOLATION
I highly recommend "I'd Be Lying

Thursday, July 26, 2012

EP: Chippy Nonstop - #MONEYDANCE101

Chippy Nonstop is excited to release her new EP, #MONEYDANCE101. The five-track effort, which is co-produced by DJ Two Stacks and GRAVEGOODS, was premiered today by SPIN and is now available for download via Chippy Nonstop's Bandcamp page. The EP artwork is co-designed by Chippy Nonstop and @Cumdrizzle.

#MONEYDANCE101 came together following a recent show in Philadelphia, where Chippy performed as part of the weekly concert series Mad Decent Monday's. "I was with Two Stacks the day after the show and we decided to knock out a full EP," explains Chippy of the one-day process. "We linked up with the homie GRAVEGOODS and his other homie Stephan – we sat down, made beats, and wrote all the songs. It was so fun!"

Chippy is well known to be a satirical observer of pop culture, and, as such, the EP title was inspired by 11-year-old rapper, and recent WorldStarHipHop sensation, Lil' Mouse. "He has this song called 'Get Smoked' and he does 'the money dance' in one scene," says Chippy of the meme-friendly video clip. "It's the cutest shit I've ever seen, and I just so happened to be watching that video the whole week before we made the EP."

#MONEYDANCE101 is Chippy's first release since #GLOBALSKOOLOFTWERK, which was released in April and served as the Dubai-born, Bay Area-based rapper's official debut to the music world. Since then, she's collaborated with the likes of Kreayshawn and Major Lazer – Chippy will appear on upcoming albums from both artists – and #MONEYDANCE101 shows off a continued level of growth and diversity in Chippy's sound. "I listen to a lot of dance music," explains Chippy of her musical inspiration. "I want it to be noticeable that I'm not a rapper; I want to create a different sound, and I want to open minds to a different sound."

The EP's musical diversity is evident on each of the project's five songs. "HOT GYAL," for example, a song that Chippy refers to as her favorite from the project, pulls its inspiration from Chippy's love of dancehall music. Elsewhere, "Bounce" finds Chippy laying a wildly infectious half-sung vocal atop Two Stack's washed out synths and frenetic percussion. "I like this tape a lot and I think it's some next level shit," says Chippy. "Plus there's a Trap Bollywood Metal song! How can you be mad?"

Look out for a feature on Chippy Nonstop in the next "Women in Music" themed issue of Flaunt Magazine.

Download #MONEYDANCE101 here:

SPIN premiered the EP and more info can be found here:

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Kreayshawn Reveals New Single and Video for "Go Hard" from Upcoming Album, Somethin 'Bout Kreay

Rapper, videographer, and artist Kreayshawn revealed the first official single and music video for the song "Go Hard"
from her forthcoming debut album, "Somethin 'Bout Kreay."
The song personifies Kreayshawn's modus operandi to a tee; stay true to yourself and go hard at chasing your dreams. Since announcing Somethin 'Bout Kreay earlier this summer, Kreayshawn has toured Europe, performing at the Hove Festival in Norway, the Rock Werchter Festival in Belgium, the Main Square Festival in France, the Pitch Festival in Holland and the Wireless Festival in the UK. While in the UK, Kreayshawn also celebrated the release of her new collaborative t-shirt with clothing brand A Bathing Ape. Now back stateside, Kreayshawn is excited to release her new single "Go Hard."
"With this track, I wanted to inspire people to just do their own thing," says Kreayshawn. Complete with breakdancing furries, fun outfits, and wild animation effects, "Go Hard" makes for a visual feast. "My favorite part about the video is that I always notice something different every single time I watch it. It's like going on a visual adventure." The "Go Hard" video is the brainchild of Kreayshawn in collaboration with design based collective Syndrome, who have created stunning videos for the likes of Eminem, Ke$ha and the Black Eyed Peas. Kreayshawn's wild child lyricism is brought to life thanks to a full-bodied beat from Boys Noize, who produced a pair of songs on "Somethin 'Bout Kreay."
"Working with him was cool, because he's got a different style than what I'm typically drawn to," explains Kreayshawn. "He turned out this poppy, 90s-inspired beat with heavy bass and breakdowns, and I'm really into that."

 Watch the video for "Go Hard" here

 Purchase the song here

Friday, July 6, 2012

New Dam Funk Single "I Don't Want to Be A Star" on Stone's Throw

New single from Dam-Funk from his new album out this Fall.
1- I Don't Want to Be A Star
2- 17 Days
3- Fadin
4- New Knock

 Upcoming US shows/Tour Dates
 July 17th- NYC w/Onra
July 20th- Vancouver BC
July 21st- Portland OR
July 22nd- Seattle WA
Sept 1st- Los Angeles FYF Fest
Sept 12th- Tucson AZ
Sept 19th- Montreal Canada
Sept 21st- Chicago IL w/Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
 Sept 22nd- Minneapolis w/Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Sept 24th- Denver CO w/Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Sept 25th- Salt Lake City UT w/Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Oct 1st- San Francisco w/Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti