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Mykki Blanco announces some big news. The radiant rapper plans to put out a new mini-album, Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep via Transgressive Records on June 18.
Mykki Blanco reveals the upcoming release of new mini-album and unleashes their elevated single “Love Me”

Mykki Blanco announces some big news. The radiant rapper plans to put out a new mini-album, Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep via Transgressive Records on June 18. Off that nine-track record is their smooth single “Love Me” which follows the release of “Free Ride.” The seductively smoky song takes the many moving parts that make […]

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Little Simz
Little Simz shares a stunning new video for her anthemic rallying cry of a single “Introvert”

Little Simz has revealed the lead single “Introvert” from her upcoming album Sometimes I Might Be Introvert in the form of a sprawling and enthralling video directed by Salomon Ligthelm of PRETTYBIRD. An anthem, defiant rallying cry, and a raw evocation of what it means to be a black woman living in the cross-hairs of […]

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Open Mike Eagle Drops New Jazz Infused Single and Announces New Album

L.A. based artist Open Mike Eagle‘s new single “Bucciarati” is a fantastic interpretation of rap, hip hop, Jazz and electro, melting all four genres into a hot, molten liquid that slowly engulfs its listener in a warm, shapeshifting pool of sound. “Bucciarati” is one of three singles out now; all three set to be on […]

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Little Simz
Little Simz excites a sold-out crowd with her feisty, firey flows at The Echo

The tiny, disco-ball-flickered stage was packed with instruments, cables weaving intricate webs between piles of amps and stands and rigs. I didn’t envy the untangling the sound guys would have to do later. April + VISTA took their places behind their respective instruments. April George’s ethereal crooning bloomed, filling the space. She delivered a beautifully […]

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Little Simz Releases Punchy Anthem “Boss” Ahead of Demon Dayz Fest Appearance

With her new single, North London hip hop artist Little Simz reminds us that she is not just a girl, she’s a boss. The song debuted on television’s current best place to hear new music: Issa Rae’s HBO show, Insecure. “Boss” comes on the heels of another brand new Little Simz cut called “Offence,” which […]

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Day N Night Fest at The Observatory
Day N Night returns for second year headlined by Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper and Travis Scott

Day N Night Music Festival Makes Sophomore Return with 3 Days and New Location at Angel Stadium Day N Night festival makes its return for a second year in a row! This year the heavily hip hop and rap represented music festival will take place at the Angel Stadium in Orange County across three days […]

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Tory Lanez at The Forum by Andrew Gomez
Future gets The Forum lit with A$AP Ferg, Tory Lanez, Migos and surprise guest Drake

This past Friday fans piled into The Forum earlier than usual to witness Future’s Nobody Safe Tour. Future treated his fans with big name openers such as A$AP Ferg, Tory Lanez, and Atlanta’s very own Migos. The first big opener A$AP Ferg took that stage and immediately jumped into the crowd and performed his entire […]

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Nadia Rose
Nadia Rose schedules Los Angeles show date at The Echo

UK rapper Nadia Rose is making her way to Los Angeles for a headline performance at The Echo on July 25. With confident and slick rhymes, Rose is sure to make some new fans in Los Angeles. The 23-year-from South London has already been making quite the buzz in the UK with her no-fucks-given lyrics […]

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Emay
Are Our Gods Best? Ruminating on Emay’s New LP, Ilah

Often we treat records as developments to an artist’s career or a response to their previous work. It’s become a game of would-you-rather: Contra or Vampire Weekend? Visions or Art Angels? We expect each new release to explain who they are as succinctly as the last. With Emay’s newest album Ilah, now is the time to […]

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Vince Staples at Observatory Santa Ana -- Photo by Andrew Gomez
Vince Staples roars through stunning performance at Observatory Santa Ana

Long Beach rapper Vince Staples brought the Life Aquatic Tour to the Observatory in Santa Ana and dished out an energetic and visually stunning set. At 10pm sharp after a theatrical and bizarre performance from Kilo Kish the house lights dimmed and all eyes were on a giant panoramic split screen backdrop lit up with […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |