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Vince Staples And Danny Brown To Join Tour With Gorillaz



Being featured on an album is one thing, but joining a tour generates a whole new level of excitement. Danny Brown and Vince Staples are joining Gorillaz in their latest tour for their latest album, Humanz. Vince Staples was featured on "Ascension," which was first released as a single for Humanz. Danny Brown was also featured on the album alongside Kelela in the track "Submission."



This news increases the magnitude of this tour, as Gorillaz haven't graced any venues in the colonies for seven years, meaning there are a lot of happy Yankees snatching up tickets. Danny and Vince will be opening for the virtual band on certain North American tour dates, and also for the Demon Dayz Festival in England. According to Pitchfork, Vince will first join the tour on July 10 at Toronto's Air Canada Centre, then Danny will rendezvous with the whole crew on July 17 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. Hey, that's near me! Maybe all this big news is turning me wild, but Vince's upcoming album Big Fish Theory is scheduled to release on June 23, so do you think maybe he'll do any new stuff on this tour?



Although this will be an international marathon of a tour, Gorillaz posted a list of North American tour dates because they know many Americans are intimidated by anything across the Atlantic. Help yourself to a full list of tour dates on the official website.

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Mikeyy Austin: "L I F T E D" [Album Review]

   

Mikeyy Austin: "L I F T E D" [Album Review]



The universe is in a weird spot right now, our President is set on destroying the world, finding work seems harder than ever, the Warriors are somehow in the NBA Finals AGAIN the list goes on and on. Through all this and more though Michigan artist Mikeyy Austin has remained positive and crafted his debut album "L I F T E D" with that mentality. Throughout the process of releasing his singles I've said that this is the type of music we need in hip-hop right now. There's nothing wrong with the brutally honest sociopolitical hip-hop that exists, in fact it's my favorite type of music, however I think there's a large space for the uplifting positive art that Austin has created here with "L I F T E D".

Austin's spoken word piece in the intro let's you know where he's been and where this album is going. "They tell me that it's soulful, I tell them that my soul's full, grandma in the kitchen whipping soul food". "L I F T E D" continues on with "Supa-Fly" and it comes in with blaring horns and a jazzy sound that is guaranteed to get you off your feet. On "The Griot" Austin enlists Phourthelove, Ozay Moore and James Gardin to talk about the grind and the persistence that is required in this life. One of my favorite facets of the Detroit hip-hop scene is that there is a sense of unity and partnership. All the guest features are meaningful and important but it never stops Mikeyy Austin from being the star on this project.

"Fade Away" (Loose Thoughts) is my favorite track on "L I F T E D" because throughout the entire project we have him keeping us in a "L I F T E D" mindstate focusing on the good, "Fade Away" to me was a smack back to reality and realize things aren't perfect. For this one Austin calls on Adam Reverie for the assist and the two talk about the reality of things. Mikeyy Austin speaks on the mic being something bigger than just music for him, but also talks about some of his insecurities in handling all this. It brings the project full circle to me, Austin remains positive but is cognizant of the world around him which makes his remaining positive outlook impressive.



I've said numerous times through his album rollout, but I genuinely believe "L I F T E D" is the kind of music we need right now. There's no pointing fingers, there's no causing rifts, Austin is a aware of the world around but chooses the good over the bad. I'm not usually one to compare rappers but Mikeyy Austin reminds me of a Chance the Rapper type. Full of energy and enthusiasm not just for the craft and hip-hop, but for life and the growing process that comes with it. If you looking for a pick me up or just need to get away from the negativity and division polluting our lives, look no further than Mikeyy Austin's "L I F T E D".



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RZA Helps Announce The Release Date For SZA's "Ctrl"



Initially scheduled for a February 3rd release, SZA's upcoming album Ctrl is nearly ready for public consumption. In a short video tweeted by Top Dawg Entertainment we see that June 9, 2017, is the approaching date for her latest piece. Perhaps the biggest surprise is that RZA endorses her album with some very poetic description. If anyone forgot about her album, this will surely remind them while simultaneously reaching a wider audience. If you put RZA on something he's bound to turn some heads, especially old ones. Check out the video and tell me why I'm suddenly excited even though I had no idea this was coming.

a word from RZA pic.twitter.com/vKIMyOBscA

- TOP DAWG #TDE (@dangerookipawaa) May 25, 2017

This is great news for SZA fans who have been waiting quite some time, being teased with singles from the album such as "Drew Barrymore" and "Love Galore." Even a mini documentary released on February 7th called "Where the Hell Have You Been: Road to Ctrl" was created to promote the album. It's certainly been a long time coming, but let's hope TDE is true to their word this time.



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Gucci Mane & Metro Boomin Announce "Drop Top Wop" + Artwork, Tracklist & Release Date



After dropping hints of a possible collaborative project, Gucci Mane and Metro Boomin have officially confirmed it's existence. Drop Top Wop will hit the streets on May 26th, the one year anniversary of Gucci's release from jail. The artwork and tracklist was also released. The project will be a short 10 tracks, and will have guest features from Offset, 2 Chainz, Young Dolph, and Rick Ross.

The cover art, if you haven't noticed, is very similar to that of Clipse's Lord Willin'. This clearly Gucci and Metro paying homage to the group and album. The feature list and Metro being on the boards clearly boost the hype for this project beyond what it would be for a normal Gucci project. There should be a good amount of slaps on this. I'm looking forward to it. Check out the artwork above and the tracklist below.

 

Drop Top Wop Tracklist

  • "5 Million (Intro)"
  • "Tho"
  • "Hurt a Nigga Feelings"
  •  "Helpless"
  •  "Met Gala" (feat. Offset)
  •  "Finesse The Plug (Interlude)"
  •  "Dance With the Devil"
  •  "Both Eyes Closed" (feat. 2 Chainz and Young Dolph)
  •  "Bucket List"
  •  "Loss For Words" (feat. Rick Ross)

     

     

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    via: http://deadendhiphop.com/gucci-mane-metro-boomin-announce-drop-top-wop-artwork-tracklist-release-date


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    Missy Elliot Remixes "I'm Better" Ft. Eve, Lil Kim, and Trina



    Legendary superstar Missy Elliot released a new remix for "I'm Better," pulling up with a whole crew of fellow artists with equal tenure and sway. Lil Kim, Trina, and Eve are all legendary performers and I have flashbacks to the previous decade just hearing some of these names. The lyrical content of this track instructs us that although these artists may not be as prominent as they once were, they are still not to be trifled with. With a modern sound, "I'm Better" delivers a reminder as to why these artists hold the status they do. I personally prefer the sound of the songs these artists founded their legacy on, but it's neat to see them keep with the trends and try their hand at the evolved sounds of today's hip-hop.

    "I'm Better" originally debuted in January 2017, but the magnitude of this remix is too grand to ignore. Check out the track below and try to figure out which featured artist is best. There are no wrong answers except the one you're thinking of.



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    DEHH Daily: May 24, 2017

       

    DEHH Daily: May 24, 2017


    What's In the News

  • Childish Gambino's "Redbone" is a meme. http://bit.ly/2qXHaP5
  • Action Bronson pissed at label over album. http://bit.ly/2ql8Rxx
  • Gucci Mane dropping Drop Top Wop this Friday, May 26th. http://bit.ly/2qXqtkS

    Memory Lane

  • Heavy D was born. Listen to our favorite songs on our Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/deadendhiphop/playlist/6IgsYiCr4ae4YJoZrXc10x
  • Beastie Boyz released ill Communication



  • Jeru the Damaja released The Sun Rises in the East.



  • Compton's Most Wanted dropped It's A Compton Thang.



    Song of the Day
    Shabazz Palaces - Since C.A.Y.A.



    New Albums
    Conway & DJ Green Lantern - Reject on Steriods



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    via: http://deadendhiphop.com/dehh-daily-may-24-2017


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    Kamron Bahani: "Substance Abuse" (prod. by Taylor King)



    Another week, another single from Kamron Bahani. If you've been keeping up Kamron Bahani, his flow and lyricism is razor sharp, but if you grab your shovel and dig a bit deeper Kamron Bahani is talking some of the realest stuff out right now.

    In his latest single "Substance Abuse" you could actually frame the track in a number of different ways and I believe that's what makes Bahani such a talent. Had he named the track something else you could've easily mistaken the track for more of a romantic joint. However once you gone deeper you can feel and hear the dependence in Bahani's voice and cadence. Taylor King's instrumental brings the pain and feelings to life.



    We've released three singles from Bahani's upcoming album "DSM VI" (including this one) you can check out "ADHD" & "Depersonalization" HERE & HERE.

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    T.R.3 : (feat. Zion I, Ariano, Sage One the Wise, Josh Dominguez & DeShane Bankhead) - "The Whole Wo



     

     

    IMG crew  member T.R.3 is a young act from Atlanta ,pushing his art all the way to Cali. Fresh off his Prelude EP and viral hit "Statistics," T.R.3 teams up with veteran West Coast producer, Ariano, for a collaborative EP, Together Alone. As a follow up to their first single, "4 AM," T.R.3 joins forces with the legendary Zion I, IMG family member DeShane Bankhead, lyrical poet Sage One The Wise, and fresh face Josh Dominguez on the Ariano-written hook to bring you, "The Whole World," The sample-free track reflects the dichotomy and duality of being increasingly frustrated with the world around us, while still loving life and all that it throws at you.

    T.R.3's raw verses filled with a brutal honesty flow over Ariano's bass-heavy, hard-hitting drums, and gritty, dreamy guitar. Combined with the candid and powerful contributions of the featured artists, "The Whole World" welcomes you into T.R.3's universe.

     

     



    T.R.3 Online:

    • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tr3world

    • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/djtr3

    • SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tr3world

    Twitter:

    • T.R.3: https://twitter.com/tr3world

    • Zion I: https://twitter.com/ZIONI

    • Ariano: https://twitter.com/arianomusic

    • Sage One the Wise: https://twitter.com/sageonethewise

    • Josh Dominguez: https://twitter.com/domin116

    • DeShane Bankhead: https://twitter.com/deshxnebxnkhexd

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    ICYMI: Coolest Art EVER x @TheWrightAr

       

    ICYMI: Coolest Art EVER x @TheWrightAr

     

    In case you've been under a rock...anime has been a very prevalent part of hip-hop culture, especially in the past few years. No other anime has been more popular amongst most hip-hop artists than Dragon Ball Z. Now, Dragon Ball Z may not be your favorite anime, but no one can deny how seamlessly it has integrated itself into some of our favorite rappers punchlines. For example, Lupe Fiasco said "I push Ki like Dragon Ball Z, know what I'm sayin'?", Joey Bada$$ said "Got Dragon Balls (draggin' balls) like my name was Vegeta", and Robb Bank$ said "I'm Babidi, you Majin Vegeta I'll put some M's on ya head". My point is, anime and hip-hop will always mix.

    Anyway, I happened to scroll down my Twitter timeline, minding my business and then BAM...

    Enter 15 year old artist @TheWrightAr. This is the coolest art I've seen in a while. This Dragon Ball Z inspired piece of art includes a lot of my favorites, such as Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Lil Uzi Vert, Future, DJ Khaled (!!!!!), 2 Chainz and Thugger. This is the coolest thing I've seen in a while! Y'all go show the young man some love with a retweet and a favorite. Ask him nicely and he'll let you use it as a header too. Go through the picture and see if you can spot your favorite rappers.

     

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    DEHH Daily: May 23, 2017

       

    DEHH Daily: May 23, 2017
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    What's In the News

  • Kanye West to executive produce Kacy Hill's new album: http://buff.ly/2qS69n8
  • Drake and Tory Lanez squash beef. http://buff.ly/2qS32vs
  • Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence, refused to tell Senators whether Trump asked him to push back against the Russian investigation of the 2016 presidential election. The news was first reported on the Washington Post. - http://buff.ly/2qRWY65
  • ISIS takes credit for Ariana Grande concert attack in Manchester, England. http://buff.ly/2qS37iK
  • Iggy Azalea coming back? New album Digital Distortion announced. http://buff.ly/2qS4oWQ
  • Donald Trumps proposed budget cuts Medicaid even though Trump promised not to cut it. Here's the Washington Post breakdown of his budget proposal: http://buff.ly/2rPZQha
  • Zach Snyder steps away from Justice League to deal with family matters. http://buff.ly/2qS5cuQ
  • Vanity Fair released four covers featuring the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. http://buff.ly/2qgPk0V
    Troy Ave dropping a new mixtape:

    Motivational Message / Announcement 2 my Fans cause y'all the only 1s i Care bout: Never worry bout Anything u can't control, politics, haters, people etc. all that's gon do is let u down! Jus trust that ya boi is 100% independent! I own and Run #BSBRecords & I control my music! Not only the Quality but the Quantity that I put out. And can't nobody fuk wit ya boi when it come 2 dropping the most hot shit the most consistently. (6 projects in 11 months) I know all yall, my fans / supporters aka #ThaRealOnes are riding wit me harder than ever! and while ya boi may not have all the notoriety & fame yet trust me we leveling up slowly but surely! some wanna make me "infamous" but that's the devils work, we doing GODs work! remember all the people that wasn't fukin wit my music? Not because they heard it and didn't like it but jus because they let someone with a negative hidden agenda influence they opinion, or how bout the people who didn't know about me until Y'all put them on? Now they coming back to u like Yo I can't front ya boi Troy Ave is Dope! That's Cause Consistency is the Key to success! I said all that to say GOD kept me here 4 a reason and I feel like 1 of my purposes is to Lead by example & show yall wit my actions that thru hard work dedication & faith u can accomplish anything u want in Life!! So 4 Ya'll I'm dropping This Spread Tha Word Friday 5/26/17 (Mixtape) #TroyAveStyle4Free Luv Yall P.S if somebody got 5x more money than you, jus work 5xs more than them eventually you'll catch up! Artwork By @vacapri Photo By @southbronxshooter (What beats y'all Wanna hear me Rap On?)

    A post shared by Troy Ave (@troyave) on May 23, 2017 at 9:33am PDT


    2Chainz reveals the new release date for 'Pretty Girls Like Trap Music'


      6 / 16   A post shared by 2 Chainz Aka Tity Boi (@hairweavekiller) on May 23, 2017 at 12:00pm PDT

     Trailer for Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's The Defiant Ones dropped:



    Bryson Tiller's tracklist to 'True to Self' album:


    tracklist ??#TruetoSelf   A post shared by @brysontiller on May 23, 2017 at 10:23am PDT


    Memory Lane


    Eminem released his third album The Marshall Mathers LP on May 23, 2000. Here are some fun facts about TMMLP:

  • It sold 1.76 million it's first week.
  • It was the fastest-selling rap album right since Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle which dropped in 1993.
  • The Marshall Mathers LP won a Grammy for Best Rap Album and was nominated for Album of the Year in 2001.
  • The album was subject to controversy behind it's violent lyrics towards women and homophobic content.



    What's the Word?

  • Facts, B - http://buff.ly/2qRWZaf
  • What Makes a Rapper Great? - http://buff.ly/2qMqWrP
  • Young Thug is Glam Rock - http://buff.ly/2qMuTwJ

    Song of the Day
    Future - Mask Off (ft. Kendrick Lamar)



    New Albums
    Kur - 180


    Dumbfounded - Foreigner


    Jimi Tents - I Can't Go Home


    Stixx - The 100th and Central EP


    Career Crooks (Zilla Rocca x Small Professor) - Good Luck With That
    Good Luck With That by Career Crooks

    Dope Knife - FUCK



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