HERE IS TODAY'S TOP 5 MUSIC STORIES:
By: Marquis Goodwin
5. STREAM SANGO & DAVE B’S NEW ALBUM, ‘TOMORROW’
Sango, linked up with fellow Seattle native Dave B for a new collaborative album titled Tomorrow. Dave's unique, distinct rap style, which falls somewhere between rapping and singing, pairs flawlessly with Sango's innovative production. The project includes only one feature from former Raider Klan member Key Nyata, who is also from Seattle. Listen to the album via NPR here, and make sure to cop it when it drops on July 22nd via Seattle's independent label Goodrich & Gold. For the full story check out our earlier article.
4. OVER 50 FREE TRACKS FROM MR CARMACK
Mr. Carmack just dropped 54 brand new tracks via his SoundCloud account. You'll find the Honolulu-based producer experimenting with the sounds, some of which you'll notice more of a pop flair to them than others and best of all, they're all free to download. Stream "Beyonce" below and to hear some of our favorite records visit: MR CARMACK RELEASES 54 NEW SONGS VIA SOUNDCLOUD
3. FAB LEVELS UP WITH A BOOGIE
If you have not heard of A Boogie yet, it is time to get familiar. The Highbridge (Bronx) native is the next big thing to come out of New York and this was only helped when the Brooklyn OG, Fabolous, co-signed him. This summer Fab has shown a deliberate effort to push up-and-coming New York artists and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is the latest artists. For over a week Fab teased his Instagram followers with a remix of A Boogie's hit "My Sh*t." Even A Boogie reposted the clip of Fab rapping over his beat. Well at midnight Fab finally released his version on SoundCloud! Give it a listen below and be sure to be on the lookout for Summertime Shootout 2: The Level Up.
2. COLDPLAY BACK ON TOUR
Coldplay opened the North American leg of their worldwide A Head Full of Dreams our this Saturday, July 16, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The stadium there was doused in bright lights, balloons, and confetti as Coldplay performed. The central theme of the tour is global inclusion and positivity. The vibe is felt by concert-goers as soon as the enter the stadium – they’re gifted with LED wristbands and a button emblazoned with the word “Love.” The show opener, Alessia Cara, performed selections from her debut album, Know It All. Cara played fan favorites such as “Wild Things” and “Seventeen,” and her soulful vocals were not lost on the enthusiastic crowd. Cara performed in New Jersey at iPlay America close to a year ago, and the Coldplay tour is obviously a big step in the right direction for the young artist. There is currently no DC date, but keep your eyes peeled for any updates. For the full story visit: COLDPLAY LAUNCHES FAREWELL TOUR
1. NO SHOPPING FOR JOE BUDDEN
In his latest featured track, "No Shopping," Grammy awarding winning artist, Drake, is supposedly addressing Joe Budden. On the other hand, someone close to the matter says otherwise. This all comes from a statement from the song's other artist French Montana. Montana says he does not think, he said, "I know for a fact," they were not thinking about Budden. Regardless the track has some lines that fit Joe Budden. Drake starts his verse with "pump, pump, pump it up" --- thought to be a reference to Budden's '03 hit "Pump It Up." The song goes on to say "I'm not a one-hit wonder, they know all my stuff," amongst other things. When a snippet of this song released Budden pumped out back-to-back diss records aimed at Drake and it was thought Drake would respond with this track when its full version released. That day is today. Nonetheless, even if it is not a diss, Budden felt the need to respond again. This time the track is called, "Afraid," sampling a Drake song. This whole thing is getting good. This is all aside from the fact that Bad Boy Records artist, French Montana, had Drake featured on the track when at the beginning of the summer Drake presumingly dissed Bad Boy Records front man P. Diddy. This is getting really good.