Kendrick Lamar’s Best Songs For The Ladies, Ranked

Day 1: Kendrick Lamar, Kelala, Vince Staples Tear Down The FYF Fest

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To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city, @Okayplayer ranks the best tunes he made for the ladies.

Rap, in its nature, is rough around the edges, hardcore, gritty and grimy. It reflects the true nature of man, woman and child, unflinchingly, and doesn’t shy away from the tough-to-mention parts. Kendrick Lamar, like his predecessors before him, is a griot in every sense of the word. Able to suspend our attention, drive it towards the ills of the world and hold up a mirror at ourselves — we feel what he feels. Whether it is a real distrust in the American system or close friends and family (see: “Cut You Off”) — Kendrick is anxious, yet on the fence about subjects such as honor, trust and respect. Continue reading

Dreezy, 6LACK, & Kodak Black “Spar” w/ Donald Trump on New Single

Dreezy Releases "Spar" With Kodak Black and 6LACK

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Dreezy gets political on her new single

Eminem isn’t the only rapper who has officially joined the resistance. On Monday, Chicago rapper Dreezy dropped her new single “Spar,” which features Kodak Black and 6LACK.  

On the track, the three artists go straight at President Donald Trump.

WATCH: 6LACK’s Effortlessly Smooth Cover of Erykah Badu’s Classic “On & On”

Dreezy’s verse is particularly potent and topical:   Continue reading

E.M.M.A pays tribute to Encarta ‘95 on new 12″, ‘Mindmaze / Pumpkin Emoji’

Listen to the infectious ‘Mindmaze’ now.

E.M.M.A announces a new 12″ for Coyote Records.

Out November 10, ‘Mindmaze / Pumpkin Emoji’ marks the UK producer’s return to the south London imprint, having first provided a remix on Spokes’ Green Eyes EP for Coyote in 2015.

Originally created as a special for Mumdance on Rinse FM, E.M.M.A describes ‘Mindmaze’ as “medieval funky.” Poking fun at the club, the track samples Windows ’95-era melodies to pay homage to the long-forgotten relic that is the Encarta ‘95 CD-ROM. Continue reading

People Are Now Renting Grounded Private Jets for Instagram Photo Shoots

Inspired by popular Instagram accounts like ‘Rich Kids of Instagram’ or ‘Luxury Kids of Instagram’, as well as social media stars like Gianluca Vachi and Dan Bilzerian, people who can’t actually afford to fly on private jets are renting them on the ground for professional photo shoots, just so they can post their own lavish lifestyle photos on Instagram.

Just because you don’t have tens of thousands of dollars to spend on renting a private jet doesn’t mean that you can’t make your social media friends turn green with envy. With just a few hundred dollars, you can actually rent a luxurious Gulfstream G650 aircraft for a couple of hours and have a team of professional photographers and makeup artists create the illusion that you are actually living a life of luxury. You can then post the photos on Instagram and sit back as your friends and fans drool over them. Continue reading

Príncipe Discos announces debut album from DJ Lycox, Sonhos & Pesadelos

The latest release from the Lisbon label.

Príncipe Discos is set to release the debut album from Paris-based producer DJ Lycox.

Out November 17, Sonhos & Pesadelos stays true to the label’s “original kuduro backbone,” while “organizing new forms, song structures and even artificial life.”

Check out the first track ‘Solteiro’ – a dreamy, new age-leaning trip – below and pre-order the album from Bandcamp now. Continue reading