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Mogli the Iceburg Ft. Nate Rose & Vic Sage – “Tread Lightly”

Originally coming on the scene back in 2015, Nashville recording artist Mogli the Iceburg has been steadily growing in the underground with noteworthy mentions like, “Back Then”, “Fallin”, and “15 Minutes”. With the spotlight on him, the rising star grabs up a few fellow rhyme slayers Nate Rose and Vic Sage for his latest single, “Tread Lightly”. Dark production, slick wordplay, and great chemistry among the three. Things get competitive on the track as the lyricists raise the bar for bar t...
Tags: Tennessee, Jazz, Nashville, Singles, Instagram Twitter Facebook, Mogli, Iceburg, Tread Lightly, Let's Talk About Our Feelings, Mogli the Iceburg, Nate Rose, Nate Rose LLC, Vic Sage, Soundcloud Tread Lightly, Spotify Follow Mogli


Jade River – “Full Circle” EP

Fresh off the momentum of his “A New Suspiria” project with Myka 9 and preparing for his 2019 releases with long time musical collaborator Ariano, Jade River brings us a surprise 3 song EP, “Full Circle“.
Tags: Jazz, Albums/Mixtapes, Myka, Jade River, Ariano Jade River


New Video: City Girls Feat. Cardi B “Twerk (Remix)”

The City Girls and Cardi B connected on the strip club anthem “Twerk,” off last year’s Girl Code album. The Miami duo and the Bardi Gang leader decide to show off their assets in the official music video for the remix. As City Girls member JT continues to finish her prison sentence before being released later this year, Yung Miami holds it down with a tantalizing visual filled to the brim with strippers and curvaceous women on the beach shaking in the sand. Covered in body paint, Yung Miami a...
Tags: Videos, Florida, Jazz, Miami, Cardi B, Cardi, Twerk, City Girls, Bardi Gang, Yung Miami, Cardi B Lil Baby


Gorilla Voltage – Gods & Claws (Album Review)

Gorilla Voltage is a hip hop duo from San Jose, California consisting of Mr. Grey & ClocworC. They originally came up as The Damn Dirty Apes in 2015 & released their self-titled debut that same year, but changed their name after signing to Majik Ninja Entertainment on Christmas Day that following year. Their sophomore album Ape-X was released a couple months later & now to kick off 2019, they’re delivering their 3rd full-length album. The album kicks off with “Handful of Matches”, which talks a...
Tags: Reviews, Jazz, San Jose California, Kung Fu Vampire, Gorilla Voltage


Future Performs “Crushed Up” on ‘The Late Show’

Future’s new album The WIZRD is out now and available everywhere. Just hours before leading up to its release, the Freebandz star appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday (Jan. 18). Serving as musical guest, Future performed the song “Crushed Up.” Backed by a guitarist, huge graphics projected on two screens and a snowy stage setup, watch the performance below. The WIZRD features appearances by Travis Scott (“First Off”), Young Thug and Gunna (“Unicorn Purp”). Continue after...
Tags: Television, Stephen Colbert, Future, Jazz, Travis Scott, Performances, Gunna


New Video: DOM Kennedy Feat. Jay 305 “Late Night aka Incomparable”

DOM Kennedy heads down to Atlanta for some southern hospitality in the video, “Late Night aka Incomparable.” Off last year’s Volume Two project, DOM and OpM’s Jay 305 cruise through the ATL in a Maserati, looking for some good food and women. The pair eventually kick back at a local waffle house, before taking things back to the hotel with some girls in tow. Watch below. Continue after the jump…. Previously: DOM Kennedy Feat. Ray Wright – “Christopher Columbus” (Video) DOM Kennedy – V...
Tags: Videos, Atlanta, Jazz, Jay, Kennedy, Opm, Maserati, Brenda, ATL, Ray Wright, Dom Kennedy, Jay 305, Kennedy Cozz, Late Night aka Incomparable, DOM Kennedy Feat Jay, DOM Kennedy Feat


New Music: Elle Varner Feat. Wale “Pour Me”

Elle Varner has laid low since putting out the song “Casanova” and “Loving U Blind” last year. The R&B singer appears ready to kick things into overdrive, returning with her new single “Pour Me.” The soulful cut pairs Varner with Wale, who previously worked together on “Rover” in 2013. Fans can catch Verner performing her new record on the ‘NYLA’ tour with Marsha Ambrosius, running from Jan. 27 – Mar. 17. Stream “Pour Me” below. Continue after the jump…. New Music: Elle Varner Feat. Wale...
Tags: Jazz, New Music, Marsha Ambrosius, Wale, Casanova, Elle Varner, Nyla, Verner, Varner, Elle Varner Feat Wale, Loving U Blind


C-Black – “Unlimited Dreamer” (Album)

Rising New York based Hip Hop artist C-Black drops his new album titled “Unlimited Dreamer“. 
Tags: New York, Jazz, Albums/Mixtapes, C-Black


Cardi B, Post Malone, Janelle Monáe To Perform at 2019 GRAMMYs

The Recording Academy has announced the first round of performers ahead of the 61st annual Grammy Awards. Leading the way is Cardi B, who is nominated five times, including ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Song of the Year’ next month. Post Malone and Janelle Monáe, who are also nominated for ‘Album of the Year’ at the 2019 GRAMMMYs, are also set to take the stage. Camila Cabello, Dan + Shay, Shawn Mendes, and Kacey Musgraves make up the first group of performers revealed on Thursday morning (Jan. 17...
Tags: Kacey Musgraves, Los Angeles, Alicia Keys, Jazz, Cbs, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Staples Center, Music News, Janelle Monae, Cardi B, Post Malone, Malone, Recording Academy, Cardi, ET Continue


New Video: Ella Mai “Shot Clock”

Time is ticking in the music video Ella Mai’s “Shot Clock.” In support of the R&B singer’s self-titled debut album, the Colin Tilley-directed visual finds Mai encountering different men in various social and private scenes. From the basketball courts to a relaxing bubble bath, the U.K. songstress has no time for the run around in the stylish clip. The video comes ahead of the 2019 GRAMMY Awards, where Ella Mai is nominated for ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Best R&B Song’ for “Boo’d Up.” Watch “Sho...
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Chris Brown, MAI, Ella Mai, Colin Tilley, Ella Mai Feat Nicki Minaj Quavo, Ella Mai Ella Mai Album Stream Ella Mai, Ella Mai Steve Carell, Shot Clock


Album Stream: James Blake ‘Assume Form’

Dating back to the end of last year, rumors started circulating that a new James Blake album was coming in the near future. After teasing fans during that same time frame, the British singer drops his new studio effort Assume Form. Following 2016’s The Color In Anything, the singer/songwriter has been busy working with the likes of JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Travis Scott. Assume Form is 12 tracks, with contributions from Travis Scott, André 3000, ROSALÍA, Moses Sumney & Metro Boomin. The albu...
Tags: Albums, Jazz, Blake, James Blake, Jay Z Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott James Blake, Travis Scott André, Assume Form, Travis Scott Assume Form, James Blake Feat Travis Scott Metro Boomin


Malibu Ken – Self-titled (Album Review)

Malibu Ken is a new duo consisting of indietronica producer Tobacco out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania & legendary New York wordsmith Aesop Rock. They announced their formation late last year & after a few singles, they’re delivering their full-length debut with the help of Rhymesayers Entertainment. The album kicks off with “Corn Maze”, where Rock talks about privacy over an 8-bit sounding instrumental. The song “Tuesday” describes an average titular day over a druggy beat while the track “Sav...
Tags: Reviews, New York, Tobacco, Jazz, Gary, Aesop Rock, AES, Malibu Ken, Tobacco out of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Aesop Rock They


Mighty IV – “Platinum Plus” (Video)

While we live in times where Hip-Hop is evolving, and developing sub-categories within the genre, some of today’s youngest emerging rappers still honor, and are inspired by the golden era. 14-year-old emcee, Mighty IV, pays tremendous homage to one of the illest and most legendary emcees to ever grace the mic, Big L, of D.I.T.C. IV unleashes his latest visual spitting some of the most prolific and notable bars ever heard from a 14-year-old, and yes! he writes his own rhymes! Under the direc...
Tags: Videos, Hip Hop, Jazz, Travis Scott, Ran Reed, Mighty IV, Platinum Plus, Nick Wiz, Kendrick Lamar Joey


Brody Merlot x Mysterious – “Gladys LP” (Album)

New album by rising underground Hip Hop artist Brody Merlot titled “Gladys LP“, entirely produced by Mysterious.  Its a nostalgic project paying homage to the legendary studio in the N. College Hill area on Cincinnati, where the duo met and honed their skills along with many other notable emcees.  The album features Fenix 6, Deion, Janell, Reazon, YS and Queen Rein Supreme!  
Tags: Jazz, Mysterious, Cincinnati, Gladys, Albums/Mixtapes, Brody Merlot, N College Hill, Deion Janell Reazon


Newsclips – “Mumble Rappers Don’t Faze Me” Ft. Emad Saad

Rising Kansas City, Missouri based underground Hip Hop artist Newsclips releases his latest single titled “Mumble Rappers Don’t Faze Me” featuring Emad Saad. 
Tags: Jazz, Singles, Kansas City Missouri, Newsclips, Emad Saad


Q&A With Rising Colorado Based Hip Hop Artist Joseph Jordan

We want to thank you for dropping such a dope project recently “Weirdo”, please tell us who is Joseph Jordan? Where are you from? How did your Hip Hop brand come about? What does the name Joseph Jordan mean to you? First of all thank you for following up with this interview! So excited to finally tell the world a little bit about myself. My artist alias is “Joseph Jordan” my full name is Joseph Jordan Sedillo. I had been making music for years before finally settling on Joseph Jordan. Before th...
Tags: Colorado, Washington, Hip Hop, Eminem, Jazz, Denver, Lakewood, Q&A Interviews, Joseph Jordan, Facebook Twitter Instagram Reddit, Joseph Jordan Sedillo, Joe J, Eminem Tupac Biggie


How does one find? ... Live jazz in Rochester, NY, January 17-23

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your local jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat.... Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and...
Tags: Jazz, Rochester, Cornell, Amherst, Hanna, Radisson Hotel, Pittsford, Alan Murphy, Scott Bradlee, John Gabriel, Charley Brown, Party House, Cowtown, Henrietta, Jazz Around Town, Greg Bell


Album Stream: Future ‘The WIZRD’

Future starts the new year off right, with the release of his new album The WIZRD. The follow-up to 2017’s FUTURE and HNDRXX includes the singles “Crushed Up” and “Jumpin’ on a Jet.” A total of 20 tracks, The WIZRD features guest appearances by Travis Scott (“First Off”), Young Thug and Gunna (“Unicorn Purp”). The album comes one week after Future’s accompanying documentary of the same name premiered exclusively on Apple Music, with commentary from André 3000, Organized Noize’s Rico Wade (Fu...
Tags: Future, Albums, Jazz, Travis Scott, The WIZRD


Documentary: Jackie McLean

For New Yorkers of a certain age, Gil Noble is a familiar name. Noble died in 2012, but from 1968 to 1986, he was seen often as an anchor on WABC-TV's Eyewitness News and as host of Like It Is, a long-running WABC documentary series on black artists. On July 28, 1983, Noble interviewed alto saxophonist and childhood friend Jackie McLean. A special thanks to Milan Simich for sending along the link. Here's Noble's interview with McLean...          [Author: Marc Myers]
Tags: Jazz, McLean, Noble, WABC, Jackie McLean, Marc Myers, Milan Simich, Gil Noble


Ekko MC ft. CQ – “Where the Doh” (Video)

Coming all the way from the Land Downunder, Australia’s own Ekko MC links up with frequent collaborator CQ for the two’s latest hit, “Where the Doh”. Slick, electrifying, and catchy, Ekko MC delivers a stellar performance built on creativity and confidence. The first of more great new music to come from the rising star. Follow Ekko MC today for up-to-the-minute info on Twitter and Instagram. Watch “Where the Doh” above. Follow Ekko MC on Twitter: @ekkomc
Tags: Videos, Australia, Jazz, CQ, Ekko MC, Where the Doh


New Music: Ariana Grande “7 Rings”

Earlier this month, Ariana Grande was announced as one of the headliners for Coachella 2019, taking place in April. Weeks after the news and teasing fans on social media, the pop singer returns with her new single “7 Rings.” The female empowerment anthem was inspired by a shopping trip with friends following Grande’s breakup with then-fiancé Pete Davidson. During the retail therapy outing at Tiffany & Co., Grande bought her crew of girlfriends seven engagement rings. The record comes with an ...
Tags: Videos, Ariana Grande, Jazz, Ellen, Pete Davidson, New Music, Mac Miller, Rodgers Hammerstein, Grande, Ariana Grande Pete Davidson, 7 Rings, Tiffany Co Grande, Victoria Monet Njomza


Q&A With Talented Buffalo, NY Based Hip Hop Artist Lo Profile

We want to thank you for dropping such a dope project recently “A Lawnmower And A Gas Can”, please tell us who is Lo Profile? Where are you from? How did your Hip Hop brand come about? What does the name Lo Profile mean to you? Lo profile is just some humble guy from buffalo that Can finally see a way from up outta the storm cloud that’s over his city.  I’m from Buffalo, New York.  The brand came about talking with my cousin one day brainstorming about how we can change our lives and others for...
Tags: Jazz, Buffalo New York, Q&A Interviews, Mickey Factz, Lo Profile


Q&A With Rising Hip Hop Artist Jomi

We want to thank you for dropping such a dope project recently “SAMO”,  please tell us who is Jomi? Where are you from? How did your Hip Hop brand come about? What does the name Jomi mean to you? First and foremost I just want to thank UndergroundHipHopBlog for this interview and exposure on my project SAMO. My team at Dirty Laundry Records and I are honored and grateful for this opportunity. joMi is many things. It represents struggle and an innermost battle; not only with oneself, but with ou...
Tags: Social Media, Jazz, Pablo Picasso, Oakland California, Jean Michel Basquiat, Q&A Interviews, Kendrick Lamar J Cole, Jomi, Samo, Tracy California, East Side Oakland, Dirty Laundry Records, East 36th St Near Fruitvale International St, Tracy High School Dirty Laundry Records, Dirty Laundry Records LLC, G Cardona Nick Montalvo


New Music: LSD Feat. Lil’ Wayne “Genius (Remix)”

LSD is the group formed by Sia, Diplo, and Labrinth. Last year, the collective released the song “Genius,” serving as their first single. Ahead of their debut album later this year, LSD taps Lil’ Wayne for the official remix to “Genius.” With an opening guest verse from Weezy F. Baby, stream the track below. Continue after the jump…. Previously: LSD Feat. Sia, Diplo & Labrinth – “Genius” (Video)
Tags: Jazz, Sia, Diplo, Lil Wayne, Lsd, New Music, Wayne, Labrinth, Sia Diplo


AllRealThinkers- Snappin (Video)

Baltimore collective AllRealThinkers have returned with the visual for their new single, Snappin. A song aimed at highlighting their roles at the forefront of positivity in their notorious city. Check out the bars.    
Tags: Jazz, Baltimore


Perfect Album: Pettiford in Hi-Fi

Back in the 1940s and '50s, Oscar Pettiford was one of the finest jazz bassists and cellists in New York. In the mid-1950s, he formed a big band with top musicians and arrangers and recorded two albums for Creed Taylor's ABC-Paramount label. The albums were Oscar Pettiford Orchestra in Hi-Fi, Vol 1. and Vol. 2. The first was recorded in June 1956. The compositions and arrangements on each and every track remain spectacular. The first of the three sessions for Hi-Fi Vol. 1 was recorded on June ...
Tags: New York, Jazz, Tommy Flanagan, Falcon, Thompson, David Amram, Nica, Horace Silver, Marc Myers, Oscar Pettiford, Jimmy Cleveland, Gryce, Lucky Thompson, Creed Taylor, Osie Johnson, Danny Bank


New Music: YNW Melly Feat. Kanye West “Mixed Personalities”

Kanye West has become known for aligning himself with young rising artists over the past year, working with the likes of Lil’ Pump, 6ix9ine and the late XXXTENTACION. Florida rapper YNW Melly caught the attention of West last year, rumored to have been working in studio together. Melly, who caught national attention with the songs “Murder on My Mind” and “Virtual (Blue Balenciagas),” just released his new album WE ALL SHINE. Kanye West is featured on the project, who makes a guest appearance ...
Tags: Videos, Kanye West, West, Jazz, New Music, Melly, YNW Melly, Mixed Personalities, YNW Melly Feat Kanye West, XXXTENTACION Florida, Cole Bennett Continue


New Music: DJ Kay Slay Feat. Lil’ Wayne & Busta Rhymes “They Want My Blood”

The second Lil’ Wayne track of the day comes courtesy of DJ Kay Slay. Ahead of his upcoming Hip Hop Frontline LP, the Drama King enlists Weezy F. Baby and Busta Rhymes on the song “They Want My Blood.” “Having Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes on this record was like the clash of the titans for me,” says the veteran DJ. “Two elite lyricists on the mic displaying their talents, neither worried about making a hit record; but instead make a dope record that can be talked about for years. Legendary!” Du...
Tags: Jazz, Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes, New Music, Wayne, Dj Kay Slay, Montana Dave East Zoey Dollaz, DJ Kay Slay Feat Lil, DJ Kay Slay Ahead


New Music: Logic “Keanu Reeves”

Logic ended an already busy 2018 off with the release of his Logic – YSIV project. With the new year underway, the Def Jam MC returns with a new single title “Keanu Reeves.” Produced by long-time collaborator 6ix, the record is in pocket with Logic’s style fan have become accustomed to. A mid-tempo track with lyrical gems mixed in, stream Bobby Tarantino’s latest offering below. Continue after the jump…. New Music: Logic – “Keanu Reeves” Previously: Logic – YSIV (Album Stream) Logic – “...
Tags: Logic, Jazz, Keanu Reeves, New Music, Sinatra, Bobby Tarantino, Def Jam MC


A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Performs “Look Back at It” on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie made headlines this week as his Hoodie Szn sophomore album climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week. After sitting at No. 2 behind 21 Savage, the project became A Boogie’s first chart-topping album, moving 58,000 equivalent album units last week. Following that news, the Highbridge star appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday (Jan. 16). Making his late-night television debut, A Boogie performed the single “Look Back At It.” Watch below. Contin...
Tags: Television, Jazz, Seth Meyers, Late Night With Seth Meyers, Highbridge, Boogie, Bentley Bentayga, Performances, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Da Hoodie, Da Hoodie Feat Davido, Look Back at It



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