Tru Story QME – “Trenchez” (Video)

North Carolina’s Tru Story continues to trailblaze with a path to the top with new hits like his new video, “Trenchez”. Featuring BStreetz and ThaGreat, Tru Story gets it from the mud and works off a few packs to get the bag in the new visual. Gritty, in the streets, southern and bi-coastal, Tru Story showcases his abilities to find range on any subject matter and craft a hit. No matter the weather, he is gonna shine as he proves he is one of the next generation’s hottest new artists. Available...
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Ellis Marsalis Jr., Jazz Pianist and Patriarch of a Musical Family, Dies at 85

A musician and educator, he succumbed to complications from the coronavirus.
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"A few days into Italy’s lockdown, people across the country sang and played music from their balconies as they came together to say 'Everything will be alright' (Andrà tutto bene)."

"Three weeks on, the singing has stopped and social unrest is mounting as a significant part of the population, especially in the poorer south, realise that everything is not all right. 'They are no longer singing or dancing on the balconies,' said Salvatore Melluso, a priest at Caritas Diocesana di Napoli, a church-run charity in Naples. 'Now people are more afraid – not so much of the virus, but of poverty. Many are out of work and hungry. There are now long queues at food banks.'"The Guardian...
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Ellis Marsalis (1934-2020)

I just learned of the passing of Ellis Marsalis, Jr., the great pianist and teacher. There will be many greater eulogies and histories across the internet, so I just want to tell one story. I got my MM from the University if New Orleans when Ellis taught there. He conducted the Concert Jazz Orchestra and was on my graduate committee. The jazz orchestra took a trip to Salvador, Bahia, Brazil right as I was graduating, and I was the de facto road manager for the band as part of my assistantship. T...
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Watch Vundabar Cover Songs: Ohia’s “Farewell Transmission”

Vundabar just released their new album Either Light. They, like every other touring band, had to postpone a whole bunch of upcoming dates. But they're making the best of it by sharing a cover of Songs: Ohia's 2003 The Magnolia Electric Co. album opener "Farewell Transmission." … More »
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Fiona Apple’s New Album Fetch The Bolt Cutters Is Out In 2 Weeks

Last month, Fiona Apple announced that her fifth album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2012's The Idler Wheel…, was done. A week later, in an extensive New Yorker profile, we learned that it would be called Fetch The Bolt Cutters. Yesterday, Fiona Apple teased that she was going to release the album "More »
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Tha Vengian – “Love, Thy Idol: A Hunt For Earl Sweatshirt” EP

“Love, Thy Idol: A Hunt For Earl Sweatshirt”, new EP by Tha Vengian out of Canada serving as a dedication to one of his favorite artists. Front to back, this project consists of clever lines and a variety of Hip-Hop driven production from producers around the globe.
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Christopher Marciano – “Discussion” (Video)

Based in Orlando, Florida, rising underground artist Christopher Marciano drops his latest single/video titled “Discussion“.  Follow him on Instagram @MarcianoMusic.
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LYSA & NATURAL – “Elevate”

STR8 Prophet Music is proud to bring you the first release from this intriguing duo, LYSA & NATURAL. “ELEVATE” is a Hip Hop/Soul song whose themes include education, self confidence and positive thinking. The vibe of the song is in the same lane as Nas’ “I Can.” This song was made for your listening pleasure as it evokes critical thought, however, that does not mean you cannot nod your head to it. It is a soulful, inspirational and downright funky song.
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RETROSPECT -“Retrospect” (Video)

Minneapolis-based alternative hip-hop duo Retrospect ( In/Sight and SCIARK) drops their latest official streaming video titled “Retrospect“.  Follow them on Instagram @retrospecthiphop. This dynamic dyad ooze artistry, incorporating a plethora of elements outside the standard realms of rap and hip-hop in stark contrast of typical norms.  Atypical, yet not out of sync with today’s alternative hip-hop landscape, Retrospect aligns heavily with front runners such as Run the Jewels and Denzel Curr...
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Too much streaming music to choose from? Live Nation creates a one-stop hub

As the coronavirus pandemic put a swift halt to live events around the world, fans have turned to streaming in order to satisfy their urge for performed music. The thing is, there’s so much of it to choose from it can be overwhelming. Southern California events promoter Live Nation has made navigating all of the entertainment options a bit easier with the launch of its Live From Home virtual hub at Related Articles Alien Ant Farm, Riverside’s Pack...
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Fountains Of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger Dead From Coronavirus

Adam Schlesinger, the longtime Fountains Of Wayne frontman who also composed countless ridiculously catchy songs for movies and TV, has died of complications from coronavirus. Variety reports that he passed away Wednesday morning after being hospitalized with COVID-19 and put on a ventilator last week. He was only 52. More »
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Classical Music Is Thriving As We Quarantine Ourselves

Locked out of the concert hall because of global coronavirus concerns, endangered in physical and financial terms, classical music is fighting to survive and finding more paths than ever to listeners. Part of this phenomenon is that we’re quite literally a captive audience. But another part is the odd compatibility between classical music and digital media. – Washington Post
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QüeDavinciYO – “YE$ i DO” (Video)

Up and coming Hip Hop artist QüeDavinciYO releases his new video titled “YE$ i DO“.  Follow him on Twitter @QueDavinciYO.
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Madchild – “Lemons” (Video)

Canadian veteran Madchild begins the roll-out of his upcoming album Mad World with the lead single “Lemons”.
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Stevie Stone – “Dope Sick” (Video)

Stevie Stone unveils the 2nd music video off his upcoming album Black Lion with the charismatic “Dope Sick”.
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‘Joy in the Grief’: Musicians Are Making Art in a Pandemic

With performances on hold because of the coronavirus, what are artists like Barbra Streisand and Michael Tilson Thomas working on at home?
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QüeDavinciYO – “creationOfperfection” EP

Hip Hop artist QüeDavinciYO releases his debut 5-track EP titled “creationOfperfection“.  Follow him on Twitter @QueDavinciYO.
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Katie Dey – “Taxi Ride” (Tori Amos Cover)

A couple years ago, Katie Dey went on a spree of posting some really great covers of songs by artists like Blonde Redhead, Portishead, the Notwist, and more. She's done a lot since then: released a whole new album of her own, last year's solipsisters, and worked … More »
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We’ve Got A File On You: Thundercat

At the end of the week, Stephen Bruner will release his latest album as Thundercat, It Is What It Is. He's once again crafted an LP that, at times, feels like one long continuous piece -- a 43-minute liquefied opus that exists in some unknown territory crossroads between soul, jazz, funk, and electronic. More »
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Nick Thorburn Says He’s Working On Three New Islands Albums, Performs Two New Songs On The Best Show

Nick Thorburn was a guest on the most recent episode of The Best Show, which is still rolling along for now despite the pandemic. Host Tom Scharpling apparently drove in his car to meet up with Thorburn and threw a ("sanitized") microphone cable out the window to him so they could stay a safe distance … More »
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Troye Sivan – “Take Yourself Home”

It's been two years since Troye Sivan's last album, Bloom, but the Australian pop star has kept busy in that time, mostly playing back-up to Charli XCX on her Charli tracks "2099" and "1999." He also had a role in the film Boy Erased, for which he collaborated on … More »
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The Music Schools That Were Quite Prepared For Distance Learning

Unlike so many other institutions, the major music schools of America were uniquely prepared to make the transition to online instruction. The fact is, they’ve been preparing for it for years by enhancing and expanding their Wi-Fi capabilities, installing and becoming adept at the use of multiple learning and communication platforms, developing and honing online teaching skills, all while working with a student body that is totally comfortable with the relationship between education and ...
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Catch a Vibe to J. Hutton’s Undeniable Groove, “Pink Couch”

An NY-based talent making his DopeHouse debut.
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Westside Gunn Reveals ‘Pray For Paris’ Tracklist

With contributions from Alchemist, Freddie Gibbs, Roc Marciano, Wale, and more.
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