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VMAs Won’t Be Held At Barclays Center After All

MTV's annual Video Music Awards are set to take place later this month. The Governor Cuomo-approved plan was to have them at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, with little or no audience present and live performances around various New York City locations. But now, perhaps unsurprisingly, Page Six reports that the … More »
Tags: Music, News, New York City, Brooklyn, Mtv, Cuomo, Keke Palmer, Barclays Center, Page Six, MTV Video Music Awards

Mayhem & Reckonize Real – “City Rises Up” Ft. Skyzoo & Treva Holmes (Video)

Boston bred rhyme vet Mayhem (of EMS) & buzzing Queens, NY producer Reckonize Real drop the video treatment for the Dions Cartoons animated “City Rises Up” featuring Brooklyn wordsmith Skyzoo & Boston R&B crooner Treva Holmes. The single can be found on Mayhem & Reckonize Real’s “Audio Murals” album featuring Skyzoo, Rapper Big Pooh & more available on all streaming platforms !
Tags: Videos, Boston, Brooklyn, Jazz, EMS, Skyzoo, Mayhem, Reckonize Real, Treva Holmes

VMAs Announce First Best Alternative Nominees In 22 Years

MTV is having its annual Video Music Awards show next month, and it's set to be the first awards show that'll air live since the pandemic started. The show is going to broadcast from Brooklyn's Barclays Center, with performances around various New York locations and social-distancing measures in place. It'll be weird! But it always … More »
Tags: Music, New York, News, Brooklyn, Mtv, Barclays Center, MTV Video Music Awards

Ela Minus – “Megapunk”

Back in April, the Colombian-born/Brooklyn-based electronic musician Ela Minus shared an excellent new single called “they told us it was hard, but they were wrong." (It ranked amongst our favorite songs that week.) A shadowy dance track with a defiant mantra as its chorus, the song had an eerie, prescient bit … More »
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Ela Minus

Medhane Denies Sexual Assault Allegation

The Brooklyn rapper Medhane has shared a message on Twitter denying sexual assault allegations circulating online. As Brooklyn Vegan points out, Monday compiled archived social media posts documenting the accusations against Medhane, as well as messages from his musical collaborators MIKE … More »
Tags: Music, News, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Vegan, Mike, Mavi, Medhane

Lisel – “Night And Day”

Last year, Eliza Bagg -- of the Brooklyn indie-poppers Pavo Pavo -- released her debut album as Lisel, the impressive Angels On The Slope. Earlier this year, she released a new 7" that was a team-up with Angel Olsen associate Ben Babbitt, and today she's announcing another new 7". More »
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Angel Olsen, Eliza Bagg, Jarvis Taveniere, Ben Babbitt, Lisel

Kingdom Announces New Album Neurofire

For more than a decade, the producer Kingdom has been an important force on the forward-thinking dance-music underground. Kingdom, who started out in Brooklyn and who is now based in Los Angeles, draws on lots of older styles -- house, techno, UK garage, R&B, disco -- but it recombines them into sharp, fascinating shapes. His … More »
Tags: Music, UK, News, Kingdom, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Tiara Thomas, LUVK

Stream Pop Smoke’s Deluxe Album With 15 New Tracks

Had he not been murdered in February, today would have been ascendant Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke's 21st birthday. Those managing his legacy have chosen the occasion to release a deluxe version of his posthumous debut album Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon featuring 15 previously unreleased tracks. More »
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Pop Smoke

Ms.Elle – “Culture”

Ms.Elle‘s new release of “Culture” embodies the 90’s hip-hop culture of New York City. After years of living in Brooklyn, Ms.Elle and Harlem producer, Stone Cruz, team up to empower cultural diversity in the midst of the 2020 Black Lives Matter movement. 
Tags: New York City, Brooklyn, Jazz, Elle, Harlem, Singles, Ms.Elle, Stone Cruz

Stream Oddisee’s Gorgeous Surprise New EP Odd Cure

The consistently great Brooklyn-via-Maryland rapper and producer Oddisee has been a bit quiet lately; he hasn't released an album since his underrated 2017 joint The Iceberg. Today, though, Oddisee has returned with Odd Cure, a new EP recorded under quarantine and released without warning. More »
Tags: Music, Maryland, Brooklyn, Oddisee, Iceberg Today

Eddie Gale, jazz trumpeter and Blue Note star, dies aged 78

Gale died of prostate cancer at his home in California, following an illustrious career playing with John Coltrane, Sun Ra and moreEddie Gale, the free jazz trumpeter with two celebrated albums on the Blue Note label, has died aged 78. His wife confirmed to the New York Times that he died at his home in California on 10 July, from prostate cancer.Born in Brooklyn in 1941, Gale’s music career started when he played bugle for his cub scout brigade. He grew up surrounded by jazz. “People like Jacki...
Tags: Music, California, US news, Culture, Brooklyn, New York Times, Jazz, Gale, Ocean Avenue, Bud Powell, Randy Weston, Lester Young, Eddie Gale, Jazz Times, John Coltrane Sun Ra, Jackie McLean Max Roach Sonny Rollins Cecil Payne

Jasmine J Walker – “Believe” (Album)

Since releasing her self titled hit video, “Believe” back in April, Brooklyn native Jasmine J Walker has been on our radar! She is not only a rapper, singer, and songwriter but also an author. Stream her full length album, “Believe”, on all platforms as she creatively depicts her life’s journey but also tackles social issues including domestic violence and child abandonment that are oftentimes overlooked and undertold.
Tags: Albums, Brooklyn, Jazz, Jasmine J Walker

Talib Kweli Says Madlib-Produced Black Star Reunion Won’t Come Out, Announces New Patreon-Funded Album

22 years, the young Brooklyn rappers Talib Kweli and Mos Def (now Yasiin Bey) teamed up to release the classic debut album Mos Def And Talib Kweli Are Black Star. They still haven't followed it up. In recent years, Kweli and Bey have been working as a team again; they did More »
Tags: Music, News, Brooklyn, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Black Star, Yasiin Bey, Bey, Kweli, Madlib Produced Black Star Reunion

Yeasayer Are No Longer Suing The Weeknd For Copyright Infringement

Earlier this year, the members of the defunct Brooklyn indie band Yeasayer filed a lawsuit against Kendrick Lamar and the Weeknd for copyright infringement. Yeasayer claimed that Kendrick and the Weeknd's "Pray For Me," a song from Kendrick's 2018 Black Panther soundtrack, took elements from "Sunrise," a song from … More »
Tags: Music, News, Brooklyn, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Yeasayer, Black Panther, Kendrick

Pop Smoke: five arrested in connection with Brooklyn rapper's killing

Los Angeles police charge two men with murder after rapper was shot dead during a home invasion in Hollywood in FebruaryFive people have been arrested in connection with the death of Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke. The 20-year-old artist, born Bashar Jackson, was shot dead in a suspected robbery that took place in a rented apartment in Hollywood, California, on 19 February.Los Angeles Police Department said it had arrested three adult males and two minors. Corey Walker, 19, and Keandre Rodgers, 18, h...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Los Angeles, US news, Rap, Culture, Brooklyn, Hip-hop, US crime, Hollywood California, Bashar Jackson, February Los Angeles Police Department, Corey Walker, Keandre Rodgers, Jaquan Murphy

5 Arrested In Connection With Pop Smoke’s Murder: Report

Rising Brooklyn rap star Pop Smoke, born Bashar Jackson, was killed in Los Angeles this past February at the age of 20, less than two weeks after his stellar Meet The Woo 2 mixtape dropped. Now, just days after the release his posthumous album Shoot For The Stars Aim … More »
Tags: Music, News, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Pop Smoke, Bashar Jackson

The Crushing Finality Of Pop Smoke’s Posthumous Album

It sounded like rupture. It sounded like chaos and disorder. It sounded like the earth opening up and swallowing you. This was the power of Pop Smoke's music when it first hit mass consciousness outside the greater New York area, something that happened maybe a year ago. Pop Smoke wasn't the first Brooklyn drill artist; … More »
Tags: Music, New York, Brooklyn, 50 Cent, Status Ain't Hood, Fabolous, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Shoreline Mafia, Saweetie, Akai Solo, Pop Smoke

Standing On The Corner – “G-E-T-O-U-T!! The Ghetto”

In the past couple years, the amorphous, genre-imploding Brooklyn collective Standing On The Corner have gained more notoriety thanks to some pretty big collaborations. They had a hand in albums like Earl Sweatshirt's Some Rap Songs, Solange's When I Get Home, and Danny Brown's uknowhatimsayin¿. But they'd already garnered a fair bit of acclaim for … More »
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Solange, Corner, Danny Brown, Standing on the Corner

Stream AKAI SOLO’s New Album Eleventh Wind

In recent months, the Brooklyn rapper AKAI SOLO has jumped to the forefront of a murky, contemplative lo-fi rap underground. He's a thoughtful, poetic lyricist with a strong ear for the kinds of fluttery, free-floating beats that fit his style best, and he's also relentlessly prolific. Last year, he and Pink Siifu teamed up for … More »
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Akai, Pink Siifu, Akai Solo

Cxld – “Quarantine” EP

Brooklyn’s very own Cxld drops his new EP, “Quarantine”. A 5-track project telling a story of a man with a free soul expressing all of his emotions through the love found within. 
Tags: Albums, Brooklyn, Jazz, Cxld

Stream Peel Dream Magazine’s Surprise Moral Panics EP

Earlier this year, the Brooklyn group Peel Dream Magazine released their sophomore album Agitprop Alterna. Anchored by immediately memorable tracks like the surging haze of "Pill" or the infectious and warped krautrock pop of "Emotional Devotion Creator," it ranked as one of our favorite albums of the year so … More »
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Stream Pop Smoke’s Posthumous Debut Album Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon

The idea of a posthumous debut album sounds like a bad joke, but that's what Pop Smoke has just released. Pop Smoke, the 20-year-old Brooklyn drill phenom, had just released Meet The Woo 2, his second mixtape, when he was murdered in Los Angeles earlier this year. At the time, Pop … More »
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Pop Smoke

That Healing Jazz Thing on a Porch in Brooklyn

For 82 days straight, a diverse group of musicians found their way to a stoop in Flatbush, and everybody followed the sax player. (It was his house.)
Tags: News, Brooklyn, Jazz, Ny, Flatbush, Lounge Lizards, Flatbush (Brooklyn, JAzz Passengers

Mr Muthafuckin’ eXquire – “Black Mirror” (Prod. Madlib)

It's been a minute since we checked in with Brooklyn rapper Mr. Mothafuckin' eXquire, but hopping on a new Madlib beat is cause for attention. "Black Mirror," eXquire's new Madlib-produced track out today, is as sun-baked and trippy as you'd hope, with bars that hit with steadiness and agility. It's full of vivid and sometimes … More »
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Black Mirror, Madlib, Muthafuckin, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Mothafuckin

Virgil Abloh’s Butt-Ugly Pop Smoke Album Cover Will Be Changed After Fan Complaints

Right now, Pop Smoke might be the biggest star in New York rap, even though he's no longer with us. This past February, only 12 days after he released his Meet The Woo 2 mixtape, the Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke was murdered in Los Angeles at the age of 20. Pop … More »
Tags: Music, New York, News, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Virgil Abloh, Pop Smoke

New York Gov. Cuomo Approves VMAs At Barclays Center With “Limited Or No Audience”

Last month, we found out that MTV was looking into the possibility of holding their 36th annual Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn later this summer. Today, that plan has taken a step toward reality. In a press conference on Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that MTV has … More »
Tags: Music, News, Brooklyn, Mtv, Andrew Cuomo, Barclays Center, Barclays Center With, MTV Video Music Awards, New York Gov Cuomo Approves VMAs

The Beastie Boys & Rick Rubin Reunite and Revisit Their Formative Time Together in 1980s NYC

The Beastie Boys’ record-shattering Licensed to Ill is thirty-four years old. This fact might mean nothing to you, or it might mean that you are thirty-four years older than the moment the album came out in November of 1986, and suburban parents around the country, maybe even your parents, freaked out in unison. The album was a stroke of genius from producer Rick Rubin, delivering hip-hop safe for white kids while also giving them permission to be as obnoxious as possible. Ostensibly a r...
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Oceanator – “A Crack In The World”

Brooklyn-based musician Elise Okusami has announced Things I Never Said, her debut album as Oceanator. The album was originally supposed to come out on Tiny Engines a few months ago, but after the label came under fire last year, it's now being released this summer via Okusami's own Plastic Miracles imprint. And today, … More »
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Elise Okusami, Oceanator, Okusami

Widowspeak – “Money”

Brooklyn indie veterans Widowspeak reminded us how beautiful their country-tinged dream-pop can be when they returned last month with "Breadwinner," their first new song in three years. As you might expect, it turns out that song was our first taste of a new album dropping this year. It's called Plum, it's out at … More »
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Widowspeak

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – “Lagoon”

Experimental musician Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith just released her new album The Mosaic Of Transformation. But she's also been giving us non-album tracks like the Amazon Original single "Becoming Ferromagnetic" and now "Lagoon," a contribution to Brooklyn label Mexican Summer's new Looking Glass series. Looking Glass has already featured songs … More »
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

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