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TYLER THE CREATOR ANIMATED SERIES ON ADULT SWIM: Remember the animated series that Tyler and Lionel Boyce made a few yea...
05/11/2017

TYLER THE CREATOR ANIMATED SERIES ON ADULT SWIM: Remember the animated series that Tyler and Lionel Boyce made a few years ago? Well now its going to be airing on Adult Swim, along with an original score written by Tyler. With a premier looming this summer, theres a pretty cool trailer floating around on the internet somewhere. Do ya googles and give it a look!

KENDRICK ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM: Kendrick just dropped the artwork and track list for his new album named "DAMN."...and its...
04/11/2017

KENDRICK ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM: Kendrick just dropped the artwork and track list for his new album named "DAMN."...and its coming out on April 14th! Cant speak for you guys, but "Humble" get us hype for some more new Kendrick. So far the only features announced are Rihanna and U2.

There's a lot of mystery circling around Chance The Rapper's event #MCW2. Invites got sent out via an algorithm determin...
04/10/2017

There's a lot of mystery circling around Chance The Rapper's event #MCW2. Invites got sent out via an algorithm determining his top fans. Invitees started tweeting about the event hours before the listed start time, yet others claim that their phones were locked for the entire event. The most interesting part? Lucky fans in attendance were brought aboard buses and shipped off to mystery locations. Rumors are circulating that this entire experience might end up on Netflix at some point, and we are just waiting to have all our questions answered!

@joeybadass Dropped his new album "ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$" yesterday, which he described as strong, powerful music-almost...
04/08/2017

@joeybadass Dropped his new album "ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$" yesterday, which he described as strong, powerful music-almost like sonic vegetables, a break from the "candy" that he feels dominates the music industry now. Who got a chance to listen to the album all the way through? Share your thoughts 🙇

What do you guys think of @kodakblack new album 'Painting Pictures'?Sound off in the comments 👇
03/31/2017

What do you guys think of @kodakblack new album 'Painting Pictures'?
Sound off in the comments 👇

DOUBLE DOWN: Sh*t dawg, let us breathe! We haven't even finished digesting the album he dropped last week and it looks l...
02/22/2017

DOUBLE DOWN: Sh*t dawg, let us breathe! We haven't even finished digesting the album he dropped last week and it looks like we're about to add another Future album to our plates. Future has announced a new album titled "HNDRXX", it drops FRIDAY so get ready. He also hinted Rihanna and The Weeknd will be making appearances. F*ck it, I'm excited. #racketmusic

RAE SREMMURD TOP THE CHARTS: You know all those mannequin challenge videos taking over the Internet? Well they almost al...
11/17/2016

RAE SREMMURD TOP THE CHARTS: You know all those mannequin challenge videos taking over the Internet? Well they almost all have featured "Black Beatles, which has driven the rap duos hit song to dethrone "Closer" by The Chainsmokers. Even Paul McCartney did the mannequin challenge, which only fueled the fire.

TAYLOR SWIFT WITH THE HIP-HOP ALBUM? She got her start in country music as a teenager, but as she shifted into the main ...
11/17/2016

TAYLOR SWIFT WITH THE HIP-HOP ALBUM? She got her start in country music as a teenager, but as she shifted into the main stream, Taylor has grown into the pop genre. After releasing a remix of "Bad Blood" with Kendrick Lamar that killed it on the charts, it looks like she might be trying to delve a little deeper into the world of hip hop, with rumors surfacing that she might be working on an all hip-hop and R&B album. Personally, were finding that kind of hard to picture....how about you guys?

RiFF RAFF WOULD PERFORM FOR TRUMP: Riff RAff was asked by TMZ if he would perform for Donald Trumps inauguration. His re...
11/14/2016

RiFF RAFF WOULD PERFORM FOR TRUMP: Riff RAff was asked by TMZ if he would perform for Donald Trumps inauguration. His reply in short, was yes if the price was right. He thinks his performance would end racism forever, and is on board with Trump tax cuts.

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: We built a social music app! We wanted to make it super easy to share and discover music with your f...
11/14/2016

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: We built a social music app! We wanted to make it super easy to share and discover music with your friends, and now it's out on the App Store. Click the link in our bio, or search "Racket Music" on the App Store. Sign up and find your new favorite song today 🌊🙌🏼

STING PLAYS BATACLAN: One year ago, a Paris concert hall endured a terrorist attack the left 89 people dead and others w...
11/14/2016

STING PLAYS BATACLAN: One year ago, a Paris concert hall endured a terrorist attack the left 89 people dead and others wounded. The hall just reopened, and Sting was the first to play at the new Bataclan. A bunch of tickets were given away to victims families, and Sting made sure a somber moment of silence was observed before playing "Fragile", which happens to be the same song he played to open up his 9/11 show. #racketmusic

NEW TRIBE CALLED QUEST ALBUMS OUT: TRIBE dropped a much anticipated album, and its living up the hype. With Andre 3000, ...
11/13/2016

NEW TRIBE CALLED QUEST ALBUMS OUT: TRIBE dropped a much anticipated album, and its living up the hype. With Andre 3000, Busta Rhymes, and Kendrick Lamar making appearances along side the legends of the Tribe this album has a ton to offer. What are your initial reactions to the album? If you haven't listened, go check it out ASAP!

ScHoolboy Q ISNT MINCING WORDS: "you all f*cking know, Donald Trump is now the punk ass president". He went on to say th...
11/10/2016

ScHoolboy Q ISNT MINCING WORDS: "you all f*cking know, Donald Trump is now the punk ass president". He went on to say that he doesn't believe our votes count anymore, claiming that everywhere he has traveled he hasn't seen anyone talking about voting for Trump. Following this all up with a performance of "F*ck Donald Trump" , we think it's pretty clear how ScHoolboy feels about the events that took place on Tuesday.

NEW DETAILS ON UPCOMING "The xx" ALBUM: The xx dropped a new track on Spotify amidst rumors of new music, with a blank t...
11/08/2016

NEW DETAILS ON UPCOMING "The xx" ALBUM: The xx dropped a new track on Spotify amidst rumors of new music, with a blank title and artist name, as well as a white box for album art. The Internet detectives of Reddit dug deeper and found a new list of songs on The XX's Shazam, filed together under the title "I See You". Apparently two tracks have already been shazamed multiple times, titled "Hold On" and "Say Something Loving" which means that these songs have already begun to circulate. Well keep our ear to the ground for more details, pinky promise.

GO VOTE? Rapper Killer Mike recently took to Instagram to advise black voters this election. Mike says if they aren't of...
11/07/2016

GO VOTE? Rapper Killer Mike recently took to Instagram to advise black voters this election. Mike says if they aren't offering any improvements when it comes to jobs, marijuana legalization, police brutality, and black justice then his advice would be "Stay the f**k home. Get something or give NOTHING". The rapper campaigned earlier this year with millennial favorite Bernie Sanders and refuses to vote for either Trump or Hilary. He says a vote for either one of them is the same thing, wrong. Agree? Disagree?

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RZA AND SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES: RZA has a new release in his 36 chambers menswear line, and it's a devised vegan leather w...
11/05/2016

RZA AND SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES: RZA has a new release in his 36 chambers menswear line, and it's a devised vegan leather wallet, made from a sustainable textile made from pineapple leaves, called "Piñatree". RZA's veganism and distaste for the adverse affects that mass animal farming has on the environment is what inspired this creative piece. Real leather or alternative sources? What's your pick?

JAY-Z & BEYONCÉ PERFORM IN SUPPORT OF HILLARY CLINTON: Hova and Beyoncé brought along J Cole, Chance The Rapper, and Big...
11/05/2016

JAY-Z & BEYONCÉ PERFORM IN SUPPORT OF HILLARY CLINTON: Hova and Beyoncé brought along J Cole, Chance The Rapper, and Big Sean for a performance in which Jay spoke on his views on the upcoming election. He urges voters to support Hillary, explaining how he views Trumps approach as "Divisive", and that we are stronger together rather than being pulled apart by prejudices. Hillary Clinton has appeared on the Breakfast Club looking to gain support from the hip-hop community, and it looks like she got it with the backing of one of hip hops biggest power couples.

Alright guys, I want to take a minute to talk about something we have all most likely experienced at some point or anoth...
10/29/2016

Alright guys, I want to take a minute to talk about something we have all most likely experienced at some point or another. Depression. We've come to learn recently that millennial ICON, Kid Cudi, has checked himself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges, why that may not be surprising to many it's ultimately concerning and for the most part has been met with nothing but support from fans and non-fans alike. What's been alarming has been the response of some of musics most polarizing figures towards Cudder's condition. Sure most celebrities have been supportive but we've also seen absolute misuse of influential platforms from artists like Drake and now Lupe Fiasco. Lupe even took it so far to say Cudi "needs his ass beat". In a world as uncertain and crazy as ours is today I've found this to be a huge step in the wrong direction. People of the world need to know that it's okay to speak up when it comes to things regarding self harm, depression and mental health, they shouldn't be terrified to speak up due to a fear of what people will say in response. That will only lead those suffering further into their state and further out of reach. That's exactly where this is headed if artists with fan bases as large as Drake don't check their method. We need to show solidarity. I apologize for the long rant but this is something I felt needed to be said, not to mention Kid Cudi has been a healing component to many in their dark times, mine included. Love ya Cud @kidcudi !
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GORILLAZ ORIGIN STORY: Gorilla fans have been getting a look into the backstory of each different member lately, and tha...
10/29/2016

GORILLAZ ORIGIN STORY: Gorilla fans have been getting a look into the backstory of each different member lately, and that look into the origins has now culminated with the story of 2D. With a series of Instagram posts, Gorillaz revealed a tale of solitude and self discovery, complete with raves, wet t-shirt contests, and "strange-tasting brownies". With rumors of new music on the way, it looks like this is all part of a buildup to the return of Gorillaz.

OBAMA TALKS FAVORITE RAPPERS: Obama hit Sway in the Morning to talk about interests ranging from sports, music and polit...
10/28/2016

OBAMA TALKS FAVORITE RAPPERS: Obama hit Sway in the Morning to talk about interests ranging from sports, music and politics. When asked who his favorite rappers are, Obama mentioned names like Chance The Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Jay-Z and Kanye. He believes Kendrick and Chance are breaking new ground, and putting amazing work. He even invited Chance and Frank Ocean to his final State Dinner. It's always cool when the president of the United States gives props to your favorite artists.

MUST COP: The legendary Neo-Soul performer Erykah Badu has been quiet since releasing her last album "But You Caint Use ...
10/26/2016

MUST COP: The legendary Neo-Soul performer Erykah Badu has been quiet since releasing her last album "But You Caint Use My Phone" which honestly, we weren't huge on 😗. Lucky for us Pride Mother Badu has decided to do a VINYL re-issuing of her critically acclaimed first two albums "Baduizm" and "Mama's Gun"! These are a must cop people, if you aren't familiar with Mz Badu check out our favorite tracks and get on it!

Favorite Tracks: Otherside Of The Game, Next Lifetime, On & On, Didn't Cha Know

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VIRTUAL REALITY CONCERTS!? Boiler Room partnered up with VR company Inception to set up a virtual reality venue for arti...
10/26/2016

VIRTUAL REALITY CONCERTS!? Boiler Room partnered up with VR company Inception to set up a virtual reality venue for artists to perform to live audiences all over the world, while their fans can party it up right from their couches. Maybe we'll be saying goodbye to the days of waiting for your favorite act to come to town, or getting plane tickets to catch a big concert. Were super interested to see where this goes and how it may affect the music game as a whole. Novelty or game changer? Let us know what you think.

SHOUTOUT TO CURTIS MAYFIELD: The huge artist from the 60s and 70s has finally gotten a definitive biography. For an arti...
10/25/2016

SHOUTOUT TO CURTIS MAYFIELD: The huge artist from the 60s and 70s has finally gotten a definitive biography. For an artist comparable to names like James Brown and Marvin Gaye, the name Curtis Mayfield doesn't come up in pop culture nearly as often. Titled "Traveling Soul", the biography sheds light on his life as well as his legacy that deserves to be acknowledged. Check out some songs of his to familiarize yourself if you haven't already! Favorite Tracks: Superfly, Move On Up, Make Me Believe In You

TAME IMPALA SIDE PROJECT: the bands drummer, Julien Barbagallo has been working on his solo music, and is getting ready ...
10/25/2016

TAME IMPALA SIDE PROJECT: the bands drummer, Julien Barbagallo has been working on his solo music, and is getting ready to put out his second solo album called "Grand Chien". It's been 2 years since his first solo release "Amor de Lonh", and we would love to hear opinions on it from those who have been in the loop with Tame Impala. Keep an eye out, the new album is dropping October 28th!

RIP COMPLEX: If you thought those Complex Mag comment sections were already overrun with "J. Cole went platinum with no ...
10/25/2016

RIP COMPLEX: If you thought those Complex Mag comment sections were already overrun with "J. Cole went platinum with no features" memes and comments brace yourself, double platinum is coming! Two years since 2014 Forest Hills Drive dropped, the album has officially been certified as a DOUBLE PLATINUM record by the RIAA. Congrats Cole, you deserve it more than most!

Favorite Tracks: 2Face, Can I Holla At Ya, Back To The Topic, Land Of The Snakes

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The Chemical Brothers are releasing their entire discography on vinyl! If we have any Electric fans this is your chance ...
10/24/2016

The Chemical Brothers are releasing their entire discography on vinyl! If we have any Electric fans this is your chance to get your hands on a limited release of this dope collection. Pre-Orders are available now, so get on it before it's too late!

NEW DRAKE:  Drake is looking to go big for his 30th year, and has announced his next major project, titled "More Life". ...
10/24/2016

NEW DRAKE: Drake is looking to go big for his 30th year, and has announced his next major project, titled "More Life". He's already dropped a couple new songs, as well as debuted some new music from Roy Woods, P Reign, and Popcaan. Drake wants to separate this new project from the conventional albums and mix tapes that we are used to by creating what he calls "a soundtrack to your life".

ASAP Rocky keeps dropping teasers for his upcoming project "Cozy Tapes vol. 1". This time it's in the form of a short fi...
10/23/2016

ASAP Rocky keeps dropping teasers for his upcoming project "Cozy Tapes vol. 1". This time it's in the form of a short film, featuring the tracks "Money Man", and "Put That on My Set". With ASAP Rockys new partnership with MTV, he may have an even larger platform then ever to push his music through, and more creatives surrounding him to help develop concepts for new projects. This one is definitely looking dope!

Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian. Rumors were just confirmed that he would be cast in a film about Han Solo, depicting ...
10/23/2016

Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian. Rumors were just confirmed that he would be cast in a film about Han Solo, depicting his rise through the star-wars galaxy underworld. Based off his performances in "Atlanta" and "Community" , he seems to be a good fit for the role. Most importantly we're already geeking out over new Star Wars!

Eric B and Rakim are BACK! The legendary rap duo responsible for Paid in Full and Don't Sweat The Technique are planning...
10/22/2016

Eric B and Rakim are BACK! The legendary rap duo responsible for Paid in Full and Don't Sweat The Technique are planning a reunion tour. This headline got us hyped over here, so we will definitely be keeping you up to date as more details emerged. Go cop yourself some Gold rope chains and listen to our favorite tracks to get in the zone!
Favorite Tracks: Microphone Fiend, Don't Sweat The Technique, Check Out My Melody

Jaden Smith has made a name for himself and built a brand around rebelling against mainstream culture. From his viewpoin...
10/22/2016

Jaden Smith has made a name for himself and built a brand around rebelling against mainstream culture. From his viewpoints on gender stereotypes in fashion, Putting out great music, and even starting an environmentally friendly water company, Jaden has done a lot to make a name for himself in the midst of his fathers legacy. TIME magazine has listed him in their top 30 most influential teens, and deservedly so. We look forward to seeing more big things from him in the future. Favorite Tracks: Scarface, Blue Ocean, Fast

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