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Jay-Z’s “4:44” hits the street on June 30th

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Sprint & Tidal users are getting a treat on June 30th. A few days ago Jay-Z announced he was releasing his new album and movie (possibly a documentary?) next week exclusively on his streaming service and Sprint’s mobile network. On top of all that, the entire album is solely produced by legendary No I.D. It has been over four years since we have gotten a full fledged project from the rapper so let the hype begin! Be on the lookout for more info on the project in the coming days and hopefully a single. June 30th is just right around the corner!

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Written by Erik Lindberg

Nosaj Thing releases new single titled “All Points Back to U,” announces huge US tour and album ‘Parallels’

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Nosaj Thing just released this mellow new track titled “All Points Back to U” featuring Steve Spacek. The single comes along with the announcement of his upcoming album titled Parallels which is set to release on September 8th. Accompanying the album he will be embarking on a massive US tour with nearly 40 stops. If you’re in the states there’s a good chance you’ll be able to catch him at some point this fall, check out the stops below and give “All Points Back to U” a listen.

08-30 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
08-31 San Jose, CA – The Ritz
09-01 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
09-02 Reno, NV – Cargo at Whitney Peak Hotel
09-05 Bellingham, WA – The Wild Buffalo
09-06 Victoria, British Columbia – Sugar
09-07 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
09-08 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
09-09 Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge
09-11 Calgary, Alberta – Commonwealth
09-12 Edmonton, Alberta – The Starlite Room
09-13 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Amigos Cantina
09-14 Winnipeg, Manitoba – West End Cultural Center
09-16 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
09-18 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
09-19 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
09-20 Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
09-21 Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
09-22 Buffalo, NY – The Waiting Room
09-23 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
9-30 Darlington MD – Luna Light Music & Arts Festival
10-02 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
10-03 Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
10-04 Asheville, NC – New Mountain Theatre
10-05 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
10-06 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
10-08 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
10-10 Miami, FL – Bardot
10-11 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
10-12 New Orleans, LA – Hi Ho Lounge
10-13 Memphis, TN – 1884 Lounge
10-14 Oklahoma City, OK – ACO @ UCO Performance Lab
10-17 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
10-18 Aspen, CO – Belly Up
10-19 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
10-20 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
10-21 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom

Written by Jesse Wiles

Is Kendrick Lamar releasing a second album this Sunday?

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Everyone loves to speculate and the internet is the best place to do it. While listening to Kendrick Lamar’s newest album DAMN. I decided to check out what Reddit thought about it, specifically subreddits like ‘R/HipHopHeads’ and ‘r/KendrickLamar.’ Most of the comments regarding DAMN were positive, and deservedly so, it’s a phenomenal album. However, I kept seeing references to the second album. Immediately I thought to myself, “Jesus, it’s been like 12 hours since this was released and people are already asking for more.” But, that wasn’t the case.

There’s a conspiracy floating around Reddit stating that Kendrick Lamar might be dropping another album this Sunday, April 16. While I’m hesitant to believe conspiracies in general and especially conspiracies about celebrities, the evidence presented is much more believable and rooted in fact than a lot of the clickbait you see on a daily basis. From conspiracies that Kendrick is pulling a Jesus, dying and rising again this Sunday, to comparisons to 2Pac, to a revenge conspiracy involving Kanye West, Reddit has done an incredible job of scraping together bits and pieces of evidence that point towards a potential second album from Cornrow Kenny.

Below is a list of some of the theories pointing toward a second album:

  1. The “2Pac/ Kendrick” Conspiracy (This one seems a little far fetched, but stranger things have happened.)
  2. The “Crip/ Blood Contrast”  Conspiracy (Seems pretty plausible)
  3. Flying Lotus retweets speculation post. (Ehhh, doesn’t hold much weight)
  4. On The Heart Part IV Kendrick says, “I said it’s like that, dropped one classic, came right back ‘Nother classic, right back My next album, the whole industry on a ice pack With TOC, you see the flames.”
  5. The “No physical copies for sale because it will be a double album package” Conspiracy. (Maybe?)
  6. The “Kendrick Dies in DAMN. and rises from the dead in second album” Conspiracy. (Sounds nice, who knows.)
  7. The “Kendrick will drop no album because he’s dead and wants revenge on Kanye” Conspiracy. (LMAO, this one is a little farfetched.)

Written by Jesse Wiles

The Cool Kids- “Connect Four”

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Chuck and Mikey are BACK! Their latest single, “Connect Four”, off of their upcoming comeback album hit the net today and is bound to drop on iTunes on Friday. The beat is hype, the raps are tight, this is exactly what any Cool Kids fan could of asked for. The duo is even preforming in Chicago this weekend so if you are in town you gotta check it out. I can’t wait for more from the group and neither can you. Be on the lookout for more and check out “Connect Four” below.

Written by Erik Lindberg