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Its official, twenty one pilots have earned the #1 spot on this week’s Billboard 200 chart with their new album Blurryface [IVM Review score 5/5]. While officially recorded as 146k units under Billboard’s new charting model, the placement was “powered by pure album sales, as the album sold 134,000 copies in in its first week”. The article on Billboard highlights how consistent sales have been for the band noting, “Vessel has sold …continue reading …
Sean C. Johnson has released the music video for “Mountains”. Watch below. The song appears on his new album Circa 1993 which you can also stream & purchase (Name Your Price) below via Bandcamp. …continue reading
Role Model Records are celebrating their 5th anniversary with a new compilation for the fans. Listen & download below via Noisetrade. The compilation is hosted by DJ Lagit & features label artists Dru Bex, Julien, Shope and plenty of special guests. …continue reading
Sareem Poems and Ozay Moore (fka Othello, member of Lightheaded) have teamed up for a new single called “Soap Opera” (prod. The Sound Addict). The track “communicates each artists personal experiences with law enforcement and their response as believers.” Listen & download below. …continue reading
Though reports are not yet finalized, Twenty One Pilots seems to have a lock on the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 for the debut week of Blurryface. The band is estimated to move over 120,000 units within the week time-span compared to other notable acts such as Zedd (30k) and The Killers’ Brandon Flowers (25k). “Units” are not necessarily sales when incorporated into the Billboard 200 as it now includes streams and individual track sales. Read more about the …continue reading …
Tony Tillman has released a new single “No Lie” which also features Reflection Music Group labelmate Derek Minor. Listen below or pick it up on iTunes. This track is the first official single from his upcoming album, titled Camden, to be released this year. …continue reading
Derek Minor has released a new single “2 AM in the Morning” which you can listen to & download below via Soundcloud. Minor described the background of the single by saying, “One night I couldn’t sleep. I sat in the bed and tossed and turned but my body was uncooperative in my endeavors to rest. So what did I do… Record over a classic BlackStar beat. Enjoy!” …continue reading
Veteran rapper Pettidee has released the music video for his latest single “Big Boy” which also features Teron Carter of Grits. Watch below. He also appears in the new film, “Where Is Good?” which premiered last night. You can also view that trailer below. …continue reading
Lecrae was featured on National Public Radio (NPR) recently, in a nearly 10 minute segment. Listen below or visit the article. He somewhat addresses some scrutiny he has received by covering a broader range of topics in his music by saying, “If I’m learning something, that’s all I want to talk about. If I’m experiencing something, that’s all I want to talk about. So at the time of me really wrestling with, kind of eternal and …continue reading …
Andy Mineo has officially released a new single called “Lay Up” (prod. Alex Medina & Tyshane) to digital outlets. Check out a video below. Purchase the single on iTunes or Amazon or stream via Spotify. …continue reading
Lecrae has signed a book deal with B&H Publishing to release his upcoming book, titled Unashamed, in May 2016. The press release also announced that it will precede his next major album to be released late next year. The phrasing “major album” certainly allows for the rumored Church Clothes Vol. 3 to be released beforehand.
Lecrae commented about the book saying, “I want to be honest about where I’ve come from and what I’ve learned along the …continue reading …
Alex Faith + Dre Murray have teamed up for ‘Southern Lights: Overexposed’ which was released in both audio & visual formats. Read my thoughts on the album …continue reading
Cutright and Ike Hill, two members of JustHISLeague, have released a new single “UNITY” which you can listen to & download below. The song will appear on their upcoming project titled Chicken x Dumplings. …continue reading
Tony Tillman has been at work on his third album for Reflection Music Group. Listen & download the new single “Ecore Fabrè” below via Soundcloud. “Ecore Fabrè today referred to as Camden, was the town where Tony was raised in. Tony shares a personal narrative, which brings insight on the perceptive of the people from his past community. He sheds light on the hardships and social issues from what used to be his everyday reality.” …continue reading
Hip hop artist SPEC released his new music video for the single “Don’t You Know” which features V. Rose. Watch below. The song appears on his upcoming album, Vacancy, which releases on May 19th. You can listen to another single “Put Em On” which features Alex Faith, 5ive and J. Carter below as well. …continue reading
Fedel has dropped a new single titled “No Ceiling” featuring KB (Reach Records). You can listen to that belong along with his new interview from the Wade-O Radio Show. The song will be on his new album, titled FLAW (Fight Like a Winner), which releases May 12th. Pre-order on iTunes or get the CD here. …continue reading
Taelor Gray has released a few singles over the last month. Listen to “FreshMent” (produced by Wes Pendleton) & “Doing It Well” (ft. Tragic Hero) below. He is currently working on a new album that should release this summer. …continue reading
Trant has released his new album A Ram In The Bush which you can listen to & purchase below on Bandcamp. The album features many guests including Dee-1, Dre Murray, John Givez, Taelor Gray, Tony Tillman, & more. …continue reading
Sareem Poems & Ess Be have released a music video for the single “Push It Along” which appears on their new album Beautiful Noise. If you like what you hear, make sure to pick up the album on iTunes. …continue reading
James Gardin has released his new project with called Living Daylights. Stream the album below or pick it up on your favorite digital outlet. You can also check out a live studio video performance of the single “Problems” below. …continue reading
Hip hop artist Dru Bex has released his new EP titled Imperfect Messenger. You can listen & download below via Noisetrade or purchase on Amazon or iTunes. You can also watch the music video for “Navigator” below. …continue reading
Tragic Hero has released a music video for the single “Winter”. Check it out below along with the album cover for his new album, titled My Own Worst Enemy, which releases this month. …continue reading
Jason Petty, otherwise known as Propaganda, has written an article in the Washington Post titled “Four ways we can wrestle with the Baltimore protests without fueling the fire.” It’s a worthwhile read. Feel free to discuss, but let’s keep it as civil as possible.
The Outcry Tour 2015: Louder Together, featuring Hillsong United, Jesus Culture, Kari Jobe, Crowder, Passion, Bethel Music, Lauren Daigle, Trip Lee, DJ Promote, Nick Hall, & Shaun Groves, will hit several cities this summer. Check out a promo video below. Ticket pre-sale begins this Wednesday (code: LOUDER), except for the Southaven date which will be available on May 6th. …continue reading
Alex Faith + Dre Murray have released “Southern Lights Overexposed: The Visual Album”. The film features the entire track list of the duo’s new album Southern Lights: Overexposed which releases next week on Collision Records. The visual album follows “the story of a young man, Eric Young, whose world is shattered when he is unable to prevent the murder of his older brother.” It was directed by William Cherry of Space Cherry Films. Pre-order the album on iTunes. …continue reading
Wachinyeya Fest (Standing Rock, ND) have announced the majority of this year’s lineup which includes Project 86, Spoken, Tru Serva, We Are Leo, Random Hero, Danger Scene, Ravenhill, Scarlet White, & Unscene Patrol. If you’re not in that area of the country you can support their mission by purchasing a t-shirt. Tickets are also available at the link.
Fireflight & Seventh Day Slumber are set to co-headline the fifth annual “Small Town America Tour 2015” along with Shonlock & Scarlet White. The tour will run Aug. 19-Nov. 22 with stops to be announced at a later date. The tour purposes to put on concerts in smaller towns which are normally passed over by big tours.
Reach Records artist KB, has released part 2 of “Before Tomorrow” a behind-the-scenes look of the heart behind his new project Tomorrow We Live. Watch part 1 of the mini-doc “Before Tomorrow” here. The album is available at digital outlets & in stores today. …continue reading
Reach Records artist KB, offers a behind-the-scenes look of the heart behind his new project Tomorrow We Live. Watch part 1 of the mini-doc “Before Tomorrow” below. The album is still exclusively streaming on iTunes First Play before you can pick it up & when it releases next Tuesday. …continue reading
Th3 Saga debuted a new single “More Than This” which features Dimitri Mcdowell. Listen below. The song will appear on his upcoming A.O.L. EP. You can also check out his recent battle on the Ultimate Rap League against Shotgun Suge below (warning: there is potentially offensive language on the battle video). …continue reading