Lil Wayne f/ 2 Chainz - "Rich As F*ck" (CDQ Version) | New Music

Weezy continues to embrace the new year with renewed energy by dropping off new music from I Am Not a Human Being II, a swag-heavy cut entitled "Rich As Fuck".Read more

Cam'ron - "You Know This" | New Music


Killa Cam had a relatively quiet 2012, but having closed out the year with a solid guest appearance on Wiz Khalifa's O.N.I.F.C. album, Harlem's king of the double entendre opens 2013 with some new music of his own, a track entitled "You Know This", which premiered on Power 105 last night (December 3rd).Read more

Chrisette Michele announces release date for new album 'Better' | Music News


Having blessed the final weeks of 2012 with her Audrey Hepburn-inspired mixtape Audrey Hepburn: An Audiovisual PresentationSoulCulture verified songstress Chrisette Michele is all set to keep the good music coming with her fourth studio album Betterfor which she now has firm a release date.Read more

Azealia Banks responds to "On The Edge," claims Angel Haze recorded diss track 'months ago'


We recently brought you news that two of rap's most prominent female personalities were beefing, but all might not be as it seems in the ongoing (online) feud between Azealia Banks and Angel Haze. Read more

Listen: Mikky Ekko performs 'Pull Me Down', covers The xx's 'Chained' at BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge


Mikky Ekko has to be one of the most exciting talents in the world of pop as the new year begins. After appearing on Rihanna's vulnerable Unapologetic single "Stay," the Louisiana-hailing vocal prodigy made an impressive entrance onto the scene in 2012, and with a debut album featuring collaborations with acclaimed producers Paul Epworth, Clams Casino, John Hill and David Sitek in the works, there's every chance he'll become a regular fixture on the radio in the next few months.

It's only right then, that he was invited onto Annie Mac's Radio 1 show today to deliver two stunning live lounge tracks for a very lucky British audience; which combined should help him win a few more fans. Read more

Maxwell reveals partial tracklist for 'Summers' LP

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Grammy Award-winning RnB crooner and neo-soul pioneer Maxwell is due to drop the second instalment of his Summers trilogy in the coming months, and to build interest for the project, he's unveiled a 'partial tracklist' for our viewing via Instagram. Read more

Listen to Skrillex's new 3-track EP: 'The Reason (Leaving)'


Whilst many music fans think dubstep producer Skrillex makes EDM that's 80% aggression, 20% wobble and 0% melody, he's started 2013 with a little reminder of why he's still well respected by many of his music-making peers, dropping a little three-track EP that rejects brostep in favour of a multi-layered, more UK-oriented sound. Read more

Kid Ink f/ Wale, Meek Mill - "Bad Ass" | New Music


After making a name for himself with last year's mixtape Rocketshipshawty and the independently-released album Up & Away, it was inevitable that LA-hailing rapper Kid Ink would sign to a major eventually. RCA Records is the label he's decided to align with, and to celebrate a new year filled with major label $$$ and major label prospects, Kid Ink drops his debut single, a Devin Cruise-produced track entitled "Bad Ass". Read more

T.I. performs "Ball" with The Roots live on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' [Video]

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Anyone else still got T.I.'s latest album on repeat? Tip came for the crown with Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head, and along the way he proved that he had energy to burn. Plenty of that energy was on display when the Kang dropped by Jimmy Fallon's late night show on Thursday (January 3rd) as guest performer, lighting the stage up with a live version of "Ball," his Weezy-assisted salutation to New Orleans bounce. Read more

Q-Tip, The Roots, Talib Kweli perform "Electric Relaxation" at Okayplayer Holiday Jam [Video]


A Tribe Called Quest's "Electric Relaxation" is one of those tracks I'll simply never tire of listening to, a track shot through with the spirit of hip hop as the mischievous rap gods intended it, so you can imagine my excitement when I heard this latest rendition of the track, a live offering from Q-Tip himself, music virtuosos The Roots and the one and only Talib Kweli. Read more

AlunaGeorge - "Diver" | New Music


Having been tipped for big things in 2013, the hypnotising and harmonising AlunaGeorge have a lot of expectation on their young shoulders. It was announced today that the duo, made up of vocalist Aluna Francis and production talent George Reid, finished second in the BBC's Sound of 2013 poll- but they show no intention of shying from their contagious brand of R&B-soaked future pop. Read more

Mac Miller f/ Ab-Soul - "All The Time" (prod. by Chuck Inglish) | New Music


Mac Miller and Ab-Soul are two rappers with a big year (or years) ahead of them, and whilst they might appeal to different kinds of rap fans, it's interesting to hear the prodigal pair get on a record together.

"All The Time" is the record, and it's available as a free download, courtesy of former Cool Kids producer Chuck Inglish, who laced the track with his magic touch. Apparently it comes from a collection of tracks made when the duo linked up to work on Mac's sophomore album, and came from sessions spent by the pool, under the sun. It's certainly got that vibe to it, with Solo providing some vocals that sound almost like an imitation of vintage singsong 3-Stacks and Mac sounding super-chilled throughout.

Relax to that leisurely sound below and download the track here:


Angel Haze - "On The Edge" (Azealia Banks Diss) | New Music


I've always been a firm believer that hip hop needs more dope female emcees, and it irks me when people forget the relative lack of women's voices and herald someone as "the next big femcee"- as if you can only have one rapper represent the fairer sex.

Anyway, if you were one of those fans casting your vote for the most captivating female emcee of the moment, I'm sure Angel Haze and Azealia Banks would both be somewhere on your ballot paper, and apparently there's isn't room for both of their powerful personalities to peacefully co-exist, as their rivalry has turned into open hostility. It's Haze who fires the first shot, challenging Banks to answer back with laughter, Biggie vocal samples and a Diplo-style beat.

Listen and count the hits landed below:

Main Attrakionz - "Take U There" | Music Video


Oakland rap duo Main Attrakionz come through with the visual for one of the dreamiest cuts off their recent album Bossalinis & Fooliyones, the slow and hypnotizing "Take U There".Read more

A$AP Rocky f/ Bun B, Paul Wall, Killa Kyleon - "Purple Swag" (H-Town All Stars Remix)

"Purple Swag" won't make it onto A$AP Rocky's major label debut Long.Live.A$AP, but alongside his NYC breakthrough hit "Peso," it remains one of Pretty Flacko's most important tracks, for two reasons... Read more

Wale - "The Blessings" | New Music

After hitting us with his "Too Much Talk" freestyle on Tuesday (December 18th), MMG's DC representative Wale doubles up for the week and lets go of a new track from upcoming mixtape Folarin. Read more