August Alsina Announce New Album “Drugs,” Releases New Song, Take a Listen:

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One of my favorite male R&B singers of the new school has released a new song.  August Alsina announced that he will be releasing a new album entitled “Drugs.”  He also released a song of the same title on his Soundcloud.

According to August, the title is a reflection of a major realization the singer had while crafting new music.

“I realized how addicted to certain ways of living life I was, addicted to chaos, drama, confusion,” he said. “Lately, for me, it’s been about breaking the cycle and creating a new normal. That new normal is love. I have a newfound addiction. Through love and beautiful women, I’ve been able to find myself, reach higher places within myself.”

This marks the start of a new era for the singer. “Sooooo fucking excited to finally beable to release new music!!!!” he wrote to fans. “Thank you all for being so patient with me on my journey… Im so proud to share all of the newness with yal & spread vibrations of love through the music.”

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Take a listen to the song below:

 

New Music: Nicki Minaj- “Black Barbies”

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Nicki Minaj hops on the bandwagon with her rendition of “Black Beatles,” Rae Sremmurd and Mike Will Made It first #1 single. The song has been making its way around the internet due to the track being used for the Mannequin Challenge videos.  Nicki goes back to her aggressive, talking slick ways…

Take a listen:

New Video: Dave East “Type of Time”

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Dave East releases the latest visual from his mixtape Kairi Chanel for  his song “Type of Time.”

 

One of my favs off the mixtape, the EP  features a slew of stars, including 2 Chainz, Cam’ron, Fabolous, Beanie Sigel, Sevyn Streeter, and The Game.

Check the video below:

Frank Ocean Drops Official Album, “Blonde”

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After dropping his visual album Endless and a video for “Nikes,” Frank Ocean finally delivers his new album Blonde, the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2012’s channel ORANGE. Previously titled Boys Don’t Cry, the project hit Apple Music on Saturday afternoon.

The 17 tracks feature the previously released “Nikes,” with contributions from music’s biggest names including Beyoncé (“Pink + White”), André 3000 (“Solo Reprise”), Kendrick Lamar, Tyler, the Creator, Pharrell, Kanye West, Jazmine Sullivan, and more.

Download Blonde below:

Stream Frank Ocean’s “ENDLESS” Album

Frank Ocean finally got around to releasing his long-awaited sophomore album “Endless” last night.  The set features 18 tracks, with contributions from Jazmine Sullivan, James Blake, Sampha, and TROY NōKA. Ocean’s rendition of The Isley Brothers’ “At Your Best (You Are Love),” which Aaliyah famously covered, is also included.

Endless Tracklist 

1. “Device Control”
2. “At Your Best (You Are Love)”
3. “Alabama”
4. “Mine”
5. “U-N-I-T-Y”
6. Ambience 001: “In a Certain Way”
7. “Commes Des Garcons”
8. Ambience 002: “Honeybaby”
9. “Wither”
10. “Hublots”
11. “In Here Somewhere”
12. “Slide on Me”
13. “Sideways”
14. “Florida”
15. “Deathwish (ASR)”
16. “Rushes”
17. “Rushes To”
18. “Higgs”

Stream the album below:
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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – DC PROPHITT

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Pro-Payne the D.C Prophitt, was born Juley Rome Harris ( Ju – LAY ) of  Northeast Washington DC.  His mother who was deaf, died when he was only 10 years old and had to  grow up not knowing who his father was.  Out the gate, it seemed as if PROPHITT was already defeated.  However;  PROPHITT chose his own steps. He took  an interest in making music at only 13, initially influenced by his older brother.  But with no real guidance PROPHITT would guide himself down a road filled with numerous encounters with the law.

At age 15, PROPHITT was sentenced to 6 months in a juvenile detention center for over $500.00 in theft, this would lead to a charge of breaking & entering. During his sentence, his 6 month bid turned into 18 Months.  He returned back home at the age of 17, where he began to focus on a career in music. However, that unfortunately came to a halt!  He got locked up again for burglary at the age 18 and was sentenced to 8 Months in a detention center. Only 32 days after his release, PROPHITT was detained again for armed carjacking & kidnapping. He served 4 years of a 3 year sentence.

When you listen to PROPHITT’S music you can hear the raw emotion and passion behind his rhymes. He delivers first hand knowledge of how he is channeling a better life for himself through his music.

PROPHITT is also no stranger to the media.  He was featured in the news and the blogs on two separate occasions within the past two years: one incident involving rap group Migos and secondly and unfortunate incident where PROPHITT was arrested in Maryland after police allegedly saw his girlfriend breastfeeding their baby in the front seat of his car.

The Migos drama stemmed from when the rap group was in DC and member Quavo’s chain was infamously stolen.   At the time PROPHITT acted as Migos plug here in the DC area. He even tried to mediate the situation with fellow DC rapper, DC Goon Pablo who claimed that he had stolen the chain. Ultimately, the situation didn’t any get better and PROPHITT still has some unresolved issues about the situation, which he plans to address in a new diss track.

Then last December PROPHITT experienced what a lot of the world has seen play out in the media when it comes to being detained by the police, an unlawful arrest! He was arrested and convicted of disorderly conduct, failure to obey a lawful order and driving with an unrestrained child in the front seat.

He he was handed a 120-day suspended sentence, two years of probation and community service.

All of the trials that PROPHITT has experienced only makes his journey that much worth it.  He aims at reaching those individuals who may have had similar experiences and sheds light on issues that affect many in the black community.  It gives PROPHITT’S music that much more meaning!  You hear the struggle, the pain, the hunger and his destiny for success.

Be on the look out for PROPHITT’S new mixtape: “Promise to Prophitt” coming soon!!

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DC PROPHITT’S MUSIC:

Check out PROPHITT’S latest single “Anyway”

DC PROPHITT’S MUSIC VIDEOS:

DC PROPHITT’S LINKS:

Twitter: iam_dc_prophitt

Instagram: iam_dc_prophitt

Youtube:   2LAW TV

For more information about DC PROPHITT including features, interviews, or performances, please email 2lawman.prod@gmail.com or call 202-489-4948.

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New Music: Dre Black – “Slow Down”

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Dre Black is back with his brand new song “Slow Down,” from his upcoming EP “Dreams Never Die.”   The track was produced by Statiq and written by Dre Black.  This is his first solo track since his last group single “So Fresh” with band Ev’ryday Black back in 2013. The song has been streamed over 10,000 times on his Soundcloud page.

The Dreams Never Die EP has been a special project that he has been crafting, which is why it has been a labor of love for Dre.  The EP infuses classic R&B, elements of Hip-Hop, Soul and Alternative styles of music.  This is the project that Dre always wanted to make musically and lyrically and his true fans will be in for a treat!!

Take a listen to the first sounds from  Dreams:

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Beyonce Announce “The Formation World Tour”

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Fresh off the stage with Coldplay and Bruno Mars at this year’s Super Bowl 50, Beyoncé has announced “The Formation World Tour.”

The North American leg kicks off April 27 at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. and travels to stadiums throughout the country including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Philadelphia, Dallas, and more.

The European run will commence on June 28 in Sunderland, U.K. at Stadium of Light. Additional European stadium dates include London, Manchester, Zurich, Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, Stockholm, Frankfurt, and more.

American Express card members can purchase tickets starting Feb. 9, with a general on-sale beginning Feb. 15 in Europe and Feb. 16 in North America.

THE FORMATION WORLD TOUR – NORTH AMERICAN DATES

April 27 – Miami, FL – Marlins Park
April 29 – Tampa – Raymond James Stadium
May 1 – Atlanta, GA – Georgia Dome
May 3 – Raleigh, NC – Carter-Finley Stadium
May 5 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
May 7 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium
May 9 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium
May 12 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium
May 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl
May 16 – Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium
May 18 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field
May 20 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
May 23 – Minneapolis, MN – TCF Bank Stadium
May 25 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
May 27 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
May 29 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field
May 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field
June 3 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium
June 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
June 7 – New York, NY – Citi Field
June 10 – Baltimore, MD – M&T Bank Stadium
June 12 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium

EUROPEAN DATES

June 28 – Sunderland, UK – Stadium of Light
June 30 – Cardiff, UK – Millennium Stadium
July 2 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium
July 5 – Manchester, UK – Emirates Old Trafford
July 7 – Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park
July 9 – Dublin, IE – Croke Park
July 12 – Dusseldorf, DE – Esprit Arena
July 14 – Zurich, CH – Letzigrund
July 16 – Amsterdam, NE – Arena
July 18 – Milan, IT – Stadio San Siro
July 21 – Paris, FR – Stade de France
July 24 – Copenhagen, DK – Parken
July 26 – Stockholm, SE – Friends Arena
July 29 – Frankfurt, DE – Commerzbank Arena
July 31 – Brussels, BE – Roi Boudoin