We're back and we're talking about all of the recent music and music news that has happened over the past couple of weeks. This week we talk about the iconic Tom Petty's recent passing, XXL turning 20, Big K.R.I.T making his return with an upcoming double album - whether or not we think he's had a definitive album yet, and other notable news like Bill Murray garnering a #1 album on the classical charts. Lastly we discuss whether we believe Chance the Rapper to be for real or a fraud, and our thoughts on UK hip-hop.
Chance the Rapper had a monumental year that was capped off perfectly by his massive wins at this years Grammys. Those wins, enabled by a recent rule modification spurred on by the success of Coloring Book, were not only wins for Chance himself, but all independent artists, streaming services, and even more added pressure to traditional labels already struggling to adapt to this ever evolving landscape. It was sweet sweet validation and just the beginning signal of what's to come.
We kick off the first volume of Compilation 2 of our Musicphiles podcast by taking a quick look back at some of our favorite projects to drop in 2016 and giving our overall rating for the year. Then we list our top 10 most anticipated albums of 2017 from artists like Andre 3000, Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, Japandroids, Drake, Kanye West, and many more. We finish things off with a discussion about the latest release from Run the Jewels, Tory Lanez, and others.
'Rhythm + Flow' will feature Chance the Rapper, Cardi B, and T.I., and is set to look for hip-hop talent throughout the United States.
His song "Juice" couldn’t make it to his mixtapes due to sample clearances, so he found a way around it.
The rift between the festival's organizers and its financial backers has led to much confusion and speculation about its status.
We're back and we're talking about the iHeartRadio Awards show and if they're even worth watching? Also, Chance the Rapper won the innovator award, but is he really an innovator? Jay-Z and Beyonce just announced their On the Run II tour so will we finally get that long rumored joint album? Are we even hyped for it? Then we discuss Elton John's last big hurrah and his upcoming eclectic, star studded tribute album, and close by talking about the latest projects from Tory Lanez, Logic, and PRhyme (Royce da 5'9" and DJ Premiere), and new upcoming releases.
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October was full of great moments for the culture. From albums from the likes of Bon Iver and Solange, to videos from A$AP Mob and Macklemore, all the way to new trailers for Star Wars and Wolverine. We've highlighted some of the best drops over the month and now we're ready to crown the best album, movie trailer, and music video for the month of October.
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Another month down, and another month full of music. So get those hard drives ready people because there were definitely...