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Now Playing: ‘Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight’

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Don’t let the title fool you. This is not an R&B album by Brian McKnight. Instead, it’s a look into the mind of one of hip-hop’s leading new artists: Travis Scott. His sophomore album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, is Scott’s take on letting your creativity flow and just being able to create without constraints. Travis Scott is pretty lucky to do so himself. He’s signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music as a producer and T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records as an artist. He’s produced and written songs with everyone from Rihanna to Jay-Z, but it is through his own music that he shines most.

What We Think About Usher’s New Album, ‘Hard II Love’

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It’s been four years since Usher’s last album, and the R&B genre seems to be facing an identity crisis. Think of classic R&B and you think of love songs and sad songs influenced by soul and jazz music. But today’s R&B is mostly influenced by hip-hop and the occasional EDM beat. Usher has walked both of these roads with much success and the 37-year-old singer just released his eighth studio album, Hard II Love. At his Tidal listening session he said, “I really did cater this album to men, specifically men who don’t think love is cool to do.”

SYMON Talks EP Plans and Her Single “Say”

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SYMON, a 23-year-old California native, has known that she was meant be a performer since she was a young girl. “Growing up in the ‘90s, a lot of pop stars were incredibly inspiring to me,” says SYMON. “I remember studying Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and the Backstreet Boys and thinking, ‘This is what I want to do when I grow up.’ I want to sing. I want to make people feel amazing and I want to entertain.” She has crafted a “pop sound with a lot of island and urban influence,” and with her new single “Say” breaking into the Radio Top 60 charts, she seems to be well on her way. We chatted with the pop sensation about her inspirations, her upcoming EP, and her cool connection with Demi Lovato.

Album Review: Lana Del Rey ‘Honeymoon’

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Despite all of Lana Del Rey’s often sighted character flaws, the biggest problem with her 2014 release of Ultraviolence had nothing to do with her problematic lyrics and whiny angst-ridden teen attitude — the album was just boring. That problem persists on her newest 2015 effort Honeymoon to an even greater degree. It’s hard to ...

Genevieve Interview

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The former front-woman of hit alternative act Company of Thieves, Genevieve embarked as a solo artist with alternative aesthetics and indie pop sounds that are all a style of her own. We caught up with the fabulous vocalist and got the scoop on her debut EP, songwriting, and her bold and unique sound. Cliché: With the ...

Diamante Interview

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Diamante is an unprecedented force in the pool of rising artists; she brings a hard-hitting rock edge to the party-so-hard mentality permeating pop music today. Her new single “There’s a Party In My Pants (And You’re All Invited)” is the third single to be released off her new EP Dirty Blonde; her second single “Bite ...

Band of Skulls Himalayan Album Review

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English based rock band, Band of Skulls debut their latest album. After their initial success in 2012 with Sweet Sour, the band is ready to tackle new territory. Band of Skulls, consisting of Emma Roberston (Bass,Vocals) , Matt Hayward (Drums) and Russell Marsden (Guitar, Vocals) bring a thunderous new album,their third to date with Himalayan. They've ...

The Prelude

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Kimberly Cole knew she wanted to do music when she was just four years old. Her first single, “Smack You,” broke the Billboard’s Dance Charts top four. Now, she has released two recent singles, and fans can expect her upcoming EP, The Prelude, very soon. Combining both music and fashion, Kimberly is one to watch ...

A Different Tune to Dance To

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In need of a change of pace? Want something that will shake things up? As is the case in most situations, music can be the answer. Here are some artists, both brand new and who have been around the block before, whose new albums will be just the thing you’re looking for. Lorde - The Love ...

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