Wanja: KiD SEAN and BASA of the YK Collective are back on the hip-hop scene with “Best In Class,” the lead single from their upcoming collaborative EP titled “Outsane.” With smooth lyrics, a catchy hook and production by New Jersey’s finest, Keith Science, the captivating allure is inescapable.
Audio: Big Gigantic & Waka Flocka Flame - "Highly Possible"
Biz 3: Big Gigantic and Waka Flocka Flame have joined forces for their huge hip-hop collab "Highly Possible", which premiered today on Ebro Darden's Beats 1 show. The track is from Big G's forthcoming Brighter Future LP out this Friday (8/26), which also includes their previous singles "All Of Me" feat. Logic & Rozes, "The Little Things" feat. Angela McCluskey, "C'mon" feat. GRiZ, "Miss Primetime" feat. Pell, and "Got The Love" feat. Jennifer Hartswick all available as instant grats with all pre-orders of Brighter Future.
Audio: Torii Wolf & DJ Premier "Shadows Crawl" (Torii Comes Clean Remix)
Matt: Torii & DJ Premier have released two singles now—and just like “First,” “Shadows Crawl” now gets the remix treatment—sense a pattern (Real DJ’s Do Real S---!!)? If you think the original kept you up, wait until you hear the haunting King Of Chill remix, as he adds Preemo’s water torture from his classic collaboration, “Come Clean,” with Jeru The Damaga (which was recently named one of the 20 Dopest Hip-Hop Beats).
PR: Adult Swim Shares New Version of Vince Staples Track
Biz 3: Next up for the Adult Swim Singles Program is a previously unheard version of Vince Staples' "06" produced by Chicago luminary No I.D. which originally appeared on Vince's Summertime '06 album. This version of the track is extended over a minute longer than the original with new verses from the Long Beach rapper.
Wanja: Big Lo releases the short musical motion picture for the joint "Black Magic" produced by Fan Ran, featuring cuts by Wax Atom and mastered by Foster Mastering. The film was shot and edited by Yabui Entertainment on location in Pensacola, Florida.
Pandora Partners With Questlove, Unveils Questlove Supreme
C.D.: GRAMMY-winning musician and best-selling author to become strategic advisor and first artist ambassador for Pandora
(OAKLAND, CA) August 2016 - Pandora (NYSE:P), the go-to music source for fans and artists, today announced it will partner with Questlove to premiere Questlove Supreme, a raw and ingenious three-hour show curated and produced by the four-time GRAMMY winner. The show will be a weekly ride through the global musical landscape featuring adventurous music selections, compelling conversations and revealing interviews with music lovers from the entertainment industry and beyond. The show will have a similar music intensive feel to Questlove's popular New York University class.
The famed Roots drummer and musical director of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, will also act as Strategic Advisor and the first Artist Ambassador for Pandora. In this role he will work closely with the company providing strategic advice and support for artist initiatives and music product strategy.
Questlove Supreme premieres on Questlove's new Pandora station on September 7 at 1 PM est. and will replay for 48 hours each week. Featured guests include Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph, GRAMMY-nominated producer and engineer Bob Power and GRAMMY winner Kimbra. Music featured each week will be thematic to the topics discussed.
"Questlove is one of the most talented and influential artists of our time," said Tim Westergren, founder and CEO of Pandora. "His near encyclopedic knowledge of the theory and history of music and his abiding passion for supporting artists of all kinds is a perfect match for our mission. We're thrilled to have his expertise and counsel, and to share his talents, insights and love of music with our over 78 million listeners."
"I see in Pandora both a deep respect for the craft of music and a commitment to the musicians that make it their living. When Tim introduced me to the Music Genome Project, and explained its origin and how he and his team developed it, I was blown away. Pandora is a company born of a musician's experience, and I'm very excited to join them in their mission to create a healthy and vibrant industry for artists and fans alike," says Questlove.
Miss an episode? Questlove's mixtape, live today HERE will feature episode highlights, thematic music from the episode and show archives.
Pandora is the world's most powerful music discovery platform - a place where artists find their fans and listeners find music they love. We are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. Our team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording which powers our proprietary Music Genome Project®, delivering billions of hours of personalized music tailored to the tastes of each music listener, full of discovery, making artist/fan connections at unprecedented scale. Founded by musicians, Pandora empowers artists with valuable data and tools to help grow their careers and connect with their fans.
Drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and member of The Roots - Questlove, is the unmistakable heartbeat of Philadelphia's most influential hip-hop group. He is the Musical Director for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where his beloved Roots crew serves as house band. Beyond that, this 4-time GRAMMY Award winning musician's indisputable reputation has landed him musical directing positions with everyone from D'Angelo to Eminem to Jay-Z. Questlove has also released three books including the New York Times bestseller Mo' Meta Blues, Soul Train: The Music, Dance and Style of a Generation and most recently somethingtofoodabout. One of his latest endeavors includes serving as the Executive Music Producer and Composer on the A&E Mini Series "Roots." He also scored Chris Rock's film, Top Five and co-produced the GRAMMY Award winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton. Questlove is a Celebrity Ambassador for Food Bank For New York City, is on the City Harvest Food Council, a board member of Edible Schoolyard, and the first Artist-in-Residence at the Made in NY Media Center. Questlove is also a Founding Member of the CAPA Foundation in Philadelphia and is also on the board for WNYC/New York Public Radio.
Audio: Ben Boogz (of 2 Hungry Bros.) - Soleil (f/ DJ M-Tri)
HiPNOTT: Does anyone set their morning alarm on their phones to sound an inspirational and vibrant tune? Does anyone have one that sounds as fresh and motivating as Ben Boogz’s “Soleil” (French for Sun)? "Soleil" is the perfect track off I Moreno to start your day with, featuring playful cuts by frequent 2 Hungry Bros collaborator, DJ M-Tri.