Review: Beyoncé's "Lemonade"
The credits on Beyoncé's new album Lemonade read like an oddly-selected history of pop, R&B, and rock music, with modern indie names like Ezra Koenig and Animal Collective sitting alongside titanic legends like OutKast, Led Zeppelin, and Isaac Hayes.
Beyonce's "Lemonade" Credits Include The-Dream, Soulja Boy, Just Blaze, Diplo & More
Beyonce released her sixth album in her usual surprise fashion tonight, as Lemonade appeared on Tidal after the HBO premiere of the "visual album" of the same name. Unsurprisingly, there is a vast array of mega-talented musicians behind Beyonce's latest work. Those who tuned in likely recognized the voices of Kendrick Lamar ("Freedom"), The Weeknd ("6 Inch"), and James Blake ("Forward").
Tinashe Hints At New Music With Miguel, Big Sean, Skrillex & Diplo
With the announcement of a headlining tour, and the release of a new track with Juicy J and Mike WiLL, Tinashe's sophomore album, Joyride, feels closer than ever.
10 Essential Skrillex Tracks
As one of the biggest producers and pop stars of recent history, Skrillex has been able to lend his production work to a load of big names. Chance The Rapper, Damian Marley, 2 Chainz, Justin Bieber, and Ellie Goulding are just a handful of the artists that Sonny Moore has been able to work with since his skyrocketing to fame.
Diplo Has Collaborations With Tinashe & Iggy Azalea In Store
With the release of Major Lazer's new album Peace Is The Mission this past week, Diplo decided to do some quick/free promo by hopping on Reddit for an AMA. He was accompanied by Major Lazer counterpart, Walshy Fire. Unfortunately, he kept a lot of his answers extremely brief, something Reddit users seemed frustrated with. Nonetheless we did learn a thing or two. The producer said his "diplo x Jauz x Tinashe song is gonna be big," hinting at a collaboration to come with the L.A. DJ and the singer.
Rap Industry Recap: April
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
Diplo Plans To Stop Releasing Music Under His Name
Diplo has become a hugely successful name in the electronic world, but at this point, his stage name is tied more to his personality than it is his music. Participating in big collaborative acts such as Major Lazer (originally a project with Switch) and Jack U, a duo made up of himself and Skrillex, Diplo music has become less and less of a priority.
10 Raunchiest Rap Music Videos Of All Time
In the world of rap, “raunchy music video” is almost always code for “ass-shaking fiesta.” Thus, when narrowing down this list from 30+ videos to 10, I was forced to take multiple criteria into consideration. Is the song any good? Was it popular?
Gucci Mane Announces Upcoming Album With Diplo
Gucci Mane is still behind bars, though he's releasing more music than ever. With his latest tape, Trap House 5 (The Final Chapter), the 1017 boss has now put out nine projects this year alone--seven mixtapes (or digital albums) and two EPs. His Twitter account is still active as well.
Tyler, The Creator, Vic Mensa, T-Pain, More Tapped For Mad Decent Block Party
The Mad Decent Block Party has managed to grow every year, and the 2015 event is no exception, with the fest touting a very large lineup and a 22-date schedule. Among those on the bill are Diplo-centric acts, Major Lazer, and Jack Ü (as well as a solo set), while rap-oriented performers include T-Pain, Tyler, the Creator, Vic Mensa, and ILOVEMAKONNEN.
10 Producer Remixes That Were Better Than The Original
With the evolution of producer software, everyone can make beats on their computer. It doesn't take a lot of money or studio time to learn how to chop up samples, loop drum patterns, and create something great. And we're finding more and more beatmakers are making quality tracks.
10 Essential Diplo Productions
Diplo is a great collaborator. He's collaborated with Switch on Major Lazer before that turned in to a project with Jillionaire and Walshy Fire. He's collaborated with Skrillex most recently on the Jack Ü project. He's collaborated with tons of artists in the hip hop world, along with pop and rock worlds too. He's done work with Justin Bieber, Die Antwoord, Beyonce and Iggy Azealia, and that just shows off his ranger. His best work has been with the likes of M.I.A., 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, among others.
RiFF RAFF Plans To Drop Two Albums On June 1st
World, brace yourselves. We may get not one, but two more albums from RiFF RAFF in 2015. Taking to Instagram, the cornrowed white rapper detailed plans for two projects, Peach Panther and Purple Panther, both dropping on June 1st. Read his lengthy post below:
Review: RiFF RAFF's "NEON iCON"
Today marks the culmination of the strangest rap career genesis this country’s ever seen, one that has included an MTV reality show, a hip-hop trio name Three Loco, OG Ron C, a Harmony Korine film, a slew of investigative articles and perhaps most importantly, about as much hate as the internet can muster.
Questlove And Diplo Collaborate On New VH1 Series "Soundclash"
Complex reports that The Roots drummer and hip-hop icon Questlove is all set to executive produce a new VH1 music-based series titled "Soundclash" for the network's Fall programming schedule. The show is intended to showcase three artists from different sounds and genres of music performing on one stage. Collaborators will be asked to spontaneously perform original music, covers and current hits on the spot.
Diplo Announces New EP, With Features From RiFF RAFF, Action Bronson [Update: Full EP Stream]
Diplo has announced his follow-up to last year's Express Yourself EP, which will be titled Revolution. The project will nbaturally see release through Mad Deecent, and will feature quite a few notable appearances from rap acts like Action Bronson, Mr MFN eXquire, RiFF RAFF, Travis Porter and more. View the full tracklist below, and the official arwork in the gallery above.
Flo Rida Responds To Diplo's Beef Over "Can't Believe It" Video
Flo Rida recently dropped a visual for his new single "Can't Believe It" which featured Pitbull and plenty of animated butts and other weird animations. The visual received some criticism from producer Diplo, who's own single "Butter's Theme" has a similarly-themed and animated visual, which came out before Flo Rida's.
Beyonce's Album Reportedly Scrapped
Beyonce has released multiple tracks recently, from "Bow Down / I Been On," to "Grown Woman," to "Standing In The Sun," however, none of these tracks have been labeled or marketed as singles. We may have just discovered the reason why, apparently Bey has scrapped her entire album.
Azealia Banks Berates Diplo Via Twitter Over Her "Harlem Shake" Remix
After another Twitter spat with Perez Hilton last week, Azealia Banks has publicly stirred the pot again, this time calling out friend and collaborator Diplo over the recent 'Harlem Shake' rem