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Paul Wall Shares Tracklist & Release Date For "The Houston Oiler"
Paul Wall Shares Tracklist & Release Date For "The Houston Oiler" Oct 10, 2016 at 02:56am
Good news for fans of Houston rap. The reliable veteran who released "Sittin' Sidewayz" over 11 years ago will soon release his eighth solo album: The Houston Oiler. Set to arrive on Oct. 21, the album comes just over a year after his last album, Slab God, a showcase of sweet, syrupy production and boss-man talk designed to exemplify the Houston culture. The Houston Oiler is expected to bring much of the same appeal. 
Travis Scott's "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight" (Review)
Travis Scott's "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight" (Review) Sep 7, 2016 at 04:16pm
If there's one thing Travis Scott excels at, it's sounding cool. There was the grungy glam sound he lent to Yeezus tracks "New Slaves" and "Guilt Trip," his first introduction to many of us, and his defining moment in the Kanye West think tank spotlight.
Mike Dean Is Still Mixing "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight"
Mike Dean Is Still Mixing "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight" Aug 25, 2016 at 03:03pm
Bad news for Travis Scott fans: it appears that Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight will not come Friday, August 26th as scheduled. The album release the hands of Scott's close collaborator Mike Dean, who is currently mixing the project and announced that he would have the final say on when it is complete. "I'm still mixing this album not letting Travis drop until I'm done," he wrote on Twitter.
Frank Ocean Shares Credits To "Endless" Visual Album
Frank Ocean Shares Credits To "Endless" Visual Album Aug 19, 2016 at 07:04pm
So it turns out that Frank Ocean is more than just a troll these days, as he turned up late last night to share a 45-minute video of himself building a spiral staircase. Along with the footage, there was an album's worth of new music.
Travis Scott Is Still Working On "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight"
Travis Scott Is Still Working On "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight" Jul 28, 2016 at 11:25am
Travis Scott's revealed at a performance on Monday night that he will release his album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight on August 5th. Not 24 hours later, he was in the studio with his trusted collaborator Mike Dean working on the album, per Dean's Instagram.
Twitter Reacts: Does Desiigner's "Timmy Turner" Live Up To The Hype?
Twitter Reacts: Does Desiigner's "Timmy Turner" Live Up To The Hype? Jul 21, 2016 at 03:55pm
"Timmy Turner" is finally here. Anyone who grew up in the early '00s should remember "The Fairly OddParents" (apparently it's still airing, thanks Wikipedia), and it's main character, a 10-year white kid named Timmy Turner, who although may appear rather suburban at first glance, actually has a miserable home life with zero parental supervision. The G.O.O.D.
Desiigner Shares "Timmy Turner" Single Artwork
Desiigner Shares "Timmy Turner" Single Artwork Jul 11, 2016 at 08:06pm
The GOOD Music-signed "Panda" sensation known as Desiigner is still technically a one-hit wonder, though his 45-second XXL Freshman freestyle has become something of a viral sensation, gaining considerably more attention than each of the freestyles of his nine classmates. It wasn't so much a freestyle as a strangely catchy refrain about a boy named Timmy Timmy Turner, who has a troubling appetite for mass murder.
Review: Desiigner's "New English"
Review: Desiigner's "New English" Jun 30, 2016 at 08:14pm
If you, like me, weren't one of the couple thousand people who had pressed play on the Soundcloud link Desiigner's "Panda" by the time you sat down to watch Kanye West's Life Of Pablo livestream this February, you were most likely among the millions who first assumed that the teenaged, "Broads in Atlanta"-touting Brooklyn rapper was actually Future. That's a pretty huge hole from which to exhume yourself just as you're getting started with your career, but Desiigner did it. With that one record out in the world, he signed with G.O.O.D.
Mike Dean Is Reportedly Executive Producing Desiigner’s Debut Album
Mike Dean Is Reportedly Executive Producing Desiigner’s Debut Album May 7, 2016 at 03:45am
With the #1 song in the country right now, Desiigner fans are eagerly awaiting the release of his upcoming debut album, and thankfully we now have some further insight into it. In a new interview with Billboard, long-time Kanye West collaborator & producer Mike Dean revealed that he’ll be executive producing the G.O.O.D Music’s signee’s debut album, along with Travis Scott’s as well.
Beyonce's "Lemonade" Credits Include The-Dream, Soulja Boy, Just Blaze, Diplo & More
Beyonce's "Lemonade" Credits Include The-Dream, Soulja Boy, Just Blaze, Diplo & More Apr 24, 2016 at 12:49am
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").
Is This The Intro To Travis Scott's Upcoming Album?
Is This The Intro To Travis Scott's Upcoming Album? Apr 21, 2016 at 11:53am
Mike Dean recently spent a weekend in the Moog Music Factory (a.k.a. keyboard heaven). "Surrounded by analog synthesizers and immersed in an environment of experimentation," Dean chose two synthesizers and created an extravagant electronic composition called "Grande Faucon." According to his frequent collaborator Travis Scott, the song will be the opening song on his next album.
Vic Mensa Lists Features & Producers On Debut Album "Traffic"
Vic Mensa Lists Features & Producers On Debut Album "Traffic" Apr 9, 2016 at 11:13pm
Vic Mensa's debut album, Traffic, has been a long time coming. In fact, it's been over two and half years since his first and only official project, INNANETAPE. Still, Vic seems to be in good hands with Roc Nation, to which he signed a year ago, as most everything he drops is well-received by his extensive and loyal fanbase. 
Top Tracks: December 28 - January 3
Top Tracks: December 28 - January 3 Jan 4, 2016 at 02:54pm
Welcome to 2016, y'all. Did anything really change on January 1st, aside from waking up with a crippling hangover? Well, it certainly feels that way in the rap world, as some of the genre's biggest stars have made sure to come out with forceful statements that conveniently arrived in sync with the New Year.