[VIDEO] Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) ft. Ty Dolla $ign (@tydollasign)- “Something New!”

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Wiz Khalifa released the video for his new single “Something New (ft. Ty Dolla $ign)” today.

The all-star video includes cameos from Demi Lovato, Jamie Foxx, Jason Derulo, O.T. Genasis, Juicy J, Lil Dicky, G-Eazy, Chuck Liddell, and Todd Gurley.

“Something New (ft. Ty Dolla $ign)” is the first single released from Wiz’s highly anticipated upcoming studio album due this fall.

Check out the video below!

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[Event Recap] Atlanta Showed Up & Out For Spotify’s (@Spotify) RapCaviar Live

Mike Will Made It and Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmy of Rae Sremmurd onstage at Spotify's RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Spotify)
ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 12: Mike Will Made It and Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmy of Rae Sremmurd onstage at Spotify's RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Spotify)

 

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Just in time to celebrate the birth of hip hop, Spotify kicked off their latest concert series, RapCaviar Live. What better place to kick off the highly anticipated concert series than in the city where trap music thrives, Atlanta. Hundreds of excited fans packed the Tabernacle to see the “Trap God” himself, Gucci Mane, Mike WiLL Made-It, and 6lack put on performances worthy of their positions on RapCaviar, Spotify’s most sought out hip hop playlist.

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“…if we never do another album, I’m totally fine with that…” Andre 3000 Speaks On Possible Retirement!

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Aquemini, Stankonia, ATLiens, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below–these are the albums we grew to know and love thanks to a pair of cool, trendy, and offsetting rappers that made up the dynamic duo of Outkast! There has never been a time when we were not happy to hear one of their tunes anywhere, you could always feel a little piece of Atlanta with you no matter where you were.

Well that feeling might just end as it seems Andre 3000 has hinted he is retiring from rapping!

via Complex

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 In an interview with Complex, the Atlanta icon sat down to discuss his inspirations for the collection and his current attitude towards creating music…

During the conversation, André 3000 said that he’s more motivated by the collaborative processes of acting and fashion design, as opposed to making music. “I work better with other people,” he said. “I clearly see that now. Like, I haven’t put out an album in years, but if Frank Ocean or Travis Scott calls and says, ‘Hey, man, I want you to be a part of this,’ it’s like I have a goal, a target. When I’m on my own, I’m sitting around twiddling my thumbs.”

Despite this realization, he said that the thought of a new album with his oldest collaborator, Big Boi, still doesn’t inspire him to get behind the mic. “It’s really just an excitement thing, and where I am in life,” he explained. “I kind of like not being a part of [rap], now that I’ve done it…Even with Outkast — if we never do another album, I’m totally fine with that. When I was 25, I said I don’t want to be a 30-year-old rapper. I’m 42 now, and I feel more and more that way.”

We really hope Andre is not leaving the game! He is one of rap’s most creative and legendary rappers. Music just got a little less interesting…

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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[MUSIC VIDEO] “Supermodel”-SZA (@sza)!

The music industry is always turning out new artists. Most of them fall to the wayside like cobblestones in an abandoned graveyard, but every now and then a truly talented one comes along that reminds us just how magical music can be. As of July 31, 2017 that artist for us is none other than Sza!

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Sza has already made waves with her first single, Love Galore, and now she is riding the wave with a new music video for her latest hit, Supermodel! check it out below!

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Okay so we definitely love this video. It is so simple and deep at the same time! The fairies, kids, and the message of I do not need you to be whatever I want to be are a message of empowerment to women and girls everywhere to believe in themselves. Supermodel is so ethereal and just puts you in your feelings.

We have heard the song a number of times on the radio and as of last night on HBO’s Insecure as we watched Issa have no choice but to move on from her now ex-boyfriend, Lawrence. Either way we are going to have this single and video on repeat!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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[ALBUM REVIEW] Sevyn Streeter (@sevyn)- “Girl Disrupted”

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Sevyn Streeter is back with the release of her debut studio album, Girl Disrupted!

The title of the album is a play on the 90’s film starring Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, and the late Brittany Murphy, Girl Interrupted; a movie based on the writer’s stay at a mental health facility during the 60’s.

Now, we’ve gotta know. Why would a singer want a movie reference like that, to represent her entire project?

The synopsis is simple. The title represents a state of depression that Streeter endured while working to deliver music to her fans. The singer/songwriter told Rollingstone that the depression “came from a place of: I dedicated my life to this work and this art, and I don’t feel like it’s having the opportunity to be heard”. Well thankfully, all roads finally led us to the release of her first full length project.

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[VIDEO] In Case You Missed It! Kash Dinero (@Kash_Dinero100) Covers Song for “About Him: The Revolution!”

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Signal 23 TV is definitely full of surprises! No we are not talking about the departure of a Web Star or a new series.

We are, however, talking about Kash Dinero covering Tevin Campbell’s song, “Tell Me What You Want Me To Do” in Episode 7 of About Him Season 2: The Revolution!

 Signal 23 TV posted an exclusive snippet of the song via their Instagram and we have to say we are smitten. Check it out below:

You can see the full video in Episode 7 of About Him: The Revolution. Kash’s cover of such a classic song comes as a surprise not because of the song choice, but because none of us knew he could sing. We are very familiar with the singer’s background (and we are still swooning) and are thrilled he can add this to his “body of work”–we mean repertoire! Dinero is a great singer and we hope to hear more music from him, even some original tracks. This song choice however is just perfect. Dustin (Gary Lavard) and Armani (Chris June) are definitely the super couple of web series in general right now and their love story has the potential to be as deep or legendary as any two star-crossed lovers lining the walls of fictional history.

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What do you guys think of Kash’s song. We definitely would not mind a soundtrack of original music from this season of About Him (HINT, HINT) and are really loving how this season is progressing. The story lines, cast, and more importantly the activism of this series is nothing short of impressive. Kash Dinero drop us a line for an interview, we are definitely ready to get close and personal!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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Kontrol Exclusive (@kontrolmag): Discover The Life Behind The Music of Normani Kordei (@NormaniKordei)!

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Normani Kordei is a singer originally from Atlanta, Georgia who is a member of the girl group, Fifth Harmony.

Her sweet and humble personality adds to why she has remained such a successful performer in recent years. Kordei has been singing and dancing since the age of four and although she has had an early start in the field of music, she doesn’t allow that to steal away from her ability to remain humble in the midst of all the excitement and success. Kontrol truly enjoyed discovering more about the life of the young singer and was excited to find out that she will be appearing on the hit TV series, ‘Dancing With the Stars.’

normani kordei in kontrol magazine's women in music issueDancing with the Stars has been an incredible experience. Honestly I feel like I have grown in the last three weeks. I really have the best partner and he has been really encouraging me, and allowing me to see the beauty in me and what I have to offer. Growing up, I didn’t really believe in myself the most, especially since I started out at such a young age. Having people judge you in every little thing you do, even as a teenager and experiencing life for itself can be tough. He’s helping me to realize that it’s okay to be vulnerable, like don’t keep it all to yourself, so I really thank him for that, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of the season with him. The cast has really become a family and learning all of the dances and genres has really been cool.”

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