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What’s In The Tapedeck: May Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: May Edition

Obviously we love sharing what we’re listening to with you guys, so our What’s In The Tapedeck column on the sidebar is something we try to update regularly for ya. Realizing that it often goes overlooked (yeah, you gotta scroll a bit to get there), we’ve decided to start incorporating a post each time we...
What’s In The Tapedeck: April Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: April Edition

Obviously we love sharing what we’re listening to with you guys, so our What’s In The Tapedeck column on the sidebar is something we try to update regularly for ya. Realizing that it often goes overlooked (yeah, you gotta scroll a bit to get there), we’ve decided to start incorporating a post each time we...
Dan Henig - Paper Planes & Hurricanes EP

Dan Henig – Paper Planes & Hurricanes EP

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Dan Henig has officially released his new EP, Paper Planes & Hurricanes. Best known for his daring public covers of tracks like Lil Jon’s “Get Low,” Henig built a considerable and loyal following on YouTube through his videos. Yesterday, he finally presented the world with his own original body of work in...
What’s In The Tapedeck: March Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: March Edition

Obviously we love sharing what we’re listening to with you guys, so our What’s In The Tapedeck column on the sidebar is something we try to update regularly for ya. Realizing that it often goes overlooked (yeah, you gotta scroll a bit to get there), we’ve decided to start incorporating a post each time we...
Nebu Kiniza - Myself (Remix) ft. iLoveMakonnen & Key! (Video)

Nebu Kiniza – Myself (Remix) ft. iLoveMakonnen & Key! (Video)

Atlanta newcomer Nebu Kiniza looks to keep the momentum going behind his single “Myself” from last year by releasing the official music video for the remix. Joining him are iLoveMakonnen and Key!, both fellow ATLiens, who lend some guest verses and make appearances in the video above. Stay tuned for more music and visuals from...
What's In The Tapedeck: February Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: February Edition

Obviously we love sharing what we’re listening to with you guys, so our What’s In The Tapedeck column on the sidebar is something we try to update regularly for ya. Realizing that it often goes overlooked (yeah, you gotta scroll a bit to get there), we’ve decided to start incorporating a post each time we...
What's In The Tapedeck: January Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: January Edition

Obviously we love sharing what we’re listening to with you guys, so our What’s In The Tapedeck column on the sidebar is something we try to update regularly for ya. Realizing that it often goes overlooked (yeah, you gotta scroll a bit to get there), we’ve decided to start incorporating a post each time we...
Jayaire Woods - 2 Shoes (Video)

Jayaire Woods – 2 Shoes (Video)

Quality Control rapper and Chicago native Jayaire Woods recently dropped a new video for his song “2 Shoes.” The track found itself on his standout mixtape Trees4Tomorrow, which has steadily been racking up listens since its release earlier this Fall. Jayaire explains to FADER that the song, “is glorifying the goodie goodie role I’ve played my whole life....
What's In The Tapedeck: December Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: December Edition

Obviously we love sharing what we’re listening to with you guys, so our What’s In The Tapedeck column on the sidebar is something we try to update regularly for ya. Realizing that it often goes overlooked (yeah, you gotta scroll a bit to get there), we’ve decided to start incorporating a post each time we...
Kevin Abstract - ECHO (Video)

Kevin Abstract – ECHO (Video)

Kevin Abstract has officially unveiled the first single to his sophomore record THEY SHOOT HORSES. “ECHO” is similar, yet different, to Kevin’s previous works we’ve seen up until now. If you’ve followed his music then it’s a natural progression that many were expecting. He drops his raps to sing over this Romil-produced cut resulting in...
Jimmy Astro - Lunar Guy

Jimmy Astro – Lunar Guy

It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard new music from Tennesee emcee Jimmy Astro. He ended his hiatus recently by dropping “Lunar Guy,” a RealLoyaleProduction which gives listeners a glimpse at his aspirations for the future. Jimmy reaffirmed to us that he’s been missing in action lately but we’re eagerly looking forward to more music from him. Look...
What’s In The Tapedeck: November Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: November Edition

Obviously we love sharing what we’re listening to with you guys, so our What’s In The Tapedeck column on the sidebar is something we try to update regularly for ya. Realizing that it often goes overlooked (yeah, you gotta scroll a bit to get there), we’ve decided to start incorporating a post each time we...