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The Weeknd - Tell Your Friends (Video)

The Weeknd – Tell Your Friends (Video)

Combating album leaks is like fighting off the common cold. With Beauty Behind the Madness dropping later this week, The Weeknd is doing his best to keep the rollout going strong despite an early leak at the end of last week. Taking to Soundcloud, he released short-snippet previews of every song on the album (why...
Post Malone - Holyfield

Post Malone – Holyfield

Post Malone can do no wrong. After dropping bangers like “White Iverson,” “Tears,” and “Too Young,” the 19-year-old Houston native delivers another heater in the form of “Holyfield.” Post’s new track is so good that one listen might make your ears fall off (see what I did there?). Wack jokes aside, peep the FKi-produced “Holyfield”...
Post Malone - White Iverson (Video)

Post Malone – White Iverson (Video)

Post Malone‘s “White Iverson” has been on repeat since its release. Finally, the 19-year-old Houston native gives his breakout track the visual treatment — a nearly five-minute clip in which the cornrowed youngster hits up the desert for some off-roading fun in a Rolls Royce, and, no surprise here, a lil’ hoop session. Also included in the video … an...
Majid Jordan - My Love ft. Drake

Majid Jordan – My Love ft. Drake

Majid Jordan links with fellow OVO artist Drake for “My Love.” You’ll remember that these two linked up previously for “Hold On We’re Going Home,” a single from Drizzy’s latest album Nothing Was The Same. “My Love” is equally dope — especially the part during which Champagne Papi croons, “You got your trophies I know how...
Rihanna - Bitch Better Have My Money (Video)

Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money (Video)

2015 is the Golden Age of the Bad Bitch, and we all know that no one does it better than Rihanna. Her song, “Bitch Better Have My Money” has become an anthem for bad bitches across the country, and now, she’s released a music video to match. The cinematography and artistic direction in “BBHMM” is incredible....
Moods - New Horizons EP

Moods – New Horizons EP

Over the past three years, Rotterdam’s Moods has continually dropped one masterpiece after another, setting him among some of Netherlands’ top electronic music producers. If the name didn’t give it away already, Moods has the ability to create vivid, emotional landscapes in all of his music. His New Horizons EP has just hit the digital shelves via Boogie Angst and features his renowned swinging...
Lianne La Havas - Unstoppable (FKJ Remix)

Lianne La Havas – Unstoppable (FKJ Remix)

Paris based French Kiwi Juice (FKJ) is no stranger to the vastly growing electronic music scene, but he strays far from the conventional dance music we’ve heard so many times before. Inspired by an abundance of classic Funk, Soul and R&B, his unique live musical performance provides us with the intimate escape we’ve been desperately searching for....
Matt Champion - El Dorado

Matt Champion – El Dorado

Complex premiered the latest track from Brockhampton‘s Matt Champion this evening, unveiling the full version of his single titled, “El Dorado.” The Romil and Albert Gordon-(also members of Brockhampton) produced track showcases an array of Matt’s distorted vocals, which makes for quite an emotionally-driven record. Take a listen below and stay tuned for more new music...
Kehlani - You Should Be Here (Album)

Kehlani – You Should Be Here (Album)

Ever since Cloud 19 hit the masses, all Kehlani has been doing is dropping gem after gem, building anticipation for her next project You Should Be Here. After releasing singles with BJ The Chicago Kid and Chance The Rapper, the album has arrived in its entirety, and it’s rocking. Although I’ve only had one listen, it is definitely one...
Post Malone - Too Young

Post Malone – Too Young

Post Malone can’t be stopped right now. Though there was some speculation whether he would be a one-hit-wonder with “White Iverson,” his following releases (“Tear$” and “Too Young”) have shown quite the opposite. Looking to further silence his doubters, Post tells a tale on “Too Young” of not wanting to pass before his time, a...
Post Malone - Tear$

Post Malone – Tear$

The same way Post Malone‘s “White Iverson” hit us out of nowhere not too long ago, so did his follow-up single which he dropped this morning. “Tear$,” a track that may be even better than his previous release, has Post singing “I wipe my tears with the money, yeah, that Supreme takes the pain away.”...
DC to BC & DJ Spicoli - Singles Awareness Day 7 (Mixtape)

DC to BC & DJ Spicoli – Singles Awareness Day 7 (Mixtape)

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and that means the good folks over at DC to BC are back with another installment in their Singles Awareness Day (S.A.D. — get it?) series. If you’re without that special someone — or, let’s be real, even if you’re wifed up — this mix is well worth your...