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Top 25 Hip-Hop/R&B Projects of 2015

Top 25 Hip-Hop/R&B Projects of 2015

Happy Holidays from UPC. One year ago, we predicted 2015 would be a major year for the music world. But I don’t think any of us expected the sheer amount of quality albums and mixtapes that came to fruition. Drake and Kanye West failed to deliver their studio albums, but even that didn’t matter. Future...
A. Chal - Vibe W/U

A. Chal – Vibe W/U

Peruvian artist A. Chal is currently living in sunny Los Angeles, working on his Welcome to GAZI EP, which is expected to drop later this year. His latest single “Vibe W/U” was premiered by A$AP Rocky earlier this week. While Chal has definitely made a fan with A$AP, his new song surely satisfies our ears as well. Check out the track below and the rest of his tunes over...
A$AP Rocky - M'$ (Kyral x Banko x G-Rex Remix)

A$AP Rocky – M’$ (Kyral x Banko x G-Rex Remix)

About a month ago, we interviewed the two University of Illinois graduates Kyral x Banko for our exclusive Alumni Artist Series. Two days ago, they released their own mid-tempo rendition to A$AP Rocky’s “M’s,” sending the original in a new, yet familiar direction. It starts fairly open in terms of space, providing a slowed, trill groove that sets the...
A$AP Rocky - Everyday ft. Miguel, Rod Stewart & Mark Ronson (Video)

A$AP Rocky – Everyday ft. Miguel, Rod Stewart & Mark Ronson (Video)

A$AP Rocky has had a landmark year, and is still coming off the success of his highly regarded album At.Long.Last.A$AP. One of the lead singles (and still one of my favorites from the project), “Everyday,” receives the video treatment, dropping exclusively on Apple Music today. Chalking up another big win for the streaming service, Rocky...
What’s In The Tapedeck: June Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: June 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...
Review: A$AP Rocky - At.Long.Last.A$AP

Review: A$AP Rocky – At.Long.Last.A$AP

Review written by Jordan P. (@_jpounder) Hailed as one of the greatest emcees of all time, Rakim Allah sought to bring New York culture to the forefront of society in the ’80s and early ’90s. Fast forward about 30 years, and we find a young man by the name of Rakim Mayers seeking to bring his own...
A$AP Rocky - At.Long.Last.A$AP (Album)

A$AP Rocky – At.Long.Last.A$AP (Album)

Tweeting out just past midnight of May 26th, I proclaimed “A$AP is an icon,” and that he is one of few remaining true rockstars in the music world. This came in reaction to the news that Pretty Flacko Jodye season was upon us. A$AP Rocky took to the internet last night to release his sophomore album,...
A$AP Rocky - Electric Body ft. ScHoolboy Q

A$AP Rocky – Electric Body ft. ScHoolboy Q

A$AP Rocky is officially on fire. Hype for his sophomore album, At.Long.Last.A$AP is at an all time high. “Electric Body” is his new single featuring long time T.D.E. member ScHoolboy Q. A$AP Mob x T.D.E. is a collaboration known to churn out some legendary hits. A.L.L.A. singles released so far have been more trippy, less hazy....
A$AP Rocky - LSD (Video)

A$AP Rocky – LSD (Video)

A$AP Rocky shared his latest track in preparation for the release of his sophomore album, At.Long.Last.A$AP. “LSD” is a step in a new direction for Rocky, with sparkly R&B vibes reminiscent of Miguel. It seems from the other singles he’s release that A.L.L.A. will take on a different sound from his previous projects. Rocky sings for most of the track...
A$AP Rocky - Everyday ft. Rod Stewart, Miguel & Mark Ronson

A$AP Rocky – Everyday ft. Rod Stewart, Miguel & Mark Ronson

With his upcoming album A.L.L.A. looming, A$AP Rocky his extremely active in the media sphere. Recently, Pretty Flacko has hopped from interview to interview, detailing his experiences in fashion, psychedelics and music direction — and it’s clear that A$AP Mob is here to stay. Last night, we were treated to a new single dropped during the Red Bull Music Academy held...
Shy Glizzy - Awwsome (Remix) ft. 2 Chainz and A$AP Rocky

Shy Glizzy – Awwsome (Remix) ft. 2 Chainz and A$AP Rocky

Late last year, DMV-based rapper Shy Glizzy beat up the block with “Awwsome.” Featuring a hard-hitting beat and catchy lyrics, the song became an overnight sensation. Today we receive the remix, highlighted by verses from 2 Chainz and A$AP Rocky. Do not sleep on Glizzy during his continual climb to hip-hop relevance. Peep the song below and...
A$AP Rocky - Multiply ft. Juicy J (Video)

A$AP Rocky – Multiply ft. Juicy J (Video)

Flacko Jodye season is officially upon us. A$AP Rocky delivers a new song and visual on us in the form of “Multiply,” directed by Shomi Patery and Rocky himself. Juicy J also makes an appearance in the video, in which Rocky takes us around his Harlem stomping grounds and fires shots at popular streetwear brands Hood By...