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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...
Big Sean - What A Year ft. Pharrell & Detail

Big Sean – What A Year ft. Pharrell & Detail

Big Sean reflects on his widely successful 2015 with a new record titled, “What A Year.” Sean Don goes in for two nasty verses over production from Bobby Johnson, Frank Dukes, Maneesh, Detail and Amaire Johnson. Pharrell handles the hook on one of the year’s catchiest tracks (New Year’s jokes are still acceptable, right?). Peep below,...
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...
DeJ Loaf - Back Up ft. Big Sean

DeJ Loaf – Back Up ft. Big Sean

Detroit is way too turnt with this banger starring DeJ Loaf and Big Sean. With heavy-hitting lyrics, a beat from outer space and a catchy hook, haters better “Back Up” when approaching these two artists. DeJ has managed to stay successful following her hit song “Try Me” and is consistently proving that she is here to...
Photos: ILLrock Block Party in Urbana 5/2

Photos: ILLrock Block Party in Urbana 5/2

For the second straight year, the ILLrock Block Party served as an end-of-the-year celebratory concert at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The day-long event, similar to Little 500 at Indiana University or Dillo Day at Northwestern University, went down this past Saturday in Urbana and featured a variety of musical guests. Artists such as Gramatik, Matoma, Exmag...
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...
Big Sean - Blessings ft. Drake & Kanye West (Video)

Big Sean – Blessings ft. Drake & Kanye West (Video)

The G.O.O.D Music imprint has planted its flag in the cultural landscape in 2015. Big Sean released a number one album, and Kanye West has unveiled his coveted Adidas collection along with singles “Wolves” and “All Day,” which have the world in anticipation of his new album So Help Me God.  Today, we are treated to a...
ILL Rock Block Party featuring Big Sean, Gramatik, & More Live in Urbana, IL on 5/2

ILL Rock Block Party featuring Big Sean, Gramatik, & More Live in Urbana, IL on 5/2

Our friends at PSG have partnered with Jay Goldberg Events to bring us yet another Ill Rock Block Party. This year it will all be going down on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, with performances by Big Sean, Gramatik, Matoma, Exmag and many more still to be announced. The exact location of the block party will...
Big Sean - One Man Can Change the World ft. Kanye West & John Legend

Big Sean – One Man Can Change the World ft. Kanye West & John Legend

With Dark Sky Paradise rapidly approaching, Big Sean continues to build up hype, taking to the web last night to release his much anticipated collaboration with Kanye West and John Legend. The track, titled “One Man Can Change the World,” is a powerful, inspirational ballad backed by a piano driven beat. It gives a glimpse at the...
Big Sean - Blessings ft. Drake & Kanye West

Big Sean – Blessings ft. Drake & Kanye West

“Blessings on blessings on blessings, look at my life it’s been lessons on lessons on lessons.” – Big Sean. Dark Sky Paradise presents the beauty within the chaos, and intertwines the concepts of doom and utopia. This seems to fit Big Sean as he matures and overcomes some of the hardships that have haunted him throughout his life,...
RL Grime - Kingpin ft. Big Sean

RL Grime – Kingpin ft. Big Sean

If you saw UPC’s recent contest for tickets to RL Grime‘s performance at the Canopy Club Sunday, November 16th and wondered what music this Los Angeles producer masterminds, let this be your introduction. Bringing together industrial sounds of Trap and EDM with ear catching Middle Eastern singing, RL Grime enlists Finally Famous’ lieutenant Big Sean for this hard-hitting single. Whether...
Eminem - Detroit Vs. Everybody ft. Royce Da 5'9", Big Sean, Danny Brown, Trick Trick & DeJ Loaf

Eminem – Detroit Vs. Everybody ft. Royce Da 5’9″, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Trick Trick & DeJ Loaf

On November 24th, Shady Records will unleash a brand new compilation album. Featuring two discs, Shady XV will include greatest hits as well as new tracks led by Eminem and various label signees such as Slaughterhouse, D-12, Yelawolf and more. Today, we get a sneak peek in the form of “Detroit Vs. Everybody.” Eminem pieces an all-star lineup...