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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...
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...
Earl Sweatshirt - 45 (Prod. by Alchemist)

Earl Sweatshirt – 45 (Prod. by Alchemist)

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard some new music from Earl and the fans have been getting restless, so the OF emcee decided to let this loose, a one-minute record produced by the legendary Alchemist. This duo has yet to disappoint and this song is yet another example of their chemistry. Alc’s strange beats just seem to match...
Boldy James - Reform School ft. Domo Genesis, Earl Sweatshirt & Da$h

Boldy James – Reform School ft. Domo Genesis, Earl Sweatshirt & Da$h

Let’s be honest here, over the past few years there have been few producers who have been able to keep up with Alchemist‘s work ethic. The guy deserves some type of rap lifetime achievement award for the countless ballads he’s composed and for bringing some of the genre’s best new talent to the forefront of rap by...
Tyler, The Creator - Look ft. Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt

Tyler, The Creator – Look ft. Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt

A few of the members from Odd Future decided to bless their official SoundCloud page with a free new song featuring production from Nottz, an unlikely collaboration which yields a great result. Listen below as Tyler, Hodgy, Domo and Earl go off on this gem. Hopefully another OF tape is in the near future because it seems like these emcees are...
Earl Sweatshirt - Doris (Album)

Earl Sweatshirt – Doris (Album)

Who would have thought when Odd Future exploded on to the national rap scene a couple years ago that they would have so much mainstream talent. Given the LA collective’s brash nature and affinity for controversy, their success is the strangest mixture of surprising and unsurprising all in one. First, Tyler, the Creator’s albums Goblin...
Earl Sweatshirt - Hive ft. Vince Staples & Casey Veggies (Video)

Earl Sweatshirt – Hive ft. Vince Staples & Casey Veggies (Video)

Earl Sweatshirt presents us his latest visual tonight for new single “Hive.” The track features fellow LA emcees, and Odd Future affiliates, Vince Staples and Casey Veggies. Check it out above and look for Earl’s album Doris to drop on August 20th. You can support by copping the single on iTunes.
Harry Fraud - Yacht Lash ft. Earl Sweatshirt & Riff Raff

Harry Fraud – Yacht Lash ft. Earl Sweatshirt & Riff Raff

I guarantee that the thought of these three collaborating on a track has never ran through your head. But, by now we should know that Fraud is known for bringing unlikely acts together. The song has some gritty production with Odd Future lyricist Earl Sweatshirt going in alongside everyones favorite character, Riff Raff. Look for this single...
Earl Sweatshirt Coachella Set

Earl Sweatshirt Coachella Set

If you’re like me, you’re struggling to get through this awful weather and wishing that you were at Coachella right now. Last night, once-missing Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt took to the stage with a 34 minute solo set. The set, which you can watch in its entirety above, featured tracks off of his new...
Earl Sweatshirt - Whoa ft. Tyler, The Creator (Video)

Earl Sweatshirt – Whoa ft. Tyler, The Creator (Video)

Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler, the Creator grace us with their presence once again on “Whoa,” the first track off of Earl’s freshman effort in Doris, and if the rest of the album proves to be this awesome, this should be one of the best of the year. With Tyler’s album Wolf also coming, this is certainly shaping to...
Earl Sweatshirt - Chum (Video)

Earl Sweatshirt – Chum (Video)

After premiering the track a little over a month ago, Earl Sweatshirt returns to release the music video for “Chum.” Watch as he hovers and hangs upside down while rapping his autobiography in this black and white visual. The track may appear on his upcoming album titled Doris, which will be released via Tan Cressida, the...
Earl Sweatshirt - Chum

Earl Sweatshirt – Chum

We’ve all been waiting to hear some new music from Earl ever since his return from Samoa. He popped up on a few guest appearances but this is one of his first solo tracks (if you disregard “Home“). The song covers a range of topics including his OF family and more, delivered to fans in his distinct...