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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...
Future - EVOL (Album)

Future – EVOL (Album)

New Future for your weekend festivities. The Atlanta rapper delivers yet another project in the form of EVOL, an eleven-track album with bangers galore. The body of work contains only one feature – the Weeknd-assisted hit, “Low Life.” Other standout records include “Fly Shit Only” and “Seven Rings.” You can order EVOL for $10.99 now via...
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...
The Weeknd - Low Life ft. Future

The Weeknd – Low Life ft. Future

Just prior to the new year, The Weeknd x Future linked up for a monster collaboration entitled “Low Life,” produced by Metro Boomin’. This one is sure to find its way onto party playlists in 2016. Listen to the track below, and find out why Aabel and Fewtch are ‘reppin for the low life.’
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: October Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: October 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: Future & Drake - What A Time To Be Alive

Review: Future & Drake – What A Time To Be Alive

Review written by Mike D. (@YourBestManMike). September 20th, Drake and Future released their recently rumored collaboration, What A Time To Be Alive (WATTBA), via Apple Music and OVO Sound Radio. The project is a surprising delight for fans and the cherry on top for what has been a fantastic year for both artists. Drake and Future exhibit good chemistry...
Future & Drake - What A Time To Be Alive (Album)

Future & Drake – What A Time To Be Alive (Album)

Future and Drake deliver a new collaboration album, What A Time To Be Alive. Drake premiered the project on Sunday evening through OVO Sound Radio on Apple Music. You can now purchase the 11-track album via iTunes. How does this body of work stack up next to If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and...
Future - Where Ya At ft. Drake (Video)

Future – Where Ya At ft. Drake (Video)

Future and Drake are undeniably two of the hottest — if not THE hottest — rappers in the game today. They linked up for the track “Where Ya At” on Hendrix’s album Dirty Sprite 2. Now, the ATL x Toronto connect pair up for the visual, directed by Sam Lecca. Check out the video above,...
What’s In The Tapedeck: August Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: August 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...
The Evolution of Future: Celebrating Dirty Sprite 2

The Evolution of Future: Celebrating Dirty Sprite 2

It feels like we’ve had Future forever. Since he first jumped onto the scene with his 2010 mixtape 1000, a Future “street anthem” has been a ubiquitous presence on any playlist. Three albums, 11 mixtapes, innumerable head bobs and countless spilled drinks later, and Future is a star. With the impending release of Dirty Sprite...
Future - Blow a Bag (Video)

Future – Blow a Bag (Video)

The #FutureHive has been buzzing as of late, and for good reason. Last week we were treated to the pleasant surprise that Dirty Sprite 2 will be releasing this Friday. This not only marks the follow up to the legendary 2011 tape Dirty Sprite, but also adds an exclamation point to his extremely impressive mixtape run...