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Travis Scott - Wonderful ft. The Weeknd

Travis Scott – Wonderful ft. The Weeknd

Travis Scott and The Weeknd each made the cut on our list of Top 25 Hip-Hop/R&B Projects of 2015. Now, La Flame and Aabel team up for a brand new record titled, “Wonderful.” What do y’all think of this collaboration? Let us know in the comments section.
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: September Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: September 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 - Beauty Behind The Madness (Album)

The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness (Album)

The Weeknd, everyone’s favorite wild-haired R&B star, has finally released his highly anticipated summer album, Beauty Behind The Madness. Since the release of his series of critically acclaimed mixtapes (House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence) in 2011, The Weeknd has steadily gained a massive following. In 2014, he released his debut album Kissland, and his fan...
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...
The Weeknd - Often (Remix) ft. ScHoolboy Q & Rick Ross

The Weeknd – Often (Remix) ft. ScHoolboy Q & Rick Ross

Representing the 6, The Weeknd’s soulful, smooth yet dark vocals allowed him to enter bedrooms and honeymoon suites around the world. “Often,” originally released in June, was a necessity in any late night playlist. With a sexy beat and edgy lyrics, The Weeknd sang all the things we always wanted to say. Today, The Weeknd blesses...
The Weeknd - Often

The Weeknd – Often

The Weeknd drops a new track entitled “Often.” Produced by Ben Billions, Daheala and Tesfaye himself, this one definitely bumps. Vibe out below via The Weeknd’s SoundCloud page and be sure to let us know what you think.
The Weeknd - Or Nah (Remix)

The Weeknd – Or Nah (Remix)

After flipping Beyoncé‘s “Drunk In Love,” The Weeknd is back with a remix to Ty Dolla $ign‘s “Or Nah,” produced by DJ Mustard. Tesfaye adds a quick verse at the beginning of the track. Stream from SoundCloud below.
The Weeknd - Drunk In Love (Remix)

The Weeknd – Drunk In Love (Remix)

After Kanye West and Diplo each dropped their own remixes over the past couple days, The Weeknd now releases his version of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s smash hit “Drunk In Love.” Listen below from AudioMack as Tesfaye shows off some serious pipes on the rendition.
The Weeknd - Kiss Land (Album)

The Weeknd – Kiss Land (Album)

Abel Tesfaye has had quite the unique career in comparison to other artists today. In 2011, he released three amazing mixtapes with an original sound and artist name, The Weeknd. He continued to conceal his identity by avoiding interviews until his fame finally caught up to him. After signing with Universal, he rebranded his mixtapes...
Juicy J - One Of Those Nights ft. The Weeknd

Juicy J – One Of Those Nights ft. The Weeknd

Taylor Gang and XO link up for Juicy J’s new single “One of Those Nights.” He’s assisted by The Weekend, who handles a majority of the song, making it sound more like it’s an Abel original. Look for this cut to appear on Juicy’s upcoming album, Stay Trippy, lead by the singles “Bandz a Maker Her Dance”...