During a recent concert in Seattle, one of the most prolific underground rap artists, Talib Kweli unveiled his new track “Push Thru” featuring Curren$y and Kendrick Lamar and the response has been crazy! The track was produced by Symbolyc One, who is responsible for tracks made famous by Kanye West, Beyoncé, Jay-Z and more. Currently, Brooklyn-native Kweli is preparing a new album entitled, Prisoner Of Conscious. The LP is slated to drop October 2012 via Blacksmith & EMI and Kweli is reportedly finishing an upcoming mixtape Attack the Block alongside Z-Trip, as well. Very dope track! Listen below… Continue reading
Pop diva Mariah Carey is currently working hard on her upcoming release, which will be her twelfth studio album and first since becoming a Mom and now she is set to join The Jacksons, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Little Richard, Al Green, The Bee Gees, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and more as a recipient of the BMI Icon held at the BMI Urban Awards on September 7th at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Carey will be honored for her music contribution at the upcoming event, which celebrates the work of songwriters, producers and publishers. The multi-Grammy winner has scored 18 Hot 100 No. 1 singles – more than any other solo artist in history and second in the all-genre, all-performer record books only to the Beatles – and has sold more than 200 million albums, singles and videos around the world. Congrats Mimi!!!
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Kaneik Tune a.k.a Kay.Tunes is an emerging singer-songwriter hailing from Richmond, Virginia. Kay.Tunes has been influenced creatively by some of the industries greats such as: Jill Scott, Mariah Carey, Anita Baker, Phyllis Hyman, Whitney Houston, and D’Angelo. Her latest release “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore,” is the second single released off of the upcoming EP entitled, “Story of an Emotion.” She is bringing a really sultry, soulful vibe and we love it. The track was produced by Rio of SavantSoundz L.L.C and co-produced by Dammo “GPC” Farmer & LeeMajorKid. Kay.Tunes is a refreshing breath of fresh air to the industry. She is a gifted artist, who loves the craft of making music. Her passion shows through in her music and is the reason why she is destined to make an impact on Soul/R&B music. We love the tonality of her voice, it’s very clean and controlled. METY can’t wait to hear her upcoming project in its entirety! For more original music from Kay, visit her YouTube channel: iamkaytunestv
Off of the upcoming album God Forgives, I Don’t, due in stores July 31st, Rick Ross enlists hip-hop legends in the game Jay-Z and Dr. Dre for his brand new track “3 Kings”. “You already know ’3 Kings, ‘ I feel it’s the biggest collaboration in hip-hop. Not just this year, maybe previous years,” Rick Ross told MTV News. “I got on the phone with Dre and we were just talking about collaborating and he was gonna come down to Miami for the first time to record with me in my element, in my zone,” Ross stated of “3 Kings.” Dr. Dre traveled to Rozay’s hometown to mix it up, “He came to Miami. I walked in the studio, I seen big homey, I turnt up,” Ross explained. “First night in the studio we went and did five records.” Then Ross speaks on the additional collaboration in mogul, “Jay-Z, that’s my big homey man and from day one anything I’ve ever asked O.G. for he always came through for me, so it’s vice-versa.” “He got a gangsta right here for life.” Ross was officially signed to Def Jam in 2006 and he stated that he and Jay-Z had previous works together prior to this track. “Me and Jay had another record already recorded. I’m pretty sure I’m one of the only people that could’ve called for another verse, before I put out the other record and get it done. I called him and let him know, ‘Man it’s the one.’ “We cooked up a masterpiece,” he continued. “This is a big joint right here.” Produced by Jake One. Listen below… Continue reading