Indie Labels Can't Get a Vinyl Record Made In Under 3 Months

A vinyl records production glut is hitting independent labels hard. We’ve reported about interminable delays for vinyl records for years.  But now, the issue seems to be intensifying, with an unfortunate production war brewing between indies and major labels. The skinny?  Majors are jumping ahead with bigger, more lucrative production …

JAY-Z Shows Support for Meek Mill at '4:44' Philly Tour Stop

reactid=”119″> JAY-Z’s “4:44 Tour” made a stop in Philadelphia on Friday (Dec. 1) and the rap mogul would have been remissed if he didn’t bring up Meek Mill’s legal plight during his show. Hov has been an outspoken critics Mill’s sentence 2-4 years in prison for violating his probation. He …

Did Big Sean Diss Kendrick Lamar on 'Double or Nothing' Album?

reactid=”130″> Big Sean and Metro Boomin’s Double or Nothing album is the talk social media. Although most the chatter is regulated to Sean’s questionable lyrics, one song has fans wondering if he’s taking shots at Kendrick Lamar. On the LP’s track, “Big Bidness,” it sounds like Sean Don is slinging …

10 Best New Hip-Hop and R&B Artists of 2017

Amidst the existential dread that characterized much 2017, there was always incredible music to turn to in times darkness. A handful veteran favorites turned in their most critically acclaimed efforts in years, from Kendrick to JAY-Z to Big K.R.I.T. to Tyler, The Creator. Even more exciting than great projects from …

Emile Vincent – The Box

Clear Soul Forces’ own, Emile Vincent, continues to rock on the solo tip with the release his latest visual for “The Box.” Emile is as versatile as they come on the microphone, having been influenced by an eclectic mix artists growing up. In the Wayne ( Tenshun Studios) directed video, …

JAY-Z Talks Reconciling With Beyonce After His Infidelity

reactid=”108″> In a very personal interview with New York Times’ T Magazine, JAY-Z goes in-depth about some the  issues he was dealing with in his marriage to Beyoncé. When talking about his 4:44 album, where he detailed his infidelity and reconciliation with his wife on the title track, he explained why …

Ro James, Jessie J and Luke James Perform at Soul Train Awards

reactid=”108″> Before Toni Braxton received the Legend Award at the 2017 Soul Train Awards, the veteran R&B singer was serenaded by three talented R&B singers who performed some her classic songs. Soulful vocalists Ro James, Jessie J and Luke James saluted Ms. Braxton with their beautiful renditions “Seven Days,” “You …

YouTube Forced to Block Millions of Music Videos In Finland

A PRO in Finland complained about YouTube’s low payouts.  Now, days before the country celebrates its independence, Google has blocked thousands music videos in the country.  That includes the national anthem. In 1917, after a century violent, oppressive Russian rule, Finland declared its independence. On December 6th, the country will …