Fredo Santana Dies at 27, Lil Durk, Wale and More Pay Tribute

Chicago rapper Fredo Santana reportedly has passed away on Saturday (Dec. 20). A cause death is unconfirmed, but according to TMZ, the 27-year-old rhymer died from a fatal seizure. Producer Maxo Kream, a longtime collaborator and friend Santana, confirmed the sad news on his Instagram page. "Damn man I’m lost …

Justin Timberlake Says He and Janet Jackson Resolved Nipplegate

Justin Timberlake says that he and Janet Jackson have resolved their issues regarding the infamous Nipplegate at the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime performance in 2004. For those who don’t remember, Timberlake was Jackson’s surprise guest during her Super Bowl Halftime concert. After he performed “Rock Your Body,” Timberlake ripped f …

SiR Returns With Dope New Album 'November'

There's no doubt that TDE boasts one the deepest rosters in music—SZA, Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock and ScHoolboy Q all call TDE home. Now the label returns with an album, November, from one its brightest talents, singer/songwriter SiR. Let's be clear from the jump here— SiR makes really good …

A Music Insider Dishes on the Biggest Industry Predictions for 2018

The opinions expressed are those the writer and do not reflect the views EDM.com In this article, ItsNoRequests’ Austin Staubus shares his predictions about what big changes will come to the music industry in 2018. 2018 Breakout Artists Of The Year: CID, Fisher, and Chace Spotify will continue to scale …

Apathy – Alien Weaponry (Prod. by Nottz)

After coming f the release  Perestroika, one last year’s best collaborative LP’s alongside the legendary O.C., underground rap stalwart Apathy returns with a vengeance with the debut leak, “Alien Weaponry,” which serves as the debut leak f his long awaited sixth solo LP, The Widow’s Son.   The CT native is …

Meet All 9 Producers on SiR’s ‘November’ Album

On Friday, January 19, singer-songwriter and producer SiR will release November, his full-length debut on Top Dawg Entertainment and the follow-up to 2017's Her Too EP. Following the album's release, the Los Angeles native will be at the center the conversation, but the project would have never come together over …

Layoffs Expected as Concord Completes Acquisition of Razor & Tie

Multiple Razor & Tie employees are preparing for layfs. Concord Bicycle Music has confirmed that it has completely acquired Razor & Tie Records. The deal first started in 2015 after Concord Bicycle made a significant investment in the rock-heavy label.  The two companies formed Razor & Tie Enterprises, LLC.  Both …

Famous Dex Pick It Up Ft. A$AP Rocky

Famous Dex kicks f his 2018 by releasing the visuals for his A$AP Rocky collaboration, “Pick It Up.” This is most definitely Dex’s ficial breakout track and is directed by AWGE and Hidji Films at a flea market in New Jersey. Watch the colorfully lighthearted visual below.

Producers: Would You Pay a Monthly Subscription for Unlimited Samples?

Native Instruments is a manufacturing company for both music production stware and hardware based out Berlin, Germany.  Just today, they announced the launch  Sounds.com, which is a subscription-based website that provides producers with royalty-free samples, loops, and sound packs available for both personal and commercial use. This website functions on a …

Drake Expands His Partnership With Toronto Raptors

It looks like Drake is expanding his role with the Toronto Raptors. Already, the Toronto-bred rapper is the "global ambassador" for the team, a title that has found him performing at games, showing up to support the team and even helping to design special OVO jerseys for the team to …