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21 Savage deported for being an illegal immigrant in the USA, ICE claims he is actually British

21 Savage has recently been arrested in an ICE raid in his Atlanta, Georgia home. The US immigration offices have officially declared that 21 Savage is actually from the United Kingdom and arrived in the USA via a temporary visa that he has violated, and overstayed his one year stay shortly after his 2005 arrival. Since his arrival in the USA he has been convicted for a felony and nominated for two Grammys. If you’re not familiar with 21 Savage he is a rapper that arrived in the USA at the age of 15 years old, now a world-famous recording artist more »

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Kid Cudi Reunites With MGMT, A-Trak & More For “Man On The Moon III”

The final installment of the Man On The Moon trilogy is on the way.  Kid Cudi took to twitter and initially stated that he couldn’t, and wouldn’t make MOTM3 without Plain Pat, Emile Haynie and A-Trak.  A-Trak, Haynie, Plain Pat, Dot Da Genius, MGMT, Ratatat, and more contributed to Cudi’s debut album Man on the Moon: The End of Day, the first in the trilogy. The concept album is considered to be a critically acclaimed success, praised for it’s exceptional composition and unique take on a hip-hop record. It also received three Grammy nominations and has since been certified Gold.   more »

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EXCISION ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM TO RELEASE FEBRUARY 3 While dubstep fell behind other genres over the last few years, artists such as Excision carry the dub torch higher than ever. Every year he embarks on a lengthy tour showcasing his elaborate Excecutioner production rig, but the producer has not released a full-length album since 2011. However, Excision aims to make his return to the album world with the announcement of an impending LP, marked for release on February 3, 2015. The producer casually announced the new album on Twitter, although no details on the album’s title nor tracklist have been revealed yet. More details more »

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Hundred Waters have announced an ambitious new version of last year’s critically acclaimed sophomore album The Moon Rang Like a Bell comprised entirely of remixes, due out on OWSLA on February 17. Tapping a plethora of like-minded, forward-thinking musicians and producers the final work consists of remixes and reconceptualizations by Plaid, Huxley, Illangelo, Brandt Bauer, Shigeto, Kodak to Graph, and reworkings by members of the band among others (full tracklist below). The album is graced by an imaginative cover art “remix” of the original album art, rendered as a real-life diorama. The release arrives just days after the start of a more »

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[FREE DOWNLOAD] Nicki Minaj – Only (Whiiite Remix)

Los Angeles based Whiiite (Chris White) has some new tunes for us! The co-founder of Control LA creates his own take on rap diva Nicki Minaj’s banger “Only” featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown. Whiiite creatively mashes together this iconic banger with 808 elements to create a masterpiece fit for only the best ears. Listen as he dissects the core beat of “Only” by Nicki Minaj into a tasteful drop that is sure to make you want to wobble. Make sure to grab the free download! [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/187363612″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Stay connected: Facebook | Twitter

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THE FIRST COLLECTION OF CRITICISM BY A LIVING FEMALE ROCK CRITIC TO COME MAY 2015 VIA FEATHERPROOF BOOKS Jessica Hopper, a staple in the contemporary music scene and cultural journalist based in Chicago, has firmly established herself as one of the leading names in criticism and a firebrand of the form.  After 20 years in the industry, she has touched on just about every aspect – publicist, artist, critic, editor and author.  Her latest contribution is a collection of essays entitled The First Collection of Criticism by A Living Female Rock Critic, a bold and incredibly relevant statement in 2015. Spanning a few decades, more »

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