News: Deerhunter Announce New Album “Monomania”, Out May 7th
Deerhunter has announced new details on their upcoming album Monomania, out May 7th. The album was recorded at Rare Book Room Studio in with producer Nicolas Vernhes and is the followup to 2010’s Halcyon Digest.
“Monomania” means “excessive concentration on a single object or idea,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Bradford Cox said the following to Rolling Stone in a 2011 interview:
I guess my time as a musician has gone by so fast that I realized that I have no personal life. The other guys in Deerhunter, they all found things. And I just have monomania. I always will. I’m obsessive about one thing, that there’s one thing that’s going to make me happy and it’s making music, or there’s one thing that’s going to make me happy and it’s this person.
Check out the artwork and tracklist below and tell us what you think of the news @Matter_Facts@CollegeDJ. Be sure to LIKE and Comment this post on Facebook.
Monomania Album Cover:
01 Neon Junkyard
02 Leather Jacket II
03 The Missing
05 Dream Captain
06 Blue Agent
09 Back to the Middle
12 Punk (La Vie Anté:rieure)
E40 And Too Short Release “History: Mob Music & Function” Album Covers
E40 & Too Short are due to release their long awaited “History: Mob Music & Function” album. Holding it down for the West Coast, “History: Mob Music” caters to the old school fans and “History: Function” is something for the new generation. The two albums are scheduled to drop November 6th and they’ve made something for everybody to bump to.
The album covers for both albums have just been released and they are looking swagged out. Look out for more info on E 40 & Too Short and more hip-hop news @CollegeDJ.net. Also, if you have any comments contact us on Twitter @CollegeDJ and @ThaRealestMac, and hit that like on Facebook.
B.o.B. Releases Strange Clouds Album Cover + Tracklist:
With his upcoming sophomore album set to release on May 1st, B.o.B. has released the official album cover and tracklist for Strange Clouds. The album seems primed and ready to take over the pop charts with the same dominance of his previous solo effort The Adventures of Bobby Ray, with features from Lil Wayne, T.I., Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Ryan Tedder, Playboy Tre and Morgan Freeman. Check out the tracklist below and let us know what you think @DubJ, @CollegeDJ, and LIKE and comment this post on Facebook.
Kelly Clarkson Stronger Album Release Date, Cover Artwork
The new release date for Kelly Clarkson’s Strongeralbum, along with the cover artwork, has been revealed. The pop singer’s fifth LP, which includes her lead single, “Mr. Know It All”, will now hit stores one day earlier,(Monday October 24). Regarding the project, the former American Idol winner said:
“I ended up naming the album Stronger mainly because the entire album is about empowerment and just strength overall. I love singing songs like that. I love being sassy. I love having attitude. I love raining on boys’ parades!”
Are you looking forward to her new album? Will the multi-platnium, Grammy Award-winning artist reproduce her past success? Surpass it, perhaps? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter and LIKE this post on Facebook if you will be getting Stronger.
J. Cole Cole World: The Sideline Story Album Cover, Trailer (Video)
The J. Cole Cole World: The Sideline Story album cover art and trailer (video) has been revealed. After announcing his Cole World World Tour dates earlier this week, the Roc Nation artist unveiled the album artwork, created by Alex Haldi and Leann Mueller, for this weekend’s edition of Any Given Sunday. The “Work Out” rapper’s upcoming debut album will be released on September 27. Get a taste of what’s in store below:
J. Cole Cole World: The Sideline Story Album Cover Art, Trailer Video
Are you looking forward to J. Cole’s Cole World: The Sideline Story? Will it be an instant classic? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter and LIKE this post on Facebook if you are definitely buying a copy next month.
The Demi Lovato Unbrokenalbum cover art has been revealed. The birthday girl, who just turned 19, unveiled the artwork from her upcoming third LP via Twitter. It has been a pretty big week for the pop singer, who recently gave a moving performance of her lead single, “Skyscraper“, at the 2011 VH1 Do Something Awards.
Unbroken is in stores on September 20. Will you be buying a copy? Do you like the album cover? Let us know your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter.
The Drake Take Care album cover art has been revealed. The Young Money artist’s highly-anticipated LP hits stores on October 24 and will include his latest single, “Headlines“. The “She Will” rapper’s album presumably will also feature“Marvins Room” and “Trust Issues“, as well. Check out the artwork below:
Drake Take Care Album Cover Art
What do you think of October’s Very Own’s album cover? Will Take Care be as successful as Thank Me Later? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter and LIKE this post on Facebook if you are definitely going to be picking up a copy of Drake’s album this Fall.
The Game’s The R.E.D. Album cover art (artwork) has been revealed. The West Coast rapper’s upcoming fourth LP, the release date for which is August 23, includes “R.E.D. Nation” featuring Lil Wayne as well as “Ain’t No Doubt About It” featuring Justin Timberlake and Pharrell. The music video for the latter was released earlier this week and now fans get another visual (image) for the anticipated project. Let us know if you think the album cover (above) is hot on Facebook or Twitter.
The Kelly Rowland Here I Am album cover art (artwork) has been revealed. After a steamy performance at the 2011 BET Awards, the former Destiny’s Child singer now prepares to release her upcoming LP on July 26. Her third studio album includes the hit single, “Motivation“, as well as the international dance club banger, “What A Feeling”. Are you looking forward to hearing Ms. Rowland’s new project? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.
Kelly Rowland ‘Here I Am’ Album Cover Art (Artwork)
Hear Jean Grae’s ‘Casebasket’ From Upcoming Free-Mix-CD “Cookies Or Comas”:
Jen Grae is On Her Way.
Jean Grae is making hip hop for true music lovers. Make sure you keep up with hip hop that depends on you- the listener to spread the word. Jean Grae is one of the few femcees in the game that is incredibly talented and respected by her peers as well as djs. Lookout for her Free Mix-CD, ‘Cookies or Comas’ that will be released Thursday, June 23rd, 2011. The new song from her is available for download (embedd) here and is produced by Boogie Blind called “Casebasket”.
The Free-Mix-CD is hosted by the one and only DJ Drama with A-list features from Pharoahe Monch, Styles P, Talib Kweli & Royce Da 5′ 9.”
Lil B I’m Gay Album Cover Art Revealed (Artwork, Video)
The Lil B I’m Gay album cover art (artwork) has been revealed (video). “The Based God”, who announced his controversial title live at the 2011 Coachella Music Festival, recently interviewed with Sway of MTV RapFix Live to release and discuss his album art. The 2011 XXL Freshman chose to emulate Marvin Gaye by including a painting by the late Ernie Barnes, who illustrated Gaye’s classic I Want You album art. See the artwork and watch the exclusive MTV video below and tell us your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter.
The Beyoncé 4 album cover artwork and release date have been revealed. After premiering the music video for her lead single, “Run The World (Girls)”, last night on American Idol, the R&B diva has announced that her fourth solo LP will hit stores on June 28.
Regarding her new project, Beyoncé , who recently graced the cover of Billboard, told the magazine, “I recorded more than 60 songs: everything I ever wanted to try, I just did it. I started off being inspired by [Afrobeat music pioneer] Fela Kuti. I actually worked with the band from “Fela!” [the hit Broadway musical based on his life] for a couple of days, just to get the feel for the soul and heart of his music; it’s so sexy, and has a great groove you get lost in. I loved his drums, all the horns, how everything was on the one. What I learned most from Fela was artistic freedom: he just felt the spirit. I also found a lot of inspiration in ’90s R&B, Earth, Wind & Fire, DeBarge, Lionel Richie, Teena Marie… I listened to a lot of Jackson 5 and New Edition, but also Adele, Florence + the Machine, and Prince. Add in my hip-hop influences, and you can hear how broad it is. I also gave myself more freedom to really belt out some songs, and bring soul singing back: I used a lot of the brassiness and grittiness in my voice that people hear in my live performances, but not necessarily on my records.”
Are you looking forward to hearing more new material from Beyoncé? Did you enjoy the “Run The World (Girls)” music video? What do you think of the album cover? Is B about to run the game come June 28? Let us know your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter.
Blaq Poet Releases Tracklist and Features Information for “Blaq Poet Society”:
Blaq Poet is coming June 21st.
Blaq Poet will be releasing new music soon! Here is the most updated information available about his newest project “Blaq Poet Society”. Watch the video below and see how they put the “Blaq Poest Society” together. Hear the samples they used and tracks the producers got ready for Blaq Poet to rip.
Lookout for the “Blaq Poet Society” full length album that should be released on June 21st and is produced in its entirety by beat-heads Stu Bangas & Vanderslice. Real hip hop is still alive and well- you just have to know where to find it.
Blaq Poet “Black Poet Society” TrackListing
2.) Power Music (produced by Stu Bangas)
3.) Butcher Shop f/R.A The Rugged Man (produced by Vanderslice)
4.) Charles Speaks
5.) Daytime Shootouts f/Jaysaun & Chief Kamachi (produced by Stu Bangas)
6.) Hood Talk (produced by Stu Bangas)
7.) Bushmaster Music f/Vinnie Paz & Lateb (produced by Stu Bangas)
8.) Guns N Ammo (produced by Vanderslice)
9.) Mortuary Music (produced by Vanderslice)
10.) Bill Speaks
11.) New Age Villain f/Reef The Lost Cauze (produced by Vanderslice)
12.) Blood Pool f/Wais P (produced by Stu Bangas)
13.) Life Of A Hustler f/Capone (produced by Vanderslice)
14.) Nighttime Shootouts f/Apathy & Celph Titled (produced by Stu Bangas)
Stu Bangas & Vanderslice Break Down Blaq Poet Society
Lil Wayne has revealed Tha Carter IV album cover. The cover artwork features a lil Weezy in what appears to be a Kindergarten or early elementary school graduation cap and gown. The release date for the highly-anticipated Tha Carter IV LP has reportedly been pushed back to early summer as Lil Wayne is rapping up (pun intended) the I Am Music II Tour. The Young Money emcee has also appeared in several music videos since premiering the visual for his hit, “6 Foot 7 Foot“, including Kelly Rowland’s comeback track, “Motivation“, as well as Mary J. Blige’s “Someone To Love Me (Naked)“.
What do you think of the album artwork? Are you looking forward to hearing Tha Carter IV? Why do you think Wayne pushed it back? Let us know on Facebook
Maybach Music will be releasing a new album soon. The album cover for the new album called “Self Made Vol.1” is out now featuring Maybach Music artists Rick Ross, Wale, Pill and Meek Mill. The album cover is very simple and shows the four rappers in suits leaning back.
Music from the new LP will definitely please fans of Philly native Meek Mill, DC’s Wale, Miami’s Ross and Atlanta’s Pill. Put these rappers all on one album and expect something well worded with Rick Ross influeced beats. Lead by Rick Ross, Maybach Music has moved to Warner Bros. for distribution and the new LP will be the first since the February 2011 announcement. The new album is slated for a May 24, 2011 release. .
Travis Barker “Give The Drummer Some” Drops Today: How Will It Do?
Travis Barker’s “Give The Drummer Some” – Is it a banger…?
Travis Barker drops his hip hop drum collabo album today (March 15, 2011). How will it do? Barker is well known as a drummer who experienced tragedy recently and was able to come back stronger than ever. The former Blink 182 beat holder is releasing his own album today called “Give The Drummer Some” and it looks to be a best bet for people who like hip hop and rock.
Several of the tracks we heard combine elements of both genres in a way that rocks rap fans. Think of the success of rock-rap songs in the past such as “Jay-Z’s 99 Problems” and it’s easy to see this genre has been underserved – til Barker as well as others revived the music. The new lp from Travis Barker is our CDJ LP pick of the week. Travis Barker also picked a good week to release music because he has little competition from his peers and there aren’t too many popular names dropping this week from other genres also. (See behind the scenes footage of Travis Barker here.) Barker’s debut album sales numbers should reflect the mood of the music – people are listening to genres within genres and want something new. His latest video “Carry It” featuring Tom Morello, Raekwon and RZA has him off to a good start.
Travis Barker “Carry It” featuring Tom Morello, Raekwon and RZA
Pharoahe Monch’s New Video “The Warning”: Get Ready for W.A.R.:
Pharoahe Monch’s new music promises to be worth picking up.
Pharoahe Monch’s new album is high on our CDJ watch list. Pharoahe Monch’s W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) album will be released March 22nd. He has put out a video showing what to expect from his new LP. “The Warning,” is directed by Todd Angkasuwan and contains a portion of Pharoahe Monch’s title track, W.A.R. featuring Immortal Technique. “The Warning” introduction features Nigerian rapperIdris Elba.
W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) is a 13-track album that sports a diverse mix of artists
Royce Da 5’9″
Production on the new LP comes from top notch names like Marco Polo, M-Phazes, Diamond D, Exile, Pharoahe Monch himself and others.
Pharoahe Monch’s New Video “The Warning” Featuring Idris Elba
Radiohead’s Lotus Flower is Alternative at its best.
Radiohead drops a new LP. Radiohead has released their 2011 effort called “The King Of Limbs”. We have only heard a couple of tracks from the new LP and the group is looking to gain fans since their last LP “In Rainbows 2007.” The digital version of the lp was released February 18, 2011 and the band will be releasing physical copies in May.
They have released a video for the new song “Lotus Flower” and the heavy bass techno sounding song is well produced and shows the U.K. band still has it. Thom Yorke’s falsetto sound kicks in nicely with the track as usual.
Radiohead “King Of Limbs” Album Track List
“Bloom” – 5:15
“Morning Mr Magpie” – 4:41
“Little by Little” – 4:27
“Feral” – 3:13
“Lotus Flower” – 5:01
“Codex” – 4:47
“Give Up the Ghost” – 4:50
“Separator” – 5:20
Radiohead “Lotus Flower” Video
Produced and Directed by Garth Jennings
Choreographed by Wayne McGregor
Director of Photography- Nick Wood
Editor- Leila Sarraf
Come back Chris Brown releases F.A.M.E track list with top notch names.
Chris Brown has been called the come back kid as of late and he is releasing a new album. The “Deuces” track has been on the charts for a long time and he has released his full tracklist for his album F.A.M.E. which is set to be released on March 22nd through Jive Records. The track list features big names like Justin Bieber (who just released a movie Never Say Never), Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes, Luda and more.
1. Deuces featuring Tyga & Kevin McCall
2. Up 2 You
3. No Bullshit
4. Look At Me Now featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
5. She Ain’t You
6. Say It With Me
7. Yeah 3x
8. Next 2 You featuring Justin Bieber
9. All Back
10. Wet The Bed featuring Ludacris
11. Oh My Love
12. Should’ve Kissed You
13. Beautiful People featuring Benny Benassi
14. Bomb feat. Wiz Khalifa
15. Love Them Girls featuring Game
16. Paper, Scissors, Rock featuring Big Sean & Timbaland
17. Beg For It
Mos Def & Ski Beatz – Sensei On The Block; Check out the new track from Yasiim Bey – better known as Mos Def who recruited Ski Beats for this new track “Sensei On The Block.” Peep the ill wordsmiths as the work together to rip the new track. Share this:… Continue Reading
Channel Live’s Mad Izm Celebrates 20 Years! Watch this video trailer of the 20th anniversary of the Mad Izm record by Channel Live which helped change the hip hop industry and general culture. Hakim Green of Channel Live sent this over and he continues to be a rhymer and active person in promoting issues he…… Continue Reading