New Music To Know

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New Music To Know: Elijah Blake Finds Inspiration in the Darkness

He may not be a household name, yet, but he’s already won a GRAMMY for his part in writing Usher’s hit single “Climax.” And it kind of messed him up. Luckily, he found inspiration in his sadness.

11/06/2014

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New Music To Know: Dej Loaf Puts Detroit on the Map, Again

A shout out from Drake. A remix with Remy Ma. A spot on a new Detroit-centric Eminem track. Well-earned comparisons to Kendrick Lamar. DeJ Loaf is the hottest new thing in hip-hop. And it only took four months to get there.

10/31/2014

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New Music To Know: Vince Staples Finds Inspiration In His Gangsta Past

Staples’ songs arrest his audience’s imagination like vivid short films. In a world of copies, he’s undeniably an original.

10/03/2014

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Best of New Music To Know 2013

This year, everyone and their mother was singing along to Lorde’s anti-consumerist anthem “Royals,” but the New Zealand teen wasn’t the only new kid on the block who got us excited.

12/24/2013

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New Music to Know: Drake Collaborator Sampha Brings His British Soul Across the Pond

When Drake debuted the song “Too Much” live on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,’ the performance also served as a showcase for the emerging British alt-R&B artist who played alongside the rapper.

12/13/2013

(Courtesy of Atlantic Records)

New Music To Know: Sevyn Streeter Proves She’s More Than Just a Hit Songwriter on Debut EP

At 25, Streeter won a GRAMMY for her songwriting credits on Chris Brown’s 2011 album, F.A.M.E. But now she’s ready to step into the spotlight with her own music.

12/05/2013

(Courtesy of Def Jam)

New Music to Know: Jhené Aiko, a Star On Her Own Terms — With a Little Help From Drake

Jhene Aiko was almost a teenage pop star, but she even at 16 years old, she realized she wanted to do her own thing.

11/27/2013

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New Music To Know: A$AP Ferg Makes Harlem Proud With ‘Trap Lord’

Thanks to his father, ASAP Ferg was given a head start into the music industry and is now impressing everyone, including those back in his hometown, with his debut album.

10/04/2013

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New Music To Know: Daley

Some artists are discovered in back room deals by industry insiders who package them and turn them into a commodity that the iTunes buying public can stomach. And some artists, like Manchester’s blue-eyed soulful son […]

04/01/2013

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