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GettyImages-596733376-1489425566-640x492The Vince Staples saga continues. Since signing to Def Jam, the Long Beach artist has released a new record every year, with his debut LP, the critically celebrated Summertime ‘06 (2015), bracketed by two superb EPs, Hell Can Wait (2014) and Prima Donna (2016), the latter the subject last summer of a Vulture cover story. Read more…

1498142803_34cc547bdba0514849ef67c04056c667Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist Jameel Bruner is forging his path under the moniker Kintaro, launching the ‘Universal’ EP. As the former keyboardist of The Internet and the youngest brother to Stephen “Thundercat” Brother and Ronald Bruner Jr., Kintaro’s style grabs from many areas of sound, merging them as his own personal vehicle of aberration and bliss.

Oakland singer/rapper Adrian Marcel came through Genius HQ in Brooklyn to perform an acoustic cover of some of 2017’s biggest hip-hop hits. He mashed up elements of Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour Llif3,” Migos‘ “T-Shirt,” and Travis Scott’s “Goosebumps” into a unique new track. Peep it above.

California’s own KYLE made his late night television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. He hit the stage to perform his smash single “iSpy” with Lil Yachty. Expect a big 2017 from KYLE as the year goes on and tune back in soon for his XXL profile in the next few days. Enjoy!


Dizzy ‘2 Late 2 Remember’ Mixtape

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New music from Dizzy! Check out his new mixtape ‘2 Late 2 Remember,’ hosted by our very own DJ Carisma! The project includes 12 tracks with a feature from Mila J. Click HERE to download your copy of the project via Datpiff today. Enjoy!


‘Stronger’ Trailer

Check out the new trailer starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, and Clancy Brown as a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma. Peep it above.


Nike Air Max “Game Royal”

AIRMAXNike‘s Air Max More sneaker has been given a blue and white upgrade for the silhouette’s latest release. Coming in a white upper with contrasting royal blue laces, Swoosh and full-length Air Max unit, the “Game Royal” colorway is perfect for the coming summer months. The sneaker also comes with a perforated upper and an internal bootie to maximise its comfort. The “Game Royal” Nike Air Max More is available now at retailers. -HB

Los Angeles based rapper RJ is back on Sway in the Morning and this time we talk about his new project “Mr. LA,” how he separates himself from other artists and visit the ins and outs of gang culture. Despite being born into a gang environment, RJ recognized early on that he wanted a better life for himself and his children. “When you’re in that sh** you don’t want anybody to be a part of it.”

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