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Prodigy, H.N.I.C 3
Mob Deep’s Prodigy is back to finish business. He releases his third solo album, H.N.I.C 3, today, an album that follows the critically acclaimed H.N.I.C 2. Although his second album received great reviews, we can expect bigger and better things from his third installment, which features some of hip-hops’ finest including Wiz Khalifa, T.I., Havoc, Young L and many more. Prodigy didn’t let his stint in jail stop him from making music but instead allowed him to use his experiences in a positive way, by expressing them throughout this work. Prodigy’s latest single and video, Pretty Thug is out now.
Alisha Zalkin, March to a Different Beat
Alisha Zalkin’s debut EP, March to a Different Beat, stands as a testimony to her ethnically diverse and intriguing past. Zalkin takes the influence of her opera-singing, Jewish grandmother and of her Mexican heritage to create a sound that indeed, marches to a "different beat." This San Diego native’s soulful and almost gospel like songs can be experienced in tracks such as Beautiful You and Say It to My Face – songs that contain uplifting and inspiring messages. March to a Different Beat is available to pick up now.
Flo Rida, Wild Ones
Flo Rida says his fourth studio album, Wild Ones, is one of his greatest pieces of work. That’s not an understatement, considering he’s been dropping nothing but back-to-back hit singles all year long. His first single, Good Feeling, which samples the late Etta James’ hit, Something’s Got a Hold on Me has peaked at No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and has gone double platinum in the US. Flo Rida’s album features some of the biggest names in music, including Jennifer Lopez, Lil Wayne, David Guetta, and many more. His second single, Wild Ones, features Australian breakout star, Sia Furler who added her amazing vocals and song-writing skills to the track. Keep an eye out for his latest singles, Whistle and Let It Roll.
Drop the Lime, Enter the Night
NYC-based electronic music producer, DJ and songwriter Drop the Lime releases his highly anticipated album, Enter the Night, today. Drop The Lime’s new album consists of a plethora of styles and genres, combining everything from the 50’s and 60’s era of blues, rock n’ roll, and nighttime fantasy, all the while incorporating his real passion: the bass. The first single off his new album, Bandit Blues, is inspired by the city that never sleeps. He writes about his hometown in New York City, in which he expresses his love/hate relationship with the Big Apple. His upcoming single, Darkness, is set to release on July 16.
M.I.A, Bad Girls - The Remixes
M.I.A is an artist who never shies away from controversy. Her politically charged single, Bad Girls, is out today within a compilation of remixes. Bad Girls - The Remixes features new artists such as Rye Rye, as well as more popular artists such as hip-hop heavy weight, Missy Elliott. Elliot will not only drop a line on the Bad Girls – Switch Remix, but will also be featured in the Danja produced track, N.A.R.S Remix, alongside Azealia Banks. M.I.A’s unique sound, cool swagger and relentless activism placed her on Time Magazine’s 2010 "100 Most Influential People" list. Her smash hit, Paper Planes, gained worldwide recognition after being featured in the Academy Award-winner Slumdog Millionaire, as well as Pineapple Express. M.I.A has always stayed true to her roots, receiving recognition after being nominated for an Academy and Grammy Award in the same year. From flipping the bird on live television at the Super Bowl, to rocking it out on the Grammy stage nine months into her pregnancy, M.I.A continues to intrigue and surprise audiences. Her fourth album is set to be released this fall on N.E.E.T Interscope.
Chris Brown, Fortune
RCA Music Group
Coming off his Grammy award-winning album, F.A.M.E, Chris Brown is already making a big splash with the newly anticipated album, Fortune. His first single, Turn Up The Music, written and produced by The Underdogs and Fuego, debuted at No. 10 on Billboards "Hot 100" chart last week. However, it’s Brown’s video and directorial debut of Turn Up The Music that is turning heads and garnering attention. The music video debuted at No. one and was watched over eight million times within its premiere week on VEVO. Brown’s latest single and video for Don’t Wake Me Up is out now and picking up steam.