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Mother Monster goes back to basics.

Right Gaga. You’ve had your year doing jazz with Tony Bennett, so can you now just be an incredible popstar again, please.

It’s been three years since the mixed reaction to her third album ARTPOP, but the next installment is a complete overhaul for the 30-year-old star, both visually and sonically.

Here’s the full story of Gaga’s fifth collection.


Just as 2013’s ARTPOP was released, Lady Gaga’s close team fell apart. The famously eccentric performer fired her manager, perhaps whilst dressed as a Yeti. Troy Carter was out over “creative differences” and Live Nation’s Bobby Campbell was brought in to look after her career.

Gaga is the queen of reinvention in modern pop, but Campbell’s plans for her included a more long-term transformation. We’ve seen her tone it down for mature jazz album Cheek To Cheek with Tony Bennett, perform a surprisingly traditional but stunning tribute to The Sound of Music at the Oscars, and more recently star in Ryan Murphy’s hit TV series American Horror Story.

But now all of that is out the way, it means Gaga will focus on releasing her new album in 2016. The star confirmed the new record for later this year after her win at the Golden Globes.

Just over six months later on September 9, we were given her brand new single ‘Perfect Illusion’.The track has been co-written and co-produced by Gaga herself, along with Mark Ronson, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker and BloodPop. The latter was responsible for Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ last year, fyi.

The track leans towards the kind of fist-pumping, anthemic soft-rock that Bruce Springsteen made his name on, while at the same time remaining wholly Lady Gaga. There’s no denying that pop melody gets stuck in your head after precisely three listens, and the production is considerably less cluttered than the sometimes frantic soundscape of ARTPOP. Oh and can we just add that the music video is big, bold and full of energy.

As for the album? Well Gaga’s fifth studio collection will be titled Joanne and was released worldwide on October 21. The standard edition will include 11 tracks, with a further three on the deluxe. The album was named after her dad’s sister ,who died from lupus aged just 19. It’s also Gaga’s middle name. Oh and the artwork is absolutely stunning.

And guess what? The album is pretty much done. Aside from a bit of mixing and mastering – as well as a last minute hook or two – Joanne is set and ready to go. The tracklist is as follows:

  1. ‘Diamond Heart’
  2. ‘A-Yo’
  3. ‘Joanne’
  4. ‘John Wayne’
  5. ‘Dancin’ In Circles’
  6. ‘Perfect Illusion’
  7. ‘Million Reasons’
  8. ‘Sinner’s Prayer’
  9. ‘Come to Mama’
  10. ‘Hey Girl’ [featuring Florence Welch]
  11. ‘Angel Down’

The deluxe edition – which you’re definitely ordering – also includes bonus tracks ‘Grigio Girls’, ‘Just Another Day’ and ‘Angel Down (Work Tape)’.

As for availability across streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, Gaga made sure Joanne is available on all of them. I just want my music to be available everywhere, for everyone. So that as many people as possible can hear it,” she said recently. “That’s what I would say. It feels the most fair to the fans..you know? They’ve given me a lot so I wanna try to give back to them too if I can.”


Gaga – real name Stefani Germanotta – worked with a mix of established industry names, as well as some of the producers who helped her become the pop force she is today.

As we know from lead single ‘Perfect Illusion’, Gaga worked very closely with Mark Ronsonwho, she confirmed, executive produced the whole record. Considering his enormous success with funk-pop in the past 12 months, we’d be surprised if Mother Monster doesn’t get even more of her own floor-filling anthems too.

‘What it is’…It’s a New Hip-Hop Song! Listen to Chhina NOW

2016 has already been a huge year for Hip Hop. Now there is a big surprise  from newcomer Chhina, who amazes fans with the single release ‘What it is’.

Chhina, young DIY artist and producer from Toronto, seems to take Hip Hop by storm with his viral hits. You can enjoy them on Soundcloud. Be sure to check out his upcoming project — mixtape  titled ‘Shade’, on November 8. Follow Chhina on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

90’s Viral Video Lands Siblings a Feature with Kanye West’s Artist.

The light hip-hop style music with 90’s fashion clothes and catchy lyrics has been cruising all over the Internet since March 2016 and brought a storm among emerging artists from Texas. Who are they and why are they making a history?

Lil JSean and Aesja siblings originally from Woodlands, TX stepped foot in the professional music industry  in 2013. The decision to make big steps and come under the light was not an easy one, after the death of their elder brother shook their world it made them realize that life is too short and chasing dreams should be on top of the priority list. Also, when Lil JSean won the talent show at Blinn College in 2013 it inspired him to dropout from college and pursue music dream full-time.

Showcasing themselves as solo artists both Aesja and Lil JSean have been working on their music individually, however, the best results came along cooperation. Their joint music video of the song “Trust ‘Em” shook Twitter with more than 3m views and gained over half million views on YouTube. They have been featured on Billboard after their interview on CW 33’s, “Eye Opener TV”. The buzz over the internet has been boosting the number of followers on their Socials and the Media.


For rising artists visible success in online platform can be opening so many doors and it did. Cyhi The Prynce, who is one of Kanye West’s favorite songwriters; reported to be the author of the line on Taylor Swift in the song “Famous,” couldn’t pass by the rising talents. Teaming up with Jonathan Hay and JC Flores, created a new hit titled “Long Damn Time”. The premiere of the track was featured in the Houston Chronicle. Enjoy!


Find them on socials:

Aesja – FacebookTwitterInstagram

Lil JSean – FacebookTwitterInstagram


Kay Kumar’s SVDS Video Set to Premiere On December 3




When Kay Kumar told us to ‘get excited’ for his video launch for his single ‘SVDS’ on December 3rd, we did not know what to expect.


Behind-the-scenes sneak peaks have enabled us to see that this is no ordinary video shot in his hometown of Birmingham, UK. After the release of his single ‘Suicidal Thoughts’, we knew this young rapper had a way with words, and could use his music to spread the word and raise awareness about important and difficult topics, while still having a hopeful message. When the official launch date for his premiere video was announced, the anticipation began.


Infused with incredibly breath-taking scenes, you would think Kumar traveled to paradise just for this music video. Well, close enough. Kumar, Zak Le Ninja and the SVDS production gang set up base all over Morocco–including Rabat, Kenitra, and the Sahara Desert.

The result will be revealed to us in its entirety on December 3. It promises to captivate viewers with the incredible scenery and beauty of the Moroccan landscape, coupled with Kumar’s poetic lyrics and unforgettable melodies.

With the impressive work of Kay Kumar in the past, we are looking forward to all that comes from this talented rapper!


You can follow Kay Kumar on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kay-Kumar-477255049080167

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kayy_kumar/

Solar: A New Level Of Music And Music Video Production


Solar, a music producer and the CEO of 7 Grand Records is proceeding on his great path towards what he has been left to do, and onto producing more great hits.

“LIVEST” By Solar was an intense and groundbreaking video, which placed in Top 20 Urban Digital Single Charts. The music video is getting stronger every week, with his fans still buzzing around the video. The video and the track present mixture of new sounds and beats, which Solar himself excels in, and which depicts what Guru must have seen in this super producer. The bar is taking to another level entirely with this new song. Solar gets you feeling in another dimension, taking music production to new heights.

Solar’s fans are also showing their support. His video drove 14 million views on Vimeo and over 350,000 views on YouTube, proving the tight support that this powerful producer has backing him up. It doesn’t stop there though, the track on SoundCloud had a whooping over 2,1500,000 plays and downloads. Solar is back and he is proving his talent and keeping it real.

His next two releases, a single and a video, feature a major, brilliant Hip-Hop artist, Vado, and new Hip-Hop stars Rackboy Cam & Remy Boyz. Remy Boyz just released a major, hot music video with Fetty Wap, giving us a view into what we can expect from him with Solar’s releases. Fetty wap “679,” got over 42 million views, and climbed the charts. Solar’s “Everything Litt” and “Do That thing I like” are anticipated to be on par with genius, showing us a new level of music and video production.


UK music producer A.M. SNiPER is one of the most innovative up and coming names in the club scene, and is set to host the Napa Rocks music festival alongside Chris Brown and KSI this summer.

A.M. Sniper is notorious for mixing different genres of music, which is why we simply can’t get enough of the quiet metaphor which is drawn between this epic beat-chopper and his new Kung Fu music video. The video is a powerful tribute to old school Kung Fu. The music blends EDM and hip-hop with a powerful punch. When you listen to the song, you might not know what genre it is, but staying in your seat won’t be an option for sure. A.M. Sniper along with his partner in crime producer Jaguar Skills, cut, chop and remix each section so you never quite know what’s around the corner. You will be unknowingly rehearsing the lyrics, and possibly some of the Kung Fu moves after seeing this video.

Party Animals Hail Durt Boi’s Latest Hit

Supa Soakar Music Video by Durt Boi

Some people are all work and no play, but Durt Boi is the farthest thing from a dull boy. He knows how to hustle and he knows how to hang. His new song “Super Soakar” has everyone rockin’ out. It is reminiscent of Juicy J’s “Bandz A Make Her Dance”. After listening to this song we predict that Durt Boi will continue to incorporate a little bit of Jamaican flavor into all his pieces. After all Jamaican spices are acclaimed all across the globe, so why not add a bit to the songs as well.

Onward and Upward for Conscious Toney

New York hip hop artist Conscious  Toney

Young and energetic NYC artist Conscious Toney was born into the culture of rap and hip hop. The young artist’s unique music style began taking shape at a tender age, when he began writing rhymes in the fourth grade.