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Soundcloud reveals 2017 year-end data (most streamed album, tracks & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The top streamed album (and top streamed rap track) goes to Lil Uzi Vert.

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Pitchfork’s 100 Best Songs of 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Kendrick Lamar appears on the list four times, including at #2 for “DNA.”… can you guess who beats him for #1?

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Notable Releases of the Week (12/8)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This week’s Notable Releases include the second album of 2017 by rising West Coast rapper G Perico, Statik Selektah’s latest guest-filled LP, Tee Grizzley & Lil Durk’s collaborative mixtape, and more.

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Cardi B & Nicki Minaj join Migos & more on new mixtape ++ other related news

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Cardi B also plays the big the big Hot 4 the Holidays show at Prudential Center with Lil Kim, Remy Ma, Tee Grizzley, Dave East, and more.

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Brooklyn Museum displaying SZA, Metro Boomin & 21 Savage sculptures

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Spotify’s RapCaviar is a popular playlist, a concert series, and now also a museum exhibit. The “RapCaviar Pantheon” will feature live-size sculptures of RapCaviar’s three breakthrough artists of 2017, SZA, Metro Boomin and 21 Savage, at the Brooklyn Museum…

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Pandora names Phoebe Bridgers, Kelela & more “artists to watch in 2018″

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Like last year, Pandora have followed their “Top Thumb Hundred” of 2017 list with their 25 artists to watch in 2018 list. It’s mostly heavy on pop, rap, and R&B…

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Complex’s Top 50 Albums of 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

As always, Complex’s list is heaviest on rap and R&B, so it makes room for great rap albums that you might not see on the big multi-genre lists.

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Queens of the Stone Age & Run the Jewels played a holiday show in Chicago (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Queens of the Stone Age and Run the Jewels, two acts that have both been popping up on Best of 2017 lists, joined forces at WKQX’s ‘The Night We Stole Christmas’ concert at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom on Saturday…

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Pandora reveals 2017 “Top Thumb Hundred”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Yesterday, Spotify revealed year-end stats for 2017, and today Pandora did the same. Their third annual “Top Thumb Hundred” — a list of the most thumbed-up songs of the year — is out now…

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controversial “I’m Not Racist” rapper Joyner Lucas announces tour

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Since we last wrote about Worcester, MA rapper Joyner Lucas, he’s gone viral for his “I’m Not Racist” video, which not everyone is loving. Today, he announced a tour…

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Day For Night 2017 schedule (Solange vs Jesus Lizard vs Mount Kimbie?)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Houston’s awesome Day for Night festival is less than two weeks away, and the schedule has now been revealed.

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Spotify reveals 2017’s most streamed artists, tracks, albums, genres & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The #1 emerging 2017 genre? Melodic power metal.

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Rich Chigga, Joji, Keith Ape & Higher Brothers going on 88rising label tour

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This stacked lineup is currently touring Asia, but they’ll be coming to the United States for three select dates early next year, with more to be announced soon.

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Migos played Chicago with Lil Yachty, who says ‘Culture 2′ is better than 1 (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Migos and Lil Yachty are also playing New Year’s Eve at Red Rocks together, with Young Thug, Post Malone, and more.

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The FADER’s 101 top songs of 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

As usual, the list is heavy on rap and R&B, but there’s some other stuff in there too, like Phoebe Bridgers at #2!

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Kendrick Lamar & Gordon Parks exhibit on display now in Pleasantville

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The exhibit, which is located just outside of NYC, showcases ”Gordon Parks photographs that inspired rapper Kendrick Lamar’s music video ELEMENT from his album, DAMN.”

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Notable Releases of the Week (12/1)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This week’s Notable Releases include Glassjaw’s first album in 15 years, Chris Stapleton’s second album of 2017, Miguel, and more.

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SiR releases two new songs (one with Schoolboy Q), touring with Miguel

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Inglewood rapper/R&B singer (aka Sir Darryl Farris) revealed earlier this year that he signed to TDE. Details on his first proper full-length for the label are still unknown, but he just released two new songs…

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Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock gives statement on sexual assault allegations against his father

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

As allegations of sexual conduct against powerful men continue to come out, the New York Times has published the accounts of nine women accusing Israel Horovitz, a playwright, screenwriter, and also father of Adam Horovitz aka Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys.

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Nick Hook & DJ Earl releasing collab LP next week, share new song ft. Wiki

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Nick Hook says, ”we always had a vibe, but after Rashad passed we ended up getting closer. Carrying on Rashad’s legacy is a part of what we do everyday.”

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Russell Simmons steps down from Def Jam following new sexual assault allegations

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons was accused of sexual assault, which he first denied and then later apologized to “any women from my past who I may have offended.” Since then, screenwriter Jenny Lumet shared a detailed account via The Hollywood Reporter of Simmons assaulting her in 1991, and Simmons has now given his own statement…

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