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20 Best New(ish) Artists of 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It’s harder and harder to figure out what really qualifies as a ”new” artist, but here are 20 that we love that are at least new-ish, from Phoebe Bridgers to Vagabon to Cardi B.

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BrooklynVegan’s Top 50 Albums of 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

From Perfume Genius to Kendrick Lamar to Power Trip to Julien Baker, here are our 50 favorite albums of 2017.

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Cassie teams with Kaytranada for “Don’t Play It Safe” (listen)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Cassie had a major hit with the ahead-of-its-time “Me & U” in 2006, and then quieted down a bit before making a comenack during the “alt-R&B” boom with 2013’s RockaByeBaby mixtape. She quieted down yet again after that, but now she’s back again…

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Five Overlooked Albums of 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It’s days before Christmas, and that means we won’t be getting much in the way of new albums until the new year. In lieu of that, Notable Releases of the Week is going into hibernation until January and I’m replacing it this week with Five Overlooked Albums of the Year.

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Juggalos lose current fight to remove “gang” label, court rules

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Insane Clown Posse led a March of the Juggalos on Washington earlier this year as a continued protest of being labeled a “gang” by the FBI, and unfortunately it looks like the label may be here to stay.

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Day for Night Saturday review (NIN, Cardi B, Lil B, Princess Nokia, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Texas is extreme– extreme everything. Hair is taller, drinks are a bit bigger than anywhere else, food portions tower and intimidate, and thankfully festivals like Day for Night in Houston are completely over the top…

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DeJ Loaf shares “Big Ole Boss” prod. Zaytoven (who released a new mixtape)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“Big Ole Boss” follows DeJ’s previous 2017 singles singles “Changes” and “No Fear,” and her debut album Liberated is due out in 2018.

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Notable Releases of the Week (12/15)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This week’s Notable Releases include the conclusion of Brockhampton’s ‘Saturation’ trilogy, PacNW indie rock newcomers Special Explosion, the return of N.E.R.D., and more.

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Cardi B playing New Year’s Eve at Knockdown Center (tix on sale)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Cardi B has had undoubtedly the biggest musical breakout of the year, and the NYC rapper will wrap up 2017 with a small hometown show on New Year’s Eve.

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Eminem doesn’t sound revived at all on ‘Revival’ — a first-impressions review

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It’s nice that Eminem hates Trump, but that doesn’t forgive his current inability to write music that’s fun to listen to.

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Shy Glizzy drops ‘Quiet Storm’ mixtape, playing SOB’s

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The mixtape features Trey Songz, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Dave East, and more; and the SOB’s show is with Rich the Kid, Moneybagg Yo, and more.

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SZA brought out Chance the Rapper at Irving Plaza (watch)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

After making her SNL debut with a gospel choir and a woodwinds/brass ensemble, SZA brought her tour to NYC’s Brooklyn Steel on Sunday (12/10) and Irving Plaza last night (12/11), which had both sold out way in advance…

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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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