On Friday, Aug. 24, Atlanta will once again be the home for the Red Bull Music Culture Clash. The 2017 edition was not only sold-out, but counted everyone from Ludacris to Jermaine Dupri as special guests, and this year, we have a feeling it’ll be even bigger, especially with the lineup they have locked down.
As per usual, the Clash will feature four stages, each occupied by a specific crew representing their sound. It’ll be a night of diversity in both the squads involved and the sounds they will be bringing. At the end of the event, the 2018 Red Bull Music Culture Clash champion will be crowned.
This year, they have a stellar crop of individuals competing. ATL’s own Zaytoven will take the stage to put on for the Zaytown Global team. Hot off of that BEASTMODE 2 release with Future, Zay’s sure to have some more heat on deck. DJ Mija will be linking up with Kenny Beats, who many might remember by his EDM alias of LOUDPVCK, with the pair representing the Don’t Think crew. Jamaica’s own Kranium (who recently dropped his own rendition of Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up”) will be repping with the Frequent Flyers, who you can expect to bring that pure reggae and dancehall vibe. The D.C.-bred Dominican rap sensation known as Fuego rounds out the crews on hand, bringing his Fireboy Sound to the venue.
The event will be hosted by Angela Yee of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, and is sure to be one of the illest events to go down this year. Past years have found a host of special guests joining the various stages, as well as playful shots being taken between the crews. It is a clash, so come prepared!
You can cop tickets to the Red Bull Music Culture Clash via their website.
Article written by khal #Complex
Lily Rayne – “I Might” (Video)
Lily Rayne took her first step into the limelight with her 2017 project Rhode Girl. Since its release, Rayne has been hard at work, promoting her music and even inking a deal with Empire Records.
With a new project in the works, Rayne let her new single, “I Might,” fly back in May and six months later she’s graced us with visuals for the song. Directed by Socially Awkward, her latest visual is laced with trippy effects as she turns up with with a few ladies.
Hit play on the video below.
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ODIE – “No Signs” | 2DOPEBOYZ
Born in Toronto to Nigerian parents, ODIE is seeing a huge boost in his career thanks to the increasing popularity of his debut project Analogue. The project, released back in April stands as one of my favorites of the year, with “Bliss City,” “North Face” & “Story” standing as my favorites.
In an interview with Pigeons and Planes early this year ODIE alluded to some of the artists that influenced the music he creates now:
There’s this Fela Kuti song, “Shakara.” My dad used to play that a lot. And “Sweet Mother.” Every Mothers Day. Every Nigerian knows that song.
He’s not lying either, to receive your Nigerian certification card “Sweet Mother” is one of the tracks you just have to know.
In addition to these tracks he also pointed named Michael Jackson, Usher’s Confessions, Coldplay’s “Talk” & Dan Black & Kid Cudi’s “Symphonies!” as music that was influential to him in his youth.
Making his return seven months after the release of Analogue, ODIE dropped off “No Signs.” The song is set to appear on the LVRN-produced soundtrack of the FOX documentary They Fight which is produced by Common. The film portrays the real-life story of two young boxers, Ragahleak “Peanut” Bartee and Quincey Williams, in Washington D.C.’s Lyfe Style Boxing program.
While the film debuted on FOX last night (Nov. 11), the entire soundtrack has yet to be released, but it is set to feature original songs by 6LACK, Boogie, Octavian & more.
With all that being said, please welcome ODIE to the DopeHouse and hit play on “No Signs” and Analogue below.
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Weekly Dope v.126 | 2DOPEBOYZ
With another seven days in the books, we’re back with another Weekly Dope playlist to help get you all caught up. On the artwork, we’ve got a mix of 9th Wonder for his JAMLA Is The Squad II compilation, Smino for his NØIR album, and Masta Ace for sharing A Breukelen Story with Marco Polo.
On top of that, we also got projects from Too $hort, IDK, Lil Durk, Tee Grizzley, THEY. and Little Dragon. Anderson .Paak dropped a Dr. Dre-assisted single off Oxnard, Dave East doesn’t mess with pork, and Dreamville’s Ari Lennox released a pair of singles. And to cap off the rather light week, there’s loosies from The Diplomats, Ice Cube, Saba, Leikeli47, and more.
Check out the tracklist and press play below.
- J.I.D – “Off Deez” f. J. Cole
- Masta Ace & Marco Polo – “Fight Song” f. Pharoahe Monch
- Rapsody – “RedBlue” f. J.I.D *
- Anderson .Paak – “Who R U?” (prod. Dr. Dre)
- Dave East – “No Pork“
- Ice Cube – “Arrest the President“
- Too $hort – “Don’t Shoot” f. ScHoolboy Q & Joyner Lucas
- The Diplomats – “Sauce Boyz“
- Saba – “Stay Right Here” f. Mick Jenkins & Xavier Omär
- Key! & Jay Critch – “Cable Guy” (prod. Kenny Beats)
- IDK – “Once Upon A Time” f. Denzel Curry
- Tee Grizzley – “Wake Up” f. Chance the Rapper
- Lil Durk – “Don’t Talk To Me” f. Gunna
- Big Twins – “Memories” f. Havoc (prod. knxwledge)
- THEY. – “18 Months” f. Ty Dolla $ign
- Ye Ali – “Free Mi Dawgs“
- Leikeli47 – “CIAA“
- Smino – “Fenty Sex” f. Dreezy
- Little Dragon – “Timothy“
- Ari Lennox – “40 Shades of Choke“
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Article written by Shake #2DopeBoyz