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EW.com

R. Kelly's new prison album I Admit It pulled from Spotify and iTunes

R. Kelly's latest album, released while the singer remains in prison, has been pulled from major streamers after briefly hitting platforms like Spotify and iTunes on Friday. The R&B singer, currently serving out a 30-year prison sentence for sex trafficking, nevertheless released an album this week titled I Admit It. Despite appearing on iTunes and Spotify earlier Friday morning, it seems to no longer be available on the platforms. Neither streamer immediately responded to EW's request for comment about its apparent removal.
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TMZ.com

R. Kelly's Legal Team Investigating Unauthorized 'I Admit It' Album Release

R. Kelly's legal team is digging deep into the mystery of who dropped an unauthorized album using his name and recordings, and his attorney says they've already got their sights set on a few possible suspects. R. Kelly's criminal defense attorney, Jennifer Bonjean, tells TMZ the disgraced singer's lawyers, entertainment...
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SZA Releases New Album SOS: Listen

The time has come. After breakout album Ctrl caused a sensation in 2017, SZA has finally released a follow-up after years of leaks, delays, rumors, and label drama. SOS invites a handful of guests across its 23 tracks, with features from Phoebe Bridgers, “Love Galore” collaborator Travis Scott, Don Toliver, and the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Listen to SZA’s new album SOS below. (Pitchfork earns a commission from purchases made through affiliate links on our site.)
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Complex

Lil Uzi Vert Reacts to “XO Tour Llif3” Going Diamond After Track Is Certified 11x Platinum

Lil Uzi Vert’s iconic 2017 single “XO Tour Llif3” has been certified 11 times multi-platinum after garnering over 11 million copies in streaming equivalent sales. The track has been named Uzi’s first RIAA diamond certified track, which is an especially big achievement considering the song first premiered on their SoundCloud before getting an official release a month later. In a post shared on Instagram, Uzi celebrated the achievement. “One day, yeah, I’ma go diamond,” they wrote alongside a screenshot showing the TM88-produced song’s latest certification.
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The FADER

Watch SZA”s “Nobody Gets Me” music video

SZA's fantastic, just-released album SOS contains a lovely little Mazzy Star moment in "Nobody Gets Me," an acoustic ballad that could be the toxic sibling of "Fade Into You." That track got a set of visuals on Friday as the internet continued to digest SOS, and while the black-and-white clip is quite bare-bones (it's just SZA singing on some rooftops), so is the song, and it works really well. Check it out above.
papermag.com

Yung Gravy Knows Why You Love Him

Before TikTok and streaming were around to hoist old songs from obscurity, propelling underground darlings into the mainstream, there was LimeWire. For music fans of a certain generation, it was the gateway to the kind of eclectic taste we take for granted nowadays — the site where you might stumble onto the next great rapper. It’s no surprise Minnesota rapper Yung Gravy was an avid user of the service, building his own digital treasure trove of musical history. His omnivorous taste shows in his music, a mix of self-described “hard ass trap,” soul, SoundCloud rap and samples of oldies music, all filtered through a relaxed, goofy attitude that makes Gravy the next great college circuit rapper, much like Asher Roth and Mac Miller before him.
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HipHopDX.com

Boosie Badazz Calls R. Kelly ‘Best To Ever Do It’ As He Takes In Leaked Album

Boosie Badazz has shared two videos calling R. Kelly the “best to ever do it,” while playing a newly leaked album from the disgraced singer. The Baton Rouge rapper shared two separate clips to Instagram on Friday (December 9) that saw him dancing along to songs from a new R. Kelly project titled I Admit It, which was briefly released on the same day.
freshmusicfreaks.com

Denver Trip-Hop Duo Since JulEYE Announce Debut LP The Dawn Of Since

When musical minds unite, the ensuing chemistry can elevate their art to magical new heights. Such is the case for Since JulEYE, Denver’s most hotly-tipped trip-hop duo shattering genre confines with their uniquely blended sonic stylings. After starting as a solo project by DJ/producer Lev Averbakh, Since JulEYE recently...
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edmidentity.com

FISHER Drops Lineup for Debut Edition of TRIIP Festival Malta

FISHER unveiled the lineup for his very own three-day bender, TRIIP Festival Malta, with artists including Solardo, Melé, Chris Lake, and more!. If you’re a fan of house music, then chances are you’ve saturated yourself with the sounds of FISHER, the loveable, hilarious, and energetic DJ/producer from Queensland, Australia. From “Ya Kidding” to “Crowd Control,” “Losing It,” to “You Little Beauty,” his music has been making crowds go wild all over the planet at events like EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland, Creamfields, and more. The one milestone missing is the creation of his very own festival, but that changes next year with the emergence of TRIIP Festival Malta!
oneedm.com

Ophelia Releases Her New Banger ‘Tracen’

Ophelia is an outstanding fresh talent that’s ready to take the Electronic dance music scene by a storm with her new release ’Tracen’. Her background as a classically trained jazz pianist at Berklee College of Music blends perfectly with her experienced music production skills, and signature style that mixes her deep interest in mathematics, artificial intelligence, and a dark aesthetic that she brings to the mixing decks with every powerful and striking live performance, her aim and talent is boundless.
oneedm.com

Torres & Ivan Rico Share Their Latest Production ‘I Can Feel It’

Torres teams up with Ivan Rico to present ‘I Can Feel It’ via Future Rave Music. The Chinese DJ and music producer, Torres, collaborates once more with the label, having released the tracks ’The Feeling’ with Arain, ’Try Together’ alongside BruceLee and ’Stay’ with LIN and BruceLee, in the past, showcasing his undoubted talent and style that features significant elements from the Future Rave genre while adding his personal touch and fresh input.
hitsdailydouble.com

GHOSH, THIS IS INTERESTING NEWS

Rhea Ghosh has been tapped as Chief Marketing Officer of copyright-protection service Cosynd. Cosynd works with creators and rights holders in 120+ countries; its partner network includes CD Baby, A2IM, SoundCloud, the Mechanical Licensing Collective, DiscMakers and BeatStars, to name but a few. Company CEO Jessica Sobhraj hailed Ghosh as “a true gem” as well as “a natural connector, innovator and a real advocate for creators with an impressive track record of meaningful contributions to our industry.”
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edmidentity.com

Sultan + Shepard Release Dreamy Single to Announce Forthcoming Album ‘Forever, Now’

Sultan + Shepard releases “Losing Ground,” the first single off their sophomore album on This Never Happened, Forever, Now. Since Sultan + Shepard began their project back in 2002, the duo has flourished within the music scene, performing around the world and deepening their discography under labels like Armada Music, Mixmash, and, more recently, This Never Happened. Their musical chemistry has taken them to the stars, and after releasing Something, Everything, they are back and brighter than ever to announce their second album on the Lane 8-led imprint. To give fans a taste of what’s to come, the album’s first single is here and is the perfect introduction to Forever, Now.
thewordisbond.com

PAZ el Pana delivers the “PSYCHO ACTIVE ZEMI” to our eardrums

PAZ el Pana is a Borimex Artist From Brawley, CA who caught our ears with his new single titled “PSYCHO ACTIVE ZEMI”. Backed by the cinematic and dark soundscape provided by PythonP, the rapper delivers a blend of insight, bravado and off-kilter bars and even includes some Spanish into the bridge. The tile of the song is a backronym for his name PAZ.

Did R. Kelly Release A New Album While In Federal Prison? [UPDATE]

R. Kelly reportedly has a new album out on digital streaming platforms. Titled I Admit It, the release comes three months after the singer was found guilty of federal sex crimes in his hometown of Chicago. Additionally, the final three songs, titled “I Admit It,” were initially released in 2018 on SoundCloud as one 19-minute track but now arrive on Apple Music, Spotify and elsewhere. The song was pulled from SoundCloud and YouTube after Kelly was arrested on federal sex crime charges in 2019, and he was subsequently blocked from YouTube and dropped from his record label.
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