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Wow, we saw the teasers for Eminem’s new song and that it would be dropping today, but had no clue it was going to feature Beyonce. Eminem announced that his first new album in four years is going to drop next week (!!) and that it will in fact be titled Revival. He then gave us the first look at the album with the track called Walk on Water. It is a basic and simple song, but that just makes the introspective lyrics and message that more poignant.

In an interview, Eminem talks about how he has heard all of the criticisms against him and used them as fuel for creating this new song.

“When you start out in your career, you have a blank canvas, so you can paint anywhere that you want because the sh*t ain’t been painted on yet,” Eminem said, discussing his mindset when writing the song. “And then your second album comes out and you paint a little more, and you paint a little more and by the time you get to your seventh and eight album you’ve already painted all over that. There’s nowhere else to paint. So it’s like, where do you go? And people are always expecting something different from you.”

Beyonce was recruited for the track through Rick Rubin. Rick heard the song and decided he wanted to play it for Jay-Z and Queen B: “The reason I waned to play it for him is because I’m sure these same feelings cross his mind,” Rubin said, detailing a meeting where he played them the song. “These same feelings cross any successful artist’s mind.” After hearing the record, Beyonce agreed to sing the chorus, and the rest is history.

 

This song definitely has us excited for Eminem’s new album. What do you guys think of it?

It’s been awhile since we heard from etiher CyHi The Prynce or Kanye West but both come out of hiding on the same song. It sounds like a new anthem to address the haters. Look for CyHi’s new album No Dope On Sundays to drop later this year.

 

DJ-producer Steve Angello, formerly of EDM group Swedish House Mafia, has dropped a banger song with Pusha T titled Freedom. The song is politically charged with Pusha T emphasizing that “America’s ours” throughout the track. The artist will be releasing his new album, Almost Human, later this year.

 

Pegboard Nerds is a Danish-Norwegian electronic music group who recently released their fifth EP titled Nerds By Nature. “Speed Of Light” was the debut track off their album – check out the original version here.

The track received a sped-up revival titled “Speed Of Light (Pt. 2)”. The follow-up track materializes as the original’s hip-hop oriented cousin, with a mellow guitar melody that complements vocals laid by the track’s featured artists: Taylor Bennett, who is Chance The Rapper’s younger brother, and hip-hop artist, Skylr. Check it out below and let us know what you think.

After a seven-year hiatus, N.E.R.D just released their first single titled “Lemon”. The group which consists of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shae Haley has been off the scene since their fourth album, Nothing, in 2010. The banger features Rihanna who is rapping on the track – which is a new but awesome sound for her. Their upcoming album doesn’t have a release date yet, but its rumored title is No One Ever Really dies and will have features with stars like Kendrick Lamar, André 3000, M.I.A., Gucci Mane, Future, Wale, and Ed Sheeran.

 

David Guetta is back and has recruited some big names for a new banger. Afrojack, Charli XCX and French Montana hop on the track. We think this one will be a huge hit, so check it out before it blows up.

 

In a surprise release, Foster the People have returned with three brand new tracks. All three come from the group’s forthcoming third record, which is due out this summer .This is the first new music from the group since their 2014 album Supermodel. Feels good to hear some new Foster the People! While none of the songs are as catchy or going to blow the radio up like Pumped Up Kicks, they are still pretty good. I would have to rank them as: SHC > Pay The Man > Doing It for the Money.

Check out the new songs below and let us know what you think!

 

 

DJ Khaled recruits an all-star guest list of artists for his lead single “I’m The One” off his forthcoming studio album Grateful. The song was just released as well as the video. Everyone kills it, this one will definitely be one for the summer. Happy Friday! 🙂

 

 

Oh Wonder surprised many with a new track last week called Ultralife. It’s their first track since their 2015 self-titled debut album and they haven’t missed a beat. They are classified as alt-pop and this track has some really cool melodies, organic percussion, synths and major key pianos that play together really well. They were a revelation in 2015 and we are hoping they continue to blow up in 2017!

 

Queue up the summer playlist! This one will probably get old quick as it’s going to be played nonstop on the radio and every summer bbq and get-together. Calvin Harris just makes hits and recruits some big names for this one, notably Ariana Grande and Pharrell. It’s going to be hard to top “Slide” for me, but this one is pretty good too.