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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.

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.

 

After a cryptic Instagram on Thursday morning, Kendrick unleashed a brand new track last night titled The Heart Part 4. This is a continuation of the long-running The Heart series and is the first solo music we’ve heard from the rapper since 2016’s untitled unmastered. On the new track he takes shots at Donald Trump and proclaims himself the best rapper alive. At the end of the song, he hints that a new album could be dropping as early as April.

Check out the track before and let us know what you think.

Jason Derulo drops a banging new single called Swalla feature two rap stars in Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign. This song is expected to be on an upcoming Derulo project. Derulo stated on the Grammy’s red carpet that there’s “nothing that sounds like it” on the radio right now. Do you agree?

It’s definitely a unique sound, we are loving the beat and both guest features do a great job on the track.

DJ Khaled dropped a surprise track featuring Queen B and Jay right after the Grammy awards on Sunday night. The song is the first single off Khaled’s upcoming album. This is the first song the couple has appeared on together since 2013’s Drunk In Love. The cover art for the song also features Khaled’s son Ashad all dressed up.

Check out the song and let us know what you think!

 

In December, Kid Cudi released his sixth album, Passion, Pain and Demon Slayin. One of the standout tracks that didn’t previously leak was By Design featuring the great Andre 3000. The album was hit or miss, with some solid tracks where he sounded like the classic Kid Cudi that made him rise to popularity, but then other tracks where he continues to mumble and do his annoying auto-tune “singing”. Check out this track and let us know what you think.

 

I stumbled across this song on one of Spotify’s playlists last month and it’s stuck with me (I blame the piano bit in the chorus). Tucker is from LA and is preparing to release an EP titled All In soon. Just Wanna hit 1 million plays in under two months on Spotify. Check out the tune below and let us know if you agree that Tate Tucker is gonna blow up in 2017.