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Emannuel Jal to Release Fifth Album in September 

Rapper, humanitarian, activist and actor Emmanuel Jal's fifth studio album The Key will be released on September 9, 2014 on Gatwitch/Universal. The 13-track album includes collaborations with Grammy-winning artists Nile Rodgers (who produced the lead single "My Power") and Nelly Furtado (who appears

Get to Know Rachael Sage and Her New Album "Blue Roses" 

NYC singer, songwriter, poet, actor and visual artist Rachael Sage, who also owns and operates her very own MPress Records, is gearing up for the November 4 release of her latest studio album Blue Roses. But you don't need to wait a whole two months and some change to get to know the album more

Florida Georgia Line Set for Two American Express Shows 

American Express is going country with the Membership Experiences Concert Series this fall. Country music sensation Florida Georgia Line will perform exclusively for American Express Card Members at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom on September 9 and New York's Terminal 5 on October 8. Learn more at

LP to Headline Dates on West Coast in September 

If you are West Coast, you can see singer LP as she headlines a handful of dates in September. If she hits your hood, we highly recommend getting out to see her. She's FUCKING rad. Tour Dates: 09/18 Seattle, WA Neumos 09/19 Vancouver, Canada Fortune Sound Club 09/20 Portland, OR Alhambra Theatre

Listen to King Green's "Nothing" and Grab Free Download 

King Green (Green from RDGLDGRN) dropped his new single "Nothing." It's totally funked out and percussive hip-hop. WE LOVE IT, and not just because he samples Office Space. He drops some SERIOUS lyrical science. The beat, also produced by King Green, calls upon a myriad of influences from this