2015 End of the Year Urban Music Awards – Part 2 – Best Song

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This year our Urban department has decided to share a recap of our favorites of 2015 with ya’ll. There have been a lot of great hip-hop albums, songs, videos, and performances that we thought were notable. This year we witnessed Kendrick Lamar make history with To Pimp a Butterfly, an album that would find its presence in […]

2015 End of the Year Urban Music Awards – Part 1- Best Album

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This year our Urban department has decided to share a recap of our favorites of 2015 with ya’ll. There have been a lot of great hip-hop albums, songs, videos, and performances that we thought were notable. This year we witnessed Kendrick Lamar make history with To Pimp a Butterfly, an album that would find its presence in […]

City Shawn HIts #1 on Urban Charts with “You Already Know” Produced by DJ Fresh.

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San Jose’s very own City Shawn links with renown Bay Area producer, DJ Fresh on “You Already Know”, one of the reasons people are calling Forever 2 one of the best projects of the year. The track has reached over 16,000 plays since it was released 2 months ago. Catch City performing at our next #TheWave showcase […]

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@GrizzlyGato Tops Urban Charts with @HomeboySandman assisted, “How to Find…”

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Grizzly Gato tops our Urban charts this week with his track, “How to Find a Balance on a Boogie Board” . The track features acclaimed lyricist, Homeboy Sandman. Check it out below.   Grizzly Gato – How to Find Balance on a Boogie Board (ft. Homeboy Sandman)   Coming in at #2 is Dave East […]

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Curren$y at The Catalyst

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Written and Photos by Victoria Silva November 10, 2015 – SANTA CRUZ. “And I’m still…” Curren$y paused for a quick moment while the crowd yelled back finishing his line “looking famous!” Curren$y, The Hot Spitta, a New Orleans based rapper blessed the stage at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California.  He is currently on tour […]

@MattySlims Hits #1 on Urban Charts with “Hella Much”

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San Jose’s very own Matty Slims is currently residing in South Beach, Florida, but that hasn’t kept him from coming up with catchy bangers evident of his cali roots. Check out the track below   #1. Matty Slims – “Hella Much” (prod. Kleenmyousick)     Coming in at #2 is Vic Mensa who has been […]

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@BJTheChicagoKid Hits #1 on Urban Charts with “Church” ft. @ChancetheRapper & Buddy

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This week on our Urban top 40, Motown Records artist BJ The Chicago Kid hits #1 with his lead single, “Church” off his upcoming album. The song sees him collaborating with Chance the Rapper and Buddy. Check out the track/video below: #1. BJ The Chicago Kid – Church (ft. Chance the Rapper & Buddy) Coming […]

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@AziziGibson Hits #1 on Urban Charts with “Enemies” produced by @KamandiMusic

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Azizi Gibson is potentially the dopest emcee to arise from Maryland in the past decade or so. His career didn’t take off until he dropped out of college, moved to Los Angeles and linked up with Flying Lotus who ended up signing Azizi to his Brainfeeder imprint. The emcee has dropped several buzzworthy projects, and […]

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@EarllyMac Hits #1 on Urban Charts with “F*Ck The Hook” feat. @ChuckIsDope & @DustyMcFly

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I remember KSJS alumn, DJ Combsy putting me onto Detroit emcee, Earlly Mac’s music early on and I was immediately impressed. Dope beats, with that Detroit vibe, but something us Bay Area cats could definitely relate to. Fast forward to a few months ago when this track ended up in our internal listening sessions and […]

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Win Tickets to the 2015 Life is Beautiful Festival!

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