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Aesop Rock deals with animals and bleakness in music video for “Dorks”

Aesop Rock works with animals and potions in his new music video for “Dorks,” taken from his excellent new LP, The Impossible Kid, which you should listen to and buy immediately. The Rob Shaw-directed video is a slight departure from Aesop’s other recent visual output, such as the video for “Blood Sandwich,” as “Dorks” takes […]

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Nick de la Hoyde provides “Never Gonna Beg For It” visuals

Australian rapper and crooner Nick de la Hoyde has debuted visuals for “Never Gonna Beg For It.” While the track features a moody set of bars in its closing minute, the majority of its runtime hones in on de la Hoyde’s ability to deliver smooth R&B vocals that make simple yet revealing lines such as “I […]

UTG PREMIERE: Dear Tatiana – ‘95407’

Today, we’re teaming up with Orlando hip-hop collective Dear Tatiana to bring you 95407, a compelling 5-track effort that is undeniably diverse and dynamic. Listen in below, and if you’re a fan, pick up a copy here through iTunes. In regards to the making and meaning of their latest EP, the band shared: “‘95407’ was […]

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Drake drops two new tracks from upcoming album ‘Views From The 6’

Drake has released two more tracks from his hotly anticipated album, Views From The 6, featuring a variety of high-profiled acts. The songs are currently available through Apple Music. In the trap-inspired track “Pop Style,” Jay Z and Kanye West make an appearance, marking it as their first joint appearance since their 2011 collaborative album […]

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Aesop Rock brings the feels in new music video for “Blood Sandwich”

Aesop Rock wants you to get inside his head, and damn it, he does it with ease in his new music video for “Blood Sandwich.” The Rob Shaw-directed visuals are set inside a barn where the rapper watches old footage of his brothers on a projector and reflects on his relationships with them. It provides a […]

UTG PREMIERE: Matty Rico – “So Gone”

In furtherance of New York based artists not showing adherence to their city’s classic boom-bap sound, Matty Rico‘s newest release exists far outside the metropolis’ sonic boundaries. Entitled “So Gone,” the single leaves behind the indie-rap flair of his earlier work in favor of a dark, droning beat suited for the rap-leaning side of the OVO Sound […]

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Download ‘Meow The Jewels’ For Free

Just a year after revealing plans to create and distribute a remix of their popular Sophomore album using cat samples, Run The Jewels have made good on their promise. Meow The Jewels is now available for stream and free download, as well as pre-order on limited edition vinyl, and UTG has all the details you […]

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MUST HEAR: Drake – “Hotline Bling” (OVO Sound Mix)

Ahead of What A Time To Be Alive hitting the net, Drake stopped by his label’s OVO SOUND radio show at Beats One to premiere his long anticipated collaborative release with Future. It was a moment that will go down as a highlight of hip-hop in 2015, but before the record even dropped something equally […]

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MUST HEAR: Jay Rock Featuring Black Hippy – “Vice City”

There are only a handful of rap collectives who can say every member brings something unique and equally high quality to the table. Among them, Black Hippy is arguably the most successful of the bunch. From Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q, to the continuing rise of Ab-Soul and Jay Rock, this group has all the […]

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REVIEW: Rick Ross – ‘Black Dollar’

Artist: Rick Ross Album: Black Dollar Label: Maybach Music Group Blurring the lines between albums and mixtapes, Black Dollar is the Rick Ross release fans have been waiting to hear. The last few years have been wild for the leader of Maybach Music Group. In addition to a string of solid singles and lackluster albums, […]

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iLoveMakonnen Is Planning To Steal Your Girl With His New Track

If French Montana is known for repetitively saying “Hanh!,” then iLoveMakonnen may soon be known for his use of “Huuuuuuughhhhhh!” on his latest track. Kicking off the weekend with a party track sure to have clubs and frats going crazy, iLoveMakonnen dropped “Where Your Girl At” seemingly out of the blue. The song finds the […]

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New Music: Goldlink – “Dance On Me”

The world has been waking up to the unique sound of Goldlink for the better part of the last year, and earlier today the D.C. native treated us with yet another exciting new track. “Dance On Me,” which found its way online Monday afternoon, finds Goldlink offering his signature quick-spit sound over soulful production from […]