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NEW MUSIC DROP: Shotta Spence Returns With New Song - "ELEVATION"

It's been two years since Spence Lee, a.k.a. Shotta Spence, dropped his debut album "Upfall," showing his skills as a passionate hip-hop artist and storyteller. Now the New Jersey rapper is back with new music. Shotta Spence dropped his track "ELEVATION" on SoundCloud on July 30. Produced by (Tha WeaPoN) Frank Knuckles and official Mitchy, the song flows melodically as he raps about recovering from setbacks, and sings "Elevation is the only thing we're chasing." "ELEVATION" follows the release of his September 2017 single "Word of Mouth." Check out the new music now down below. The cover art was created by artist Dominique Mills. 🦍 A post shared by Spencer Lee (@shottaspence) on Mar 17, 2018 at 10:56am PDT

New Video Drop: NIKI is a Warrior Princess in New Music Video "Warpaint"

In her new video "Warpaint," 88rising R&B and pop singer, NIKI, is like an Amazon warrior princess leading a tribe of female survivors through a jungle of life. The artist, originally from Indonesia, sings about the strength of a woman surviving heartbreak, in this track from the recently released 17-song collective 88rising "Head in the Clouds" album. The video, directed by Robin & Cako, dropped on July 30 and includes the lyrics... Everyday, I put my Warpaint on. I'm a warrior, I find another one. Step aside. I'm moving through All by myself I don't need you. Warrior, I put my Warpaint on. Check out the video now below, and stream or download the "Head in the Clouds" album which also includes songs from NIKI's labelmates: Rich Brian, Higher Brothers, Joji, AUGUST 08, Keith Ape and more.

Did NCT's Ten Win the "In My Feelings" Challenge (against other KPOP Idols)?

A post shared by NCT Official Instagram (@nct) on Jul 25, 2018 at 10:50pm PDT Although he does his version of the "In My Feelings" challenge from inside a studio, it's hard to beat kpop idol Ten, from NCT. He uploaded his choreography of the Shiggy dance to Drake's "In My Feelings" track to social media on July 25. And since then, kpop fans have been comparing his moves to other idols, including BTS'  J-Hope 's "In My Feelings" challenge, which basically broke the internet on July 23. Ten from NCT U, is known for his dance moves. He first wowed fans two years ago after the release of his unit's debut performance and music video for "The 7th Sense." His dance practice video with fellow member, Taeyong for " Baby Don't Stop ," has also been a big hit, raking in millions of views on YouTube. In addition to his upload of the "In My Feelings" challenge, other members of NCT, and other

New Music Drop: Urban Latino Singer - Jesse Baez - Mixing It Up With New EP "Turbo"

Back in 2016, Latin singer Jesse Baez delivered a sexy R&B debut EP titled "B.A.E.Z." Now the soulful crooner is back with a new album, "Turbo."  The EP dropped on July 27, with a music video for its second track "Quiero Saber," featuring Dillon Francis. And just like his first EP, Baez's smooth raspy vocals captivate on strong beats. But unlike the first album, this one mixes up the sounds to deliver not only R&B, but also Latin trap, EDM and pop. If you're not familiar with the singer, Jesse Baez was born in Chicago. When he was six-years-old, the Baez family moved to Guatemala. Growing up, he was influenced by Motown and R&B. Check out his new  music now below.

NEW MUSIC DROP: Jarv Dee Releases "Safe Travels" EP After New MV "100"

Seattle melodic rapper Jarv Dee dropped his new seven track EP "Safe Travels" on July 27. A visual for one of its tracks, "100," featuring Kris Kasanova, was released the day before on YouTube. Other collaborations on the mini album include his H1GHR MUSIC labelmate Sik-K (from the previously released track " Foreign Xchange "), as well as H1GHR MUSIC co-CEO Jay Park on two of his songs ("Playing" and "Moorning"). Also on the EP are artists Gifted Gab, Shelby and Ol God. Stream or download the new EP on digital platforms. Preview it now on Apple Music and check out the new music video for "100" below.

NEW VIDEO DROP: Paloalto - "Joy" (feat. Ted Park)

Ahead of the release of his forthcoming album "Summer Grooves," South Korean rapper Paloalto has a dropped an official music video for the first track off it, titled "Joy," featuring H1GHR MUSIC's Ted Park on vocals. Directed by DearLiar, the video, released on July 25 (with English subtitles), is a colorful capture of the Hi-Lite Records founder, as he spits bars. The album "Summer Grooves" will be released on July 27, at 6 PM (KST). Paloalto has already shared the tracklist for it, on social media. Summer Grooves 7/27 6:00PM (KST) 01. Joy (feat. @tedparkboi ) prod by @ugpee & @ya_yosi . 02. 피나콜라다 (Pina Colada) (feat. @owellmood_cozycave & @hiolnl ) prod by @ya_yosi . 03. Dumb Down (feat. @keemhongwu & @jaedal92 ) prod by @ya_yosi . 04. Ma Maison (feat. @yumdda) prod by @tobias_dray . 05. Price Tag (feat. @jessicah_o & @livewellnprosper ) prod by @stallymusic . 06. 그늘 (Shelter) (feat. @zenethezilla , @supergreath

Simon Dominic Steps Down as co-CEO of AOMG

Rapper Simon Dominic has resigned as co-CEO of AOMG, a South Korean hip-hop label he ran with founder Jay Park. Fans first became aware of the move, when Simon D released a surprise live performance video of a new track on July 25, titled "Me No Jay Park." The video of him on the mic, on AOMG's YouTube channel, contains English subtitles with the lyrics that say..."I'm writing a resignation letter and this song is it," and "I'mma release the stocks to AOMG first up," "(DJ) Pumkin go meet up with CJ so there's no problems," "But you gotta step up as CEO and pull me down as an employee." According to online magazine Soompi, after the release of the video, AOMG released an official statement confirming Simon Dominic's resignation, but it also says the rapper is not leaving the label. Instead he will focus on his work as an artist. The day before, on July 24, Simon D dropped a heart-wrenching live performance,

NEW VIDEO DROP: "Let it Go" With Ted Park's Latest Official MV Release

H1GHR MUSIC's melodic singer/rapper, Ted Park, has dropped the visual for what could be one of his most profound pieces of work. The Official Music Video for "Let it Go" dropped on July 24. The single comes from his recent "Zeus" EP which was released on July 9th. The lyrics for the song include... "Baby don't forget that you're so beautiful. You don't think you are because what you been through." Both the song and the mv are very relatable for many women, who struggle with self-esteem issues and bad relationships. Ted Park says on social media , that he "wrote the song not only to love others, but to love ourselves."  Check out the new video now below.

New Video Drop: OFFONOFF - "homeless door" (Feat. Rad Museum)

It's been exactly one year since the release of their debut album "Boy," and South Korean R&B duo OffOnOff (consisting of Colde and 0channel), have now released an emotional music video for one of its tracks to mark the anniversary. The visual for "homeless door" featuring Rad Museum, dropped on July 24. The mostly black and white video was directed by YEOMWOOJIN, KIMBONGMIN and OFFONOFF. Check it out below. You can also stream or download "Boy" on most digital platforms. it's been 1 year since OFFONOFF debuted with their album 'BOY' aka the album of 2017 !!! showing us their range as artists from start to finish filled with timeless bops by a talented duo.. they really did that 🏁 — DΞΔN (@deansintro) July 24, 2018 @realoffonoff - homeless door video is out now full vid ➡️ 1년 전 오늘 나온 offonoff - [boy.] 앨범을 좋아해 주시고 들어주시는 분들 모두 항상 감사드리고 앞으로 더 좋은 음악으로 보답할게요 iloveyall🍒💙🧡

CONCERT WATCH: DPR - "Coming To You Live" with its "CTYL 2018" World Tour

Hip-Hop collective DPR, will be setting off on a world tour later this year. Members from the Dream Perfect Regime include Christian Yu, DPR LIVE, Cream and more. Just about everything they put out turns into a smash hit, including recent releases like "Playlist," "Action!," "Cheese & Wine" and "Laputa." The world tour includes stops in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The cities are listed above. Tickets go on sale in North America on August 1st. Dates and venues will also be revealed then. In Europe, tickets go on sale, and dates and venues will be revealed on August 15th. And in Asia-Pacific, tickets go on sale, along with the dates and venues reveal on August 29th. Working with DPR are Kohai and tour management company, Cult of Ya , which has been responsible for bringing Jay Park, Gray, Loco, Woo Won Jae, DJ Pumkin and other Korean artists to London. You can find more information available now on the website comingto

J-Hope from BTS takes on the "In My Feelings" challenge

A member of kpop boy band BTS, has taken up the "In My Feelings" challenge. On July 23, BTS tweeted video of Jung Ho-seok (also known as J-Hope), doing the challenge with body rolls in the middle of a parking lot or street. The challenge consists of a dance created back in June, by comedian Shiggy, to Drake's "In My Feelings" track. After Shiggy posted his dance to social media, it caught on as a viral challenge, with people from all over the world participating in it, including Will Smith, Ciara and H1GHR MUSIC's Sik-K . Most people who dance the challenge, then upload their version online with the following hashtags... #kikichallenge, #DoTheShiggy, #theshiggychallenge, #kekechallenge and #inmyfeelingschallenge. After BTS uploaded video of J-Hope dancing the challenge, #HopeOnTheStreet and Hoseok trended on Twitter for hours. Check out his moves below. #InMyFeelingsChallenge #HopeOnTheStreet — 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) July

Al Rocco and Jackson Wang Release Official Music Video for their track - "Bruce Lee"

According to online reports, martial arts icon Bruce Lee, died on July 20, 1973. He was only 32-years-old. On July 21, 2018, forty-five years later, one day after the anniversary of his death, two rappers from China, Al Rocco and Jackson Wang, drop a music video of their track, titled after the legendary fighter. Wang, currently on tour with his kpop group GOT7, raps in English. Al Rocco spits bars in both Chinese and English. The single dropped the week before on July 14. The music video follows a teen who's been bullied, but learns kung fu with the help of Rocco. Rocco and Wang say their track "expresses the strength of the Chinese people." The song and visual pay tribute to Bruce Lee, and are also a reminder of the global impact of the Chinese Culture and Martial Arts. Check out the video now for "Bruce Lee" below.

New Music Drop: Jay Park's Debut EP for Roc Nation - "Ask Bout Me"

Jay Park's debut mini album for Roc Nation, "Ask Bout Me," dropped on July 20, and from two of the tracks off it, we hear that he's the "Chosen1" and he's going to be "Sexy 4 Eva." In all, there are a total of seven tracks on the new EP from the Korean-American singer/rapper. Features include Vic Mensa on the English version of "Yacht," as well as 2 Chainz on the previously released "Soju," and GASHI and Rich The Kid on the previously released "FSU." On the title track, "Ask Bout Me," Park sings "If you didn't know, you about to find out about me."  On the R&B track "Million," he croons.... I got a million things to do, a million things to prove, a million things to lose, I'm riding next to you baby. Jay Park, in addition to being signed with Roc Nation , is also co-CEO of two other hip-hop labels, AOMG and H1GHR MUSIC, and he's been on a promotional run recen

Concert Watch: RAVI - To Tour in Europe This Fall

South Korean rapper RAVI, from kpop group VIXX, is going on his first solo tour in Europe. The entertainer will be hitting ten cities in October and November. His stops include Istanbul, Madrid, Vienna, Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne, Bucharest, Warsaw, London and Paris. RAVI dropped his third mixtape "K1TCHEN," on June 26, with features from rappers Coogie, Double K, Microdot, Cold Bay and Basick. RAVI will be on tour with the Young Bros. Kpop Party Crew. You can find more information about the tour on their facebook page or at . . [RAVI 1st EUROPE TOUR 2018] . Dear All, my first Europe tour will be held on October and November! I'm very excited about touring 10 cities - Istanbul, Madrid, Vienna, Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne, Bucharest, Warsaw, London and Paris to meet you all! There’re many cities where I’ve never been before, hope everyone will enjoy my first Europe tour together with me! Thank you! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 . 여러분 저의 첫번째 유럽투어가 10월과

Singer ZAYN - Drops Funky New Track & MV - "Sour Diesel"

by Nefertiti Jenkins Singer ZAYN has dropped his newest single titled "Sour Diesel." The song, with a sound reminiscent of late 70s and early 80s funk bands, was released on July 18, and vibes like how Kool & The Gang and Earth, Wind & Fire did back in the day. The official video for "Sour Diesel" can be found exclusively right now on Apple Music. Check out the audio for the track below. #sourdiesel 🎞 video exclusively on @AppleMusic — zayn (@zaynmalik) July 18, 2018 #SourDiesel 🎸🎶 available everywhere [] A post shared by Zayn Malik (@zayn) on Jul 18, 2018 at 9:06am PDT

NEW MUSIC DROP: Joji & BlocBoy JB - "Peach Jam"

A new summer song from BlocBoy JB and 88rising artist Joji. "Peach Jam" dropped as a single with an official music video on July 17, with rhythmic sounds from Joji on vocals and BlocBoy JB on the rap flow. This isn't the first collaboration for BlocBoy JB and 88rising. The rapper from Memphis, TN also teamed up with 88rising's Higher Brothers for "Let It Go," which dropped on July 10. Both songs are expected on the upcoming 88rising "Head In The Clouds," collective album on July 20th. Check out the new release below. And look for more music from Joji coming up, at the end of the summer.

Rapper Sik-K Does The "In My Feelings" (Shiggy) Challenge

H1GHR MUSIC's Sik-K is the latest entertainer to take up the "In My Feelings" Challenge. The Challenge was originally started with a dance in the street on June 30, by comedian Shiggy, to Drake's "In My Feelings" track from his recent "Scorpion" album. But since then it's gone viral, with millions of tweets and posts on Instagram, of people from all walks of life, doing the challenge with the hashtags - #kikichallenge, #DoTheShiggy, #theshiggychallenge, #kekechallenge and #inmyfeelingschallenge. Singer Ciara killed it, when she did the challenge during her honeymoon in Cape Town, South Africa, with husband Russell Wilson. And then actor, Will Smith took the internet by storm, when he danced the Shiggy from atop a bridge in Budapest. Now, South Korean trap artist Sik-K has gotten in on the fun, with Thomas Lee. He uploaded their dance moves, on social media on July 16, about an hour after a fan uploaded video of him performing the

Jackson Wang Inspired by "Bruce Lee" on New Collab with Al Rocco

Jackson Wang is on a World Tour right now with his kpop idol group GOT7, but the rapper still found time to collaborate with fellow Chinese rapper  Al Rocco , on a track titled "Bruce Lee." The single dropped on July 14, and begins with an audio recording of the martial arts legend, Bruce Lee, as an intro to the song. Produced by Fader One, according to the description released for it, the song "expresses the strength of the Chinese people through the power of music and kung fu." Lyrics with Wang include... Pull a stunt like Bruce Lee. Spit venom on the verse don’t try me.  Everyday stay low key. Throw a jab so fast won’t see me. According to Al Rocco on Instagram, the music video for the track will drop on July 22nd. You can find the single now on streaming platforms. Listen to it below.

Jay Park Drops a Live Version of "FSU"

Jay Park fans now have access to a live version of his new single "FSU." Park released it on July 13th on his YouTube channel, and it's just him on the mic, spitting bars in a dark studio, sans features, for a "New York session." The original version (single and music video) dropped on July 5, and features rappers GASHI and Rich The Kid. It currently has more than one million views on YouTube. Check out both videos below. "FSU" follows the single "SOJU" (ft. 2 Chainz). Both will be on Jay Park's debut EP under Roc Nation, "Ask ‘Bout Me," releasing on July 20, which according to Park's July 13 Instagram Live, also includes the release of a music video, and the English version of his song "YACHT." FSU no feature live version~ — JAY BUM PARK (@JAYBUMAOM) July 13, 2018

New Release from The Quiett - "ASAP" (feat. myunDo, Donutman & G2)

by Nefertiti Jenkins The Quiett from Illionaire Records, has dropped another summer jam. The South Korean rapper released "ASAP" on July 12, featuring rappers myunDo, Donutman and G2. The four artists deliver melodic verses with a smooth flow on a Prima Vista beat. Cuz I need that money asap. I need that money asap. I said I need that money asap. I said I need that money asap asap man.  "ASAP" is the second single released from The Quiett recently. On July 5th, he dropped "Limelight." Both tracks are streaming now on digital platforms.

Tracklist and Audio Preview - Crush - "wonderlost" EP

South Korean R&B singer Crush, has new music on the way. His new EP "wonderlost" drops on July 13 at 6PM (KST). Ahead of that, he and his label Amoeba Culture, released an audio 'Track Preview' of it on July 11, and it includes a number of popular artists, as features. Listen to the preview below. 1. Chill (Feat. Sik-K) 2. Endorphin (Feat. PENOMECO, PUNCHNELLO) 3. Cereal (Feat. ZICO) *title 4. 뭐가 보여(Close Your Eyes) (Feat. Hoody) 5. RYO (Feat. CIFIKA, Byung Un of Balming Tiger) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [Crush] 'wonderlost' Track Preview 1. Chill (Feat. Sik-K) 2. Endorphin (Feat. PENOMECO, PUNCHNELLO) 3. Cereal (Feat. ZICO) *title 4. 뭐가 보여(Close Your Eyes) (Feat. Hoody) 5. RYO (Feat. CIFIKA, Byung Un of Balming Tiger) 2018.7.13 6PM _ #크러쉬 #Crush #wonderlost #원더로스트 — amoebaculture (@amoebakorea) July 11, 2018 [Crush] 'wonderlost' Track Preview 1. Chill (Feat. Sik-K) 2. Endorphin (Feat. PENOMECO, P

New Music Drop: Childish Gambino - "Summer Pack"

A summer surprise from Childish Gambino. On July 11, the artist unexpectedly dropped two new tracks under the title Summer Pack . With it, Childish Gambino has released a funky R&B "Feels Like Summer," and a steel drummed "Summertime Magic." Childish Gambino is the hip-hop alter ego of entertainer Donald Glover. The video from his May release of "This Is America" has gone viral with more than 329-million views on YouTube. Check out the audio for his new music below. summer pack. — donald (@donaldglover) July 11, 2018

NEW VIDEO DROP: Higher Brothers & BlocBoy JB - "Let It Go" (Official MV)

The song "Let It Go," from 88rising's Higher Brothers and American rapper BlocBoy JB, has been blowing up since it was initially released on June 26. Now, the official music video for the single is here. Dropped on July 10, it shows just how well it's been received, by featuring clips of people from around the world dancing to the track's flow. Dancers include Meechie & Toosi, Roy Purdy, The Lab Creative Arts Studio, Quick Style, Backpack Kid, Danrue & NickNPattiwhack, KidTheWiz, Aspect Zavi, Kinjaz, and The Future Kingz. Check out the video below.

NEW ALBUM DROP: Ted Park - "Zeus" - The EP

"Bops for the rest of your summer." That's what H1GHR MUSIC artist Ted Park teased in a tweet, ahead of the release of his new mini album, "Zeus."  The EP dropped on July 9, on digital platforms, and includes five songs. The first track "Shake," includes a tropical/Caribbean beat. For some fans, they got a live performance of it, from the melodic singer/rapper, during the H1GHR MUSIC tour earlier this year. The second track, "We Gonn See," features H1GHR MUSIC co-CEO Jay Park, and with its synth infused sounds, includes the lyrics, "I'm the one that can give you yellow fever." For the third song, Ted Park's title track "Zeus," dropped as a reggae inspired single with a music video , on July 2. We hear more of his signature melodic singing, but with a few falsetto high notes for the ladies, on the fourth track, "I Wanna," and he delivers words of encouragement on the fifth track, "Let It G

New Music Drop: JUNNY - "Way" ft. Ginger

South Korean R&B singer JUNNY, from Marilyn Monderland, has teamed up with singer Ginger, for a summer melody titled "Way." The soulful track, produced by (Marilyn Monderland's) Holymoley!, dropped on SoundCloud on July 7, with lyrics in English and Korean. Cuz I’m on my way. Even if I can’t afford all them designers. I’m on my way. When your friends be bragging about their diamond necklace. I’m on my way.  "Way" follows the release of JUNNY's track "RENDEZVOUS" in June, and his mini-album, " Genuine, " which dropped earlier in the year, on March 30. Check out his new song now on SoundCloud below.

NEW VIDEO DROP: Dax - "" ft. Hopsin

The latest music video from hip-hop artist Dax, comes with a positive message. He wants everyone to know that they are worth it. The mv (which the title is also a website) "," dropped on July 6, and features rapper Hopsin, with visuals of people receiving a dollar bill with something written on it. According to Dax, the release is not just about the music. Here's what he wrote in the description box under his video..." is not just a song!  It's a movement! After constantly receiving messages from kids who didn't feel like they belonged on earth, I decided to make it my mission to tell everyone in the world THEY WERE WORTH IT! On Instagram , Dax also says he's challenging everyone to begin writing “” on every bill before they use it, and then, according to his website, post a picture of it, with the hashtag #yourworthitchallenge to social media. The website states that one bill circulates through 14,000

New Music and Video Drop: Jay Park - "FSU" ft. GASHI & Rich The Kid

On the second single release, from his upcoming Roc Nation debut album, "Ask ‘Bout Me," hip-hop artist Jay Park spits, "I do R&B, but they want me to rap." The track, "FSU," along with the visual for it, dropped on July 6, and features rappers GASHI and Rich The Kid. The single was produced by Groovy Room -- a duo producer team from H1GHR MUSIC (where Park is co-CEO. He's also co-CEO of South Korean label AOMG). The music video for "FSU," directed by Jinooya Makes, has Park in the middle of a desert in the beginning, declaring his place on the U.S. music scene.  The video is below and the album is set to drop on July 20. Why you actin surprised. Lookin at me with those eyes. I am not yet up on stage, but I'm back with the vibes. The first single off "Ask ‘Bout Me," is "SOJU," which was released on May 25, and features 2 Chainz. The music video for it dropped on June 14. Fans got the remix for the song on

NEW MUSIC DROP: Young Thugs Club - "Madonna" (Audio)

A hot new melodic hip-hop track from South Korea. The trio Young Thugs Club have dropped their new single "Madonna." You can hear the audio on YouTube. Young Thugs Club consists of ZENE THE ZILLA, DOX-A and RAKON. The three are part of the YTC4LYF crew, which according to their social media, includes Young Thugs Club, Woodie GoChild (of H1GHR MUSIC), Ogoovado, Ji-hun, Ember, J;KEY and SLO (who co-produced the "Madonna" track). You can listen to the new release below. YTC의 신곡 'Madonna'가 7월 5일에 모든 음원사이트를 통해 발매됩니다. - #youngthugsclub #ytc #ytc4lyf #doxa #zenethezilla #rakon #madonna #영떡스클럽 #독사 #제네더질라 #라콘 A post shared by YTC4LYF Official IG (@ytc4lyf) on Jul 4, 2018 at 2:13am PDT

New Music Drop: Avatar Darko & Fazt - "Chuck District" - EP

H1GHR MUSIC's rapper Avatar Darko has joined forces with hip-hop artist Fazt, to honor a fallen Seattle friend, in a new project titled "Chuck District." The EP dropped on July 5, and includes the tracks; "Life on the Line," "Brodi," "Faster Than My Bullet" and "What My OG Told Me." On Instagram Avatar writes... "This is for everyone that’s ever lost a real one who they loved more than life itself." You can find a preview of the new EP "Chuck District" now on Apple Music below. UPDATE: According to H1GHR MUSIC, Chuck was a father figure for Avatar. All proceeds from this project will be donated to Chuck's family. There’s a lot of folklore about Chuck. Mostly all of it is true. He was a brother, a father, a big homie, a true best friend in every aspect. Not only to me, but to all of us, to Seattle. No 1 will ever be able to fill his shoes, he is beyond a legend. @onlyonefazt & I captur