TNN flies in this week with a bit under the radar as it was a relatively quiet week for the nu nu (the week before the Grammy’s is not the best time to release new music…friendly FYI). First up is a new one from Desiigner. Hate this dude all you want but fact is he’s got some of the dopest producers in the world behind him now and “Outlet” is a FIRE instrumental at worst. Solid new tune at best. Next up is a cool collab from 2 of the internet’s favorite new rappers in KYLE and Cousin Stizz. Another super fire beat here. Finally is teenager Ama Lou coming through with some dissonant R&B and dancehall vibes that feel very interesting and worth keeping an overall eye on. Stream em all in full below.
TNN is here to kick of February and keep things moving in what feels like one of the craziest political climates ever. Music continues to help us get through and here’s some nu nu to share that hopefully helps you do the same. First up is the first new music from Future Islands in almost 3 years. New album and full tour coming from those guys and this first single feels like a warm hug. Second up is a political stand by one of the baddest dudes making rap right now in Vince Staples. So thankful to have this young man sounded so hungry and willing to take a stand. Finally is the full debut LP (FINALLY) from Sampha and it’s so worth the wait. Give yourself a break with this 10 track effort of beauty. Stream all 3 projects in full below.
While the climate of politics (and humanity in general) is in complete turmoil, it’s become increasingly difficult to find release and maintain sanity. Bless music for being a continuous outlet in all times, good and bad. We saw some heavy hitters release new music this week and a majority of it was flames. Missy Elliot returns with a new single and video that has to be watched to truly be felt. Sure it’s got a trap feel but Missy been on triplets and 808s since ’97. Major Lazer dropped a 108 bpm bomb with PARTYNEXTDOOR and Nicki Minaj that’s sure to be steaming along through the summer. And Thundercat dropped a yacht rock first single to his new LP with features from Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald. You read that right. Check out all 3 in full below.
January 2017 is almost already over and TNN this week examines some nu nu from the past week or so as we tie a weirdly odd and stressed bow on month one of the new year. Speaking of weirdly odd, you have to watch this beautiful disaster that is the video for Young Thug’s “Jeffrey”. Is it a real situation that was documented to perfection? One would have to say yes. Next is a new one from Maggie Rogers (remember the music student who made Pharrell cry last year?) and she knocks her deliciously new school folky sound out of the park again. Finally, is new comer MarcLo and his tune “SWNGN” which flips Montell Jordan (which flipped Slick Rick who flipped Bob James) but does it with new school taste and flair. Peep all 3 in full below.
The new release flow for 2017 is definitely getting itself going and the heat is really starting to roll out. First up is the brand nu nu from Migos. Sure “Bad and Boujee” is the #1 song in the country right now but “T-Shirt” is out now and it’s flames and so is the video. Next we’ve have a solo sighting from Syd of The Internet fame. Definitely a different side to what we’re used to from her but this is fly. Finally, in more ways the one, we’ve got new music from SZA and word of her new album will see the light of day soon. Peep all 3 in full below.
It’s 2017 in case you didn’t notice and we’ve got a full week into the new year under our collective belts. What that ultimately means here is that TNN is back and we’ve got new music to share. First up is another new song from the xx, who have a new album dropping this upcoming Friday and have announced a full scale North American summer tour. Next, we’ve got a new slapper from Jazz Cartier that is one of the most club ready cuts he’s made. Finally, we’ve got a new school/old school RnB jam from Ace Tee out of Germany. No idea what she’s saying but the vibes are super fresh. Check out all 3 in full below.
Pt. 3 with the best of TNN for 2016 and it’s coming in hot.
Here’s part 2 of our round up of the best in new music from 2016. Check out some personal choices below from DJ Ayres.
2016 has been an incredible year for music. We’ve seen a steady stream of fire drop from the well knowns and the new kids on the block. Our “That New New” section has been dedicated to feature a lot of that cool new music that hits our radar. As we close out the year, it only makes sense to pick out some of our favorites here that held strong as 2016 rolled along. Breaking this up into 2 parts, here’s some TNN favorites from the first half of the year. Enjoy.
TNN is back in the fold with only a couple more weeks to go before we say goodbye to 2016. As 4th quarter is doing it’s thing and we see big name albums dropping left and right, here’s some recent stuff that may have flown under the radar. First up, we’ve got a brand new EP from The-Dream. Love You To Death is a short 5 song release but it’s extremely focus and a strong end of the year look from an extremely talented artist. Second, we see a new single from Jazz Cartier. He’s part of this new wave of Canadian hip-hop artists that’s making major noise and this tune will only carry that narrative. Finally, we’ve got a new future dancehall cut from Noah Issa that feels like we’re getting a glimpse at a major story developing. Stream all 3 releases in full below.