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IL CAPO DI SUGAR
Sweet smell of success. (11/13a)
GREIN ON GRAMMYS: SMOKE-FILLED RUMINATIONS
Theme song: Charlie Rich, "Behind Closed Doors" (11/9a)
MOVE WITH THE FLOW: THE JANICK WAY OF KNOWLEDGE (PART 2)
Don't miss Janick's "New Rules"... Oh wait, that's Bill Maher's bit. (11/12a)
IMMEDIATE IMPACT: STREAMING SONGS
It's a Trippie experience. (11/12a)
RAINMAKERS: MYSTERY GUEST, PLEASE SIGN IN
What do we get if we guess right? (11/9a)
GRAMMY NOMINEES
Collect 'em all!
MMA FOR DUMMIES
Not Mixed Martial Arts; the Music Modernization Act, dummy.
IS IT COLD IN HERE?
...or are our bosses from outer space?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
THE B-SIDE
A BAJILLION REASONS TO LISTEN UP
11/12/18

A long way from home, Sydney, Australia-based producer, Bajillionaire (aka Charlie Hole), appeared on our radar recently with his latest single "Empty."

If we're being honest, Bajillionaire seriously excels at taking us to a place of heartbreak and loneliness, successfully serving realness. (And we swear we mean that in the best way possible.) His mature songwriting and production prove his young age is far from a restriction. The track features vocalist AJ King, who also appeared by the name of Anna Jane on Bajillionaire’s first single in 2018, "Goin’ On."

With a determined DIY approach to tune-making, he constructs his beats from the ground up, deliberately allowing rough edges. “I have a love for really distorted sounds that might objectively sound muddy or messy.”

While we wait for more of his projects to come our way, enjoy "Empty."

ICYMI: THUTMOSE
11/12/18

Last week at L.A.’s Moroccan Lounge, Nigeria-born rapper Thutmose performed to a packed crowd, giving everyone a healthy dose of his freshman project, Man On Fire, as well as a glimpse of what’s to come. Oddly enough, the building next door literally caught on fire after his performance; don’t worry, though—no one was injured.

His high energy and ability to spit bars over smooth beats sets him apart from today’s mumble rap mainstream. Rep’d by TH3RD BRAIN, Thutmose is the full package, transitioning between rapid rhymes and melodic chorus progressions.

For his first mixtape, Thutmose worked with artists such as Pink Sweat$, Desiigner and Jalen Santoy. The Brooklyn-based rapper recently finished touring with Billie Eilish on her North American leg and will be back on tour in 2019, joining rapper MadeinTYO. Tickets for the latter are still available here.

A LUMIN-OUS TRACK
11/6/18

New York-native and now L.A. based artist LUMiN tugs at the heartstrings with his latest single “Bury You Deeper.” Comprised with airy guitars and stomping percussions, the song tells of the various stages of a break-up from the moment it happens to the recurring memories that have to be perpetually buried deeper.

 

The Sony/ATV writer, whose cuts include DVBBS and Terror JR, produced this track in his bedroom, affectionately named the “LUMiN LAiR.” The melodic and lyrical symbiosis creates a song perfect for singing along, whether it be in your car or your ex’s bedroom. LUMiN, who is currently on tour with O.A.R., is repped by LiveYoung.LA management. Stream his latest single below.

The B-Side Index