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Say it ain’t so! Talib Kweli Accused of Sexual Harassment

Another one of the hip-hop greats is on the chopping block

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Another one of the hip-hop greats is on the chopping block for sexual harassment claims. Talib Kweli Greene has been accused by his former collaborator and artist Res (Shareese Ballard).

She says the New York MC attempted to hit on her after she rejected him and has stated there are other women Kweli has taken advantage of. Kweli voiced that the accusations are blasphemous.

In a report obtained by Pitchfork, Ballard alleges Kweli is responsible for the stagnation of her singing career. Apparently, things went south after signing to his label, Javotti Media.

Res took to Twitter on June 1, when she began to release a string of tweets expressing her frustrations towards Kweli for wrongfully withholding her music material.

In response, Kweli’s posted a court document, stating that he and Ballard are in a legal battle.“ for disrespecting my employees and for failing to turn in an album I invested in.”

According to court documents also retrieved by Pitchfork, Kweli and Javotti Media sued Ballard in 2016 for breach of contract and a copyright violation.
In September 2016, Ballard filed a counterclaim, which states that she provided Javotti Media with the album. She also countersued Greene for sexual harassment. Judge Carolyn Wade dismissed Ballard’s counterclaim, noting that “the elements are not sufficiently pled.”

Kweli believes Ballard is capitalizing off of the #metoo movement for financial gain.

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“Heathers”and “Jawbreaker” vibes ooze from The Naked and Famous new video

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The Naked and Famous are giving off a dark comedy vibe (think Heathers and Jawbreaker) in a major way with their new music video for their latest song “Bury Us”.


Alisa Xayalith accidentally murders her boyfriend, leading herself to enlist bandmate Thom Powers to help cover up the evidence. Additional chaos ensues all amidst bright colors, perfectly matching the shimmering synth sound of the track.

“Bury Us” is a track off of the duo’s forthcoming album ‘Recover’ which is a full-throttle dosage of the 2010s-era synth pop sound they helped define (remember “Young Blood”?!) mixed with a powerful sentiment of survival, and the very human process of self-preservation — of saving, choosing and celebrating oneself in a world constantly trying to put us down.

See video below:

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Haleek Maul drops ‘Get2High’ ahead of forthcoming album ‘Errol’

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 Brooklyn-born, Barbados-raised rapper Haleek Maul kicks off the new decade with a new single from his forthcoming debut album.

“GET2HIGH” is a sleek, moody banger produced by London’s Sega Bodega that doubles as a cautionary track, with Haleek opining, “whatever you do don’t get too high.” The new track is the fifth and final offering ahead of the release of his forthcoming debut Errol, due February 28th via Lex Records, following “Lucid” featuring Sean Leon, “Halo” featuring Mick Jenkins, “Abyss” featuring Ro Ransom, and “Ceiling Fan.” 

Speaking on the album, Haleek says: 
“Errol is my debut album, dedicated to my late grandfather. With this project I’m working through a lot of the things I’ve learned since I lost him, as well as speaking on the transformation I’m undergoing as an artist and person.

Haleek is also gearing up to celebrate the album’s release with a hometown show at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere Zone One on February 27th. 

For tickets, click  here.

Errol track listing:

1. We Wid It (feat. Jah Koda)

2. Ceiling Fan

3. Relax (feat. Island Levvy)

4. Glitching

5. Halo (feat. Mick Jenkins)

6. Pretty Colour

7. GET2HIGH

8. Lucid (feat. Sean Leon)

9. DWGWY10. Abyss (feat. Ro Ransom)

11. Name (feat. Fantom Dundeal)

12. Feelings (feat. Aron)

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Tops announces new Album ‘I Feel Alive’

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After launching their own record label, Musique TOPS, last year, Montreal four-piece TOPS enter the new decade by announcing a new album. I Feel Alive is slated to drop April 3rd via Musique TOPS and is their fourth full-length, following 2017’s Sugar At The Gate. The album also follows singles “Echo of Dawn” and “Seven Minutes” from last year. 

TOPS is also sharing the album’s title-track and video. “I Feel Alive” is directed by Mashie Alam and documents the band at a photoshoot, with no shortage of looks and playful bunnies present.

The video arrives ahead of their tour this Spring beginning April 3rd in Las Vegas. They’ll make stops in Austin, Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles, before closing out the run May 4th in San Diego.

Listen and watch “I Feel Alive” above, see upcoming tour dates and album details below.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

4/3 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon* 4/4 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole*
4/5 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar*
4/6 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace*
4/7 – Marfa, TX @ Lost Horse Saloon*
4/9 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk*
4/10 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger*
4/11 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada*
4/13 – Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone Cafe*
4/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West*
4/15 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight*
4/16 – Washington D.C. @ Union Stage*^
4/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s^
4/18 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*^
4/20 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*^
4/21 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Rialto#^
4/22 – Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall#^
4/23 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx#^
4/24 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle#^
4/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club#^
4/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial Theatre#
4/29 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile#
4/30 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge#
5/1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent#
5/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre#
5/4 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box#

To purchase tickets, click here.

I Feel Alive cover art

1. Direct Sunlight 2. I Feel Alive 3. Pirouette 4. Ballads & Sad Movies 5. Colder & Closer 6. Witching Hour 7. Take Down 8. Drowning In Paradise 9. OK Fine Whatever 10. Looking To Remember 11. Too Much

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