Will Kanye West’s So Help Me God Album Release Today on Jay-Z’s Streaming Service TIDAL?

BY TER STAFF

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Jay-Z’s new music streaming service “TIDAL”, is coming with a huge announcement in just 16 hours from now (at 4:00 PM Central), and Hov may have something big in-store. Correction… Hov WILL have something big in-store, it is just a matter of what. Tidal is described as “the first music streaming service that combines the best High Fidelity sound quality, High Definition music videos and expertly Curated Editorial,” and we will certainly know more in less than a day’s time.

One reasonable theory with a bit of supportis that Kanye West’s highly anticipated forthcoming album, So Help Me God, will be released exclusively through TIDAL. Not only are Kanye and Jay close friends and long-time collaborators, but Kanye is rumored to have a 3% stake in the new service. And how could Kanye help out his big brother and make himself a lot of money at the same time? By a surprise release of his 7th studio album to support TIDAL’s launch, an album that is has been closed to finished for months. Finally, while Kanye could just be showing his support, his new tweet (below) and Twitter icon may foreshadow a surprise release. “Together, we can turn the tide and make music history. Start by turning your profile picture blue. #TIDALforALL”, tweeted Ye.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

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Interview: Tae Miles (Cleveland’s Best Kept Secret)

BY WILL LAMPLEY

Very rarely does one listen to music from a local artist and end up being left surprised, enlightened and entertained. The surplus of Twitter rappers have created a cesspool in many a user’s mentions, and the idea of using social media to promote yourself to everyone within your reach has become less of a great tactic and more of a caricature. Cleveland rapper/singer/producer Tae Miles is only a few miles away from me, and I found his music through Twitter. After listening to him, I became entranced. He was one of the new guys that employed the Bone Thug cadence and delivery, but instead of biting it and letting St. Clair Avenue (a famous Cleveland street that Tae mentions on his latest single ‘Forfeit’) drip from his teeth, he transformed it into his own style, along with his other influences. He bleeds creative energy, charisma and humor in interviews. He has big aspirations and a clear vision, and he’s determined.

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Earl Sweatshirt’s Not Redy 2 Leave Tour (Milwaukee Recap Video)

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Earl Sweatshirt & Vince Staples
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Last night we went to Earl Sweatshirt’s “Not Redy 2 Leave” Tour with Vince Staples and Remy Banks, at The Rave in Milwaukee. In addition to capturing some great photos of the energetic night, we had to get some great footage of the rappers as well. Watch our Milwaukee “Not Redy 2 Leave” tour recap video below.

Shot and Edited by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

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Photos: Earl Sweatshirt Brings the “Not Redy 2 Leave” Tour to The Rave in Milwaukee

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Last night Odd Future’s Earl Sweatshirt brought the “Not Redy 2 Leave” Tour to The Rave in Milwaukee, WI. Kicking things off for the Wisconsin crowd was the talented Queens native, rapper Remy Banks. Performing a number of songs from his growing collection of tracks, the highlight of Banks’ set came with the drop of his new Left Brain produced and ‘C.R.E.A.M.’ inspired single, ‘.rem’. Following Banks’ energetic performance was Vince Staples, easily one of the most talented young lyricists who made quite a buzz last year with his Hell Can Wait EP. And soon after the Long Beach rapper’s performance of his ‘Blue Suede’ track, Staples brought out the man of the night, OFWKTA’s Earl Sweatshirt.

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Songs of the Week ft. Action Bronson, Toro y Moi, Wale and More!

BY TER STAFF

Songs of the Week

These are the highlights of this past week in music! Hopefully you can bump these tracks on your way to work to brighten up your Monday mornings, and to stay up-to-date on today’s music. This week we have new music from Toro y Moi, a Alchemist produced track from Action Bronson & Earl Sweatshirt, a collaboration from Wale, Ty Dolla $ign & Kanye West, and more. Get started at the jump below to check out our favorite records of the past week.

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Listen to Eminem’s New Song in the Trailer for “Southpaw”

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Check out Eminem’s new song, as heard in the trailer for the upcoming boxing drama “Southpaw”. “Southpaw” stars Jake Gyllenhaal and is directed by the acclaimed Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day”). And if the full version of this track is anything like Em’s previous soundtrack contributions, it will certainly be worth checking out when the entire song drops. You can catch “Southpaw” in theaters July 31, 2015.

Preview Eminem’s new track below.

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Watch Chance The Rapper Test His Skills as a Chicago Blackhawk

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

During intermission of the Chicago Blackhawks game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Chicago’s own, Chance The Rapper tested his hockey skills from center ice at the United Center. Unfortunately for Chance though, his accuracy could use some work, as he went 0 for 3. Luckily he put his eggs in the music basket and not in being the NHL’s next Patrick Kane.

Watch Chance The Hockey Player’s hockey skills below. And if you’re a Chance The Rapper fan in Madison, be sure to check out his headlining performance at the Revelry Music & Arts Festival.

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The Top 10 Releases of March 2015

BY DAN GARCIA / VIKASH DASS / MATT MONROE

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

This year, March was jam packed with great releases, including a few surprise albums, from a variety of artists. March saw the release of King Kendrick Lamar’s highly anticipated sophomore album, To Pimp a Butterfly. We also were blessed with a brand new surprise album from Odd Future’s Earl Sweatshirt, with I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside. The month of March also saw a number of great indie releases, all helping 2015 continue its musical domination over 2014. Hit the jump and check out some of the best releases the month of March had to offer.

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Lil Durk’s Manager Shot and Killed in Chicago

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Rapper Lil Durk’s manager, 24-year-old Uchenna Agina (“OTF Chino Dolla”), was shot and killed early this morning in Chicago’s South Side. Agina was sitting in a car on the 8400 block of South Stony Island when someone walked up and opened fire, the Chicago Sun Times reports. Agina was rushed to the hospital by a friend, but was soon pronounced dead at 2:04 AM, authorities said. No suspects are in custody. This is another tough loss for drill rapper Lil Durk, and another unfortunate example of Chicago being the murder capital of the world.

Album Review: I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside | Earl Sweatshirt

BY VIKASH DASS 

Earl Sweatshirt’s been through a lot. Whether it’s his much-publicized disappearance to some sort of juvenile centre in Samoa, his constant label disputes, his familial struggles, and even a recent breakup, there always seems like there’s a lot to talk about. However, often times Earl’s life outside of music tends to cast a shadow on the content itself—something Earl revealed to be a cause for concern in a recent interview with NPR’s Microphone Check. Earl’s intended promotion for his sophomore album I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside was to put out a video for a single first, with the title of the record at the end of the clip leaving fans to generate buzz from the cryptic nature of the rollout; instead, the label randomly blindsided Earl with releasing the album title, cover art, track-listing, and features on iTunes prior to the video even being released. “It’s now back to a hype-machine, where ‘Earl Sweatshirt is mad at the label’”, he said. “It was what I was trying to avoid”, he continued, adding that he wished his album promotion involved people “just talking about the content”.

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