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Ape Drums makes dancehall outing in tandem with Silent Addy and Projexx, ‘Mek Money’ [Watch]

Ape Drums recruits Jamaica’s finest, Silent Addy and Projexx, for his first single of the year, “Mek Money.” The one-off is Ape Drums’ second non-Major Lazer-affiliated release since he joined the group in 2019. “Mek Money” specifically succeeds “Delete” featuring BEAM, delivered in October 2020. Ape Drums shared, “Addy and I have been trying to […]

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Ape Drums makes dancehall outing in tandem with Silent Addy and Projexx, ‘Mek Money’ [Watch]

Ape Drums recruits Jamaica’s finest, Silent Addy and Projexx, for his first single of the year, “Mek Money.” The one-off is Ape Drums’ second non-Major Lazer-affiliated release since he joined the group in 2019. “Mek Money” specifically succeeds “Delete” featuring BEAM, delivered in October 2020. Ape Drums shared, “Addy and I have been trying to […]

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French Montana, Khalid, J Balvin, and more feature on Major Lazer’s long-awaited ‘Music is the Weapon’

It has been five years since Major Lazer‘s beloved third studio album, Peace is the Mission. Now, half a decade later, we’re finally getting the official follow-up, Music is the Weapon. The dancehall outfit was previously joined on their 2015 LP by the likes of Ariana Grande, 2Chainz, Travis Scott, Ellie Goulding, and of course […]

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Major Lazer’s Ape Drums delivers dancehall heat on ‘Delete’

Ape Drums is giving streamers something to buzz about before Major Lazer‘s fourth studio album Music Is The Weapon arrives on October 23. The Major Lazer constituent shows his face in the release ring in solo fashion with “Delete,” the first single to bear the Ape Drums stamp since the producer, born Eric Alberto-Lopez, joined […]

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Major Lazer’s Ape Drums delivers dancehall heat on ‘Delete’

Ape Drums is giving streamers something to buzz about before Major Lazer‘s fourth studio album Music Is The Weapon arrives on October 23. The Major Lazer constituent shows his face in the release ring in solo fashion with “Delete,” the first single to bear the Ape Drums stamp since the producer, born Eric Alberto-Lopez, joined […]

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Doja Cat teases details on forthcoming dancehall and afrobeat-inspired album

During the recent 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, Doja Cat not only took the stage as a performer, but also secured the award for Best New Artist. Although the New York City ceremony was forced to abide by an array of safety precautions including virtual presentations and remote performances, the VMAs continued as promised on […]

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Doja Cat teases details on forthcoming dancehall and afrobeat-inspired album

During the recent 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, Doja Cat not only took the stage as a performer, but also secured the award for Best New Artist. Although the New York City ceremony was forced to abide by an array of safety precautions including virtual presentations and remote performances, the VMAs continued as promised on […]

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Major Lazer lay infectious dancehall spin over The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’

The Weeknd’s After Hours has, by all measures, been the most successful record of 2020 so far. The album made history propelling The Weeknd to the top slot on five Billboard charts at once. Now, in case the inescapably catchy “Blinding Lights” isn’t still lodged in your head after spending nearly a full month atop […]

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Major Lazer lay infectious dancehall spin over The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’

The Weeknd’s After Hours has, by all measures, been the most successful record of 2020 so far. The album made history propelling The Weeknd to the top slot on five Billboard charts at once. Now, in case the inescapably catchy “Blinding Lights” isn’t still lodged in your head after spending nearly a full month atop […]

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DJ Snake reveals Burna Boy collaboration ‘No Option’ was originally written for Rihanna

Ah, what could have been. In a new interview with Apple Music‘s Zane Lowe, Parisian hitmaker DJ Snake revealed his July single alongside Burna Boy, “No Option” was originally intended for none other than Rihanna. The track’s distinct dancehall frame would have been the perfect backdrop for a Rihanna smash, but alas, the beat wound […]

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DJ Snake reveals Burna Boy collaboration ‘No Option’ was originally written for Rihanna

Ah, what could have been. In a new interview with Apple Music‘s Zane Lowe, Parisian hitmaker DJ Snake revealed his July single alongside Burna Boy, “No Option” was originally intended for none other than Rihanna. The track’s distinct dancehall frame would have been the perfect backdrop for a Rihanna smash, but alas, the beat wound […]

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DJ Snake reveals Burna Boy collaboration ‘No Option’ was originally written for Rihanna

Ah, what could have been. In a new interview with Apple Music‘s Zane Lowe, Parisian hitmaker DJ Snake revealed his July single alongside Burna Boy, “No Option” was originally intended for none other than Rihanna. The track’s distinct dancehall frame would have been the perfect backdrop for a Rihanna smash, but alas, the beat wound […]

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Beyoncé reconnects with Diplo, enlists Major Lazer on ‘Lion King’ companion album

Beyoncé and Diplo last joined forces on 2016’s year defining Lemonade, which would go on to grab nine Grammy nominations. Before that, Queen Bey famously sampled Major Lazer’s breakout “Pon De Floor” on her anthemic 2011 hit, “Run The World.” Now, the pair are reuniting once again, this time on Beyoncé’s highly anticipated Lion King: […]

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Major Lazer and Anitta release colorful new video for ‘Make It Hot’

Major Lazer has debuted the video for their new summer single “Make It Hot” featuring Brazilian superstar Anitta. The video is in partnership with BACARDI, with the famous rum brand making several appearances throughout the feature. The song unites Spanish vocals from Anitta with the group’s dancehall-inspired signature sound, with the viewer participating in the […]

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Diplo on addition of Ape Drums to Major Lazer, ‘It’s like John Mayer joining the Grateful Dead’

In recent weeks, Jillionaire quietly slipped away from Major Lazer and was replaced by Ape Drums for the group’s ramping performance schedule. The move came without much fanfare until the news officially broke on June 3. A few weeks ago, when Major Lazer began promoting the concept for their new Lazerism LP, Dancing Astronaut reached […]

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Diplo on addition of Ape Drums to Major Lazer, ‘It’s like John Mayer joining the Grateful Dead’

In recent weeks, Jillionaire quietly slipped away from Major Lazer and was replaced by Ape Drums for the group’s ramping performance schedule. The move came without much fanfare until the news officially broke on June 3. A few weeks ago, when Major Lazer began promoting the concept for their new Lazerism LP, Dancing Astronaut reached […]

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Diplo teases possible return of short-lived Major Lazer animated series

Back in 2015, Major Lazer took their visuals to the next level, developing an entire cartoon world around their animated freedom fighter mascot and bringing it to life. The Major Lazer cartoon, which premiered on FXX in April of 2015, featured the group’s titular character it a futuristic post-apocalyptic Jamaica, protecting the people, fending off […]

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Rihanna’s ninth studio album is reportedly complete

Rihanna‘s sources let Us Weekly in on a little secret: her 9th studio album is complete. It’s been three years since RiRi dropped her previous Anti LP,  which featured hit songs like “Work” with Drake, “Kiss It Better,” “Needed Me” and “Love on the Brain.” The upcoming album looks to explore the Barbadian artist’s dancehall roots, having sifted […]

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Rihanna confirms new album in 2019

In an Instagram comment under a post for her Fenty Beauty cosmetics line, Rihanna has confirmed her upcoming studio album will be released in 2019. The follow-up to her 2016 album, Anti, has surfaced as a reggae album influenced by Bob Marley and Supa Dups, the producer for her 2016 Drake collaboration “Too Good.” Earlier this year, […]

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Listen to Santigold’s new dancehall mixtape, ‘I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions’

Santigold has snap-released her dancehall mixtape, I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions, produced by Mixpak Records founder Dre Skull. In her first release since 2016’s 99¢ album, the project came together with old, unfinished beats from Diplo and Ricky Blaze. Announced just one day prior, Santi White opted to go with a swift release strategy to mimic current music […]

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