Elevate Panagbenga 2018, one of the country's most awaited premiere festival celebrates a first as they treat the festival goers with a mind-blowing performance from the hottest DJ's and artists in the country by partnering with Afterparty, Smart, Teeling Whiskey and Bacardi for a month-long roster of festivities.  ELEVATE Panagbenga 2018 This years celebration is unlike all the rest, all thanks to Elevate Productions as they spearheaded

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Shanti Dope premiered the music video for his single "Nadarang" earlier this week! We caught up with the rapper and other figures in the local hip-hop scene and caught all the action.  A Crammed Night  The poster announced the opening of doors at 9:00PM, and sure enough the parking space in front of CORE was already packed with people waiting to get in. Ron Henley and Loonie

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Big Sean is hitting the road with Playboi Carti, Shy Glizzy, and GASHI, but he's going to be switching things up a bit. The setlists for all the dates on his "Unfriendly Reminder" tour will be different everyday and it'll all be determined by his fans!  Just Vote!  The system Big Sean's management created is fairly simple. Fans can head over to his website, choose the tour date

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Valentine's is one sleep away and there's a good chance you probably forgot to get your significant other a gift. With these indie tracks on your mixtape (or playlist, whatever floats your boat), your SO won't even realize it was a last-minute gift!  "The Moon Song" - Karen O & Ezra Koenig   Originally a solo song for Spike Jonze's film "Her", Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig lent

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Kendrick Lamar is officially prohibiting professional photographers from his world tour. This announcement follows rumors of the rapper forbidding phones at his shows.  The "DAMN." World Tour  In support of his Grammy Award winning album "DAMN.", Kung Fu Kenny as been on the road since the summer of 2017. He kicked off the tour last July in Quebec, Canada with Anderson .Paak and Dead Obies as his

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Catch Shanti Dope live at CORE Night Club! He'll be releasing the music video for "Nadarang" on February 13.  The Future of Filipino Hip-Hop  At only 16 years old, Shanti Dope has already caught the ears of the Filipino hip-hop community. The son of a Krishna Consciousness practitioner, his moniker–Shanti meaning "peace" in Sanskrit–falls around the meaning of "Peace is my natural drug." He started off writing

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Snoop Dogg is a master of reinvention. We've seen his sound evolve from Snoop Doggy Dogg to Snoop Lion over the last 20-something years, so get ready for preacher Snoop with his new album.  A Different Snoop  He officially announced the album last May during an appearance on Dr. Dre's Beats 1 radio show. Titled "Snoop Dogg Presents the Bible of Love", he revealed that the project

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St. Jerome's Laneway Festival Singapore 2018 was burning hot to say the least, but damn us if we didn't say that the sunburn and uneven tan lines were worth it. From upcoming acts to the hottest names in music today, Laneway 2018 delivered a(n almost) perfect day to their 10,000 attendees.  Photo by Alvin Ho   What Went Down  With the noontime sun beaming down and the majesty of

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Japan's Fuji Rock Festival 2018 just released their first lineup announcement! Get your passports ready.  Hip-Hop, Rock, Electronica   This year's Fuji Rock lineup is taking a sharp turn into hip-hop. Regal genius Kendrick Lamar, supergroup N*E*R*D, and Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals are slated to perform at the three-day festival. Kung Fu Kenny will be making his second appearance at the festival, the first back in

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Albert Hammond Jr. has a new album coming our way! The LP, titled "Francis Trouble", draws inspiration from the stillborn death of his twin.  A Musician by Blood  The son of prolific singer-songwriter Albert Louis Hammond, he followed his father's footsteps and entered the world of music at a young age. He took on rhythm guitar duties for The Strokes alongside Julian Casablancas, Nick Valensi, Nikolai Fraiture,

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