Alicia Keys ‘Back to Life’

Alicia Keys released her killer single “In Common” earlier this year, then invited Kanye West and Travis Scott to jump on it for a remix. Now, she’s released a totally new track called “Back to Life,” and it comes from the upcoming Queen Katwe soundtrack.   The film tells the story Uganda chess champion Phiona… Read More »

Nas and Kehlani Added to Lauryn Hill’s "Diaspora Calling" Tour

Joseph Okpako/Wire; Atlantic RecordsRapper Nas and singer-songwriter Kehlani will join Lauryn Hill on her “MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling!” tour this fall.   The four-month tour continues Thursday in Chicago, with hip-hop recording artist Noname, before heading onward with stops stateside and overseas.   Kehlani will open for Hill October 13 in New York City, along with British rapper Little Simz, and will also join Nas,… Read More »

Strokes’ Nick Valensi Details Debut CRX Album Produced by Josh Homme

Strokes six-stringer Nick Valensi has revealed the details behind the debut release from his new project, CRX. The fledgling band’s appropriately titled New Skin arrives October 28 via Columbia. As previously reported, the group consists Valensi, Guards/Willowz member Richie James Follin, Darian Zahedi, Dose drummer Ralph Alexander, and the Reflections’ Jon Safley. It’s now been… Read More »

Lights All Night reveals full NYE lineup – Dancing Astronaut

One of the country’s largest New Year’s events,Lights All Night, heads back to Dallas, TX for two days of electronic music. Joining the already-announced headliners of deadmau5, Above & Beyond, and ZEDD are acclaimed artists Nero (DJ Set), RL Grime, and Tchami. Supporting the star-studded roster are additional acts such as Fool’s Gold label boss A-Trak, mau5trap… Read More »