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Watch Gavlyn & DJ Hoppa’s Intoxicating New Video, ‘Pass That’

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Already recognized as one of the hottest female independent acts in the world, Gavlyn continues to elevate her sound and popularity with a new video that will surely get you high for the marijuana-friendly track, “Pass That”.

Another infectious collaboration between the female recording artist and her longtime partner-in-crime DJ Hoppa. “Pass That” stars Gavlyn as a catalyst of the smoking session as she passes various blunts to friends and spits some of the dopest verses that haters can cough and choke on as they are that undeniably good.

Shot by Punit Dhesi and Simon David, “Pass That” is a good vibe that is a must to share with others. Remember, sharing is caring, especially when it comes to marijuana.

Grab a mate, spark one, and watch the new video below.

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Stream Dave B’s New LP, ‘Pearl’

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Critically acclaimed Seattle Hip-Hop artist Dave B is thrilled to announce that his luminescent new album ‘Pearl’ is available now. Following his late-night performance alongside Macklemore last week on Jimmy Kimmel Live, performing Makclemore’s new single featuring Dave B, “Corner Store”. Leading with his new single, “Sweetest Thing”, Dave B unveils his best work yet in a breakout 8-track new album.

‘Pearl’ is Inspired by heartwarming summer days down at the beach. While the road to making ‘Pearl’ with producers Elan Wright, Nima Skeemz and Darius Rios was not as smooth as originally planned. To Dave, it became a true labor of love.

He explains in recent interview:

“It’s been a long journey making this album. So Elan, Nimon, Darius and I pretty much created the whole project. Then I lost my laptop with everything and we had to start again from scratch. We locked ourselves in the studio and with no time that summer to hit the beach, we created feel good music that took us there. And after all that, the end product is this luminous Pearl… it started off as a grain of sand and transcended into a beautiful, rare gem.”

On ‘Pearl’, Dave B combines Hip-Hop, Jazz, R&B and Funk elements with vocal versatility, lyrical dexterity and boundless creativity in his latest effort resulting in a multifaceted lustrous album.

Breakout songs on the new album include, “Sweetest Thing”, “Scrolling”, and his Mom-featured, “Dreamboy”.

Dave will also be closing out the year on a very special note when he performs with Macklemore for his hometown show in Seattle on December 23rd.

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Stream T-Pain’s New LP, ‘OBLIVION’

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T-Pain releases his forthcoming 5th studio album, OBLiViON. The multi-platinum artist has been teasing the release of his new album for the last few months, releasing a steady stream of singles including “Textin’ My Ex” ft. Tiffany Evans, “Goal Line” ft. Blac Youngsta, and “F.B.G.M.” ft. Young M.a. Following his darker and melancholic 2011 album, rEVOLVEr, T-Pain’s first album in 6 years feels more like a celebration for the icon. The album features Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign, Wale, and more. OBLiViON was mostly produced by Dre Moon and includes some production from T-Pain himself as well.

Hands-down one of the most influential figures in modern music, T-Pain continues to explore and experiment with new sounds on OBLiViON. His innovative use of vocal effects, his singular voice, and unparalleled songwriting abilities changed the way artists have approached making music for more than a decade.

The two-time GRAMMY Award winner is fresh off a special acoustic tour in which he played new versions of his hits like “Buy U a Drank,” “Bartender,” and “5 O’Clock.” On the tour, T-Pain showed that his songwriting and vocal talents don’t need to hide behind Auto-tune or any effects and reaffirmed for any doubters that his hits are timeless and classic songs.

Stream OBLiViON above and find full album details below.

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Premiere: Tim Maiden Takes Us To “The Other Side” Of His Soul In New Video

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The single landed on the Spotify’s Fresh Finds Playlists and was picked up by well respected music outlets. Now it’s time for rising singer/songwriter Tim Maiden to unveil the visual presentation to his soon-to-be dark R&B hit single, “The Other Side” .

In the Derek Anthony Welte-directed video, Tim Maiden shows us the cruel, twisted, dark, tortured side of love. Filled with dark elements and moody sounds that has become a popular trend in today’s dark R&B genre. The director illustrates the singer’s heart and soul to the world for the first time ever for an amazing first impression.

After years of searching for his sound, Tim realized being 100% honest in his music was the only thing that lead to clarity. Holding back his emotions not only stifled him creatively, it also led to a music career that was unfulfilling. He now finds himself exposing his truth by blending R&B melodies with lush soundscape’s. Maiden’s soulful vocals will captivate listeners instantly as evident.

Tim Maiden on the making of “The Other Side”:

“The Other Side was found by mistake really. Originally I had put so much time and resources into another idea that was supposed to be the last song of the album. In the last session for it I realized I hated it. Everything was contrived and I hit a massive wall. I was thinking to myself, this is my last idea, I’ve spent way to much time on it and it sounds like shit. Cool.

So it was kind of a make or break moment for me. I was exhausted after a few years of working on this album and didn’t want it to end like this. I took a red-eye from NY to LA and only had 1 day left on this record. So I told my producer I wanted to write and record a new idea from scratch with the 2 hours we had left. I didn’t have my Prophet, which I made my entire record on, and we were at a friends home studio in east LA that was much more suited for production work not recording vocals and tracking from scratch. Little did I know I was totally wrong and had a lot to learn.

So much of this process is less about gear and money and more about guts. When you have nothing to hide behind is when your ready to make something special and worthwhile.

30 minutes to an hour later we had a song that I couldn’t be more proud of. This song taught me what it’s all about and even though I couldn’t hear myself as I was tracking and we had little to no gear, it’s probably my most personal and proud work because it has guts.”

Enter the mind of Tim Maiden below.

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