Welcome to the monthly roundup for July! Just in case you slept on this month or were out raving and misbehaving, I got you. Below you’ll find news, releases, and new artist discoveries made this month.

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The Internet:


  • Martha Stewart says a word she shouldn’t have while hanging out with Snoop-a-loop
  • Hip-Hop is officially the most popular genre in the U.S.
  • Watch the trailer below for Channel 4 U.K. documentary about Kanye and Jay-Z:

  • 2017 is poised to be the year of streaming
  • Splendour in the Grass (AUS) is over now. Check out Triple J’s standout performers on the closing day
  • Watch the video below to hear Mike Will Made-It explain how Beyonce’s “Formation” came to be:

  • Chester Bennington (Linkin Park frontman) dead at 41


  • Jay-Z’s 4:44 became available on platforms other than Tidal. It was also certified platinum. He also released a video for “The Story of OJ”
  • Lana Del Rey released her 5th studio album and people can’t stop talking about it
  • Mura Masa’s self-titled debut is hella good and everybody is on it
  • Kesha releases “Praying” and “Woman“, the latter featuring the Dap-Kings
  • Purity Ring celebrate the 5th anniversary of Shrines with new song “Asido
  • Watch a music video directed by the queen of future pop herself, Miss Charli XCX. Her new single is titled “Boys” and like, every boy is in this vid:

Artist Discoveries:


Ren with the Mane

Elley Duhe


The Sometimes Island

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