EARGASMIC
Duck Sauce's Long-awaited Full-length, Quack, Out Now
WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: First Saturdays at Bottle Bar East

First Saturdays are hip-hop night at Bottle Bar East. DJ Haveboard shares his knowledge of the best old and new hip-hop from ten to two.

If you love hip-hop and beer, this is the perfect excuse to discover or further explore Bottle Bar East’s extensive beer menu. These are clearly guys who love beer and their beer selection is unusual, thoughtful and – most importantly – delicious.

There are also duck confit strudel, bison burgers, and cheeses with beer pairings picked out to sustain your night of partying.

When: Saturday, April 5th, from 10pm to 2am

Where: Bottle Bar East, 1308 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia PA

CULTURE CLUB
Artist Kai Guetta Unveils Urban Collection!

Prolific Internatinal Artist, Kai Guetta, makes a splash in Wynwood's LULU Laboratorium! 'Now Royalty' is the artwork that has made headlines in Europe. The collection began as street art. It featured printed pieces that were mounted to large boxed frames and placed over advertisements in the subway station at the Louvre-Rivoli.

The collection 'Now Royalty' makes a bold statement about the social status of the hip hop world. Using traditional and classical pieces, Guetta paints the new face of what art is through culturally rich oil paintings that has influenced the art world for centuries.

EARGASMIC
New Music From Iggy Azalea

"Fancy," the latest single from Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, and featuring English singer-songwriter Charli XCX, premiered on BBC Radio yesterday (Thursday). The song is a cut from The Island Def Jam emcee's upcoming debut studio album titled, The New Classic, which is scheduled to be released Apr. 6, 2014. The single will be officially released to iTunes on the same day. "The New Classic," a highly anticipated LP that has encountered numerous delays since the beginning of 2012, has been supported by hit singles, "Work," "Change Your Life," and "Bounce."

ALL ACCESS PASS
DATSIK Announces Additional Tour Dates


Time to wubwubwub your socks off with the release of additional tour dates from DATSIK's upcoming Digital Assassins Tour. This massive North American tour brought to you by Firepower head honcho, DATSIK, will feature legendary guests like Wu-Tang Clan's very own GZA, and stunning stage productions like his signature Vortex Lumen DJ performance booth.

The first three stops of the tour in Philly, Boston and New York respectively, will be the co-headlining shows with GZA. If you happen to be in any one of these cities for the weekend of January 16 - January 18th, you will definitely want to check it out! As for us, we'll be patiently awaiting for the recap video to watch GZA perform alongside DATSIK. It will be interesting to see what this duo has in-store for the audience (it's all about the bass after all, right?).

RAPPER'S DELIGHT
The Importance of Pusha T

We’ve all heard the rant, and now that the dust has settled, we should think about what Kanye West was trying to say about Pusha T at his album release party for My Name Is My Name, out October 8th. Hip-hop is arguably the most fickle genre in music. Many artists have to fight to even get an album out, and Pusha T is no different. The difference between Pusha and other artists is that he has played an integral role in how hip-hop culture has evolved to its present form, he has earned this album.

RAPPER'S DELIGHT
Jay Z and Kanye West album tour dates this fall

With both of their collosul albums being released this summer, rap gods Kanye West and Jay Z are about to embark on seperate tours to promote these releases. The duo toured together two years ago when they dropped their collaboration album, Watch The Throne, and now have announced their seperate tours on the same day. Some things are just better in twos.

Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail tour will launch in Europe for 15 shows, and then come back to the states for a 33 city tour. Tickets go on sale September 12 on Ticketmaster and Live Nation. Below are the American tour dates.

RAPPER'S DELIGHT
Eminem will release new album November 5

If you guys don't remember MMLP was the first album that really brought Eminem into the mainstream light, with tracks like "Stan", "The Real Slim Shady", and "The Way I Am". Since then Eminem has had his personal ups and downs, which have been relative to his musical successes and woes. But nonetheless, Eminem is one of rap's all-stars and there is no doubting his empicable lyricism. "Marshall Mathers LP 2" will be executive produced by Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin, so you can only expect greatness.

GET THE PARTY STARTED
Stage 48 YOLO Party Celebrating Ciara


This Friday, Aug. 23, there will be a live appearance by Ciara at Stage 48 in Hell’s Kitchen celebrating her new album “Ciara."

The party, dubbed You Only Live Once, will have limited ticketing so get yours ASAP! Beginning at 10pm, this party rages until 4:30am playing your favorite Ciara hip-hop, pop, and R&B.

STAGE 48