Archive for the Republic Category
Tha Carter V has had a long road to release, most notably due to the feud (and subsequent legal battles) between Weezy and Birdman. Originally slated for a 2015 release, the album was put on hiatus when Weezy sued Cash Money for $51 million in order to get out of […]
Scorpion, his fifth studio album, isn’t entirely focused on the significance of fatherhood. Many of its 25 tracks are built around standard-issue Drake themes—the audacity of rappers who dare speak his name, the psychic toll associated with dating multiple beautiful women at once, people who use Instagram weirdly—and the hyper-topical […]
Nicki Minaj to release her fourth studio album, Queen, on 8/10 via Cash Money Records / Republic Records. The album will include previously released tracks, “Chun-Li,” “Rich Sex,” and new track “Bed (feat. Ariana Grande).” Her current single “Chun-Li” is quickly approaching Top 5 airplay at Urban radio and recently […]
The Weeknd kept it short and sweet with just 10 songs making the final cut. ‘Kiss Land’ is The Weeknd’s first studio debut album after releasing three mixtapes in 2011 and commercially releasing Trilogy – a collection of his previous mixtapes – in 2012. Tapping into that same signature mystique, […]
Florence and the Machine have announced a new album. It’s called High as Hope and it’s out June 29 via Republic. Find the A.G. Rojas-directed music video for a new song, “Hunger,” below. “This song is about the ways we look for love in things that are perhaps not love, […]
Toronto-based singer-songwriter (born Afie Jurvanen) netted Juno Awards and a Polaris Music Prize nomination for his 2014 indie folk LP, Bahamas is Afie, his new album, Earthtones, delves into far different genres. Produced by Robbie Lackritz, it features contributions from James Gadson and Pino Palladino, who also appeared on D’Angelo’s Black Messiah.
Among the many things Eddie Vedder wears on his sleeve is his love of the Chicago Cubs. He was there during the Cubbies’ historic World Series win of 2016, singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch of Game 5, an honor for a fan who […]
2017 release from the British alt-pop duo. Ultralife is the follow-up to their 2015 self-titled debut. The entire album was written in New York and London, entirely composed, produced and mixed by the duo. The album features single “Ultralife”.
2016 release, the third studio album by Canadian singer and songwriter The Weeknd. The album features guest contributions from musicians Daft Punk, singer Lana Del Rey, and rappers Future and Kendrick Lamar. The album is supported by the title track/lead single “Starboy “.
2016 release from the British singer, songwriter and electronic musician. The Colour In Anything Frank Ocean and Rick Rubin contributed to the album as co-writer and co-producer. Blake recently appeared on “Forward” and co-wrote “Pray You Catch Me” on Beyoncé’s Lemonade. Following the release of 2013’s Overgrown, Blake garnered a […]
“Specializing in a cinematic spectacle that evokes wide-open vistas as much as the fathomless depths of an arena, Of Monsters and Men sometimes do sound as majestic as their dreams on Beneath the Skin, pulsating on the waves of insistent rhythms and armies of acoustics. Such a description suggests they […]
“On Florence + The Machine’s third album, their focus is clear from the cover art. While the group’s first two albums featured frontwoman Florence Welch posed in a theatrical side profile with her eyes closed, this one finds her eyes open for the first time—and staring straight into the camera. […]