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RAPPER'S DELIGHT
New Music Video: The Rap Monument

Noisey finally premieres the full-length 42 minute music video project to 'The Rap Monument.' The project consists of three studio sessions, also shot in New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Various emcees provide hip-hop lovers with another "rapper's delight," as they flow over a medley of instrumentals, co-produced by Nick Hook, S-Type and G.O.O.D Music's Hudson Mohawke. In order, the recording artists featured on the project includes:

Pusha T, Bryant Dope, Go Dreamer, Retch, Nipsey Hussle, Problem, Danny Brown, Mayhem Lauren, Raekwon da Chef, Vado, Kilo Kish, Flatbush Zombies, Renegade El Rey, Rockie Fresh, Pill, Bodega Bamz, Remy Banks, Killer Mike, Del Harris,YG, CyHi da Prince, Young Thug, Aston Matthews, Prodigy, SL Jones, Nigel Nasty, Bobby Creekwater, Action Bronson, Heems, Mike G, Yak Ballz, Zebra Katz,Two-9, Alexander Spit, ScottyATL and, Da$h. Check out the new compilation below.

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New Music: T-Pain Feat. Lil' Wayne 'Let Me Thru'

T-Pain refuses to let anyone hold him back, especially in his own lane and clarifies that on his latest single entitled, 'Let Me Thru,' featuring Lil' Wayne, released today.

Over a trap beat produced by DJ Montay, T-Pain commences with an off beat flow as he brags about beating his competition, then after a brief pause, he demands his contenders to get out of his way, yelling, 'Hold up! You Got to let me thru.'

HAPPENINGS
Bai5 Presents FutureArt 2015

Supporting arts education for local youth, Bai Bubbles is hosting FutureArt 2015, an art show featuring five of New York's up-and-coming artists to present their brand new work and compete for a prize package. This show is a platform for these artists to collaborate with fellow creative minds to produce art that pushes themselves, as well as the spectators, emotionally and intellectually out of their standard expectations. Over a six week time frame the artists will have the opportunity to present their work through music, dance, spoken word, film, painting, and other forms of fine art at FutureArt 2015. They will be judged by an esteemed panel of judges alongside the event's audiences for a chance to win a one-year public relations contract with NY-based corporate communications firm Lawrence Blake Group Int'l., and a special performance tour sponsored by Flavorpill!

GET THE PARTY STARTED
You Are Coordially Invited to Melissa Gorga's NYE Extravaganza

This year, New York’s AMC 34th Street, which typically operates as a movie theater, is turning into a mega-club, as Real Housewives of New Jersey, Melissa Gorga, helps partygoers ring in the New Year with complimentary glasses of champagne and party favors.

From 9pm-2am, guests can access an open bar, along with a mini buffet (ending at 11:30pm) serving gourmet chicken dishes, an extensive pasta selection, appetizers and finger-food, cheese and crudités, and delicious sweet treats.

With a DJ spinning all of the years' top tunes, you can reminisce about 2014 while grooving with your friends and loved ones. If you're looking to go all-out, invest in some VIP tickets for reserved nightclub seating (rates start at $129 per person).

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New Music: Maroon 5 Feat. Big Boi 'Animals' (Remix)

Big Boi can always make an already energetic track all the more captivating, no matter what the musical genre.

The Outkast rapper applies his witty metaphors and punchlines along with his precise, lithe flow to Maroon 5's 'Animals' remix.

Unsurprisingly, Big Boi's verse prevails on yet another Billlboard Hot 100 hit and complements the beat on the Martin and Isaiah Tejada produced track. Take a listen to the remix below.

DO-GOODERS
Prince Harry Brings Christmas Tidings in Lesotho, South Africa

Christmasis a time for good cheer, spreading smiles, and helping those in need. Earlier this month, Prince Harry embraced the essence of Christmas as he set out for Lesotho, South Africa on behalf of his charity, Sentebale. Co-founded by Prince Seeiso of Lesotho and Prince Harry, the charity aims to provide aid and educational means to disadvantaged children; those with disabilities and those who are orphans. Sentebale supports these organizations by providing funding, training and development support.

The Prince of the British Royal Family flew down to Lesotho on December 5th, in hopes to spend some quality time with these kids. And quality time was definitely had! The 30-year old royalty donned his Santa hat and was all smiles while catching up with children, visiting the construction site of Sentebale's newest care center, Mamohato Children's Centre in Thaba Bosiu. This is their newest addition to Sentebale's list of successful facilities providing support to AIDS-stricken children. During his visit, Prince Harry hosted and attended an array of workshops that included educational activities such as a cooking class, sitting in on school lessons, lending a helping hand at the construction site with sandstone cladding and so on!

The Mamohato Children's Centre is due to open in 2015 and we can't wait to see how the seeds of Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho's time and efforts bloom!

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Burke & Wills Brings NYC a Tasty Brunch from Down Under

Burke & Wills had previously won us over with their enticing meaty selection from Down Under, so when we heard they were releasing a new brunch menu we jumped at the opportunity to try it out.

This Upper West Side eatery may feel like it's way in the outback for downtown New Yorkers, but it is worth the visit. Owner Tim Harris and partner Matilda Boland (both formerly of Bondi Road, Sunburnt Cow and Sunburnt Calf) offer a complete experience not typically found on the Upper West Side, combining inspired modern Australian cuisine, world-class wines from the Southern hemisphere, craft beers and innovative artisanal cocktails.

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Bare Noize Bring Their New Single To Pilot Records


Fresh sounds are always welcomed in today’s music scene and that is exactly what the boys of Bare Noize have brought with this next release. Released today via Pilot Records, the double-sided "Dire/Reticulum" pushes the boundaries as a stunning production is brought to life.

"Dire" uses almost unrecognizable vocals to add to the strong rhythmical elements over the deep bass, and features unique percussion that powers throughout the entirety of the track. In response, "Reticulum" opts for a more progressive manner, through mellow changes and a complex hi hat structure, the song flows effortlessly from start to finish, creating one spectacular journey.

Out now, you can grab a copy here.

INDUSTRY NEWS
The Most Googled People and Things of 2014

As another year comes to an end, Google has prepared a multitude of lists chronicling the most searched people and things in 2014. When it comes the most searched celebs of the year, the list is filled with surprises - and more than a few saddening searches.

In at number one in terms of sheer number of searches is Robin Williams, who sadly passed away late last summer. Loss was a big trending topic this year according to the Google data, with searches concerning the tragic deaths of celebrities like Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Peaches Geldof as well.

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Vote For The Groove Cruise Miami's 2015 Annual DJ Contest Now

Thanks to the good people over at THUMP, you can start voting for your favorite DJ/producer to win The Groove Cruise Miami's 2015 Annual DJ Contest today. Fans can vote once a day for one up-and-coming DJ/producer to spin at the #GCXi next to world renowned dance artists and celebrity guest judges including Arty, Funkagenda, Roger Sanchez, Sidney Samson, Syndey Blu and Will Sparks.

The winner to be featured on the star studded artist lineup will be chosen out of the top 10 DJs/producers, whose mixes acquires the most votes from fans, and will be announced via The Groove Cruise Facebook fanpage on January 10th.

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Planned North Korea-Set Steve Carell Movie Dropped

In the wake of terrorist threats concerning the James Franco and Seth Rogan film The Interview, Steve Carell's North Korea-set thriller will not be moving forward.

The Interview, a film depicting an assassination attempt on North Korea's Kim Jong-un, has been completely discarded from Sony after many theaters refused to show the film. The hackers that have been targeting Sony the past few weeks have promised in a message to invoke a 9/11-style attack on theaters where the film would be shown. The films Christmas Day release will not be happening and it's unclear if the world will ever see the film.