Last year, the members of The Internet announced plans to release individual albums in 2017. And Syd is making good on this promise by dropping a solo track titled “Body,” which she says she wanted to be the “baby making anthem for 2017.”
The track also premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 and is produced by MeLo-X. According to Pigeons and Planes, the song “creates the ultimate setting of intimacy before Syd even says a word and Syd flexes her already sultry and breathy vocals to match the mood of the rhythm.”
Kali Uchis has her coquetting down to an art. In this newest song, she has The Internet’s Steve Lacy leaving a her a voicemail begging for her to give him one last shot at being with her. She’s a high-class gal with expensive tastes and she’s not going to take him back so easily. Kaytranada’s funky beat helps Staples hop in to spill the beans on his indiscretions, and by the end of the voicemail Lacy’s giving the typical “who’s gonna treat you better than me?” line. Would you take him back? Listen below.
Over the past few years, we’ve been lucky to have worked with some incredible artists. Last night at the 58th Annual Grammy Award’s, 14 of those artists were recognized for their achievements in the music industry. Whether they were nominated or took home a trophy, we congratulate these folks for their hard-work, passion, and drive to create. We’re proud to have worked with and grown with these talented individuals that are so dedicated to their craft. Check out the following ScoreMore alumni winners below.
Best Rap Album: To Pimp a Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
Best Music Video: Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Best Dance Recording: Skrillex, Diplo and Justin Bieber – “Where Are Ü Now”
Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skrillex and Diplo – Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü
Best R&B Performance: The Weeknd – “Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)”
Best Urban Contemporary Album: Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd
Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Kendrick Lamar featuring Bilal, Anna Wise, Thundercat – “These Walls”
Best Rap Song: Kendrick Lamar, Kawan Prather, Sounwave, Pharrell Williams – “Alright”
R&B songstress and Austin native Mélat brings us a captivating visual for her new single “Dance Olivia” which made its premiere today via OkayAfrica. You may have seen her last year on tour alongside the 2016 Grammy-nominated band The Internet, as well as this year for Thundercat, among many other performances. The 80’s visually inspired single delivers a powerful message to “Live in fear or live free. The choice is ours.” Peep the OkayAfrica link above for a full article about the songstress and do not miss out on this entrancing video.
Feel sorry for anyone who tried to release a new single/project today; today’s buzz was all about the Grammy nominations. Particularly because of recent upsets in rap categories (Macklemore over Kendrick, Iggy even being nominated, etc.) rap fans have been on edge for the past couple of years about nominations and winners. This year however, people seem generally pleased. Seemingly to make up for a past snub, although actually just because of a fantastic album, Kendrick Lamar leads everyone with a stunning 11 nominations. That’s not just in the rap categories; Kendrick has more nominations than any other artist this year, with Taylor Swift and The Weeknd unsurprisingly coming in next with 7 each.
Other notable nominees include Flying Lotus (of course featuring Kendrick Lamar) for Best Dance Recording with “Never Catch Me,” and Kehlani and The Internet, each with nominations for best Urban Contemporary album. Kehlani’s nom is especially impressive considering the fact that You Should Be Here is technically a mixtape. Hiatus Kaiyote (!), Jeremih, and of course The Weeknd stand out in the Best R&B Performance category, and everything you’d expect to appear in the rap categories is pretty much covered. One surprise is Drake’s “Back To Back” for Best Rap Performance, which felt like just an Internet-hyped diss track. Apparently the Academy felt differently. Perhaps the most difficult category for hip-hop fans is Best Rap Album. We don’t talk enough about how incredible this year was for rap music. Forest Hills Drive. IYRTITL. To Pimp A Butterfly got rave reviews from pretty much every publication. Anything Nicki Minaj spits is fire. And a Dr. Dre comeback after 15 years?! Much deserved for every artist nominated, and it’s going to be a tough one. Let’s just hope that unlike last year, the rap categories are televised. These artists have had way too much of an impact on 2015 to not be recognized. Check the rest of the nominees here. The Grammy Awards will be held on February 15th, 2016.
The Internet’s Ego Death has created some great sensation. They’ve now debuted a video for “Get Away” off of their third album in perfect timing with their tour swinging through the South. In her usual calm and collected fashion, Syd sings her smooth lines and lets the rest of the crowd go wild.
The Internet is on tour right now, stopping in Dallas tonight, San Antonio on Sunday, and Austin on Monday night. Don’t miss out on a dope show.
In December of 2011, The Internet blessed R&B with other-worldly music in their debut album Purple Naked Ladies. Since then, Odd Future alumni Syd the Kyd and Matt Martians have been giving us soulful sounds with members Patrick Paige, Christopher Smith and Jameel Bruner. The Internet’s headlining tour follows the release of their third studio album Ego Death. Leading up to the album release, The Internet teased fans by releasing the singles “Girl” and “Special Affair,” both featuring the mesmerizing vocals of Syd to accompany beautifully orchestrated instrumentals. Their four Texas stops will include opening performances from Moonchild, St. Beauty and other artists that compliment the celestial sounds of The Internet — like Milky Wayv featuring Bobby Earth from Houston.
Grab your tickets for one of the upcoming shows below, and stream The Internet if your ears have yet to be blessed by their etherial sounds. You can purchase Ego Death on iTunes.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Internet has canceled their show in El Paso, TX on October 21 at The Lowbrow Palace on their Ego Death Tour. Thanks to all of our loyal followers and the artists’ fans for the support.
All ticket purchasers will receive an email from Ticketfly with details when the casino online process of refunds starts today. If you have not been refunded within seven business days, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you at a ScoreMore and Splendid Sun show in the near future. The Internet will see you in El Paso again soon!
Bryson Tiller was previously a name reserved for the depths of Soundcloud, but the new R&B star is changing that with his debut album Trapsoul, which dropped Sept. 25. The 14-track debut resembles a faster paced PND, with crooning auto-tune, solid beats and plenty of feelings. Tiller’s popularity is steadily rising, and his album has gotten props from others in the industry like Syd from The Internet. It’s an impressive debut project. Check it out for streaming and purchase on iTunes.