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R&B crooner Arin Ray releases a brand new single titled “You,” tapping Grammy-nominated producers Nez & Rio to deliver a rhythmic soulful ballad about love and assurance. “I’m so sick of hiding what I feel about you/ baby, it’s a blessing just to be around you/ taking me over and again and again and again,” sings […]

As promised, Tinashe releases her fourth mixtape titled Amethyst. After announcing she won’t be featured on Iggy Azalea’s postponed “The Great Escape Tour,” Tinashe dropped new material to hold off fans until she finishes her sophomore album. The 7-track project features a guest appearance by Bay Area rapper Iamsu! and production by Nez and Rio, DJ […]

Looks like Kanye West added another new artist to his G.O.O.D Music roster. Meet Hollywood Holt. He’s a rising rapper from Chicago who’s also a member of the popular cultural collective – The Treated Crew. With everything set in stone, Holt made the official announcement via his Instagram page: On Twitter, Holt revealed his new music won’t feature […]

A$AP Rocky had fans on the edges of their seats this evening, as he told them he was dropping a new video at midnight. Leading up to the visuals for the Nez & Rio-produced banger, the A$AP Mob rapper did a Q&A for fans, and he definitely revealed a lot of interesting new things. He […]

ASAP Rocky hooked up with two of the hottest producers in the game, Nez and Rio, for his latest banger “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye II.” What a way to start off 2015. Rocky gave fans a small taste of the record after the video for his last single “Multiply.” Now the full version is about to make […]

Meet production duo Nez & Rio: the two men responsible for producing TDE rapper ScHoolboy Q’s biggest hit to date – “Man Of The Year.” The Chicago natives have produced bangers (or what they refer to as “the slam”) for artists like Chicago’s King Louis, Kidz In The Hall rapper Naledge, rising R&B newcomer Tinashe, […]

Nez And Rio are the music industry’s newest production duo making an impact on hip-hop and they’re bringing Chicago with them. Reigning from the windy city of Chicago, Nez and Rio have been working with rising rappers Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q. The duo are behind Schoolboy Q’s Habits & Contradictions bangers “Druggies With Hoes […]

Behind every great song is a fire producer and with that said, hip-hop duo Nez and Rio come in to add a little spice and a lot of swag to Chicago’s hip-hop scene with their track “Good Hood (Louder).” Raised in the Southside of Chicago, Nesbitt Wesonga and Mario Loving are the next big producers […]


I was thrilled when my solo play Kenya made it into the 3rd Annual Hip Hop Theater Festival. Previously, Kenya had a short run at Dixon Place in NYC. But after reworking parts of the play, I couldn’t wait to share it in the home of a burgeoning arts movement- one that challenged the conventions […]

Growing up doesn’t seem hard to do for Disney channel starlet Selena Gomez. The Wizards of Waverly Place actress, Selena Gomez, is one teen queen who is turning into a respectable pop sensation. Showing off her mature side Gomez recently finished a photo shoot for her new album A Year Without Rain. The album will […]

Santa Claus, Indiana We found Santa! Santa Claus, Indiana is a small town located in Southwest Indiana. The residents live in a gated community called Christmas Lake Village. This town has the only post office in the world named Santa Claus. The popular post office, “Santa Clause” receives thousands of letters addressed to Mr. Claus […]


Disney star Selena Gomez and her band, The Scene, just released their new single, ‘Round & Round’. The Wizards of Waverly Place star, and her band (that we never actually see) debuted the track on Radio Disney this morning. “Round & Round” is a catchy song; very upbeat, and bass-heavy. Selena has a cute voice, […]