Sam Hunt and Dwight Yoakam Become “Fast” Friends

Sam Hunt and Dwight Yoakam Become “Fast” Friends
Sam Hunt is probably still pinching himself after the recent ACM Presents: Superstar Duets special. The rising star got to perform with one of country music’s greats — none other than Dwight Yoakam. And not only was the performance of Yoakam’s classic “Fast as You,” pretty doggone killer and a big moment for the “Take… Read more »

Sam Hunt and Dwight Yoakam Become “Fast” Friends

Sam Hunt and Dwight Yoakam Become “Fast” Friends
Sam Hunt is probably still pinching himself after the recent ACM Presents: Superstar Duets special. The rising star got to perform with one of country music’s greats — none other than Dwight Yoakam. And not only was the performance of Yoakam’s classic “Fast as You,” pretty doggone killer and a big moment for the “Take… Read more »

ASAP Rocky’s new album At.Long.Last.ASAP now available to download

ASAP Rocky’s new album At.Long.Last.ASAP now available to download

ASAP Rocky’s new album, At.Long.Last.ASAP, was originally set for release on June 2nd through ASAP Worldwide/RCA Records. However, after prematurely leaking online, Rocky has made the full 18-track record available for purchase through iTunes.

The Harlem MC’s sophomore album follows 2013’s major label debut, Long.Live.ASAP, and boasts a star-studded list of collaborators. Among them: Kanye West, M.I.A., Lil Wayne, Miguel, Rod Stewart, Mos Def, Danger Mouse, and ScHoolboy Q. Also of note is a contribution from ASAP Yams, the late ASAP Mob founder who passed away earlier this year. (The LP’s artwork is an homage to Yams, too.)

“I just poured it all out on this album,” Rocky says of A.L.L.A’s depth and lyricism, adding, “All my emotions, my thoughts, my feelings. I didn’t hold back one bit.” As for the record’s title, it’s a reference to Rakim Allah, the Long Island MC that Rocky (who was born Rakim Mayer) was named after. “I’m taking ownership of the fact that I was named after the god MC himself,” he tells Billboard. “I’m basically saying it’s the return of the god.”

Watch the video for the album’s latest single “LSD” below.

Pre-orders for the album are ongoing.

At.Long.Last.ASAP Tracklist:
01. Holy Ghost (feat. Joe Fox)
02. Canal St. (feat. Bones)
03. Fine Whine (feat. M.I.A., Future, & Joe Fox)
04. LSD
05. Excuse Me
06. JD
07. Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2
08. Electric Body (feat. ScHoolboy Q)
09. Jukebox Joints (feat. Kanye West & Joe Fox)
10. Max B (feat. Joe Fox)
11. Pharsyde (feat. Joe Fox)
12. Wavybone (feat. Juicy J & UGK)
13. Westside Highway (feat. James Fauntleroy)
14. Better Things
15. M’s (feat. Lil Wayne)
16. Dreams (interlude)
17. Everyday (feat. Rod Stewart & Miguel)
18. Back Home (feat. Mos Def, Acyde & Yams)

The Complete Stax Soul Singles review: ‘a poignant catalogue of broken dreams’

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These two collections are a delight, full of familiar pleasures and obscure nuggets from Stax’s large catalogue of soul singles, says Mick Brown







Ever Feared for Your Safety at a Concert?

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(Straight From Nashville is a weekly column written by CMT.com managing editor Calvin Gilbert.) What do B.B. King and the Bandidos motorcycle gang have in common? No, it’s not a joke, and the answer probably exists only in my head. However, the two topics intersected there during the past week with news of the death… Read more »