Sydney to get first vinyl pressing plant

Originally posted by The Vinyl Factory A state–the-art vinyl factory will open in Sydney this June – with the capacity to press three million records per year. As Tone Deaf reported yesterday (January 24), the new plant will include full analog mastering, a Neumann disc cutting system, stamper making facility and fully automated record presses. There will also…

Hear Mariah Carey Blame Producers for New Year’s Eve Gaffe

“It’s a shame that we were put into the hands a production team… who chose to capitalize on circumstances beyond our control,” singer says Mariah Carey blamed Dick Clark Productions for her disastrous New Year’s Eve performance in a audio statement to fans that the singer tweeted Sunday. Credit: Noam Galal/FilmMagic By Daniel Kreps 36…

Stream Dom Kennedy and Hit-Boy’s Joint EP “Half-A-Mil”

Listen to “Half-A-Mil,” the new EP from Dom Kennedy and Hit-Boy. Last month, Dom Kennedy and Hit-Boy dropped “100 Rounds,” their first release as their duo Half-A-Mil. Tonight we’ve been blessed with the duo’s entire EP, the aptly titled Half-A-Mil. With five tracks and no features, the new group in town has ample opportunity to show…

10 Best Air Jordan Releases Of 2016

Recapping the best Jordan releases of the year. Jordan Brand is already gearing up for a massive 2017 lineup but there’s still some juice left in 2016 and some time to reflect on all of the dope sneakers that the Jumpman has released this year. Jordan Brand kicked of the year with the release of…

Drake’s “VIEWS” Is 4 Times Platinum

With another project on the way, Drake’s “VIEWS” continues to sell. The RIAA has announced that Drake’s VIEWS is certified platinum. The rapper and singer’s fourth studio album has had a staggering sales year, setting chart and streaming records throughout. VIEWS was certified triple platinum back in August, four months after its release in April….

Twitter Reacts To J. Cole Album News

The Twittersphere reacts the revelation that J Cole will release “4 Your Eyez Only” on December 9th. J. Cole’s next album 4 Your Eyez Only was quietly uploaded to iTunes for pre-order on Thursday morning, and it wasn’t long before Twitter found out. With the exception of the odd Cole detractor, the reaction was positive…

O.T. Genasis’ “Cut It” Becomes His 2nd Platinum Single

O.T. Genasis now has two platinum plaques in the bag. His Young Dolph-featuring single “Cut It” has officially moved 1 million copies.   O.T. Genasis has earned his second platinum plaque. His breakout hit, “CoCo,” released in late 2014, was declared platinum in February of this year. The certification has now been awarded to “Cut It,”…