To celebrate its 50th anniversary Vans is preparing to do a world tour of shows beginning on March 16. Cities range from Austin, Brooklyn, and Cape Town to London. Each show will host a House of Vans party featuring performer such as Erykah Badu, Jamie XX, Nas, the Kills, Kelela and Wu-Tang Clan. If you aren’t sure you should RSVP, check out the behind the scenes footage of last year’s shows up top. [Pitchfork]
OVO Sound just signed R&B artist dvsn, and if you aren’t familiar with his music, now is the time to get acquainted. The singer, hailing from Toronto, got his start last October on OVO’s Beats 1 radio show, and since then, he has been releasing hot track after track. dvsn was officially singed to the label on Monday, and we should expect some solid tracks from the up-and-coming star. Take a listen to single “The Line” produced by hitmaker Nineteen85. [Miss Info]
In Lil Durk‘s new single “With Me,” he talks about his come up and, obviously, the fake people and haters he has come across during his rise to fame. In the same breath, however, he also makes it a point to shout out all of his friends who have been by his side from the beginning. Check out the track up top. [Miss Info]
ILoveMakonnen‘s single “Sellin” off his new project Drink More Water 6, makes one thing very clear: He’s selling dope. And, if you weren’t sure what kind of substances he’s “sellin” he lists them out for you from solids to liquids. Listen to the catchy tune up top [Rap Radar]
Moving from Southern California to Harlem to pursue her passion for music and finance, Nigerian-American singer Chy Chy‘s debut track “Slow Me Down,” boasts a soulful sound and tells a story of love, pain, and empowerment through its melodic tune. Chy Chy’s combination of strength and romance captivates her audience, and the calm power of her voice pushes her message forward. Take a listen to the single above.