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Hit-Boy and SOB X RBE Collaboration

 Multi-platinum, Grammy Award®-winning and chart-topping producer, rapper, singer and songwriter Hit-Boy’s collaboration with SOB X RBE (Strictly Only Brothers X Real Boi Enter­tainment) drops today with the release of FAMILY NOT A GROUP via Def Jam Recordings – listen HERE.
 
FAMILY NOT A GROUP represents the historic union of Southern California’s Hit-Boy and the Bay Area’s SOB X RBE . Their new 20-city headlin­ing U.S. tour, the Strictly Only Brothers Tour (with SOB X RBE affiliate Sneakk, and Peacoat Gang) kicked off in February at the Ill Points Festival in Florida.  It includes both weekends of Coachella (April 14 & 21) and the Sunday climax of the Boston Calling festival (May 26), before wrapping up on the final day of New York’s prestigious Governor’s Ball on June 2.
 
Hit-Boy (aka Chauncey Hollis, Jr.) arrives at Def Jam after more than a decade of success on contemporary music’s front line as a producer with over twenty platinum records, and nearly twenty Hot 100 hits. He received his first Grammy Award® for 2011’s 4x-platinum “N*ggas In Paris” by Jay-Z and Kanye West (Best Rap Song); his most recent Grammy came for Ariana Grande’s global #1 Sweetener of 2018 (Best Pop Vocal Album).  In addition to Grammy nominations for his work with Kendrick Lamar (Good Kid, Maad City) and Beyoncé(Lemonade and her self-titled Beyoncé), Hit-Boy received three 2019 Grammy nominations for his work on Travis Scott’s Astroworld album

Celebrated Bay Area rap group SOB X RBE are opening a new chapter after a meteoric rise in 2018 that saw them tour with Post Malone and 21 Savage, appear alongside Kendrick Lamar on the Black Panther soundtrack, and grace the cover of The FADER’s Summer Music Issue. The new collaborative album with Grammy award-winning producer Hit-Boy marks their second release of what is set to be an even bigger 2019, following the recent release of Yhung T.O.’s On My Momma 2and releases from DaBoii and Slimmy B still to come.

Teyana Taylor Slays on Ellen Show

HOLD ON!

TEYANA TAYLOR ABSOLUTELY SLAYS THE ELLEN SHOW WITH PEACE, LOVE & SOUL! RECEIVES GOLD PLAQUE FOR “GONNA LOVE ME”!

WATCH TEYANA TAYLOR’S SOULFUL PERFORMANCE OF “ISSUES/HOLD ON” HERE

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Co Cash “tOlD mE” Video Release

SOUTH MEMPHIS ARTIST CO CASH RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR LEAD TRACK “tOlD mE” feat. Lil Yachty WATCH HERE

New Album F.A.C.T.S Produced by Tay Keith Coming Soon!

South Memphis rapper Co Cash yesterday released the lead track to his debut Interscope project F.A.C.T.S called “tOlD mE” featuring Lil Yachty. The rising rapper swiftly followed the release with a music video directed by Keemotion (Gucci Mane, Migos, Lil Baby) — watch it here. Playing off each other’s personality, the two rappers zone into the camera and riff off their fervent verses.  

The single was produced by hitmaker Tay Keith who also executive produced Co Cash’s upcoming project. Tay Keith, also a Memphis native, has worked with Co since the early 2010s and together have spotlighted rap from the region. Co Cash, who FADER hails as one of five artists to watch from Memphis,  leans towards beats that bounce and glide, the perfect backdrop to his completely freestyled yet razor-sharp lyrics. F.A.C.T.S is an exploration of Co’s quick wit and a way with flow that’s bound to put the young rapper on everyone’s artist to watch list.

Co Cash ‘Told Me’ ft. Lil Yachty eSingle

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ABOUT CO CASH  

Hailing from South Memphis, Co developed his interest and passion for music in elementary school, mining inspiration from local heavyweights like Three 6 Mafia. In high school he created his own studio at home, and soon began posting his music online under the name Rico Dinero. By the time he was 17, Co had become one of the key players within the Memphis hip-hop scene, along with Tay Keith. Co is set to make his Interscope Records debut with F.A.C.T.S, a mixtape whose title stands for “FUCK A CRITIC I’m THE SHIT.” Executive-produced by Tay Keith, F.A.C.T.S further reveals Co’s supreme talent for switching flows and cycling through multiple beats within a single track. Speaking on his new record, Co wants to inspire… “Music’s my escape from all my problems, and I want to make other people feel good about themselves. I want to motivate them and give them positive vibes, and then just keep going from there.”

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YG Announces 3rd Album

YG ANNOUNCES MAY 3RD ALBUM RELEASE DATE DURING “ONE OF COACHELLA’S FINEST RAP SETS”

WATCH YG PAY TRIBUTE TO NIPSEY HUSSLE AND BRING OUT BIG SEAN, 2 CHAINZ & TYGA DURING HIS ELECTRIFYING BOACHELLA PERFORMANCE!

WATCH LIVESTREAM HERE | YG BEGINS AT 2:57:14

“..One of the fest’s finest rap sets to date.” – Los Angeles Times

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ILIRA’s Independent Anthem

Pop Princess ILIRA is No Damsel in Distress

Feminine and feisty, singer ILIRA is the heroic heroine of her own life story. In her new anthem, “Do !t Yourself,” the singer ditches storybook clichés and encourages fellow females to declare their independence.

A concoction of bouncy beats and upbeat fizzy pop, “Do !t Yourself” is a proclamation that women are capable of being much more than damsels in distress. The pop princess claims “girls ain’t gotta be the sweet and helpless type,” and create their own happy endings.

Raised in a small Swiss town by Kosovo-Albanian parents, ILIRA developed her signature rebellious attitude at a very young age while struggling to find her place in an environment with clashing cultures. It was during this time the singer learned how to fight her own battles, often finding resilience in music.

Described by Clash Music as “an artist destined for a long and promising run,” “Do !t Yourself” follows ILIRA’s feature on catchy club hit “Fading” by Alle Farben and in-your-face bop, “Get off My D!ck.”

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Baby Goth Releases “So High”

BABY GOTH RELEASES NEW TRACK “SO HIGH” 

FEATURED AS THIS WEEK’S ‘SOUNDCLOUD ARTIST TO WATCH’

Baby Goth releases her new track “So High.”

Listen to “So High”: HERE

Baby Goth was recently named this week’s ‘SoundCloud Artist To Watch’ spotlighting her new song “So High.” The track is the follow up to the release of her self-titled EP BABY GOTH, which features previously released tracks “Swimming” feat. Trippie Redd and Lil Xan, “Mary” and “Sugar” feat. Wiz Khalifa. The singer recently wrapped her tour with Kodie Shane and will be performing at Rolling Loud Miami in May.

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Hey Violet’s “Better By Myself”

HEY VIOLET RELEASE NEW SINGLE “BETTER BY MYSELF” TODAY

ON HI OR HEY/CAPITOL RECORDS

OFFICIAL VIDEO ALSO DEBUTS TODAY HERE

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“Better By Myself” is the first new music the Los Angeles-based alt-pop band has released since

their critically acclaimed 2017 debut album From the Outside.

Hey Violet release a new single “Better By Myself” today on Hi or Hey/Capitol Records and available for streaming and purchase from all digital partners. In addition, an official video for the song, directed by Marcella Cytrynowicz, debuts today. Watch it HERE. “Better By Myself” which was co-written by Hey Violet, Gabe Simon, and producer Daniel Nigro, is the first of four new tracks the band is set to release throughout the Spring and Summer.

“Better By Myself” captures the duality inherent in feeling invincible in solitude because you don’t need anyone, but recognizing that perhaps being totally alone isn’t necessarily the best path forward. “It’s about being in an unhealthy relationship and having the courage to leave, but realizing maybe you’re isolating a little much,” says Hey Violet frontwoman Rena Lovelis. “I think we need to fall in love with ourselves before we fall in love with anybody else and that’s why the song sounds so celebratory. It’s about finding that happy medium between I don’t need anyone, which tends to be a defense mechanism, and being truly okay with yourself.”

Hey Violet’s 2017 debut album From the Outside featured the singles “Guys My Age,” which has amassed over 230 million global streams, “Break My Heart,” and “Hoodie,” which is approaching 200 million streams. The album racked up critical praise, including accolades from The New York Times, which called it “one of this year’s best and most provocative pop albums.” Stereogum noted that it “has plenty of attitude thanks to Lovelis’ vocal and lyrical presence,” and NYLON declared, “I challenge you to find a debut album as explosive and technicolored as Hey Violet’s From The Outside (the album) pulses with cheeky hooks and middle fingers to the status quo. Lead singer Rena Lovelis’ voice is arena-shaking. You’re in for one hell of a ride.”

Over the past few years, Hey Violet, which is Rena Lovelis, her sister Nia Lovelis (drums), Casey Moreta (lead guitar) and Iain Shipp (bass) have steadily built an engaged fanbase with their powerful, immaculately crafted alt-pop songs. “Guys My Age” was named one of the Best Songs of 2016 by The New York Times, who called it “teen-pop’s revenge: an urgent dark song about sexual rebellion” and one of the 20 Best Songs of 2016 by V Magazine. In 2017, Hey Violet was also nominated for an iHeart Radio award for Best Underground Alternative Band, dubbed an “Artist Primed For A Breakout” by Billboard, and named “Artist To Watch” by The Guardian, PopCrush, and more. The band has racked over half a billion streams worldwide, sold out their North American headline tour and performed on both The Late Late Show With James Corden and Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Hey Violet will perform several upcoming shows to celebrate the release of their new music.

All dates are below. Tickets go on sale today here.

May 28th San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall

May 30th Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour

June 5th New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

June 6th Washington, DC – Union Stage

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LANDON CUBE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “MAKEUP”

Maryland bred singer-songwriter Landon Cube releases his new single “Makeup” today.

Listen to “Makeup”: HERE

“Makeup,” which is packed with emotion and reflection, is the singer’s first single with Republic Records. The track follows his previously released tracks “Round n Round” feat. Sprite Lee (15+ million streams), “Drive My Car” (14+ million streams) and “19” (9+ million streams). He also appeared on Lil Skies’ “Nowadays” and “RedRoses,” which both garnered over 250 million streams individually. There’s a poignant yet feel-good vibe that makes 21-year-old recording artist Landon Cube’s sound infectious. The Southern Maryland native has a diverse history within music, punctuated by his versatile catalog. With Landon’s new single “Makeup,” the young star on the rise is geared to level up to the next chapter in his career. At 16, he made the firm decision that music was his chosen trajectory and once he graduated high school, he dropped his introductory cut “Euphoria.” His participation with local viral video crew Cufboys added fuel to the fire, as Landon began galvanizing a fan base through his laid-back authenticity and knack for melding sounds. Through Cufboys he met burgeoning star Lil Skies, as the two joined forces on cuts like “Red Roses” and “Nowadays,” the former impressively hitting one million streams in less than a month. It wasn’t long before Landon was Los Angeles bound and continued his upward mobility as an artist, ultimately joining the Republic Records roster. Landon Cube, who already has over 4 million monthly listeners on Spotify, has already secured a solid following based upon his honest and heartfelt music, and the next phase in his career will bring more of that to the forefront.

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KIM VIERA RELEASES NEW SINGLE “HERE FOR YA

Puerto Rican singer and songwriter Kim Viera releases her brand new single “Here For Ya” today in both English and Spanglish.

Listen to “Here For Ya”: HERE

The track is powered by a throwback beat and sultry production, building toward a seismic and soaring refrain carried by Kim’s powerhouse voice. The two versions in English and Spanglish speak to her worldwide appeal.

In many ways, Kim Viera was destined to merge cultures in her music. Growing up of Puerto Rican descent in an artist-friendly New York household, her parents both worked in the entertainment industry. Dad launched, owned, and operated a live production company, and Mom could be heard as a backup singer for Willie Colon, Ruben Bladés, and more. Yearly vacations in Puerto Rico represented that balance as the travel mixtape spanned Selena, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, La India, Sia, Brandy, and Whitney Houston. A vocal powerhouse, she made her introduction on viral hits alongside YouTube mega-star Kurt Schneider in between writing for superstars such as Lil Wayne. In 2016, she landed a major label deal with Republic Records and made waves by contributing “Tribe” to the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Pitch Perfect 3. This anthem quickly clocked 1.8 million Spotify streams. Along the way, she honed her “American Latina” style and set fire with her single “Como” feat. Daddy Yankee. It exploded as an international smash with 40.8 million cumulative streams and counting, while the music video surpassed 24 million views in under a year. Meanwhile, she garnered acclaim from Billboard and NPR who pegged it among “Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week, upon release, setting the stage for her 2019 anthem “Here For Ya.”

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Billy Ray Cyrus to Debut New Album

BMG TO RELEASE MUCH-ANTICIPATED BILLY RAY CYRUS ALBUM THE SNAKEDOCTOR CIRCUS MAY 24

While Billy Ray Cyrus shares the No. 1 song on all music streaming platforms worldwide with the remix of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” Cyrus is equally excited about the release of his long-planned album, The SnakeDoctor Circus. Cyrus and BMG planned to release the concept record on May 24 long before the phenomenon of “Old Town Road.”

“Life is a series of adjustments. I’ve been working on this album, The SnakeDoctor Circus, for more than two years now. In January this year, my label, BMG, had planned and scheduled the release of this album May 24. Twenty-seven days ago, I heard a song from Lil Nas X and felt the injustice of the way he was being treated. You just don’t pull the rug out from under someone like that. He impacted a worldwide psyche and touched a universal harmony. That’s when I made the adjustment in my schedule, went to the studio, wrote a new verse and sang on ‘Old Town Road’ with Lil Nas X,” said Cyrus.

Cyrus recorded The SnakeDoctor Circus in Muscle Shoals, Alabama with some of the most respected musicians, including Cyrus’ longtime collaborator and songwriting mentor, Don Von Tress, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dewey Lyndon “Spooner” Oldham (piano), Nashville Musician’s Hall of Fame Member Will McFarlane, as well as David Hood (bass guitar), Kelvin Holly (electric/acoustic/bass guitar), Bekka Bramlett (vocals, tambourine), Kimi Samson (violin, viola, piano), Caleb Elliott (cello), Will McFarlane (electric guitar), James LeBlanc (electric guitar), Mike ‘Dillon’ Curington (drums), John Brannen (acoustic guitar, harmonica), Shonna Tucker (bass guitar), Angela Hacker (vocals), Larry Byrom (piano), Mick Utley (piano), Johnny Monteagle (drums, baritone sax, synth) and Jimmy Nutt (acoustic/electric guitars, tambourine, percussion). Nutt, a Grammy®-winning recording engineer, also mixed The SnakeDoctor Circus.   

It’s a full circle moment for Cyrus because Von Tress wrote the multi-platinum smash “Achy Breaky Heart” on Cyrus’ record-breaking debut album Some Gave All. Cyrus penned “Some Gave All” about a Vietnam veteran in 1989 only to meet Von Tress, whom is also a Vietnam veteran, a few years later. The collaboration between the two songwriting titans more than 25 years ago continues with new music on The SnakeDoctor Circus.

About Billy Ray Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus became a household name over the course of his unprecedented career which spans across music, television and theater. Throughout his nearly three decade career, Cyrus has achieved worldwide success as a singer, songwriter, actor and producer. The Flatwoods, KY native exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard album chart at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. The lead single, “Achy Breaky Heart,” became a phenomenon as the single went multi-platinum. After “Achy Breaky Heart,” Cyrus followed up with back to back hits “It Could’ve Been Me,” “She’s Not Crying Anymore,” “Wher’m I Gonna Live When I Get Home?” and the anthemic “Some Gave All.” Cyrus knocked himself out of the top Billboard position with the his second No. 1 album, It Won’t Be The Last, featuring smash hits “In the Heart of a Woman,” “Words By Heart” and “Somebody New.” Cyrus followed up with dozens more that defined country music. “To me, my most defining moment in country was being joined by George Jones and Loretta Lynn on my self-penned ‘Country Music Has the Blues,’” said Cyrus. He also enjoyed a successful career as an actor in “Doc” and “Still The King,” as well as the Disney series “Hannah Montana” with his daughter Miley Cyrus.

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