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Lil Tecca “Ransom” Lands #1

Hailing from New York, recording artist Lil Tecca is breaking through in 2019 with one of the biggest hits of the year. His hit single “Ransom” lands at #1 on Spotify’s U.S. chart and #1 on Apple Music’s U.S. Hip Hop chart making it a strong contender for record of the summer.
 
The undeniable hit has garnered over 105 million global streams on Spotify, 53 million YouTube views and over 45 million apple music global streams. “Ransom” has also ranked #1 on Souldcloud’s Top 50 chart and has made its way in the Top 30 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
 
Listen to the single HERE via Republic Records.
 
Raised by Jamaican parents in Springfield Gardens Lil Tecca started rapping in his early teens, inspired by artists such as Speaker Knockerz, Chief Keef, and others. At just 16 years old, he has started to build a huge following online releasing singles “Count Me Out”, “Love Me”,  “Did it Again”, “Molly Girl” and “Ransom”.  The hype around Lil Tecca continues to grow with each new release and 2019 is poised to be his biggest year yet with new music, festival appearances and shows around the world all on deck.

Homecoming

Netflix released Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé, which presents an intimate look at her historic 2018 Coachella performance that paid homage to America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Interspersed with candid footage and interviews detailing the preparation and powerful intent behind her vision, Homecoming gives a peek into the process and emotional physical sacrifices it took to conceptualize and execute a performance of that magnitude that became a cultural movement. This stand-alone Netflix original is now available globally on Netflix.

As the first black woman to headline Coachella, Homecoming recognizes the African American visionaries who inspired Beyoncé, including HBCU alums Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, activist Marian Wright Edelman, and scholar W.E.B. Du Bois, in addition to cultural luminaries such as Nina Simone, Maya Angelou, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Audre Lorde. Beyoncé’s personal knowledge of the relevance and celebration of HBCUs started with her father, Mathew Knowles, an alumnus of Fisk University.
Shot over eight months, the film follows the global entertainer as she returns to the stage after the birth of her twins, highlighting the comprehensive preparation involved in creating her groundbreaking performance, which included four months of band rehearsals followed by four months of dance rehearsals with over 150 musicians, dancers, and other creatives, — all of whom were hand-picked by the artist herself.
In juggling dual roles as both the director of her live performance and the film that captured the process of making it, Beyoncé says, “It was one of the hardest jobs I have taken on but I knew that I had to push myself and my team to go beyond great to legendary. We knew nothing like this was ever done on a festival level before and it needed to be iconic beyond compare. The performance was an homage to an important part of African American culture. It had to be true to those who know and entertaining and enlightening to those who needed to learn. In making the film and re-telling the story, the purpose remained the same.”
Many in the cast; band, singers, dancers and steppers are former HBCU students, immersed in the HBCU marching band tradition. They joined Beyoncé’s own group of performers, some who have toured with her for years. Viewers not only get to see the intense dance rehearsals and talent of these amazing artists, but hear their personal journey from HBCU student to artist and the lifelong impact that comes with performing alongside Beyoncé in this historic concert.
“So many people who are culturally aware and intellectually sound are graduates from historically black colleges and universities, including my father,” she says in the film. “There is something incredibly important about the HBCU experience that must be celebrated and protected.”
As a treat to her fans, the film also includes, in the end credits, her remake of “Before I Let Go” by Frankie Beverly and Maze, a 1981 R&B classic that’s commonly performed at HBCU games. The single will be available on the film’s soundtrack, Homecoming: The Live Album, available today from Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records. smarturl.it/BH9102
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé was directed and produced by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. Longtime collaborator Ed Burke served as co-director. Steve Pamon and Erinn Williams are executive producers.
Set List

“Crazy In Love”

“Freedom”

“Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing”

“Formation”

“Sorry”/”Me, Myself and I”

“Kitty Kat”

“Bow Down”

“I Been On”

“Drunk In Love”

“Diva”

“Flawless” (Remix)

“Feeling Myself”

“Top Off”

“7/11”

“Don’t Hurt Yourself”

“I Care”

“Partition”

“Yoncé”

“Mi Gente (Remix)”

“Mine”

“Baby Boy”

“You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)”

“Hold Up”

“Countdown”

“Check On It”

“Déjà Vu”(featuring JAY-Z)

“Run the World (Girls)”

“Lose My Breath” (featuring Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams)

“Say My Name” (featuring Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams)

“Soldier” (featuring Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams)

“Get Me Bodied” (With Solange Knowles dancing)

“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”

“Love On Top”

About Netflix
Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service with over 148 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
About Parkwood Entertainment
Parkwood Entertainment is an entertainment and management company founded by entertainer and entrepreneur, Beyoncé in 2010. With headquarters in New York City the company houses departments in music and video production, management, marketing, digital, creative, philanthropy, fashion, publicity and a record label. Under its original name, Parkwood Pictures, in 2008, the company released the film Cadillac Records (2008), in which Beyoncé starred and co-produced. The company also released the film, Obsessed (2009), with Beyoncé as star and executive producer. Parkwood Entertainment produced The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour (2013-2014) and The Formation World Tour (2016), and co-produced the ON THE RUN TOUR (2014) and ON THE RUN II (2018).

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Beyoncé’s Homecoming

Writers: Vaughn Lowery, Tara McDonough, Stella Iman Dugall

Every once in a while pop culture encounters a rip in its continuum. The latest breach comes from one of the most effervescent entertainers of all time, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Carter, as the first Black female to headline one of the most prolific festivals since the iconic Woodstock. Introspective yet intimate, Homecoming is positioned to be one of the most immersive concert series in the history of music and streaming services. Beyoncé, the Director and Executive Producer of the film, creates a visually captivating story from the beginning to end. The documentary answers a plethora of questions, at which the infamous Beyhive has had about the historical moment.

With intermittent quick cuts of her family before, during and after the epic performance, Beyoncé gives herself permission to exhibit her vulnerability. After all, she planned to take the stage at Coachella in 2017 before she was pregnant with her twins. The tour was postponed and we fast forward to ‘Mrs. Carter’ having to deal with the aftermath of a complicated pregnancy, which ultimately ends in a c-section. Similar to friend, and professional tennis superstar, Serena Williams, Beyoncé bounced back harder than ever after her tough pregnancy. Throughout the piece she digs deep and pummels through some of the most difficult days she has ever encountered. She even speaks to her weighing 218 lbs and how she was only able to zip her costume up after months of hard work alongside of a dedicated clean/raw food diet – no meats, carbs, sugars. The director of photography expertly captured an extremely intimate and vulnerable side to the strong and flawless Queen Bey.

Inspiration

Having family members as graduates of some of the prominent HBCU (historically black colleges and universities), Beyoncé was able to tap into the most celebrated moments of their collegiate life. Her full show not only highlighted the history of these schools but also their social networks and fraternal organizations; transforming the stage into one of the most dynamic Black Southern spaces of cultural legacy and pride. Much of it was enunciated with their boot dancing, a traditional dance style for HBCU called J-Setting, in between transitions. These dance formations visually anchored the performance. Contortionists contributed an urban Cirque du Soleil vibe to the display which can be more accurately described as an infused gumbo of Chicago (the musical), Moulin Rouge! and the Off-Broadway play Stomp. To date, the pyramid stage has been persevered onsite at this year’s Coachella as an art installation.

A group of 200 people shared the stage with Queen Bey including Jay Z, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and Solange Knowles. The expansive crew that Beyonce worked and practiced with for 8 months is featured in the documentary, as each individual had their own part in making the event a success. The dancing in her set is not technical, but emotional. The crowd, as well as audiences watching the documentary at home, are meant to feel something from just the way Beyoncé and her dancers, who she handpicked herself, move with each other. The concert experience not only exhibits the immense talent of HBCU musicians but works towards using this heightened exposure to aid these institutions that have been struggling with little resources and grants since their establishment.

After the the release of Homecoming, Netflix will more than likely notice a spike in downloads/subscriptions; Beyonce will notice an increase in her fan base and HBCU enrollment rates will most likely skyrocket. Overall, most audience members will be thrashed into a world of black honor, history and preservation. While the Pew Report notes that there is a varying “black/white digital divide” concerning internet usage, (87% whites, 80% blacks), there is little divide when it comes to mobile platforms. The growth of black presence in media, such as on social media, in streaming services and more, will only continue due to the imminent success of Beyoncé’s partnership with Netflix. Her myriad of success as a dominant Black woman breaks down barriers in the same way Jordan Peele has done for young Black filmmakers across the diaspora. This will become one of the most treasured pieces of mass media and should offer encouragement to both women and minorities to bust through the glass ceiling on all fronts especially digitization and technology.

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Illustrator: Alejandra Villagra

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Logic Makes History with DEBUT NOVEL SUPERMARKET

LOGIC MAKES HISTORY AS DEBUT NOVEL SUPERMARKET DEBUTS AT #1 ON NEW YORK TIMES PAPERBACK FICTION BEST-SELLER LIST – FIRST-EVER BY A HIP-HOP ARTIST

SUPERMARKET SOUNDTRACK DEBUTS AT #6 ON ALTERNATIVE CHART – A FIRST IN LOGIC’S MULTI-FACETED CAREER  

NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND” – TITLE TRACK FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM – EXPLODES WITH A COMBINED 30MM PLAYS

Grammy nominated, multi-platinum, pop culture multi-hyphenate artist Logic (aka Bobby Hall) makes history once again, becoming the first-ever hip-hop MC to author a New York Times fiction bestseller, as his debut novel SUPERMARKET (Simon & Schuster, publica­tion date March 26th) officially tops today’s prestigious Paperback Fiction list at #1.  The novel, which held on to #1 retail at Amazon and Barnes & Noble all week, has been described as a fresh, funny, and deliciously dark thriller that stands on its own as a propulsive and entertaining excursion into madness and creativity, cementing Logic’s flair for cinematic storytelling.

At the same time, Logic’s accompanying SUPERMARKET “soundtrack” album, simultane­ously released March 26th via via Def Jam Record­ings/ Vision­ary Music Group, debuts at #6 this week on the Billboard Alternative Album chart, an ‘Alt’ chart first for Logic.  Exploring new genres, the melodic soundtrack presents a guitar-driven, live band sound, as Logic teams with acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and producer Mac DeMarco on several tracks.

Logic’s April triple-play is rounded out by an explosive new single and video released last week, “Confessions Of a Dangerous Mind,” the title track from his upcoming fifth studio album, release details to be announced in the weeks ahead. In its first week out, “Confessions Of a Dangerous Mind” has accumulated nearly 20 million streams, and 10 million collective views of the video.

SUPERMARKET and the forthcoming CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND follow-up YSIV (September 2018), the fourth chapter of Logic’s Young Sinatra saga.  Logic galvanized the MTV VMA audience last summer with his impactful performance of the album’s first advance single “One Day” featuring Ryan Tedder and over 200 immigrant children, their siblings and parents. View the live performance HERE.

Prior to YSIV, Logic debuted at #1 Soundscan with his breakout third album Everybody (May 2017), containing the RIAA 5x-platinum single “1-800-273-8255” (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) featuring fellow Def Jam artist Alessia Cara and Khalid. The song catapulted Logic to worldwide acclaim as it brought mental health and suicide prevention aware­ness to the critical conversation. It earned Logic two Grammy® Award nominations – including Song Of The Year – and a triumphant closing performance at the 2018 Grammy® Awards (Watch Here).

In the interim, Logic dropped his Bobby Tarantino II mixtape in March 2018, which rocketed to a #1 album chart debut.  BTII spun off the RIAA gold Top 10 singles “44 More” and “Every­day” (featuring Philadel­phia DJ-producer Marshmello), and also boasted features from A-list heavies 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and Wiz Khalifa.  In June 2018, Logic kicked off a massive 33-city North American summer amphi­theater and arena tour, including such major venues as New York’s Madison Square Garden, PNE Amphitheatre in Vancouver, and the Forum in Los Angeles.

ABOUT LOGIC:

Multi-platinum, Grammy Nominated artist Logic (aka Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, aka Bobby Hall) – among the top streaming artists in the world with billions of streams to date – burst onto the music scene through a series of mixtapes that led to a significant, rabid underground fan base. Those tapes – Young, Broke, and Infamous (2010); Young Sinatra (2011); Young Sinatra: Undeniable (2012); and Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever (2013) – garnered millions of downloads and streams.  They jumpstarted a worldwide tour that led up to his record deal with Def Jam Recordings in 2014, and the release of his debut album Under Pressure that year.  Logic kept up the pace with his second album, The Incredible True Story (2015, with the RIAA gold “Fade Away”), followed by Everybody (2017), containing the landmark 5x-platinum “1-800-273-8255” (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid.  Overlapping Logic’s albums were new mixtapes Bobby Tarantino(2016, with the RIAA gold “Flexicution”), and Bobby Tarantino II (2018, with the RIAA gold tracks “44 More” and “Every­day”).  YSIV (September 2018), the fourth chapter of his Young Sinatra saga, contained “One Day” which Logic performed with Ryan Tedder and over 200 immigrant children, their siblings and parents at the MTV VMAs.  2019 kicked off with the publication in March of SUPERMARKET (Simon & Schuster), the debut novel written by Bobby Hall, which entered the New York Times Paperback Fiction bestseller list at #1 – first-ever for a hip-hop artist.  It was accompanied by the SUPERMARKET“soundtrack” album, which debuted inside the Top 10 on the BillboardAlternative Album chart, an ‘Alt’ chart first for Logic.

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Tal Wilkenfeld’s New Album

Tal Wilkenfeld’s new album ‘Love Remains’ debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart. Bassist for Jeff Beck, Prince & Herbie Hancock Branches into New Territory as a Singer-Songwriter . Headlining Run of East Coast Dates to Kick Off in May at Brooklyn Bowl

(New York, NY): Today, musical marvel Tal Wilkenfelds debut vocal album, ‘Love Remains,’ (BMG) debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. The Australian-born, LA-based musician who has recorded and toured with several legends including Jeff Beck, Prince, The Allman Bros, Mick Jagger, and Herbie Hancock, reveals her bonafide talent as a singer and songwriter on this solo exhibition. Jackson Browne contributed as Executive Producer on the 10-song collection. Pete Townshend calls the album adventurous, unique and unpretentious” and Sean Lennon praises Tal’s ability to “sing and write as well as she plays, an impossible combination you have to hear to believe.” From “Corner Painter,” her rollicking debut single featuring Benmont Tench on the pump organ, to “Haunted Love” a soft selection of melodious yet prolific bass and orchestra, to the warm ballad “Under The Sun,” with yearning sounds of a violin, ‘Love Remains’ showcases a transcendent balance between instrumental prowess and exquisite songcraft. Tal currently graces the cover of Bass Player Magazine’s April issue, recently had a two-night sold-out run at NYC’s Mercury Lounge, an album listening party at Guitar Center, and spoke to Marc Maron for the latest episode of WTF. Listen to Tal’s episode of the WTF with Marc Maron.This summer, Tal returns to New York City for a run of US headlining tour dates in support of Love Remains. Full tour routing below.

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ANDRE THE GIANT 

​Orlandus Andre Branch (born July 14, 1989) is an American football defensive end for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson. 


An electrifying defensive end for the NFL, Andre Branch is entering his second year with the Miami Dolphins, his first of a three-year contract extension. By all accounts, 2016 proved to be a break out season for Branch as he racked up 49 combined tackles, 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles while playing in all 16 games. A first team All- ACC pick during his senior year at Clemson University, he was selected as the 38th pick overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft.


It is Andre’s sheer grit and underdog mentality that has driven him to go from an underrated high-school recruit to earning a starting position at Clemson and ultimately the NFL. Raised in Richmond, Virginia, Andre takes great pride in the positive influence both his mom and his community had on his development. As a young man, he found a passion for football, excelling on the field by being a continuous learner and student of the game. He has taken that same approach to grow and learn about the fashion industry, his second passion.


A multi-dimensional individual who has an infectious enthusiasm for football, fashion and positively impacting the South Florida culture and community. About to launch his own collection Prestige 50 with Adees Co. Andre has dedicated himself to inspiring others to find their passion points and pursue their life’s purpose. He does this by sharing his personal story and lessons of dreaming big, being a constant learner and building the teams needed to be successful in football, business and life. 



LIL PUMP ALBUM #1 ON THE CHART


LIL PUMP #1 STREAMING ALBUM THIS WEEK & #1 ON BILLBOARD EMERGING ARTISTS CHART

SHARES TRAILER FOR “GUCCI GANG” MUSIC VIDEO

Lil Pump is one step closer to taking over the entire game…
The South Florida superstar seizes #1 on the Billboard Emerging Artists Chart, while his self-titled full-length debut is the #1 Streaming Albumthis week and #3 on the Billboard Top 200. Without any traditional promotion, he impressively sold more than 46,000-plus SPS units first-week. In under seven days, the album unbelievably racked up more than 56 million streams and counting.
Priming fans for more surprises, he is sharing the trailer for his upcoming music video. It hints at a lot more craziness to come when the full video drops.
Watch it HERE.
Next up, Lil Pump hits the road on his North American headline tour this fall. It kicks off on Halloween, October 31 at The Novo in Los Angeles, CA traveling through major markets across the country, finishing this run of dates at the Observatory North Park in San Diego, CA on December 23rd. Check out full itinerary below.
Get tickets HERE.
Lil Pump has multiple number ones, and he’s only just begun!
Esskeetit!

ABOUT LIL PUMP:

Signature pink and blonde dreads flailing, ominous ink on display, and superhero-sized charisma, Lil Pump tore through hip-hop like a tornado. Joining forces with the next generation music and entertainment company Tha Lights Global in late 2016, the 17-year-old South Florida sonic fire-plug ratcheted up over 200 million-plus Soundcloud plays with “Molly” (33 million-plus) going #1 and “Gucci Gang” reaching #2 on the platform. In total, he holds down 9 concurrent songs in the Top 50. Meanwhile, the signature “D Rose” blasted past 66 million views on YouTube and 30 million Spotify streams. Averaging 9 million listeners monthly on Spotify, he’s become an untouchable, undeniable, and unique presence. Moreover, he’s been extensively profiled by The New York Times, XXL, HotNewHipHop, and more. This is only the beginning though. Lil Pump is primed to pop off even more in 2018.
You’re looking at the next king and he’s not even old enough to buy cigarettes…

TOUR DATES:

10/31 Los Angeles, CA The Novo
11/19 Phoenix, AZ Goldrush AZ Festival
11/21 Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall
11/22 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music Hall
11/24 Austin, TX Emo’s
11/25 Houston, TX Warehouse Live – Ballroom
11/28 Miami, FL The Hangar
11/29 Orlando, FL The Beacham
11/30 Tampa, FL The Ritz
12/2 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
12/3 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte
12/5 Silver Springs, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring
12/6 Philadelphia, PA TLA
12/8 Providence, RI The Strand
12/9 Worcester, MA The Palladium
12/10 Reading, PA Reverb
12/11 Wallingford, CT The Dome at Oakdale
12/12 New York, NY Playstation Theater
12/13 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
12/15 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
12/16 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
12/17 San Bernardino, CA Rolling Loud So Cal
12/18 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
12/19 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
12/21 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
12/22 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
12/23 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park

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