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Smino Unleashes “Reverend” Track

Smino is on a roll. The St. Louis rap phenomenon has been flowing nonstop since the release of his sophomore album, NOIR, last November. His latest single, “Reverend,” produced by Chicago newcomer, prodxvzn, is a lyrical stream of consciousness that serves as another testament to the midwest MC’s otherworldy gifts. Listen HERE.

The artist is currently featured on the Dreamville posse cut, “Sacrifices,” with J. Cole, Saba and Earth Gang. He also nabbed a coveted guest spot on Chance the Rapper’s album, The Big Day, on the song, “Eternal.” The duo recently performed it for the first time at Lollapalooza and, by all accounts, ripped the stage.

Earlier this year, Smino headlined the sold-out “Hoopti Tour,” which took him to 33 cities across the United States, Canada and England and appeared on an episode of Wild’n Out. His new single “Reverend” is now available at all digital retailers via Zero Fatigue/Downtown Interscope Records.

Smino “Reverend” eSingle.

Hot Girl Summer, Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj, Ty Dolla $ign, 360 MAGAZINE

Hot Girl Summer

“Megan Thee Stallion is at the forefront of the ‘Women’s Rap Renaissance!'”360 MAGAZINE

“This is the year of the ‘hot girl summer’ ”  NBC NEWS


“The lifestyle choice of summer 2019: Hot Girl Summer.” –HUFFINGTON POST


“If you’ve logged onto Twitter or swiped through your Instagram at any point this summer, you’ve definitely seen a post declaring it’s a hot girl summer. The now-ubiquitous phrase, a call to live your most confident and unapologetic life, was coined in the early months of the season by Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion.” – TIME MAGAZINE


“Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion, and her definitive tweet that this season is made for hot girls, made the phrase the season’s most ubiquitous meme, an internet-wide catchphrase.” – WIRED


“Her power lies directly in her self-confidence, honesty, and unmitigated desire to dominate-and not just when it comes to life itself; these qualities pour through her music.” – COMPLEX


“[Megan Thee Stallion] exudes a confidence of an artist that has been mastering the game for at least a decade.” –BILLBOARD


“Her music is unapologetically Southern, with her thick Houston accent bouncing effortlessly over sensual and bare trap beats, allowing her lyricism and delivery to shine through.” –ROLLING STONE


“If you don’t know the name Megan Thee Stallion, you will soon: she’s one of the fastest rising rappers and finds herself rooted in a pop culture moment that’s all about the yeehaw agenda, country-trap and sex-positive messaging.” – PASTE

If one thing is clear, Megan Thee Stallion owns Summer 2019! The Houston based MC and cultural icon, Megan Thee Stallion, continues her hot girl hot streak today with the release of new single, “Hot Girl Summer” feat. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign. The single boasts production from hip-hop icon Juicy J and features a sample from the hit City Girls’ song “Act Up.” The track is named after the biggest cultural phenomenon of 2019, established by Megan, known as #HOTGIRLSUMMER. The phrase and viral meme not only encompasses everything Megan stands for but has also become a rallying cry for men and women around the world and is catapulting Megan into a household name.

When explaining #HOTGIRLSUMMER Megan states, “it’s just about women and men being unapologetically them, just having a good-ass time, hyping up your friends, doing you, not giving a damn about what nobody gotta say about it.”

Megan has had a monumental year that includes this week’s digital cover of PAPER Magazine, a print cover of The FADER’s Summer issue, being named as one of XXL Magazine’s 2019 Freshman, a late-night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and multiple radio hits such as “Cash Shit” and “Big Ole Freak.” Her critically-acclaimed project Fever has been praised by the likes of Rolling Stone, The Fader, XXL, Billboard, Pitchfork, Paper, and more.

Beyond being a successful rapper, Megan is currently a college student, environmental activist, philanthropist, Chance the Rapper’s occasional dietary consultant, and life coach for the world at large. Megan has hosted beauty pageants that award scholarships to “hotties” who also happen to be students, organized the first “Hottie Beach Clean Up” in Los Angeles, and still has time to regularly spread the word of hot girl summer on social media. With each move she makes she continues to set herself apart as the most unique, inspirational, and driven artist out right now, so it’s no wonder she can count Kylie Jenner, Drake, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nicki Minaj, etc. as some of her fans.

Due to climate change, hot girl summer will be continuing well into the Fall when Megan joins Meek Mill and Future for their North American Legendary Nights Tour with YG and Mustard (select tour dates below)., but for now she shows no signs of slowing down. Stay tuned for more news as #HOTGIRLSUMMER is far from over!

READ THE PAPER DIGITAL COVER STORY FEATURING MEGAN THEE STALLION: https://www.papermag.com/megan-thee-stallion-2639723905.html

NEW SINGLE FEATURING NICKI MINAJ AND TY DOLLA $IGN OUT NOW; LISTEN HERE
FALL TOUR WITH FUTURE, MEEK MILL, YG AND MUSTARD; PURCHASE TICKETS HERE 

‘What’s Good with Stretch & Bobbito’ Returns

NPR’S WHAT’S GOOD WITH STRETCH & BOBBITO RETURNS FOR SEASON 2 ON PODCAST FEEDS EVERYWHERE AUGUST 15

Co-hostedby dynamic duo Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia, the blockbuster NPR podcast What’s Good With Stretch & Bobbito launches its highly anticipated second season on August 15, 2018.

Catch up on previous episodes and subscribe to the show ahead of the new season on npr.org.

Last year, the podcast emerged as a fan favorite, featuring free-wheeling and candid conversations with some of the most interesting people throughout the worlds of music, film, television, comedy, culture, media, and beyond. Among season one’s 17 interviews, guests ranged from legendary comic Dave Chappelle, Academy Award-winning actor Mahershala Ali [Moonlight, Luke Cage], and Stevie Wonder to Run The Jewels, Bootsy Collins, Chance the Rapper, Linda Sarsour, and many more. Along the way, it landed looks from Hypebeast, Billboard, and Okayplayer, to name a few. 2018 promises yet another slate of high-profile subjects to be announced very soon. Don’t miss What’s Good With Stretch & Bobbito on NPR!

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Complex × Fuse

Talent Featured: Chance The Rapper, Waka Flocka, G-Eazy, T-Pain, YBN Nahmir and Leon Bridges

Airdate: Wednesday, August 1st at 11 p.m. ET / PT

TUNE-IN: Grammy Award-winning rapper and record producer Chance The Rapper tells all about his new music featuring Kanye and Childish Gambino; soul singer Leon Bridges shares his secret dance moves; Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter T-Pain chows down on the wings of death; rapper G-Eazy talks his all new summer tour and Waka Flocka shares seven guilty pleasures and more on an all-new Complex x Fuse, this Wednesday, August 1st at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Fuse.

Episode Highlights:

  • Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter T-Pain shares his theories about how to survive wings of death on First We Feast’s “Hot Ones.” Meanwhile, Waka Flocka highlights his guilty pleasures on “Seven Questions,” and G-Eazy talks his summer tour on Complex News.

T-Pain tells “Hot Ones” host Sean Evans about giving pop singer Jesse McCartney 15,000-20,000 to spend at the strip club: Preview Link:

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tells “Hot Ones” host Sean Evans all about his experience living in a haunted house with ghosts:

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  • Grammy Award-winning rapper and record producer Chance The Rapper reveals info on new music on “Open Late.” Later, rising trap rapper YBN Nahmir drops stacks on new sneakers on “Sneaker Shopping,” and soul singer Leon Bridges shares his secret life as a dancer.

ABOUT: Complex x Fuse features exclusive first-looks of athletes and celebrities eating killer food, answering burning questions, and revealing the secrets behind the hottest kicks. The weekly Complex-branded block features first-run segments from Complex’s core slate of more than 20 digital shows including signature series like First We Feast’s Hot Ones, Sneaker Shopping and Everyday Struggle.

Day Two of Lollapalooza

The BMI Stage at Lollapalooza rocks on for day two of the famous festival. From pop and rock to hip-hop and EDM, the BMI Stage has a little something for everyone. Post-punk/rock band Mainland hits the stage first, followed by hip-hop blending emo rocker nothing,nowhere. Infamous trio CKY are prepared to show how far they’ve come since their days on the hit TV-series Jackass and Australian exports Chase Atlantic will keep the music pumping with their alt-pop vibes. Rising rap star, Buddy, will hit the stage next with a high energy set before R.LUM.R rounds out the performances with his signature smooth soul grooves.

BMI STAGE SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, AUGUST 3rd

MAINLAND | 1:00-1:40pm

Finding elegance in simplicity, California-via-Brooklyn band Mainland play a passionate blend of powerful rock rife with soaring choruses and chiming hooks that recalls garage-y New York City bands from the turn of the millennium. After independently releasing their Shiner EP in 2014, they landed a deal with 300 Entertainment as one of the label’s marquee acts. Following the release of the Outcast EP a year later, they dropped fan-favorite singles such as “Beggars” and “Permission Slip” – which both amassed over 1 million Spotify streams each. Between touring, the musicians recorded the songs comprising their 2018 full-length debut, led by the single “I Found God,” about the spiritual connection that arises when you experience real love communicated through sounds and visuals.

nothing,nowhere.2:10 – 2:50pm

The enigmatic guise of Vermont singer/songwriter Joe Mulherin, nothing,nowhere. plays an introspective blend of hip-hop and guitar-driven emo rock. While he continually hides his face in videos and promotional photographs, Mulherin’s lyrics pull out all stops in baring his soul. His most recent album, Ruiner, is an emotive exercise in catchy catharsis.

CKY | 3:20 – 4:00pm

Notorious in the 2000’s for their raucous sound and anarchic, hard-partying skate-punk aesthetic both onstage and off, Pennsylvania’s CKY are back with 2017’s The Phoenix, their first new album in eight years. While not necessarily a kinder, gentler ensemble, the CKY of 2018 is comprised of grown men who are feverishly devoted to delivering rock from its pretentious doldrums and serving up their music in as raw and authentic a manner as possible

CHASE ATLANTIC | 4:30 – 5:10pm

Chase Atlantic was formed by brothers, Mitchel Cave and Clinton Cave, and their longtime friend, Christian Anthony. The trio produces, performs, and passionately conjures up dark alternative pop punctuated by rock and R&B. This Australian group blurs the lines between a nocturnal aesthetic and primal bliss on their 2017 self-titled debut for Warner Bros. Records. Since forming in 2011, the trio has packed multiple headline tours across Australia, released two successful independent EPs, Dalliance [2014] and Nostalgia [2015], and spawned a viral single with “Friends” which garnered over 2.7 million Spotify plays. Now, their first single “Church” invites everyone to congregate in their world.

BUDDY | 5:40 – 6:20pm

While he hails from the hip-hop-heavy streets of Compton, CA, Buddy (a.k.a. Simmie Sims III) is devoted to a message of positivity. Initially signed by Pharrell and tapped for collaborations with Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper, Buddy’s restless muse demanded that he pursue his own path, paving the way for his full-length album, Harlan & Alondra, a lush mix of retro R&B, chilled-out rap and jam-heavy funk, featuring cameos from A$AP Ferg and Ty Dolla Sign. “It’s beautiful day music,” says Buddy of his optimistic debut.

R.LUM.R | 6:50 – 7:30pm

Broadly praised by outlets like NPR Music, The New York Times, Complex, Vibe, Billboard and Rolling Stone (who called him “an artist you need to know”), R. LUM. R, also known as Reginald Lamar Williams, Jr., is an ascendant R&B singer/songwriter creating warm, soulful music that is resonating with listeners. Romanced and inspired by the city’s song-storytelling tradition, R.LUM.R has settled in Nashville, where he’s been steadily building a following with his acoustic guitar, piercing falsetto and original songs. On his debut EP, After Image, all six tracks were recorded live in single takes, augmented by a string quartet. Asked to describe his music, he says “it’s ‘R&B/singer-songwriter/soul/electronic, but,” he adds, “I don’t want to limit myself.”

CHANCE THE RAPPER × VALEE

CHANCE THE RAPPER BROUGHT OUT VALEE AT OPENMIKE CHICAGO LAST NIGHT

CHECK IT OUT HERE!

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1. Juice & Gin

2. I Got Whatever

3. Miami ft. Pusha T

4. VLONE

5. Skinny

6. Shell

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LOLLAPALOOZA

BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.), the global leader in music rights management, is thrilled to announce the lineup for this year’s BMI Stage at Lollapalooza. From August 2nd – August 5th, 24 sensational artists on-the-rise will make their mark on the legendary stage, continuing its reputation for showcasing the industry’s future superstars. This year’s roster features an eclectic offering of musical acts ranging from emerging pop songstress Madison Beer and R&B sensation R.LUM.R, to the electronic lullabies of Vera Blue and the ever-evolving sound of John Splithoff.
Fan favorites such as Halsey, Bebe Rexha, Lady Gaga, Chance the Rapper, X Ambassadors, Cage the Elephant, A R I Z O N A, and more have all played BMI Stage before finding fame. Known as the place for music discovery and star-making sets, this year’s stage is no exception.
“The star power that has graced the BMI Stage is unparalleled,” said Samantha Cox, Vice President of Creative, New York. “Over the past thirteen years we have established a history of curating incredible new music experiences and giving audiences a first look at tomorrow’s headliners.”
For more information on the BMI Stage, please visit,www.bmi.com/lollapalooza and follow @BMI on Twitter for updates on your favorite acts. To join the conversation, use #BMILolla.
BMI is proud to present and sponsor stages at C3 Presents’ music festivals: Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Music Festival (October 5 – October 7 and October 12 – 14). BMI’s partnership with these elite festivals is designed to offer more prime showcasing opportunities to its songwriters, a distinct priority of the organization. For more information on Lollapalooza, please visit www.lollapalooza.com; for information on the Austin City Limits Music Festival, visit www.aclfestival.com.

BMI STAGE SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2nd
Larkin Poe | 1:00-1:40pm
Wes Period | 2:10-2:50pm
FLETCHER | 3:20-4:00pm
Gashi | 4:30-5:10pm
Supa Bwe | 5:40-6:20pm
Madison Beer | 6:50-7:30pm
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3rd
Mainland | 1:00-1:40pm
nothing,nowhere. | 2:10-2:50pm
CKY | 3:20-4:00pm
Chase Atlantic | 4:30-5:10pm
Buddy | 5:40-6:20pm
R.LUM.R | 6:50-7:30pm
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4th
Grace Weber | 1:00-1:40pm
DAVIE | 2:10-2:50pm
BONES (UK) | 3:20-4:00pm
Melvv | 4:30pm-5:10pm
Morgxn | 5:40-6:20pm
Vera Blue| 6:50-7:30pm
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5th
Morgan Saint | 1:00-1:40pm
Van William | 2:10-2:50pm
Mikky Ekko | 3:20-4:00pm
The Aces | 4:30-5:10pm
The Wrecks | 5:40-6:20pm
John Splithoff | 6:50-7:30pm
ABOUT LOLLAPALOOZA:
Launched by founder Perry Farrell in 1991 as a touring festival, Lollapalooza remains an innovator in festival culture 27 years later. Lollapalooza was the first festival to bring together artists from a wide range of musical genres on one bill, it was also the first to travel, the first to expand to multiple days, the first to introduce a second stage, the first to blend art and activism, the first to offset its carbon emissions, the first to put electronic dance music artists on the main stage, the first to create family friendly programming, the first to make its home in an urban city center and the first to expand internationally.
Lollapalooza has grown into an annual world-class festival in Chicago (2005), as well as culturally rich countries including Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Germany and France. Lollapalooza is one of the premier destinations both for music fans in the United States and abroad. The festival expanded to four days in 2016 in celebration of 25 years and continues to bring fans four full days of music and over 180 bands on 8 stages. In 2017 Lollapalooza brought in over 245 million dollars in local economic impact and has brought in over 1.2 billion dollars in total locally, since 2010.
Lollapalooza is produced by Perry Farrell, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, and C3 Presents.
ABOUT BMI:
Celebrating over 77 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in nearly 13 million musical works created and owned by more than 800,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.‘s Facebook page. Sign up for BMI’s The Weekly™ and receive our e-newsletter every Monday to stay up to date on all things music.

GRAMMY WINNING DAMIAN MARLEY PREMIERES NEW REMIX!!

DAMIAN MARLEY PREMIERES REMIX FOR SINGLE “MEDICATION” & MUSIC VIDEO FT. STEPHEN MARLEY, WIZ KHALIFA & TY DOLLA $IGN EXCLUSIVELY ON TIDAL

WATCH ON: TIDAL.COM/DAMIANMARLEY

April 20, 2018, Grammy Award winning artist Damian “Jr Gong” Marley released the remix and music video for his single “Medication” featuring Stephen Marley, Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign off his fourth studio album, Stony Hill. The video exclusively premiered the music video for the track on global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL, and the track is available everywhere, click HERE.

Members can watch the video on TIDAL.com/DamianMarley and you can embed to your site using the code here: http://tdl.sh/medicationremix

Non-members can access a free 90-day trial to TIDAL on TIDAL.com/DamianMarley

Previously, the TIDAL artist-owner collaborated with the platform to debut the visuals for “Living It Up,” “Speak Life,” “Stony Hill to Addis Documentary,” “Medication,” “Nail Pon Cross,” and “TIDAL X: High Times,” a 4/20 celebration as well as performed during TIDAL’s annual charity concert in 2016, TIDAL X: 1020.

TIDAL’s commitment to connecting fans with their favorite musicians has spanned dozens of live streams, thousands of ticket giveaways, and an extensive array of exclusive content including: TIDAL X Brooklyn, the annual star studded benefit concert; TIDAL X live streams from Chance the Rapper, Ty Dolla $ign, Alicia Keys and more; exclusive album premieres such as Beyonce’s LEMONADE and Rihanna’s ANTI; unique content including 21 Savage’s 30 Days with 21 Savage, Rick Ross album annotations and more!

About Damian Marley

The youngest son of Reggae legend Bob Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley garnered his own place in music history when he became the first ever Reggae artist to win a GRAMMY outside of the “Reggae” category, taking home an award for “Best Urban/Alternative” performance for his title single,” Welcome To Jamrock”. The acclaimed 2005 breakthrough disc Welcome To Jamrock, also won a GRAMMY for “Best Reggae” Album. Marley has been shaking up stages all over the world for the past few years, first in collaboration with Nas on their Distant Relatives project, and then when he went on to partner with Skrillex for their groundbreaking track “Make It Bun Dem,” which Rolling Stone called “a monster mash up of dubstep and dancehall.” Most recently, Marley’s latest album Stony Hill won the 2018 GRAMMY Award in the Best Reggae Album category. Additionally, Damian appeared on Saturday Night Live alongside Jay Z to perform their stand out track “Bam,” and he is also featured on Ty Dolla $ign’s acclaimed track “So Am I” with Skrillex.

About TIDAL

TIDAL is a global, experiential, entertainment platform built for fans, directly from artists around the world. TIDAL members enjoy exclusively curated content that directly connect artists with their fans in multiple ways. The service offers high-fidelity, CD sound quality music, high resolution video, an opportunity to discover new artists via TIDAL Rising and unique experiences via TIDAL X. TIDAL is available in more than 52 countries, with more than a 53 million song catalog and 210,000 high quality videos. For more information, please visit www.tidal.com.

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Damian Marley x Living It Up

DAMIAN MARLEY “LIVING IT UP” VISUAL AVAILABLE NOW EXCLUSIVELY ON TIDAL

Today, Damian “Jr Gong” Marley premiered the music video for his impassioned single “Living It Up” off his GRAMMY Award-winning fourth studio album, Stony Hill, exclusively on global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL.

 

In the visual, Marley takes his son back to his hometown in Jamaica to share the culture of where his father Bob Marley grew up and where reggae music was born, as well as the parallel between his upbringing and where he is now.

 

The video was directed by Gil Green, and filmed in Trenchtown, Stony Hill and Port Antonio, Jamaica.

 

“If I have to pick a single track that represents the theme of the album overall, I would say it is probably Living It Up, it represents my history. It comes down to where my father is coming from and where my mother is coming from, it’s not likely that people from these two worlds meet up like that on a regular basis and have children. That whole journey, I think is an inspiring story in itself” says Marley about the track.

 

Previously, the TIDAL artist-owner collaborated with the platform to debut the visuals for “Speak Life,” “Stony Hill to Addis” DocumentaryTIDAL X: High Times, a 4/20 celebration. “Medication“, “Nail Pon Cross” as well as performed during TIDAL’s annual charity concert in 2016, TIDAL X: 1020.

 

 

TIDAL’s commitment to connecting fans with their favorite musicians has spanned dozens of livestreams, thousands of ticket giveaways, and an extensive array of exclusive content – including: TIDAL X Brooklyn, the annual star studded benefit concert; TIDAL X livestreams from Chance the Rapper, Ty Dolla $ign, Alicia Keys and more; exclusive album premieres such as Beyonce’s LEMONADE and Rihanna’s ANTI; unique content including 21 Savage’s 30 Days with 21 Savage, Rick Ross‘ album annotations and more!

 

WATCH ON : TIDAL.COM/DAMIANMARLEY

TOWKIO x “WWW.”

TOWKIO RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM “WWW.

Chicago musician Towkio risked his life Wednesday by literally traveling to space in a helium balloon and today his debut album, WWWhas arrived along with a video showing that emotional journey to space. It’s a must watch.

The album (out on American/Republic Records) was executive produced by Rick Rubin and Lido (recorded at Shangri-La in Malibu) with features from SZA, Vic Mensa and more.

Listen to the album HERE and check the recap video from his trip to nearly 100,000 feet below.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TOWKIO
Chantz Brewer
Chantz.Brewer@umusic.com

Beau Benton
Beau.Benton@umusic.com