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Lil Baby & Yung Bans Join Paper Lovee

Atlanta native, Paper Lovee just debuted his first EP, Waiting to Exhale. The exciting new talent called on a few friends and music’s hottest acts, Lil Baby, Yung Bans, YNW Mellyand Dae Daeto assist him on the 15 track project. Paper Lovee first splashed on the scene with his hit record “Here 4 Ya,” which featured a brilliant sample of KC & JoJo‘s “All My Life.” Soon after announcing his signing to 300 Ent via Billboard, the rapper/singer dropped his second single “No Socks” featuring Lil Baby. Alongside with the latest single release, “Set,” Waiting to Exhale‘s standout track “Relationship Goals” showcases Paper’s wildly versatile musical abilities. Take a listen to the debut project from Paper Lovee below and keep an eye out for the “No Socks Ft. Lil Baby” video coming soon.

KAILEE MORGUE’S NEW SINGLE

Kailee Morgue debuts her new single, “Do You Feel This Way” (feat. Whethan)—listen & share here. The track premieres today on Zane Lowe’s World First.

Of the song, Morgue says, “This is one of my favorite songs I’ve made because it is off axis just enough to blur my perspective between haunting and inviting. Teaming up with Whethan brought the perfect blend of hazy lethargy and upbeat skepticism to the track. It captures the unease of that feeling of not knowing how someone truly feels about you, and it still always makes me want to move when I hear it—it’s so fun to perform.”
KAILEE MORGUE
“Do You Feel This Way” (feat. Whethan) follows Morgue’s latest single, “F**k U” and her 2017 breakout track, “Medusa,” which catapulted her into an overnight success after she posted a live performance of the song on Twitter. “Medusa” became the title track from her debut EP, which was also released last fall and features her hit single, “Discovery.”

Tattooed, multi-color haired and anime-obsessed 19-year-old Phoenix-born and Los Angeles-based gothic pop siren, Kailee Morgue, casts a sonic spell with her music. A self-described “introvert” and the second oldest of six kids, she found solace in the sounds of fellow sonic sorceresses, such as Stevie Nicks and Gwen Stefani, as well as bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and more. By the age of ten, she picked up her first guitar, began quietly penning music and eventually started posting tracks on Soundcloud.

Between a gig at Jack In The Box in 2016, an 18-year-old Morgue found the beat for her breakout track, “Medusa,” on YouTube and cooked up the single. She first teased the track with a brief Twitter video, and it ignited a viral reaction garnering 100,000 “likes” overnight. Over an airy, minimalistic soundscape, Morgue creates a hypnotic and heartfelt melody with haunting and powerful lyrics. “Medusa” peaked at #1 on Hype Machine, was hailed as “Best Track of the Week” by The New York Times, MTV, The Line of Best Fit and Coup de Main and its video premiered on The FADER. As “Medusa” became an underground phenomenon, Morgue inked a deal with Republic Records in the summer of 2017. Further music is set for release this summer.

LISTEN TO “DO YOU FEEL THIS WAY” (FEAT. WHETHAN) HERE

LISTEN TO “F**k U” HERE

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MEET MY MOM

Reese Witherspoon’s media company Hello Sunshine launched a new show just in time for Mother’s Day called Meet My Mom. Premiering on Facebook’s video platform Facebook Watch, each episode consists of an honest and entertaining chat between one of your favorite celebrities and their mom.

In a recent episode, Olympic figure skating superstar Adam Rippon goes toe to toe with his mom Kelly about chasing his Olympic dreams, raising six exceptional kids, and the Pyeongchang moment that meant the most to both of them. See other highlights from Adam’s conversation with his mom below:

  • Regarding Adam’s coming out as gay, Kelly recounted being fearful for one reason – the prejudice within United States Figure Skating: “That’s one of the things that we might not have agreed on, right? For one reason: I knew the talk and the prejudice that existed in the sport.”
  • But then, Kelly learned a valuable lesson regarding personal identity and authenticity: “Suddenly, now, I knew you were mature enough to say, ‘The Olympics is awesome, but if I can’t be who I am at the Olympics, it’s not so awesome.’”
  • On her own personal “Olympic moment”: “When your brother…when Brady hugged you and wouldn’t let you go, and I saw two grown men just respect each other so much, crying, and seeing, like, his shoulders heaving, with that kind of respect for you, that was probably my Olympic moment.”

You can watch the full episode here

SMOKER’S CLUB FESTIVAL

The Smoker’s Club Festival experience is more of a paradise than a membership. Tailored entirely for the Californian smoker culture, everything from the lineup to the food proves that. With some legendary performances from headliners such as Wiz Khalifa and Kid Cudi, this event is impossible to pass up even for the average concert goer. The diverse arrangement of artists shows that these people know their crowd and every type of sound they love. There’s something for everyone with artists like Mac Miller, Lil Skies, and Dom Kennedy. Based in the hip-hop heavy area of Long Beach every artist that comes through shows love to the OG’s such as Snoop Dogg and the new comers like Vince Staples. Even if you don’t take part in the smoking activities some artists will even share from their supply as well. As someone that went alone I found the crowd and it’s people to be extremely friendly as far as festivals go. They all came for a good experience with some of their favorite artists playing classics and older mixtapes. The buzz for this festival grew the moment the line-up was announced and I’m sure many are impatiently waiting to see what they have up their sleeve for next time.

 

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CAYE x PINK TREE

Boston-raised, LA-based rapper, producer and singer-songwriter Caye reveals track Pink Tree via DuJour. The track was written by Caye with co-writer DAWGUS, who also produced the track, and is off of his debut album Pink Tree Paradise due out June 1st via Big Picnic Records and available for pre-save on Spotify HERE today. Click HERE to listen!
Pink Tree comes on the heels of the release of Caye’s current single Easy featuring Wiz Khalifa which recently premiered on Complex and is quickly gaining traction at radio.
Born and raised in Boston, Caye is a talented multi-instrumentalist, rapper, singer-songwriter and producer. He has combined a multitude of genres, from jazz to hip-hop and everything in between, with his skills on the drums, steel pan and piano, which has set the stage for the essence of his music: smooth verses and seductive production.

MARC E BASSY’S “MAIN CHICK”

Multiplatinum-certified Bay Area singer and songwriter Marc E. Bassy debuts his new single, “Main Chick,” today—listen and share here.

“Main Chick” follows Bassy’s acclaimed full-length debut, Gossip Columns [Republic Records], released last fall. He recently finished performing his headlining “Gossip Columns Tour” across the United States, as well as supporting Ty Dolla $ign on his “Don’t Judge Me” Tour.” Further music is set for release this year.

 

MAIN CHICK SQUARE

LISTEN TO “MAIN CHICK” HERE

LISTEN TO GOSSIP COLUMNS HERE

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JIM CHAPMAN x CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

Ahead of the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival, Jim Chapman, Writer and Content Creator, celebrates the upcoming A-list event with exclusive insight into the most memorable moments from previous years, and what to expect from this year’s festival.

 

Jim gives us the lowdown on Cannes, one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world.  He recalls back in 2011, when Kanye West performed an exclusive after party set and invited Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx onstage for an impromptu performance of his hit single, ‘Gold Digger’.

 

Jim also recounts his untold insight from the 2015 festival when Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin and director Denis Villeneuve all wore high heels to the premiere of Sicario, as a demonstration against an antiquated dress code requiring women to wear heels to all evening gala premieres. Famously,  Julia Roberts appeared barefoot on the red carpet as an act of fashion rebellion against the same rule too.

 

As Cannes is one of the most anticipated red carpet events of the awards calendar,  Jim is expecting to see Hollywood star, Cate Blanchett pull out all the stops, as this year,  as she has been named President of the Jury, alongside other actresses including Kristen Stewart and Léa Seydoux to name but a few.

 

Jim also discusses the stir caused by organizers who have banned Netflix productions being considered for the Palme D’Or and Netflix’s decision to withdraw their title from the festival.

DEVON GILFILLIAN x SUMMER TOUR

Devon Gilfillian will play a mixture of headline shows, festivals and dates with ZZ Ward on his upcoming North American tour. The run kicks off this Saturday, May 5, with a performance at Nashville’s Sevier Park Festival. He will also perform at Forecastle, Floydfest, Xponential and the Tremblant International Blues Festival. Tickets are on sale now. See below for itinerary.
Troublemaker, his first single for Capitol Records, is now available for download/streaming on all digital platforms HERE. The bluesy track, which kicks off with Gilfillian on slide guitar, was heard during 2018 NFL Draft programming and advertising. The young artist was in Texas last week to kick off Round 1 of the draft. Watch him performing the national anthem HERE.
“There’s a lot to like about Gilfillian’s songs, his musical muscle is tempered by his swagger and confidence,” NPR Music said. Growing up outside Philadelphia, he took up the electric guitar at age 14. After moving to Nashville to pursue music full-time, Gilfillian self-released his debut, Travelin’ Blues, a five-song collection of originals that showcased his powerful blend of soul, blues, rock and gospel.
Gilfillian sold out his first-ever headline shows in Philadelphia and Nashville and has supported such artists as Keith Urban, Gladys Knight, Jimmy Vaughn, The Lone Bellow, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors and The Fray. Listen to his performance on NPR; World Cafe Nashville HERE
Devon Gilfillian North American Tour
5/5  Nashville, TN @ Sevier Park Fest
5/17 Wilmington, NC @ Bourgie Nights w/Leah Blevins opening
5/18 Elizabeth City, NC @ North Carolina Potato Festival
5/19 Beaufort, NC @Beaufort Music Festival
5/25 Brevard, NC @ White Squirrel Festival
6/21 Panama City, FL @ Panama City Beach  Summer Concert Series
6/23 Fayetteville, AR @ Homegrown Festival
6/29 Arnoldsville, GA @ Wildwood Revival
6/30 Abingdon, VA @ Abingdon Music Experience
7/1 Bethlehem, PA @ Levitt Pavilion Summer Series
7/4 Portland, ME @ L.L. Bean: Summer in the Park
7/6 Bethlehem, NH @ The Colonial Theatre
7/7 Mont Tremblant, QC @ Tremblant International Blues Festival
7/8 Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel ߝ Underground
7/11 Rochester, NY @ Abilene Bar & Lounge
7/13 Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Fest
7/14 Mt. Solon, VA @ Red Wing Roots Music Festival
7/16 Kansas City, MO @ The Truman ߝ supporting ZZ Ward
7/17 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall ߝ supporting ZZ Ward
7/18 Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Supper Club ߝsupporting ZZ Ward
7/19 Middlesboro, KY @ Levitt Amp Music Series
7/20 ߝ Durham, NC @ Durham Central Park Summer Series
7/27-28 ߝ Floyd, VA @ Floydfest
7/29 ߝ Camden, NJ @ Xponential Festival

ALISON WONDERLAND x NEW VIDEO

Following her powerful performance at sunny Coachella, Alison Wonderland unveils her new video, Easy, which finds her dancing her way through a storm, stalked by an unrelenting rain cloud that even follows her indoors. Wonderland came up with the concept for the video after connecting with a scene from the 1998 film, The Truman Show.
“When I’m not happy, it feels like there is constant dark rain cloud over my head and it seems like everyone else is in the sunshine. It’s easy to feel isolated and alone, “explains Wonderland. “I wrote Easy on a day I felt like this. The description in the chorus is very literal. I woke up in bed too embarrassed to tell the guy next to me that I was sad for no reason, so I went to the bathroom to cry secretly because I was too scared to be honest at the time.”

ALISON WONDERLAND CAR SQUARE
6/8  Chicago, IL @ Spring Awakening Music Festival
6/10 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
7/14 Bronx, NY @ Greatest Day Ever Festival
8/3  Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre  Tickets HERE
8/10 Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theatre  Tickets HERE
8/11 Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom  Tickets HERE
8/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall  Tickets HERE
8/25 San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ߝ Tickets HERE
8/31 Washington, DC @ Echostage  Tickets HERE

Radicalized Loyalties

By: Fabien Truong

In the wake of the Syrian terrorist attacks in France, the UK and elsewhere, there has been a growing concern about the ‘radicalization’ of young Muslims. Deprived areas of Western cities are believed to have become breeding grounds of home-grown extremism. But how do young Muslims growing up in the cities of the West really live?

This book takes us into the housing estates on the outskirts of Paris where we get to know Adama, Radouane, Hassan, Tarik, Marley and a shadowy figure whose name would suddenly and brutally become known to the world at the time of the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris in January 2015: Amédy Coulibaly. Seeing Amédy through the eyes of his close friends and these other young Muslim men in the neighbourhoods where they grew up, Fabien Truong uncovers a dense network of competing social loyalties and maps the road these youths take to resolve the conflicts they face: becoming Muslim.

On the peripheries of the modern city, boys become men through their loyalty to their neighbourhood, to their brotherhood, to their intangible family history, to the nation and the ideal of equal opportunities, to capitalism and its promotion of individualism, masculinity and economic success. Yet they need to move away from contradictions fuelled by an insecurity that stems from the pervasiveness of crime, policing and the political emptiness of everyday materialism.

Islam stands, often alone, as a resource or a gateway – as if it were the last route to ‘escape’ without betrayal and to ‘fight’ in a meaningful and noble way. Becoming Muslim does not necessarily lead to the radicalized ‘other’. It is more like a long-distance race, a powerful reconversion of the self that allows for introspection and change. But it can also become a belligerent presentation of the self that transforms a dead-end into a call for arms.

By enabling us to understand ‘them’, this book also helps ‘us’ to understand ourselves and our societies better, as well as shedding valuable light on the new forms of violence we face in a world where one is not born, but rather becomes, a warrior.