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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.

MATT OX x CHIEF KEEF

Philadelphia rapper Matt Ox releases his record “Jetlag Ft. Chief Keef” today, right on the heels of his song “Zero Degrees.”The 13-year old recently signed with Motown and will release his album “OX” on October 30, 2018.

This song is full circle moment for Matt Ox and Chief Keef, representing an endorsement, or passing of the torch, moment. Keef himself started rapping before he was in his teens. In 2017 Matt was invited to open for Chief Keef in LA at the tender age of twelve, though fair to say for Matt Ox, twelve was a less than tender age, being very much a streetsmart kid from Philly.

Matt Ox is more than a hyperactive kid who likes fidget spinners and the anime character Death Note. With 46.7 million streams — from just a handful of singles — and a clutch of viral videos, his music caught the attention of the Working On Dying production collective, Motown Records, Chief Keef, PnB Rock, Lil Yachty, Meek Mill, Post Malone and Lil Uzi Vert and festivals such as theMad Decent Block Party, Roots Picnic, Ill Rootsand Day and Night Festival.

Most recently he collaborated with Valee for “Awesome” of which Rolling Stone noted “The real surprise here is that Matt Ox more than keeps up with Valee.”

Hip-hop was embedded into the Philly native at an early age. “I’ve been wanting to be an artist since I was a kid,” he says. A fan of Eminem and Kendrick Lamar, Ox tinkered with the guitar and keyboard. Raised by his mother, Ox’s uncle would take him to concerts and to the studio (himself being a musician), and soon Ox was editing videos and engineering songs.

As a result, Ox caught the attention of notable producers Oogie Mane and Forza and the Working On Dying production collection, who produced Ox’s single Overwhelming (with has 6.58 million soundcloud listens, and its accompanying video boasts 23.7 million views). When Matt earned his first check from his music, he spent it on getting he and his mom an apartment of their own, and then equipment to make a home studio in that apartment.

OX, who freestyles his verses, says that his mood and the vibe in the studio dictates the direction any record. Happy to have a viral hit behind him, Matt Ox looks toward solidifying his place in hip-hop.

Niykee Heaton EP “Starting Over”

Niykee Heaton returns with a new, three-song EP, Starting Over (Capitol Records), which – as the title suggests – marks a turning point for the young Chicago-born artist. Recorded with such producers as Charlie Handsome (Post Malone, Mac Miller, Young Thug), the EP’s hypnotic, sophisticated sound is perfectly suited to Niykee’s intimate lyrics. Download /stream Starting Over HERE.

Amid soulful guitar tones and smoldering R&B grooves, the emotional title track/lead single underscores the realization that a fresh start isn’t possible without putting an end to a relationship that’s been one long loop of break-ups and make-ups.

“Most of the time I sing in a sort of growl, but I wanted to make ‘Starting Over’ a full-on power ballad,” says Niykee. “I really pushed the boundaries of what I usually do and sang it in a totally different way.”

In the past, Niykee was quick to accept the blame, as she details in the dreamy slow-burner  “Bad Guy.” “It has been a theme in my life – accepting the role of being the bad guy, just because it makes it easier for other people,” she explains.

While “Bad Guy” unfolds with a heartfelt intensity, laying the song down made Niykee realize that she had finally moved on from that role. Recording the song was so cathartic, she decided to make a last-minute change to the name of the EP, originally titled Bad Guy. By naming it Starting Over, Niykee has marked a new era in her music and life, one that’s defined by true vulnerability and self-love.

She penned her first song at age 5 and soon discovered that music offered an escape from the difficulties she faced in childhood, including bullying at school, being taught to hate herself, abuse and the loss of an older sibling. Not long after teaching herself to play guitar – and giving herself vocal training by singing along to a Diana Ross greatest-hits CD – Niykee began creating her own material and posting covers on YouTube. Her acoustic rendition of Chief Keef’s “Love Sosa” wound up on WorldstarHipHop, and instantly drew interest from a host of record labels.

Niykee made her major label debut with the single “Bad Intentions,” which has since been certified Gold by the RIAA. Migos’ remix of the track appeared on her mixtape, The Bedroom Tour Playlist. Success has not made her immune to adversity, but she’s found a way to cope.

“When I feel like something might break me, it keeps me going to remind myself why I started making music in the first place – just remembering all the girls out there who had tough childhoods, too, and relate to what I’ve been through,” says Niykee. “I want to keep writing songs for those girls, so that they know that someone else understands exactly what they’re feeling.”

Track Listing – Starting Over
1. Mascara
2. Bad Guy
3. Starting Over

EBENEZER

EBENEZER RELEASES VISUAL FOR ‘ASK AROUND’

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Today, rising star Ebenezer releases his visual for his track ‘Ask Around’. Directed by Bafic (Mabel/Lily Allen) and his signature style, the video follows Ebenezer on a night out with his friends through a fly on the wall perspective around his city. The video premiered earlier today via The FADER and the song is available at all digital retailers.

‘If you ask around you’ll know we are the life of the party’

In a few short years Ebenezer has worked with the likes of Rejjie Snow, Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign and Craig David. With the recent release of “Cliché” featuring PnB Rock, Ebenezer heightens his musical journey, by genre-bending his emotionally tinged R&B by combining it with trap, completely void of the usual pretence that’s flooded the genre. In a way, it could be described as conscious turn-up music.

Born in East London, Ebenezer spent most of his childhood at a cousin’s house in Hackney along with his brother and sister. While his mother was busy holding down three jobs, Ebenezer and his brother spent most of their free time listening to music, watching MTV Base and learning to produce.

Ebenezer “Ask Around feat. ADP” eSingle
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