CITY GIRLS YUNG MIAMI SHARES BIG NEWS
CITY GIRLS YUNG MIAMI SHARES BIG NEWS
City Girls drop the music video for “Careless.” Watch HERE
ScoreMore Shows is proud to announce the full music lineup for the seventh annual JMBLYA, which will return to Dallas and Austin May 3 and 4, respectively. GA and VIP ticket packages will go on sale this Friday, March 1, at noon CT at www.jmblya.com.
The two-city, two-day fest is set to officially kick off in Dallas on Friday, May 3 with a return to the historic Fair Park near downtown Dallas followed by a stop in Austin on Saturday, May 4 at the award-winning, multi-purpose entertainment facility Circuit of The Americas (COTA). Last year, both locations hosted JMBLYA’s largest crowds to date with 60,000+ total attendees across two days. Parking will once again be complimentary to all attendees at COTA.
In the tradition of years past, JMBLYA will offer festival-goers a stacked lineup filled to the brim with a highly curated selection of today’s hottest and most sought-after hip-hop performers. Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum rapper/producer and Texas-native Travis Scott will headline the 2019 festival. Scott is arguably one of the the most popular and influential artists of the past year with recent accolades including a performance at the 2019 Super Bowl Halftime Show and the August release of his third studio album Astroworld, which has since been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and which featured Scott’s first number one song on the US Billboard Hot 100, “Sicko Mode.”
Other notable performers on the lineup include three generations of outstanding emcees from Louisiana, including Grammy Award-winning and oft-labeled “Best Rapper Alive” Lil Wayne, who continues to perform in support of his recently released, long-awaited twelfth studio album, Tha Carter V; hustler-turned-rapper Kevin Gates, who continues to churn out new music following 2018’s Chained to the City and Luca Brasi 3 mixtapes; and one of today’s most exciting up-and-comers, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, who continues to perform in support of his debut studio album, Until Death Call My Name, released last spring.
Also set to grace the main stages at JMBLYA 2019 are rappers Gunna and Sheck Wes, both of whom are touring with Travis Scott as part of his nationwide “Astroworld—Wish You Were Here” tour; viral sensation-turned-emcee Bhad Bhabie, who is currently the youngest female rapper ever to appear on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and who continues to tease new music from her yet-to-be-named debut album; and Los Angeles hot act Blueface, whose most recent single, “Thotiana,” continues to gain popularity while making waves on radio stations across the country.
Additional performers include female hip-hop duo City Girls, who are currently signed to Quality Control, the music label home to other rap megastars like Migos, Cardi B, and Lil Yachty; Houston’s own Maxo Kream, who just released his long-awaited debut album, Punken, this past January; and rising Filipino-American artist P-Lo, who might be most known for founding the hip hop record production collective HBK Gang and who released his sophomore studio album, PRIME, this past July. Two aspiring Texas-based emcees, WhooKilledKenny from Austin and 10k.caash from Dallas, help to round out the 2019 lineup.
JMBLYA 2019 – FULL MUSIC LINEUP:
GA tickets for each stop on the traveling Texas tour will be available for sale starting at just $59 beginning at noon CT on Friday, March 1 at www.jmblya.com. Similar to previous years, JMBLYA will also offer several types of VIP packages for those looking to elevate their on-site experience.
The VIP options this year include Pinky Ring VIP ($179), which will provide a variety of amenities, including a premium viewing area at both stages, access to a private lounge with dedicated bar, and various VIP-only food trucks, expedited festival entry through a VIP-only entrance, dedicated merch tent, and private air-conditioned trailer bathrooms. Other VIP perks offered include complimentary massages, barbers and a beauty bar, as well as IV Vitamin Treatments from Drip Drive, free cell phone charging stations and perks like lawn games, access to lockers, and more.
Gator Boots VIP ($249) features all of the previously listed Pinky Ring amenities, plus exclusive JMBLYA merch, including a clear backpack, hoodie, hat, and commemorative laminate which are not available to GA attendees. Festival attendees who opt to purchase Fur Coat VIP ($499) will have access to all previously listed on-site comforts, as well as premium elevated viewing cabanas, an ultra-exclusive air-conditioned VIP hideaway lounge featuring live streams of all main stage performances, and all-day happy hour drink pricing (for guests 21+).
This year, JMBLYA is also offering its most luxurious VIP ticket option to date with the debut of the Drop Top VIP package for $2500. This package includes four festival passes, complimentary golf cart rides from stage to stage, a personal professional photographer assigned to the ticket-buyer and their three guests throughout the event; a very special and private porta-potty with a bathroom attendant; a custom shout-out from JMBLYA’s social media channels, a Drop Top-only trailer filled with free snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments, and two food vendor tickets valid for use at any food vendors on the festival grounds. Those interested in any of the VIP packages, especially Drop Top VIP, are encouraged to act fast and purchase soon as each option is limited in quantity.
Each leg of the 2019 festival will again support a local charitable partner. On Day 1 in Dallas, JMBLYA will benefit Music Forward, a highly-regarded nonprofit organization which transforms young lives, inspires careers, and champions a more inclusive music industry. Music Forward has impacted over 1M lives and invested $25M towards providing transformational music opportunities to youth from under-represented communities during the last 25+ years. In Austin for Day 2, the festival will donate a portion of proceeds to Grounded in Music, an Austin-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which works with underprivileged children in grades 4 and up to provide music instruction that would be otherwise absent from their school’s curriculum and to connect children with nationally-recognized musicians, opportunities, and scholarships.
JMBLYA would also like to thank returning sponsors Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Red Bull who are helping to make the 2019 festival possible.
Be on the lookout as more JMBLYA news, including the full performance schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.
SUPPORT FROM CITY GIRLS, BLUEFACE, JORDAN HOLLYWOOD, MARLO, RYLO RODRIGUEZ & 42DUGG
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
Atlanta’s fastest rising star Lil Baby has announced his headlining “The New Generation Tour” in support of his latest mixtape Street Gossip, out now on Quality Control Music/Motown Records/Capitol Records/Wolfpack Global. Listen HERE.
The tour kicks off on March 18th and will travel across America with stops at Terminal 5 in New York, The Riviera in Chicago, The Warfield in San Francisco, The Coca Cola Roxy in Baby’s hometown Atlanta and many more, with support from Quality Control label-mates City Girls, Jordan Hollywood and Marlo, LA rapper Blueface, Rylo Rodriguez, and 42Dugg. Tickets are on sale HERE starting this Friday, February 1st.
2018 Rookie-of-the-Year Lil Baby has had an all-star rise. In just a year and a half he has exploded onto the scene with his six solo projects including his highest-charting mixtape, Street Gossip, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and the critically-acclaimed debut album Harder Than Ever, which debuted at #3 and featured the RIAA Certified Platinum smash hit “Yes Indeed” featuring Drake. This year he also collaborated with fellow Atlanta native Gunna on their stellar joint mixtape “Drip Harder” which also debuted at #3 and boasted the 3-time RIAA Certified Platinum single “Drip Too Hard” which held #1 at Urban Radio for three weeks in a row. Just last night he took the stage with Yo Gotti to perform their new song “Put a Date On It” live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, his second TV performance in the past half a year.
During his rapid rise in music, Lil Baby has racked up more than a BILLION streams across all platforms and recapped his compelling story on film in his ‘Preacherman’ documentary. He also joined Drake as a special guest on the ‘Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour’ and made his debut TV performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!performing “Yes Indeed.” After performing and being nominated for Best New Hip Hop Artist at last year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards, signing a deal with Reebok, and multiple chart-dominating projects and singles, there is no question that Lil Baby is one of the leaders of this generation in hip-hop.
LISTEN TO STREET GOSSIP HERE.
THE NEW GENERATION TOUR DATES:
March 13th – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
March 14th – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
March 18th – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
March 19th – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
March 22nd – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
March 23rd – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair
March 25th – Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
March 27th – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
March 28th – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theater
March 29th – Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live
March 30th – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
April 1st – Chicago, IL – Riviera
April 2nd – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
April 3rd – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
April 4th – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
April 5th – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
April 8th – New York, NY – Terminal 5
April 9th – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
April 10th – Boston, MA – House of Blues
April 13th – Providence, RI – The Strand
April 14th – Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theater
April 17th – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
April 18th – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
April 19th – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
April 20th – Atlanta, GA – The Coca Cola Roxy
“Lil Baby is the rookie of the year” (2018) – THE FADER
“Lil Baby Is Destined for Rap Greatness” -NOISEY
“the young Atlanta rappers Gunna and Lil Baby have become one of the most talked about combos in hip-hop.”- ROLLING STONE
“A force in hip-hop as just a neophyte” – BILLBOARD
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Today Yung Miami and JT — together known as City Girls — release the highly-anticipated video for Twerk (feat. Cardi B). In it, City Girls own the dance for themselves, rallying their troupe of women to get cheeks flying and take control of their own sexuality. And hell if it doesn’t look like a good time.
The Broadcast Premier will be on BET Jams and will air every hour on the network. City Girls’ Yung Miami — painted as a zebra — and featured artist Cardi B — painted as a tiger — lead a group of agile ladies on yacht, on a beach, on a pole, even on a muscle car without a man in sight. Ladies are twerkin’ it for themselves, showcasing insanely amazing athleticism, and looking bodaciously fly while doing it. And they can slap their own ass thank you.
With over 215 million overall streams and 39.3 million from Twerk (ft. Cardi B), the world sure seemed ready to listen and dance. Twerk was an immediate track stand-out for fans on City Girls new album, Girl Code (Quality Control Music/Motown/Capitol Records), so the Girls decided to send a challenge to the world. The Goal: To find the world’s greatest twerker. The winner would not only get flewed into Miami on “Flewed Out” airlines and $50k in hard cash, but would be — and now is — featured in their video taking back the twerk.
Refreshingly, JT and Yung Miami bluntly set their own terms on what can be a taboo subject for women. Most recently City Girls’ genuineness caught the ear of Drake, who recruited them for his 10-week chart topping song In My Feelings. And when City Girls rap to a lovelorn Drake, “I’ll show you how to network. F*ck that Netflix and chill; what’s your net worth?” they make it clear they are looking for any broke boys.
JT and Young Miami are uncensored, unapologetic, sharing a commitment to their hood roots and a bold insistence that the culture they come from should stop them from getting a piece of the cash pie. One of the most provocative female hip-hop duo in years, the Miami duo of JT and Yung Miami are the next generation of female speak out as raw and confident — and with as much swagger as the boys.
As Refinery29 states: “This emerging group taps into the same enterprising spirit applauded in male rappers when they wax poetic about selling drugs or pimping to escape bleak financial circumstance. This female version is just as inspiring. The male gaze only succeeds in objectifying women when the sole outcome considered is male gratification. City Girls set the terms of engagement for a payday they’ve orchestrated.”
With JT currently serving her sentence for credit card fraud, City Girls worked hard and banked a lot of material before she went in. As Yung Miami states: “It is a minor setback for a major comeback.”
Coach K and Pierre “Pee” Thomas of the renowned Quality Control Music label discovered the girls and took their first song “Fu*k Dat N****” from a regional hit to a national smash when it appeared on the seminal Quality Control Presents: Control The Streets Vol 1 compilation. Recently Quality Control Music released City Girls’ heart-wrenching documentary Point Blank Period. The documentary follows the City Girls as they break into a predominantly male-dominated industry with the release of Period. It features their reactions to hearing Drake shout them out on his record to JT working in the studio until her jail sentence starts.
Exclusive interviews are included with Yung Miami and JT, as well as industry trailblazers Trina, Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “Pee” Thomas, exposing the complicated road to breaking female artists in the changing music landscape.
LISTEN TO GIRL CODE HERE
Acclaimed actor and comedian Chris Tucker will steer the star-studded event.
Distinguished industry leaders to be recognized with the EBONY Icon Award and Inaugural Chairman’s Award
Following the recent unveiling of its prestigious annual EBONY Power 100 List in celebration those whose work and heroism continue to inspire and influence society, EBONY magazine has announced the host for this year’s highly anticipated EBONY Power 100 Gala, presented by Nationwide, taking place in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on Nov. 30.
EBONY is also pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s coveted special awards which will be presented during Hollywood’s star-studded spectacle.
Helming the celebration of the 2018 EBONY Power 100 list honoring crusaders, innovators, disruptors, business titans, entrepreneurs and MVPs who are making a difference in the community at the EBONY Power 100 Gala is international award-winning actor Chris Tucker. Once a frequent stand-up performer on Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s, Tucker is best known today for playing Det. James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. Chris is currently returning to the stage on his stand-up comedy tour that has received rave reviews all over the world, while spending much of his spare time traveling and working with his foundation.
EBONY Media Operations CEO Michael Gibson will present the inaugural Chairman’s Award to former BET Chairman and CEO Debra Lee. The trailblazing business dynamo joined BET as executive vice president and general counsel in 1986, was promoted to president and COO of the network that reaches approximately 78 million homes in March 1996 and to chairman and CEO in 2005. She guided much of the 38-year-old network’s growth beyond music and into entertainment, news and public affairs programming, including original movies, late-night talk shows and concert specials, with successes such as bringing to cable The Game in 2014 and the miniseries. The New Edition Story in 2017, the launch of BET.com and the acquisition of the television rights to Black Girls Rock!
This year’s prestigious EBONY Icon Award will be presented to Motown Records. There simply isn’t a name in music more synonymous with era-defining hits, star-making, and innovation than Motown. Started in Detroit with a dream and an $800 loan, Berry Gordy’s Hitsville USA became a cultural behemoth that swiftly hooked pop culture with a brand new beat. The unmistakable, irrepressible sound of young America didn’t just dominate the charts–it crossed the racial divide during the social upheaval of the 1960’s. The hits and cultural influence doesn’t stop as Motown and its family of imprints explore new genres in partnerships with labels including Quality Control Music, which set the stage for signings of Migos and Lil Yachty. In recognition of the brand’s iconic relevance and impact, EBONY is pleased to honor Motowns decades of success. The award will be accepted by Motown President, and EVP of Capitol Music Group. Ethiopia Habtemariam, who is also honored in the Women Up category for her outstanding leadership in the music industry.
Habtemariam, whose former title, President of Urban Music & Co-Head of Creative for Universal Music Publishing, is responsible for revitalizing the storied label that boasts hit makers NE-YO and Erykah Badu. Habtemariam has ushered in a new generation of artists with acts like JAMESDAVIS, Lil Baby, City Girls, and BJ The Chicago Kid. Last summer, Billboard magazine recognized her as Universal Music Group’s Most Powerful African-American Woman.
“We are delighted to announce our celebrated host and award recipients for this year’s EBONY Power 100 Gala,” says Gibson. “Since unveiling our 2018 EBONY Power 100 List last month, the anticipation and buzz throughout the country has been very exciting to see. This year’s gala will surely prove to be the most memorable to date, and I would like to personally congratulate all our honorees.”
The 2018 EBONY Power 100 List recognizes the most influential and inspiring from the business, philanthropic, entertainment, and social activism communities in the following eight categories: Community Crusaders, Disruptors, Entertainment & Arts, Entrepreneurs, Innovators, MVPs, Power Players and the coveted Women Up.
Former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama lead the Entertainment & Arts category, with a focus on Mrs. Obama’s book tour for her new memoir, Becoming. Barry Jenkins, director of the Academy Award-wining Moonlight and the upcoming If Beale Street Could Talk, is also being honored in the category for his achievements in the film industry, as Tony Award-winning actor Billy Porter is for his role in the television series Pose. Other notables being honored in the Entertainment & Arts category include the cast of Black Panther, and rappers Cardi B, Drake and Travis Scott. Athletes being honored in the MVPs category include Houston Rockets guard James Harden, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and professional WWE wrestler and superstar Thaddeus Bullard, aka Titus O’Neil.
The 2018 EBONY Power 100 List includes politicians and lawmakers who made the news over the past year, such as Stacey Abrams, the first Black Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee (recognized in the Disruptors category); Andrew Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, Florida, and the first Black candidate for governor of the Sunshine State (another Disruptors honoree); Keisha Lance Bottoms, the second Black female mayor of Atlanta (recognized in the Women Up category); and London Breed, the first Black female LGBT mayor of San Francisco (also honored in the Women Up category).
Other honorees run the gamut of industry, community activism and more. Civil rights activist Tarana Burke the Bronx, New York native who achieved global acclaim after starting the MeToo movement will be recognized in the Community Crusaders category. Group President and Chief Operating Officer Rosalind Brewer will be honored in the Women Up category as the first African-American woman to the hold that position as at Starbucks. March of Dimes President Stacey D. Stewart will be recognized in the Disruptors category as the first African-American female president to lead the charitable organization. Junior Flip Kids, honored in the Entrepreneurs category, is a company made up of six schoolchildren aged 7 to 13 years old who met with Oprah Winfrey before starting their business to transform distressed properties into renovated single-family homes in Washington D.C., and Maryland. Cheryl “Action” Jackson will be recognized in the Community Crusaders category as the founder of Minnie’s Pantry, an organization that has provided over 8 million meals to families in need.
Honorees are celebrated each year at the EBONY Power 100 Gala, presented by Nationwide. The event will take place this year in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on November. During the gala, the prestigious EBONY Power 100 special award recipients will be recognized for their contributions to business and industry. The 2018 EBONY Power 100 Gala is hosted by EBONY Foundation and benefits Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. Learn more about sickle cell disease and to donate by texting “EBONY” to 91011 and using #SCDHOPEWINS. Follow #EBONYPower100 on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
The complete EBONY Power 100 List for this year can be viewed here!