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YK Osiris “Worth It”

YK OSIRIS STARS IN UNDISPUTED EPISODE 4 AS “WORTH IT” CLIMBS THE CHARTS!

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UNDISPUTED OUT NOW | LISTEN HERE

YK Osiris is a star, and there’s no reason to debate. Whatever “it” is, he has it. YK made it through the mud to support his family and is only getting bigger by the day with his latest single, “Worth It,” climbing the charts each and every week. Watch as he tells his story and takes fans through his recording process and flashy lifestyle that includes girls, cars, and money.

“WORTH IT” BY YK OSIRIS NOW HAS 75 MILLION GLOBAL STREAMS

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READ “COME WATCH THE F*CKING SHARKS: DEF JAM’S RAP CAMP EXPERIMENT” ON COMPLEX.COM

READ “HOW DEF JAM’S RAP CAMP CREATED AN ‘UNDISPUTED’ WIN” ON HIGHSNOBIETY.COM

“The true comeback story of the week may very well be pioneering rap label Def Jam, which aims to restore its dominance over the rap game with a compilation of its new, young signings.” – UPROXX

“It’s a new era for Def Jam.” – COMPLEX

“Def Jam Recordings, the storied label that brought us many legendary artists is ready to usher in its next generation with the new offering Undisputed… the compilation album puts the iconic record label’s roster of new talent on full display.” – XXL

“Def Jam is showing off its bright future in Undisputed. Featuring the label’s newest and most talented artists, the compilation album stands as a reassurance that Def Jam’s place in history remains cemented.” – HYPEBEAST

Maxo Releases New Album

“GRITTY, STYLISH, AND LOW-KEY COOL”: MAXO RELEASES HIS CRITICALLY HERALDED NEW ALBUM LIL BIG MAN

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WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “IN MY PENNY’s” HERE

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “TIME” HERE

TRACKLIST

  1. Time
  2. Strongside
  3. Kinfolk
  4. No Love (feat. Lojii)
  5. In My Penny’s
  6. Lucky
  7. Headphones
  8. 605
  9. Crown Heights
  10. Quiktoldme

“The rising LA rapper started his rap career just a few short years ago, but he already raps with the kind of wise, world-weary delivery that some artists don’t develop until they’ve been at it for twice as long….He raps his ass off, he tells introspective stories and tackles some heavy topics, and his words and delivery are both sharp.” – Brooklyn Vegan

“Maxo’s music showcases an underlying grittiness that effortlessly matches his stylish sound: a balance of low-key cool with a weariness that only comes from having to grow up too soon.” – Pitchfork

“The video suits the textured track wonderfully, complimenting its inviting sounds. With the swirling camera and gentle color pallette, it’s the perfect introduction to Maxo’s music.” – Complex

ABOUT MAXO

Maxo, 23, started recording his musings just a few years ago, inspired by his older brother’s struggles in coping with the world around him.  

“That was around the time of Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin,” Maxo recalls clearly. “Just being a Black man will take a toll on you, whether you recognize it or not. That, in combination with trying to find yourself. It will drive you crazy. He lost his shit.” A middle child (he has a younger brother), it was tough to see his older bro—who loved to rap—hit a rough patch. When society stressed him out of his love of music, Maxo picked it up for him.

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Undisputed Episode 3

WATCH UNDISPUTED EPISODE 3 “FEED BOTH WOLVES” NOW ON WORLDSTARHIPHOP!

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Bay Area native Sneakk went from working in fast food to signing with Def Jam all in less than a year. Now the SOBxRBE affiliate is poised to break out, already securing a track with YG and Tyga and with more fire on the way. The journey hasn’t been easy, but Sneakk’s ability to maintain his gangster while unleashing unique vocals showcases his perfect balance as an artist. Def Jam’s UNDISPUTED album is out now.

ORDER THE OFFICIAL UNDISPUTED MERCH AT https://defjamshop.com/

READ “HOW DEF JAM PLANS TO RECLAIM ITS HIP-HOP CROWN” ON BILLBOARD.COM

READ “FOR ‘UNDIDSPUTED,’ DEF JAM PIVOTS TO ITS RAP ROOTS WITH NEW TALENT IN TOW” ON FORBES.COM

READ “COME WATCH THE F*CKING SHARKS: DEF JAM’S RAP CAMP EXPERIMENT” ON COMPLEX.COM

READ “HOW DEF JAM’S RAP CAMP CREATED AN ‘UNDISPUTED’ WIN” ON HIGHSNOBIETY.COM

“The true comeback story of the week may very well be pioneering rap label Def Jam, which aims to restore its dominance over the rap game with a compilation of its new, young signings.” – UPROXX

“It’s a new era for Def Jam.” – COMPLEX

“Def Jam Recordings, the storied label that brought us many legendary artists is ready to usher in its next generation with the new offering Undisputed… the compilation album puts the iconic record label’s roster of new talent on full display.” – XXL

“Def Jam is showing off its bright future in Undisputed. Featuring the label’s newest and most talented artists, the compilation album stands as a reassurance that Def Jam’s place in history remains cemented.” – HYPEBEAST

Gunna Releases Debut Album

GUNNA RELEASES HIS DEBUT ALBUM DRIP OR DROWN 2

Features Include: Young Thug, Lil Baby, and Playboi Carti

“Drip Or Drown 2” Tour Kicks Off March 31st!

Tickets Available On here 

Recently dubbed YouTube’s Artist On The Rise, Billboard chart-topping rapper Gunna returns with the official release of his debut studio album, Drip Or Drown 2 available everywhere via Young Stoner Life Records/300 Entertainment. Drip Or Drown 2 is Gunna’s official album return since the immense success of projects such as  “Drip Season 3” and the gold-certified collaborative mixtape with Lil Baby titled Drip Harder. The project exceed it’s first week sales with an astounding 130,000 equivalent album units to take the #4 spot on the Billboard’s Top 200 chart, which included the double platinum single “Drip Too Hard.”

The 16-track album offers features from Lil Baby, Playboi Carti, and Young Thug who is also credited as one of the album’s executive producers (Jeffery Williams) alongside Turbo and  Wheezy. When asked about the album, the longtime friend and Young Stoner Life Records founder says:

“I’m extremely proud of my brother, his debut album is going to change the scope of  music for the rest of the year. I watched him put his everything into making this masterpiece and that’s the beauty of it.” – Young Thug

Drip Or Drown 2 was introduced with two bubbling singles “One Call,” which peaked at #56 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and “Speed It Up.”

Listen to Drip Or Drown 2 here!

DRIP OR DROWN 2 TRACK LIST

  1. WIT IT
  2. OUTSTANDING
  3. ONE CALL
  4. CASH WAR
  5. RICHARD MILLIE PLAIN
  6. YAO MING
  7. IDK WHY
  8. DEREK FISHER FEAT. LIL BABY
  9. BABY BIRKIN
  10. SPEED IT UP
  11. HEADED SNAKE FEAT. YOUNG THUG
  12. BIG SHOT
  13. ON A MOUNTAIN
  14. OUT THE HOOD
  15. SAME YUNG N*GGA FEAT. PLAYBOI CARTI
  16. WHO YOU FOOLIN

Following his album release, Gunna is teaming up with Tidal to give his fans a release show experience in NYC, to be exclusively live streamed via TIDAL on February 26, you can purchase your tickets. Additionally, Gunna will embark on his “Drip Or Drown 2” tour following the performance, kicking off at Anaheim, CA on March 31st  and will trek through cities including Chicago, Detroit, New York, Atlanta, Houston and more through end of May. Purchase your tickets here!

Drip Or Drown 2 Tour Dates

31-Mar  – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues

1-Apr – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

2-Apr – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

3-Apr – San Diego, CA – House of Blues

6-Apr – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

7-Apr – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

8-Apr – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

10-Apr – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo

11-Apr – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater

13-Apr – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

14-Apr – Denver, CO – Summit

16-Apr – Chicago, IL – House of Blues

17-Apr – Toronto, ON – The Phoenix

18-Apr – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall

22-Apr – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

23-Apr – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts

24-Apr – Boston, MA – House of Blues

25-Apr – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater

26-Apr – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa

27-Apr – Washington, DC – Broccoli City Festival

30-Apr – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz

1-May – Charlotte, NC  – The Fillmore

2-May – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues

6-May – Houston, TX – House of Blues

7-May – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater

9-May – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall

11-May – Miami, FL – Rolling Loud

14-May – Tampa, FL  – The Ritz Ybor

15-May – Orlando, FL – The Beacham

16-May – Atlanta, GA  – Tabernacle

About Gunna

When the history books open up, “Drip” will forever be associated with the meteoric and platinum rise of Gunna. Dubbed “The King of Drip” and pegged “to take over the rap world” by Interview, he generated over one billion cumulative streams and achieved one platinum and two gold certifications within a year. Now, he submerges the whole game in “Drip” on his 2019 full-length debut, Drip or Drown 2 [Young Stoner Life Records/300 Entertainment], and singles “One Call” and “Speed It Up.”

Born and raised in College Park, GA, he immediately gravitated towards innovative hip-hop from the likes of OutKast, Cam’Ron, and Future. Signed to YSL Records, he famously teamed up with label boss Young Thug and Travis Scott on “Floyd Mayweather” from 2016’s Jeffery. Shortly after, he dropped the seminal mixtape Drip Season. 2017 saw him serve up the sequel Drip Season 2 and Drip or Drown. He ascended to superstardom during 2018. Drip Season 3 put up unbelievable numbers, earned Drake’s fandom, and garnered looks from Rolling Stone, GQ, Vogue, Complex, and more. Not to mention, he joined forces with frequent collaborator Lil Baby for the collaborative Drip Harder, which bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200. The project yielded the platinum Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hit “Drip Too Hard” and gold “Never Recover” [with Drake]. He teamed up with Travis Scott and NAV for the ASTROWORLD favorite “Yosemite,” Mariah Carey for “Stay Long Love You,” and Metro Boomin for “Space Cadet,” which they performed on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Plus, he participated in fashion shows for  Pyer Moss, Off-White, and Yohji Yamamoto.

Now that Drip Season is underway, it’s never going to end.

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Njomza Kicks off “Vacation Tour”

RISING SONGSTRESS NJOMZA KICKS OFF THE “VACATION TOUR” LAST NIGHT

Performing At The Mint In Los Angeles On February 21 & SOB’s In New York City On March 4

Playing NYC’s Governor’s Ball

“Njomza sets the tone of romanticized escapism that can be heard throughout Vacation.” – Billboard

“Njomza’s voice enchants the listener” – Study Breaks

Last night, Njomza launched her very first North American headliner, “Vacation Tour” at Constellation Room in Santa Ana, CA. Nearly sold out, the kickoff sets the tone for what promises to be an unforgettable tour as she performs in major cities coast-to-coast through March 7 at Troc Balcony in Philadelphia, PA before gracing the stage at Governors Ball in New York at the top of the summer. Check out the full itinerary below and get tickets HERE.

The Chicago singer, songwriter, and genre-shifter has quietly become a hot topic of conversation. Her global streams just exceeded 40 million and counting as recent singles “Me & You” [1.4 million Spotify streams] and “Lonely Nights” [1.44 million Spotify streams] continue heating up. Her voice has also resounded from behind-the-scenes as a sought-after collaborator in the studio and from the stage as a true pop maverick. Recently, she spoke to both NPR and Rolling Stone regarding her contributions to Ariana Grande’s latest release thank u, next, and she sat down with ET Live for an extensive interview about her own artistry.

Last week, Njomza launched a fun video called ”What’s My Name?” In the hilarious clip, Njomza hits the streets of Hollywood to quiz bystanders on how to pronounce her unique name. View “What’s My Name?” here.

Her sophomore EP, VACATION, is out now via Since The 80s/Motown Records. It has already received acclaim from Hypebae, StudyBreaks, Billboard, and more. Experience its songs live on the “Vacation Tour.”

Njomza gained notoriety after Mac Miller caught one of her uploaded covers, promptly signing her to his Remember Music label. Settling in Los Angeles, she cameoed on “Planet God Damn”; from Millerߣs acclaimed 2016 offering, The Divine Feminine. Thereafter, 2017 saw Njomza unveil her acclaimed debut EP, Sad For You, which received early praise from the likes of Noisey, Complex, Pigeons & Planes, Office Magazine, and more. Now with a new label and a vigor to create new music, Njomza kicks off her continued rise with all new perspective.

NJOMZA VACATION TOUR DATES

Tickets here

19-Feb      Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room

20-Feb      San Francisco, CA Cafe Du Nord

21-Feb      Los Angeles, CA The Mint

28-Feb      Chicago, IL Avondale

04-Mar      New York, NY SOB’s

05-Mar      Boston, MA Middle East

06-Mar      Washington, DC Songbyrd

07-Mar      Philadelphia, PA Troc Balcony

31-May-2 Jun New York, NY Governor’s Ball

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Bernard Jabs Drops New Song

DEF JAM’S UNDISPUTED 17-YEAR-OLD PHENOM BERNARD JABS DROPS NEW SONG “STICKS”

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JABS WILL BE FEATURED IN DEF JAM’S UNDISPUTED COMPILATION, OUT MARCH 8TH!

Best New Artists of 2018

“Thousands of rappers have spent the past few years experimenting with two-minute, adrenaline rush-style tracks, but Georgia’s Bernard Jabs already seems to have perfected them.” – Pigeons & Planes

20 Rappers To Watch In 2019

“Bernard’s penchant for infectiously fun melodies, breezy beats, and deceptively layered bars will catch on in no time.” – COMPLEX

“Bernard Jabs is the coolest high schooler in the world… With one of the most intriguing voices in the rap game, he makes nearly any flow or cadence sound cool.” – Elevator

ABOUT BERNARD JABS

In an era where there seems to be a side-story of viral fame or leveraging online connections to rise to the top, 17-year-old high school student Bernard Jabs has carved his budding career out from pure authenticity. In Bernard Jabs’ first uploaded track, Gotta Get It, there is the obvious sound of his younger teenage voice, but within that sound is also the raw skill Bernard holds. His ability to channel the charisma of the music he grew up on and blend it with more current rap trends keeps Bernard circulating as one of the brightest new talents of a generation.

Growing up in Tifton, Georgia during part of the height of Southern rap, Bernard gravitated towards the star power of Lil Wayne. After seeing Wayne in the music video for “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy,” Bernard was entranced in the lifestyle – the cars, the girls, the money, the confidence. Bernard Jabs took to the culture surrounding southern rap and used that history to guide him towards the future.

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Fetty Luciano’s New Music Video

GS9’s HIDDEN GEM FETTY LUCIANO RELEASES NEW VIDEO TITLED “THE WAVE”

READ THE PREMIERE ON COMPLEX.COM!

LISTEN TO STORY TO TELL HERE

STORY TO TELL track list:
1. Blue Faces featuring Landstrip Chip
2. The Wave
3. FASHO featuring Gunna
4. No Love
5. Get My Bag
6. On the Wall featuring Bobby Shmurda
7. Don’t Go There
8. Going Down
9. Alive
10. Luciano

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DEF JAM RECORDINGS LAUNCHES 35TH YEAR OF EXPLOSIVE NEW ARTISTS

The ongoing rollout of new music from Def Jam Recordings’ rookie lineup – including the Bay Area’s Sneakk and Lul G of SOBxRBE, Brooklyn MC Fetty Luciano, Cleveland’s YFL Kelvin, Harlem rappers TJ Porter and Dominic Lord, Georgia’s 17-year old Bernard Jabs, Jacksonville’s 18-year old YK Osiris, Minneapolis’ Nimic Revenue and others – comes to a head with the arrival of UNDISPUTED: a new branded compilation and platform designed to introduce Def Jam’s next generation of stars.

UNDISPUTED is set for release on March 8, 2019.

As Def Jam Recordings rolls into its 35th year as the UNDISPUTED greatest brand in hip-hop history, the legendary label has its sights focused squarely on the future. With a new executive team headed up by CEO Paul Rosenberg and EVP Steven Victor, a new in-house creative content team, and a new-look roster comprised of over a two dozen new signings, Def Jam is once again building a foundation and blazing a trail that wholeheartedly embraces the new: amazing new music, bold new content, strong and creative new leadership.

“During the course of the past year, in collaboration with our talented EVP Steven Victor and our incredible team of executives, we have worked diligently to define the label we strive to become,” said Def Jam Recordings chairman & CEO Paul Rosenberg. “One of the most important aspects of our efforts has centered around building a new roster. Together with these incredible new artists we have developed urgent, cutting-edge, and truly great new music and content. As we proudly enter our 35th anniversary year, I’m excited to launch this project, one that I think defines and encapsulates our new direction.”

“I believe in artistry and the idea that great music will find its audience,” said Steven Victor, Def Jam Recordings EVP & head of A&R. “I’m beyond excited about the roster of new artists we’ve built here at Def Jam. Each one of them is making the kind of music I want to listen to now. We’ve brought them together and asked them to buy into something larger, the Def Jam logo and legacy. It’s remarkable to see how much these artists have embraced it. I couldn’t be more proud of the results.”

An exclusive platform for the next-gen artists who are the lifeblood of Def Jam, UNDISPUTED showcases a spirit of collaboration and unity frequently unseen under the banner of a label. The material was recorded during several week-long collaborative “Rap Camp” sessions produced by Victor, Def Jam VP of A&R Anthony “AE” Edwards, and in-house producer Rico Beats. The comp is led by “Spray” from SOBxRBE affiliate Sneakk featuring fellow Cali MCs and Compton natives Tyga and YG, released early in December, 2018.

The release of UNDISPUTED will be accompanied by the 8- part “Undisputed”documentary film series, created by Def Jam’s new in-house creative content team.  The documentary project was spearheaded by Def Jam’s Executive Vice President of Brand Strategy & Content, Noah Callahan-Bever, who served over a decade as Editor-in-Chief and Chief Content Officer of Complex. The documentary series deftly chronicles “Rap Camp,” featuring the cast of UNDISPUTED artists and Def Jam A&R’s as they introduce us to their stories, collaborate creatively, define their sound, and push each other to new levels.

 

We All Shine EP Tracklist

YNW Melly latest project, WE ALL SHINE features Kanye West and Fredo Bang, the project is due out this Friday, January 18, 2019.
Melly is the exciting Florida rapper, who captivated music lovers everywhere with his massive single, “Murder On My Mind” and popular documentary, MELLY. YNW Melly’s critically-acclaimed EP, I Am You, dropped in September of 2018. Less than a year into music, the 19 year-old has accumulated over 165 million views on YouTube. Stands out tracks such as: “Murder On My Mind,” “Virtual,” and “Melly the Menace” has shot Melly to the forefront of Florida rap and caught the attention of The Fader, Forbes, Pitchfork, Complex, Genius, Hypebeast, Hot New Hip-Hop, Elevator, and many more.
WE ALL SHINE will be available on all streaming platforms Friday, January 18th.
TRACKLIST – WE ALL SHINE:
1. City Girls
2. No Heart (Love No More)
3. Rolling Loud
4. Robbery
5. Beat A N*gga Block
6. Hold Up (Wait 1 Min)
7. No More
8. No Holidays
9. Mixed Personalities Ft. Kanye West
10. Why You Gotta Walk Like That???
11. F*ck PNC Bank
12. Ingridientz Ft. Fredo Bang
13. Curtains (Burtains)
14. Control Me
15. Alarm
Bonus Track: Butter Pecan
DOCUMENTARY – MELLYhttps://youtu.be/TGIp4H_JvZg
EP – I Am YouTidal Spotify Apple Music | YouTube Soundcloud
MUSIC VIDEO – Murder On My Mindhttps://youtu.be/hqDinxaPUK4
MUSIC VIDEO – Freddy Krueger: https://youtu.be/FWC9pBfrUwg

Strick Release EP “See You When I Land”

After the release of “Slime Neighbors,” Young Thug‘s right hand man and artist, Strick returns with his latest latest EP, See You When I Land, available on all streaming platforms with appearances from Gunna, Young Thug, and Duke.

Exclusively premiering with Complex, Strick spoke about his work stating, “I wanted to create an experience that was just as creative and unique as my style of music and felt that giving the listener a visual trailer that embodied the conceptual theme of See You When I Land was important. I’m thankful my team and the directors believed in my vision and were able to highlight it on screen.” 

Strick is a promising new artist from North Carolina, who resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. With a professional background both in business and in the U.S. Air Force, The Young Stoner Life signee has set his eyes on the music industry. Building his career behind the scenes, he landed a placement on Kanye Westand Juicy J’s “Ballin‘,” and went on to work with artists such as Travis Scott, Jeremih, and Wiz Khalifa. In 2016, Strick earned his first platinum record “Coordinate” off Scott’s Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight album. In July 2017, Strick dropped his debut EP,Risk=Reward. In 2018, he released January’s Risk=Reward 2. Most notable was his smooth contributions on Young Thug’s 2018 Slime Languagecompilation, their collaboration “STS” was well-received and continued to build fans interests in the previously reserved musical curator.

Take a look at the video for “Slime Neighborhoods” and listen to Strick’s label debut EP, See You When I Land