Posts tagged with "duo"

City Girls, rap, hip-hop, 360 MAGAZINE, Capitol Music Group, duo, Billboard Magazine

CITY GIRLS × BILLBOARD

City Girls have done things few female hip-hop duos or groups have managed, and as their momentum continues to rise Billboard magazine chose to recognize them as the face of what’s to break in 2020 as they continue their trail-blazing winning streak and reach new heights.

The duo, comprised of JT and Yung Miami, has become one of the most successful female hip-hop duos in the history of the Billboard charts. Racking up more than 1.3 BILLION streams, a pair of certified-Platinum Top 40 hits, becoming the #6 most played artist on urban radio (with singles “Twerk” and “Act Up” reaching #1 at Urban Radio), and raves from critics world-wide. City Girls will continue to dominate in 2020. They recently released “You Tried It” off their highly anticipated album which is coming soon.  

Ratchet, brilliant, and sometimes both at the same time and sometimes neither at all, these women are showing up and doing the work, wrote The New Yorker. The ascent of the City Girls is one of the most unlikely success stories of the past years, with JT sitting in federal prison in Tallahassee, Fl, turning herself in for fraud in July 2018, the same day Drake’s massive #1 smash “In My Feelings featuring the City Girls was released. Yung Miami held down the group: touring, performing festivals, the BET Awards mainstage and MTV Spring Break, Alexander Wang’s fashion week party, doing interviews and accepting awards as City Girls – and always with a shout-out to her best friend with a heartfelt “Free JT!”

These City Girls would not be derailed nor defeated. With the brash, raw, uncensored swagger rooted in the queens who came before them, the duo released music and videos they had banked knowing JT was turning herself in and kept rising and rising up the charts. The accolades and nominations piled up: 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations for “Best Hip Hop Video” + Single Of The Year”; 2019 BET Awards Nominations for “Best Group” + “Best New Artist”; BET Social Awards Nomination and Won “Issa Wave” Award; Nominated for Billboard Awards’ Best New Artist.

In September Yung Miami happily announced her pregnancy, showing the world what a working woman was capable of. In October, JT was freed, and the internet exploded, with City Girls holding eight of the top 25 trending topics on twitter – not just trending but trending under eight different topics! (#2 JT FREE; #6 JT HOME; #11 JT IS FREE; #15 JT IS HOME; #16 Caresha; #19 Yung Miami; #20 JT OUT; #23 SO JT). Never ones to rest, City Girls returned that same day with the hard-hitting “JT First Day Out;” The City Girls’ rapper takes aim at her opposition and makes sure they know City Girls are here to dominate hip-hop with the legal mess finally behind her. “Left prison with a pimple, not a scratch,” she raps. 

JT and Yung Miami are uncensored and unapologetic sharing a commitment to their hood roots and a bold insistence that the culture they come from shouldn’t stop them from getting a piece of the cash pie. One of the most provocative female hip-hop duos in years, JT and Yung Miami are trailblazers of the next generation of female who speak out as raw and confident — and with as much swagger as the boys and working twice as hard to be recognized.

Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “P” 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.

Oh Wonder, No One Else Can Wear Your Crown, 360 MAGAZINE, Olga De La Iglesia

Oh Wonder – Happy

Oh Wonder welcomes you warmly into 2020 with their brand new single “Happy” out today—listen HERE! The new track arrives just weeks before the band’s fast-approaching third album, No One Else Can Wear Your Crown, is released on February 7th. The duo has also unveiled international dates for the “Wear Your Crown Tour,” which is on sale now at www.ohwondermusic.com. See a full list of dates below.
 
“Happy” is the fourth glimpse at what is to come from Oh Wonder’s highly anticipated third album, and once again finds the band putting modern, millennial love under the microscope. Inspired by the moment you realize you are able to wish your ex well with their new love, and actually mean it, “Happy” was in fact written by the band about Anthony’s ex-girlfriend; an irony that isn’t lost on the band who sing the track together, as a couple.
 
No One Else Can Wear Your Crown was written and self-produced in Oh Wonder’s own home studio, before being co-mixed with Cenzo Townshend (Bat For Lashes, Christine & The Queens, Jungle). In its 10-track entirety, it’s a record that explores a host of different emotions and experiences—some forged on the road on their last world tour, which included 300,000 world-wide tickets sold, and others from taking a break and reflecting on all that they’ve accomplished as a band so far, which includes a Top 10 album, a billion streams worldwide and global sold out tours.
 
It’s therefore unsurprising that No One Else Can Wear Your Crown has an overriding message of self-acceptance, empowerment and joy. It’s there in their brand new single “Happy,” as much as it’s in the Carpe Diem chorus of first single “Hallelujah”—a song of defiance that Josephine and Anthony wrote for anyone that has ever been told they can’t do something.
 
Ultimately, it’s difficult not to leave No One Else Can Wear Your Crown feeling uplifted and entirely convinced of the power of Oh Wonder. Recharged and ready for the next chapter, Oh Wonder appears more able than ever to just make it work: whether navigating the big questions of how to live and work with your partner down to the everyday drama of what happens to your dog now you have to go back on tour. No One Else Can Wear Your Crown is a candid, restorative set that offers a welcome antidote to our turbulent times, from a band firmly writing their own bright future. Ask, believe, receive.

*Photo credit: Olga De La Iglesia

City Morge, Republic Records, 360 MAGAZINE

CITY MORGUE VOL 2

Hikari-Ultra/Republic Records duo City Morgue releases their new album CITY MORGUE VOL 2: AS GOOD AS DEAD today. The 17-track album is executive produced by legendary producer Mike Dean and is available across all digital service providers.
 
Listen to CITY MORGUE VOL 2: AS GOOD AS DEAD: HERE
 
On the album, which features their previously released single “THE BALLOONS,” SosMula and Zillakami spin gothic hood tales, harking back to timeless East Coast hip-hop—yet sharpened by their signature dark metallic edge. New York’s most notorious duo flex their storytelling like never before and hint at a deeper, darker and deadlier narrative. The duo also partnered with Bravado to create exclusive merch surrounding the release of their new album. It is available now here
 
The melding of Rock and Rap is a concept that’s existed within the underbelly of music for decades, yet few have done what City Morgue is doing. When upstarts SosMula and ZillaKami come together, their fusion is seamless—oozing true skill with a reckless lack of fucks left to give. On the supergroup’s debut mixtape City Morgue Vol. 1: Hell or High Water, the dynamic duo delivered a new and exciting vibe for any fan of true music—from hip-hop to metal. They will continue this movement on their second album CITY MORGUE VOL 2: AS GOOD AS DEAD. Their music is an experience anyone can appreciate and shows what happens when two worlds meet to form an entirely new planet. The Hikari-Ultra/Republic Records signees have already shown a significant track record of hits in a relatively short amount of time, and it won’t stop there. The duo also dominates the merch scene, with countless sold out exclusive collections. Most recently, the pair teamed up with famed illustrator Mark Riddick and creative director Joe Perez for merch that sold out in 24 hours. Stay tuned for more merch announcements.

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Louis The Child

Chicago-bred production duo Louis The Child have shared a brilliantly left-field new single called “Here Comes a Feeling,” with Naomi Wild and London-based musician Couros. Released via Interscope Records and available through all digital retailers, “Here Comes a Feeling” marks the start of an artistically adventurous new era for L.A.-based musicians/producers Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett.
 
Listen to “Here Comes a Feeling” by Louis The Child with Naomi Wild & Couros HERE.
 
Featuring a mesmerizing vocal performance from Naomi Wild —an L.A.-based singer/songwriter known for her work with Odesza (“Higher Ground”) and Machine Gun Kelley (“Glass House”) — “Here Comes a Feeling” finds Louis The Child redefining the boundaries of dance music and evolving into entirely new sonic terrain. With its expansive palette and experimental sound design, the track hints at the major cultural shifts in store for the duo in 2020.
 
Says Louis The Child, “We started this beat with Couros on a day off in London. We had never met before but ended up staying at the studio until 6am working on this and a few other beats. When we left the studio we were super happy with what we made, it felt experimental and like controlled chaos. When we got back to LA we hopped in the studio with Naomi Wild and Blaise Railey. We played them that beat and they immediately wanted to write something to it. It’s one of our favorite productions we’ve ever made, and one of our favorite songs we’ve made too. We hope you feel the same”
 
Last weekend, Louis The Child wrapped up their widely acclaimed Here For Now North American headlining tour. In a departure from past performances, the tour featured live production from Hauldren and Kennett, adding a whole new vitality to their set. Among the tour’s sold-out dates were three consecutive nights at New York City’s Terminal 5 and their third annual Friendsgiving show in Chicago. With more dates lined up for 2020, Louis The Child will continue to elevate their live set with the addition of their exciting new material.
 
About Louis The Child:

Louis The Child is a Chicago-bred production duo comprised of Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett. After landing three singles on the Hot Dance/Electronic songs chart in 2017, they delivered a series of exciting releases in 2018, including collaborations with artists like Joey Purp and Quinn XCII, as well as “Better Not” ft. Wafia — a #1 hit on the US iTunes Electronic charts, featured on their EP Kids at Play. Also in 2018, Louis The Child scored the #58 spot on the first-ever Billboard Dance 100 artist rankings, then moved up to the #46 spot on the 2019 list.

*Photo credit: Maddie Cordoba

Baby rasta and Gringo, 360 magazine, latin

BABY RASTA × GRINGO

Baby Rasta and Gringo, the pioneer duo of urban music worldwide, launched their new video “Evidence,” featuring their acclaimed harmonious and romantic style.

A musical production directed and performed by the winner of a number of awards, Luny Tunes. The video was filmed by Ray Cuts in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

“Evidence” marks a pivotal moment in the career of the duo.

Choir! Choir! Choir! Unite Singers at U.S.–Mexico Border

Choir! Choir! Choir!, led by Canadian artists Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman, forms impromptu choirs of strangers to learn songs and perform a concert together. The duo takes a non-traditional approach; there are no auditions, and the audience is the choir. “Choir! Choir! Choir! has fashioned a profound way for people to connect and interact” (New Yorker) and their ArtPower at UC San Diego performance on Sunday, October 13, at 3 p.m. will unite singers from both sides of the US–Mexico border to sing and celebrate the unique friendship, culture, and community we share in the border region of San Diego and Tijuana. There are few places on earth so scenic where you can gather people from two countries at once to create beautiful music together and share in how special it is to be in this particular place in the world.

While we will be divided by the physical border, music knows no boundaries and our voices together will transcend barriers. “When you sing with others, you become bonded in ways that strengthen yourself and expand your sense of community. The opportunity to experience this with the people of San Diego and Tijuana, across borders and languages, is very exciting. We can’t wait!” says Nobu Adilman of Choir! Choir! Choir! Leveraging music as a global language that everyone can connect to, Choir! Choir! Choir!, along with ArtPower, looks deeper at how communities collaborate and interact.

“The event shows that the arts can overcome obstacles that separates us and resonate with the harmonies which connect us all,” added ArtPower Executive Director Jordan Peimer. Founded in 2011, Choir! Choir! Choir! has amassed a dedicated and passionate community of singers and a thriving international fan base on YouTube. The group has performed with renowned artists such as Patti Smith, Tegan and Sara, David Byrne, Rick Astley, and Rufus Wainwright, and onstage at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall with the likes of Debbie Harry and The Flaming Lips.

Choir! Choir! Choir! exists to celebrate music and push the boundaries between practice and  performance, artist and audience, offering therapeutic benefits with the ultimate side effect: a powerful community. This concert is an ArtPower Special Event. This event is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is encouraged and can be reserved through Eventbrite. More information can be found at here.

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SAWEETIE × ROLLING LOUD

Saweetie played to a packed crowd at The 5th Anniversary of Rolling Loud Miami, Saturday, May 11th wearing a red jeweled bikini top, red cargo pants and red half finger gloves. Her boyfriend Migos member Quavo watched his love from the side of the stage. The duo just released their song “Emotional” from her EP “Icy.”


*All photos courtesy of Strategic Public Relations.

The Score shares “Dreamin” music video

THE SCORE SHARES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “DREAMIN” FEATURING BLACKBEAR

THE PRESSURE TOUR LAUNCHING SOON

Critically acclaimed, buzzing LA based, New York born rock band The Score – Eddie Anthony and Edan Dover – share the music video for their new single “Dreamin” [feat. Blackbear]. Watch it HERE. “Dreamin” stands out as a favorite from the group’s new Pressure EP—available HERE via Republic Records. Not only did it rack up 5 million cumulative streams, but it also attracted critical acclaim with Billboard praising its “uplifting lyrics with a thunderous synth-pop sound.” Next up, they return to the road on The Pressure Tour this spring. It kicks off April 27th at In The Venue in Salt Lake City, UT and rolls through major markets coast to coast, concluding at The Troubadour in Los Angeles on May 17. LostBoyCrow and OVERSTREET round out the bill as support. Check out the full itinerary below.

Tickets are on sale now! Fans can purchase tickets HERE

The group will be on the road in support of their recently released Pressure EP. The six tracks have already tallied a cumulative total of 40 million streams and counting as the duo regularly averages nearly 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Songs like the latest single “Dreamin” [feat. Blackbear] will undoubtedly explode from the stage night after night on the road. New York-born and Los Angeles-based duo The Score stand out as a fiery genre-defying phenomenon, incinerating the lines between rock, pop, indie, and electronic. Powered by ubiquitous anthems such as “Oh My Love,” “Legend,” and “Unstoppable,” the boys racked up nearly 800 million cumulative streams within three years’ time over the course of two EPs—Unstoppable and Myths & Legends—and a 2017 full-length debut, ATLAS. As they ignited venues across North America, in addition their music has been used in campaigns for Jeep, NBA, and beyond.

TOUR DATES:

April 27th Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue

April 28th Denver, CO Marquis Theatre

April 30th St. Paul, MN Amsterdam Bar & Hall

May 2nd Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall

May 3rd Cincinnati, OH Top Cats

May 4th Columbus, OH Skully’s

May 5th Detroit, MI Shelter

May 7th Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory

May 8th Washington, DC U Street

May 10th Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle

May 11th Atlanta, GA The Loft

May 13th Austin, TX The Parish

May 14th Dallas, TX Deep Ellum

May 16th Phoenix, AZ Pub Rock

May 17th Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour

Johnnyswim “The Last Time”

JOHNNYSWIM RELEASE NEW SINGLE “THE LAST TIME” FEATURING MUSIC ICON MICHAEL MCDONALD

Critically acclaimed duo, JOHNNYSWIM led by husband-and-wife Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano, release their latest single “The Last Time” featuring music icon Michael McDonald. Their third full-length album, MOONLIGHT [Britannia Row Recordings/BMG], will be out on April 19.

This marks the groups first release under their newly minted deal with Britannia Row Recordings and BMG. In support of the album, JOHNNYSWIM will embark on a North American tour beginning May 3 in St. Louis, MO. See the full routing for dates below and click HERE for more info!

TOUR DATES

May 3 St. Louis, MO The Pageant

May 4 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room

May 7 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s

May 8 Knoxville, TN Tennesse Theatre

May 10 Nashville, TN The Ryman

May 11 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy

May 13 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore

May 14 Raleigh, NC The Ritz

May 15 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre

May 17 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer

May 18 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall

May 20 Boston, MA House of Blues

May 21 New York, NY Webster Hall

May 22 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel

May 24 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

May 25 Chicago, IL Rivera Theatre

May 28 Austin, TX Emo’s

May 29 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall

May 30 Oklahoma City, OK Jones Assembly

June 1 Dallas, TX Bomb Factory

June 4 Denver, CO Ogden

June 5 Salt Lake City, UT The Union

June 7 Seattle, WA Showbox SODO

June 8 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre

June 10 San Francisco, CA The Masonic

June 12 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s

June 13 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren

June 14 Los Angeles, CA The Theatre At Ace Theatre

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Sting & Shaggy

Sting and Shaggy are excited to unleash the official video for ‘Gotta Get Back My Baby’ today featuring Golden Globe-nominated actor Steven Bauer (Scarface/Breaking Bad) and directed by Michael Garcia. The track appears on Sting & Shaggy’s collaborative album 44/876 (Cherrytree/A&M/Interscope Records), which to date has spent sixteen weeks atop Billboard’s Reggae chart. Watch the video HERE.

Set in Miami and inspired by the hilarity and hijinks of classic buddy-cop TV shows and films, the light-hearted video sees the pair playing detectives reporting to their police Captain (Bauer) and partnering up for a host of frenzied action and stunts on a mission to find Roxy, a dangerous fugitive, in an exhilarating visual that encapsulates the spirit of the duo’s compelling and dynamic partnership.

The track, co-produced by Teflon (Wyclef Jean, Fat Joe, Ruff Ryders) and Martin Kierszenbaum (Sting, Mylène Farmer, Lady Gaga), appears on Sting and Shaggy’s chart-topping, island-inspired album, 44/876 (Cherrytree/A&M/Interscope Records), which debuted at #1 in Germany and has reached Gold status in both France and Poland.

Check out a making-of the video EPK here: https://bit.ly/2CyAfCO

Hailed “one of the most anticipated concerts of the year” and “a reggae rock dance party that never lets up,” Sting & Shaggy are currently on the road with their 44/876 Tour in North America, before heading to South America later this month in October and Eastern Europe in November. For complete tour itinerary, please visit: www.sting.com/tour.

While in the US, Sting is currently at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 with JuiceWRLD’s “Lucid Dreams” which samples “Shape of My Heart,” written by 16-time Grammy Award winner, Sting and his longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller.

For further information, please visit:
www.sting.com
www.shaggyonline.com
www.cherrytreemusiccompany.com