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Introducing Rising Rapper Fredo Bang

Buzzing Louisiana rapper, Fredo Bang, makes Def Jam debut with “Oouuh” and “Gangsta Talk“. Here is what major players of the Hip-Hop industry think about him.

“With the 2015 arrest that threatened to derail his rising career now decidedly in the rearview, Fredo is back with a newfound sense of purpose: more viral, more hardworking, and more determined to advance than ever before.”
– Fader

New Gen Winter 2019
“His city’s favored up-and-comer and its most versatile rising act. Songs like ‘No Mo’ show his penchant for soul-searching narratives and music-as-medicine melodies; the success of ‘Oouuh’ proves he has a one-of-a-kind ability to reach all sides of the hip-hop and R&B spectrum.”
-Hypebeast

“Known for his tales of life in the streets, the rapper behind records like “Story to Tell” and “Oouuh” shows just how it goes down in his hometown”

-XXL

About Fredo Bang

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Fredo Bang started to record music in 2013 when he was 15-years-old. Tragedy struck a year later with the loss of his best friend, who was a local rapper in the neighborhood. Since then, the rising star used the nickname that his best friend had given him and hit the ground running. In 2016, Fredo was jailed for attempted murder. Things looked dim. But in 2018, Fredo was released on parole after taking a 7-year sentence, and released his 2 Face Bang album, taking his city by storm. He became an overnight sensation. A series of catchy songs like “Shootas On The Roof” and “Father” amassed millions of views, but it was Fredo’s breakout song “OOUUH” that propelled him to be an artist to watch, with the record getting significant radio play and video views on BET & REVOLT. With over 130 million streams across all platforms, Fredo Bang is ready to bust out of Baton Rouge and take the industry by storm.

LIL WEST releases “NOT SURE” music video

All signs point to a major breakthrough for Lil West. Recently, he released his debut project Vex Part 1 which has over 10 million streams globally with standout tracks “Somedays” & “Not Sure” garnering over 2.5 million Spotify streams collectively. In addition to putting up numbers, Pigeons & Planes recently touted him among “16 New Artists to Look Out For in 2019,” as he garnered widespread praise from Fader, Lyrical Lemonade, Elevator, and Noisey who crowned him, “the Delaware loner forging rap’s strange future.”

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9LOKKNINE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “BEEF” FEATURING NLE CHOPPA & MURDA BEATZ

Rising Orlando rapper 9lokknine, releases “Beef featuring NLE Choppa & Murda Beatz, a new single on Cash Money Records, to all digital retailers today.

Over ominous production from Murda Beatz highlighted Bby eerie keys and skittering hi-hats, 9lokknine pops off catchy and confident boasts. Meanwhile, platinum Memphis, TN rapper NLE Choppa makes an impactful and impressive cameo. The track unites three of rap’s fiercest and freshest voices on one bold banger bound to make serious waves.

Additionally, 9lokknine will join fellow Cash Money Records artist Blueface on his tour, which starts July 15th. The rapper will be opening for Blueface on the tour and will hit major markets including Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Los Angeles and more. Tickets are available here.

The track arrives on the heels of 9lokknine’s Cash Money Records debut single 10 Percent. Not only did the latter surpass 1.2 million Spotify streams, but it also amassed a staggering 23.7 million YouTube views and counting. It would also be featured by Genius, WorldStarHipHop, and more. The summer of 9lokknine starts with Beef.

 Born and raised in Orlando, he lived with his mom and three brothers as dad shuffled in and out of jail. At the age of nine, he started rapping on Garage Band from his iPod, developing catchy cadences and a knack for rhymes. However, trouble proved inescapable throughout junior high and high school. 9lokknine logged multiple stints behind bars before finally writing his mom a letter from jail announcing that he’s going to “blow up” when he gets out…2018 saw him make good on that promise.

Inspired by Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Plies, and YoungBoy Never Broke Again, he turned up with a sizzling signature style on independent projects such as Loyalty Kill Love and Bloodshells Revenge. As he generated tens of millions of YouTube views and garnered widespread critical acclaim from XXL, No Jumper, Noisey, and more.  Pitchfork named Front Door among “The 5 Best New Rap Songs” and The FADER touted Blatt on “The 10 Best New Rap Songs Right Now. 

In the wake of his rapid rise, 9lokknine inked a deal with Cash Money Records and is putting finishing touches on his first full-length album for Cash Money Records due out very soon. Get ready!

With an indescribable flow, incalculable unpredictability, and infectious intensity, 9lokknine shows off a fiery, focused, and fresh phenomenon for rap music in 2018. A turbulent nine-year journey paved the way for his arrival.

9lokknine is undoubtedly blowing up!  

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MONEYBAGG YO PREMIERES NEW SONG & VIDEO “BLAC MONEY” FT. BLAC YOUNGSTA

It’s going to be a Heartless Summer as Rap’s foremost Preacher, Moneybagg Yo, delivers his newest song and video “Blac Money,” featuring fellow Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta. Produced by DrumGod x DMacTooBangin, “Blac Money” is the first single from Moneybagg Yo’s forthcoming project 43VA Heartless, due this Friday via N-Less Entertainment/Interscope Records.

Listen to “Blac Money” by Moneybagg Yo ft. Blac Youngsta HERE.

Watch the video for “Blac Money” by Moneybagg Yo ft. Blac Youngsta HERE.

43VA Heartless arrives as the follow-up to RESET, Moneybagg Yo’s debut album for N-Less Entertainment/Interscope Records. Released last November, the acclaimed album includes guest spots from J. Cole, Future, YG, and Kodak Black and showcases the raw lyrical honesty that prompted The FADER to praise Moneybagg Yo as “Rap’s foremost Preacher.”

This summer, Moneybagg Yo will embark on a nationwide tour supporting Wiz Khalifa. Also featuring support from French Montana, Playboi Carti, Chevy Woods, and DJ Drama, the Decent Exposure summer tour kicks off on July 9 in Atlanta. See below for the tour itinerary.

MONEYBAGG YO TOUR DATES:

July 9 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood

July 10 – Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion

July 12 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Banks Art Center

July 13 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre

July 14 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center

July 16 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

July 18 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion

July 19 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live

July 20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion

July 21 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater

July 23 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage

July 25 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

July 26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

July 27 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

July 30 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center

July 31 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Center

Aug. 1 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Aug. 2 – Camdenton, MO @ Ozarks Amphitheater

Aug. 3 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion

Aug. 4 – San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre

Aug. 6 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium

Aug. 9 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre

Aug. 10 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Aug. 11 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion

Aug. 13 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre

Aug. 14 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater

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Meg The Stallion drops cover art and track listing for “Fever”

With her forthcoming project, “Fever” slated to drop May 17 via 1501 Certified / 300 Entertainment, Megan Thee Stallion is poised to be the next huge hip hop artist.

The Houston based artist has graced every one to watch list you can think of and has gotten praise from Pitchfork, FADER, Billboard, Refinery29 and more and was named First Lady of 300 Entertainment by COMPLEX Magazine.

Her hit single, “Big Ole Freak” blew up alongside her EP, Tina Snow, which debuted at number 11 on the iTunes hip-hop charts and is currently top 20 at Urban Radio. “Big Ole Freak” has accumulated 55MM streams to date with “Freak Nasty” at 14MM streams, and “Sex Talk” at 7MM streams.
With her forthcoming project, “Fever” introducing her college partying persona AKA “Hot Girl Meg”, in the words of FADER, “this summer’s about to be a smokin’ hot one.”

NAWAS Release New Track: “She Knows”

Just today, Louisiana-bred, Nashville-based trio NAWAS release a new track “She Knows” vial all digital partners. It is available to stream and download HERE.

The sleek, soulful track was written by NAWAS and produced by Grammy Producer of the Year nominee John Hill (Portugal, The Man, Demi Lovato)

“She Knows” is the first new music from NAWAS since the band released its debut EP Trouble last year, which followed in the wake of their well-received singles “Wrong,” “So Low,” “Make It Work,” and “Who Are You.”

“‘She Knows’ is a new direction for us as a band. After touring last year and receiving so much encouragement and support from fans and listeners, we were excited to get back in the studio and work with John Hill, who brought out new musical elements in us that fit our desires perfectly,” says front man Jake Nawas.

Brilliantly mashing up elements of electronic music, hip-hop, and R&B, NAWAS sound is built around Jake Nawas, shape-shifting vocals, Ben McDaniel’s crystalling guitar work, and Joey Gonzales powerful yet minimalist drumming. Bringing rule-breaking originality to their silken production, NAWAS push the limits of pop with daring and darkly charged lyrics that lend each track an unforgettable depth.

A video for “She Knows” will be released in the coming weeks, followed by more new music throughout the fall.

What critics are saying about NAWAS:

“‘So Low’ is beautifully produced with smooth beats and an R&B-esque tempo. The direct, contemplative lyrics are delivered in (Jake Nawas) bewitchingly androgynous falsetto”FADER

“(NAWAS is) primed and ready to rattle speaker systems.”EARMILK

“‘Wrong’ is a dense, sparkly track featuring heavy bass and fluid guitar riffs that find the medium & between Prince’s androgynous melodies and Calvin Harris’ euphoric bangers.”SPIN

“‘Who Are You’ is as inspired as it is excitingly new. Front-man Jake Nawas’ androgynous singing is on fire on this track, and the instrumentals backing him up are as epic as they are illustrious. ‘Who Are You’ is exactly what you’d want from a fun summer song.”BAEBLE

City Girls Release New Video

CITY GIRLS RELEASE PERIOD VIDEO

DOCUMENTARY TRAILER REVEALED

FEATURED ON DRAKE’S SONG AND VIDEO FOR IN MY FEELINGS

“A synthesis of perspective reminiscent of Run-DMC and Salt-N-Pepa” – PITCHFORK

“Raunchy, in-your-face songs for the independent women of the world.” – XXL

“The heist-level bars feel like something rap has been missing for the better part of a decade.” – NOISEY

August 06, Miami Today you will have a chance to get to know J.T. and Yung Miami of the most provocative female hip-hop duo in years, City Girls, as they share a new video for “Period” from their recent project of the same name (Quality Control Music). The duo are the next generation of female rappers out of Miami, and you get to run on their turf when you WATCH HERE.

A trailer for a City Girls’ documentary (Quality Control / Mass Appeal) also surfaced today. Watch HERE.

Set to premiere later this month, and directed by Marcus Clarke, the documentary Point Blank Period follows Quality Control’s newly signed artists as they break into a predominantly male-dominated industry with their debut album. Exclusive interviews with City Girls’ Yung Miami and J.T., as well as industry trailblazers Trina, Kevin Coach K Lee and Pierre Pee Thomas, expose the complicated road to breaking female artists in the changing music landscape. While the girls’ collaboration with Drake on In My Feelings rendered the #1 chart topping song in the country, the girls’ quick ascension from local Miami artists to viral sensations has presented a whole new set of challenges as City Girl J.T. prepares for a looming jail sentence. The documentary covers their struggle to the top as Quality Control’s first female artists and how they plan on coming back stronger than ever after surviving the incarceration of one half of the duo at such a pivotal moment in their career.

J.T. and Young Miami are brash, raw, uncensored with a swagger rooted in the queens who came before them. Their empowered themes were originally put forth by Foxy Brown, Salt N’ Pepa, Khia and friend/Miami-based and mentor Trinawhose own influential career help spawn and revolutionize female music and rap.

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. Period has been covered by the likes of Pitchfork, Noisey, XXL, COMPLEX, FADER and more. Honorable descendants in the lineage of Miami’s legendary music culture, akin to a long history of powerful women in the rap game, City Girls are the next queens to claim the throne.

LISTEN TO PERIOD HERE.

Ariana Grande Releases New Single

ARIANA GRANDE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “GOD IS A WOMAN”

OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES TODAY AT NOON ET. PRE-ORDER SWEETENER NOW

LISTEN TO “GOD IS A WOMAN”: https://arianagrande.lnk.to/GodIsAWomanPR

SWEETENER ALBUM PRE-ORDER:
https://arianagrande.lnk.to/sweetenerPR

Today, Grammy Award®-nominated, multiplatinum, record-breaking superstar ARIANA GRANDE releases, “God Is A Woman”, the second single from her highly anticipated fourth studio album Sweetener via Republic Records. The brand-new single was produced by ILYA for MXM, written by Ariana, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Rickard Göransson, and ILYA. Listen to “God Is A Woman” HERE. The official lyric video for “God Is A Woman” has also been revealed, watch it HERE.

In addition, the female empowered music video for “God Is A Woman”, directed by Grammy Award®-winning director Dave Meyers, will premiere today at Noon ET. Meyers also directed the music videos for “The Light Is Coming” and “No Tears Left to Cry” which combined have now been streamed on VEVO over 410 million times.

Sweetener is available now for pre-order, unlocking instant downloads of the album’s first single “No Tears Left To Cry” now officially certified RIAA PLATINUM, “The Light Is Coming”, and newly released “God Is A Woman”. Pre-order Sweetener HERE.

ABOUT ARIANA GRANDE
With her powerful vocals and astonishing range, Ariana Grande has emerged as one of the most magnetic and massively successful performers in pop music today. At age 24 she’s delivered three platinum-selling albums and surpassed 18 billion streams, in addition to nabbing four Grammy Award nominations and landing eight hits in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With 2016’s critically acclaimed Dangerous Woman, Grande both boldly defies expectation and reveals the full force of her voice (recently hailed as an “extraordinary, versatile, limitless instrument” upon Grande’s appearance on Time’s “100 Most Influential People” list).

Since making her full-length debut with 2013’s Yours Truly (featuring the game-changing, triple-platinum smash “The Way”), Grande has brought her striking vocal presence to a genre-blurring breed of pop, taking on R&B, soul, and electronic music with equal nuance and assurance. Arriving in 2014, her sophomore effort, My Everything, garnered a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album and spawned the 6x-platinum hits “Problem” and “Bang Bang” (a Grammy nominee for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance). Grande embraced a more uncompromising vision than ever before in the making of Dangerous Woman. With People noting that the album “celebrates feminine might,” Entertainment Weekly praised Grande for “having something meaningful to say with that jaw-dropping voice — one of the most exquisite in pop today.” Grande wrapped up her widely lauded Dangerous Woman Tour in support of the album last year, performing 85 arena shows worldwide.

Through the years, the longtime actress and former Broadway star has proven the scope of her talent by appearing on Scream Queens and Hairspray Live! and showcased her comedic chops by hosting Saturday Night Live. With her social media following now surging past 200 million, Grande has also earned numerous accolades from the MTV Video Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and American Music Awards (including the highly coveted Artist of the Year prize).

Ariana’s recent single “No Tears Left To Cry” debuted at #1 on iTunes in 88 countries worldwide and began the next era for her upcoming fourth full length studio album Sweetener. With the release of “Not Tears Left To Cry” she became the first artist in music history to see the lead single from her first four albums debut on the Top 10 on Billboard Hot 100. This year she has graced the prestigious magazine covers of TIME’s Next Generation Leaders, FADER, and British Vogue. The highly anticipated album, Sweetener, will be released Summer 2018.
ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (Belly, The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

Harder Than Ever by Lil Baby

Atlanta based rapper Lil Baby has just released his project Harder Than Ever, out now on Quality Control Music / Wolf Pack Global Music / Motown Records / Capitol Records. Joining the rising star on features include Drake, Offset, Moneybagg Yo, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, Gunna, and Hoodrich Pablo Juan. Get it HERE.

This marks 23-year-old Lil Babyߣs debut Quality Control project. Lil Baby is raising the bar with refined story-telling. After being released from prison in 2017, he started rapping under the nourishment of Coach K and Pee. In 2017 alone, Lil Baby has released four mixtapes and now Harder Than Ever is Lil Babyߣs latest project. His track Yes Indeed featuring Drake gained over a million streams in less than 24 hours. FADER called Lil Baby Quality Control’s latest protege;XXL described Lil Baby’s Southside video as Lil Baby’s Atlanta stomping grounds. There’s dancing, money-flashing and plenty of flexing on a sunny spring day.

The remix to Lil Baby’s breakout hit My Dawg features Quavo, Moneybagg Yo, and Kodak Black. It has over 182 million streams and is featured on Quality Controlߣs debut compilation project, Quality Control: Control The Streets Volume 1.

Lil Baby has been acclaimed by The New York Times, FADER, XXL, The Source, Pitchfork, Genius, Mass Appeal, MTV, and more. Without even dropping a debut album and with only nearly three years of rap expereince Lil Baby clocks over 681 million streams and Lil Baby already has collaborations with Drake, Lil Yachty, Cuban Doll, Quavo, Offset, Kodak Black, Gunna, Rylo, Moneybagg Yo, and Young Thug under his belt.

TRACKLIST:

1 Intro

2 Spazz

3 I’m Straight

4 Exotic feat. Starlito

5 Yes Indeed feat. Drake

6 Leaked

7 Bank feat. Moneybagg Yo

8 Cash

9 Southside

10 Throwing Shade feat. Gunna

11 First Class

12 Right Now feat. Young Thug

13 Life Goes On feat. Gunna & Lil Uzi Vert

14 Transporter feat. Offset

15 Fit in

16 Boss Bitch feat. Hoodrich Pablo Juan

17 Never Needed No Help

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The Spencer Lee Band

The Spencer Lee Band reveals a live rendition of the classic “With a Little Help From My Friends” (Live In Studio) via SB Projects/Republic Records.

Get the song HERE and video for the song HERE.

The group teamed up with Fader to give the song a first look and share the soulful cover this morning. Of the song, the outlet wrote, “Spencer Lee’s voice is already a classic.” Known for their unbelievable live chemistry, the song is a perfect representation of their unparalleled live energy. Read full interview here.

Led by Kansas-born and Los Angeles-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Spencer Lee, the group has quietly become a burgeoning phenomenon. They contributed “The Wolf” to the chart-topping 50 Shades Freed Official Soundtrack Album, and it’s already generated nearly 7 million Spotify streams and counting while their debut single “Kissing Tree” continues to climb the charts.

Next up, The Spencer Lee Band storms the festival circuit this summer with performances at Governors Ball,BonnarooFirefly, and more.

Be on the lookout for more news on The Spencer Lee Band soon!