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XXXTENTACION’S ESTATE LAUNCHES ANIMATOR CONTEST

Today, Bad Vibes Forever and EMPIRE launches an animated video contest for XXXTentacion’s latest single “BAD.” At 5pm PT, fans may visit his official site to choose one of seven animators to bring the music video to life. As XXXTentacion was a lifelong animation fanatic, the contest holds a special significance to the estate and his memory.

Speaking to that passion, seven animators—some of whom the artist professed his fandom for—contributed 15-second clips of which fans may view and cast votes in support of. Voting goes live on the site at 5pm PT. Watch the clips and vote now!

At the close of polling on November 19, the winner will receive $10,000 to deliver the full-length animated visual hosted on the official XXXTentacion YouTube page. Speaking to his global renown, these animators—Gabriel ChaignonDarin VartanianJay KzapaAnhia SantanaAyan IssinDugan Warmoth, and Tristan Zammit—represent nearly every corner of the globe, ranging from Ohio to Kazakhstan.

These artists have notably worked on projects for everyone from alt-J, Wiz Khalifa, and Famous Dex to French Montana, A$AP Rocky, Waka Flocka Flame, and more. They were honored to contribute to “BAD” and X’s legacy and addressed his mysterious and metaphysical leanings by crafting dark, thought-provoking, and pure art.

You can find detailed statements from the respective artists about their clips enclosed below.

Bad” heralds the release of his anxiously awaited first official posthumous album, SKINS—arriving Friday, December 7 via the newly erupted partnership between his own imprint Bad Vibes Forever and EMPIRE. Notably, EMPIRE—headed by Ghazi Shami—ignited the explosion of his 2017 debut 17, which bowed at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and went RIAA platinum. Pre-order the album here and receive a free download of “BAD.”

Upon impacting Friday, “BAD” trended worldwide at #1 and scored over 40 million cumulative streams. It also ignited a flurry of internet chatter and critical praise. XXL claimed, “The brief banger is a snapshot of what we can expect from the rapper’s *Skins* album,” while HotNewHipHop enthused, X’s syrupy vocals melt over the hypnotic drums.” Billboard highlighted the “crooning in hopes of luring the attention of his love interest.”

There’s no good without bad, or bad without good. Skins marks the next evolution of XXXTentacion and his most powerful, poetic, and personal expression yet

Be prepared for more soon!

XXXTentacion remains the voice of his generation. His second album, ?, bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, went platinum, yielded 5.2 billion global streams, and achieved sales of 3.2 million global equivalent albums. Among its stacked track listing, the record boasted “SAD!” (4x-platinum), “MOONLIGHT” (2x-platinum), and “CHANGES”(2x-platinum). In 2018, the BET Hip Hop Awards crowned him “Best New Hip Hop Artist” as 17 earned “Favorite Album – Soul/R&B” at the American Music Awards. He can count Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Camila Cabello, and Academy® Award winner Jamie Foxx amongst his supporters and admirers as well. His influence and impact only continue to grow.

ALMA BREAKS FREE

Finnish pop powerhouse ALMA releases her new single Cowboy”via Universal/ Virgin EMI, Casablanca Records & PME today. Listen HERE.

“Cowboy” is the first single to be taken from her highly anticipated debut album set for release in 2019. Written by ALMA between Helsinki and LA alongside heavyweights Justin Tranter (Gwen Stefani, Justin Bieber), Sarah Hudson (Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Halsey) and BloodPop (HAIM, Grimes) who also produced the track, Cowboy reveals ALMA’s unique voice as a writer; honest, brave and fresh.

“Cowboy” is her most personal song to date. As ALMA describes: “When I first left my home town to write in LA I felt scared and small – like the world was way too big and for me…it took me a long time to work out who I was and what I wanted to say. I was afraid to give away anything personal at first (us Finnish people are naturally very reserved) so it took a long time for me to understand my true identity and start getting it into my songs. So it helped to create an alter ego – to be a Cowboy.”

Following her critically acclaimed EP “Dye My Hair”, smash singles “Chasing Highs” “Phases” FT French Montana (including an exclusive Charli XCX directed video) and her 2018 mixtape “Heavy Rules”ALMA has garnered over 350 million combined Spotify plays and topped iTunes charts around the world. Undeniably one to watch, ALMA recently landed on the prestigious BBC Music Sound of 2018, received the award for “Best Finnish Act” at the MTV EMA awards, and was named an “Artist To Watch” by VEVO DSCVR. Momentum continues to build as she leads the charge of a new generation of fierce, female pop geniuses who are swiftly taking over the industry.

“I am an ambitious person,” ALMA admits. “But I want to live in the moment, I’m not thinking about tomorrow, about big arena concerts, or flash awards. I want to keep writing, performing and working with people I like and see where it takes me.” 

Despite her openness to whatever the future may bring, ALMA’s sense of self is steadfast. She recognizes that today’s pop stars “are like gods” to their young fans. “They need to understand they’re powerful people who really can change things,” she says. “I just want to be here and be real. “Cowboy” is the first real piece of me I wanted to give away. There’s lots more to come. I don’t want to bullshit anyone or write empty pop bangers.”

Liam Payne Releases Music Video For “First Time”

Multiplatinum global superstar Liam Payne releases the official music video for his single “First Time” feat. French Montana.  Watch it HERE.

“First Time” is the first single off of Liam’s brand new EP, First Time out now via Republic Records.  Listen to the new EP, First Time HERE.

With over 2 billion streams and a triple-platinum certification for the breakout solo single “Strip That Down” [feat. Quavo], Liam Payne has emerged as a pop powerhouse in his own right. “Strip That Down” notably tallied worldwide sales of 10 million-plus in addition to standing out as “one of the biggest-selling singles of 2017” and “the biggest-selling solo single from any current member of One Direction.” He garnered a Teen Choice Award for “Familiar” [feat. J Balvin] and joined forces with Rita Ora on “For You” from the chart-topping Official Soundtrack for Fifty Shades Freed.

Liam Payne Releases “First Time” EP

Multiplatinum global superstar Liam Payne releases brand new EP, First Time today via Republic Records. The title track, “First Time”, features acclaimed hip-hop artist French Montana.  Listen the new EP, First Time HERE.  Watch the lyric video for “First Time” HERE.

With over 2 billion streams and a triple-platinum certification for the breakout solo single “Strip That Down” [feat. Quavo], Liam Payne has emerged as a pop powerhouse in his own right. “Strip That Down” notably tallied worldwide sales of 10 million-plus in addition to standing out as “one of the biggest-selling singles of 2017” and “the biggest-selling solo single from any current member of One Direction.” He garnered a Teen Choice Award for “Familiar” [feat. J Balvin] and joined forces with Rita Ora on “For You” from the chart-topping Official Soundtrack for Fifty Shades Freed.

Liam Payne’s EP

Get ready because Liam Payne will be releasing his brand new EP, First Time, on August 24th.

To make things even better, the song features acclaimed hip-hop artist French Montana.

“As you may know, the last few months have seen some big changes for me…I looked at some of the songs on my album which were done a while ago and they fell from another age. I’m determined for my debut album to truly represent me. I’m now back in the studio working hard to finalize the final few new songs on the record–I’m genuinely excited about the music I’m writing and recording and I can’t wait for it to be ready for you wall,” says Payne.

With over 2 billion streams and a triple-platinum certification for the breakout song single “Strip That Down,” Payne has emerged as a pop powerhouse in his own right.

“Strip That Down” notably tallied worldwide sales of 10 million-plus in addition to standing out as “one of the biggest-selling singles of 2017” and “the biggest-selling solo single from any current member of One Direction.”

He garnered a Teen Choice Award for “Familiar” and joined forces with the one and only Rita Ora on “For You” from the chart-topping official soundtrack for the steamy Fifty Shades Freed which you can watch and listen to here.

So, prepare yourself world because Payne definitely has some more tricks up his sleeve when it comes to new music.

 

 

 

 

Teyana Taylor

TEYANA TAYLOR RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SOPHOMORE ALBUM K.T.S.E. VIA G.O.O.D. MUSIC/DEF JAM RECORDINGS

K.T.S.E. (KEEP THAT SAME ENERGY) PRODUCED ENTIRELY BY KANYE WEST
LISTEN TO KTSE HERE

(June 22, 2018 – New York, NY) R&B superstar, dancer/choreographer, actress, model, and Harlem native Teyana Taylor releases her highly anticipated sophomore album, K.T.S.E. today via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings. Produced entirely by Kanye West, the seven-track album is the fifth and final installment in the historic weekly series of G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam releases this month.

K.T.S.E.– Keep That Same Energy – is the long-awaited follow-up to 2014’s VII, Teyana’s G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam debut album. VII’s top 10 R&B/Hip-Hop single, “Maybe” featuring Yo Gotti and Pusha T has collected over 16 million YouTube views to date.

K.T.S.E. was unveiled Thursday night at a livestreamed listening event on the Universal Studios lot in Los Angeles. Universal’s famed “New York” set was transformed into Taylor’s native Harlem, with street signs pointing to 141 Street and Lenox Avenue, while mock-NYPD cruisers flashed their blue and red lights into the Hollywood night. The event was livestreamed on Twitter, and featured merch designed by Cali Thornhill DeWitt. Teyana Taylor merchandise is available now at her exclusive online store: https://shop.teyanataylor.com/

Teyana Taylor is one of the most versatile entertainers of her generation. As a respected recording artist, dancer, choreographer, fitness aficionado, actress and model, she has made waves across a variety of fields. Her Vh1 reality show Teyana & Iman was highly successful, with the finale coming in as the #1 watched show on cable television on a Monday night in the 9pm time slot. Teyana opened Junie Bee’s Nail Salon, a 90’s inspired salon in Harlem in an exclusive partnership with OPI Products. Coming up, she will star alongside Blair Underwood and recording artists French Montana in the Netflix film The Afterparty. She will also star in BET’s scripted series, Hit The Floor, premiering on July 10, with upcoming movie The Trap with Mike Epps and T.I. following. Her collection with GCDS launched recently in addition to her ongoing partnership with her own Reebok shoe line. Her recent Pretty Little things x Karl Kani collaboration sold out in a whopping 19 minutes.
Teyana’s dance performance in Kanye West’s “Fade” music video became a global viral sensation, attracting 100 million + YouTube views, and won the 2017 MTV VMA for “Best Choreography”.

BOOHOO MAN

Boohoo MAN presents Illumanate Festival

WHO: boohoo MAN

WHAT: UK retailer, Boohoo Man presents the Illumanate Festival hosted by DJ Khaled with a special performance by Rich The Kid

WHERE: At The P 832 N. Cole Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

WHEN: Monday, June 11, 2018

8PM – 11PM

WHY: The festival themed party featured an A-List special performance from Rich the Kid hosted by DJ Khaled and carnival activations throughout the space including childhood favorite carnival games, a ferris wheel, games, balloons and custom stations.

NOTABLES: DJ Khaled, Rich The Kid, Saweetie, Brittany Furlan, Elisa Johnson, Mack Wilds, Shaun Ross, Nick Joseph & Dan Rue, Terrence J, French Montana, King Bach, Steph Lecor , Brittany Sky, Jazz Anderson, Lyric, Christina Milian, Myles O’Neal, ETC.

AFTERCLUV RELEASES ‘OLHA A EXPLOSÃO’ REMIX

Aftercluv releases a brand new blockbuster remix of MC Kevinho’s global smash ‘Olha A Explos’ featuring 2 ChainzNacho, and French Montana at all digital retailers in a unique partnership with Universal Music Brazil and Capitol Records remiering exclusively via HipHopDX. Get it HERE.

The remix transforms the wild Brazilian funk of ‘Olha A Explos’ into a sexy international affair. Atlanta’s finest 2 Chainz ignites the track with raw trap heat as Moroccan superstar French Montana turns up with a fiery cameo of his own. Venezuela’s Nacho adds South American flavor of his own as MC Kevinho carries the unshakable hook across borders. Be on the lookout for the music video’s premiere very soon.

The original ‘Olha A Explos’ generated a staggering 623 million YouTube views and counting as well as 154 million-plus Spotify streams. The remix is primed to pop off even more though as the song approaches the 1 billion mark.

‘Olha A Explos’ upholds a scorching hot streak for Aftercluv. The label recently dropped a powerhouse remix of MC Fioti’s ‘Bum Bum Tam Tam’ [feat. Future, J Balvin, Stefflon Don, & Juan Magan]. Billboard recently chronicled the company’s burgeoning success in a comprehensive feature. Aftercluv, Universal Music Latin Entertainments’ dance division, builds a bridge between Latin America and the rest of the world, keeping bodies moving on dance floors from continent to continent. Founded in 2015 and based in Los Angeles, the company operates another U.S. office in Miami and nine other countries in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.

Stay tuned for more Aftercluv very soon.

Aftercluv Releases Remix of MC Kevinho’s “Ohla A Explosão”

Today, Aftercluv releases a brand new blockbuster remix of MC Kevinho’s global smash Olha A Explosão featuring 2 Chainz, Nacho, and French Montana at all digital retailers in a unique partnership with Universal Music Brazil and Capitol Records premiering exclusively via HipHopDX.
Get it HERE.
The remix transforms the wild Brazilian funk of Olha A Explosão into a sexy international affair. Atlanta’s finest 2 Chainz ignites the track with raw trap heat as Moroccan superstar French Montana turns up with a fiery cameo of his own. Venezuela’s Nacho adds South American flavor of his own as MC Kevinho carries the unshakable hook across borders. Be on the lookout for the music video’s premiere very soon.
The original Olha A Explosão a staggering 643 million YouTube views and counting as well as 154 million-plus Spotify streams. The remix is primed to pop off even more though as the song approaches the 1 billion mark.
Olha A Explosão upholds a scorching hot streak for Aftercluv. The label recently dropped a powerhouse remix of MC Fioti’s Bum Bum Tam Tam [feat. Future,& J Balvin, Stefflon Don, Juan Magan]. Billboard recently chronicled the company’s burgeoning success in a comprehensive feature. Aftercluv, Universal Music Latin Entertainments’ dance division, builds a bridge between Latin America and the rest of the world, keeping bodies moving on dance floors from continent to continent. Founded in 2015 and based in Los Angeles, the company operates another U.S. office in Miami and nine other countries in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.
Stay tuned for more from Aftercluv very soon.

STEFFLON DON TOUR

STEFFLON DON

ANNOUNCES SELECT U.S. TOUR DATES

NAMED BEST NEW ARTIST AT 2018 NME AWARDS

Stefflon Don is the Bougie Star that Rap needs.

Continuing to make waves around the world, British-Jamaican rapper, singer, and songwriter Stefflon Don will touch down in July for a handful of intimate stateside performances.

The headline run kicks off July 10 at Slims in San Francisco, CA before rolling through Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA July 12, and concluding Greatest Day Ever Music & Arts Festival in Brooklyn, NY July 14.

Fans may access tickets early via a special pre-sale Thursday March 1 at 10am local time. General on-sale begins Friday March 2 at 10am local time.

Tickets are available: SAN FRANCISCO, LOS ANGELES, BROOKLYN

This news comes hot on the heels of yet another milestone for the breakout talent. She just took home Best New Artist at the 2018 NME Awards following her Best Newcomer win at the MOBO Awards last month.

Repeatedly garnering widespread critical acclaim, Entertainment Weekly included her among its recent feature entitled, Meet the 8 artists who will rule 2018 Billboard detailed her rise in an extensive profile, and Apple Music pegged her as its first Up Next rising-star. Impressively, Stefflon Don’s gold-certified single Hurtin’ Me (feat French Montana) has garnered over 100 million streams and is one of Spotify’s Top 200 Listened-To Artists in the World.

Everything has set the stage for her forthcoming new mixtape coming this Spring. A dancehall diva, a grime gangsta, and royal rap renegade, she attracted collaborations and features with everyone from French Montana, Sean Paul,Jeremih, Charli XCX and Demi Lovato to Lil Yachty and Skepta in addition to sharing the stage with Migos, Future and Pusha T.

Stefflon Don surged onto the worldwide hip-hop scene in 2016. The artist’s debut Real Ting Mixtape announced her arrival with a bang snagging nods for BBC Sound of 2017 and i-D’s Class of 2017. Most recently she was hailed as YouTube’s Artist On The Rise, and one of three nominees for the prestigious Brits Critics Choice award.

A runway-ready force, tastemakers have unanimously applauded her fierce style and fiery fashion. Now, she’s primed to bring the culture to new heights in 2018.

Tour Dates

7/10 Slims, San Francisco, CA

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7/12 Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA

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7/14 Greatest Day Ever Music & Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY

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