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MARSHMELLO + TYGA + CHRIS BROWN, “LIGHT IT UP”

MARSHMELLO + TYGA + CHRIS BROWN RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO, “LIGHT IT UP”

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With the new single “Light It Up,” Marshmello brings Tyga and Chris Brown back together for the first time since their 2016 track, “Rumorz.” The three artists wrote the infectious new party anthem together. Released today by Astralwerks, “Light It Up” is available for download / streaming HERE. The official video was unveiled today in a YouTube Premiere, and saw its broadcast premiere on BET Jams and BET Hip Hop. Rolling up to the club in the custom Marshmello truck made by RDB LA, Marshmello, Tyga and Chris Brown proceed to light up a boring birthday celebration with an electrifying performance and a bling-laden cake. The clip was directed by Arrad, who has helmed previous videos for Tyga and Brown. View “Light It Up” HERE.

Marshmello has been nominated for three Billboard Music Awards: Top Dance/Electronic Artist and for his massive hit with Bastille, “Happier” Top Collaboration and Top Dance/Electronic Song. With nearly 10 million adjusted singles sold, “Happier” is his biggest track to date. Marshmello has continued his remarkable run with singles featuring Roddy Ricch, CHVRCHES, Pritam and SVDDEN DEATH plus an EP with San Francisco Bay Area rappers SOB x RBE, Roll the Dice, which was released earlier this month.

ABOUT MARSHMELLO

Marshmello’s star continues to rise as the famously masked artist breaks boundaries across the industry. With chart-topping singles and collaborations with the likes of Bastille, Selena Gomez, Migos, Khalid, Logic and more, Marshmello has clocked a staggering 2+ billion streams across Spotify alone and with over 40 million monthly listeners on the platform, he’s the fourth most streamed artist in the world on Spotify. His smash single “Happier” with Bastille topped the charts around the world, with cumulative streams nearing one billion. Certified Platinum in the U.S., “Happier” held the No. 1 position for three consecutive weeks on Billboard’s BDS and Mediabase/Top 40 Radio Airplay chart. The song also topped Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Streaming chart and Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart. His hit “FRIENDS” with Anne-Marie peaked at #2 at Pop radio and spent over 25 weeks on the Top 40 Charts. Certified double Platinum in the U.S. and U.K. and certified triple Platinum in Canada, “FRIENDS” ranked #1 on both iTunes and Shazam’s worldwide charts, with over 500 million overall streams. 2017’s “Wolves” ft. Selena Gomez peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and #5 at Top 40 radio, and Marshmello himself ranked #4 overall on Billboard’s 2018 Dance List.

Marshmello made headlines recently when he partnered with Epic Games to throw the first ever in-game concert, inside Fortnite. The groundbreaking event drew millions of excited players who tuned in to watch the live concert at Pleasant Park, within the game. The Verge described it as an “unprecedented moment in gaming” and Forbes called it “a triumph.”

Recently featured on the cover of the Forbes magazine “30 Under 30” issue, the world-renowned DJ / producer has won numerous awards, including two iHeartRadio Music Awards, an American Music Award and an MTV EMA Award.

ABOUT TYGA

Tyga is an RIAA-certified Platinum rapper who remains a hip-hop fixture with his dedicated and growing following of millions across social media. What sets Tyga apart is his authentic and statement-heavy music. His seventh studio album, KYOTO, detailed the transformation of Tyga’s style, giving listeners an “808s and Heartbreak” vibe, speaking on relatable topics of relationships and breakups.

His chart-topping history includes 31 hits on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and sales of 638K albums, 12.2 million digital songs and 1.4 billion on-demand streams. His RIAA-Certified accomplishments include the 4x Platinum hits “Rack City” and “Taste” (feat. Offset), the 2x Platinum “Faded” and five additional Gold records.

ABOUT CHRIS BROWN

Chris Brown, a consummate entertainer who has shifted the climate of R&B culture since his 2005 debut, has sold in excess of 30 million albums worldwide and has surpassed over 10 billion audio streams across digital outlets to date. Brown has won more than 125 awards, including a GRAMMY for his album F.A.M.E. in 2011. He has amassed over 7.5 billion YouTube views including over 40 music videos that each have more than 100 million views, earning him the title of male artist with the most Vevo certified videos ever and Diamond status from the streaming platform.

A chart-topping force, Brown has made more Billboard Hot 100 entries since the start of his career than any contemporary male singer alive to date, spending 160 consecutive weeks charting on the Hot 100. His last album, Heartbreak On A Full Moon, has been streamed over 1 billion times on Spotify and has been certified 2x Platinum. The album spent more than a year on the Billboard 200.

ABOUT ASTRALWERKS

Established in New York City and now finding its new home in the historic Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, Astralwerks was the brainchild of staffers at Caroline Records who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the emerging electronic and ambient scene. Having reached a milestone of 25 years, Astralwerks has quickly become a modern, artist-first label with a true focus on nurturing talent across the electronic genre and beyond. Acting with a scalable, independent and global thinking mentality with the capability to tap into the resources of a major label, has allowed Astralwerks to retain and sign up-and-coming artists such as Illenium, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, Sigma and Axwell /\ Ingrosso. As a testament to this pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY  nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many more.

VALEE “YOU AND ME BOTH”

VALEE SHARES THE WEALTH ON NEW RECORD “YOU AND ME BOTH” 

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“Valee is changing the sound of hip-hop in 2018, one unpredictable verse at a time.”RollingStone

Valee’s innovative style makes it impossible to predict what might come next.”Pitchfork

“Valee doesn’t sound like anything happening in Chicago hip-hop right now.” – Noisey

 

ABOUT VALEE:
In an era when aspiring public figures broadcast constantly in an effort to maximize their brand value, Valee’s coolly laconic stands apart. With short songs and a soft-spoken style, his unpredictable raps sketch subjects with a droll eye for detail over a bass-heavy canvas. This is trap music for the connoisseur, for fans of clever lyrics and effortless style. Valee grew up on Chicago’s South Side. When he received toys as a child, he would break them apart to figure out how they worked, a method he applies to his own process with music today:  “Sometimes I rap and cut and copy and paste and move parts around and it changes the whole song, for the better.” His music career began when, intent on buying a gaming system, he stopped at Guitar Center instead. “I just wanted to make beats better than what I hear on my mixtapes or on the radio, and I wanted to rap on it. I wasn’t thinking about anyone else at all.” His counterintuitive approach across five mixtapes and his G.O.O.D. Music debut EP, GOOD job, You Found Me, has captured the ears of artists and music aficionados alike, drawn to his unorthodox approach.

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Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus ‘Old Town Road’ Remix

LIL NAS X ENLISTS BILLY RAY CYRUS FOR ‘OLD TOWN ROAD’ REMIX

Always one to be inspired by originality, Billy Ray Cyrus is lending his distinctive vocal style and clever lyrics to Lil Nas X’s already viral sensation, “Old Town Road.” In a just-released remix, Cyrus adds ‘a throaty verse that emphasizes the triumphant aspects of Lil Nas X’s hit: fancy jewelry, expensive cars and living a stress-free life (Rolling Stone).’

CLICK HERE to listen to “Old Town Road.”

“I loved the song the first time I heard it. Country music fans decide what they like. Not critics or anyone else. Waylon Jennings once told me every once in a while the industry outlaws someone because they’re different. Country music fans don’t need to be defined by critics. I’ve always said, don’t think inside the box, don’t think outside the box. Think like there is no box. So, I’m honored to collaborate with Lil Nas X on Old Town Road,” said Cyrus.

The song featuring Cyrus is available on all streaming services now. As Rolling Stone notes, “Cyrus announces himself immediately by singing the first hook: “I’m gonna take my horse to the old town road/ I’m gonna ride ’til I can’t no more.” He shows up again towards the end of the banjo-heavy hip-pop single.”

The multi-media entertainment icon will release his own studio album, The SnakeDoctor Circus, via BMG this spring (release date to be announced soon).

About Billy Ray Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus became a household name over the course of his unprecedented career which spans across music, television and theater. Throughout his nearly three decade career, Cyrus has achieved worldwide success as a singer, songwriter, actor and producer. The Flatwoods, KY native exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard album chart at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. The lead single, “Achy Breaky Heart,” became a phenomenon as the single went multi-platinum. After “Achy Breaky Heart,” Cyrus followed up with back to back hits “It Could’ve Been Me,” “She’s Not Crying Anymore,” “Wher’m I Gonna Live When I Get Home?” and the anthemic “Some Gave All.” Cyrus knocked himself out of the top Billboard position with the his second No. 1 album, It Won’t Be The Last, featuring smash hits “In the Heart of a Woman,” “Words By Heart” and “Somebody New.” Cyrus followed up with dozens more that defined country music. “To me, my most defining moment in country was being joined by George Jones and Loretta Lynn on my self-penned ‘Country Music Has the Blues,’” said Cyrus. He also enjoyed a successful career as an actor in “Doc” and “Still The King,” as well as the Disney series “Hannah Montana” with his daughter Miley Cyrus.

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New Mixtape From Cee Kay

CEE KAY RELEASES NEW MIXTAPE BLOOD ON MY HANDS TODAY

RELEASES NEW VIDEO “DEJA VU”

Rapper Cee Kay releases his new mixtape Blood On My Hands today. The 11-track project features his previously released tracks ““Pressure” ft. YoungBoy Never Broke Again,” “No Remorse” and “Dangerous.” His new track “Deja Vu” also appears on the tape, with the video premiering today on Worldstarhiphop.

Listen to Blood On My Hands: HERE

Pine Bluff, Arkansas rapper Cee Kay is geared to become a force in rap, maintaining a credo of remaining true to himself and the code of the streets. Within days of release, his buzz single “Pressure” (featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again) surpassed over half a million views and still counting, a testament to the power young Cee Kay holds when he delivers his vividly honest rhymes. Cee Kay began building his buzz, working the internet and dropping loosie tracks with videos to match. He soon reached the eyes and ears of Hikari Ultra Co-CEOs Mel Carter and P. The stage is now set for his new mixtape Blood On My Hands, where Cee Kay delivers on the same vibe he brought to “Pressure” and his other street singles, only elevated.

Blood On My Hands Tracklist

  1. No Remorse
  2. Pressure ft. NBA Youngboy
  3. Menace
  4. Nightlife
  5. Reaction
  6. Deja Vu
  7. Dangerous
  8. Predator
  9. Murder Scene
  10. Royalty
  11. Winning

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Birdman & Juvenile “Just Another Gangsta”

BIRDMAN & JUVENILE RELEASE NEW ALBUM Just Another Gangsta AVAILABLE TODAY

Available at All Digital Retailers Now

Nodding to the golden age of Cash Money Records, Birdman & Juvenile team up to release their collaborative album J.A.G. at all digital retailers today.

Short for “Just Another Gangster,” both the album title and lead single “J.A.G.” take you back to the bouncy bling era of the label by reuniting legendary Co-Founder and multi-platinum rapper Birdman with Southern luminary and fellow icon Juvenile. The larger-than-life music video already surpassed 4.3 million YouTube/VEVO views, and the song impacted radio in February where it continues rising.

On the track, these two New Orleans titans lock into a lyrical back-and-forth before delivering a chanting refrain over a slick bass line and steady beat. With a whole lot of swag and style. It’s as infectious and icy as anything they’ve ever done together, and it evokes the timeless nature of their chemistry initially honed by way of collaborations from dozens of classic releases.

“J.A.G.” is stacked with bold and big bangers. “Dreams” featuring Choppa showcases more slick Southern flows over acoustic guitar and piano. Choppa brings his own fire to the track as Juvenile turns up with another hummable hook. “Broke” unfolds with street wit and charm, while a bluesy guitar lead gives way to rhyme fireworks on the nostalgic “Back Then.” “From The Bottom” could serve as a mission statement for either Juvenile or Birdman as it documents the come-up to triumph in vivid detail. The album concludes on the hard-hitting and bounce-driven “One Two.”

The entire project sees Birdman and Juvenile rapping with focus and fire that’s always fresh. Additionally, it features production courtesy of Rich Gang in-house team.

Birdman and Juvenile recently engaged a full court press blitz that saw them appearing on multiple television and radio shows. They notably guested on The Wendy Williams Show to perform the title track and speak on the project. Additionally, Juvenile guested on The Breakfast Club, and his appearance racked up a staggering 100K views in under six hours as it approached the 400k mark now.

Be on the lookout for more big news and moves from Birdman, Juvenile, and Cash Money Records in 2019.

Track Listing

  1. JAG
  2. Broke
  3. Back Then
  4. Filthy Money
  5. Breeze
  6. From the Block
  7. Newly Exposed
  8. Tonight
  9. From The Bottom
  10. One Two
  11. Today
  12. Dreams

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Cosha TG “War”

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY! COSHA TG RELEASES “WAR” FT. LIL ZAY OSAMA

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CHICAGO’S COSHA TG – FIRST ARTIST SIGNED TO THE VENTURE – RELEASES TIMBALAND-PRODUCED DEBUT EP SUMMER NIGHTS – LISTEN HERE

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “CALL MY PHONE” HERE

WATCH COSHA TG, TIMBALAND & THE FACTORY IN THE STUDIO HERE

Def Jam Recordings – the Undisputed greatest label in hip-hop history – expands its scope with the signing of an exclusive long-term joint venture agreement with legendary, Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling producer and artist Timbaland and his Mosley Music Group. Buzzworthy Chicago artist Cosha TG’s debut EP, SUMMER NIGHTS – produced by Timbaland and his production team THE factory is out (listen HERE) and is the first project released on Good Vibes Forever/Mosley Music imprint via Def Jam. Cosha TG was signed by Mosley Music president Gary Marella and Good Vibes label head SB.

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Jay-Z Accepts GLAAD Award Wearing FRÈRE

Legendary Hip Hop Icon, Jay-Z wears a custom FRÈRE suit jacket to accept the GLAAD Vanguard Award

When Beyoncé and Jay-Z accepted the Vanguard Award at last night’s GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, they did so in elegant style. The couple, who was honored for their work promoting equal rights for the LGBTQ community, arrived at The Beverly Hilton in dual takes on tuxedo dressing. They appeared perfectly matched with Jay-Z in a pale pink single-breasted blazer and pleated shirt from FRÈRE and Beyoncé wearing tulle accented heels and a black Alexander Wang mini-dress that mimicked the lines of his tux.

GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis previously said “When Beyoncé and JAY-Z speak, the world becomes inspired and when it comes to LGBTQ people, their voices of acceptance have been heard loud and clear. We could not be prouder to stand with them to send a message of love.” The Carters took to the stage to share their experiences with identity and the LGBTQ family members who helped shape their journey. Jay-Z spoke of his mother Gloria and her coming out, referencing her acceptance speech from last year’s ceremony when she was honored with a special recognition award for the song “Smile.”

Who: Jay-Z, Hip Hop ICON & founder of ROC Nation

Where: Beverly Hills, CA – GLAAD Awards @ the Beverly Hilton

What:  Beyoncé and JAY-Z were the guests of honor at the GLAAD awards. Jay Z wears FRÈRE which has quickly become his go-to designer for his recent large events including, this years’ OSCARS Chateau event, his GRAMMY’s Roc Nation brunch & now the GLAAD awards. Jay & longtime stylist June Ambrose works closely with the Creative Director of FRERE, Davidson Frere to select unique fabrications and never seems to shy from a bright pop of color. The impeccable slim fit is quintessentially FRÈRE.

ABOUT FRÈRE: FRÈRE is the new voice of modern fashion. With an obsessive focus on fit and fabrication the FRÈRE brand elevates classic silhouettes with extensive experience in bespoke suiting. FRÈRE brings the expertise forward to express a continuation of this vision of an expansion into a fashion house with the offerings of ready-to-wear collections and accessories with a global presence. All of FRÈRE ‘s garments are hand-made by the finest artisans in the world using the most luxurious materials.

https://www.frereny.com

 

Final Undisputed Episode

WATCH THE FINAL UNDISPUTED EPISODE “THE FUTURE ALWAYS WINS” FEAT. BERNARD JABS, S3NSI MOLLY & LIL BROOK NOW ON WORLDSTARHIPHOP!

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UNDISPUTED OUT NOW | LISTEN HERE

In the final episode of the UNDISPUTED series, the cameras leave the studio and follow young superstar Bernard Jabs to SXSW on his Rockstar shit as he celebrates the release of his debut project, COLDHEARTED.

LISTEN TO COLDHEARTED HERE

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

Melii Releases PhAses

MELII RELEASES MUCH-ANTICIPATED DEBUT PROJECT ‘PHASES’ OUT NOW

Harlem-based singer/songwriter/artist Melii has shared her highly anticipated debut project, PhAses. Released via Rule#1/Interscope Records, PhAses is a daringly candid and powerful portrait of her past, revealing Melii to be a multi-talented force of nature.

Listen to PhAses by Melii HERE.

Featuring appearances by artists like Tory Lanez and Odalys, PhAses includes Melii’s previously released singles “HML” ft. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie (which premiered as a Zane Lowe World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1) and “See Me” (praised by HotNewHipHop as a “baddie anthem” that “serves as a pick me up for those struggling through the dynamics of relationships in the digital era”). In addition, Melii premiered PhAses on Ebro Darden’s show on Apple Music’s Beats 1 this morning. Listen HERE.

In a recent interview with The FADER, Melii explained the meaning behind the title to the deeply intimate Phases. “As women, we go through different emotions,” Melii stated. “Every song has a wrap up, it has a story. It’s a page in my journal.”

Track listing for Phases by Melii

  1. Way Out
  2. Trip
  3. Slow For Me ft. Tory Lanez
  4. Gangsta Talk
  5. False Signal
  6. Copy ft. Odalys
  7. Before I
  8. Mister
  9. HML ft. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie
  10. City Girls
  11. Pretty Girls
  12. See Me
  13. Anime Girls
  14. Feel Me

To celebrate the release of PhAses, Melii is headlining a show tonight at S.O.B.’s (aka Sounds of Brazil) in New York City. Hosted by Shani Kulture, the Who’s Next? show also features Marz Cordero, with music from DJ Juanyto and DJ Camilo. More info HERE.

Earlier this month, Melii wrapped up her run of dates as a can’t-miss support act for Meek Mill’s Motivation Tour. The two artists recently collaborated on “Wit the Shits (W.T.S.),” a track from Meek Mill’s latest album Championships (a #1 hit on the Billboard 200).

Featured on NYLON’s “15 Up-And-Coming Artists To Watch In 2019” list, Melii has previously drawn acclaim for singles like “Icey (Spanish Remix)” (named “one of the year’s starkest rap hits”by Jon Caramanica of the New York Times), “La Envidia Mata” (dubbed a “sledgehammer of a single” by Rolling Stone), and “Como Si Na” (featured on a “5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week” from TIME). In addition, she’s earned admiration from Billboard, who stated that “Every few years, a new artist emerges from Harlem, ready to take on the rap world…In 2018, that spotlight belongs to Melii.”

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Post Malone “Wow” Remix

Post Malone Releases “Wow.” Remix feat. Roddy Ricch & Tyga

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Ahead of his much anticipated double album release this May, Tyga has teamed up with Post Malone & Roddy Ricch for the music video of their “Wow” Remix.

Tyga is having the biggest comeback year – and he is just getting started. Stay tuned for a huge 2019 for mister T-Rawww.