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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.

MoneyBagg Yo – Time Served

Today, hip-hop artist MoneyBagg Yo announced the release of his highly-anticipated, third studio album, Time Served, via N-Less Entertainment/Interscope Records. The new album includes collaborations with Future, Da Baby, Lil Baby, Megan thee Stallion, Summer Walker, Fredo Bang and more.

Listen to Time Served by Moneybagg Yo HERE.

MoneyBagg Yo first premiered the lead single from Time Served – “All Dat” (with Megan Thee Stallion) – in Oct. 2019 and the song quickly amassed over 10 million streams on Spotify. Earlier this month, he unveiled his latest single “U Played (featuring Lil Baby),” which was produced by multiplatinum producer Tay Keith.

Time Served marks MoneyBagg Yo’s first full-length project since 43va Heartless, which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 in May 2019. The album included appearances from Offset, Lil Durk, and Kevin Gates as well as the gold-certified single “Dior” feat. Gunna.

Earlier this week, Bagg also announced that he signed a management deal with Roc Nation.

 

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Lil Baby – Sum 2 Prove

Lil Baby has shared his latest song “Sum 2 Prove”, out today on Quality Control Music / Wolfpack Global / Motown Records / Capitol Records. Earlier this week Baby performed his current hit song “Woah” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon which has earned over 250 million global streams since its release, earning over 25 million streams per week. The song has also been used in over 250K Triller videos and over 100K TikTok videos with fans showing off their dance moves to “Woah”. Baby’s largest hit to date “Drip Too Hard” with Gunna is nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Performance, marking Baby’s first Grammy nomination.

In 2019 Baby had three #1 songs at urban radio and has earned over 10+ billion global streams to date, firmly establishing him as one of the most dominant forces in rap. 

Listen to “Sum 2 Prove” HERE 

Watch Lil Baby perform “Woah” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon HERE 

Watch the Grammy-nominated “Drip Too Hard” video HERE

SKITZ KRAVEN CELEBRATES NEW YEAR WITH MUSIC; LAUNCHES #NEWMUSICMONDAYS SEASON 3

STARTS MONDAY, JANUARY 6 WITH “BAD DAY”

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Midwest-bred, multifaceted rapper-singer-songwriter and the self-styled horrorcore master of hip-hop sKitz Kraven launches Season 3 of his highly anticipated and acclaimed “New Music Mondays” program starting Monday, January 6. New Music Monday has been a staple fan favorite for years and 2020 brings it back with vengeance. Keep watch and experience a new track every Monday on all platforms. Kraven will release a music video each month as part of New Music Mondays to give fans even more content to devour.

Kraven kicks off his #NewMusicMondays tradition with the first single titled ‘Bad Day.” He says, “If you’ve been a victim of the Monday blues or just a bad day overall, then this track will let you know that you are not the only one going through this.” As sKitz battles life of fame and money, he also relates to the general public by talking about fake friends and everyday struggles. “New Music Mondays are a New Year’s gift to the fans who have sustained me,” he adds. “I’m rewarding their loyalty and support the only way I know how—with more music.”

“If you mix Eminem, Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, and Stephen King with a little bit of Tim Burton, you get me,” continues Kraven. However, with three full-length albums, including his most recent full-length, Hollow, and multiple smash singles—including his most popular single “That’s All,” which currently has over 5,416,000 views on YouTube and 6,793,086 streams on Spotify–sKitz is already on track to become something much bigger than “horrorcore.” Kraven could well deserve the sobriquet: the “Marilyn Manson” of hip hop.

Using rap music as a coping mechanism to handle his mental health diagnoses and to overcome addiction—which he discusses frankly and transparently in this video, sKitz’s lyrics can tend towards the raw and emotive, allowing listeners an escape of their own and feel solidarity that they aren’t alone in their struggles.

However, while some of his music may be heavy and grimy—much like the horror movies he grew up on and pays homage to in his music and videos—he’s also built his huge, fanatical following by being versatile with singles that delve into lighter, more mainstream genres including R&B love songs, hip-hop bangers and club mixes, including his previous singles, “Pardon the Interruption,” “Already Dead,” “Breathe” and “Starting 5.”

Kraven’s future plans include a live tour, news videos and a compilation album from the songs premiered on NMM Season 3.

About sKitz Kraven:

sKitz Kraven is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin currently, living in Los Angeles, California. With a horrorcore aesthetic and a versatile catalog, sKitz Kraven is making a large impact in the underground hip hop scene. Kraven is best known for his most popular singles “Magic” and “That’s All”. After releasing an EP titled After Hours, 2 mixtapes ( Wonderland and Black Snow) and 2 compilation albums ( #NewMusicMondays (The Collection) and #NewMusicMondays (The Collection Vol. 2)), and his most recent album Hollow, Kraven has gained a cult following with a worldwide fan base. With his dark sound, intense rhyme scheme and in-your-face delivery, sKitz Kraven is impossible to ignore.

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Moneybagg Yo – U Played

Moneybagg Yo returns today with his first single of 2020, “U Played.” Bagg recruited Atlanta-rapper Lil Baby for the Tay Keith-produced track which he announced via his socials this week, describing it as “one of them outta here junts… ready or not”. The track has already reached #5 on YouTube trending since its release. “U Played” follows Moneybagg’s single with Megan Thee Stallion “All Dat” which dropped in October of last year.

Check out “U Played” by Moneybagg Yo and Lil Baby HERE.

 

GRAMMY®, Lil Nas X, Old Town Road, Barack Obama, RIAA, Derrek Kupish, 10,000,000 units sold, diamond, MTV VMA Moonmen, BET, 360 MAGAZINE, Billy Ray Cyrus

President Obama Lists Old Town Road

Former President Barack Obama ranked Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road (Billy Ray Cyrus Remix),” a song also included on his Summer Playlist, as one of his favorite songs of the year.

“I stand here with the most humble heart that Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ featuring BRC is still on Former President Barack Obama’s official playlist of 2019. What a way to cap off the year,” said Billy Ray Cyrus.

Old Town Road (Billy Ray Cyrus Remix)” continues touching audiences and all ages worldwide as the pair are up for 3 nominations at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY®Awards in the all genre Record Of The Year and Best Music Video categories, as well as Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, which air January 26 on CBS. These latest nominations brings Cyrus’ total GRAMMY® nods to 7 over the course of his impressive career. 

The GRAMMY® nominations follow Cyrus and Lil Nas X’s win at the American Music Awards for Favorite Song Hip-Hop/Rap and the Country Music Association Awards for Musical Event of the Year. In addition, Cyrus and Lil Nas X took home two MTV VMA Moonmen for Song of the Year and Best Direction, as well as two trophies at the BET Hip Hop Awards for Best Collab, Duo or Group and Single of the Year.

This is all on the on the heels of the song being certified diamond by the RIAA. Not only is “Old Town Road (Billy Ray Cyrus remix)” the first song of 2019 to gain the diamond recognition, it is the first in the RIAA’s history to meet the minimum requirement of 10,000,000 units sold so quickly.

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. Recently, Cyrus has shattered records with Lil Nas X with the global smash, “Old Town Road,” which remained No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 19 consecutive weeks.

*Photo credit: Derrek Kupish

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DaBaby, Xbox, Big Brothers Big Sisters, LA, 360 MAGAZINE

DABABY × XBOX

DaBaby “sleighs” as DaSanta with a big surprise this holiday season by giving Xbox consoles to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles – just one of many exciting collabs to come between DaBaby and Xbox.
 

Watch HERE.

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CITY MORGUE VOL 2

Hikari-Ultra/Republic Records duo City Morgue debuts at number one on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart and in the top 20 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart today with their new album CITY MORGUE VOL 2: AS GOOD AS DEAD.Despite being in the rock categories on all of the digital service platforms and number one on the Apple Music Rock Albums chart, Billboard went in a different direction, placing it on their urban genre chart. 

Impressively generating over two million total streams in under two weeks, the pair—SosMula and ZillaKami—launch a full-scale infiltration of both the rock and hip hop marketplace with this culture-splitting album. These two urban kids from a new generation are making waves to bring new life to rock music, with a hip-hop touch.

The 17-track album is executive produced by legendary producer Mike Dean andfeatures their previously released single “THE BALLOONS.” On the album, the duo 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 partnered with Bravado to create exclusive merch surrounding the release of their new album that sold out in three days and collaborated with A$AP Bari’sVLONE to create t-shirts, sweatshirts, bandanas and more that sold out in 72 hours.

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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YOUNG THUG – DELUX ALBUM

Consider this deluxe album your early holiday treat from iconic rapper and multi-platinum selling Young Stoner Life Records label head Young Thug, who had a massively successful 2019. So Much Fun sold over 131k units its first week, reaching #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, making it his highest selling album to date. Lead single “The London (feat. J. Cole & Travis Scott)” is already Platinum certified and is nominated for a GRAMMY award for Best Rap/Sung Performance. With over 1.5 billion streams in total consumption, inclusion in over 20 ‘Best Of 2019’ lists including Pitchfork, GQ, and Rolling Stone, the So Much Fun’s popularity and impact on culture is undeniable. 
The deluxe album features previously unreleased tracks “Diamonds (feat. Gunna)”, “Hop Off A Jet (Travis Scott)”, “Die Today”, and “Millions”. 

Check out the album HERE.

Check out the music video for Boy Back feat. Nav HERE.