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Maxo Releases New Album

“GRITTY, STYLISH, AND LOW-KEY COOL”: MAXO RELEASES HIS CRITICALLY HERALDED NEW ALBUM LIL BIG MAN

LISTEN HERE

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “IN MY PENNY’s” HERE

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “TIME” HERE

TRACKLIST

  1. Time
  2. Strongside
  3. Kinfolk
  4. No Love (feat. Lojii)
  5. In My Penny’s
  6. Lucky
  7. Headphones
  8. 605
  9. Crown Heights
  10. Quiktoldme

“The rising LA rapper started his rap career just a few short years ago, but he already raps with the kind of wise, world-weary delivery that some artists don’t develop until they’ve been at it for twice as long….He raps his ass off, he tells introspective stories and tackles some heavy topics, and his words and delivery are both sharp.” – Brooklyn Vegan

“Maxo’s music showcases an underlying grittiness that effortlessly matches his stylish sound: a balance of low-key cool with a weariness that only comes from having to grow up too soon.” – Pitchfork

“The video suits the textured track wonderfully, complimenting its inviting sounds. With the swirling camera and gentle color pallette, it’s the perfect introduction to Maxo’s music.” – Complex

ABOUT MAXO

Maxo, 23, started recording his musings just a few years ago, inspired by his older brother’s struggles in coping with the world around him.  

“That was around the time of Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin,” Maxo recalls clearly. “Just being a Black man will take a toll on you, whether you recognize it or not. That, in combination with trying to find yourself. It will drive you crazy. He lost his shit.” A middle child (he has a younger brother), it was tough to see his older bro—who loved to rap—hit a rough patch. When society stressed him out of his love of music, Maxo picked it up for him.

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Undisputed Episode 3

WATCH UNDISPUTED EPISODE 3 “FEED BOTH WOLVES” NOW ON WORLDSTARHIPHOP!

WATCH EPISODE  HERE

UNDISPUTED OUT NOW | LISTEN HERE

Bay Area native Sneakk went from working in fast food to signing with Def Jam all in less than a year. Now the SOBxRBE affiliate is poised to break out, already securing a track with YG and Tyga and with more fire on the way. The journey hasn’t been easy, but Sneakk’s ability to maintain his gangster while unleashing unique vocals showcases his perfect balance as an artist. Def Jam’s UNDISPUTED album is out now.

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

Fuse Documentary “Fatherhood”

Part documentary, part musical performance, all heart. This new style of film delivers powerful, shocking and uplifting stories, told through the lens of music culture. Featuring genre spanning songs from hip-hop to blues, FATHERHOOD follows young people in Memphis, Los Angeles, New York and London as they write and perform songs that address healing, with the goal of closing the gap between children and their fathers.

Directed by Ben Gregor – who worked with APCH in South Central LA, The Door in NYC, STAX Music Academy in Memphis and Homeboy Industries in LA, as well as young people formerly of Kids Company in London – FATHERHOOD explores the reasons why some fathers choose to remain absent, the impact on their kids and families and the discovery of new and innovative ways forward.

Chanel West’s Debut Music Video

CHANEL WEST COAST DROPS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO “THE MIDDLE”

Fresh, New Stylized Track Features The Hip Hop Star Showing Off Her Vocal Prowess

Hip Hop artist Chanel West Coast quietly dropped a new music video “The Middle,” her directorial debut, which also shows off her vocal prowess. The fresh, highly stylized track features a unique, vintage aesthetic, presenting an artistic throwback to a beloved golden era.  “The Middle” was shot and edited by Pat Clark. West Coast did her own styling for the piece. Check it out here.

Comments West Coast: “I wanted to make a song that expressed how I was feeling as well as making a song that other people could relate to. I think we all feel stuck in the middle of something at certain points in our life. We all chase dreams and get shut down a lot before those dreams eventually come true. Sometimes in life you just feel stuck in a rut you can’t get out of and that’s basically how I was feeling when I wrote the song. I want people to know that chasing your dreams is not easy and I hope that this song will inspire them to keep going because that’s why I made it. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to keep going and this song was what told me to never give up.”   

West Coast, who was recently featured on For Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, currently stars on the MTV hit show “Ridiculousness” with Rob Dyrdek, has prolifically been releasing new tracks and content for well over a decade. She started writing and plotting her trajectory much earlier on while still in grade school. Her breakthrough came in 2012 when she was signed by ‘Lil Wayne to his then label Young Money. She quickly released her first track “Karl,” an ode to legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, complemented by a provocative, high fashion music video shot at downtown LA’s iconic Los Angeles Theatre. “Karl” marked the first single from her ‘Now You Know’ mixtape.  At the 2014 BET Awards, West Coast and her Young Money label mates were awarded ‘Best New Group,’ which they collectively accepted on stage.

Following the success of ‘Now You Know,’ she’s released her second mixtape ‘Waves’ featuring the single “I Like New Ft. YG,” and has continued to consistently release new music, often collaborating with name artists.

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BOOGIE × EMINEM

Boogie drops video for “Rainy Days” featuring Eminem off debut album Everything’s For Sale. 

 

 

 

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2 Chainz Joins HBO’s The Shop

2 CHAINZ JOINS LEBRON JAMES & THE CAST OF HBO’s THE SHOP ON MARCH 1ST!

RAP OR GO TO THE LEAGUE A&R’D BY LEBRON JAMES OUT FRIDAY, MARCH 1ST

WATCH THE FIRST AND SECOND TRAILER FOR THE 2 CHAINZ X LEBRON JAMES APPLE MUSIC INTERVIEW HERE & HERE

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Dreamville Take Over At NBA All Star Weekend

DREAMVILLE TAKES OVER NBA ALL STAR WEEKEND

Exclusive Merch Pop Up, Secret Brunch & “Overtime” Showcase

Feb 15 – 17th in Charlotte, NC

J Cole To Perform at Official All Star Half-Time Show

Back on home turf, J Cole’s Dreamville collective are taking over NBA All Star Weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina.The artists who made noise at the top of the year with the legendary Dreamville sessions, are banding together again for one weekend with a series of activations including a weekend long pop up shop featuring exclusive limited edition merchandise, a Dreamville brunch and a showcase featuring Dreamville acts (and special surprise guests) taking place after the All Star game. Fans might expect a preview of what’s to come from the upcoming Dreamville Revenge of The Dreamers III compilation project.