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Jaira Burns Releases “Numb”

Pop artist Jaira Burns (Upscale Music Group/Interscope Records) has just released a brand new song for fans, titled “Numb.” Produced by Thomas Slinger and co-written by Jaira, the mid-tempo track features the singer’s distinct vocals atop a driving pop arrangement. You can listen to “Numb” HERE.

“I love this song for its contrast: The production is so energetic and gives off a party vibe, but the lyrics take on a slightly darker perspective. Sometimes you drink or smoke to temporarily escape reality. This song is for the times when people get faded; not for the reason of having fun, but to feel ‘NUMB’,” says Jaira.

“Numb” marks Jaira’s first single since her contribution to Riot Games’ virtual group K/DA. The quartet debuted their single “POP/STaRS” live during the League of Legends ceremony in Korea last November. The song quickly entered into the top 10 of Billboard’s Pop Digital Song Sales chart and has since amassed a whopping 142M views on Vevo. The project was a fitting end to Jaira’s impressive 2018 where she was named as part of Paper Magazine’s “100 Women Revolutionizing Pop.” With plans to showcase her songwriting abilities, the Pennsylvania native plans to follow up her debut EP, Burn Slow, with new music in 2019.

Boogie Premieres “Silent Ride”

Eminem-signed, Compton-bred rapper Boogie has shared a new single and video titled “Silent Ride.” With the track released via Shady Records/Interscope Records, the video for “Silent Ride” is directed by Gina Gammell and Malcolm Washington for Vanishing Angle production company.

Check out “Silent Ride” by Boogie HERE.

 

Praised by Pitchfork as “one of the West Coast’s most promising young rappers,” Boogie has also announced a January 25th release date for his forthcoming album, Everything’s For Sale. The album marks his first full-length for Shady Records/Interscope Records.

 

Since making his debut for Shady Records/Interscope Records in December 2017, Boogie has released such acclaimed singles as “Self Destruction” and “Deja Vu.” Arriving last August, the latter was hailed by HotNewHipHop as a “smooth new offering” built on “lush basslines.”

 

Born Anthony Dixson, Boogie got his start in music after joining a church choir at the urging of his mother. He soon started writing lyrics and crafting melodies, and later enrolled in Long Beach City College to study recording. With his debut mixtape Thirst 48 arriving in June 2014, Boogie had his breakthrough with The Reach—a 2015 mixtape that spawned the Jahlil Beats-produced “Oh My,” whose viral success cemented him as one of the most refreshingly honest new voices emerging from the West Coast. Releasing Thirst 48 Pt. II in 2016, Boogie found his raw, unfiltered lyricism earning praise from artists like Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, and Eminem, who signed him to Shady Records in October 2017.

 

Melii Releases “See Me”

Harlem-based singer/songwriter/rapper Melii has shared her new track See Me” and its accompanying video. Released via Rule#1/Interscope Records, “See Me” showcases the up-and-coming artist’s hypnotic delivery, bilingual vocal skills, and unapologetic lyrics.

With its video directed by Kristen White, “See Me” finds Melii bringing her signature raw honesty to a sparse and soulful R&B stunner. Set against a laid-back beat and slow-burning groove, the 20-year-old artist’s vocals shift from warm and vulnerable to hypnotically fierce, again proving her powerful charisma as a performer and songwriter.

“See Me” arrives on the heels of “Como Si Na,” an all-Spanish hip-hop ballad released in September. Hailed by Vibe as a “certified banger,” “Como Si Na” landed on a “5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week” from TIME magazine (who noted that Melii is “just as comfortable flexing her attitude as a rapper and modulating her vocals with care, turning the track into an infectious display of her talent”).

Melii’s recent releases also include “La Envidia Mata,” that Rolling Stone praised a “sledgehammer of a single.”

Due out soon, Melii’s debut project Phases is a narrative-based exploration of her past, from the painful memories to the major triumphs that ultimately led to her breakout success. Since first gaining attention with her bilingual remix of Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow,” Melii has 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). She’s alsoearned 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.”

Leven Kali Releases “I Get High When I Think About Us” Three-Song Pack

L.A.-based singer/songwriter/producer Leven Kali has released three new songs, “Mine,” “Thursday,” and “Too High” featuring fellow West Coast artists Buddy and Na’Kel. The tracks, written and co-produced by Leven himself, showcase his ability to display modern romance as a colorful, funk-inspired, and dreamy entity. Leven is due to release his debut full length project in the spring of 2019 on Palm Studios/ Interscope Records. A lyric video for “Thursday” is also out today, directed by Palm Studios.

The new tracks come as a follow up to Leven’s October double-single pack, NunWrong With a Lil’ Good Lovin’, which Billboard said “encompass lush, mellow R&B vibes that resemble Anderson Paak’s surreal sounds and the pop elements of Bruno Mars.” This fall, Leven joined Snoh Aalegra on the west coast leg of her tour.

Leven dropped his acclaimed single “Do U Wrong” ft. Syd back in January. Produced by Zack Sekoff (Vince Staples, Thundercat), the track features a writing contribution from Swedish singer/songwriter Snoh Aalegra. In its glowing review of “Do U Wrong,” Pitchfork stated that Leven “is out to write the next episode of California hip-hop: buttery neo-soul vocalism growling electric guitar, and G-funk thumo.” Leven is scheduled to release his full-length project in 2019.

Sting & Shaggy

Sting and Shaggy are excited to unleash the official video for ‘Gotta Get Back My Baby’ today featuring Golden Globe-nominated actor Steven Bauer (Scarface/Breaking Bad) and directed by Michael Garcia. The track appears on Sting & Shaggy’s collaborative album 44/876 (Cherrytree/A&M/Interscope Records), which to date has spent sixteen weeks atop Billboard’s Reggae chart. Watch the video HERE.

Set in Miami and inspired by the hilarity and hijinks of classic buddy-cop TV shows and films, the light-hearted video sees the pair playing detectives reporting to their police Captain (Bauer) and partnering up for a host of frenzied action and stunts on a mission to find Roxy, a dangerous fugitive, in an exhilarating visual that encapsulates the spirit of the duo’s compelling and dynamic partnership.

The track, co-produced by Teflon (Wyclef Jean, Fat Joe, Ruff Ryders) and Martin Kierszenbaum (Sting, Mylène Farmer, Lady Gaga), appears on Sting and Shaggy’s chart-topping, island-inspired album, 44/876 (Cherrytree/A&M/Interscope Records), which debuted at #1 in Germany and has reached Gold status in both France and Poland.

Check out a making-of the video EPK here: https://bit.ly/2CyAfCO

Hailed “one of the most anticipated concerts of the year” and “a reggae rock dance party that never lets up,” Sting & Shaggy are currently on the road with their 44/876 Tour in North America, before heading to South America later this month in October and Eastern Europe in November. For complete tour itinerary, please visit: www.sting.com/tour.

While in the US, Sting is currently at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 with JuiceWRLD’s “Lucid Dreams” which samples “Shape of My Heart,” written by 16-time Grammy Award winner, Sting and his longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller.

For further information, please visit:
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www.shaggyonline.com
www.cherrytreemusiccompany.com

Ella Mai Drops Visual For “Trip”

10 Summers/Interscope Records songstress, Ella Mai, releases the music video today for her sublime new smash, “Trip.” Produced by Mustard, who discovered the half Irish-half Jamaican beauty on social media three years ago, the single is already blowing up the Billboard Hot 100, moving up nine spots this week to #23. Check out the video HERE.

It has been a remarkable year for Ella Mai. She sold out her first U.S. headlining tour and is featured in YouTube’s Artist On The Rise campaign. In addition, the British singer-songwriter was recently nominated for a pair of 2018 American Music Awards (AMA) for “Favorite Female Artist Soul/R&B” and “Favorite Song Soul/R&B” for her runaway hit, “Boo’d Up.”

After 13 weeks on Billboard magazine’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, that song is officially the longest running number one by a woman this decade. Floored by this latest in a long line of accolades, Ella Mai beams, “Without the fans none of this would be possible… I am truly grateful.”

Ella will be joining Bruno Mars on his 24K Magic World Tour, kicking off her run in Brooklyn, NY at the Barclays Center on October 4th.

Young T.O. Shares Video For “Referee” Ft. DaBoii

Bay Area rapper Yhung T.O. has shared the video for his new single “Referee.” Featuring DaBoii — Yhung T.O.’s bandmate in the Vallejo-bred collective SOB x RBE — “Referee” was released via Rule #1/Interscope Records.

Watch “Referee” by Yhung T.O. ft. DaBoii here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj-kRnelmOk&feature=youtu.be

In the cinematic video for “Referee,” Yhung T.O. juxtaposes images of California sunshine with grittier scenes like an on-foot police chase through neighborhood streets. That contrast mirrors the mix of bright, bouncy melody and emotionally charged vocals at the heart of the song — a Koast-produced track that HotNewHipHop hailed as a “marriage of infectious, head-nodding production and somber reflections of the come-up.”

Now at work on his first full-length solo project, Yhung T.O. signed to Interscope in early 2018 and made his debut for the label with a single called “Misunderstood.” The 19-year-old rapper co-founded SOB x RBE in 2015, and saw the group achieve breakout success when their song “Paramedic!” appeared on the hit soundtrack Black Panther: The Album.

6lack Releasing “East Atlanta Love Letter” Album

GRAMMY nominated singer-songwriter 6LACK, will release his highly anticipated sophomore album East Atlanta Love Letter (EALL) September 14th on LVRN/Interscope Records.  EALL is described as an open love letter from 6LACK to his daughter, family, friends, past and current lovers, and includes difficult questions he’s had to answer while navigating through life. The album explores universal perspectives on love and features the single, “Switch,” which was released this past June.  The announcement of EALL’s release date and album artwork were first seeded out with a total of 20,000 physical postcards mailed to fans, allowing them to be the first to know, as well as the first to tell. Each postcard also features a provocative question that aligns with themes from the upcoming album, like “Do you believe in monogamy?”

6LACK previously released the song and video for “Nonchalant,” which can be seen HERE.  At the core of this song is an attitude of calmness in the midst of intensity and anxiety – a theme that is also expected from the artist’s second studio album.

6LACK’s tour, “From East Atlanta, with Love,” will travel across the United States and the globe, with shows in Canada, Germany, France, Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom. The official tour of 36 shows and 34 dates will span from October to December 2018, and is currently on sale.

From East Atlanta, With Love Tour Dates:

OCT

6 – Rocking The Daisies Festival, Cape Town, South Africa

7 –  In the City Festival, Johannesburg, South Africa

10 – Metropolis Fremantle, Perth, Australia

12- Forum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia

13- Eaton’s Hill Ballroom, Brisbane, Australia

16- Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia

18- Powerstation, Auckland, New Zealand

23 – Trabendo, Paris, France

24 – Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

26 – Heaven, London, United Kingdom,

27 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

NOV

2 –  New Daisy Theatre, Memphis, TN

3 –  Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN

5 –  The Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

6 –  The Ritz, Raleigh, NC

8- L’ Olympia, Montreal QC, Canada

9 –  House of Blues, Boston, MA

11 –  The Anthem, Washington, DC

14 –  Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY

16 –  Agora Theater, Cleveland, OH

18 –  Rebel Complex, Toronto, Ontario

20 –  Mr. Smalls Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA

23 –  Riviera Theater, Chicago, IL

25 –  First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

29 –  Harbour Convention Center (HCC), Vancouver, BC Canada

30 –  Showbox Sodo, Seattle, WA

DEC

3 –  Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA

5 –  The Novo, Los Angeles, CA

7 –  The Pearl, Las Vegas, NV

8 –  The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ

10 –  El Rey Theater, Albuquerque, NM

11 – House of Blues, Dallas, TX

12 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Austin, TX

14 – Revention Music Center, Houston, TX

15 – Joy Theatre, New Orleans, LA

17-  Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL

18- The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackson Gleason Theatre, Miami, FL

21- Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA

FXXXXY’s New Release

FXXXXY just recently released his newest single “Need U.”

The song features Gunna through Rule #1/Interscope Records.

The track delivers swift-melodic rap before transitioning into a pleading chorus which BEGS its listeners to not make promises that, truly, can’t be kept…pretty relatable, huh?

Staying true to his murky underground sound, “Need U” is FXXXXY’s first summer release, and you can listen to it by clicking here.

“‘Need U’ is a song that means a lot to me because it’s mostly based on a true situation. As soon as I did the beat I knew it was gonna be a way for me to vent and then Gunna came throughand completed the version for it,” says FXXXXY.

The Dallas-based rapper has also had previous music success from EPs such as Cartel Shawty and Flawed Up Shawty. This also includes his singles, “Lip Service 6” and the Zane Lowe-premiered “Beep Beep.”

With meticulous production, memorable books, and agile flows, the young music artist ahs continued to showcase his talent as both an emcee and producer.

FXXXXY currently resides in Los Angeles where he continues to record develop his sound–so stay tuned in to this star as more magic comes to our ears.

 

Zander Bleck

Zander Bleck’s single, “Mercy Me” is definitely the summer rock jam. Zander’s incredible vocals and funk pop rock beats make for the perfect on repeat summer road trip tune. Check out more on Zander below!

A spellbinding voice, vibrant charisma and a compelling artist in ascension: Zander Bleck creates epic, anthemic music to propel rock and into the future.

A small town kid from rural New Jersey, Zander grew up geographically close to the towering spires of Manhattan. A talented musical family were prime influences as he absorbed the music of legendary artists from far before his time. A competitive athlete in high school, he moved to New York where modeling paid the bills and set the stage for his journey. “I developed a certain type of fearlessness,” Zander remembers. “When you get that hardened skin it prepares you well for the music business.”

After early successes with his East Coast band “Monument” , Zander went solo. He began focusing on his voice and his writing. Fate connected him to multiple Grammy-winning songwriter Holly Knight and he traveled to Los Angeles to write and record “Temptation,” the song that he recalls, “…changed everything.”

His distinctive voice captured the attention of producer RedOne, hot off the success of Lady Gaga. In US Today RedOne called Bleck’s voice “A mixture of Jim Morrison, Bono, and Freddie Mercury” and added, “There’s no singer like that right now.” RedOne introduced Zander to Jimmy Iovine at Interscope Records and a deal was made. When an executive shakeup reordered the label, Zander shifted to Capitol Records. But his major label launch was not to be.

“I had to get tough or die,” Zander remembers. “It was time to be true to myself.” Social media was key. “I was getting an instant response. Rather than going through the chain, here was the artist and the audience. When I sing a song on social media the message is immediate, to thousands of people all over the world. I started dedicating myself to this connection.”

See some of his music at his Spotify link here: https://open.spotify.com/track/7ngCXZgsvjWFLekfY1kuLS?si=ttrQgqcgS36rcCpDFqauzg

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