Posts tagged with "Kendrick Lamar"

Mike Will Made It and Eminem’s Surprise Album Drop

Eminem’s surprise album drop, Kamikaze, features two tracks produced by Grammy-winning producer Mike Will Made It.

The two Mike Will tracks, “Fall” and “Greatest” are co-produced with Eminem and Jeremy Miller, respectively. “Fall” also features Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. Released via Aftermath/Interscope Records, Kamikaze is available now via all digital retailers.

To learn just a little more about Mike Will Made it, the artist was born in 1989 in MarieVa in Atlanta, Georgia and his original name was Michael Len Williams II. His influences include Dr. Dre, Timbaland, and Pharrell. He is widely known for his production on credits on Beyoncé’s “Formation” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble.” 2006 is when he set up for Ear Drummers Entertainment and his label and production company Ear Drummer Records in 2016 where several artists have been signed to it.

 

Day Two of Lollapalooza

The BMI Stage at Lollapalooza rocks on for day two of the famous festival. From pop and rock to hip-hop and EDM, the BMI Stage has a little something for everyone. Post-punk/rock band Mainland hits the stage first, followed by hip-hop blending emo rocker nothing,nowhere. Infamous trio CKY are prepared to show how far they’ve come since their days on the hit TV-series Jackass and Australian exports Chase Atlantic will keep the music pumping with their alt-pop vibes. Rising rap star, Buddy, will hit the stage next with a high energy set before R.LUM.R rounds out the performances with his signature smooth soul grooves.

BMI STAGE SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, AUGUST 3rd

MAINLAND | 1:00-1:40pm

Finding elegance in simplicity, California-via-Brooklyn band Mainland play a passionate blend of powerful rock rife with soaring choruses and chiming hooks that recalls garage-y New York City bands from the turn of the millennium. After independently releasing their Shiner EP in 2014, they landed a deal with 300 Entertainment as one of the label’s marquee acts. Following the release of the Outcast EP a year later, they dropped fan-favorite singles such as “Beggars” and “Permission Slip” – which both amassed over 1 million Spotify streams each. Between touring, the musicians recorded the songs comprising their 2018 full-length debut, led by the single “I Found God,” about the spiritual connection that arises when you experience real love communicated through sounds and visuals.

nothing,nowhere.2:10 – 2:50pm

The enigmatic guise of Vermont singer/songwriter Joe Mulherin, nothing,nowhere. plays an introspective blend of hip-hop and guitar-driven emo rock. While he continually hides his face in videos and promotional photographs, Mulherin’s lyrics pull out all stops in baring his soul. His most recent album, Ruiner, is an emotive exercise in catchy catharsis.

CKY | 3:20 – 4:00pm

Notorious in the 2000’s for their raucous sound and anarchic, hard-partying skate-punk aesthetic both onstage and off, Pennsylvania’s CKY are back with 2017’s The Phoenix, their first new album in eight years. While not necessarily a kinder, gentler ensemble, the CKY of 2018 is comprised of grown men who are feverishly devoted to delivering rock from its pretentious doldrums and serving up their music in as raw and authentic a manner as possible

CHASE ATLANTIC | 4:30 – 5:10pm

Chase Atlantic was formed by brothers, Mitchel Cave and Clinton Cave, and their longtime friend, Christian Anthony. The trio produces, performs, and passionately conjures up dark alternative pop punctuated by rock and R&B. This Australian group blurs the lines between a nocturnal aesthetic and primal bliss on their 2017 self-titled debut for Warner Bros. Records. Since forming in 2011, the trio has packed multiple headline tours across Australia, released two successful independent EPs, Dalliance [2014] and Nostalgia [2015], and spawned a viral single with “Friends” which garnered over 2.7 million Spotify plays. Now, their first single “Church” invites everyone to congregate in their world.

BUDDY | 5:40 – 6:20pm

While he hails from the hip-hop-heavy streets of Compton, CA, Buddy (a.k.a. Simmie Sims III) is devoted to a message of positivity. Initially signed by Pharrell and tapped for collaborations with Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper, Buddy’s restless muse demanded that he pursue his own path, paving the way for his full-length album, Harlan & Alondra, a lush mix of retro R&B, chilled-out rap and jam-heavy funk, featuring cameos from A$AP Ferg and Ty Dolla Sign. “It’s beautiful day music,” says Buddy of his optimistic debut.

R.LUM.R | 6:50 – 7:30pm

Broadly praised by outlets like NPR Music, The New York Times, Complex, Vibe, Billboard and Rolling Stone (who called him “an artist you need to know”), R. LUM. R, also known as Reginald Lamar Williams, Jr., is an ascendant R&B singer/songwriter creating warm, soulful music that is resonating with listeners. Romanced and inspired by the city’s song-storytelling tradition, R.LUM.R has settled in Nashville, where he’s been steadily building a following with his acoustic guitar, piercing falsetto and original songs. On his debut EP, After Image, all six tracks were recorded live in single takes, augmented by a string quartet. Asked to describe his music, he says “it’s ‘R&B/singer-songwriter/soul/electronic, but,” he adds, “I don’t want to limit myself.”

RICH THE KID & JAY CRITCH x BLUEPRINT

Expanding its roster of multiplatinum award-winning superstars once again, The Blueprint Group/Maverick announces the recent signings of RIAA Platinum-certified hip-hop force Rich the Kid and breakthrough talent Jay Critch. The team will represent both artists for management worldwide.

 

One of hip-hop’s most thrilling new voices, Queens born rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, executive, and Rich Forever Music founder, Rich the Kid quickly cemented a spot at the forefront of culture with his certified Platinum smash “New Freezer” feat. Kendrick Lamar and the red-hot follow-up “Plug Walk.” Both regularly average upwards of 70K units in weekly consumption. At Spotify, “New Freezer’s” total streams have surpassed 82 million and counting to date. Moreover, the single claimed real estate on coveted playlists such as “Rap Caviar” Hot Todays’s Top Hits, “Hot Rhythmic”, and “Get Turnt” and landed in the Top 50 of the Us Top 100 and Top 100 of the Global Top 200. “Plug Walk” simultaneously just crossed the 12 million streams mark.

 

At radio, “New Freezer” is quickly approaching Top 10 Urban radio and Rhythmic radio is starting to catch fire with “Plug Walk” not far behind. The artist’s full-length debut and what promises to be a hip-hop blockbuster of epic proportions, “The World Is Yours”, arrives in stores and at all digital retailers in March 2018.

 

Signed to Rich Forever Music, Critch remains on track for a breakout of his own in 2018. His single “Fashion” [feat. Rich the Kid] ignited 16 million-plus Spotify streams as he consistently generates over 1.6 million monthly listeners on the platform. He garnered widespread fan love for his star-making turn on last year’s Rich Forever 3 compilation and will be unveiling more music very soon.

 

Aligning with The Blueprint Group/Maverick, Rich the Kid and Jay Critch will be under the guidance and watch of one of the industry’s most innovative, inventive, and influential executive teams.

 

About these signings, The Blueprint Group/Maverick Partner and CMO Al Branch comments, “Rich the Kid is burgeoning Rap Mogul in the making, I’m so excited to seeRich the Kid and Jay Critch provide the Blueprint for the new generation of artists, entertainers, and executives”.

 

In addition to Rich the Kid and Jay Critch, The Blueprint Group/Maverick executive team, which consists of Cortez Bryant, Gee Roberson, Shawn Gee, Jean Nelson, J Irving, Ryan Ramsey and Branch, collectively manages Nicki Minaj, G-Eazy (with The Revels Group), The Roots, Lil Wayne, Jill Scott, Cyhi The Prynce and more.

 

 

About The Blueprint Group:

 

The Blueprint Group represents the union of three music industry powerhouses’Gee Roberson’s Hip Hop Since 1978, Cortez Bryant’s Bryant Management, and Shawn Gee’s SEFG. This collective, including Chief Marketing Officer and Partner Al Branch and PRESIDENT OF BPG RECORDS Jean Nelson, operates the ultimate modern music company. Beyond full-service management, artist development, A&R, label services, marketing, and radio and lifestyle promotions, The Blueprint Group encompasses digital, touring, film & television, radio, branding, and so much more. Current clients include GRAMMY Award-winning, record-breaking multiplatinum talent such as Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and The Roots as well as G-Eazy, Jill Scott, Marc E. Bassy, Belly, and more.

Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, James Blake in “King’s Dead”

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Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, James Blake Release Video For “King’s Dead”

Watch here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwAnsAUYnw4

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For more info:
Ray Alba
Ray.alba@umusic.com

Future Black History

Fuse and FM commemorate Black History Month with a month-long, multiplatform celebration of Future Black History makers from the worlds of music, entertainment and social influence.

To kick off the month, Fuse, FM and the Fuse digital platforms will premiere exclusive short form video interviews with artists Kyle and Ty Dolla $ign exploring the future of black music history and showcasing the influences and inspirations of African American artists on the rise.

**Check out the Fuse YouTube channel to see what future black history means to rapper Kyle, the legacy he wants to create, and why watching P. Diddy dance empowers him.

Also this month, Fuse and FM will highlight established and emerging artists including Chance the Rapper, Ty Dolla $ign, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys and Solange with a Future Black History music block airing on FM on Friday, February 2 at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT and Fuse on Friday, February 9 at 9 a.m. ET/PT.

And the Fuse digital platforms keep the celebration going all month long, as Fuse honors superstar and rising musicians, film and TV stars, and creators with spotlight profiles, interviews, playlists, social-focused media and in-depth essays that highlight how and where these individuals are taking black history. This year’s honorees include SZA, Khalid, Cardi B and Lil Uzi Vert; must-know superstars of tomorrow like Daniel Caesar, Wizkid and Jorja Smith; actors and film stars changing Hollywood including Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish, Michael Che, Chadwick Boseman and Marsai Martin; and those creating must-know content and honoring their culture like Jay Versace, Jackie Aina, Amber Whittington, and Ayo & Teo.

This year’s honorees include SZA, Khalid, Cardi B and Lil Uzi Vert; must-know superstars of tomorrow like Daniel Caesar, Wizkid and Jorja Smith; actors and film stars changing Hollywood including Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish, Michael Che, Chadwick Boseman and Marsai Martin; and those creating must-know content and honoring their culture like Jay Versace, Jackie Aina, Amber Whittington, and Ayo & Teo.

Arin Ray Enlist Dram for His New Single Communication

Interscope Records recording artist Arin Ray releases his second single, “Communication,” which is now available at all digital retailers. The Cincinnati crooner nabs platinum hit-maker DRAM for his new record about love. “Communication” finds newcomer Arin Ray singing over a pop-leaning R&B beat courtesy of producer Childish Major (Future/J. Cole.). The message which strings together his list of promises to his new lover is tightly held together by soothing guitar baselines and drumkits. The singer/songwriter pens, “I know better than to cheat / you deserve the best from me.”

The Midwest-born singer released his YG assisted track “We Ain’t Homies,” in December and joined H.E.R on The Lights On tour. The upcoming album has recruited some heavy hitting producers such as Terrace Martin (Kendrick Lamar), Nez and Rio (A$AP Rocky/ScHoolboy Q). Last year proved to be a promising year for the young talent who shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. You can catch Arin Ray performing Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles with Victoria Monet.

About

Ray was born with music in his blood. His father was the drummer for early ‘90s new jack swing groups New Edition, Bell Biv DeVoe, and the Babyface-fronted After 7, and his aunt sang background vocals for Marvin Gaye. A week after graduating high school, Ray moved to Los Angeles, where he hooked up with production team the Underdogs, who invited him to work in their studio. Over the course of the next few years, Ray racked up writing credits on songs for Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, John Legend, Jason Derulo, and K. Michelle while gearing up to make his own music.

Arin Ray “Communication” eSingle

Link: http://smarturl.it/CommunicationArinRay

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Photo Cred: Nikko Lamere

Broccoli City Festival 

Broccoli City and Live Nation Urban announce the sixth annual Broccoli City Festival on April 28th, 2018 at RFK Stadium Festival Grounds in Washington, D.C.

Tickets go on-sale Friday, January 19th at 10 am ET. For more details, click HERE. This marks Live Nation Urban’s very first year as a partner with the independent production.

In addition, a blockbuster lineup for 2018 has finally been revealed. The festival showcases some of the most impactful and influential artists throughout hip-hop and R&B, including MigosMiguelCardi BDaniel CaesarH.E.R., and more. Check out the full confirmed lineup below!

Traditionally positing a spirit of community first and then entertainment, Broccoli City Lifestyle Group once again precedes the festival with the second annual Broccoli City Week. The seven-day incubator provides a platform for socio-political consciousness, elevating the voices of mavericks who strive to create a better world. In keeping with that vision, the week’s activities encompass 5K city runs, action events, all-night art escape, and more. However, everything leads up to Saturday’s concert.

Not only does this experience foster communal awareness and identity, but it also spotlights the culture’s musical trendsetters and game-changers. In previous years, the stage has welcomed everyone from Kendrick Lamar and Goldlink at early phases of their respective careers to Rae SremmurdFutureErykah BaduSolange and more. Remaining a true tastemaker, 2018 will be no exception as the genre’s brightest and best unite on one bill.

Additionally, the Broccoli City Festival reprises its Earn A Ticket initiative. By volunteering to aid an IMPACT charity, fans can receive a free ticket in exchange. Check it out HERE.

“We realize how important it is to keep this event alive. We know people who may never make it to a Coachella, or any of the mainstream festivals. But they will always have Broccoli City. We do this for the community first” said Brandon McEachern, Co-Founder of Broccoli City Festival

“I’ve personally been tracking the growth of Broccoli City over the past few years. The work that Brandon and Marcus have done with the brand, not only building a festival but at the same time engaging and empowering the community, is amazing. We are looking forward to working with them to help further build out the vision and scale the brand.” said Shawn Gee, President of Live Nation Urban

Founded during 2013 in an effort to raise awareness for Earth Day, the Broccoli City Festival has been praised by everyone from Forbes and RevoltCNNVibeWashington PostBillboard, and more. Now, 2018 represents a major milestone as Broccoli City joins forces with Live Nation Urban to further fortify this ethos of community, culture, and music.

LINEUP:

Migos

Miguel

Cardi B

Daniel Caesar

H.E.R.

Nipsey Hussle

Rich The Kid

Opening Act: Hoodcelebrityy

DJ Act: LightShow

Grits and Biscuits

DC DJ’s: Vices & Rock Creek Social

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

About TCG

TCG Entertainment www.TCGENT.com is the industry leader in the creation, production, booking and marketing of live entertainment productions and events. TCG has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry with a focus on symphonic, family, music, and other live touring properties. Current and past productions include A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop, multiple productions of Cirque Musica www.CirqueMusica.com, A Night of Symphonic Rock, Veggie Tales LIVE-Little Kids Do Big Things, REWIND-Celebrating the 80s, and more.

KENDRICK LAMAR × TOP DAWG × BLACK PANTHER

KENDRICK LAMAR, ANTHONY “TOP DAWG” TIFFITH AND TOP DAWG ENTERTAINMENT TO PRODUCE BLACK PANTHER: THE ALBUM

Internationally-celebrated Grammy® Award–winning global superstar Kendrick Lamar and Billboard Magazine’s Executive of the Year, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, are set to curate and produce “Black Panther: The Album.”  The album will feature music from and inspired by Marvel Studios’ Black Panther film including the lead single, “All The Stars,” featuring Kendrick Lamar and label mate SZA, produced by Sounwave.  “Black Panther” is directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira, among others.

Lamar and Tiffith will collaborate with Coogler directly in the creation of music specific to the needs of the film.  This will mark the first time that Lamar, whom Rolling Stone dubbed “the greatest rapper alive,” will write, produce, perform and curate for a major motion picture.

This collaboration represents the first time in Marvel Cinematic Universe history that Marvel Studios will integrate multiple original recordings created specifically for the film.

Lamar was hand-picked by Coogler for this first film music collaboration.  “I am honored to be working with such an incredible artist whose work has been so inspirational, and whose artistic themes align with those we explore in the film. I can’t wait for the world to hear what Kendrick and TDE have in store,” said Coogler.

Lamar added, “Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director. The magnitude of this film showcases a great marriage of art and culture. I’m truly honored to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside Ryan and Marvel’s vision.”

Top Dawg added: “Working on such a powerful movie is a great opportunity.  We’re always working on new goals at TDE, so teaming up with Disney, Marvel Studios and the Black Panther film makes perfect sense.”

Kendrick Lamar is one of the most streamed artists in the world with his latest album in excess of two billion combined streams.  Fresh off his six wins at the 2017 VMAs, including Video of the Year, Best Hip Hop video, Best Cinematography, Direction, Art Direction and Visual Effects, he is regarded as one of the most important, critically acclaimed and creatively inventive artists globally.

About Kendrick Lamar:

Platinum-selling, Grammy-award winning artist Kendrick Lamar is one of the rare artists who has achieved critical and commercial success while earning the respect and support of those who inspired him. A native of Compton, California, Lamar released his debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city in October 2012 which debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and earned him seven Grammy Award nominations. His second album, To Pimp a Butterfly, released in March 2015 immediately earned rave reviews and topped the Billboard 200 with sales of 325,000 copies within its first week, despite it coming a week early due to a technical accident. The album garnered Lamar five Grammy nominations with a win for Best Rap Album.

On April 14 2017, Lamar released his fourth studio album, DAMN. which sold 603,300 copies in its first week, the largest first week of his career and any other release that year. The album shot directly to number one on the Billboard 200 where it remained for four consecutive weeks. Complex Magazine claimed it is his “most ambitious album to date”, NPR called it “introspective and unforgiving” and Rolling Stone named him “the most gifted rapper of a generation.”

About The Film:

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

“Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.  Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” hits U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018.  

For More Information:

Official Website: http://www.marvel.com

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/blackpanthermovie

Twitter: http://twitter.com/theblackpanther

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/marvel

Official Website: http://kendricklamar.com

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/kendricklamar/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/kendricklamar

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/KendrickLamarVEVO

Kendrick Lamar × SZA × Blank Panther

,  and will curate and produce “: The Album, Music from and Inspired by the Film,” including lead single “All the Stars” by .

Listen to the single now:

Listen to “All The Stars” and pre-order the album below: 
Retail: http://smarturl.it/BlackPantherAlbum

Apple Music (IG Track): http://smarturl.it/AllTheStars/applemusic

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/BlackPantherAlbum/itunes