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MGK × Halloween

Machine Gun Kelly (EST 19XX/Interscope Records) presents the haunting video for his emotional song, “Glass House.” The riveting track showcases a spiraling MGK, who pays homage to everything from his life trials to late industry peers; including, Mac Miller, Nipsey Hussle and Chester Bennington. Director Jordan Wozy follows the dark lyrics with haunting visuals of MGK and Naomi trapped in a burning car; leaving the viewer to contemplate whether the incident is an accident or wildly premeditated. “Glass House” appears on MGK’s latest studio album, Hotel Diablo, alongside tracks “Candy” featuring Trippie Redd, “el diablo” and “I Think I’m OKAY” featuring Yungblud and Blink 182’s Travis Barker. Watch the video for “Glass House” HERE.

MGK has spent the year serving fans with a slew of new releases. He recently invited viewers on an intense journey with the visual for his track “5:3666” featuring Phem. He has brought his high, charismatic energy on the road, during performances his widely praised Hotel Diablo World Tour; a two-part endeavor which recently wrapped in Moscow, in late September. He also gained much recognition during his annual EST Fest, which took place in Butler, OH this August. Machine Gun Kelly is currently on tour with Young Thug, co-headlining the Justin Bieber Big Tour which is set to wrap in Los Angeles on November 18.

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Adé

Adé (formally Phil Ade) recently released his brand new EP Always Something.

In case you are unfamiliar, Adé is a Nigerian/Grenadian-American artist known for effortless lyrics and ability to smoothly transition between rapping and singing. He has previously worked with artists such as Logic and Mac Miller, and his new six-track EP features collaborations with Lil Baby, Rich The Kidand Wale. Adé has previously caught the attention of publications such as Billboard, Complex, XXL, HypeBeast, Hot New Hip Hop and more. Beginning a new chapter in his career with a new name and unique sound, Adé is on his way to rap stardom and a chance for his reinvention to inspire on a massive scale. He recently freestyled over Jay-Z’s “Threat” on L.A. Leakers which can be seen HERE.

Adé is the true voice of the DMV hip-hop scene and has fueled a new wave of D.C. rap. His global perspective can be seen on his diverse new EP featuring undeniable anthems and powerful lyrics. As an artist, he is able to deliver music with something for everyone as he combines live instrumentation, hip-hop, rapping, and singing. Ade’s songs focus on the positives in his life and showcase the newfound confidence he has achieved while introducing himself as a new leader in the DMV hip-hop movement.

More about Adé

In between, growth occurs. Silver Spring, Maryland rapper, producer, and artist Adé (born Phil Adetumbi) underwent such evolution. Under the name Phil Adé, he delivered a string of independent mixtapes, singles, and appearances in addition to collaborations with everyone from Logic and Mac Miller to Raekwon and Bootsy Collins. Starting in 2013, he dove into honing his craft, writing in the studio with a variety of artists, perfecting his own sound as well as his live performance. He ultimately developed his voice immensely. During this time, he made extensive contributions as a writer and featured act to Wale’s #1 opus The Album About Nothing [2015] and Shine [2017], in addition to working with Raheem DeVaughn, Anthony Hamilton, Chris Brown, Eric Bellinger, Mýa, Trevor Jackson, Serayah, 9th Wonder and Bink , while gracing the stage on the sold out SHIN3 Tour. In 2017, he shared the solo single “No Fear” [feat. Tate Kobang and Saba Abraha], which soundtracked WWE NXT and clocked half-a-million streams. Upon the latter’s arrival,Billboard described him as “ready to seize his opportunity at rap stardom.”

However, he changed everything for 2019. He opted to go by simply Adé, signed to Epic Records, and cooked up his first EP of the label, Always Something.

“I spent a long time recording and figuring out what I wanted my sound to be like,” he admits. “I feel like I’m there now. I was able to watch Wale and see a lot of the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of being an artist on a major label and how to behave in different situations. Everything got me to my comfort zone. I’ve found a happy medium between singing and rapping. It’s a new era in my life. That’s why I felt the need to reintroduce myself. I’m definitely more experienced. I’m more comfortable with what I’m doing. Since I wanted to start fresh, I changed my name. This is a clean slate. I’m a new artist.”

At the same time, he still kept his heritage and hometown close. Born to a Nigerian father and Grenadian mother, he grew up with a global mindset when it came to music, going from singing in church to rapping in high school. Coming up in the DMV scene, he also developed an appreciation for the live instrumentation intrinsic to the region’s “Go-go” movement before eventually galvanizing the first wave of D.C. rap.

His perspective informs the diversity of Always Something. The six-track project kicks off with the sharp and fiery flow of “Play Something.” Backed by live drums and wailing synths, he properly makes his introduction by “rapping continuously in freestyle fashion about who I am, where I’m from, and where I’m at,” as he puts it.

Immediately after, “Something New” [feat. Lil Baby] coasts along on an airy beat as he locks into a laidback and confident cadence punctuated by a magnetic turn from Lil Baby.

“I made the song one night after coming home from the club,” he goes on. “My art always needs to be fun. It’s all about seeing what’s going on around me, how people move, and staying focused. Lil Baby killed it.”

Elsewhere, “Something from Nothing” [feat. Rich The Kid] stretches from hypnotic verses into a hard-hitting hook. Another highlight, “Something Real” [feat. GoldLink & Wale], unites three DMV titans on one seismic collaboration. As all of the songs feature “Something” in their titles, the project maintains a true cohesion.

“As I was recording, I kept thinking about the phrase ‘Always Something’,” he elaborates. “I found a deeper meaning. In life, you’re met with negatives, and you’re met with positives. From my experience, I’ve always been able to have more peace and progress when I am focused on whatever good is going on in my life. When it seems like everything going on is negative, it’s easier to move forward when you are focused on the upside. There’s Always Something to remain positive about.”

In the end, Adé’s reinvention paves the way to inspire on a massive scale.

“No matter what’s happening, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel,” he leaves off. “Stay positive. I want everyone to know that.”

Njomza Kicks off “Vacation Tour”

RISING SONGSTRESS NJOMZA KICKS OFF THE “VACATION TOUR” LAST NIGHT

Performing At The Mint In Los Angeles On February 21 & SOB’s In New York City On March 4

Playing NYC’s Governor’s Ball

“Njomza sets the tone of romanticized escapism that can be heard throughout Vacation.” – Billboard

“Njomza’s voice enchants the listener” – Study Breaks

Last night, Njomza launched her very first North American headliner, “Vacation Tour” at Constellation Room in Santa Ana, CA. Nearly sold out, the kickoff sets the tone for what promises to be an unforgettable tour as she performs in major cities coast-to-coast through March 7 at Troc Balcony in Philadelphia, PA before gracing the stage at Governors Ball in New York at the top of the summer. Check out the full itinerary below and get tickets HERE.

The Chicago singer, songwriter, and genre-shifter has quietly become a hot topic of conversation. Her global streams just exceeded 40 million and counting as recent singles “Me & You” [1.4 million Spotify streams] and “Lonely Nights” [1.44 million Spotify streams] continue heating up. Her voice has also resounded from behind-the-scenes as a sought-after collaborator in the studio and from the stage as a true pop maverick. Recently, she spoke to both NPR and Rolling Stone regarding her contributions to Ariana Grande’s latest release thank u, next, and she sat down with ET Live for an extensive interview about her own artistry.

Last week, Njomza launched a fun video called ”What’s My Name?” In the hilarious clip, Njomza hits the streets of Hollywood to quiz bystanders on how to pronounce her unique name. View “What’s My Name?” here.

Her sophomore EP, VACATION, is out now via Since The 80s/Motown Records. It has already received acclaim from Hypebae, StudyBreaks, Billboard, and more. Experience its songs live on the “Vacation Tour.”

Njomza gained notoriety after Mac Miller caught one of her uploaded covers, promptly signing her to his Remember Music label. Settling in Los Angeles, she cameoed on “Planet God Damn”; from Millerߣs acclaimed 2016 offering, The Divine Feminine. Thereafter, 2017 saw Njomza unveil her acclaimed debut EP, Sad For You, which received early praise from the likes of Noisey, Complex, Pigeons & Planes, Office Magazine, and more. Now with a new label and a vigor to create new music, Njomza kicks off her continued rise with all new perspective.

NJOMZA VACATION TOUR DATES

Tickets here

19-Feb      Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room

20-Feb      San Francisco, CA Cafe Du Nord

21-Feb      Los Angeles, CA The Mint

28-Feb      Chicago, IL Avondale

04-Mar      New York, NY SOB’s

05-Mar      Boston, MA Middle East

06-Mar      Washington, DC Songbyrd

07-Mar      Philadelphia, PA Troc Balcony

31-May-2 Jun New York, NY Governor’s Ball

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ARIANA GRANDE’S RECORD BREAKING “thank u, next”

Today, multi-platinum, record-breaking superstar ARIANA GRANDE makes more history. Her brand new song, “thank u, next” claims the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with over 55.5 million streams in the U.S.

On Apple Music, she broke multiple records. “thank u, next” now holds the global record for “#1 Most-Streamed Pop Song First-Week on Apple Music.” She also reaches rarified air as the “only female artist to chart in the Top 5 songs first-week of release on Apple Music.”It represents a milestone moment for the singer. At Spotify, it captured both “the U.S. and Global One-Day streaming records for a female artist,” generating over 9 million plays worldwide and 4 million in the U.S. on the platform. Not to mention, it soared to #1 on iTunes, Amazon Music, and Tidal. It also debuted at #1 on the Official UK Singles chart, becoming the highest selling #1 debut of the year in the UK.

Niykee Heaton EP “Starting Over”

Niykee Heaton returns with a new, three-song EP, Starting Over (Capitol Records), which – as the title suggests – marks a turning point for the young Chicago-born artist. Recorded with such producers as Charlie Handsome (Post Malone, Mac Miller, Young Thug), the EP’s hypnotic, sophisticated sound is perfectly suited to Niykee’s intimate lyrics. Download /stream Starting Over HERE.

Amid soulful guitar tones and smoldering R&B grooves, the emotional title track/lead single underscores the realization that a fresh start isn’t possible without putting an end to a relationship that’s been one long loop of break-ups and make-ups.

“Most of the time I sing in a sort of growl, but I wanted to make ‘Starting Over’ a full-on power ballad,” says Niykee. “I really pushed the boundaries of what I usually do and sang it in a totally different way.”

In the past, Niykee was quick to accept the blame, as she details in the dreamy slow-burner  “Bad Guy.” “It has been a theme in my life – accepting the role of being the bad guy, just because it makes it easier for other people,” she explains.

While “Bad Guy” unfolds with a heartfelt intensity, laying the song down made Niykee realize that she had finally moved on from that role. Recording the song was so cathartic, she decided to make a last-minute change to the name of the EP, originally titled Bad Guy. By naming it Starting Over, Niykee has marked a new era in her music and life, one that’s defined by true vulnerability and self-love.

She penned her first song at age 5 and soon discovered that music offered an escape from the difficulties she faced in childhood, including bullying at school, being taught to hate herself, abuse and the loss of an older sibling. Not long after teaching herself to play guitar – and giving herself vocal training by singing along to a Diana Ross greatest-hits CD – Niykee began creating her own material and posting covers on YouTube. Her acoustic rendition of Chief Keef’s “Love Sosa” wound up on WorldstarHipHop, and instantly drew interest from a host of record labels.

Niykee made her major label debut with the single “Bad Intentions,” which has since been certified Gold by the RIAA. Migos’ remix of the track appeared on her mixtape, The Bedroom Tour Playlist. Success has not made her immune to adversity, but she’s found a way to cope.

“When I feel like something might break me, it keeps me going to remind myself why I started making music in the first place – just remembering all the girls out there who had tough childhoods, too, and relate to what I’ve been through,” says Niykee. “I want to keep writing songs for those girls, so that they know that someone else understands exactly what they’re feeling.”

Track Listing – Starting Over
1. Mascara
2. Bad Guy
3. Starting Over

SMOKER’S CLUB FESTIVAL

The Smoker’s Club Festival experience is more of a paradise than a membership. Tailored entirely for the Californian smoker culture, everything from the lineup to the food proves that. With some legendary performances from headliners such as Wiz Khalifa and Kid Cudi, this event is impossible to pass up even for the average concert goer. The diverse arrangement of artists shows that these people know their crowd and every type of sound they love. There’s something for everyone with artists like Mac Miller, Lil Skies, and Dom Kennedy. Based in the hip-hop heavy area of Long Beach every artist that comes through shows love to the OG’s such as Snoop Dogg and the new comers like Vince Staples. Even if you don’t take part in the smoking activities some artists will even share from their supply as well. As someone that went alone I found the crowd and it’s people to be extremely friendly as far as festivals go. They all came for a good experience with some of their favorite artists playing classics and older mixtapes. The buzz for this festival grew the moment the line-up was announced and I’m sure many are impatiently waiting to see what they have up their sleeve for next time.

 

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