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Marc E. Bassy Reveals New Video

Today, Bay-area pop/R&B powerhouse Marc E. Bassy releases the video for his latest single, “Love Her Too” featuring fellow Bay-area rapper G-Eazy—watch and share HERE. The song is taken from his recently released EP Postmodern Depression, and the video premiered earlier today on MTV Live and MTV U.

Bassy is currently supporting KYLE on his North American tour. See the remaining list of dates below. Tickets are available now at www.marcebassy.com/tour.

Singer, songwriter and producer Marc E. Bassy made waves with his critically acclaimed 2016 debut Groovy People EP. Among a track-listing of hits such as “Morning” and “Dirty Water,” it vaulted “You & Me” [feat. G-Eazy] onto the Billboard Hot 100 as the track generated 260 million-plus Spotify streams and achieved a platinum certification from the RIAA within two years. Hot on its heels, he dropped his first full-length, Gossip Columns, and landed yet another smash in the form of “Plot Twist” featuring Kyle. In the album’s wake, he co-headlined the Bebe & Bassy Tour alongside Bebe Rexha and launched his Gossip Columns Tour, selling out venues coast to coast. Along the way, the artist received widespread praise from BillboardComplexHypebeastXXLHot New Hip Hop, The FADER, Spin and many more. Positioned for pop supremacy with his forthcoming second full-length set for 2019, Bassy’s rise to the top is just beginning.

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Monsta X Premiering FIRST English Single

 International K-Pop Sensations, Monsta X, continue their worldwide onslaught with the announcement of their first all English language release of their title track, “Shoot Out,” exclusively revealed by Billboard“Shoot Out” English version is set to drop THIS Friday November 9th at 6:00pm KST / 4:00am EST on all streaming platforms; with JoJo Wright of 102.7 KIIS FM exclusively premiering the single on Friday November 9th at 9:00AM Pacific. Monsta X have already made a huge impact in U.S. media with OC Weekly calling them “power players in the K-pop game,” Metro UK comparing their fandom to the likes of One Direction stating “…the Hammersmith Apollo on Sunday night looked like the intense sort of fan dedication not seen since One Direction were a thing,” and  PAPER Magazine stating “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that Monsta X’s darkly textured but nonetheless high-energy music is the reason why they stand apart from other acts in the vibrant (and constantly expanding) K-pop scene.”

Monsta X is currently preparing to cause pandemonium stateside once again by making history as the first K-Pop group to perform at the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball, where they will be performing the English version of “Shoot Out” for the first time. The first of five dates will be kicking off in Los Angeles on Friday November 30th alongside household names such as Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, G-Eazy, Khalid, Normani, Dua Lipa, Alessia Cara, Calvin Harris, Bazzi and Bebe Rexha.

The Korean version of “Shoot Out” has already made a huge impact on both Korean and U.S. shores by picking up 4 consecutive #1 wins on the prestigious Korean TV Shows; M Countdown, Show Champion, SBS MTV’s “The Show,” and Music Bank.

Billboard noted “This week on the charts, “Shoot Out” climbs from No. 10 to No. 8 on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart, marking the band’s ninth top 10 on the chart.” https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/k-town/8483568/monsta-x-shoot-out-english-version-radio-premiere?utm_source=twitter&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral

The band are in the midst of making a huge impact on our shores with their 2nd Album Take.1, ‘Are You There?’ debuting on the Billboard World Albums chart at No. 7; marked the week of November 3rd. Not to mention their 47 week streak on the Billboard Social 50 Chart. Monsta X is causing a unstoppable wave of interest here with their 2nd Album and title track “Shoot Out”, with PAPER Magazine stating “Shoot Out” is niche enough to catch the ear of the most cynical music critic, and accessible enough, via the band’s perfectly synchronized harmonies, to appeal to the masses” and MTV describing it as“..a thundering beat, slick pop-rock chorus, and sensual visual.” Earmilk also added “Brimming with the grit and sensual rhythms that are core to the band’s musical style, “Shoot Out” is about the inescapability of fate and the importance of filling life with love.”

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Gab Strum “Fooling Around”

Gab Strum was 15 years old and on a tediously long family vacation with nothing to do but listen to Tycho and The Postal Service, when he opened his iPad and discovered Garageband and began building loops and messing with different sounds, creating music under the moniker, Japanese Wallpaper. When he was back from his holiday, he threw a song up on Triple J’s Unearthed website and Gab took home the top prize in the coveted “Unearthed High” competition, and was propelled into the spotlight.

His debut EP has since gone on to garner 20 million streams and found fans in Charli XCX, Flume, Gotye, Lily Allen, Chet Faker and Bombay Bicycle Club. His song, “Breathe In” was personally selected by Zach Braff to feature alongside indie luminaries like Bon Iver, The Shins and Cat Power in his highly acclaimed filmed and soundtrack Wish I Was Here, with his other tracks finding their way into scenes of shows like Offspring (Netflix), Catfish: The TV Show (MTV), Awkward (MTV), Made In Chelsea (E4) and Scream: The TV Series (MTV). He’s also garnered attention from NME, i-D Vice, HillyDilly, Indie Shuffle, EARMILK, Hype Machine and more.

Now 21 years old, the Melbourne based artist returns with, “Fooling Around” a hopeful track with a dizzying spell of synths and saccharine melodies, with textures of electronica layered over a lyrical narrative that sees Gab sing of self-confidence. The song is a call to arms to anyone who has ever felt the need to assert themselves, and the forthcoming record is a further exploration of that theme, with an introspective look into Gab’s own journey of identity. “It’s about me finding my place, and figuring out who I am and what I want to do, and how that functions in the world.

Alessia Cara “The Pains Of Growing”

Worldwide multi-platinum, 2018 Grammy Award®-winning “Best New Artist”Alessia Cara, the most-streamed new female artist of 2017, has announced the final track listing for her eagerly anticipated second album, THE PAINS OF GROWING, arriving November 30th via Def Jam Recordings.  The 15-track album will include both current singles “Trust My Lonely” and “Growing Pains.” On Saturday, November 3rd, Alessia will make her Austin City Limits TV debut performing hits “Scars to Your Beautiful,” “Growing Pains,” and more. Alessia is set to perform “Trust My Lonely” at this year’s MTV EMA’s, broadcasting live on Sunday, November 4th from Bilbao Exhibition Centre in Spain.

THE PAINS OF GROWING is a self-penned, auto-biographical album chronicling her personal experiences over the past several years. For the cover of THE PAINS OF GROWING (photographed by superduperbrick,) Alessia is once again draped in the symbolic, oversized suit she wore in the “Trust My Lonely” and “Growing Pains” videos, as well as her recent appearances on  “Growing Pains” video, FallonColbert and The Today Show. “It’s an artistic way of symbolizing the idea of growing up,” she told the Today crew. “Some­times you kind of feel like you’re drowning and you feel like you’re not ready for the roles life throws at you so this was my way of symbolizing it in an artistic way.”

Alessia recently completed a whirlwind promotional tour of speaking engagements at college campuses, where she discussed her music, her process, and her personal story of growth as an artist and a young woman. The tour encompassed the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Georgia State University in Atlanta, the Detroit Institute of Music Education and Columbia College in Chicago.

“Growing Pains” followed “1-800-273-8255” (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline), Alessia’s landmark 5x-platinum collab­o­­­ration with fellow Def Jam artist Logic; and her double-platinum #1 Pop Song collaboration with Zedd. Together with her prior multi-platinum hits “Here,” “Wild Things,” and “Scars To Your Beautiful,” all from Know-It-All, her 2015 debut album, Alessia was named “Most-Streamed New Female Artist of 2017,” with over 8.5 billion global streams to date.  Combined YouTube views for the “1-800-273-8255” video are over 415 million to date; combined views for the “Stay” video are over 150 million to date.

Singer/songwriter Alessia Cara, a JUNO award winner for 2016 Breakthrough Artist of the Year in her native Canada, went on to receive the “Rule Breaker” honor at the Billboard Women in Music annual event.  She won MTV VMAs in 2017 for Best Electronic Dance Video (for “Stay”) and Best Fight Against The System (for her multi-platinum #1 Billboard Pop Song “Scars To Your Beautiful,” which she and Logic performed with Khalid as the climactic moment of this year’s Grammy broadcast).  Alessia also won back-to-back ASCAP Pop Awards for “Stay” and “Scars To Your Beautiful”; along with Dance Song of the Year (for “Stay”) at the iHeart Radio Music Awards.

Alessia has earned nominations for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock at the 2017 American Music Awards, the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Artist, the Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist, the BET Award for Best New Artist, the BBC Award for Song of The Year, and many other honors.  In addition, she lent her voice to the RIAA platinum “How Far I’ll Go” penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda, official song of Disney’s animated film Moana.

THE PAINS OF GROWING track listing:

1. Growing Pains

2. Not Today

3. I Don’t Want To

4. 7 Days

5. Trust My Lonely

6. Wherever I Live

7. All We Know

8. A Little More

9. Comfortable

10. Nintendo Game

11. Out Of Love

12. Girl Next Door

13. My Kind

14. Easier Said

15. Growing Pains (Reprise)

Lil Yachty’s Nuthin’ 2 Prove

Lil Yachty announced that his forthcoming album Nuthin 2 Prove will be released on October 19. This will be his follow up project since Birthday Mix 3, and his Lil Boat 2 mixtape, which featured a slew of artists from Ugly God, 2 Chainz, Quavo, PnB Rock, Offset, Lil Pump, Trippie Redd, to Lil Baby and more. Additionally, this comes after Lil Yachty’s single “Who Want The Smoke?” which features Offset and Cardi B.

Recently Lil Yachty has been filming his role for How High 2. Lil Yachty plays Roger, an entrepreneur and the younger brother of one of the protagonists from the original film. Per the official description by MTV, Roger and his friend go on a magical hash-fueled journey to fund their on-demand munchies delivery start-up. This past summer he made his big screen debut as the voice of Green Lantern in Teen Titans Go! To The Movies. Lil Yachty also recently collaborated with Donny Osmond for Chef Boyardee’s Start The Par-dee jingle.

Lil Yachty, aka Lil Boat, aka “King of the Youth” is a 21-year old Atlanta native, a Grammy-nominated singer, rapper, producer, creative designer, branding genius and fashion icon who smashed onto the scene two years ago. Since then he accumulated nearly 3 billion streams, found himself on the covers of Paper and FADER magazines, as well as landing the cover of The New York Times Men’s Style section and a XXL Freshman cover.

It’s commonplace for young rap stars to claim that they’ve transcended hip-hop; it’s rarer for them to actually do it. Yachty does.” – THE NEW YORKER

Besides the actual sun, there is no source of joy in the world right now brighter and more sustaining than Lil Yachty. So basically, the moral of the story is: cancel all your plans and stay at home, and instead just understand that the Goodest Night has now been had, by one Lil Boat, Esq. You will never have as good a night as Lil Yachty. Apologies.” – NOISEY

Lil Yachty has created an alternate universe in which traditional narratives of rap excess are reframed as fantastical stories. He has mainlined Gucci Mane’s vocal quirk a penchant for odd rhyme structures cloaked in unlikely melodies.” -THE NEW YORK TIMES

Lil Yachty is probably going to change the world.” – ROLLING STONE

“Yachty is the master of our joy.” -PITCHFORK

Logic Releases New Album

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Artist Logic, who performed “One Day” with Ryan Tedder on The Ellen Show, presents chapter four of his Young Sinatra saga with the release of YSIV via Def Jam Recordings/Visionary Music Group.

“One Day,” the first advance single from YSIV, with over 46 million streams worldwide, was followed in early September by “Everybody Dies.” YSIV will be Logic’s last physical album, available for a limited time here.

View the MTV VMA live performance of “One Day” video here, featuring appearances from Michael Pena, Judy Reyes, Luis Guzman and more.

YSIV – with features by Wu-Tang Clan, Jaden Smith, Hailee Steinfeld and others (see track listing below) – is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Everybody, Logic’s breakout third album (released May 2017), which debuted at #1 Soundscan.  

Everybody’s RIAA 5x-platinum single 1-800-273-8255(National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) featuring fellow Def Jam artist Alessia Cara and Khalid, catapulted Logic to worldwide acclaim for bringing mental health and suicide prevention aware­ness to the critical conversation. The song earned Logic two Grammy® Award nominations – including the prestigious Song Of The Year – and a triumphant closing performance at the 2018 Grammy® Award.

In the interim, Logic dropped his Bobby Tarantino II mixtape, which rocketed to a #1 album chart debut in March 2018.  BTII spun off the RIAA gold Top 10 singles “44 More” and “Every­day” (featuring Philadel­phia DJ-producer Marshmello), and also boasted features from A-list heavies 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and Wiz Khalifa

In June 2018, Logic kicked off a massive 33-city North American summer amphi­theater and arena tour of the U.S. and Canada, including such prestigious venues as New York’s Madison Square Garden, PNE Amphitheatre in Vancouver, and the Forum in Los Angeles.

Logic

LOGIC RELEASES NEW TRACK “EVERYBODY DIES”

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Multi-Platinum, Grammy Nominated artist Logicamong the top streaming artists in the world with billions of streams to date – burst onto the music scene through a series of mixtapes that led to a significant, rabid underground fan base. His tapes – Young, Broke, and Infamous; Young Sinatra; Young Sinatra: Undeniable; Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, – garnered millions of downloads and streams, jumpstarting a worldwide tour all before signing a record deal with Def Jam Recordings in 2014. Since then Logic, has not slowed down dropping his debut album Under Pressure in 2014, following by The Incredible True Story in 2015, the first installation of the Bobby Tarantino mixtape in 2016, his third album Everybody in 2017 and most recently Bobby Tarantino II. The surprise release came fresh after his show-stopping Grammy Awards® performance of the 4x-platinum “1-800-273-9255″ (National Suicide Preven­tion Lifeline) featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid. Logic most recently performed “One Day” with Ryan Tedder at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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Charles Wachter

Charles Wachter is the Emmy Award-winning founder and president of Hard Twenty. He has produced over thirty television series, most recently he served as the executive producer and show-runner for Apple’s Planet of the Apps, MTV’s Fear Factor, as well as numerous network and cable television shows including Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution for ABC, King of the Nerds  for TBS, and the reboot of American Gladiators for NBC. Prior to alternative television, Charles was an English major at Yale, a Sundance Film Festival Institute Finalist, and has a graduate degree in film from NYU. He lives in Los Angeles with his family.

The Return

LOGIC RELEASES NEW SINGLE
“THE RETURN”

ABOUT LOGIC:

Multi-Platinum, Grammy Nominated artist Logic – among the top streaming artists in the world with billions of streams to date – burst onto the music scene through a series of mixtapes that led to a significant, rabid underground fan base. His tapes – Young, Broke, and Infamous; Young Sinatra; Young Sinatra: Undeniable; Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, – garnered millions of downloads and streams, jumpstarting a worldwide tour all before signing a record deal with Def Jam Recordings in 2014. Since then Logic, has not slowed down dropping his debut album Under Pressure in 2014, following by The Incredible True Story in 2015, the first installation of the Bobby Tarantino mixtape in 2016, his third album Everybody in 2017 and most recently Bobby Tarantino II. The surprise release came fresh after his show-stopping Grammy Awards® performance of the 4x-platinum “1-800-273-8255” (National Suicide Preven­tion Lifeline) featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid. Logic most recently performed “One Day” with Ryan Tedder at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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Lenay Releases “La La Land”

Lenay is a pop singer-songwriter on the verge of superstardom, with the upcoming release of her first single, “La La Land.” “La La Land” features soaring vocals, poppy snare hits, and a relaxing electronic ambiance. Lenay is currently working on her debut album, after years of working as a host on MTV’s 10 on Top in New York with co-hosts ranging from Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, and Macklemore.

Born in the Congo, Africa, Lenay grew up in Minnesota, lived in Santiago, Chile, and now lives in Los Angeles.  While living in Chile, Lenay started her Spanish YouTube channel, which now boasts over 5 million subscribers and over 8 million combined followers across all social media platforms. 2018 will be a massive year for Lenay, as it will see the launch of her own personal live streaming app via Fanhero. She will also publish the first in a series of comic books with Planeta Group, join the Puma Womens’ family, and release her long-anticipated new music, filled to the brim with some of today’s top collaborators.