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BANKS shares “Contaminated” video

BANKS shares the lyric video for the haunting track “Contaminated.” View it HERE.

The track is featured on BANKS’ third album, III, which debuted to widespread critical acclaim last month. Zane Lowe first debuted the song as a World First on Apple Music’s Beats 1. BANKS recorded “Contaminated” in Los Angeles, collaborating with producer BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Francis and the Lights). Rolling Stone called the track “infectious” while Billboard noted “‘Contaminated,’…a heavy synth-based melody juxtaposed by the songstress’ signature airy vocals to detail the draining and heartbreaking process of being with someone not healthy for you.”

“‘Contaminated’ is about being addicted to a toxic relationship. The more you give, the less of yourself you become,” says BANKS. BANKS further discusses III in feature articles running in TIME Magazine, Harper’s BAZAAR, Vanity Fair, V Magazine and elsewhere. III is her highest-charting album to date on Billboard’s Top Album Sales tally, debuting at No. 3. It came in at No. 1 on the Internet Albums tally, No. 2 on the Current Alternative Albums and Current Pop Albums charts and No. 9 on the Digital Albums chart. Songs from III have accumulated over 50 million streams alone. She’ll support the album with an extensive headline tour, which kicks off on September 3 at REBEL in Toronto.

The III Tour will include two sold-out shows at Brooklyn Steel (with a third night on sale now) and an October 1 concert at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now. BANKS will also perform at such festivals as Music Midtown in Atlanta, Life is Beautiful in Las Vegas and Austin City Limits. See below for full list of North American/UK/EU dates.

   BANKS – THE III TOUR Dates here.

Anuel AA and Ozuna “Adicto”

Latin GRAMMY© winning producer Tainy taps Latin trap rapper Anuel AA, and reggaetonero Ozuna for his latest single, “Adicto” out now on Interscope Records/ Neon 16. “Adicto” was featured as Zane Lowe’s World Record today on Apple Music’s Beats 1 and is available now at all  digital retailers

The Zak Facts directed video comes just in time for cuffing season, highlighting the trios trysts with love. Coming out swinging as a solo artist, Tainy powers back-to-back hits such as, “Callaita,” with Bad Bunny, and “I Can’t Get Enough” with benny blanco, Selena Gomez, and J. Balvin — the mogul continues to thrive on the music scene. View the video for “Adicto” here.

“Adicto” is the latest single off of Tainy’s upcoming solo project under NEON16 — his multifaceted label recently co-founded with renowned music exec, and former EVP at Roc Nation Records, Lex Borrero. The “Adicto” music video features Tainy’s first-ever close-up as a bonafide solo artist. And the multi-hyphenate, Tainy, plays his renowned keys on camera for his loyalists, as Ozuna croons: “Han pasado varios días y estoy enfermo de ti/ Dime que me hiciste mal/ De mi memoria yo no te puedo borrar/ Dios me va a castigar le prometí te iba a olvidar.”

Anuel AA articulates the growing pains of love, as the MC’s “Adicto” vice on wax is his woman. The thrill of a passionate love often runs its course, and the picturesque “Adicto” video shows both the highs and lows of multiple young lovers. And with the outro, “Bebe yo soy adicto a tu piel/ Yo trato de explicarte y tu no quieres entender,” Tainy, Ozuna, and Anuel AA leave their “Adicto” viewers wondering if the thing they love most is what they are better off without.

Alexander 23 “Another Summer Night Without You”

Alexander 23 shares the visual for his track “Another Summer Night Without You,” from the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why (Season 3) Sountrack. Watch the video directed by Alexander 23 (Alexander Glantz) and Kenny Okagaki HERE.

Jonas Brothers “Only Human” Music Video

Maintaining momentum for the biggest comeback of the decade, Jonas Brothers unveil the music video for their latest single “Only Human” today.

Watch it HERE.

Last night, the group announced a YouTube watch page would launch at 10am ET today, featuring a countdown clock and chat with the band, followed by the exclusive worldwide premiere of the official video for “Only Human” at 1PM ET.

The video also saw broadcast premiers with MTV Live, mtvU and the iconic Times Square Viacom billboards. Directed by Anthony Mandler, who also directed the band’s videos for “Sucker” and “Cool,” the video evokes an eighties throwback vibe as Jonas Brothers perform to a packed audience, crooning into vintage microphones and kicking old school dance moves.

The video release comes as “Only Human” heats up at radio, quickly ascending both the Hot AC and Top 40 chart- where it is already Top 15. This week, the band took home two 2019 Teen Choice Awards for “Artist Of The Decade” and “Choice Summer Group.” The band also received four nominations at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards taking place on August 26, 2019 in Newark, NJ. The nods include “Video of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” and “Best Pop” for “Sucker” as well as “Artist of the Year.” Vote HERE.

Speaking to the widespread success, “Sucker” also achieved a platinum certification from the RIAA. Recently, Jonas Brothers ignited their sold-out Happiness Begins Tour in Miami with an explosive performance. Joined by special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw, the jaunt canvases North America through the end of the year. Check out the full itinerary below.

Happiness Begins became the third #1 album of the Jonas Brother’s career and first release since 2009. This #1 bow represented a landmark moment for the group and pop at large as they retain the place at the top of the charts they claimed a decade ago. Jonas Brothers achieved the biggest sales week of 2019 for an album. Not to mention, Happiness Begins generated a greater total consumption of more than the rest of the Billboard 200’s Top 10 combined!

A global success, the album also landed at #1 in Canada, with additional career high debuts in countries including UK, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands and more. These achievements solidified Jonas Brothers’ return as the biggest pop moment of 2019.

Kash Doll “Ready Set” Music Video

Kash Doll releases her music video accompanying her latest banger “Ready Set” featuring fellow Detroit rap representative Big Sean today. The record is an obvious undeniable summer smash, with its celebratory tone and energized pace driven flow.

Directed by Jesse Ray Diamond with Teyana (Spike Tee) Taylor serving as Creative Director, the video matches the songs high energy with a Motor City inspired race themed visual that is beyond smoking hot.

Watch “Ready Set”: HERE

Speaking about the song and video, Kash Doll says, “Ready Set is a motivational and aspirational song. I wanted to let people know if I can make it, despite the things I’ve been through, they can do it too. I’m a D girl so I’m determined.” The Detroit rapper is on a serious roll. She is fresh off a BET Award nomination for “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist,” touring the country with Meek Mill and just had her major music release “Kitten” featuring none other than the legendary hip-hop icon Lil Wayne. This all follows her groundbreaking mini-movie and song “Hustla” released in April.

Detroit native Kash Doll has impacted the music industry with a commanding force, dropping street-earned truths with her throwback wordplay and powerful bars. The one-two combination of spirit and sass announced her as fiery female force in 2019 after quietly amassing 30 million-plus on-demand streams, garnering the BMI Social Star Award and “Issa Wave Award” at the BET Social Awards, and inking a deal with Republic Records. An unbelievable story brought her to this point.

Losing her dad on just her first birthday, she always held down multiple jobs to support her mom and siblings. And at 18, she started investing in herself eventually opening two beauty bars and funding her own music career. She made waves on the 2014 independent debut mixtape, Keisha Vs. Kash Doll. Following 2016’s Trapped In The Dollhouse, she developed a presence as a touring force and earned coveted co-signs from Drake, Big Sean, Rick Ross, Remy Ma, and many more. The 2018 The Vault mixtape captured #1 on multiple mixtape sites as her debut single for Republic Records “Ice Me Out” and its 2 Chainz-assisted official remix clocked 18 million-plus total streams. Last year, Kash Doll also released a project solely for her fans titled Brat Mail to thank them for all their continued support.

The project garnered over 23 million global streams and features the break out single “Check.” Shortly before Brat Mail, Kash released one of her biggest singles to date, “For Everybody,” which racked up over 10 million YouTube/VEVO views independently.

She kicked off 2019 with a bang by supporting Meek Mill on tour. Outside of music, this boss runs Kash Doll Enterprises and does charity work around her hometown. Her city bestowed the “Spirit of Detroit” Award upon her.

Ari Lennox “BMO” Music Video

Dreamville/Interscope Records is pleased to announce the release of singer-songwriter Ari Lennox’s extra-sensory new video for “BMO.” Directed by child., the down-to-earth clip features the D.C.-born diva booed up and chilling in all her glory, watch HERE.

“BMO” is the third official single from Lennox’s critically acclaimed debut album, Shea Butter Baby, which dropped in May of this year.  A fan favorite, the song has catapulted up the charts and is currently Top 20 at Urban Radio, and #34 and rising on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.

Meanwhile, the project’s lead single, also called “Shea Butter Baby” (featuring label head and MC J. Cole), is currently #13 at Urban AC Radio and still climbing. The accompanying music video, directed by Bennett Johnson, has amassed a whopping 18 million views on YouTube alone.

On August 24th, Lennox will headline Live Nation Urban’s Femme It Forward music series in Philadelphia, PA..  The singer, who recently wrapped an impressive U.S. run in support of her album, will also join Lizzo’s Cuz I Love you Too Tour for another spin around the states.

That cross-country trek launches Friday, September 7th in New Orleans, LA and will conclude on Friday, October 25th in Las Vegas, NV. Once she’s fulfilled her duties stateside, Lennox will then head overseas for the Shea Butter Baby International Tour and play shows in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium and the United Kingdom. Ari Lennox recently delivered an intoxicating and smooth performance of “I’ve Been” on COLORS, check it out HERE.

Shea Butter Baby is available now on digital retailers worldwide.

Lemonade

Splish splash.. pour me some of that lemonade. Legendary guitar monster Bobby Messano serves up a mighty tasty solution to your summer blues in his new music video, “Lemonade” as he jams and croons over a summery groove.  The song is all about making lemonade out of life’s lemons and is from his 9th solo CD…LEMONADE.. just out! This most-cool video, produced and directed by celebrated concert photographer/videographer Jim Mimna (Infamous Stringdusters, Tom Morello, Deanna Bogart), was filmed at Dockside Studio in Maurice, Louisiana, and at the fabulous Denver, Colorado Warwick Hotel. It perfectly captures the wry humor of the song, alternating between live studio footage of kick-ass musicians: (piano wizard Bob Malone (Fogerty), drummer Doug Belote (Clapton) and Carl Dufrene Jr (North Mississippi Allstars) and refreshingly playful poolside moments.  Drink in. Drink up!

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Evan Konrad “Come On Snake, Let’s Rattle”

Today, singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Evan Konrad reveals his official music video for “Come On Snake, Let’s Rattle.” 
 
Check out the official music video HERE.
 
On the visually inspiring music video and working with director Marc Klasfeld, Konrad said: “Working on the video for Snake with Marc was really special for me. He gave me a lot of trust, especially for a new artist, creating a space for my vision so I could bring my all to the performance. Doing a video of this caliber and having myself be at the forefront was a great challenge and it allowed me to grow a lot in a really condensed period of time. We fought for our vision, and I’m glad we did, it made the song stronger, more clear, and It’s become my favorite visual pairing for my music to date. This is a wonderful marker for me on my journey and I can’t wait to see what comes next.”
 
On the song Konrad said: “Come On Snake, Let’s Rattle” is an ego battle, at its core. A portrayal of a person too far gone to come back. The lyrics act as his personal introduction to you, a tour of his world, and together you explore this place for his debauchery. When I was writing the song, I would see this person in a beautiful cocktail lounge, full of elegant and fashionable people whom he could mold and control as he wished, obeying his word, almost as if they were an extension of himself. On the surface he is a walking statement of obsessive self-consumption, but as the song moves into its finale, he begins to show a deeper sadness to his character, a vulnerability. I want you to feel a warmth coming through his exterior, like a genuine smile before he ultimately turns on you too.
 
The single arrives on the heels of his debut “The Long Way Out.”  Since its premiere on Billboard, the song has been catching the attention of critics including Alternative Press pegging him as “the alt-pop newcomer to keep an eye on.” Check out the video for “The Long Way Out” Here!
 
This is just the beginning for Konrad. In May, he recently joined Black Pistol Fire on the road with stops everywhere from Epicenter Music Festival to Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival. In addition, he recently announced he’ll be making his debut performance at Lollapalooza on Thursday, August 1, Bumbershoot on August 30, and Aftershock on October 13. Born and raised in Abbotsford, BC Canada, the singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist devoted his entire life to crafting music. Growing up in a house where creativity would be encouraged at every turn, he spent countless hours writing songs and producing. Following stints recording and on the road with other artists, he locked himself away in the studio and commenced work on what would become his forthcoming debut. With nothing more than a few songs on his private SoundCloud link shared by his manager, he caught the attention of LAVA founder Jason Flom who signed him on the spot—because of the downright mind-blowing songcraft. Now, that songcraft comes to life on his first single “Long Way Out” with its airy beat, haunting vocals, and seesawing chant.

The best way to describe the music would be Thom Yorke translating Christopher Nolan’s Memento into songs, and even that only scratches the surface.
 
Tour Dates
08/01 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon
08/26 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
08/28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
08/30 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
10/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock

Tee Grizzley “Scriptures” Visuals

Rapper Tee Grizzley releases the visuals for “Scriptures the title track off of his sophomore album. The cinematic video finds champion boxer Gervonta Davis, who successfully defended his world title this past weekend, sparring bar for bar alongside Grizzley’s enticing wordplay. The song “Scriptures”, produced by Timbaland, is a prime example of Tee Grizzley’s versatility and ability to lyrically attack any beat thrown his way.

Melii ft. Tory Lanez “Slow for Me” Video

Melii releases video for “Slow for Me” featuring Tory Lanez out now!

Watch HERE

 Melii shines brighter than ever before in her speakeasy-inspired track, “Slow for Me” from phAses. The glamorous Tory Lanez-assisted, “Slow for Me,” music video shows the pairs undeniable musical chemistry on-camera.