Highly-coveted Los Angeles fashion label, RtA Brand partners with hip-hop star Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) to celebrate the launch of his new album Hotel Diablo.
To help kick off the launch, MGK will be doing a personal appearance at RtA’s flagship store in West Hollywood Ca, this Sunday, July 14 at 4:00pm. Additionally, the Barneys New York and Beverly Hills locations will unveil the capsule collection on the same day.
The RtA X MGK capsule collection will consist of three limited-edition styles and artwork all inspired by his new album, lyrics, and world tour Hotel Diablo. The celebrated rapper spent the past two month faithfully teasing the project with records, “Hollywood Whore,” “el diablo” and the standout single “I Think I’m OKAY” featuring newcomer Yungblud and Blink 182’s Travis Barker.
In addition to his musical endeavors, Machine Gun Kelly has been hard at work showing off his acting chops in two major Netflix releases, Bird Box and the Motley Crue biopic, The Dirt. MGK was also featured on the Motley Crue’s track “The Dirt (Est. 1981)” which appears on the film’s soundtrack. Fans can catch MGK live when he resumes Hotel Diablo World Tour in August following his annual EST Fest in Butler, OH on August 2-3.
The goal of the collaboration was to create items that had both the RTA and MGK signature feel to it. The jeans are embroidered with lyrics from the album, while the tops are a modern take on vintage rock t-shirts. There is a large white box on the bottom of each top, so MGK can personally sign them for his fans. The goal was to create elevated vintage rock and roll pieces that can essentially be personalized memorabilia.
The RtA X MGK “Hotel Diablo” collaboration will be available in limited released quantities at www.rtabrand.com, the Barneys New York and Beverly Hills stores, and the RtA West Hollywood flagship store. Retail price range: $145-$325.
Young Stoner Life Records artist, Lil Duke just dropped his celebrity-filled mixtape, Blue Devil 2. The label’s CEO, Young Thug and label-mates Lil Keed and Gunna are featured, along side Lil Yachty, Lil Durk, Steezy, Trapboy Freddy, and Young Jordan. The 18-track project comes just one day after the release of his latest music video, “N****s It Ain’t Safe.”
Take a listen to Lil Duke’s latest mixtape, Blue Devil 2 out now via 300 Entertainment and Young Stoner Life Records.
BLUE DEVIL 2 MIXTAPE: https://lilduke.ffm.
1. Believe In Me
2. Too Many
3. Niggas It Ain’t Safe
4. To The Moon ft. Young Thug
5. Rosé ft. Young Jordan
6. Wet Like A Boat ft. Lil Keed & Lil Yachty
7. Look In My Eyez
8. Petty ft. Gunna [watch video]
9. Fatigue ft. Trapboy Freddy
10. Out Da Seal
11. Prodigy ft. Lil Durk
12. The One
14. Feel My Pain
15. Wishy Washy
16. She Mine
17. I’m There ft. Steezy
18. Head On My Shoulders
Record-shattering artists Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus have unveiled a new version of their global No.1 hit today. The new official remix of “Old Town Road” features viral singer/yodeler Mason Ramsey and hip-hop heavyweight Young Thug, alongside Nas and Cyrus. CLICK HERE to stream.
The cultural phenomenon that is “Old Town Road” feat. Cyrus has achieved RIAA© Diamond status of more than 10 million units and continues to lead the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 for the 14th consecutive week.
“Old Town Road” is now officially the longest running Hot 100 hip-hop single of all time and the first song in history to sell 10,000,000 copies while remaining No.1 on Billboard. The star-studded music video for the track has exceeded 200 Million views since released in May.
Recently, Lionsgate unleashed a trailer featuring “Old Town Road” to promote the September 20 release of “Rambo: Last Blood,” starring Sylvester Stallone. CLICK HERE to watch.
GRAMMY® Award-winning rapper COMMON will release his new album Let Love on August 30, 2019, his debut for Loma Vista Recordings.
Pre-order it HERE.
In tandem with this announcement, he shared his latest single and music video entitled “Hercules” [feat. Swizz Beatz]. On the track, he serves up his sharp signature wordplay between soulful backing vocals from Swizz Beatz. Meanwhile, the music video directed by Carrick [Weezer] sees Common thwart a convenience store robbery caught on surveillance camera—in between rapping into his iPhone. Vince Staples makes a cameo as the cashier.
Watch the action unfold HERE.
“Hercules” follows on the heels of the recent single “HER Love” featuring Daniel Caesar, special guest Dwele, and an unreleased beat from J Dilla. Not only did the song amass over 1 million cumulative streams and 339K views on the Savanah Leaf-directed music video within a week, but it also received widespread critical acclaim. VIBE called the song “a State of the Rap Union as he addresses the rise and expansion of hip-hop throughout the past 25 years.” Rolling Stone added that it was “Common’s homage to hip-hop”, and OkayPlayer professed that it’s “his most impactful body of work yet.”
Download “Hercules” HERE.
About the album, he shared, “This album is inspired by the book, “Let Love Have The Last Word” which gave me a path to write about things I had never written about before. It forced me to go deeper and because I opened up about so many things in the book, I was charged to go to raw, personal and spiritual places in the music. Production-wise, I knew that the music had to have depth, soul and dimension to it. I wanted the musicianship and the spirit of what live music brings, but it also had to have something raw and basement about it. When my team said, “You should do some music revolving around the book,” I just took that energy and went running into my artistry without focusing on anything else. No movies, no commercials, no parties (well, I don’t do that too much anyway) and I just worked on music. So this album is the culmination of this journey, this passion and this Divine Love that I have for one of GOD’s greatest gifts – MUSIC.”
COMMON will kick off his Let Love Tour, which starts in Denver, Colorado at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom tonight, and continues through marquee venues in the US and Canada before touring Europe for the first time since 2014. Special guests include Nicole Bus, July 11 –July 26, and Maimouna Youssef aka Mumu Fresh, August 7 – August 29. Each pair of tickets on the second leg of tour dates will come with new music—details to be emailed to ticket holders.
Get tickets HERE.
Be on the lookout for more soon!
The official digital and CD release date is August 30, 2019, with vinyl to follow on October 11, 2019.
Let Love Track List:
1. Good Morning Love feat. Samora Pinderhughes
2. HER Love feat. Daniel Caesar w/special guest Dwele
3. Dwele’s Interlude
4. Hercules feat. Swizz Beatz
5. Fifth Story feat. Leikeli47
6. Forever Your Love feat. BJ The Chicago Kid
7. Leaders (Crib Love) feat. A-Trak
8. Memories of Home feat. BJ The Chicago Kid and Samora Pinderhughes
9. Show Me That You Love feat. Jill Scott and Samora Pinderhughes
10. My Fancy Free Future Love
11. God Is Love feat. Leon Bridges and Jonathan McReynolds
Let Love First Leg Tour Dates:
7/11 – Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
7/12 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Gallivan Center
7/14 – Seattle, WA – The Moore
7/16 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
7/17 – Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield
7/18 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
7/20 – Las Vegas, NV – Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center
7/21 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
7/24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel
7/26 – Newport Beach, CA – The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
Let Love Second Leg Tour Dates:
8/7 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
8/8 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
8/9 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
8/10 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater*
8/11 – McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theater
8/14 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
8/15 – Mashantucket, CT – Fox Theatre
8/16 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
8/20 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
8/21 – Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium
8/22 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
8/23 – Charlotte, NC – Belk Theater
8/27 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater*
8/28 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
8/29 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
*No Maimouna Youssef aka Fresh
9/7 – Oslo Norway – Sentrum Scene
9/8 – Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA
9/10 – London, England – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
9/12 – Manchester, England – O2 Ritz
9/14 – Paris, France – Elysée Montmartre
9/15 – Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk
9/16 – Berlin, Germany – Astra
9/18 – Utrecht, Holland – Ronda
9/19 – Belgium, Gent – Vooriut
For more information and the latest on COMMON, visit:
COMMON is an artist, actor, activist and, most recently, a New York Times best-selling author with the release of his latest memoir, “Let Love Have The Last Word.” With a storied career spanning three decades, his work has been recognized with numerous GRAMMY® Awards, an Emmy® Award, a Golden Globe®, and an Academy® Award for the song “Glory,” which he co-wrote and performed with John Legend. He recently finished work on a new album, Let Love, which is slated for release on August 30, 2019.
Hailing from the Southside of Chicago, rising R&B star Ann Marie has released a new body of work; her debut Interscope project titled Pretty Psycho. Clocking in at eleven songs with a superstar feature from Jeremih, Pretty Psycho is the follow up to Ann Marie’s Tripolar 2 project released earlier this year which shot up to #3 on the Apple Music R&B charts. Leading the charge on the album is the silky single “Throw It Back” setting the tone for what fans can expect. It precedes two monster tracks in “My Body” and “Drip” (featuring Jeremih) that reinforces Ann Marie’s signature R&B sound of equal parts grit and sexy. Ann Marie’s brilliance in songwriting is a feature throughout the project but especially so on the emotional “Touch Me” and “Decline” which features fellow Chicago artist Sonta.
Ann Marie| Pretty Psycho | Track Listing
Ann Marie | Pretty Psycho | eAlbum
About Ann Marie
Ann Marie hails from Englewood, a neighbourhood on the South Side of Chicago. Releasing consistent bodies of work alongside her collaborative work, the 23 year old steadily built a legion of fans over the past three years. She hit it big with “Handle It,” which came off Tripolar, her third body of work following Unfuckwithable and her self-titled debut Ann Marie. The song went on to rack up over 10 Million plays on Apple Music. 2019 kicked off with a bang for Ann Marie with smash single “Secret,” on follow up project Tripolar 2. The slinky R&B track featured rapper YK Osiris and accumulated over 35 Million views on Youtube in less than 5 months. With her raw storytelling and honey-like tones, Ann Marie began to see her numbers grow. Now based out of Atlanta, the young artist has already accumulated over 700,000 subscribers on Youtube which landed her a spot on the platform’s Foundary Artists list (Youtube’s artist development program). Now celebrating over 100,000 streams per day on Apple Music, an additional 450k+ streams on Spotify, Ann Marie has earned her place as one of music’s most intriguing new artists.
Amidst their much-anticipated return to the spotlight on the Mixtape Tour, the “boys in the band” announce an exclusive three-day pop-up shop in New York City.
The pop-up hits Live Nation’s Shop Nation store in Chelsea on Saturday, June 29th and will give fans access to new and exclusive vintage-inspired merchandise emblazoned with throwback lyrics like, “We like the boys, the boys in the band” and “Hangin’ Tough”, only available at the pop-up. Keeping with the aesthetic that has defined this new chapter of NKOTB’s career, the pop-up also features a number of pieces from the Mixtape Tour collection.
In addition to a perfectly curated merch collection, fans will also have the chance to win a pair of tickets and even a meet & greet with members of NKOTB at one of their shows either in Uniondale, NY on June 30th or Newark, NJ on July 2nd.
The meet & greet giveaway contest will run from Saturday, June 29th-Sunday, June 30th. The winners for the June 30th Uniondale tickets will be announced on June 29th, and the winners of the July 2ndNewark tickets will be announced on June 30th. Click here for contest rules:
Pop-up location, dates and hours below:
430 W. 15th Street
New York, NY 10011
Saturday, June 29 @ 11 AM-8 PM
Sunday, June 30 @ 11 AM-8 PM
Monday, July 1 *store closed*
Tuesday, July 2 @ 11 AM-8 PM
The Mixtape tour kicked off in early May and will hit 53 cities throughout the band’s three-month journey across North America. NKOTB is also joined by special guests Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naughty by Nature. For ticket information and more exclusive merchandise, visit the band’s website
The emerging indie rock band, May the Sky [MTS], is based in Dayton, OH. Their exclusive, “Won” from the new EP Discoveries is an anthemic masterpiece which is reminiscent of the iconic Bohemian Rhapsody and some of their mantras. Hard hitting melodies alongside of dramatic drums and rhythmic guitar riffs. Brilliant lyrics coupled with effortless vocals and orchestration make this alternative ensemble ooze marketability. It’s been a long time since we have tripped upon a gem like MTS. Both epic and spellbinding.
International singer/songwriter, K-Syran, celebrates the recognition of women at this year’s Ibiza Music Summit and personally promises a summer of stonking dance music.
Summer – gorgeous, warm, sparkling summer. The trees are full, the blossom’s floating down like snow and we’re hankering after those delicious brushes of warm sunshine on our skin. Don’t you just love it! But summer brings with it so much more than the seasonal sun – it also comes armed with a whole new bag of music. As spring blends into shimmering summer, our music industry flicks the switch on the vibe dial and suddenly we burst into action on the dance floor.
Summer is officially here and that means dance music is hot on the agenda for the next four months!
Just as the first buds of spring peep into view, our radio stations tempt and tease us as they sprinkle more vibrant and energized dance tracks across the airwaves. From that moment, us music lovers know that the new season of music has sprung into life. Summer ‘sounds’ are equally as important as the summer sun and as the Ibiza Music Summit came to an end last weekend, it marked the official start of the dance music season, bring it on!
With three Top 10 dance hits of my own, I understand just how important dance music is to all of us. Standing hand-in-hand with festivals and live gigs, dance clubs are one of the few places that our music can touch and interact with our audience on a live level. That’s one of the few opportunities that we have to share the exhilarating musical experience as one. For me, that’s what music is all about, that touching-point with my audience.
So I applaud my musical sisters who made a stand at this year’s Ibiza Music Summit and addressed the vital topic of Diversity in Electronic Music. Tackling the issue of female representation within the electronic music industry, Jackie Antas of Live Nation exposed some vital statistics about us girls in the industry:
- Just 1 out of 15 of Billboard’s One’s to Watch were women
- No major music labels have female bosses
- In 2014, only 18% of electronic labels include women on their rosters
- Women made up 11% of rosters in 2016
I’m sure you’ll agree that these statistics are kinda shocking in what’s meant to be a equal world and within an industry which focuses so heavily on female talent. The Summit discussed the need to implement a change in thought processes globally and it was agreed that there’s absolutely no doubt that the industry needs to represent women more fairly. We shouldn’t label talent as ‘female artists’ or ‘female DJs’ – we should be equal enough to be label for our talent, not our gender.
Bring it on girls, let’s show the industry what we’re made of! I’m kicking live and loud into this summer of dance with a bucket load of dance music that I’ll be releasing across the season. I’ve been working with some awesome DJs and remixers to bring you the flavour of music that I know keeps you pumping in the clubs. From awesome Dan Boots right through to the unparalleled talent of Jamie Lewis and Mr Mike – I’ve been working relentlessly in the studio with them all and I promise I’ll make this a musical summer that you won’t forget. Watch this space – us girls will be lighting up those Ibiza dance floors very soon!