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Hot Girl Summer, Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj, Ty Dolla $ign, 360 MAGAZINE

Hot Girl Summer

“Megan Thee Stallion is at the forefront of the ‘Women’s Rap Renaissance!'”360 MAGAZINE

“This is the year of the ‘hot girl summer’ ”  NBC NEWS


“The lifestyle choice of summer 2019: Hot Girl Summer.” –HUFFINGTON POST


“If you’ve logged onto Twitter or swiped through your Instagram at any point this summer, you’ve definitely seen a post declaring it’s a hot girl summer. The now-ubiquitous phrase, a call to live your most confident and unapologetic life, was coined in the early months of the season by Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion.” – TIME MAGAZINE


“Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion, and her definitive tweet that this season is made for hot girls, made the phrase the season’s most ubiquitous meme, an internet-wide catchphrase.” – WIRED


“Her power lies directly in her self-confidence, honesty, and unmitigated desire to dominate-and not just when it comes to life itself; these qualities pour through her music.” – COMPLEX


“[Megan Thee Stallion] exudes a confidence of an artist that has been mastering the game for at least a decade.” –BILLBOARD


“Her music is unapologetically Southern, with her thick Houston accent bouncing effortlessly over sensual and bare trap beats, allowing her lyricism and delivery to shine through.” –ROLLING STONE


“If you don’t know the name Megan Thee Stallion, you will soon: she’s one of the fastest rising rappers and finds herself rooted in a pop culture moment that’s all about the yeehaw agenda, country-trap and sex-positive messaging.” – PASTE

If one thing is clear, Megan Thee Stallion owns Summer 2019! The Houston based MC and cultural icon, Megan Thee Stallion, continues her hot girl hot streak today with the release of new single, “Hot Girl Summer” feat. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign. The single boasts production from hip-hop icon Juicy J and features a sample from the hit City Girls’ song “Act Up.” The track is named after the biggest cultural phenomenon of 2019, established by Megan, known as #HOTGIRLSUMMER. The phrase and viral meme not only encompasses everything Megan stands for but has also become a rallying cry for men and women around the world and is catapulting Megan into a household name.

When explaining #HOTGIRLSUMMER Megan states, “it’s just about women and men being unapologetically them, just having a good-ass time, hyping up your friends, doing you, not giving a damn about what nobody gotta say about it.”

Megan has had a monumental year that includes this week’s digital cover of PAPER Magazine, a print cover of The FADER’s Summer issue, being named as one of XXL Magazine’s 2019 Freshman, a late-night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and multiple radio hits such as “Cash Shit” and “Big Ole Freak.” Her critically-acclaimed project Fever has been praised by the likes of Rolling Stone, The Fader, XXL, Billboard, Pitchfork, Paper, and more.

Beyond being a successful rapper, Megan is currently a college student, environmental activist, philanthropist, Chance the Rapper’s occasional dietary consultant, and life coach for the world at large. Megan has hosted beauty pageants that award scholarships to “hotties” who also happen to be students, organized the first “Hottie Beach Clean Up” in Los Angeles, and still has time to regularly spread the word of hot girl summer on social media. With each move she makes she continues to set herself apart as the most unique, inspirational, and driven artist out right now, so it’s no wonder she can count Kylie Jenner, Drake, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nicki Minaj, etc. as some of her fans.

Due to climate change, hot girl summer will be continuing well into the Fall when Megan joins Meek Mill and Future for their North American Legendary Nights Tour with YG and Mustard (select tour dates below)., but for now she shows no signs of slowing down. Stay tuned for more news as #HOTGIRLSUMMER is far from over!

READ THE PAPER DIGITAL COVER STORY FEATURING MEGAN THEE STALLION: https://www.papermag.com/megan-thee-stallion-2639723905.html

NEW SINGLE FEATURING NICKI MINAJ AND TY DOLLA $IGN OUT NOW; LISTEN HERE
FALL TOUR WITH FUTURE, MEEK MILL, YG AND MUSTARD; PURCHASE TICKETS HERE 

VALEE RELEASES “RUNNIN RICH” EP

EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY KETCHUP – LISTEN HERE

TRACKLIST

1. YOPPIE

2. ICE ATTACK PREQUEL

3. ABOVE AVERAGE FT. G HERBO

4. PEPSI

5. JOHN DOE

6. BOXING

7. CLEVER FT. KING LOUIE

8. SLEEP NUMBER FT. VIC MENSA

“Valee is a quiet rapper making a lot of noise.” ——RollingStone

“Valee’s innovative style makes it impossible to predict what might come next.”  ——-Pitchfork

“Valee doesn’t sound like anything happening in Chicago hip-hop right now.” ——-Noisey

ABOUT VALEE:

In an era when aspiring public figures broadcast constantly in an effort to maximize their brand value, Valee’s coolly laconic stands apart. With short songs and a soft-spoken style, his unpredictable raps sketch subjects with a droll eye for detail over a bass-heavy canvas. This is trap music for the connoisseur, for fans of clever lyrics and effortless style. Valee grew up on Chicago’s South Side. When he received toys as a child, he would break them apart to figure out how they worked, a method he applies to his own process with music today:  “Sometimes I rap and cut and copy and paste and move parts around and it changes the whole song, for the better.” His music career began when, intent on buying a gaming system, he stopped at Guitar Center instead. “I just wanted to make beats better than what I hear on my mixtapes or on the radio, and I wanted to rap on it. I wasn’t thinking about anyone else at all.” His counterintuitive approach across five mixtapes and his G.O.O.D. Music debut EP, GOOD job, You Found Me, has captured the ears of artists and music aficionados alike, drawn to his unorthodox approach.

FOLLOW VALEE:

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CONTACT:

Renata Muniz

Renata.Muniz@umusic.com

Genesis Garcia

Genesis.Garcia@umusic.com

9LOKKNINE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “BEEF” FEATURING NLE CHOPPA & MURDA BEATZ

Rising Orlando rapper 9lokknine, releases “Beef featuring NLE Choppa & Murda Beatz, a new single on Cash Money Records, to all digital retailers today.

Over ominous production from Murda Beatz highlighted Bby eerie keys and skittering hi-hats, 9lokknine pops off catchy and confident boasts. Meanwhile, platinum Memphis, TN rapper NLE Choppa makes an impactful and impressive cameo. The track unites three of rap’s fiercest and freshest voices on one bold banger bound to make serious waves.

Additionally, 9lokknine will join fellow Cash Money Records artist Blueface on his tour, which starts July 15th. The rapper will be opening for Blueface on the tour and will hit major markets including Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Los Angeles and more. Tickets are available here.

The track arrives on the heels of 9lokknine’s Cash Money Records debut single 10 Percent. Not only did the latter surpass 1.2 million Spotify streams, but it also amassed a staggering 23.7 million YouTube views and counting. It would also be featured by Genius, WorldStarHipHop, and more. The summer of 9lokknine starts with Beef.

 Born and raised in Orlando, he lived with his mom and three brothers as dad shuffled in and out of jail. At the age of nine, he started rapping on Garage Band from his iPod, developing catchy cadences and a knack for rhymes. However, trouble proved inescapable throughout junior high and high school. 9lokknine logged multiple stints behind bars before finally writing his mom a letter from jail announcing that he’s going to “blow up” when he gets out…2018 saw him make good on that promise.

Inspired by Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Plies, and YoungBoy Never Broke Again, he turned up with a sizzling signature style on independent projects such as Loyalty Kill Love and Bloodshells Revenge. As he generated tens of millions of YouTube views and garnered widespread critical acclaim from XXL, No Jumper, Noisey, and more.  Pitchfork named Front Door among “The 5 Best New Rap Songs” and The FADER touted Blatt on “The 10 Best New Rap Songs Right Now. 

In the wake of his rapid rise, 9lokknine inked a deal with Cash Money Records and is putting finishing touches on his first full-length album for Cash Money Records due out very soon. Get ready!

With an indescribable flow, incalculable unpredictability, and infectious intensity, 9lokknine shows off a fiery, focused, and fresh phenomenon for rap music in 2018. A turbulent nine-year journey paved the way for his arrival.

9lokknine is undoubtedly blowing up!  

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OMB PEEZY DROPS MUSIC VIDEO

OMB PEEZY DROPS MUSIC VIDEO
Mixtape Ft. G-Eazy, Lil Durk, Sada Baby, T.I. & Boosie Badazz Out Now
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OMB Peezy just dropped his latest mixtape, Preacher to the Streets, with guest appearances from G-Eazy, Boosie Badazz, Lil Durk, Sada Baby and more via 300 Entertainment and E-40’s Sick Wid It Records. Now the Alabama native also blessed fans with his “Where I Come From,” the latest visual release from his star-studded mixtape.
Be sure to take a look at “Where I Come From” and check out Peezy’s new series Hood Essentials.
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VIDEO – WHERE I COME FROM: https://youtu.be/rFpaO_p8iII
MIXTAPE – PREACHER TO THE STREETS: https://ombpeezy.ffm.to/ptts
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OMB Peezy Socials:
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CRITICAL PRAISE:
Peezy’s music blends the funk of the Bay with the rawness of the Deep South”  ~Pitchfork
OMB Peezy is tough but melodic, with a youthfully urgent voice and production that’s indebted to Louisiana and California.” ~New York Times
This kid from Alabama is the future of rap.” ~The FADER

 

Sherwood Marty “Doin My Thang”

SHERWOOD MARTY DROPS NEW SINGLE “DOIN MY THANG

Baton Rouge’s Sherwood Marty just released his latest single, “Doin My Thang.”

This follows his BRKRS music video “We Outchea,” which stemmed from his last mixtape, Stuck In The Trenches 1.5. Sherwood Marty first busted onto the scene in 2016 with his breakthrough mixtape, Stuck In The Trenches: Self Made Vol. 1, which featured an appearance from the late, Da Real Gee Money. Sherwood’s uncompromising rawness made records like, “Sherwood Baby” and “Ride” a huge success. Last year, Sherwood teamed up with breakout Bay Area/Alabama lyricist, OMB Peezy for their joint Young and Reckless mixtape, that received praise from Pitchfork, Pigeons and Planes, Hypebeast, XXL, Hot New Hip-Hop, Elevator Mag, Thizzler, and other outlets.

Take a listen to “Doin My Thang” below and look for the music video coming soon.

Listen to Doin My Thang

Listen to We Outchea

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VALEE “YOU AND ME BOTH”

VALEE SHARES THE WEALTH ON NEW RECORD “YOU AND ME BOTH” 

LISTEN HERE

WATCH THE KALEIDOSCOPIC LYRIC VIDEO HERE

“Valee is changing the sound of hip-hop in 2018, one unpredictable verse at a time.”RollingStone

Valee’s innovative style makes it impossible to predict what might come next.”Pitchfork

“Valee doesn’t sound like anything happening in Chicago hip-hop right now.” – Noisey

 

ABOUT VALEE:
In an era when aspiring public figures broadcast constantly in an effort to maximize their brand value, Valee’s coolly laconic stands apart. With short songs and a soft-spoken style, his unpredictable raps sketch subjects with a droll eye for detail over a bass-heavy canvas. This is trap music for the connoisseur, for fans of clever lyrics and effortless style. Valee grew up on Chicago’s South Side. When he received toys as a child, he would break them apart to figure out how they worked, a method he applies to his own process with music today:  “Sometimes I rap and cut and copy and paste and move parts around and it changes the whole song, for the better.” His music career began when, intent on buying a gaming system, he stopped at Guitar Center instead. “I just wanted to make beats better than what I hear on my mixtapes or on the radio, and I wanted to rap on it. I wasn’t thinking about anyone else at all.” His counterintuitive approach across five mixtapes and his G.O.O.D. Music debut EP, GOOD job, You Found Me, has captured the ears of artists and music aficionados alike, drawn to his unorthodox approach.

FOLLOW VALEE:
TWITTER | INSTAGRAM 

CONTACT:
Renata Muniz
Renata.Muniz@umusic.com

Genesis Garcia
Genesis.Garcia@umusic.com

10.KCAASH: CREATOR OF THE WOAH DANCE

INTRODUCING 10.KCAASH: CREATOR OF THE WOAH DANCE RELEASES “ALOHA” FEATURING G.U.N.

LISTEN HERE

PRODUCED BY KENNYBEATS

WATCH 10K.CAASH TAKE OVER SXSW 2019

“10k.Caash’s latest viral dance challenge is turning his song “Aloha” into a hit.” – Genius

“10k.Caash is helping ‘The Woah’ go viral and putting Texas dance rap on the map.” – Pitchfork

20 RAPPERS TO WATCH IN 2019

“10.K Caash is a prime example of what’s possible for a new rapper with good connections, great producers, and enough energy to turn the most popping Texas club inside out.” – Complex

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New Beau Young Prince Music Video

BEAU YOUNG PRINCE DROPS VIDEO FOR “LET GO” FROM SPIDER-MAN INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

“LET GO” AT OVER 13 MILLION STREAMS!!

WATCH HERE

“Beau Young Prince’s natural grasp of melody is his secret weapon. He rides producer Jailo’s candy-coated instrumental with ease and energy, switching flows on a dime.” – Pitchfork

“The kind of magnetic blab that flows cool and steady onstage, inside a recording booth or over a phone line.” – The Washington Post

“Beau Young Prince has emerged on the music scene with a refreshing sense of awareness of his place in hip-hop culture.” – office

Listen to Beau Young Prince’s debut EP Groovy Land HERE

Maxo Releases New Album

“GRITTY, STYLISH, AND LOW-KEY COOL”: MAXO RELEASES HIS CRITICALLY HERALDED NEW ALBUM LIL BIG MAN

LISTEN HERE

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “IN MY PENNY’s” HERE

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “TIME” HERE

TRACKLIST

  1. Time
  2. Strongside
  3. Kinfolk
  4. No Love (feat. Lojii)
  5. In My Penny’s
  6. Lucky
  7. Headphones
  8. 605
  9. Crown Heights
  10. Quiktoldme

“The rising LA rapper started his rap career just a few short years ago, but he already raps with the kind of wise, world-weary delivery that some artists don’t develop until they’ve been at it for twice as long….He raps his ass off, he tells introspective stories and tackles some heavy topics, and his words and delivery are both sharp.” – Brooklyn Vegan

“Maxo’s music showcases an underlying grittiness that effortlessly matches his stylish sound: a balance of low-key cool with a weariness that only comes from having to grow up too soon.” – Pitchfork

“The video suits the textured track wonderfully, complimenting its inviting sounds. With the swirling camera and gentle color pallette, it’s the perfect introduction to Maxo’s music.” – Complex

ABOUT MAXO

Maxo, 23, started recording his musings just a few years ago, inspired by his older brother’s struggles in coping with the world around him.  

“That was around the time of Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin,” Maxo recalls clearly. “Just being a Black man will take a toll on you, whether you recognize it or not. That, in combination with trying to find yourself. It will drive you crazy. He lost his shit.” A middle child (he has a younger brother), it was tough to see his older bro—who loved to rap—hit a rough patch. When society stressed him out of his love of music, Maxo picked it up for him.

WWW.SMILEFORMAXO.COM

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CHEMICAL BROTHERS SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR “GOT TO KEEP ON”

The Chemical Brothers have released a stunning video for their euphoric new single, Got To Keep On, directed by genius auteurs Michel and Olivier Gondry. For the video, Michel and Olivier Gondry put a group of loose-limbed dancers into a darkened studio, turned up the music and created an ultra-trippy, surrealist version of Soul Train. Michel Gondry previously directed envelope pushing videos for The Chemical Brothers’ singles Let Forever Be Star Guitar and Go. View the video HERE.

The third track taken from The Chemical Brothers’ forthcoming album No Geography, which will be released on April 12 by Astralwerks, is an irresistible liquid disco number that’s sat at the heart of The Chemical Brothers’ globe-spanning, mind-bending live shows for the past year. Rolling Stone praised the song, calling it an ecstatic throwback.

The album pre-order is underway now at https://TheChemicalBrothers.lnk.to/NoGeography. Fans who pre-order No Geography in digital format will instantly receive Got To Keep On plus the previously released tracks MAH and Free Yourself. No Geography will also be available on vinyl. A limited edition 12 vinyl of Free Yourself MAH vinyl is now available for pre-order at the Astralwerks store.

The British duo will take their deeply psychedelic live show across the globe in a series of arena shows and festival headlines following the album’s release. In North America, they will headline the Corona Capital Guadalajara Festival on May 11 and play a sold-out May 12 concert at Pepsi Center WTC in Mexico City. Limited tickets remain for the two Los Angeles dates May 15 at Shrine Expo Hall and May 16 at the Greek Theatre and their May 17 show at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The Black Madonna will join as special guest for the U.S. shows. See below for full itinerary and tickets, including international dates.

No Geography is The Chemical Brothers’ ninth studio album. It follows their GRAMMY nominated 2015 album, Born In the Echoes, which Pitchfork praised as some of the best pure pop songs Rowlands and Simons have ever made. The Chemical Brothers have sold more than 12 million albums and six million singles worldwide. They have had six No. 1 albums in the U.K. and were the first electronic act ever to receive a GRAMMY winning in the Best Rock Instrumental Performance category for Block Rockin Beats the first of their four GRAMMY wins.