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NAV’s Highly Anticipated Debut Album “Reckless” Out Now!

The wait is over! GRAMMY® Award-nominated platinum-certified Toronto rapper and producer NAV unleashes his full-length debut album, Reckless [XO/Republic Records], at all digital retailers today. Get it HERE.

Among a stacked tracklisting, he preceded the release with the release of “Freshman List. Driven by hypnotic piano, airy production, and his inimitable flow, it quickly churned out 14 million-plus Spotify streams in just a month’s time. Meanwhile, the first single “Wanted You” [feat. Lil Uzi Vert] has already surpassed 110 million Spotify streams.

Elsewhere on the record, “Reckless (Intro)” showcases his impenetrable bars, while “Faith” [feat. Quavo] has “summer smash” written all over it as NAV and the Migos leader turn up. “Champion” [feat. Travis Scott] storms out of the gate with an arena-size hook and warbling melodies. Check out the full tracklisting below.

Known for high energy shows, NAV’s first headlining tour is well underway, playing to sold out venues across North America. The remaining dates are below.

NAV has quietly arrived as one of rap’s most innovative and infectious voices. Early last year, he unveiled his self-titled RIAA certified platinum mixtape NAV and joined forces with powerhouse producer Metro Boomin for the collaborative album, Perfect Timing. Meanwhile, 2016 saw him not only co-produce the GRAMMY Award-nominated “Back To Back” for Drake, but he also featured on and produced the platinum-selling “beibs in the trap” for Travi$ Scott’s blockbuster Birds In the Trap Sing McKnight. A streaming phenomenon, he regularly averages over 7.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify making him one of the top most-listened-to artists worldwide. In addition to selling out solo shows coast to coast, he also joined The Weeknd for The Starboy Tour. This tastemaker favorite has also received praise from Rolling Stone, ComplexBillboard, and The Fader and is currently gearing up to release his debut album Reckless.

TRACKLISTING

1 “Reckless (Intro)”

2 “Never Change”

3 “Hold Your Hand”

4 “Faith” [feat. Quavo]

5 “Champion” [feat. Travis Scott]

6 “Glow Up”

7 “Just Happened”

8 “Wanted You” [feat. Lil Uzi Vert]

9 “With Me”

10 “Eat” [feat. Gunna]

11 “Freshman List”

12 “What I Need / Daheala Outro”

TOUR DATES

5/18     Washington, D.C.          9:30 Club

5/19     Philadelphia, PA             TLA

5/20     Boston, MA                     Royale Nightclub

5/23     Detroit, MI                       St Andrew’s

7/6       Vancouver                       Fvded in the Park

8/3       Montreal                         Osheaga Festival

8/5       Chicago, IL                     Lollapalooza

ALEX DA KID RELEASES NEW SINGLE “GO”

FEATURING H.E.R. & RAPSODY, AN ARTIST DISCOVERED WITH THE HELP OF AI

THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF SINGLES TO BE RELEASED SOON

NEW YORK, NY (May 18, 2018) — Continuing a tradition of blazing trails and breaking ground, Emmy® and GRAMMY® Award-winning music producer, songwriter, and KIDinaKORNER C.E.O./Founder Alex Da Kidmakes history once again.

In partnership with IBM and Spotify, Alex’s latest single, entitled “Go,” features an artist discovered with the help of IBM’s AI technology, Watson.

Get the song HERE via Republic Records.

The creation of “Go” sets a new standard for the music industry at large. To identify the perfect artist for his collaboration—rather than employ century-old A&R methods or spend countless hours casing the internet for new voices—Alex enlisted the help of IBM Watson. The technology allowed Alex to work smarter and more efficiently to uncover talent, changing the concept of A&R forever.

Initially, critically acclaimed songstress H.E.R. jumped at the chance to join forces with Alex. With those two key pieces in place, IBM proved instrumental in finding the song’s missing piece.

IBM Developer, Joshua Carr, worked closely with Alex to gain insight into his vision and sensibility to drive discovery. Carr created a custom Watson solution to aid Alex’s search. A technology and entertainment industry first, Watson learned the language of music from the producer’s natural speech.

Based on a subset of Spotify data, provided by Tim Ganss of Spotify Music Intelligence, Watson pored over enormous amounts of unstructured data like articles, social media, interviews and fan sentiment to help Alex uncover Rapsody as the best artist for his new track. From the tiny town of Snow Hill, North Carolina, Rapsody is known for her intricate rhyme patterns, metaphors, and wordplay.

Now, the vibrant and vital “Go” comes to life as an organic union between Alex, H.E.R., Rapsody, and the Watson Artist Discovery Tool and a game-changing moment.

This is the first in the series of numerous singles to be released soon. Stay tuned for more very soon.

CAYE x PINK TREE

Boston-raised, LA-based rapper, producer and singer-songwriter Caye reveals track Pink Tree via DuJour. The track was written by Caye with co-writer DAWGUS, who also produced the track, and is off of his debut album Pink Tree Paradise due out June 1st via Big Picnic Records and available for pre-save on Spotify HERE today. Click HERE to listen!
Pink Tree comes on the heels of the release of Caye’s current single Easy featuring Wiz Khalifa which recently premiered on Complex and is quickly gaining traction at radio.
Born and raised in Boston, Caye is a talented multi-instrumentalist, rapper, singer-songwriter and producer. He has combined a multitude of genres, from jazz to hip-hop and everything in between, with his skills on the drums, steel pan and piano, which has set the stage for the essence of his music: smooth verses and seductive production.

ALISON WONDERLAND x NEW VIDEO

Following her powerful performance at sunny Coachella, Alison Wonderland unveils her new video, Easy, which finds her dancing her way through a storm, stalked by an unrelenting rain cloud that even follows her indoors. Wonderland came up with the concept for the video after connecting with a scene from the 1998 film, The Truman Show.
“When I’m not happy, it feels like there is constant dark rain cloud over my head and it seems like everyone else is in the sunshine. It’s easy to feel isolated and alone, “explains Wonderland. “I wrote Easy on a day I felt like this. The description in the chorus is very literal. I woke up in bed too embarrassed to tell the guy next to me that I was sad for no reason, so I went to the bathroom to cry secretly because I was too scared to be honest at the time.”

ALISON WONDERLAND CAR SQUARE
6/8  Chicago, IL @ Spring Awakening Music Festival
6/10 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
7/14 Bronx, NY @ Greatest Day Ever Festival
8/3  Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre  Tickets HERE
8/10 Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theatre  Tickets HERE
8/11 Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom  Tickets HERE
8/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall  Tickets HERE
8/25 San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ߝ Tickets HERE
8/31 Washington, DC @ Echostage  Tickets HERE

SOUTHERN HALO

Southern Halo is comprised of three young ladies who hail from Cleveland, Mississippi. Endorsed by Gibson Guitars, the multitalented Morris sisters can all sing, play instruments and write most of their songs. Their latest country album, JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES, showcases their passion for life and all things in between. Natalia (guitar), Christina (drums) and Hannah (bass) have been influenced by artists like Avril Lavigne, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake. With powerful harmonies, top-notch production and instrumentation, this trio is nearly unstoppable. Many of their songs contain strong lyrical content which is extremely current in today’s march for gender equality. One of our favorite tracks is “I Think Too Much.” It’s an ode to second guessing your initial instincts in any given situation. Another anthemic track is “Anything Is Possible,” a motivational piece of art that’s about breaking glass ceilings in order to progress to the next level.

In short, Southern Halo is an intellectually sophisticated group of youthful women who know what they want and are determined to get it.

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Hidden Content

Hidden Content launches with world premiere of The Caretaker at Tribeca Film Festival developing slate of VR films.

Filmmakers Jacob Wasserman, Adam Donald and Ant Gentile announced today the formation of Hidden Content, a full-service virtual reality. Their first project was unveiled yesterday at the Tribeca Film Festival with the world premiere of their narrative 360 Cinema project The Caretaker, the first installment of an original horror anthology series.

Created by Wasserman and Donald as well as filmmaker Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes Of My Mother, Piercing), The Caretaker stars Adelaide Clemens, Tom Lipinski, Clara Wong and Diana Agostini, was produced by Max Born and Schuyler Weiss and executive produced by Gentile and Kimberly Parker. The pilot was a co-production with RealMotion Inc. and audio services were provided by Hobo Audio.

Hidden Content has also teamed with film producer and financier Max Born to produce and acquire a slate of VR films and series, as well as develop a VR/AR distribution platform.

Wasserman, Donald and Gentile have been working in the virtual reality and 360 cinema space for some time, having produced high profile VR commercials and branded content experiences, including Samsung’s “Anatomy of Ski” 4D VR Experience for the 2018 Winter Olympics, featuring Olympic gold medalist downhill skier Bode Miller and “360 Meals,” a journey inside celebrity chef Daniel Boulud’s Michelin-starred flagship restaurant, Daniel.

The trio’s first narrative effort, the interactive VR thriller Broken Night
starring Emily Mortimer and Alessandro Nivola, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2017 and was also featured at Cannes NEXT 2017.

Hidden Content and Max Born are currently in development on three additional VR genre series, and are in talks with outside creators to acquire new content to build out their 2018 project slate.

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The Hidden Content Team

Jacob Wasserman

Jacob Wasserman has produced notable and critically acclaimed films including James White
(Winner of Sundance NEXT Audience Award, AFI Audience Award), The Eyes of My Mother (Sundance NEXT 2016 Official Selection), virtual reality film Broken Night (2017 Cannes NEXT) with his latest feature films TYREL and Piercing premiering at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. His most recent VR narrative film The Caretaker , which he co-wrote and directed alongside horror director Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes Of My Mother, Piercing), will have its premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

Wasserman has also produced and directed several award winning commercials, music videos and virtual reality films for clients including The North Face, Gatorade, The Wall Street Journal, Sony Music and Samsung. He a founding partner of Virtual Reality production company, Hidden Content and is currently based in Los Angeles, California.

Adam Donald

Adam Donald is a director who continues to expand his work and collaborations across all genres from Film and Television to Virtual Reality. He is a founding partner in Hidden Content, and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Donald has worked with the world’s top agencies and directed story-telling campaigns for many global brands, including The North Face, Gatorade, Sony, SKYY Vodka, NBA, Budweiser, and American Express, featuring world class artists and athletes Jay Z, Pharell, Diplo, Courtney Love, Venus Williams, Usain Bolt and Elton John, among others.

He is the recipient of several industry awards, including The New Directors Showcase, Clio Advertising Awards, D&AD Awards, as well as VMA nominations. In addition to his commercial work, Donald recently directed a television pilot for TruTV and co-directed the experimental VR dance film, The Gate. This is the second year he has had a film selected for both Tribeca and Cannes Film festivals.

Ant Gentile

Ant Gentile has worked in audio and video production for over 10 years, serving as creative director and producer for clients including Samsung, ABC, Interscope Records, Atlantic Records, CenturyLink, McGraw-Hill Education, Clearasil, Cengage, 451 Media, and Sun Chemical. Wanting the ability to offer full-service production, Gentile opened a state-of-the-art audio production facility in midtown Manhattan, allowing him to score, mix and sound design projects for his clients, as well as start a music publishing and podcast division.

In addition, Gentile has executive produced two feature length documentaries and has raised significant strategic funding for both entertainment projects and tech start-ups. With a passion for storytelling in new media, as well as relationships tech and VC companies, Gentile joined with commercial and narrative filmmakers Adam Donald and Jake Wasserman and producing VR content under a new banner, Hidden Content.

Nicolas Pesce

Nicolas Pesce’s debut feature The Eyes Of My Mother
was one of the most critically acclaimed horror films of 2016. It premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in the NEXT section and was released theatrically in the U.S. by Magnolia Pictures.

In 2013, Pesce developed an animated series starring Malcolm MacDowell, J.K. Simmons, and Colin Quinn and most recently he completed his second feature film Piercing ,
based on the Ryu Murakami novel by the same title. Piercing premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in the Midnight section and stars Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Maria Dizzia, and Marin Ireland. Nick is writing and will direct the upcoming The Grudge for Good Universe and Ghost House Pictures.

Pesce is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and currently lives in Los Angeles.

Max Born

Born is a film producer and financier and his production of Josh Mond’s James White was the start of what would be a successful collaboration with Borderline Films, with whom he went on to produce Nicolas Pesce’s debut feature The Eyes Of My Mother. Shortly thereafter he developed
Piercing with Pesce and Borderline, which Pesce directed and premiered at Sundance 2018.

In 2017, Born collaborated with Sebastián Silva on his film TYREL,
which premiered in competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. He is currently developing both adapted and original content with Pesce, Silva, and Antonio Campos of Borderline. More recently, Born has refocused on development financing and has already started to build a small library of IP to adapt with more filmmakers.

Also in 2018, Born produced a VR short called The Caretaker,
which will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and screen in Cannes NEXT. Along with production and post-production partners in this emerging medium, Born is looking to create what would essentially be a small VR studio.

Post Malone x “beerbongs & bentleys”

History-making multiplatinum Dallas, TX artist Post Malone unlocks the digital pre-order for his forthcoming second full-length album and what will be the biggest musical event of 2018, beerbongs & bentleys [Republic Records]. Order HERE.

 

Post Malone also revealed the album’s powerhouse tracklisting. In addition to the quintuple-platinum record-breaking #1 smash “rockstar” [feat. 21 Savage], gold-certified “Candy Paint, and recent Billboard Hot 100 hit “Psycho” [feat. Ty Dolla $ign], it boasts “Spoil My Night” [feat. Swae Lee], “Ball For Me” [feat. Nicki Minaj],“Same Bitches” [feat. G-Eazy & YG], and more. beerbongs & bentleys is available via digital streaming platforms Friday, April 27th.

 

Furthermore, he took over the 2018 Billboard Music Awards with a stunning 13 nominations. Among those nods, he’s up for the evening’s top prizes, including Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Rap Artist, and Top Billboard 200 Album in addition to two nominations in the Top Streaming Song (Audio) category. 

 

Next week on April 26, he kicks off his massive summer headline tour with support from 21 Savage and SOB RBE sponsored by blu. The full confirmed itinerary can be found below. Get tickets HERE.

 

Most recently, “rockstar” shattered the record for “Longest #1 Run on the Spotify Global Chart” with “rockstar” [feat. 21 Savage]. The track held the top spot on the chart for an unprecedented and unmatched 114 days. Quickly achieving a RIAA 5X-Platinum certification, it spent eight consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the longest stay atop the chart for a rap song in 2017. It also made history as “The first U.S. Hip-Hop Song to be #1 for Consecutive Weeks in the UK since Run D.M.C.’s ‘It’s Like That’ in 1998” and set Canada’s record for “All Time Streams in One Week.” With over 1+ billion worldwide streams, global consumption exceeds 8 million.

 

TRACKLISTING:

  1. “Paranoid”
  2. “Spoil My Night” feat. Swae Lee
  3. “Rich & Sad”
  4. “Zack and Codeine”
  5. “Takin’ Shots”
  6. “rockstar” feat. 21 Savage
  7. “Over Now”
  8. “Psycho” feat. Ty Dolla $ign
  9. “Better Now”
  10. “Ball For Me” feat. Nicki Minaj
  11. “Otherside”
  12. “Stay”
  13. “Blame It On Me”
  14. “Same Bitches” feat. G-Eazy & YG
  15. “Jonestown (Interlude)”
  16. “92 Explorer”
  17. “Candy Paint”
  18. “Sugar Wraith”

 

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MAINGEAR x deadmau5

MAINGEAR PC, an award-winning PC system builder of custom gaming desktops and notebooks, announced that Joel Zimmerman, known professionally as deadmau5, has joined MAINGEAR as an advisor and investor, and that they have partnered with NetCapital to launch an equity offering open to the public. 

 

Grammy nominated producer, musician, composer, and life-long gamer, deadmau5, joins MAINGEAR as an advisor and takes a stake of the soaring PC gaming market by investing. “I first found MAINGEAR when looking for a high end PC for my studio, and started as a customer first. I became a huge fan” said deadmau5. “Since then MAINGEAR has powered all of my projects including, my recently released “where’s the drop?”. As a gamer at heart I’m a big believer that the future of PC gaming and eSports has amazing potential for growth. It was obvious to pick MAINGEAR as my first investment in the space and with MAINGEAR’s crowd raise you can invest as well. »

 

As an advisor, deadmau5 hopes to direct the future of PC gaming with MAINGEAR by advising on future products and projects. “It doesn’t get more authentic than working with deadmau5” said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder. “He’s an amazing artist, hardcore gamer, MAINGEAR customer, and is one of the most technically driven people I have ever met. »

 

With over 15 years of experience crafting the industry’s most award-winning gaming PCs and growing a passionate community, MAINGEAR has established itself as a leader in the industry and is now opening up an opportunity for its community to invest. “I had the opportunity to engage with a few different VCs and the experience wasn’t always the best. While VC investment can be a great thing, it only makes sense if you find the right fit.” said Wallace Santos. “I didn’t want to bring on an investor that would suck the soul out of our business. After this experience we decided to ditch the traditional VC route altogether and instead offer equity to our community. »

 

“I’ve been in the gaming and tech space for as long as I can remember, and I can safely say there has never been a more exciting time in the history of our industry!” said Rahul Sood, CEO of Unikrn. “I’m excited for the future of MAINGEAR and the passionate community that they have built. As one of the most established high end PC builders on earth, we wanted to do a non-traditional raise and offer people from this community the opportunity to invest at the ground floor.”

 

For more information on MAINGEAR’s equity crowdfunding campaign, click HERE. 

 

 

HAYLEY KIYOKO x FUSE

Hayley Kiyoko premiered yesteday on Fuse, FM and the Fuse social and digital platforms. An unapologetic artist who doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind, singer-songwriter-actress Kiyoko made a ton of buzz with her recent debut release Expectations and her rise to pop stardom continues to climb. For four weeks, Fuse and FM will run her electrifying music video and go-to anthem “Curious,” as well as exclusive interviews and content featuring Kiyoko.

 

Up first is a new episode of Rant and Rave, which premiered yesterday on the Fuse YouTube channel as part of the Fuse First coverage. Hilariously going off and dropping the F-bomb, Kiyoko lets us in what makes her rant and rave and shares her hope for a progressive day where America will have an all-women cast on tv series The Bachelor. Kiyoko has dreams of being a bachelorette on the show with twenty-six women to choose from. Watch the Aries queen share her thoughts on equal pay, Coachella, online dating and more. 

 

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Coach K teaches a Masterclass

Catch Quality Control Record’s Coach K as he heads to Morehouse College Wednesday night to teach a masterclass with students in Atlanta, 7pm EST, followed by a Q&A at 8pm. The event will be livestreamed Wednesday night on Morehouse TV

 

How does Coach K maintain balance and keep it real while working as   Label Coo, Artist Manager, studio owner, deal broker and – more often than not – Father Figure to Migos, Lil Yachty, Trippie Redd, Lil Baby, Stefflon Don and more?

 

How did he stick to his vision and create his own blueprint for success in the midst of the chaos of dealing with artists and making their visions a reality? 

 

Join the livestream this Wednesday, 7pm at Morehouse College, an historic African American college and the alma mater of many rhodes scholars and civil leaders, including Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.