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We All Shine EP Tracklist

YNW Melly latest project, WE ALL SHINE features Kanye West and Fredo Bang, the project is due out this Friday, January 18, 2019.
Melly is the exciting Florida rapper, who captivated music lovers everywhere with his massive single, “Murder On My Mind” and popular documentary, MELLY. YNW Melly’s critically-acclaimed EP, I Am You, dropped in September of 2018. Less than a year into music, the 19 year-old has accumulated over 165 million views on YouTube. Stands out tracks such as: “Murder On My Mind,” “Virtual,” and “Melly the Menace” has shot Melly to the forefront of Florida rap and caught the attention of The Fader, Forbes, Pitchfork, Complex, Genius, Hypebeast, Hot New Hip-Hop, Elevator, and many more.
WE ALL SHINE will be available on all streaming platforms Friday, January 18th.
TRACKLIST – WE ALL SHINE:
1. City Girls
2. No Heart (Love No More)
3. Rolling Loud
4. Robbery
5. Beat A N*gga Block
6. Hold Up (Wait 1 Min)
7. No More
8. No Holidays
9. Mixed Personalities Ft. Kanye West
10. Why You Gotta Walk Like That???
11. F*ck PNC Bank
12. Ingridientz Ft. Fredo Bang
13. Curtains (Burtains)
14. Control Me
15. Alarm
Bonus Track: Butter Pecan
DOCUMENTARY – MELLYhttps://youtu.be/TGIp4H_JvZg
EP – I Am YouTidal Spotify Apple Music | YouTube Soundcloud
MUSIC VIDEO – Murder On My Mindhttps://youtu.be/hqDinxaPUK4
MUSIC VIDEO – Freddy Krueger: https://youtu.be/FWC9pBfrUwg

City Girls Release “Season” Music Video

City Girls release their music video for Season featuring Lil Baby Watch it HERE. Season comes after Girl Code (Quality Control Music/Motown/Capitol Records). Girl Code includes features from Cardi B, Lil Baby, and Jacquees. They also recently released the new song, TWERK,  with the remix version featuring Cardi B included on Girl Code.
Listen to Girl Code HERE.
One of the most provocative female hip-hop duo in years, the Miami duo of JT and Yung Miami are the next generation of female rappers. On their acclaimed debut project, PERIOD, City Girls speak out as raw and confident — and with as much swagger– as the boys do, ultimately flipping the script on Hip Hop.
And people are listening. With nearly 100 million streams, JT and Young Miami are uncensored, unapologetic, sharing a commitment to their hood roots and a bold insistence that the culture they come from should stop them from getting a piece of the cash pie.
Most recently City Girls caught the ear of Drake, an early fan who recruited them for his 10-week chart topping song In My Feelings. It’s not all about Kiki When the City Girls I’ll show you how to network. F*ck that Netflix and chill; what’s your net worth? They unapologetically rap about sexual and financial empowerment, and they are not looking for any broke boys.
As Refinery29 states: This emerging group taps into the same enterprising spirit applauded in male rappers when they wax poetic about selling drugs or pimping to escape bleak financial circumstance. This female version is just as inspiring. The male gaze only succeeds in objectifying women when the sole outcome considered is male gratification. City Girls set the terms of engagement for a payday they’ve orchestrated.
With JT currently serving her sentence for credit card fraud, City Girls worked hard and banked a lot of material before she went in. As Yung Miami states: It is a minor setback for a major comeback. But perhaps the clearest explanation of the City Girl’s Girl Code is spoken in the album’s earliest moments. During a phone call from JT in prison on Intro (FREE JT), Yung Miami picks up the mic and unleashes a fiery verse that puts to rest any question of what she and her partner are here to accomplish: All my life I’ve been going against the odds/Tryna come up on me, better keep your job/A round of applause for the boss ass bitches/Who made it on their own.Éd; And as the track fades out, JT chimes in with a final message of defiance for any who would stand in their way: Éc;When I come home Period — game over.
Coach K and Pierre “Pee” Thomas of the renowned Quality Control Music label discovered the girls and took their first song “Fu*k Dat N****” from a regional hit to a national smash when it appeared on the seminal Quality Control Presents: Control The Streets Vol 1 compilation. This year Quality Control Music released City Girls’ uncensored heart-wrenching documentary Point Blank Period The documentary follows the City Girls as they break into a predominantly male-dominated industry with the release of Period. It features their reactions to hearing Drake shout them out on his record to JT working in the studio until her jail sentence starts. Exclusive interviews are included with Yung Miami and J.T., as well as industry trailblazers Trina, Kevin Coach K; Lee and Pierre Pee Thomas, exposing the complicated road to breaking female artists in the changing music landscape.

STEFFLON DON x Sensless Video

London-born rapper STEFFLON DON today releases the brand-new video for her single Senseless. The video is available to watch here.

The video for Senseless which was shot in Jamaica and co-directed by Steff is classic Stefflon Don – incredible outfits, exotic locations and Steff being her usual bombastic-self. The track, which stands as another strong female point of view and which has already topped over 3m plays on streaming platforms alone is already a live favorite and adds to her catalogue of over 250m streams across DSPs.

Hot off the back of her performances at BBC Radio 1’s Biggest Weekend and Capital’s Summertime Ball, Steff is set for a summer of festival appearances across Europe as well her first headline US tour starting in San Francisco. Stefflon Don has also just been announced as the first ever British Female to be a part of XXL’s iconic ߢ2018 Freshman Class alongside Ski Mask The Slump God, Lil Pump, Smokepurpp, J.I.D, Blocboy JB, YBN Nahmir, Wifisfuneral & Trippie Redd.

Last year, Steff went from strength-to-strength to cement her reputation as London’s most formidable young talent. From winning Best Female at the MOBO Awardsto Best Newcomer at this yearߣs NME, the Clapton-raised star continued to defy expectations, managing to release both the gritty Skepta-featured track Ding-A-Ling as well as the anthemic dancehall of her debut single Hurtin’ Me (which saw the artist land her first top 10 single). Less than six months later and Steff has world domination in her sights; having recently covered both ES Magazine as well as the last ever issue of NME, gone platinum on Hurtin’ Me (1.5M+ singles sold), amassed a monstrous 298M+ worldwide streams. With recent collaborations with the likes of Future, Quavo, Big Sean, Halsey, MC Fioti, Niska and CalvinHarris, there seems to be nowhere Steff can’t go.

Upcoming live dates:

July 10 – Slim’s, San Francisco, USA

July 12 – Echoplex, Los Angeles, USA

July 14 – The Greatest Day Ever! Festival, The Bronx, USA

Aug 2 – Bestival, Dorset, UK

Aug 17 – Kylesaari, Helsinki, Finland

Aug 26 – SW4 Festival, London, UK

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“Murmurations”

Ben Howard’s new song, “Murmurations,” as well as his music video for the lead single, “Nica Libres At Dusk,” is out now—listen to the song HERE and watch the video HERE. The new music appears on Howard’s highly anticipated new album, Noonday Dream, out June 1 on Republic Records. Howard filmed and directed the “Nica Libres At Dusk” video with Australian cinematographer Allan Wilson in the Atlas Mountains.

The new music has begun to receive widespread critical praise—The Independent proclaims, “‘A Boat To An Island On The Wall’ is a sprawling, mesmerizing track that shifts restlessly, rocking back and forth like that small boat on the waves, with the familiar sound of Howard’s low, gruff vocals,” while Paste adds, “This seven-minute single [‘A Boat To An Island On The Wall’] features Howard harmonizing with himself, as ambient chords slowly ease the quiet song into a grungy guitar riff.” NYLON furthers, “Press play and let this cinematic gem wash over you.” Additionally, you can watch Howard’s performances of “Towing The Line” and “Nica Libres At Dusk” on “Later… with Jools Holland” HERE and HERE.

Howard will return stateside this fall confirming a run of headlining North American dates, which include stops at legendary venues such as Berkeley’s Greek Theatre, Denver’s Red Rocks AmphitheatreLos Angeles’ Shrine AuditoriumNew York’s Hammerstein BallroomMontreal’s Bell Centre as well as DC’s new venue Anthem. Fans can purchase tickets at http://benhowardmusic.co.uk/live. See below for complete tour details.

Noonday Dream was written and produced by Howard, with production contributions from regular collaborator and band-mate Mickey Smith. The album was recorded over the course of two years in various studios throughout Europe, including the legendary Sawmills Studio as well as locations in southwest France. The new recording continues to highlight Howard’s sonic evolution with unpredictable and textured arrangements and rich, emotive songwriting.

Howard’s debut album Every Kingdom was released in October 2011. The album sold more than one million copies globally, receiving a Mercury Music Prize nomination, and winning him two Brit Awards in 2012 for “British Breakthrough” and “British Solo Male Artist.” The follow up, I Forget Where We Were, which was released in 2014 was met with similar critical and commercial acclaim—the album earned an Ivor Novello Award nomination, the U.K.’s most prestigious songwriting accolade, and charted #1 in the U.K. Howard’s music has amassed well over half a billion streams to date.

STEFFLON DON ANNOUNCES BRAND NEW SINGLE SENSELESS

Last year, Stefflon Don went from strength-to-strength to cement her reputation as London’s most formidable young talent. From winning Best Female at the MOBO Awards to Best Newcomer at this year’s NME, the Clapton-raised star continued to defy expectations, managing to release both the gritty Skepta-featured track Ding-A-Ling as well as the anthemic dancehall of her debut single Hurtin’ Me (which saw the artist land her first top 10 single). Less than six months later and Stefflon Don has world domination in her sights; having recently covered both ES Magazine as well as the last ever issue of NME, gone platinum on Hurtin Me (1.5m singles sold), amassed a monstrous 225M worldwide streams. With recent collaborations with the likes of Future, Quavo, Big Sean, Halsey, Ne-Yo, Bebe Rexha, Jeremih, MC Fioti, Niska and Calvin Harris, there seems to be nowhere Stefflon Don can’t go.

Senseless builds and builds on what Stefflon Don fans love her for; insanely catchy pop hooks and her utterly unique Jamaican flow with a strong female point of view. The track is set to be inescapable this year and will no doubt catapult Stefflon Don even further into the global mainstream. This summer Stefflon Don will be joining G-Eazy on his upcoming UK tour as well as appearing at festivals across Europe, the UK and US including the Radio 1’s Biggest Weekend and Capital’s Summertime Ball.

Upcoming live dates:

May 26 – All Points East Festival, London, UK

May 27 – The Biggest Weekend, Swansea, UK

May 29 – O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK (supporting G-Eazy)

May 30 – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK (supporting G-Eazy)

June 1 – O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK (supporting G-Eazy)

June 3 – O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK (supporting G-Eazy)

July 10 – Slimߣs, San Francisco, USA

July 12 – Echoplex, Los Angeles, USA

July 14 – The Greatest Day Ever! Festival, The Bronx, USA

Aug 2 – Bestival, Dorset, UK

Aug 17 – Kylsaari, Helsinki, Finland

Aug 26 – SW4 Festival, London, UK

Harder Than Ever by Lil Baby

Atlanta based rapper Lil Baby has just released his project Harder Than Ever, out now on Quality Control Music / Wolf Pack Global Music / Motown Records / Capitol Records. Joining the rising star on features include Drake, Offset, Moneybagg Yo, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, Gunna, and Hoodrich Pablo Juan. Get it HERE.

This marks 23-year-old Lil Babyߣs debut Quality Control project. Lil Baby is raising the bar with refined story-telling. After being released from prison in 2017, he started rapping under the nourishment of Coach K and Pee. In 2017 alone, Lil Baby has released four mixtapes and now Harder Than Ever is Lil Babyߣs latest project. His track Yes Indeed featuring Drake gained over a million streams in less than 24 hours. FADER called Lil Baby Quality Control’s latest protege;XXL described Lil Baby’s Southside video as Lil Baby’s Atlanta stomping grounds. There’s dancing, money-flashing and plenty of flexing on a sunny spring day.

The remix to Lil Baby’s breakout hit My Dawg features Quavo, Moneybagg Yo, and Kodak Black. It has over 182 million streams and is featured on Quality Controlߣs debut compilation project, Quality Control: Control The Streets Volume 1.

Lil Baby has been acclaimed by The New York Times, FADER, XXL, The Source, Pitchfork, Genius, Mass Appeal, MTV, and more. Without even dropping a debut album and with only nearly three years of rap expereince Lil Baby clocks over 681 million streams and Lil Baby already has collaborations with Drake, Lil Yachty, Cuban Doll, Quavo, Offset, Kodak Black, Gunna, Rylo, Moneybagg Yo, and Young Thug under his belt.

TRACKLIST:

1 Intro

2 Spazz

3 I’m Straight

4 Exotic feat. Starlito

5 Yes Indeed feat. Drake

6 Leaked

7 Bank feat. Moneybagg Yo

8 Cash

9 Southside

10 Throwing Shade feat. Gunna

11 First Class

12 Right Now feat. Young Thug

13 Life Goes On feat. Gunna & Lil Uzi Vert

14 Transporter feat. Offset

15 Fit in

16 Boss Bitch feat. Hoodrich Pablo Juan

17 Never Needed No Help

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Beth Ditto

Tonight, Beth Ditto returns to her home state of Arkansas to kick off a North American tour in support of Fake Sugar (Virgin Records), her solo debut album. After this eveningߣs show at Revolution Music Room in Little Rock, sheߣll head to Nashville, TN for a performance at the Mercy Lounge tomorrow, March 8. The run includes shows at New Yorkߣs Brooklyn Steel (March 14), The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA (March 23) and Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR (March 27).

Ditto will perform on NBC Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday, March 13. NPR has hailed her as the force-of-nature performer best known for fronting the pop-punk group Gossip. In a four-star live review, The Guardian said, Ditto alternates between infectiously warm, wisecracking comic and soul-baring torch singer.

The New York Times praised Ditto as a powerhouse singer and noted that the albums songs have stomp and girl-group melodies, Southernisms in their lyrics and garage-rock swagger. The Wall Street Journal included Fake Sugar in its round-up of The Best Music of 2017 and observed, Great pop for grownups is a rare commodity BethDittodelivers. Paperchristened Ditto rock’s homecoming queen while People highlighted Fake Sugar as one of its Picks, observing, Whether it’s a glittering stomper (Oo La La) or stripped-down Stevie Nicks homage (the title track), Ditto shines throughout

Her cover of Im Alive written by Tommy James and first recorded in 1968 by R&B legend Johnny Thunder has been licensed by Max Factor for an international advertising campaign. In addition to releasing six acclaimed albums with the Gossip, Ditto has recorded with such artists as Blondie and disco legend Cerrone, collaborated with Jean Paul Gaultier on her eponymous plus-sized luxury clothing line, modeled for Marc Jacobs. She appears in the new Gus Van Sant film, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot, which recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Beth Ditto ߝ 2018 North American Tour Dates

3/7 ߝ Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room

3/8 ߝ Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

3/10 ߝ Washington, DC @ The 9:30 Club

3/11 ߝ Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

3/14 ߝ Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

3/15 ߝ Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

3/16 ߝ Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre

3/17 ߝ Toronto, ON @ Mod Club

3/19 ߝ Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

3/23 ߝ Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

3/24 ߝ Pomona, CA @ The Glass House

3/25 ߝ San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

3/27 ߝ Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

3/28 ߝ Vancouver, BC @ Imperial

3/29 ߝ Seattle, WA @ Showbox