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Lil Baby Announces the New Generation Tour

SUPPORT FROM CITY GIRLS, BLUEFACE, JORDAN HOLLYWOOD, MARLO, RYLO RODRIGUEZ & 42DUGG

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Atlanta’s fastest rising star Lil Baby has announced his headlining “The New Generation Tour” in support of his latest mixtape Street Gossip, out now on Quality Control Music/Motown Records/Capitol Records/Wolfpack Global. Listen HERE.

The tour kicks off on March 18th and will travel across America with stops at Terminal 5 in New York, The Riviera in Chicago, The Warfield in San Francisco, The Coca Cola Roxy in Baby’s hometown Atlanta and many more, with support from Quality Control label-mates City Girls, Jordan Hollywood and Marlo, LA rapper Blueface, Rylo Rodriguez, and 42Dugg. Tickets are on sale HERE starting this Friday, February 1st.

2018 Rookie-of-the-Year Lil Baby has had an all-star rise. In just a year and a half he has exploded onto the scene with his six solo projects including his highest-charting mixtape, Street Gossip, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and the critically-acclaimed debut album Harder Than Ever, which debuted at #3 and featured the RIAA Certified Platinum smash hit “Yes Indeed” featuring Drake. This year he also collaborated with fellow Atlanta native Gunna on their stellar joint mixtape “Drip Harder” which also debuted at #3 and boasted the 3-time RIAA Certified Platinum single “Drip Too Hard” which held #1 at Urban Radio for three weeks in a row. Just last night he took the stage with Yo Gotti to perform their new song “Put a Date On It” live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, his second TV performance in the past half a year.

During his rapid rise in music, Lil Baby has racked up more than a BILLION streams across all platforms and recapped his compelling story on film in his ‘Preacherman’ documentary. He also joined Drake as a special guest on the ‘Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour’ and made his debut TV performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!performing “Yes Indeed.” After performing and being nominated for Best New Hip Hop Artist at last year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards, signing a deal with Reebok, and multiple chart-dominating projects and singles, there is no question that Lil Baby is one of the leaders of this generation in hip-hop.

LISTEN TO STREET GOSSIP HERE.

THE NEW GENERATION TOUR DATES:

March 13th – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center

March 14th – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom

March 18th – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

March 19th – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield

March 22nd – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

March 23rd – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair

March 25th – Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium

March 27th – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion

March 28th – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theater

March 29th – Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live

March 30th – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave

April 1st – Chicago, IL – Riviera

April 2nd – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live

April 3rd – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore

April 4th – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room

April 5th – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

April 8th – New York, NY – Terminal 5

April 9th – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater

April 10th – Boston, MA – House of Blues

April 13th – Providence, RI – The Strand

April 14th – Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theater

April 17th – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz

April 18th – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues

April 19th – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore

April 20th – Atlanta, GA – The Coca Cola Roxy

“Lil Baby is the rookie of the year” (2018) – THE FADER

“Lil Baby Is Destined for Rap Greatness” -NOISEY

“the young Atlanta rappers Gunna and Lil Baby have become one of the most talked about combos in hip-hop.”- ROLLING STONE

“A force in hip-hop as just a neophyte” – BILLBOARD

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City Girls Video Twerk feat. Cardi B

Today Yung Miami and JT — together known as City Girls — release the highly-anticipated video for Twerk (feat. Cardi B). In it, City Girls own the dance for themselves, rallying their troupe of women to get cheeks flying and take control of their own sexuality. And hell if it doesn’t look like a good time.

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The Broadcast Premier will be on BET Jams and will air every hour on the network. City Girls’ Yung Miami — painted as a zebra — and featured artist Cardi B — painted as a tiger — lead a group of agile ladies on yacht, on a beach, on a pole, even on a muscle car without a man in sight. Ladies are twerkin’ it for themselves, showcasing insanely amazing athleticism, and looking bodaciously fly while doing it. And they can slap their own ass thank you.

With over 215 million overall streams and 39.3 million from Twerk (ft. Cardi B), the world sure seemed ready to listen and dance. Twerk was an immediate track stand-out for fans on City Girls new album, Girl Code (Quality Control Music/Motown/Capitol Records), so the Girls decided to send a challenge to the world. The Goal: To find the world’s greatest twerker. The winner would not only get flewed into Miami on “Flewed Out” airlines and $50k in hard cash, but would be — and now is — featured in their video taking back the twerk.

Refreshingly, JT and Yung Miami bluntly set their own terms on what can be a taboo subject for women. Most recently City Girls’ genuineness caught the ear of Drake, who recruited them for his 10-week chart topping song In My Feelings. And when City Girls rap to a lovelorn Drake, “I’ll show you how to network. F*ck that Netflix and chill; what’s your net worth?” they make it clear they are looking for any broke boys.

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. 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 speak out as raw and confident — and with as much swagger as the 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.”

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. Recently Quality Control Music released City Girls’ 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 JT, 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.

LISTEN TO GIRL CODE HERE

City Girls Release New Video

CITY GIRLS RELEASE PERIOD VIDEO

DOCUMENTARY TRAILER REVEALED

FEATURED ON DRAKE’S SONG AND VIDEO FOR IN MY FEELINGS

“A synthesis of perspective reminiscent of Run-DMC and Salt-N-Pepa” – PITCHFORK

“Raunchy, in-your-face songs for the independent women of the world.” – XXL

“The heist-level bars feel like something rap has been missing for the better part of a decade.” – NOISEY

August 06, Miami Today you will have a chance to get to know J.T. and Yung Miami of the most provocative female hip-hop duo in years, City Girls, as they share a new video for “Period” from their recent project of the same name (Quality Control Music). The duo are the next generation of female rappers out of Miami, and you get to run on their turf when you WATCH HERE.

A trailer for a City Girls’ documentary (Quality Control / Mass Appeal) also surfaced today. Watch HERE.

Set to premiere later this month, and directed by Marcus Clarke, the documentary Point Blank Period follows Quality Control’s newly signed artists as they break into a predominantly male-dominated industry with their debut album. Exclusive interviews with City Girls’ Yung Miami and J.T., as well as industry trailblazers Trina, Kevin Coach K Lee and Pierre Pee Thomas, expose the complicated road to breaking female artists in the changing music landscape. While the girls’ collaboration with Drake on In My Feelings rendered the #1 chart topping song in the country, the girls’ quick ascension from local Miami artists to viral sensations has presented a whole new set of challenges as City Girl J.T. prepares for a looming jail sentence. The documentary covers their struggle to the top as Quality Control’s first female artists and how they plan on coming back stronger than ever after surviving the incarceration of one half of the duo at such a pivotal moment in their career.

J.T. and Young Miami are brash, raw, uncensored with a swagger rooted in the queens who came before them. Their empowered themes were originally put forth by Foxy Brown, Salt N’ Pepa, Khia and friend/Miami-based and mentor Trinawhose own influential career help spawn and revolutionize female music and rap.

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. Period has been covered by the likes of Pitchfork, Noisey, XXL, COMPLEX, FADER and more. Honorable descendants in the lineage of Miami’s legendary music culture, akin to a long history of powerful women in the rap game, City Girls are the next queens to claim the throne.

LISTEN TO PERIOD HERE.

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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Lil Yachty × Young Thug 

LIL YACHTY & YOUNG THUG TEAM UP ON NEW TRACK “ON ME LISTEN HERE

 

THE SONG WILL APPEAR ON THE FORTHCOMING SOUNDTRACK

Quality Control Presents: Control The Streets Volume One

Lil Yachty × Stefflon Don × Yachty’s Pizzeria

LIL YACHTY UNVEILS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BETTER (FEAT. STEFFLON DON)” TODAY

Announces “Yachty’s Pizzeria” in Los Angeles for a Limited Time Only

Today, GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum artist, fashion disruptor, and “King of the Youth” Lil Yachty shares the music video for his Teenage Emotions track “Better (feat. Stefflon Don),” Directed by Pensacola, the video finds Yachty making the best of a bad situation after finding himself stranded on an island. Watch HERE.

 

Also featured is new Quality Control signing Stefflon Don, who has been making waves overseas with her seamless ability to flip between gritty, grime-based bars and Jamaican patois-tinged vocals. Her recent single, “Hurtin’ Me (feat. French Montana)” has reached almost 4 million views in just two weeks.
 


Up next, Yachty shares a slice with Los Angeles as he brings “Yachty’s Pizzeria” to L.A.’s Delicious Pizza (6601 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028) tomorrow, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th from 12-7pm. Customers and fans alike can visit the location to purchase exclusive merchandise. All customers will receive their pizza in a limited time only Yachty’s Pizzeria x Delicious Pizza box. The pizza menu will include a limited edition slice, The Lil Yachty, which will be available through the weekend – delivery is available! Call 1 (833) LIL-BOAT for more information.

 
 

Following tomorrow’s Yachty Pizzeria event, Lil Yachty will take the stage at L.A.’s Novo Theatre for his “Teenage Tour” with support from labelmate Reo Cragun. See below for all remaining dates.

 

9/15 Los Angeles, CA The Novo

9/18 San Diego, CA The Observatory

9/19 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

9/21 San Francisco, CA The Warfield

9/23 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre

9/24 Vancouver, BC P.N.E. Forum

10/20 Atlanta, GA The Fox Theatre