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Kanye is King

Billionaire Kanye West returns to the top of the album charts in historic fashion again this week, as his ninth solo studio album, JESUS IS KING, debuts at #1 on the US album chart, surpassing the Beatles and once again tying Eminem for the most consecutive #1 album debuts in chart history, with nine.
 
JESUS IS KING, which arrived in stores on October 25th via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings, immediately went to #1 on Apple Music in more than 90 countries, #1 on Spotify, #1 on Amazon, and was the #1 Trending Album on Twitter. JESUS IS KING becomes the most streamed first week in Kanye’s entire career in the US and the UK. 

This week, JESUS IS KING tops the Rap Albums chart, the Christian Albums chart, and the Gospel Albums chart simultaneously. In addition, all eleven tracks on JESUS IS KING debuted on the Hot 100, led by “Follow God” at #7 – giving Kanye over 100 career entries on the Hot 100 songs chart.
 
The October 25th release of JESUS IS KING coincided with the global opening of the IMAX film of the same name. Kanye premiered the album and film experience at a special listening and screening event at the Los Angeles Forum. 
 
The onslaught of release-week activities included JESUS IS KING merch pop-up, a live-streamed JESUS IS KING Sunday Service Experoence at the Forum in LA, and a special performance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live from the Oculus in New York City. Kanye also joined CBS Late Late Show host James Corden for a 20-minute episode of ‘Airpool Karaoke’ that trended at #2 on YouTube and has been viewed over 11 million times in less than a week. 
 
JESUS IS KING is available in a variety of formats, including limited edition blue vinyl and cassette, along with exclusive merchandise offerings at shop.kanyewest.com.

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MGK × Halloween

Machine Gun Kelly (EST 19XX/Interscope Records) presents the haunting video for his emotional song, “Glass House.” The riveting track showcases a spiraling MGK, who pays homage to everything from his life trials to late industry peers; including, Mac Miller, Nipsey Hussle and Chester Bennington. Director Jordan Wozy follows the dark lyrics with haunting visuals of MGK and Naomi trapped in a burning car; leaving the viewer to contemplate whether the incident is an accident or wildly premeditated. “Glass House” appears on MGK’s latest studio album, Hotel Diablo, alongside tracks “Candy” featuring Trippie Redd, “el diablo” and “I Think I’m OKAY” featuring Yungblud and Blink 182’s Travis Barker. Watch the video for “Glass House” HERE.

MGK has spent the year serving fans with a slew of new releases. He recently invited viewers on an intense journey with the visual for his track “5:3666” featuring Phem. He has brought his high, charismatic energy on the road, during performances his widely praised Hotel Diablo World Tour; a two-part endeavor which recently wrapped in Moscow, in late September. He also gained much recognition during his annual EST Fest, which took place in Butler, OH this August. Machine Gun Kelly is currently on tour with Young Thug, co-headlining the Justin Bieber Big Tour which is set to wrap in Los Angeles on November 18.

For more information visit www.machinegunkelly.com 
 

Machine Gun Kelly Hotel Diablo Album
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Tyga, Mamacita, Mamacita of the dead, Yamishiro LA, Hollywood, Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE, Columbia Records, Halloween

TYGA’s MAMACITA OF THE DEAD

TYGA LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER HALLOWEEN EVENT “MAMACITA OF THE DEAD” AT YAMASHIRO OCTOBER 29-30

‘Mamacita packs quite a slug at the iconic Yamashiro in Hollywood. With an immersive haunted maze, surprise celebrity sightings, handcrafted cocktails as well as live musical interludes throughout the evening which will leave you spooked for days.’ – 360 MAGAZINE

Celebrating his favorite season in style, Tyga’s “Mamacita of the Dead” takes over the Hollywood Hills on October 29 and 30 at the iconic Yamashiro restaurant overlooking Hollywood Blvd. This marks the first-ever Halloween event hosted and produced by the GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum modern hip-hop icon and also celebrates the imminent arrival of music with his new Columbia Records partnership. VIP admission tickets are available now with general admission on sale later this week via www.Mamacitaofthedead.com.

As legend has it, “Mamacita” ran Hollywood’s most notorious brothel as Queen Madame. For the first time in a century, Tyga invites those brave enough to explore the hidden catacombs of her haunted bordello in order to validate once and for all if the Madame was a Santeria witch who beheaded women whose beauty dwarfed hers, or if she was a vampire who transformed the Bordello into a feeding ground for beautiful blood-sucking sirens, or if she gave birth to the ghost rider’s baby whose cries still ring out in the hills…The only way to know is to visit “Mamacita of the Dead.”

About the launch, Tyga commented, “This is something I always wanted to do. I love Halloween and wanted the opportunity to present my vision for it. Dare to Enter. You may never want to leave Mamacita’s embrace.”

“Mamacita of the Dead” invites attendees to explore a Haunted Hell House in the basement of Yamashiro, while upstairs offers a post-maze experience (if they make it out alive).

ABOUT TYGA:
As a rapper, entrepreneur, and influential force, Tyga maintains his place at the forefront of hip-hop and the culture. Since emerging in 2008, his influence consistently grew year after year to affect nearly every facet of the mainstream. Throughout his career, he earned dozens of multiplatinum certifications around the world, including the quadruple-platinum “Rack City,” triple-platinum “Faded,”and double-platinum “Ayo” with Chris Brown, to name a few. In 2018, he turned up with his most successful single to date “Taste” [feat. Offset]. Not only did it go six-times platinum and clinch #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it generated over 1 billion cumulative streams. It also paved the way for his 2019 opus, Legendary, released via his own Last Kings Records / Empire Distribution. Legendary crashed the Top 20 on the Top 200 chart, scored a gold certification release week, and accumulated 5 billion streams in under a year. Tyga perennially holds a place in the Top 30 of the “Most Streamed Artists on Spotify.” His influence continues to grow with each subsequent album.

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Young Thug × Kevin Liles

Young Thug and Kevin Liles have announced today, the “Hot” Battle of The Bands Challenge. The digital campaign invites all historically black colleges and university (HBCU) marching bands to produce a short video posted to TikTok and shared on social media (Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook) showcasing their school spirit and talent with their best marching band rendition of Young Thug’s “Hot”. The contest comes fresh off the heel of Young Thug’s performance of “Hot” ft. Gunna and Wheezy on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Sunday night. The performance also featured members from Temple University’s Diamond Marching Band. Click HERE to view.


In order to enter fans will need to follow campaign rules use official hashtags:

Campaign Rules

-Participating school bands and/or student band members must create a Tik TokAccount  

-For valid entry, participating School Bands must post video to School’s Tik Tok  using valid Hashtags. (Schools can share Tik Tok video to additional social media platforms)

-Campaign reward of $25,000 open only to HBCUs

-Campaign Start: October 22nd

-Campaign Deadline for Entry: December 1st

 

Official Hashtags

#HotBOTBChallenge

#HBCUBattleofTheBands

#HBCUHotChallenge

#EverythingLitty

 

The school that receives the highest engagement on their video will receive a $25,000 donation total to the winning school’s music department/Band Program from Young Thug’s record label Young Stoner Life Records & Kevin Liles and 300 Entertainment. 

 

Said Kevin Liles, Co-Founder and CEO of 300 Entertainment, “I come from an HBCU, I started out at the school of engineering at Morgan State University and there would be no me without my experience at MSU. Homecomings and the power of their marching bands have always been at the core of an HBCU’s school spirit. Our commitment from Young Thug and 300 is to support those very creatives who give their all and inspire us to build upon the HBCU communities. On behalf of Young Thug and I we will always commit to putting the arts at the front of our philanthropic efforts.” 

 

Young Thug defies categorization and is a true iconoclast. Emerging on Atlanta’s hip hop scene with his 2011 mixtape series, he launched into the mainstream with his knack for melodicism and unique vocal style. Thug’s highly anticipated new album So Much Fun was released earlier this fall. Thug was awarded with a 2019 Grammy for his work and songwriting on Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” – named Song of the Year. He recently earned his highest chart placement on the Billboard Hot 100 with his latest single “The London” ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott and produced by T-Minus. “The London” also earned a spot on Spotify’s 2019 Summer Song Predictions list. Thug was recently featured on Ed Sheeran’s song “Feels” on Sheeran’s collaboration album, No.6 Collaborations Project, as well as Post Malone’s new single “Goodbyes” and on Lil Nas X’s new remix of “Old Town Road (Remix)”. In addition to his music, Young Thug recently launched his fashion brand SPIDER which premiered during Wireless week in London earlier this year. Young Thug is currently on ‘The Justin Bieber Big’ Tour across North America with chart-topping rapper Machine Gun Kelly. The tour kicked off Monday, September 30th, in Toronto, CA and wraps on November 18th in Los Angeles, CA. To check out tour dates click HERE.

 

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KASH DOLL RELEASES STACKED

Rapper Kash Doll releases her highly-anticipated debut album Stacked today via Republic Records. The album features pre-released tracks “Ice Me Out,” “Kitten” feat. Lil Wayne, “Mobb’n” and her current celebratory single “Ready Set” feat. Big Sean, which has over 19 million streams worldwide. The album has tracks for any vibe and mood including songs that are packed with bars to tracks that are raw, motivating and playful.
 
Listen to Stacked: HERE
 
To coincide with this announcement, Kash Doll releases her new autobiographical song and video “KD Diary,” which appears on her new album. The Nimi Hendrix-directed video is a powerful visual that dives into the world of Kash Doll in her hometown of Detroit.
 
Watch “KD Diary”: HERE
 
Kash Doll has had an amazing year setting her up for her highly-anticipated debut album. She received a 2019 BET Award nomination for “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist,” toured the country with Meek Mill and received critical acclaim for “Ready Set” feat. Big Sean, which received coverage from Billboard, The FADER, Complex, MTV, HotNewHipHop and more. 

Detroit native Kash Doll has impacted the music industry with a commanding force, dropping street-earned truths with her throwback wordplay and powerful bars. The one-two combination of spirit and sass announced her as fiery female force in 2019 after quietly amassing 30 million-plus on-demand streams, garnering the BMI Social Star Award and “Issa Wave Award” at the BET Social Awards, securing a new management deal with Title 9 Productions and inking a recording contract with Republic Records. An unbelievable story brought her to this point. Losing her dad on just her first birthday, she always held down multiple jobs to support her mom and siblings. And at 18, she started investing in herself eventually opening two beauty bars and funding her own music career. She made waves on the 2014 independent debut mixtape, Keisha Vs. Kash Doll. Following 2016’s Trapped In The Dollhouse, she developed a presence as a touring force and earned coveted co-signs from Drake, Big Sean, Rick Ross, Remy Ma, and many more. The 2018 The Vault mixtape captured #1 on multiple mixtape sites as her debut single for Republic Records “Ice Me Out” and its 2 Chainz-assisted official remix clocked 85 million-plus total streams. Last year, Kash Doll also released a project solely for her fans titled Brat Mail to thank them for all their continued support. The project garnered over 27 million global streams and features the break out single “Check.” Shortly before Brat Mail, Kash released one of her biggest singles to date, “For Everybody,” which racked up over 101 million YouTube/VEVO views independently. Outside of music, this boss runs Kash Doll Enterprises and does charity work around her hometown. Her city bestowed the “Spirit of Detroit” Award upon her.

Stacked Tracklist

KD Diary

Ready Set feat. Big Sean

So Amazing

Paid Bitches

Ice Me Out

Kitten feat. Lil Wayne

On Sight feat. Trey Songz

Krazy with LouGotCash

Mobb’n

Cheap Shit

Doin Too Much

Buss It

No Lames feat. Summer Walker

Excuses

Feel Something feat. Teyana Taylor

Coastal Rota

100 of Us


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ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd, Belly, NAV), Young Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records, and Universal Music Latin Entertainment.  In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

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MGK NEW VISUAL

Machine Gun Kelly (EST 19XX/Interscope Records) takes viewers on a dark, winding journey in his latest visual for “5:3666” featuring Phem. Directed by Ocean Waverly and Jordan Wozy, the video captures MGK’s psychedelic frame of mind as he rhymes about addiction, paranoia and family trials on the three-minute track.” Driven by abstract images and dynamic graphic effects, the effort is yet another impressive addition to MGK’s impressive catalog. Watch the video HERE.


MGK kicked off the year with a series of weekly releases as he geared up for the release of his studio album, Hotel Diablo. Breakout singles included, “Candy” featuring Trippie Redd, “el diablo” and “I Think I’m OKAY” featuring Yungblud and Blink 182’s Travis Barker; with the latter breaking the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs and Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles charts. MGK then embarked on his Hotel Diablo World Tour; a two-part endeavor which recently had sold out shows across the globe and wrapped in Moscow, in late September. The Cleveland artist is currently on tour with Young Thug co-headlining a North American Fall Tour which kicked off in Ontario on September 30 and will land in L.A. on November 18.

For more information visit www.machinegunkelly.com 
 
Machine Gun Kelly Hotel Diablo Album
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Video: https://smarturl.it/53666Vid

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Blueface Releases New Single

The hottest breakout multi-platinum hip-hop superstar of 2019 and Cash Money West recording artist Blueface releases new single “Close Up” featuring Jeremih today. Get it HERE.
 
The track illuminates another side of Blueface, showcasing his diverse talents as he delivers a West Coast love song.
 
On the heels of the stratospheric success of his debut EP, Dirt Bag, Blueface is putting the finishing touches on his highly anticipated full-length album—coming very soon.
 
Blueface flipped rap upside down in 2019 with his own flow, flare, and fire. Dirt Bag yielded one banger after another with “Bleed It” [68 million Spotify streams], “Daddy” featuring Rich The Kid [49 million Spotify streams], “Bussdown” featuring Offset [14 million Spotify streams], and “Bussin” featuring Lil Pump [9.7 million Spotify streams], to name a few. As part of his recent inclusion on the XXL “Freshman Cover,” the outlet proclaimed him “one of the hottest new acts in the game” and claimed “the 22-year-old rapper has drawn comparisons to legends like E-40 and Juvenile due to the off-kilter flow that finds him rapping against the current of whatever beat he’s on.” Echoing this sentiment, Complex wrote, “his cadence—skittering and almost comical—doesn’t fit neatly into the current (or past) landscape of hip-hop. But that’s exactly what makes him so interesting.”
 

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3rd Annual JBL Fest


The 3rd annual JBL Fest kicked off last night in Vegas with JBL REMIX, hosted by legendary NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal (AKA DJ Diesel) and featuring an iconic throwback performance from Run DMC on the rooftop of Caesars Palace.

 
Just before Run DMC took the stage, DJ Diesel was seen catching up with fellow “Inside the NBA” co-host Kenny Smith in the VIP lounge.

 
Artist Cey Adams, who designed some of RUN DMC’s most iconic album covers, created an immersive experience with authentic graffiti tags, streetlamps and JBL-branded subway signs to transport guests back into New York City’s hip-hop scene in the 1980s.

 
*Note: The party continues tonight for CLUB JBL!, hosted by JBL ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas and featuring even more electrifying performances from Bebe Rexha, as well as fellow JBL ambassadors Armin van Buuren and DJ Tigerlily. Plus, the cast of “Vanderpump Rules” will walk the star-studded red carpet with a surprise guest you can’t miss.   
 
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*photo credit: Kevin Mazur

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DEF JAM RECORDINGS CELEBRATES 35 YEARS


DEF JAM RECORDINGS CELEBRATES 35 YEARS OF RECORD BREAKING & CULTURE SHAKING

WITH 35TH ANNIVERSARY ‘NIGHT MARKET’ CELEBRATION IN BROOKLYN, SPONSORED BY PUMA, COURVOISIER & SNIPES
 
2 CHAINZ, FABOLOUS, JADAKISS, TEYANA TAYLOR, SLICK RICK, TJ PORTER & MORE ATTENDED THE STAR-STUDDED BROOKYL BASH
 

Last night in Brooklyn, the undisputed greatest label in hip-hop history – Def Jam Recordings – officially launched its celebration of 35 years of shaking the culture with the star-studded, blowout Def Jam 35 Night Market.
 
As VIPs and Def Jam artists past and present – 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Teyana Taylor, TJ Porter, Fetty Luciano, Slick Rick, Suzi Wu, Def Jam CEO Paul Rosenberg, Joseline Hernandez, DJ Premier – an all-female DJ lineup led by DJ Jazzy Joyce, Nyla Symone and Odalys kept the party rocking. A special pop-up from Scarr’s Pizza fed the masses, Courvoisier and Heineken kept the vibes going, and VIPs enjoyed special activations – a PUMA basketball court and a Snipes bodega hosted by special guests Stretch and Bobbito offering limited edition T-Shirts and the PUMA x Def Jam Clyde Court. A surprise performance from Def Jam’s own Freddy & Jason – Fabolous and Jadakiss – closed out the night.
 
The Brooklyn Night Market event was the latest salvo in an ongoing Def Jam 35 celebration that includes the co-curated Hip-Hop Classics: Def Jam playlist via Spotify, the newly launched Def Jam: Essentials playlist via Apple Music, the revival of the original signature Def Jam “varsity” jacket and capsule collection via streetwear giant KITH, the forthcoming Tony Touch mixtape documentary feature “From Scratch,” an experiential activation at ComplexCon Long Beach, and much more.
 
Stay tuned for more on Def Jam 35…

 

Introducing Rising Rapper Fredo Bang

Buzzing Louisiana rapper, Fredo Bang, makes Def Jam debut with “Oouuh” and “Gangsta Talk“. Here is what major players of the Hip-Hop industry think about him.

“With the 2015 arrest that threatened to derail his rising career now decidedly in the rearview, Fredo is back with a newfound sense of purpose: more viral, more hardworking, and more determined to advance than ever before.”
– Fader

New Gen Winter 2019
“His city’s favored up-and-comer and its most versatile rising act. Songs like ‘No Mo’ show his penchant for soul-searching narratives and music-as-medicine melodies; the success of ‘Oouuh’ proves he has a one-of-a-kind ability to reach all sides of the hip-hop and R&B spectrum.”
-Hypebeast

“Known for his tales of life in the streets, the rapper behind records like “Story to Tell” and “Oouuh” shows just how it goes down in his hometown”

-XXL

About Fredo Bang

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Fredo Bang started to record music in 2013 when he was 15-years-old. Tragedy struck a year later with the loss of his best friend, who was a local rapper in the neighborhood. Since then, the rising star used the nickname that his best friend had given him and hit the ground running. In 2016, Fredo was jailed for attempted murder. Things looked dim. But in 2018, Fredo was released on parole after taking a 7-year sentence, and released his 2 Face Bang album, taking his city by storm. He became an overnight sensation. A series of catchy songs like “Shootas On The Roof” and “Father” amassed millions of views, but it was Fredo’s breakout song “OOUUH” that propelled him to be an artist to watch, with the record getting significant radio play and video views on BET & REVOLT. With over 130 million streams across all platforms, Fredo Bang is ready to bust out of Baton Rouge and take the industry by storm.