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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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25th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue of Thug Life

Interscope Records announces the release of a 25th anniversary vinyl reissue of Thug Life: Volume 1 — the only studio album from Thug Life, the group founded by rap legend and cultural icon Tupac Shakur. In addition to the vinyl reissue, the anniversary celebration includes the release of all-new Thug Life merchandise, including t-shirts, a hoodie, jacket, overalls and beanie. Album t-shirt and hoodie will also be available for purchase bundle with vinyl.

See link to Tupac official store HERE.

Initially released on September 26, 1994, Thug Life: Volume 1 received gold certification from the RIAA. Among the album’s notable tracks are “How Long Will They Mourn Me?” ft. Nate Dogg, a reflective but powerful piece featured on 2Pac’s diamond-selling double-album Greatest Hits. In addition, the largely-self-produced Thug Life: Volume 1 includes tracks like “Pour Out a Little Liquor” (which also appears on the soundtrack to Tupac’s 1994 film Above the Rim), “Cradle to the Grave,” and “Str8 Ballin’.”

Prior to forming Thug Life in 1993, Tupac had established himself as a formidable new force in the hip-hop world with his 1991 debut album 2Pacalypse Now and 1993’s platinum-certified Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. With its unapologetically honest and deeply personal look at street life, Thug Life: Volume 1 is widely considered a crucial midpoint between Tupac’s early work and his history-making, diamond-selling, massively influential 1996 album All Eyez on Me.

Tracklist for Thug Life: Volume 1:

Eastside:
1.  Bury Me a G 
2.  Don’t Get It Twisted
3.  Shit Don’t Stop 
4.  Pour Out A Little Liquor 
5.  Stay True   

Westside:
1.  How Long Will They Mourn Me? 
2.  Under Pressure 
3.  Street Fame 
4.  Cradle To The Grave 
5.  Str8 Ballin’ 

ABOUT TUPAC SHAKUR:

Though his recording career lasted just five years, Tupac Shakur is one of the most popular artists in music history, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. Over half of his eleven studio albums have sold in excess of three million copies each, and two of his releases — 1996’s All Eyez On Me and his Greatest Hits collection — have received diamond certification, with sales of over 10 million copies each. In December 2016, it was announced that Tupac would be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, making him the first solo hip-hop artist to be recognized for inclusion. The ceremony took place in Brooklyn, New York, on April 7, 2017, and included a musical tribute from Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys, and T.I. Along with his musical career, Tupac also found success and critical acclaim as an actor, starring in films like JuicePoetic JusticeAbove The RimGridlock’d, and Gang Related.

Tupac’s life and legacy continue to impact and influence culture today, from a groundbreaking performance via hologram at the 2012 Coachella Music and Arts Festival to a spoken-word appearance on Kendrick Lamar’s critically praised 2015 album To Pimp A Butterfly.

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AK Opens Up on “Closed Off”

The weather may be getting colder, but hip-hop artist AK (Austin Kassabian) is bringing the heat on his new self-produced single “Closed Off.” AK opens up on “Closed Off” inviting listeners into his kingdom – and inevitably fandom – in which he rules supreme as the leader of a new era of hip-hop. The single comes off of his highly anticipated forthcoming EP “Closed Off,” which is guaranteed to be full of fiery flows.

Hailing from the Garden State, the young hip-hop artist has already firmly planted his feet in the music industry with his uncanny lyrical abilities. The 20-year-old artist from South Brunswick, NJ was quick to take to the internet by storm after writing and releasing remixed freestyle covers on his YouTube of top hip-hop tracks stamped with his own creative spin. Now with well over 100-Million YouTube views, AK has successfully branched out with several successful original singles under his belt. He recently wrapped up a nationwide tour, during which he released his first fully self-produced single “Ignorance Is Bliss.” Carving out a space of his own in the music industry, BET noted “this is only the beginning for hip-hop newcomer AK.” While, Idolator cited AK as “one of hip-hop’s hottest newcomers.”

“Closed Off” gives just a glimpse into what is to be AK’s greatest body of work to date. With each music release bigger than the last, it goes to show that AK is the next big thing in Hip Hop. 

“Closed Off” – AK:

https://open.spotify.com/album/7lrA8cU7ncYFvZyhzAImvW?si=YScZ7_5XRD-bg2DnnvJXyg

Social Media:

Spotify | YouTube | SoundCloud | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

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DAVE EAST DEBUT ALBUM

DAVE EAST ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM, SURVIVAL, TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 8 VIA DEF JAM RECORDINGS/MASS APPEAL

WATCH TRAILER HERE

DROPS “ALONE” FEATURING JACQUEES TODAY

WATCH VIDEO HERE | LISTEN HERE

SURVIVAL TOUR PART 1 KICKS OFF IN ATLANTA ON NOVEMBER 22

DRAWS CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR PORTRAYAL OF METHOD MAN IN HULU MINI-SERIES, WU-TANG: AN AMERICAN SAGA

“After a meteoric rise over the last few years, Dave East is in for his biggest year yet. Not only is the Harlem rapper starring as Method Man in Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga, he’s just set a fall release for his full-length studio debut, SURVIVAL.” – Consequence of Sound

“East delves deep into the pits of his newfound fame and unearths every crevice of fear that often once wore him down. Instead of being entangled by his demons, he’s embracing his paranoia head-on and is rattling off fiery bars in the process.” – Billboard
(Oct 4, 2019 – New York, NY) Meteoric Harlem rapper, model and actor Dave East, who is currently earning critical acclaim for his starring role as Method Man in HULU’s new mini-series Wu-Tang: An American Saga, today announces the release of his debut album, Survival, on November 8 – watch trailer HERE. New single, “Alone” featuring Jacquees, is also out today – watch video HERE, listen HERE. East’s Survival tour kicks off in Atlanta on November 22.

Dave East – whose legendary mixtapes have amassed over one billion global streams – adds to his track record with“Everyday” featuring Gunna.  The menacing video for “Everyday,” directed by Andrew Sandler, features Dave East in the midst of a high stakes poker game, intercut with Gunna trading bars with East in a dimly lit room – watch HERE.

“Everyday” was part of Survival Pacc,’ Dave East’s two-song summer release, which also included “Wanna be a G” featuring Max BSurvival Pacc’ arrived with a trailer culled from documentary footage following Dave from the streets of his native Harlem to the studio and the making of his SURVIVAL debut album. The eagerly anticipated record is the culmination of Dave’s years as a rising star and his recent flurry of activity outside of the music space. Listen to Survival PaccHERE .

Dave East’s Def Jam/Mass Appeal saga took off in August 2017 with the release of his lauded mixtape, Paranoia: A True Story. The 13-track mixtape gained traction behind Dave’s Def Jam debut single “Perfect” featuring Chris Brown, whose VIDEO boasts more than 40 million combined YouTube views of to date.


ABOUT DAVE EAST:
Praised for his lyricism and raw storytelling, and blessed with a loyal New York following, Dave East is one of the most promising rappers on the scene today. Born and raised in Harlem, he was inspired by older generation East Coast rappers ranging from Notorious B.I.G. to Styles P, Jadakiss, Cam’ron, and Big Pun. After a college basketball stint, Dave’s attention gravitated full time to music. Starting in 2010, he released an array of critically acclaimed mixtapes that earned him widespread recognition in the hip-hop community. His seventhmixtape, 2014’s Black Rose caught Nas by surprise, and resulted in Dave’s signing to Nas’ Mass Appeal imprint.  Subsequent mixtapes Hate Me Now (2015) and Kairi Chanel (2016, named for Dave’s daughter), boasted a collective guest list topped by Nas, Styles P, Pusha T, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Cam’ron, Beanie Sigel, Rico Love, and The Game, to name just a few.  Kairi Chanel led off with the storytelling visual for “Keisha” followed by “Type Of Time”, with over 12 million combined YouTube views to date. After nabbing a spot in the notorious XXL Freshman Class of 2016, Dave arrived on the Def Jam roster late that year.  He was first heard on “Gold Digger” featuring A-Boogie, from Def Jam’s Direct Deposit Vol. 2 compilation (February 2017). 

Paranoia: A True Story marked Dave’s official Def Jam debut EP in August 2017 (with “Perfect” featuring Chris Brown).  The Paranoia 2 mixtape followed in January 2018.  It was supported by a 10-minute short film, “The Hated,” a gritty drama centering on two childhood friends who get caught up in the street hustle that eventually lands one of them in the Rikers Island lockup.  Dave’s profile was amped considerably on his 23-city cross-country “Paranoia 2 Tour” of the U.S. in January-February 2018.  He then jumped into the ring for Beloved( October 2018), a mixtape collabo with invincible Yonkers MC Styles P.  The project spun off a single, “We Got Everything,” whose video starring both MCs.  Dave segued into headlining his 23-city “Get It How I Live Tour” of the U.S. in November-December 2018.

DAVE EAST – SURVIVAL TOUR PART 1

US DATES
Sunday, 10/13 – New York, NY – (Rolling Loud) Citi Field, Queens
Friday, 11/22 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sunday, 11/24 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Tuesday, 11/26 – Washington, DC – The Howard Theatre
Wednesday, 11/27 – Philadelphia, PA – The TLA
Friday, 11/29 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

EUROPEAN DATES
Sunday, 12/1 – Dublin, Ireland – Voodoo Lounge
Tuesday, 12/3 – London, UK – Electric Brixton
Monday, 12/9 – Munich, Germany – Ampere
Tuesday, 12/10 – Paris, France – Le Badaboum
Thursday, 12/12 – Cologne, Germany – Luxor
Friday, 12/13 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg Oude Zaal
Sunday, 12/15 – Berlin, Germany – Lido
Monday, 12/16 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Tuesday, 12/17 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Strand
Friday, 12/20 – Lisbon, Portugal – Musicbox Lisboa

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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.

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On The Verge of Stardom: Q+A With Rising Female Rapper, Malaynah

You just released your new single ‘Outta My Face’ tell us about the inspiration behind this song.

The inspiration behind my new single ‘Outta My Face’ was my energy and positivity I have within me. I wrote that song to inspire others to have the same energy that I do and surround themselves with that same positivity as well. 

You will be performing at the upcoming Welcome To The West music festival, how do you feel about being the only female rapper in the lineup? 

Being the only female on the Welcome to the West lineup means so much to me. I get to represent all the ladies on this lineup with so many legends. It makes me feel pumped up and ready to show everyone what I bring to the table. 

What are you most excited about for this performance?

I’m most excited to let my fans hear some of my unreleased music I’ll be performing. 

Cardi B reposted your video where you freestyled over her track “Money” and it hit over 12 millions view on her Instagram. What was your initial reaction?

When Cardi B reposted my freestyle video, my initial reaction was “NO F****** WAY.” I couldn’t believe it. I was so happy and proud of myself. That day was just filled with all kinds of emotion. 

We hear you began writing songs when you were 12 and secretly rapped in front of your bathroom mirror. When did you decide to share your talents in public and what made you decide to not keep it a secret anymore?

Performing in front of my family and getting the support I needed to actually put myself out there played a really big role with my decision to start posting my videos on social media platforms. Then when I got the response everyone in my family was telling me I was going to get, it made me just want to keep going. 

What or whom inspired you to start rapping?

What inspired me to start rapping was the reaction I would get when I would perform. When people were listening to what I was saying, and shared that a line I wrote hit home for them. Their reaction was just priceless. So I figured, if I can help people get through something by my words, I want this forever. 

What are you most excited about in your career right now?

Right now, I’m mostly excited about all the new songs and projects that are going to be dropping soon.

Do you have any new upcoming projects in the making?

Yes I have an E.P. that is going to be coming out very soon! 

If you could have one dream dinner guest, who would it be?

If I could go to dinner with ANYONE, I think I would want to sit down with J. Cole. 

To see Malaynah perform at Welcome to the West you can purchase tickets online: https://thewestfestival.com 

Photo credit Felisha Carrasco / @felishacarrasco55

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Ride Dat

Turning up with the most sought-after reunion of 2019, MTV First Look will Premiere Birdman & Juvenile’s new video “Ride Dat” featuring Lil Wayne.  The video will premiere on Friday, September 13th at 6:00 a.m. on MTV Live & MTV U and the video will be airing on the Iconic Viacom Times Square Billboard.
 
The single is available at all digital retailers.  Get it HERE via Cash Money Records.
 
Fittingly, it sets the stage for the imminent arrival of I’m On My Shit, the follow-up sequel to J.A.G.—the first collaborative album released by Birdman & Juvenile earlier this year. Songs from the initial collaboration cumulatively tallied over 20 million YouTube views and clocked 10 million Spotify streams and counting.  Get ready for I’m On My Shit.

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Shy Glizzy

Today, Grammy-nominated rapper Shy Glizzy releases his new EP ALOHA – LISTEN HERE. The entire EP was inspired by the island of Hawaii, where Shy Glizzy crafted the project during a two-week stay.  The first single “Wakiki Flow” kicks off the EP, with no hook or interruptions giving a sneak peek into Glizzy’s stream of consciousness and sets the tone for the rest of the project. Featuring production from heavy-hitters Harry Fraud and WondagurlALOHA finds Glizzy returning back to his roots of raw lyrics and unfiltered flows.

With this EP being a follow up to his 2019 released project Covered N’ Blood and fresh off the sold out Drip or Drown 2 Tour where he performed alongside Gunna and Lil Keed, it’s clear that Shy Glizzy is determined to close out this year with a bang.

Dave East “Everyday” feat. Gunna Visual is Out

Today, meteoric Harlem rapper, model and actor Dave East – whose legendary mixtapes have amassed over one billion global streams –released the music video for “Everyday” featuring Gunna. Directed by Andrew Sandler, the menacing visual features Dave East in the midst of a high stakes poker game while switching to shots of Gunna exchanging bars with East in a dimly lit room. Watch the visual here.

“Everyday” was a part of Dave East’s two-song summer release ‘Survival Pacc,’ which also included “Wanna be a G” featuring Max B. Released via Def Jam Recordings/Mass Appeal Records, you can listen to ‘Survival Pacc’ here. Dave’s long-awaited debut album, SURVIVAL, is slated to arrive this fall.

Leading up to the highly anticipated release of SURVIVAL, Dave East will be portraying Method Man in Wu-Tang: An American Saga, the upcoming HULU limited mini-series whose 10 episodes will premiere on September 4th. A fictionalized drama, An American Saga was created by Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA and Alex Tse (Watchmen, Superfly 2018). Executive producers include Brian Grazer and Method Man. View trailers for An American Saga here.

Dave East’s Def Jam/Mass Appeal saga took off in August 2017 with the release of his lauded mixtape,Paranoia: A True Story. The 13-track mixtape gained traction behind Dave’s Def Jam debut single“Perfect” featuring Chris Brown, whose video boasts more than 40 million combined YouTube views of to date.

Paranoia: A True Story was followed up by the Paranoia 2 mixtape (January 2018), which was supported by a 10-minute short film, “The Hated.” The gritty drama centered on two childhood friends who get caught up in the street hustle that eventually lands one of them in the Rikers Island jail. Dave’s profile was amped considerably on his 23-city cross-country “Paranoia 2 Tour” of the U.S. in January-February 2018.

Dave East then jumped into the ring for BELOVED (October 2018), a mixtape collabo with invincible Yonkers MC Styles P. The project spun off a single, “We Got Everything”; watch the video here starring Dave East and Styles P. Dave segued into headlining his 23-city “Get It How I Live Tour” of the U.S. in November-December 2018.

ABOUT DAVE EAST:
Praised for his lyricism and raw storytelling, and blessed with a loyal New York following, Dave East is one of the most promising rappers on the scene today. Born and raised in Harlem, he was inspired by older generation East Coast rappers ranging from Notorious B.I.G. to Styles P, Jadakiss, Cam’ron, and Big Pun. After a college basket­ball stint, Dave’s attention gravitated full time to music. Starting in 2010, he released an array of critically acclaimed mixtapes that earned him widespread recognition in the hip-hop community. His 7th mixtape, 2014’s Black Rose caught Nas by surprise, and resulted in Dave’s signing to Nas’ Mass Appeal imprint. Subsequent mixtapes Hate Me Now (2015) and Kairi Chanel (2016, named for Dave’s daughter), boasted a collective guest list topped by Nas, Styles P, Pusha T, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Cam’ron, Beanie Sigel, Rico Love, and The Game, to name just a few. Kairi Chanel led off with the storytelling visual for “Keisha” followed by “Type Of Time”, with over 12 million combined YouTube views to date. After nabbing a spot on the notorious XXL Freshman Class in 2016, he jumped onto the Def Jam roster late that year. He was first heard on “Gold Digger” featuring A-Boogie, from Def Jam’s Direct Deposit Vol. 2 compilation (February 2017). Paranoia: A True Story marked Dave’s official Def Jam debut EP in August 2017 (with “Perfect” featuring Chris Brown; and “The Hated”). The Paranoia 2 mixtape followed in January 2018.

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NICKI MINAJ × POP SMOKE

Pop Smoke releases the first official Remix to “Welcome To The Party” with platinum selling artist and fellow New York native Nicki Minaj! 

Listen to it HERE
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