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DaniLeigh

When the end of Summer hits, the desire to rewind time kicks in, reliving every magical moment from the season’s past. It’s a vibe that newcomer DaniLeigh has managed to encapsulate in her debut EP Summer With Friends, coming soon. The 22-year-old singing and dancing phenomenon cut her teeth in the business when she directed a music video for her late mentor, Prince. She enhanced her buzz with back-to-back jams “Play” (featuring Kap G) and “Lurkin’”, and is here to continue her mission of making music that both sounds and feels good.

The South Florida native had music in her blood, singing from a young age. As an early teen, DaniLeigh recorded YouTube covers of songs like Musiq Soulchild’s “So Beautiful,” though she wasn’t quite ready for the big time. “I was really shy,” she admits, “and I didn’t realize the unique sound of my voice until later on.” It wasn’t until a few years later when she moved to Los Angeles at 16 that DaniLeigh began harnessing her craft. In LA she found her footing in the music industry, starting with dancing. “I was dancing in music videos, commercials, you name it,” she recalls. “From there, I met a lot of producers onset and just networked.” Singing became the secret weapon, as DaniLeigh would reveal her chops and be invited to studios for recording sessions. However, a life-changing encounter with the legendary Prince would be the real catalyst.

After learning of DaniLeigh’s talents as a dancer (through a one-minute video clip), the Purple One reached out to have her direct his video for “Breakfast Can Wait” at just 18 years old. The video hit worldwide, appearing on networks like MTV, BET, and REVOLT. Prince ultimately took DaniLeigh under his wing, mentoring her budding singing career. His untimely death in 2016 left a void in DaniLeigh’s life, though his presence is still felt as DaniLeigh’s star is only getting brighter.

“Play” truly kicked things off. The high-energy single is described by DaniLeigh as an empowering anthem for women. “It’s a bold statement,” she says of the cut, which carries a message of “making a play” in all areas of life. “I’m a very positive person and this song I feel can help motivate people to put in that work,” she says. Bringing Kap G (who is of Mexican descent) into the fold as a feature was her way of uniting more Latinos in music, as DaniLeigh’s Dominican heritage is evident in both her style and sound. The single “Lurkin’” immediately followed, as a slick nod to social those stalkers who don’t congratulate moves, yet look on from the social media sidelines. The song even made its way to the HBO hit series Insecure. The stage is now set for DaniLeigh to show the diverse angles of her talent on a grander scale.

Aptly titled Summer With Friends, the upcoming EP sums up DaniLeigh’s past few months, which she lightheartedly describes as “just having fun and working.” The relatable nature of the project brings forth the aforementioned singles, along with feel good songs that channel the young artist’s inspirations including Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, and Drake while showing her ability to fuse hip-hop and R&B with poppier electronic-driven vibes. Songs like “Questions” playfully target those relationship interrogation sessions (Where were you? Who were you with?), while “Ex” is a self-explanatory track about the now-single artist’s previous romance. “He got one song,” she jokes. Other cuts like the infectious “On” and “All I Know” show DaniLeigh’s versatility within the pop-urban landscape, while “All Day” highlights her Dominican roots. “That’s a bachata beat underneath [the production],” she proudly points out. “The time right now is in alignment, showing that things are going the right way.” As DaniLeigh unveils her debut Summer With Friends and the projects that follow, she maintains her goal of positive music, though has one wish involving one important angel by her side. “I always say I wish Prince was here to see all of this happening with me right now,” she says. “It’s okay though. I know he’s watching.”

XXXTentacion dead at 20

Story by Max Mason II

According to CNN:

Broward County police in Miami, Florida have confirmed the death of 20 year old rapper XXXTentacion. XXX was reportedly robbed at gunpoint for a Louis Vuitton bag and was shot when he refused to give it up. We send our condolences to the family and friends of XXX and we will post any updates to this story.

Check out XXXTentacion’s Youtube Channel and Instagram, as well as TMZ’s coverage of the story here.

PRINCE PEEZY × LA LA CHANEL

South Florida’s “ Prince Peezy & La La Chanel” are ready for success, and they want you to know it. The Broward County, Florida Hip Hop & R&B duo is creating a strong buzz with the recent release of their video “Shine” on Vevo and YouTube.

Shine is the first single from the upcoming EP “Project X,” scheduled for release in 2018. Links have been provided for the media to view the video for “Shine.” Radio and media can receive a copy of the video or audio per request.

When asked why people should care about their music “Prince Peezy & La La Chanel” is quick to respond, “We just do what we love, we put our lives in our music, and we do it for ourselves. We hope that our fans & the world connects.”

They differentiate themselves from other indie artists as a “hard-working group ready and willing to lead the coming age of the indie artist.” As of now, the forecast looks bright for this duo to have their moment to shine in the Florida sun.

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LIL PUMP ALBUM #1 ON THE CHART


LIL PUMP #1 STREAMING ALBUM THIS WEEK & #1 ON BILLBOARD EMERGING ARTISTS CHART

SHARES TRAILER FOR “GUCCI GANG” MUSIC VIDEO

Lil Pump is one step closer to taking over the entire game…
The South Florida superstar seizes #1 on the Billboard Emerging Artists Chart, while his self-titled full-length debut is the #1 Streaming Albumthis week and #3 on the Billboard Top 200. Without any traditional promotion, he impressively sold more than 46,000-plus SPS units first-week. In under seven days, the album unbelievably racked up more than 56 million streams and counting.
Priming fans for more surprises, he is sharing the trailer for his upcoming music video. It hints at a lot more craziness to come when the full video drops.
Watch it HERE.
Next up, Lil Pump hits the road on his North American headline tour this fall. It kicks off on Halloween, October 31 at The Novo in Los Angeles, CA traveling through major markets across the country, finishing this run of dates at the Observatory North Park in San Diego, CA on December 23rd. Check out full itinerary below.
Get tickets HERE.
Lil Pump has multiple number ones, and he’s only just begun!
Esskeetit!

ABOUT LIL PUMP:

Signature pink and blonde dreads flailing, ominous ink on display, and superhero-sized charisma, Lil Pump tore through hip-hop like a tornado. Joining forces with the next generation music and entertainment company Tha Lights Global in late 2016, the 17-year-old South Florida sonic fire-plug ratcheted up over 200 million-plus Soundcloud plays with “Molly” (33 million-plus) going #1 and “Gucci Gang” reaching #2 on the platform. In total, he holds down 9 concurrent songs in the Top 50. Meanwhile, the signature “D Rose” blasted past 66 million views on YouTube and 30 million Spotify streams. Averaging 9 million listeners monthly on Spotify, he’s become an untouchable, undeniable, and unique presence. Moreover, he’s been extensively profiled by The New York Times, XXL, HotNewHipHop, and more. This is only the beginning though. Lil Pump is primed to pop off even more in 2018.
You’re looking at the next king and he’s not even old enough to buy cigarettes…

TOUR DATES:

10/31 Los Angeles, CA The Novo
11/19 Phoenix, AZ Goldrush AZ Festival
11/21 Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall
11/22 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music Hall
11/24 Austin, TX Emo’s
11/25 Houston, TX Warehouse Live – Ballroom
11/28 Miami, FL The Hangar
11/29 Orlando, FL The Beacham
11/30 Tampa, FL The Ritz
12/2 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
12/3 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte
12/5 Silver Springs, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring
12/6 Philadelphia, PA TLA
12/8 Providence, RI The Strand
12/9 Worcester, MA The Palladium
12/10 Reading, PA Reverb
12/11 Wallingford, CT The Dome at Oakdale
12/12 New York, NY Playstation Theater
12/13 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
12/15 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
12/16 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
12/17 San Bernardino, CA Rolling Loud So Cal
12/18 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
12/19 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
12/21 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
12/22 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
12/23 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park

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