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Ama Lou Debut Album

Today, fast-rising British singer/songwriter/producer Ama Lou makes her major-label debut with a new EP titled Ama, who? Released via Interscope Records, the five-track project showcases the thought-provoking sounds and visuals that have earned her praise from the likes of Drake, in addition to drawing acclaim from such outlets as VOGUE, Complex, The FADER, and Paper. Produced by Ama, along with Che Pope, Frank Dukes, Murda Beatz, Hi-Tek, and Foster, Ama, who? is a collection of songs that sees Ama reflecting on what she’s accomplished so far, and asserting the direction in which she’s headed. It’s another step forward in her artistic world and confirmation of who Ama is as an artist. 

The follow-up to Ama Lou’s critically lauded 2018 debut EP DDD, Ama, who? features her recent single “NORTHSIDE” — a stripped-back and bouncy track that’s amassed over a million streams on Spotify and, close to 2 million views on YouTube. Directed by Ama and shot by her sister and creative visual partner Mahalia John, the video for “NORTHSIDE” features cameos from A$AP Nast, Taco from Odd Future, Fai Khadra, and more of Ama’s west coast friends. Watch the video HERE.

Track list for Ama, who?:
1. Far Out
2. NORTHSIDE
3. We tried, we tried
4. This Town
5. Better 

Originally from North London, Ama Lou is a classically trained musician who got her start playing guitar at the age of 10, began writing her own songs at 11, and took up piano at 14. Now 21, she introduced the world to her dynamic songwriting with two back-to-back, politically charged singles: “Tbc” (an October 2016 release penned in response to the killing of Eric Garner by New York police) and “Not Always” (a layered meditation on gender, released in December 2016). With its sound described by The Guardian as “husky soul, feathery trap and skittering, downcast R&B,” “Tbc” soon caught the attention of Drake, who later named Ama Lou among the artists who inspired the making of his 2018 album Scorpion. 

Arriving in early 2018, DDD was hailed as “brimming with her signature minimalism” by Billboard, who also noted that the EP “blends colorful synths and snappy drums with her powerful voice.” The three-track project was accompanied by a short-film directed by Ama and shot by her sister Mahalia John. The short film starred Ama Lou as a member of a fictional L.A. crime ring.
Shortly after the release of DDD, Ama Lou headed out on tour with fellow British phenom Jorja Smith. In a review of their May 2018 stop at Brooklyn Steel, Billboard stated that Ama Lou’s “sweeping vocals were powerful yet polished and melted seamlessly into her self-produced, atmospheric melodies.”

 
Ama Lou Ama, who? EP
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Saint Bodhi releases Flowerchild

DEF JAM RECORDINGS ARTIST SAINT BODHI RELEASES HER ARRESTING DEBUT SINGLE “FLOWERCHILD” VIA THE FADER TODAY

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE 

LISTEN TO THE SONG HERE 

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“A unique voice and cutting lyricism…dazed, twinkling production….dark and sharp-edged…It’s a forceful and purposeful introduction.”

South Central LA native, SAINT BODHI, releases her arresting debut single “Flowerchild” off of her forthcoming album.  The songstress who has a knack for bending genres told The Fader “Flowerchild is an introduction into my dark and beautiful mind and shows you some of my childhood struggles. It is me in my all gorgeous, beautiful, fucked up glory.”

Saint Bodhi will be performing select dates at the courvoisier amplified series

D.C. TODAY AUGUST 21ST, AT IVY CITY SMOKEHOUSE

NYC SEPTEMBER 5TH & LA SEPTEMBER 10TH

Hot Girl Summer, Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj, Ty Dolla $ign, 360 MAGAZINE

Hot Girl Summer

“Megan Thee Stallion is at the forefront of the ‘Women’s Rap Renaissance!'”360 MAGAZINE

“This is the year of the ‘hot girl summer’ ”  NBC NEWS


“The lifestyle choice of summer 2019: Hot Girl Summer.” –HUFFINGTON POST


“If you’ve logged onto Twitter or swiped through your Instagram at any point this summer, you’ve definitely seen a post declaring it’s a hot girl summer. The now-ubiquitous phrase, a call to live your most confident and unapologetic life, was coined in the early months of the season by Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion.” – TIME MAGAZINE


“Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion, and her definitive tweet that this season is made for hot girls, made the phrase the season’s most ubiquitous meme, an internet-wide catchphrase.” – WIRED


“Her power lies directly in her self-confidence, honesty, and unmitigated desire to dominate-and not just when it comes to life itself; these qualities pour through her music.” – COMPLEX


“[Megan Thee Stallion] exudes a confidence of an artist that has been mastering the game for at least a decade.” –BILLBOARD


“Her music is unapologetically Southern, with her thick Houston accent bouncing effortlessly over sensual and bare trap beats, allowing her lyricism and delivery to shine through.” –ROLLING STONE


“If you don’t know the name Megan Thee Stallion, you will soon: she’s one of the fastest rising rappers and finds herself rooted in a pop culture moment that’s all about the yeehaw agenda, country-trap and sex-positive messaging.” – PASTE

If one thing is clear, Megan Thee Stallion owns Summer 2019! The Houston based MC and cultural icon, Megan Thee Stallion, continues her hot girl hot streak today with the release of new single, “Hot Girl Summer” feat. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign. The single boasts production from hip-hop icon Juicy J and features a sample from the hit City Girls’ song “Act Up.” The track is named after the biggest cultural phenomenon of 2019, established by Megan, known as #HOTGIRLSUMMER. The phrase and viral meme not only encompasses everything Megan stands for but has also become a rallying cry for men and women around the world and is catapulting Megan into a household name.

When explaining #HOTGIRLSUMMER Megan states, “it’s just about women and men being unapologetically them, just having a good-ass time, hyping up your friends, doing you, not giving a damn about what nobody gotta say about it.”

Megan has had a monumental year that includes this week’s digital cover of PAPER Magazine, a print cover of The FADER’s Summer issue, being named as one of XXL Magazine’s 2019 Freshman, a late-night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and multiple radio hits such as “Cash Shit” and “Big Ole Freak.” Her critically-acclaimed project Fever has been praised by the likes of Rolling Stone, The Fader, XXL, Billboard, Pitchfork, Paper, and more.

Beyond being a successful rapper, Megan is currently a college student, environmental activist, philanthropist, Chance the Rapper’s occasional dietary consultant, and life coach for the world at large. Megan has hosted beauty pageants that award scholarships to “hotties” who also happen to be students, organized the first “Hottie Beach Clean Up” in Los Angeles, and still has time to regularly spread the word of hot girl summer on social media. With each move she makes she continues to set herself apart as the most unique, inspirational, and driven artist out right now, so it’s no wonder she can count Kylie Jenner, Drake, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nicki Minaj, etc. as some of her fans.

Due to climate change, hot girl summer will be continuing well into the Fall when Megan joins Meek Mill and Future for their North American Legendary Nights Tour with YG and Mustard (select tour dates below)., but for now she shows no signs of slowing down. Stay tuned for more news as #HOTGIRLSUMMER is far from over!

READ THE PAPER DIGITAL COVER STORY FEATURING MEGAN THEE STALLION: https://www.papermag.com/megan-thee-stallion-2639723905.html

NEW SINGLE FEATURING NICKI MINAJ AND TY DOLLA $IGN OUT NOW; LISTEN HERE
FALL TOUR WITH FUTURE, MEEK MILL, YG AND MUSTARD; PURCHASE TICKETS HERE 

BlocBoy JB “Mercedes” Music Video

Memphis rapper BlocBoy JB returns with a music video for new single Mercedes,”directed by AWGE visual artist, Hidji and premiered exclusively via The FADER. Released via Bloc Nation Records, the song was originally teased earlier this year via a Triller clip, reaching near a million views and popular demand in the comments.

While the single artwork gives a nod to Mercedes’ Rear End album, the Dilip x Otxhello produced track sports a catchy hook with BlocBoy JB’s signature drawl and sly sense of humor.”Mercedes” also marks as the BET Hip Hop Award-winning artist’s first solo official new music release in 2019, following “Mini Van” with DaBaby and 2018 EP release, Don’t Think That, featuring guests spots from Lil Uzi Vert and HoodRich Pablo Juan.

OMB PEEZY DROPS MUSIC VIDEO

OMB PEEZY DROPS MUSIC VIDEO
Mixtape Ft. G-Eazy, Lil Durk, Sada Baby, T.I. & Boosie Badazz Out Now
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OMB Peezy just dropped his latest mixtape, Preacher to the Streets, with guest appearances from G-Eazy, Boosie Badazz, Lil Durk, Sada Baby and more via 300 Entertainment and E-40’s Sick Wid It Records. Now the Alabama native also blessed fans with his “Where I Come From,” the latest visual release from his star-studded mixtape.
Be sure to take a look at “Where I Come From” and check out Peezy’s new series Hood Essentials.
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VIDEO – WHERE I COME FROM: https://youtu.be/rFpaO_p8iII
MIXTAPE – PREACHER TO THE STREETS: https://ombpeezy.ffm.to/ptts
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CRITICAL PRAISE:
Peezy’s music blends the funk of the Bay with the rawness of the Deep South”  ~Pitchfork
OMB Peezy is tough but melodic, with a youthfully urgent voice and production that’s indebted to Louisiana and California.” ~New York Times
This kid from Alabama is the future of rap.” ~The FADER

 

Beabadoobee Releases EP

Beabadoobee Releases EP Loveworm via Dirty Hit Records

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PRESS HERE To Listen To “Disappear”

London based bedroom-pop songwriter Beabadoobee has released her sophomore EP, Loveworm, on Dirty Hit Records. Billboard, who released a track by track of Loveworm, highlighted Bea Kristi’s “languid vocals, pointed songwriting chops and jangly, grunge-inspired sound” on the new EP, which you can PRESS HERE to stream.

“This EP Loveworm was inspired by all the music I listened to during a hard time in my life,” Bea told Pigeons and Planes who named her one of the Best New Artists for April. “It helped me forget about everything. From The Moldy Peaches to Pavement to Daniel Johnston, music was always a means of escapism for me. I wanted to make songs that could belong to one of my playlists. Something people can dance and cry to. The songs on Loveworm pretty much sum up what I was feeling at the time… love is hard, complicated and I’m pretty fragile. Sometimes it’s hard to balance that with school and music but I guess writing the songs for the EP helped me a whole lot. And I hope it helps some people out too.”

Born in Manilla and raised in London, Bea Kristi began recording music as Beabadoobee in 2017. Her first track, “Coffee” gathered hundreds of thousands of streams in a matter of days, through a fan-uploaded video. Since then, her songs have amassed millions of streams between her own self-released recordings and her debut EP, Patched Up (released via Dirty Hit) which features “If You Want To” and “Dance With Me“, and has received support from Noisey, Nylon, The Fader, Bustle and The Guardian, amongst others with NME already crowning her as one of their 100 essential artists to watch in 2019.

Loveworm Track Listing

  1. Disappear
  2. 1999
  3. Apple Cider
  4. Ceilings
  5. Angel
  6. You Lie All The Time
  7. Soren

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The Boyboy West Coast Releases Single

THE BOYBOY WEST COAST OFFICIALLY RELEASES ANTICIPATED SINGLE

“U WAS AT THE CLUB (BOTTOMS UP)”

Already solidified as a viral smash, The Boyboy West Coast officially releases verse by verse his debut single “U Was At The Club (Bottoms Up)” today.

Listen to “U Was At The Club (Bottoms Up)”: HERE

After exploding on Instagram with over 2.7 million views, a video with the track made its way to TikTok where countless fan videos and memes mimicking the style of The Boyboy West Coast were created. The track then made its way to YouTube, netting over 13.5 million views. It also spawned think pieces on The FADER, Genius, and Medium to name a few. His ‘Verified’ video on Genius is in the outlet’s top 10 most viewed videos of all time with over 6.5 million views in 3 weeks. He has received praise from various celebs including Charlie Puth and Diplo, before the song was even out.

Rising up from Santa Barbara and emerging as a phenomenon across the culture, The Boyboy West Coast first teased his breakout single “U Was At The Club (Bottoms Up)” on Instagram towards the end of 2018 and it then leapt to become a bona fide meme on TikTok, inciting widespread acclaim and millions of views in the process.

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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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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

YNW Melly Announces New Project & Tour

YNW Melly is the exciting Florida rapper, who captivated music lovers everywhere with his massive single, “Murder On My Mind.” After releasing his popular documentary, MELLY, the Gifford native is now announcing his newest project, WE ALL SHINE, due out January 18th. Starting the year off strong, Melly hits the road for his first headlining tour,WE ALL SHINE TOUR January 27th, which begins in Atlanta, GA.
YNW Melly’s critically-acclaimed EP, I Am You, which dropped in September of 2018. The juxtaposition of misery stricken lyrics and beautifully exuberant production has YNW Melly delivering a remarkable body of work to both loyal fans and curious music lovers around the world. 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.
The attention on Melly transcends music. He’s uniquely fashion-forward and delivers the most compelling visuals to bring his words to life. When talking to The Fader, Melly said “When you into fashion and dressing, people are gonna judge you and try to test you.” At only 19 years old, and having been in and out of jail – Melly isn’t concerned with people’s assumptions. Given the opportunity to make waves in music, he’s living in the present and laboring beautiful rap ballads.
Tickets for the WE ALL SHINE TOUR are available now. Be sure to keep a look out for Melly’s next project, WE ALL SHINE January 18th.