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NUE Drops EP “U Met Me At A Strange Time”

Toronto native, NUE releases his latest EP, U Met Me At A Strange Time.

NUE made waves in 2017 with his critically-acclaimed mixtape, Iroquois. Now the anime illustrator is back with a 10-track project that reflects on the many losses he experienced this year. The lost of his close friend, Kosi Modekwe (Koba Prime), who died alongside Drake affiliate, Smoke Dawg and the lengthy prison sentences that have plagued his friendships and family.

Understanding that it’s strange timing for love interests and music lovers to meet him, NUE welcomes everyone into his narcotized world of pain, careless partying, and self reflection.

NUE is currently on a Canadian tour with Grammy-nominated hitmaker, Fetty Wap. Earlier this year, he released the single “Nightfall,” which premiered on Noisey, who referred to the record as “nasally harmonies reminiscent of “Lollipop”-era Lil Wayne.” Additionally, he released “Nightfall’s” music video and remix with Toronto’s Pressa. Growing up in a Jamaican household in Scarborough, NUE developed a great a love for anime and basketball. After encouragement from his family, he began recording music in his brother’s basement. NUE’s unique sound and clever storytelling has garnered the attention of HypebeastPAPERNoiseyComplexThe FaderPigeons and PlanesEarmilkDirty Glove Bastard, Rap RadarHot New Hip-HopHip-Hop DX, and more.

Take a listen below and be sure to look out for the “Chances” visuals coming soon.

U Met Me At A Strange Time Tracklist:

1. Link Up

2. Deathstar

3. Part Time Lover

4. Rattlesnake

5. In2deep

6. Night ‘N Day

7. Chances

8. Say Nothing

9. Emotions

10. Neverland

Maroon 5 Reveals St. Vincent Remix of “Girls Like You”

Today, three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum band Maroon 5 reveals the St. Vincent remix of their hit single “Girls Like You” featuring Cardi B via The Fader. Click HERE to listen!

In addition to the St. Vincent remix, Maroon 5 will be also be releasing several female only remixes of “Girls Like You” tomorrow, August 3rd featuring TOKiMONSTA, WondaGurl, and CRAY. Continuing their message of women’s empowerment, the band and Interscope will also be making a charitable donation to the Malala Fund. Click HERE for more info.

Girls Like You” rose to #1 at Top 40 radio, making it the top song in the country and #2 greatest gainer on the format. The single also climbed to #3 at Hot AC as the #1 greatest gainer and #28 at Rhythm. The single has also gained over 700 million global streams and accumulated over 491 million views. “Girls Like You” featuring Cardi B is available on the Deluxe Edition of Maroon 5’s platinum-certified sixth full-length album, Red Pill Blues.

Maroon 5 are set to hit the road again for the second leg of the US run of their Red Pill Blues world tour. The run will kick off on September 7th in Salt Lake City Utah at Vivint Smart Home Arena and wrap on October 15th in New York, NY at Madison Square Garden. Click HERE for more info!

Kailee Morgue US Tour With Poppy

Today Kailee Morgue announces she will be heading on a U.S. fall tour with Poppy for her Am I A Girl? Tour. Artist pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday, July 11th at 10am local timeand general on-sale begins Friday, July 13th at 10am local time at www.kaileemorgue.com.

Having just sold out her debut headline shows in New York and Los Angeles, Morgue jumps to theaters by joining Poppy’s fall twenty-date run through North America, including top cities Los Angeles (The Wiltern on October 31st), New York (Irving Plaza on November 20th) and Washington D.C. (9:30 Club on November 24th).

Recently Morgue released “Do You Feel This Way (Feat. Whethan). Check out the track here!

Of the song, Morgue says, “This is one of my favorite songs I’ve made because it is off axis just enough to blur my perspective between haunting and inviting. Teaming up with Whethan brought the perfect blend of hazy lethargy and upbeat skepticism to the track. It captures the unease of that feeling of not knowing how someone truly feels about you, and it still always makes me want to move when I hear it—it’s so fun to perform.”

“Do You Feel This Way” (feat. Whethan) follows Morgue’s single “F**k U”and her 2017 breakout track, “Medusa,” which catapulted her into an overnight success after she posted a live performance of the song on Twitter. “Medusa” became the title track from her debut EP, which was also released last fall and features her hit single, “Discovery.”

Tattooed, multi-color haired and anime-obsessed 19-year-old Phoenix-based gothic pop siren, Kailee Morgue, casts a sonic spell with her music. A self-described “introvert” and the second oldest of six kids, she found solace in the sounds of fellow sonic sorceresses, such as Stevie Nicks and Gwen Stefani, as well as bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and more. By the age of ten, she picked up her first guitar, began quietly penning music and eventually started posting tracks on Soundcloud.

Between a gig at Jack In The Box in 2016, an 18-year-old Morgue found the beat for her breakout track, “Medusa,” on YouTube and cooked up the single. She first teased the track with a brief Twitter video, and it ignited a viral reaction garnering 100,000 “likes” overnight. Over an airy, minimalistic soundscape, Morgue creates a hypnotic and heartfelt melody with haunting and powerful lyrics. “Medusa” peaked at #1 on Hype Machine, was hailed as “Best Track of the Week” by The New York Times, MTV, The Line of Best Fit and Coup de Main and its video premiered on The FADER. As “Medusa” became an underground phenomenon, Morgue inked a deal with Republic Records in the summer of 2017. Further music is set for release this summer.

LISTEN TO “DO YOU FEEL THIS WAY” (FEAT. WHETHAN) HERE
KAILEE MORGUE: FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

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, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, 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, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (Belly, The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

Bobby Sessions New MV

BOBBY SESSIONS PLANS A REVOLUTION IN NEW MUSIC VIDEO “PICK A SIDE”

WATCH HERE:
https://BobbySessions.lnk.to/PickASideVideo

LISTEN TO “PICK A SIDE” HERE:
https://BobbySessions.lnk.to/PickASide
BOBBY SESSIONS IS TRYING TO START A DIALOGUE
WATCH THE DALLAS RAPPER’S NEW VIDEO FOR “PICK A SIDE.”
http://www.thefader.com/2018/06/13/bobby-sessions-pick-a-side-video-interview?utm_source=tftw

When Bobby Sessions released the video for his major label debut single “Like Me” with Def Jam Records in April, viewers witnessed a visceral, charged statement. With a noose around his neck, the Dallas rapper drew parallels between lynchings and modern day police killings with a captivating intensity in his delivery and lyricism. By the end of the record Sessions defies the oppression that systemic injustice meant to induce in him.

Today, Bobby Sessions’s latest single “Pick A Side” premieres on The FADER and the artist’s mission continues to unfold. With “Pick A Side,” Sessions sets his sights on controversial black figures, equating the behavior of Candace Owens, Jason Whitlock, Ray Lewis, Omarosa and more, who are addressed in the track and music video, to house slaves informing on the subversive activity of slaves in the field. “The same way a person would sacrifice his or her relationship with the people on the field in order to get in good with the master, we have the same thing happening today where there are black people in positions of power and positions of influence that have opportunities to shed light on real situations affecting their own people,” Sessions says. “Instead, they dismiss them in the pursuit of getting the acceptance of white people in positions of power and it needs to be called out.”

The video showcases how a revolution happens. It starts small with pictures of the people Sessions believes need to pick a side while speaking to his people and as he’s delivering the information he’s posing to them, which side are you on?

In February, when it was announced that you signed with Def Jam you mentioned quitting your job in 2015 and dedicating yourself to becoming a great rapper and manifesting this current success. Can you explain that process a little more?

When you’re working a job, after you pay all your bills, you’re broke anyway. At least at my pay rate I was. I was spending all my money on music. I would go to work from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., I would sit in traffic in a car with no AC in record hot Texas summers from 5:30 to 6:30 maybe eat from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and I would would record from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Dojo every single day. That was my thing. By the time I got done paying for that and paying for my bills, I was broke anyway. I thought, I’m either gonna stay here and be a hamster in the wheel or I can be out there and go for my dreams. I’m in my early twenties making these decisions. I can go back and still get a job later if that’s really what I want to do but the real fear and real danger is not doing it because I was scared of me being 50 and 60 living with “what if?” It was super easy to leave and that’s the reason I mentioned quitting my job.

How did signing to Def Jam fit into the vision you had yourself and your career?

I always fantasized about how it would feel to sign with Def Jam and then I got signed by Eminem’s manager (Paul Rosenberg, now the CEO of Def Jam), and the way I always thought that that would feel… it didn’t feel any different than how much I peacocked my chest out when I walked out of my old job. When I signed my contract in New York it felt the same way when I imagined that I signed the contract. That’s the main message that I try to get out to people. The reality that I lived in is that I’m the greatest rapper that ever came from Dallas. I don’t think of any other reality other than that in regards to Dallas in particular. And since that’s true, then, of course, I’ll have the right energy to attract my deal going through to when I shot my first video. Of course I came out of that, because that was my mentality before that was a consensus with everybody else.

What are you trying to manifest through your music?

I want to make material that’s way bigger than me. I’ve been talking about race in particular on all my projects. Go back to Law of Attraction and my album cover is a gorilla that’s literally shredding its outer. The gorilla represented the negative image that white people have on black people. So you saw me as an animal but I’m shattering your view of me with this art and through the law of attraction. My broad mission is to empower all black people around the world. That’s my main mission.

I feel like there’s a lot of psychological damage, psychological trauma that we inherited that never got addressed and it’s still never been addressed. It’s been quiet, it’s taboo to even be talking about. It’s a bunch of things that need to be addressed globally. The effects of white supremacy all around the world and [I want to] do as much as I can to get us as a people to manifest and be our best self. My individual goal, I want to make sure that when we look back at the history of the greatest rappers ever, I want my name to be mentioned at the top of the list. As I’m getting older, I’m realizing that individual goal is subjective. The impact that I really have in the booth that’s what I want to be measured by.

Tell us about the new single, “Pick A Side.”

The song is talking about field and house niggas and how you have to pick a side. This is a different time and this is not a time where you can straddle the fence. Our generation’s done a good job of, “let’s try to see all sides of everything.” OK, after you evaluated … pick a side. Don’t be scared of what side you’re standing on.

Even thinking back to slave times, you had the field negroes outside picking the cotton, manning the land and then you had the house negro, who was inside the house, typically lighter skinned, and he had a bunch of temporary privileges over the black people in the field. When the master and the master’s family is done eating, you get the scraps at the end. You also notify me if there’s some people on the field doing something they’re not supposed to be doing you come tell it to me. We have the same thing happening today where there are black people in positions of power and positions of influence that have opportunities to shed light on real situations affecting their own people but instead they dismiss them in the pursuit of getting acceptance of white people in positions of power and it needs to be called out.

In the video that would be Candace Owens, Jason Whitlock, Ray Lewis, right?

There’s two people in particular I call out on the record: Jason Whitlock and Ray Lewis. [Lewis] is someone I really idolized as a football player, and, when I heard his comments on Colin Kaepernick, how he should only worry about football, I felt like he was trying to appease the white people at his network as opposed to shedding light on our community. So it’s not to say he is a house nigga, it’s to say that I need you to pick a side and don’t think that these white people love you for having these opinions. If the white people you work with truly care about humanity they will let you say that. You don’t have to throw your community under the bus in order to get cool with another community. If we’re all supposed to be one community it should make a white person sick to their stomach that black people are getting murdered for no reason if we’re really all one race.

“Pick A Side” was a bit of a hometown affair featuring production from Sikwitit and video direction from German Torres, two creatives you’ve worked with for a long time in Dallas. Why was it important to keep it close to home?

It’s important to take care of home first. We have some great content from both of those guys so we wanted to give them the first dibs on creating content for us now that we have this new platform. Sickwitit and I have done a lot of great records together and I think we’ve crafted a song together and I think I’m excited for everybody to experience it for the first time. This one is different because the style of these songs as compared to the other songs are very different. We’re definitely two different people than when we first started. The sound now is a lot more disruptive.

NAV’s Highly Anticipated Debut Album “Reckless” Out Now!

The wait is over! GRAMMY® Award-nominated platinum-certified Toronto rapper and producer NAV unleashes his full-length debut album, Reckless [XO/Republic Records], at all digital retailers today. Get it HERE.

Among a stacked tracklisting, he preceded the release with the release of “Freshman List. Driven by hypnotic piano, airy production, and his inimitable flow, it quickly churned out 14 million-plus Spotify streams in just a month’s time. Meanwhile, the first single “Wanted You” [feat. Lil Uzi Vert] has already surpassed 110 million Spotify streams.

Elsewhere on the record, “Reckless (Intro)” showcases his impenetrable bars, while “Faith” [feat. Quavo] has “summer smash” written all over it as NAV and the Migos leader turn up. “Champion” [feat. Travis Scott] storms out of the gate with an arena-size hook and warbling melodies. Check out the full tracklisting below.

Known for high energy shows, NAV’s first headlining tour is well underway, playing to sold out venues across North America. The remaining dates are below.

NAV has quietly arrived as one of rap’s most innovative and infectious voices. Early last year, he unveiled his self-titled RIAA certified platinum mixtape NAV and joined forces with powerhouse producer Metro Boomin for the collaborative album, Perfect Timing. Meanwhile, 2016 saw him not only co-produce the GRAMMY Award-nominated “Back To Back” for Drake, but he also featured on and produced the platinum-selling “beibs in the trap” for Travi$ Scott’s blockbuster Birds In the Trap Sing McKnight. A streaming phenomenon, he regularly averages over 7.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify making him one of the top most-listened-to artists worldwide. In addition to selling out solo shows coast to coast, he also joined The Weeknd for The Starboy Tour. This tastemaker favorite has also received praise from Rolling Stone, ComplexBillboard, and The Fader and is currently gearing up to release his debut album Reckless.

TRACKLISTING

1 “Reckless (Intro)”

2 “Never Change”

3 “Hold Your Hand”

4 “Faith” [feat. Quavo]

5 “Champion” [feat. Travis Scott]

6 “Glow Up”

7 “Just Happened”

8 “Wanted You” [feat. Lil Uzi Vert]

9 “With Me”

10 “Eat” [feat. Gunna]

11 “Freshman List”

12 “What I Need / Daheala Outro”

TOUR DATES

5/18     Washington, D.C.          9:30 Club

5/19     Philadelphia, PA             TLA

5/20     Boston, MA                     Royale Nightclub

5/23     Detroit, MI                       St Andrew’s

7/6       Vancouver                       Fvded in the Park

8/3       Montreal                         Osheaga Festival

8/5       Chicago, IL                     Lollapalooza

NUE Drops Hypnotic Video for “Nightfall”

Toronto artist NUE, premiered his much anticipated music video for his latest single, Nightfall via Hypebeast. The song has already cultivated over 1 million total streams since its audio release on Noisey along with the uptempo “Deadman.” “Nightfall” is a striking visual with animated narcotics, skulls, and animé-inspired caricatures (that he drew himself).

The anime illustrator explained the video to Hypebeast stating, “Soon as the sun goes down that’s when my day starts and that’s pretty much what the song is. N****s pretty much live in the darkness, me and boys that’s just the lifestyle. I got a project I’m working on right now that I’m super excited about. I went to a different planet to make that shit, it’s all these new sounds the world’s never heard before, so be sure to watch out for that.”

The video’s release follows Nue’s impressive Iroquois mixtape that went on to capture the attention of outlets such as; Complex, The Fader, Pigeons and Planes, PAPER Magazine, Rap Radar, and more. The Toronto native is slowly making waves in the American music market as he performed at the first ever Canadian music stage at this past SXSW.

NUE vulnerably shows his paranoia and dealings with women. Through all the nuanced complexities that NUE experiences, the video ends with a calmness taking over him — as blood drapes all over his body, symbolizing escaping his troubles and coming to terms with his issues.

Take a look at “Nightfall” below and look out for more music coming from NUE this June.

Watch “Nightfall” Music Video HERE

FIND NUE: InstagramSpotify | Soundcloud

KAILEE MORGUE DEBUTS NEW SINGLE

Kailee Morgue debuts her new single, “F**k U”—listen and share here. “F**k U” was produced by notable producer Dylan Brady (The Neighbourhood, Jesse Rutherford, Goody Grace, Night Lovell, Nessly).

Morgue is set to perform her first-ever headlining show in New York at Baby’s All Right on May 17th—tickets are available now here.

“F**k U” follows Morgue’s breakout track, “Medusa,” which catapulted her into an overnight success last year after she posted a live performance of the song on Twitter. “Medusa” became the title track from her debut EP, which was also released last fall and features her hit single, “Discovery.”

Tattooed, green haired and anime-obsessed 19-year-old Phoenix-born and Los Angeles-based gothic pop siren, Kailee Morgue, casts a sonic spell with her music. A self-described “introvert” and the second oldest of six kids, she found solace in the sounds of fellow sonic sorceresses, such as Stevie Nicks and Gwen Stefani, as well as bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and more. By the age of ten, she picked up her first guitar, began quietly penning music and eventually started posting tracks on Soundcloud.

Between a gig at Jack In The Box in 2016, an 18-year-old Morgue found the beat for her breakout track, “Medusa,” on YouTube and cooked up the single. She first teased the track with a brief Twitter video, and it ignited a viral reaction garnering 100,000 “likes” overnight. Over an airy, minimalistic soundscape, Morgue creates a hypnotic and heartfelt melody with haunting and powerful lyrics. “Medusa” peaked at #1 on Hype Machine, was hailed as “Best Track of the Week” by The New York Times, MTV, The Line of Best Fit and Coup de Main and its video premiered on The FADER. As “Medusa” became an underground phenomenon, Morgue inked a deal with Republic Records in the summer of 2017. Further music is set for release this spring.

Rich Homie Quan

Today, multiplatinum and critically applauded Atlanta trailblazer Rich Homie Quan releases his anxiously awaited full-length debut, Rich As In Spirit, in stores and at all digital retailers via RAIS/Motown. It’s available HERE.

Following years of anticipation, countless mixtapes, and numerous multiplatinum singles, the rapper delivers his biggest and boldest body of work to date befitting of a storied reputation as one of Atlanta’s preeminent voices. He introduced the record with the one-two punch of singles, Changed and The Author. Most recently, Quan turned up with more masterful melodies on Understood. Over production from Nard & B, he delivers pensive and powerful bars like “When my teacher was gone, she said I wouldn’t be shit, but see my teacher was wrong

Immediately, the track garnered critical praise. XXL wrote, Understood finds Rich Homie Quan showcasing his melodic flow as he calls out his haters and brags about his riches, while HotNewHipHop said the, Rich As In Spirit album is shaping up to be an impressive drop.

Throughout a staggering 19 tracks, Quan goes as hard as ever when it comes to the hooks and rhymes from the opener Reflecting to the finale Bossman. Upon release, Changed immediately drew acclaim from THE FADER, Billboard, Stereogum, and XXL. To promote the release, he performed the track on MTV’s Total Request Live HERE. Additionally, he got deep on this episode of Complex’s Droppin’ Cash.
Now, Rich As In Spirit not only represents every side of Quan, but also sees him in top form ready to take flight like never before.

No conversation about 21st century hip-hop would be complete without mentioning the impact of Rich Homie Quan. An unbreakable and unbeatable hot streak of mixtapes culminated on 2012’s I Go In On Every Song and Still Going In Reloaded. He literally became a part of the rap lexicon with the gold Type of Way platinum Lifestyle as part of Rich Gang with Young Thug and Birdman, double-platinum smash Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh), which was so ubiquitous it popped up on Dwayne Johnson‘s playlist, and red-hot feature on YG’s triple-platinum My Hitta Last year, the 2017 mixtape Back To The Basics garnered praise from Noisey who reaffirmed, “He’s still very much in the conversation as one of the most exciting MCs in Atlanta.” The Back To The Basics movie used Quan’s engaging narration to link together official videos for six of the mixtape’s songs.

Rich As In Spirit solidifies his place at the forefront of the conversation yet again.

Track Listing • Rich As In Spirit

1. Reflecting
2. Fuck Wit Me
3. 34
4. The Author
5. Same Year
6. Never Fold
7. Long Enough
8. No No No
9. Perfect Flower
10. Achieving
11. Deep
12. Foot Soldier
13. Let’s Go Up
14. Changed
15. Understood
16. 4rm Me To U
17. Simon Says
18. Think About It
19. Bossman

SXSW 2018 – Artist Takeover

REPUBLIC RECORDS‘ ARTISTS TAKEOVER SXSW 2018

FULL SCHEDULES

DUCKWRTH

A multi-faceted creative, Duckwrth’s artistic outlets extend outside of music and into design, fashion and video. Along with creating unique artwork for his most ambitious body of work yet, an XTRA UUGLY Mixtape ,Duckwrth’s gender-fluid clothing designs have been featured everywhere from LA Weekly to Nylon. His music videos have earned placements from the likes of The Fader, NOWNESS, and Hypebeast, to name a few. Bringing a unique identity of masculinity and femininity to his music, Duckwrth’s vivacious and free-spirited approach has earned him comparisons to a millennial Prince or Jimi Hendrix.

SUNDAY, MARCH 11TH
TUMBLR // 9PM-12AM show time //Venue: Mohawk – 912 Red River Rd. Austin, TX 78701

MONDAY, MARCH 12th
CONSENSYS // Set time: TBD Event Time: 9:30 – 11:30 PM // Venue: Ethereal Lounge – 87 Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701

TUESDAY, MARCH 13TH
PANDORA // Set Time: 5:20-6:00PM // Venue: Gatsby – 708 E. 6th St. Austin, TX 78701
VEVO // Set Time: 9:00PM // Venue: Pelons – 802 Red River St. Austin, TX 78701
TWITTER // Set Time: 10:45PM -Event Time: 9PM-12AM // Venue: Lustre Pearl – 4 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14TH
SECRET SOUNDS // Set Time: 3:30PM // Venue: Sidewinder – 715 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
REVOLT // Set Time: 7:20-7:35PM Event Time: 4PM-1AM – // Venue: Vulcan Gas Company – 418 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH
TOMMY HILFIGER HOUSE // private // Venue: TBD

FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH
CLASH MAGAZINE // Set Time: 12:40-1:10AM //Venue: Empire Control Room – 606 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH
C3 PRESENTS // Set Time: TBD – Event Time: 3 PM – 6 PM // Venue: Historic Scoot Inn – 1308 E 4th St., Austin, TX 78702

THUNDERPUSSY

If Thor’s Hammer of the Gods from “Immigrant Song” landed in the hands of four wise, willful, and wild women? Well, it would sound something like Thunderpussy. The quartet—Molly Sides [vocals], Whitney Petty [guitar], Leah Julius [bass], and Ruby Dunphy [drums]—do the most rock ‘n’ roll thing possible and quite literally fuck up every rock ‘n’ roll stereotype you know to be true, piercing the halls of Valhalla in the process. The Seattle-based group turned into a quiet phenomenon with the endorsement of Rolling Stone and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready as well as a string of already legendary performances under their high-waisted belts.

Tuesday, March 13th
SXSW Official Showcase // Set Time: 1:00AM(Wednesday morning) // Venue: BD Rileys- 204 E. 6th St., Austin, TX

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14TH
C3 Party // Set Time 1:45PM-2:30PM // Venue: Lambert’s 401 W 2nd St. Austin, TX 78701

FRIDAY, March 15th
Play Hooky At St. Elmo // Set Time: 3:45PM-4:30PM // Venue: St. Elmo Brewing- 440 E. St. Elmo Rd G-2, Austin TX 78745

BANDHUNTA IZZY

In 2017, Bandhunta Izzy blasted out of Baltimore, MD with the fieriest bars on the Mid-Atlantic. Songs like “BBB” [feat. Benjamin Blue Sleepy] amassed over 1.9 million YouTube views as his recent “Gummo Freestyle” (6IX9INE Remix) scored over 1.3 million views and earned widespread fan praise. His prolific output garnered the attention of Republic Records who signed him early last year.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH
FREE CULTURE // Set Time: within 5pm hour // Venue: TBD
WE THE PLUG // Set Time bet 6-8pm // Venue: Rainy Lounge 217 W 4th ST.
LEGALLY LOUD // Show Time 7pm-2am // Venue: Bat Bar 218 E 6th St

FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH
RAP CITY 2018 // Show Time: 7-8pm // Venue: 809 east 6th St (tentative)
DGB // SET TIME: 7:30-9pm (D1 block 30 minutes) // Venue: Texas Music Ranch 5220 FM973, Austin
WORLDSTAR // Show Time 8pm // Set Time TBD // Venue: Summit Rooftop 120 W 5th St

SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH
LVLUP MANSION PARTY // PRIVATE (Time: 9pm-3am) // Venue: TBD

WILLTHARAPPER

In 2013, WillThaRapper confidently stepped into the hip-hop ring sporting a controlled intensity matched only by his tireless quiet grind. The 20-year-old Southeast Washington, D.C. rapper carved out a burgeoning following with his breakout “Hang Wit Me” and a string of buzzing mixtapes: 17 N Savage and Beat Bully Vol. 1 in 2014 and 2015’s Street Runner, On Site, and Beat Bully Vol. 2. Glowing praise would come from XXL, Vibe,The Fader, and Noisey who dubbed him “one of [the DMV’s] newest rising stars.” 2017 saw him ink a major label deal with Republic Records as his fiery single “Pull Up Hop Out” racked up 5.4 million Spotify streams in under a month’s time.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH
WE THE PLUG // Set Time bet 6-8pm // Venue: Rainy Lounge 217 W 4th St

FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH
SKUMBAG SEASON // Set Time: TBD // Venue: Peckerheads on 6th – 402 E 6th St
DGB // SET TIME: 7:30-9pm (D1 block 30 minutes) // Venue: Texas Music Ranch 5220 FM973, Austin

D SAVAGE

D Savage quietly crawled from an underground phenomenon to the brink of mainstream disruption within the span of just two years, igniting a cult-like following in the process. Lighting Soundcloud up with no upload less than a million plays, his 2017 banger “I Know II” generated over 16 million streams in under six months, while his very first song “30 Round Clip” cracked 7.8 million and counting. Signed to Victor Victor Worldwide and Republic Records by industry leader Steven Victor, he undoubtedly will turn heads with every bar throughout 2018 and beyond.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH
THE FLEX FEST // 8PM – 2AM // Venue: 84 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Austin, TX, 78701

TWO FEET

Rising vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Two Feet is responsible for the viral track, “I Feel Like I’m Drowning.”Hailed by BAEBLE as “sultry,” and praised by Hillydilly as “one of his strongest tracks” watch and share the video here. The song follows the success of viral hit “Go Fuck Yourself,” streamed more than 80 million times to date. The video is Two Feet’s response to the organic spread of the track within the pole arts community, which has generated hundreds of videos sound tracked by the song—watch it here. After selling out all of his North American Tour Dates including Los Angeles’ El Rey and Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg he is set to perform on numerous festival stages this summer including Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Lighting in a Bottle and makes his SXSW debut this year. Two Feet signed to Republic Records soon after and released First Steps, followed by another EP, Momentum, in June 2017.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14TH
StubHub // 11PM // Venue: Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden – 79 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

MARCO MCKINNIS

Marco first hit the scene when he released the single, “My Own” which premiered on Solange’s digital platform Saint Heron garnering wide tastemaker attention. As his buzz grew, he quit his day job and relocated from Virginia to Los Angeles where he began collaborating with various artists. He recently teamed up with Rex Orange County on the song “Nothing” off of his recent project “Apricot Princess” and with “Life of Pablo” producers DJDS on the track “Tree’s on Fire”. Marco is currently in the studio working on his highly anticipated debut EP.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH
FUTURE CLASSIC // Set Time: 12:00AM (Friday morning) – Event Time 7:00PM-1:30AM // Venue: Australia House @ SXSW- Lucille’s Patio Lounge- 77 Rainey St, Austin TX 78701

KAMILLION

KaMillion initially made her mark behind-the-scenes by co-writing Diddy Dirty Money’s “Your Love” [feat. Trey Songz & Rick Ross], Trey Songz “Already Taken”, Jordin Sparks’ “1000”, Rihanna’s “Watch N’ Learn”, and more. While working for FEMA in 2016, she quietly turned her attention towards solo music. In the midst of shaping her style, iconic Academy® Award-winning filmmaker Lee Daniels reached out to cast her in his series STAR. Meanwhile, she starred in the TV One movie When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story. With her star rising across media, she inked a deal with Protect The Culture/LAVA personally signed by Philadelphia industry veteran Marc Byers and Jason Flom C.E.O. of LAVA. She’s just starting to show her true colors.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH
ICM Partners // 12:55 to 1:05 AM (Friday morning) // Venue; The Belmont – 305 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

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, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, 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, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Belly, Justine Skye, The Dream), Tuff Gong (Damian Marley), Victor Victor Records (D Savage, Ski Mask The Slump God), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

NESSLY x JOJI x “MAKE IT RIGHT”

Today, critically acclaimed Atlanta rapper NESSLY uncovers his new song “Make It Right” featuring Joji. It’s available at all digital retailers now via Republic Records.

Minimal production crawls in the background as NESSLY and Joji collide on this simmering and smoked-out collab. “Make It Right” brings together two of hip-hop’s most exciting new talents and amplifies their respective voices.

“Make It Right” arrives hot on the heels of NESSLY’s recently released “WHOHASIT” [feat. Ski Mask The Slump God. Upon release, it landed looks from HypeBeast, Pigeons & Planes, XXL, and VENTS Magazineand began putting up numbers online with nearly a quarter million Spotify streams.

Both songs will appear on his anxiously awaited debut project, WILDFLOWER [Republic Records] — out on all digital streaming platforms March 2nd. Executive Produced by hip-hop powerhouse TM88 [Travis Scott, Future] and Take A Daytrip [6lack, Raury], it promises to land with a bang.

Nessly ft. Joji “Make It Right”
Main / Landing Page: https://republic.lnk.to/NesslyJoji
iTunes: https://republic.lnk.to/NesslyJojiDL/itunes
Apple Music: https://republic.lnk.to/NesslyJojiDL/applemusic
Spotify: https://republic.lnk.to/NesslyJojiDL/spotify
Google Play: https://republic.lnk.to/NesslyJojiDL/google-play
Amazon: https://republic.lnk.to/NesslyJojiDL/amazonmp3
TIDAL: https://republic.lnk.to/NesslyJojiDL/tidal

ABOUT NESSLY
With a flow as wild as his ever-evolving presence, 22-year-old Nessly immediately draws attention to himself. Two 2016 projects—Still Finessin and Solo Boy Band—introduced the world to his singular style with The Fader asserting, Nessly sets himself apart with his Solo Boy Band project.” Beyond acclaim from Complex, Pigeons and Planes, and Noisey, XXL would go so far as to claim that he takes “his sonics to an untouchable level that will challenge the industry.” Emerging from the fertile Soundcloud battleground, he’s already received support from Drake’s OVO Sound Radio and Pharrell’s OHTERtone in addition to collaborations with everyone from Lil Yachty, Playboi Carti, and A$AP Mob to a tour with Ugly God. He blossoms into the star he was always meant to be on his 2018 major label debut project, WILDFLOWER[Republic Records]. Executive Produced by TM88 [Travis Scott, Future] and Take A Daytrip [6lack, Raury], all 14 tracks speak to the artist’s comment to thick soundscapes and even thicker hooks. From the woozy chant of the single “Back 2 Life” to the creepy catchiness of “WHOHASIT” [feat. Ski Mask The Slump God] and spacey R&B on “Water Springs” [feat. 24hrs], a very bright future is in bloom for Nessly.