Melii shines brighter than ever before in her speakeasy-inspired track, “Slow for Me” from phAses. The glamorous Tory Lanez-assisted, “Slow for Me,” music video shows the pairs undeniable musical chemistry on-camera.
MELII RELEASES MUCH-ANTICIPATED DEBUT PROJECT ‘PHASES’ OUT NOW
Harlem-based singer/songwriter/artist Melii has shared her highly anticipated debut project, PhAses. Released via Rule#1/Interscope Records, PhAses is a daringly candid and powerful portrait of her past, revealing Melii to be a multi-talented force of nature.
Listen to PhAses by Melii HERE.
Featuring appearances by artists like Tory Lanez and Odalys, PhAses includes Melii’s previously released singles “HML” ft. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie (which premiered as a Zane Lowe World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1) and “See Me” (praised by HotNewHipHop as a “baddie anthem” that “serves as a pick me up for those struggling through the dynamics of relationships in the digital era”). In addition, Melii premiered PhAses on Ebro Darden’s show on Apple Music’s Beats 1 this morning. Listen HERE.
In a recent interview with The FADER, Melii explained the meaning behind the title to the deeply intimate Phases. “As women, we go through different emotions,” Melii stated. “Every song has a wrap up, it has a story. It’s a page in my journal.”
Track listing for Phases by Melii
To celebrate the release of PhAses, Melii is headlining a show tonight at S.O.B.’s (aka Sounds of Brazil) in New York City. Hosted by Shani Kulture, the Who’s Next? show also features Marz Cordero, with music from DJ Juanyto and DJ Camilo. More info HERE.
Earlier this month, Melii wrapped up her run of dates as a can’t-miss support act for Meek Mill’s Motivation Tour. The two artists recently collaborated on “Wit the Shits (W.T.S.),” a track from Meek Mill’s latest album Championships (a #1 hit on the Billboard 200).
Featured on NYLON’s “15 Up-And-Coming Artists To Watch In 2019” list, Melii has previously drawn acclaim for singles like “Icey (Spanish Remix)” (named “one of the year’s starkest rap hits”by Jon Caramanica of the New York Times), “La Envidia Mata” (dubbed a “sledgehammer of a single” by Rolling Stone), and “Como Si Na” (featured on a “5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week” from TIME). In addition, she’s earned admiration from Billboard, who stated that “Every few years, a new artist emerges from Harlem, ready to take on the rap world…In 2018, that spotlight belongs to Melii.”
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Drama Relax has shared his latest single, “Your Love” ft. Tory Lanez & Lil Tjay. The Long Island-bred singer/songwriter/producer’s second release for Interscope Records, “Your Love” is available now via all digital retailers.
Listen to “Your Love” by Drama Relax ft. Tory Lanez & Lil Tjay HERE.
As the follow-up to his Interscope debut single “Private,” “Your Love” again showcases Drama Relax’s melodic flow and emotionally honest lyrics. With its bright and airy beats, the track also builds a brilliant contrast between its smooth texture and the powerful intensity of verses from Tory Lanez and South Bronx rapper Lil Tjay.
“Your Love I’m sure is very relatable to a lot of people who are in a new relationship and have those really intoxicating feelings.” Says Drama Relax. “Working with Tory Lanez and Lil TJay on this was amazing, those guys killed their parts”
Along with “Private,” “Your Love” is set to appear on Drama Relax’s upcoming debut project, due out soon from Interscope.
Tonight in Portland, Oregon, Drama Relax continues his run of West Coast dates as the support act for hip-hop artist Mike Stud. Later this month, he’ll embark on a national tour supporting Texas-bred singer/songwriter SoMo. Kicking off on March 29 in Nashville, the SoMo tour wraps up on May 11 in Dallas. See the full list of tour dates below.
Drama Relax Tour Dates
March 13 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom (supp. Mike Stud)
March 15 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre (supp. Mike Stud)
March 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s (supp. Mike Stud)
Mar 29 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom (supp. SoMo)
Mar 30 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West (supp. SoMo)
April 3 – New Orleans, LA @ HOB New Orleans (supp. SoMo)
April 5 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall (supp. SoMo)
April 7 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27 (supp. SoMo)
April 9 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage (supp. SoMo)
April 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ The TLA (supp. SoMo)
April 11 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club (supp. SoMo)
April 13 – Fairfield, CT @ The Warehouse (supp. SoMo)
April 14 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre (supp. SoMo)
April 16 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s (supp. SoMo)
April 17 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom (supp. SoMo)
April 19 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Center (supp. SoMo)
April 20 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall (supp. SoMo)
April 23 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater (supp. SoMo)
April 24 – SLC, UT @ The Complex (supp. SoMo)
April 28 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos (supp. SoMo)
May 1 – LA, CA. @ The Roxy (supp. SoMo)
May 3 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box (supp. SoMo)
May 4 – Mesa, AZ @. Club Red (supp. SoMo)
May 7 – Tulsa, OK @. Cain’s Ballroom (supp. SoMo)
May 9- Austin, TX @ The Parish (supp. SoMo)
May 10 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock (supp. SoMo)
May 11 – Dallas, TX @ (supp. SoMo)
DJ MEGAN RYTE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “UNSURE”
FT. Joey Bada$$, Yung Bleu & Arin Ray
Stepping into the New Year with a bang, DJ Megan Ryte drops her latest single “Unsure” ft. Joey Bada$$, Yung Bleu, and Arin Ray. Available now through all digital retailers, “Unsure” is the Hot 97 DJ’s second release for Rule#1/Interscope Records.
Listen to “Unsure” by DJ Megan Ryte ft. Joey Bada$$, Yung Bleu, and Arin Ray HERE
“Unsure” arrives as the follow-up to Megan’s debut single “On & On” ft. Tory Lanez and HoodCelebrityy. With its warm R&B vibes, dreamy texture, and heavy-hearted lyrics, “Unsure” again reveals Megan’s rare gift for assembling supreme talent — in this case, the bold intensity of Joey Bada$$, raw emotion of Yung Bleu, and soulful sensitivity of Arin Ray.
About DJ Megan Ryte
As a young woman in the music industry, Megan’s hustle, determination, and skill have been key to her steady rise from DJ to breakout star. Although she’s dealt with her fair share of adversity, those challenges have not only added to her story, but taught her the necessary lessons to achieve success. Prior to making her radio debut, Megan began building her name as a club DJ in Virginia while she was still a teenager. Knowing she had to leave her hometown to chase her big dreams, she traveled the world as a tour DJ, then moved around the country doing radio and gaining fans in a number of major cities, including Houston, Miami, DC, Philly, and — currently – NYC’s Hot 97. Through the years, Megan has continued to expand her media brand by emerging as a TV host, writer, and now artist. You can catch the Heavy Hitter DJ on Hot 97 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Just recently, the 25-year old rapper-singer-songwriter and Broward Country native Jordan Hollywood releases his music video for “Finally,” which is the title track off his Quality Music Control Music debut EP FINALLY.
In “Finally,” Jordan continues his trend of having cinematic visuals working with his longtime video director Christian Breslauer. The opening scene finds him in the center of a storm. This symbolizes Jordan’s feelings about people who betrayed him. He was hurt but instead of dwelling he channels that energy into hustling harder. The final scene displays half the room waking up from a slumber, which symbolizes people are finally starting to notice Jordan Hollywood.
“Finally” has so many different emotions for me. These built up emotions turned me into a new person. People counted me out. People turned their backs on me. People have been sleeping on me my whole career. Now people are finally waking up,” said Jordan on the video.
Jordan also recently released the music videos for “Leave Me” and “Let Me Find Out” which features Lil Baby. The video gained over a million views within a week of its release and now clocks over 7.5 million views. “Let Me Find Out” is also impacting airwaves as the second most added song at urban radio.
Jordan has been in the game as a co-writer for French Montana, Jason Derulo, and more. He spent time ghost writing for different rappers. Jordan has been releasing music since 2011 as a teenager and has collaborated with Yo Gotti, Lil Baby, Ronny J, Tory Lanez, Lil Durk, Hitmaka, and longtime producers SkipOnDaBeat (G-Eazy, Kodak Black) and platinum record making producer Smash David (Big Sean, Khalid, Chris Brown). Jordan comes from the diverse Broward County, the same area that spawned a slew of rappers from Kodak Black, Smokepurpp, Lil Pump and the late XXXTENTACION.
EBENEZER RELEASES VISUAL FOR ‘ASK AROUND’
Today, rising star Ebenezer releases his visual for his track ‘Ask Around’. Directed by Bafic (Mabel/Lily Allen) and his signature style, the video follows Ebenezer on a night out with his friends through a fly on the wall perspective around his city. The video premiered earlier today via The FADER and the song is available at all digital retailers.
‘If you ask around you’ll know we are the life of the party’
In a few short years Ebenezer has worked with the likes of Rejjie Snow, Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign and Craig David. With the recent release of “Cliché” featuring PnB Rock, Ebenezer heightens his musical journey, by genre-bending his emotionally tinged R&B by combining it with trap, completely void of the usual pretence that’s flooded the genre. In a way, it could be described as conscious turn-up music.
Born in East London, Ebenezer spent most of his childhood at a cousin’s house in Hackney along with his brother and sister. While his mother was busy holding down three jobs, Ebenezer and his brother spent most of their free time listening to music, watching MTV Base and learning to produce.
Ebenezer “Ask Around feat. ADP” eSingle