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DREAMstate

Joseph Lee | Dennis Osadebe | Erik Mark Sandberg | Joshua Vides

September 12 – October 12, 2019

GR Gallery is thrilled to present “DREAMstate”, featuring for the first time artists Joseph Lee, Erik Mark Sandberg, Dennis Osadebe and Joshua Vides in a fresh, groundbreaking group exhibition. The show puts together 20 pieces, including paintings, works on paper and installations. The title is inspired by the unique creative energy that connects the four artists, able to forge, through different visions and techniques, an oneiric reality that misleads our visual realm.

Opening reception: Thursday September 12th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm(Exhibition Dates:September 12th– October 12th 2019). Members of the press can contact GR gallery in advance to schedule a private viewing and/or an interview with the artists before the exhibition is officially open. Visitors who want to attend the opening can RSVP by contacting the gallery.

Where: GR Gallery, 255 Bowery (between Houston & Stanton) New York, NY 10002 |  info@gr-gallery.com | tel: +1 212 273 2900

WhoJoseph Lee (1987, Indiana), Dennis Osadebe (1991, Lagos)Erik Mark Sandberg (1975, Los Angeles), Joshua Vides (1989, California)

DREAMstate” aims to exhibit the exclusive artistic approach of these four internationally known and trendsetting talents that are bringing new vitality into a specific technical and aesthetical idea, through the use of patterns, optical illusions, decontextualized images and ambiguous imaginaries that lead toward the creation of a new dimension. The strong familiarity of this with actual reality will destabilize the viewer, throwing him in a confused state of deja vu’. Solid bold lines, illusive interiors, surrealistic figures, hypnotic arrangements, thick brushstrokes, subconscious revelations and visual puzzling, will channel their energy into a clean and dreamy form that affects the whole environment, able to immerse the spectator into a dreamlike atmosphere.

 

Painting by Joseph Lee

Alec King “Keep It Real” Feat. Rich the Kid

ALEC KING RELEASES NEW VIDEO “KEEP IT REAL” FEAT. RICH THE KID

Buzzing Los Angeles-based artist Alec King releases the video for his new single “Keep It Real” feat. Rich The Kid. The visual brings the song to life with King’s wit intact, a wit that was tested when Rich The Kid couldn’t make the video shoot. Not one to pass up an opportunity to get creative, Alec used a JibJab animation style to bring Rich The Kid to meme-worthy, animated life.

The song appears on his debut EP Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 .

Watch “Keep It Real” feat. Rich The Kid: HERE

Alec King initially made waves in 2018 with his independent breakout “Visions.” It amassed 1.5 million Spotify streams as he landed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV. Simultaneously, “Boy Do We Love Alcohol” earned praise from Dancing Astronaut and more. With his profile rising, he landed a deal with The Heavy Group/Republic Records and emerges with a whole lot of heat in 2019. “Keep It Real” paves the way for more music and surprises to come from King in 2019.

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Njomza Announces Signing To SinceThe80s/Motown Records

Chicago chameleon, Njomza, has announced her signing to SinceThe80s/Motown Records. The singer/songwriter celebrates the news with a brand new music video for single “Lonely Nights” which comes off her sophomore EP, VACATION, out today via Motown Records. The haunting visuals showcases Njomza’s pension for vibey R&B that compliments her syrupy vocals which coats the track throughout. The video, which first premiered via Billboard, can be seen HERE.

Speaking about the visuals, which was directed by Chad Tennies (Migos, 2 Chainz, Future), Njomza had this to say: “I had a vision for the “Lonely Nights” video and Chad helped amplify that vision. I was playing with the concept of “vacation” and how a vacation can be anywhere or anything. I can take vacation in my mind all from the comfort of my couch. The video really introduces that concept, which is a theme throughout the EP. It’s the beginning of the visual story.”

Njomza gained notoriety after Mac Miller caught one of her uploaded covers, promptly signing her to his Remember Music label. Settling in Los Angeles, she cameoed on “Planet God Damn” from Miller’s acclaimed 2016 offering, The Divine Feminine. Thereafter, 2017 saw Njomza unveil her acclaimed debut EP, Sad For You, which received early praise from the likes of Noisey, Complex, Pigeons & Planes, Office Magazine, and more. Now with a new label and a vigor to create new music, Njomza kicks off her continued rise with all new perspective.

Kash Doll Releases “Ice Me Out” Video

Today, Detroit rapper and rising hip-hop MC Kash Doll shares the visuals for her single “Ice Me Out”.

Watch it HERE.

The video showcases Kash Doll’s versatility, whether she’s toying with life size hand carved male ice sculptures or wearing the limited-edition jewel adorned Versace boots – she knows exactly how to get your attention. She wrote “Ice Me Out” for women who can do the same!

“This is a song to remind guys that there are still independent women who can provide and spoil themselves,” she explains. “They can afford to buy their own things, but they still want to be treated special, courted and taken on dates, go out and experience new things together, exchange nice gifts… it’s more to getting to know someone than Netflix and chill.”

Earlier this year, Kash Doll released a project solely for her fans titled “Brat Mail” to thank them for all their continued support. The project garnered over 13 million global streams and features the break out single “Check”.  Shortly before “Brat Mail,” Kash released one of her biggest singles to date, “For Everybody” which racked up 10 million YouTube/VEVO views independently.

Coming from Motor City, Kash Doll first bubbled up in 2014 with a remix of Tinashe’s “Too On” which received airplay on local radio stations. Shortly after, her single “Run Me My Money” went viral and paved the way for the release of her mixtape Keisha vs. Kash Doll which exceeded over 600,000 downloads in the first two days. A child of hip-hop, she immediately became a regional favorite, generating millions of streams and packing shows. She started exploding with “For Everybody” in 2017 and was awarded the BMI Social Star award. In 2018 she made headlines by winning the “Issa Wave” Award at the 2018 BET Social Awards. Watch her acceptance speech and a fiery performance of “For Everybody.” She’s definitely proven herself as an artist to watch.

Justine Skye Releases Visual For “Build”

Today singer, songwriter, and actress Justine Skye shares the powerful visual for her latest single, “Build”, featuring buzz-worthy R&B newcomer Arin Ray. Through the visual, directed by Savanah Leaf, Justine commemorates October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month by sharing her own personal struggles with domestic abuse through the artistic lens of the visual. It’s a compelling depiction of the raw emotional and physical pain that women endure everyday in toxic relationships. It walks us through different scenarios of women, including herself, next to “Grownish” actor Da’Vinchi, that emote various tumultuous relational experiences, which are sometimes mistaken for “passion”. Each scene conveys a sense of vulnerability, in which viewers with similar experiences can relate to. Nonetheless, Justine’s message of self-love and courage is clear. As the song and video become one, “Build” is a story of overcoming and growth –Justine Skye’s shares a piece of her personal journey of building.

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Justine Skye is dedicating the video to all victims of domestic violence. In addition to the video release, Justine Skye is readying the release of her forthcoming  EP set to drop top of the year. Stay tuned for more to come from the R&B songstress this side of the year.

Korean-American Pop Phenomena Tiffany Young

RELEASES CINEMATIC MUSIC VIDEO “TEACH YOU”

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Cosmopolitan describes “Teach You” as a “delightfully frothy film noir-style video.”

Los Angeles, CA – Pop Phenomena, Tiffany Young, has announced the release of her highly anticipated single and music video for “Teach You.” This single effortlessly paints a vivid movie-like picture with its lyrics, and the video brings that cinematic vision to life. “It’s a theatrical piece where I was able to bring different versions of myself to all the sections of the song,” says Tiffany. The video skyrocketed to almost 500k within the first 10 hours of its release, with the single landing a #2 spot on the iTunes K-Pop Chart.

MTV noted; “…And it should come as no surprise that the K-Pop queen is serving glamour while warning future suitors with a sly smile, “if you mess with me you get hurt.”

Tiffany has been causing pandemonium across her large social media following and dedicated fanbase, with multiple teasers leading up to this release. With cameos from Hyoyeon and Sooyoung of Girls’ Generation, the video for “Teach You” is set to make an even louder splash worldwide. “I’m excited for the fans to see it,” Tiffany joyfully states.

“From the moment the first otherworldly trill bounces in, we are instantly pulled by the collar into Young’s world. The unearthly synths whizzing around make for a hypnotic introduction, and when the punchy clicks of the beats drops in, the unlikely pair satisfyingly meld into a rich texture.” says Earmilk.

Co-written by Tiffany, “Teach You” is filled with self awareness when dealing with toxic relationships. “It’s all about noticing the wrong signs in a relationship and letting the ladies know it’s okay to stand up for yourself. “If you mess with me you’ll get hurt,” that lyric embodies the song as a whole. It’s a fun song with a deeper meaning.

Video: FXXXXY x Gunna x “Need U”

FXXXXY RELEASES VIDEO FOR “NEED U” FEATURING GUNNA.

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Photo Credit: Chris Paul Thompson, courtesy of Interscope Records

Los Angeles, CA – Hip Hop artist and producer FXXXXY (Rule #1/ Interscope Records) has just released the video for his latest single, “NEED U” featuring Gunna. Based on a true turn of events, the video follows the artist as he is forced to accept the tough reality of his rocky relationship. Throughout the video, FXXXXY, pronounced “Foxy,” pleads with his woman through the song’s refrain, “don’t say what you don’t mean.” The visual weaves together the couple’s plight until we ultimately learn what breaks them. Watch the video HERE.

Known for his memorable hooks and keen sense of production, FXXXXY has continued to prove that his rising star has staying power. With two EPs under his belt, Cartel Shawty and Flawed Up Shawty, the Dallas native has gained popularity through singles, “Lip Service 6” and the Zane Lowe-premiered “Beep Beep.” FXXXXY recently joined Travis Mills Beats 1 Radio to discuss his music and journey.

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Ella Mai Drops Visual For “Trip”

10 Summers/Interscope Records songstress, Ella Mai, releases the music video today for her sublime new smash, “Trip.” Produced by Mustard, who discovered the half Irish-half Jamaican beauty on social media three years ago, the single is already blowing up the Billboard Hot 100, moving up nine spots this week to #23. Check out the video HERE.

It has been a remarkable year for Ella Mai. She sold out her first U.S. headlining tour and is featured in YouTube’s Artist On The Rise campaign. In addition, the British singer-songwriter was recently nominated for a pair of 2018 American Music Awards (AMA) for “Favorite Female Artist Soul/R&B” and “Favorite Song Soul/R&B” for her runaway hit, “Boo’d Up.”

After 13 weeks on Billboard magazine’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, that song is officially the longest running number one by a woman this decade. Floored by this latest in a long line of accolades, Ella Mai beams, “Without the fans none of this would be possible… I am truly grateful.”

Ella will be joining Bruno Mars on his 24K Magic World Tour, kicking off her run in Brooklyn, NY at the Barclays Center on October 4th.

Mondo Cozmo’s ‘Your Motherfucker’ Lyric Video feat. Rose Villain

Just recently, Mondo Cozmo releases “Your Motherfucker” lyric video through Republic Records. The visual features Rose Villain and you can watch it here.

“‘Your Motherfucker’ is the best love song I’ve ever written. Musically, it’s probably the furthest I’ve ever gone out of my comfort zone but maybe that’s why I love it so much. We needed a visual to bring it home, to be as striking as the lyrical content, it was a visual that only Rose could bring. I was honored to have her be a part of this,” says Cozmo.

In support of his recent Your Motherfucker EP, Cozmo will be on tour this fall with The Revivalists. For more information on dates and ticket prices, click here.

TOUR DATES

  • September 27 (Louisville, KY) at the Iroquois Amphitheater
  • September 26 (Indianapolis, IN) at the McAllister Amphitheater
  • September 29 (Kansas City, MO) at KC Live!
  • October 2 (Pittsburgh, PA) at Stage AE
  • October 3 (Columbus, OH) at Express Live!

For more information on Mondo Cozmo, contact Taylor Vaughn at Taylor.Vaughn@umusic.com