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.
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.
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.
RELEASES CINEMATIC MUSIC VIDEO “TEACH YOU”
STREAM & PURCHASE “TEACH YOU” HERE
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.
FXXXXY RELEASES VIDEO FOR “NEED U” FEATURING GUNNA.
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.
FXXXXY’s “NEED U” eSingle
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.
“‘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.
- 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
NEW YORK, NY (June 1, 2018) — Today, up-and-coming Bay Area R&B singer and songwriter SAMARIA shares her new single and visual “Foolish.”
Over sparse and stark production, the critically acclaimed 22-year-old artist haunts and hypnotizes with her soft croon and powerful delivery. The visual intercuts equally affecting and lonely vignettes of a burning rose and washed-out landscapes as key lyrics flash across the screen. It continues what’s become a tradition of cinematic videos highlighted by 2016’s breakout “The Story of Right Now,” which first brought her national attention.
SAMARIA will be releasing more new music very soon.
Cobbling together live instrumentation, charismatic vocals, emotionally charged delivery, and narrative lyrics, SAMARIA quietly became the Bay Area’s best kept secret. From the community subculture that birthed P-Lo, Rexx Life Raj, Elujay, and more, she attracted early praise from The Fader, This Is Rnb, and more. Now, she’s carving out her own lane in 2018.
Main / Landing Page: https://republic.lnk.to/foolish
Apple Music: https://republic.lnk.to/foolishDL/applemusic
Google Play: https://republic.lnk.to/foolishDL/google-play
NEW YORK, NY (May 31, 2018) — Today, multiplatinum-certified Academy® Award-nominated and GRAMMY® Award-winning rapper, songwriter, and producer BELLY uncovers the music video for his latest single “What You Want” [feat. The Weeknd]. Watch it HERE.
Get it HERE via XO/Roc Nation/Republic Records.
Once again, he raised the bar with this cinematic visual. Shot by trendsetting director Colin Tilley, BELLY and The Weeknd descended upon an operational penitentiary to shoot the tripped-out clip.
The video intercuts a myriad of stark and stirring visuals offset by intense performances. It measures up to the hypnotic soundscape produced by NAV and Belly’s in-house producers The ANMLS and co-produced by Cirkut.
The single continues to increase anticipation for the arrival of BELLY’s forthcoming project—Midnight Zone—due out later this year. It also boasts the banger “4 Days” [feat. YG] and “Man Listen,” and recently released anthem “Maintain” [feat. NAV].
Catch BELLY on tour this summer and get ready to enter Midnight Zone.
BELLY packs the punchiest flow and wildest wordplay north of the border. Carving out a devout underground following in addition to making a name for himself as a songwriter, he landed a RIAA Platinum-certified smash with “Might Not” [feat. The Weeknd] from his 2015 project Up For Days. 2016’s Another Day In Paradise followed, boasting cameos from the likes of Travis Scott, Kehlani, B-Real, and Lil Wayne. Inzombia placed hip-hop in a state of shock and awe with the hit “Frozen Water” [feat. Future] as well as collaborations with heavy hitters such as Young Thug, Jadakiss, Ty Dolla $ign, and more. Most recently, he maintained that cognizance on 2017’s tape Mumble Rap. Executive produced by Boi-1da, BELLY, and Dannyboystyles, the project included Pusha T harking back to the art of spitting, slyly name-checking modern “Mumble Rap” as it unseats the movement with classic charisma and rambunctious rhymes and pays homage to the past, while moving ahead at lightspeed. His influence extends beyond his own discography though. Belly co-authored Beyonce’s “6 Inch” featuring The Weeknd, which is taken from the acclaimed visual album Lemonade. He also co-wrote six tracks from the chart-dominating triple-platinum 2015 epic, Beauty Behind The Madness, including “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”, receiving an Academy® Award nod for “Best Original Song” and notching the GRAMMY® Award for “Best R&B Performance.” Additionally, he co-wrote on The Weekend’s GRAMMY® Award-winning Starboy in 2016. 2017 saw him contribute a standout 24 bar “Interlude” to DJ Khaled’s blockbuster Gratefulbefore joining G-Eazy’s powerhouse remix of “No Limit” as a co-writer alongside A$AP Rocky, French Montana, and Juicy J.
BELLY’S 2018 TOUR DATES
June 1 – Governor’s Ball – New York, NY
June 28 – Milwaukee Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
July 2 – XOYO – London, UK
July 6 – Frauenfeld Festival – Zurich, Switzerland
July 7 – Wireless Festival – London, UK
July 13 – Woo Ha! Festival – Utrecht, Holland
July 15 – Longitude Festival – Dublin, Ireland
July 14 – Lovebox Festival – London, UK
August 16 – Pukkelpop Festival – Kiewit, Belgium
August 18 – Blockfest Festival – Tampere, Finland
August 24 – Reading Festival – Reading, UK
August 25 – Leeds Festival – Leeds, UK
September 22 – iHeartRadio Daytime Village – Las Vegas, NV
Belly f/ The Weeknd “What You Want” Links:
Main / Landing Page: https://Belly.lnk.to/whatyouwant
Apple Music: https://Belly.lnk.to/whatyouwantDL/applemusic
Google Play: https://Belly.lnk.to/whatyouwantDL/google-play