Grammy Award-nominated musician ScHoolboy Q has released a video for “Lies” ft. Ty Dolla $ign and YG, a cut from his third full length album CrasH Talk, released April 26 on Top Dawg Entertainment/ Interscope Records. Directed by Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor, check out the video for “Lies” HERE.
Megan Thee Stallion made her late-night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night with a performance of her hit singles, “Realer” and “Big Ole Freak”. Megan is an Apple Music Up Next artist and has had a monumental year that includes a cover of The Fader’s Summer issue and being named as one of XXL Magazine’s 2019 Freshman. Her critically-acclaimed project Fever is currently the most-streamed release on Apple music and sits at #24 on the Billboard Top R&B / Hip-Hop Albums chart.
After a string of sold-out European dates, Megan continues to make waves worldwide before heading out on tour with Meek Mill, Future, YG, and Mustard (full tour dates below). Watch Megan Thee Stallion perform “Realer” and “Big Ole Freak” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and stay tuned for more news to follow.
LEGENDARY NIGHTS TOUR DATES
Aug. 28 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 30 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center+
Aug. 31 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept. 1 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre+
Sept. 3 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Sept. 4 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
Sept. 6 – Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion+
Sept. 8 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
Sept. 10 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
Sept. 11 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sept. 13 – Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion
Sept. 14 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sept. 15 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
Sept. 17 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
Sept. 19 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Sept. 20 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater*
Sept. 22 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Sept. 23 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 24 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Sept. 27 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater+
Sept. 29 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct. 1 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Oct. 3 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Oct. 5 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center+
YG releases highly anticipated fourth studio album, 4REAL 4REAL, today via Def Jam Recordings. In loving memory of Nipsey Hussle, a percentage of the album will go to the Asghedom children
Listen to his new album 4REAL 4REAL HERE
Watch YG perform “GO LOKO” on the Ellen show HERE
Read YG’S cover story in the Sunday Los Angeles Times HERE
New music video “IN THE DARK” out today
Later that day–, YG will host a 4REAL 4REAL album listening and release event in partnership with fashion e-tailer Revolve.com, at the NOVO, located in downtown L.A. YG’s D2C store is now live (https://4real.4hunnid.com/) and consumers purchasing an item from the D2C store will receive a code for early access to purchase tickets for the NOVO event. Tickets are priced at $4 and are limited to two per person. Tickets go on sale to the public on Wednesday, May 22nd.
With “Go Loko” featuring Tyga and Jon Z, YG is looking at one of the biggest records of his career, as the single has topped over 40 million streams in its first two weeks out. The viral “Go Loko” video has over 20 million views to date.
The countdown to the release of 4REAL 4REAL kicked into high gear the night after Cinco de Mayo, at the outdoor stage of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, where YG performed “Go Loko” with Tyga and Jon Z. Watch their live performance HERE (which has earned almost 2 million views). YG then brought it to Miami, where he stole the show at last weekend’s Rolling Loud Festival. On Friday June 21st, YG is confirmed to perform at the BETX Experience alongside Meek Mill, as part of the 19th annual BET Awards.
YG recently made his ‘Boachella’ performance debut, as second bill headliner, over both weekends of the fest with guests 2 Chainz, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, Ty Dolla $ign, and Tyga, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “…One of the fest’s finest rap sets to date.”
The arrival of 4REAL 4REAL builds on the extraordinary year that YG experienced in 2018, centering on the August release of his third album, Stay Dangerous, Top 5 follow-up to his critically acclaimed Still Brazy (2016), hailed by the New York Times as “an artisanal, proletarian Los Angeles gangster rap record.” The certified gold album Stay Dangerous was preceded by its first official single release in June, the triple-platinum #1 smash “Big Bank” featuring Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz and Big Sean, one of the biggest single successes of YG’s entire career.
YG ANNOUNCES MAY 3RD ALBUM RELEASE DATE DURING “ONE OF COACHELLA’S FINEST RAP SETS”
WATCH YG PAY TRIBUTE TO NIPSEY HUSSLE AND BRING OUT BIG SEAN, 2 CHAINZ & TYGA DURING HIS ELECTRIFYING BOACHELLA PERFORMANCE!
WATCH LIVESTREAM HERE | YG BEGINS AT 2:57:14
“..One of the fest’s finest rap sets to date.” – Los Angeles Times
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WATCH UNDISPUTED EPISODE 3 “FEED BOTH WOLVES” NOW ON WORLDSTARHIPHOP!
WATCH EPISODE HERE
UNDISPUTED OUT NOW | LISTEN HERE
Bay Area native Sneakk went from working in fast food to signing with Def Jam all in less than a year. Now the SOBxRBE affiliate is poised to break out, already securing a track with YG and Tyga and with more fire on the way. The journey hasn’t been easy, but Sneakk’s ability to maintain his gangster while unleashing unique vocals showcases his perfect balance as an artist. Def Jam’s UNDISPUTED album is out now.
ORDER THE OFFICIAL UNDISPUTED MERCH AT https://defjamshop.com/
READ “HOW DEF JAM PLANS TO RECLAIM ITS HIP-HOP CROWN” ON BILLBOARD.COM
READ “FOR ‘UNDIDSPUTED,’ DEF JAM PIVOTS TO ITS RAP ROOTS WITH NEW TALENT IN TOW” ON FORBES.COM
READ “COME WATCH THE F*CKING SHARKS: DEF JAM’S RAP CAMP EXPERIMENT” ON COMPLEX.COM
READ “HOW DEF JAM’S RAP CAMP CREATED AN ‘UNDISPUTED’ WIN” ON HIGHSNOBIETY.COM
“The true comeback story of the week may very well be pioneering rap label Def Jam, which aims to restore its dominance over the rap game with a compilation of its new, young signings.” – UPROXX
“It’s a new era for Def Jam.” – COMPLEX
“Def Jam Recordings, the storied label that brought us many legendary artists is ready to usher in its next generation with the new offering Undisputed… the compilation album puts the iconic record label’s roster of new talent on full display.” – XXL
“Def Jam is showing off its bright future in Undisputed. Featuring the label’s newest and most talented artists, the compilation album stands as a reassurance that Def Jam’s place in history remains cemented.” – HYPEBEAST
- Loose Lips – LuL G featuring Bernard Jabs and Striiipes
- Lil’ Boy – Nasaan featuring Bernard Jabs
- Spray – Sneakk featuring Tyga and YG
- Bay 2 NY – TJ Porter featuring LuL G
- Big Boss – S3nsi Molly and Lil Brook
- Parade – Dominic Lord featuring Rich The Kid
- Bandz- Billz
- Recount – TJ Porter featuring Landstrip Chip
- Death Row – Ashton Travis
- Blue Faces – Fetty Luciano featuring Landstrip Chip
- Diamond Boo – Dominic Lord
- Therapy – Nimic Revenue
- Blessing – YFL Kelvin featuring YK Osiris
- Tragic – Sneakk featuring Bernard Jabs
- Dope Boy – PVRX
“DEF JAM PUTS A SPOTLIGHT ON IT’S RISING ROSTER WITH ‘UNDISPUTED’ GRAMMY WEEK STUDIO SESSION” – BILLBOARD
The Def Jam Recordings pre-Grammy celebration at CATCH LA in West Hollywood, was the place to be on Friday night, as lines stretched around the block outside the exclusive event. Sponsored by Courvoisier, PUMA, Klasse14, TikTok, Heineken and CORE Water – featuring music by DJ Cassidy and DJ MOS – the party was packed with Def Jam artists, celebrities, executives and tastemakers. Seen mingling inside the club were Def Jam superstars 2 Chainz, YG, Pusha-T, Alessia Cara, Jhene Aiko, Jeezy and Jadakiss, Def Jam alumni LL Cool J, superstar rappers Tyga and Nipsy HusSle, Amber Rose, Def Jam up-and-comers Arlissa, Amir Obe, TJ Porter, Dominic Lord, Fetty Luciano, Sneakk, Lul G, Sensi Molly & Lil Brook, Maxo, and Bobby Sessions, and Def Jam chairman and CEO Paul Rosenberg and EVP Steven Victor.
RACELLA is a singer-songwriter, composer, and music producer based in Los Angeles. She was born in the small town of Delano, California and was raised in a Filipino Household. Upon receiving her degree from California State Univerity, Bakersfield, she moved to LA to pursue her passion for singing and songwriting. She found herself working with DJ Mormile, Fakework Management (Mike Will Made it, Rae Sremmurd, S1, Swiff D, and YG).
In 2015, Racella got married to her best friend, Cesar. Unfortunately, a few weeks later he got into a catastrophic car accident, which caused him to undergo heart and spinal surgery. He only had a 10% chance of living. The thought of leaving him alone in the hospital was unbearable. She was determined to stay with him until he was ready to go home with her. Instead of succumbing to fear and doubt, she used all her energy on prayer and writing music on the phases and waves they experienced together. She wrote, “Can’t Do This On My Own (CDTOMO)” at the edge of Cesar’s hospital bed. That’s where the WAVES EP was created.