Flo Milli

Flo Mili – Not Friendly

FLO MILLI RELEASES NEW TRACK “NOT FRIENDLY” VIA RCA RECORDS

Today, 20-year-old Alabama rapper, Flo Milli releases her new track “Not Friendly” via RCA Records.

Listen HERE

“Not Friendly” follows the release her most recent single “My Attitude” which was met with great critical acclaim upon release with The New York Times including in the track in “The Playlist” and describing her as “A clever, cheerful lyricist” and explaining, “‘My Attitude’ might be her best to date, a persistently tough blend of aw-shucks sexual candor and eye-rolling dismissals.” The track also received a rave review from NYLON and its video premiered on The FADER who describes her, “Aside from her flows and lyrics, Flo Milli has a good sense of melody and knows where to sprinkle it in.”

Flo Milli first broke onto the scene in 2019 with her track “Beef FloMix” which landed on the Spotify US Viral 50, peaking at #2. The track then began taking off on TikTok with thousands of original videos, with Rolling Stone covering its success on the platform and NPR Music naming the track “5 TikTok Songs From 2019 We’ll Actually Remember.” With “Beef FloMix” and the release of her follow up track “In The Party” she became a TikTok sensation with over half a million videos created with millions of views.  Combined she has amassed over 100 million streams worldwide.

All of the success led to co-signs from the likes of Halle Berry, SZA, and Cardi B on Instagram, as well as Lil Nas X and PAPER Magazine using her lyrics on an Obama meme. Complex has also included her in their “20 Rappers to Watch in 2020” list.

Listen to “Not Friendly” and keep an eye out for more from Flo Milli coming soon.

Watch the video for “My Attitude

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Musicares COVID-19 Relief Fund

TOP MUSIC ORGANIZATIONS AND CHARITABLE FOUNDATIONS AND MORE MAKE MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE MUSICARES® COVID-19 RELIEF FUND

STARTED BY THE RECORDING ACADEMY® AND MUSICARES®, THE FUND PROVIDES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR MUSIC CREATORS AND INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AFFECTED BY THE PANDEMIC

Music industry associations, including the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences®, and the Country Music Association; ticket marketplace StubHub; record label conglomerates Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group; financial institution City National Bank; concert promotion, artist management, touring, and publishing company Bill Silva Entertainment; and charitable foundations and trusts including the Gross Family Foundation, George Harrison’s Material World Foundation, the Michael Jackson Estate, Alicia Keys’ She Is The Music foundation and the Yoshiki Foundation America are the latest organizations that have made major contributions to the COVID-19 Relief Fund established by the Recording Academy® and its affiliated charitable organization MusiCares®.

The MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund was created to help music people affected by the pandemic due to the cancellation of income-generating music events and other industry work opportunities. Since the fund’s establishment two weeks ago with initial seed donations of $1 million each by MusiCares and the Recording Academy, millions more have been raised with the support of numerous partners. However, more is needed to meet the demand.

“We are thrilled that so many in our community are coming forward to support each other and grateful for all the organizations who are standing in the gap for the music community, said Harvey Mason jr. Chair and Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “The music community remains in desperate need and many are living day to day whether they are a gigging musician, sound engineer or event logistics person. The impacts of this virus are very real as many struggle to know where their next rent payment is coming from  or how next week’s groceries are going to be paid for, so our fund is there to help meet needs in a small way.”

Beyond the initial donations, all Recording Academy Chapters have committed to fundraising in their local communities. Additionally, the Recording Academy appealed to Congress to further protect musicians, performers, songwriters, and studio professionals such as self-employed gig workers who are impacted by cancellations due to the ongoing pandemic. The stimulus package has since passed, and includes key provisions and protections that will benefit countless music industry professionals who are struggling in the wake of Coronavirus.

With the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, music industry professionals, including artists, production crews, technicians, and anyone impacted by the loss of income due to live music event cancelations, can apply for basic living assistance.

If you wish to support our efforts to assist music professionals in need, visit: www.grammy.com/musicares/coronavirusrelieffund

If you are a member of the music industry in need of assistance, visit: musicares.org.  

About the Recording Academy
The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music’s history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards® — music’s only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world’s leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

For more information about the Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, “like” Recording Academy on Facebook, and join the Recording Academy’s social communities on InstagramYouTube, and LinkedIn.

About Musicares
A friend and ally of the music community, MusiCares was established by the Recording Academy to safeguard the health and well-being of all music people. A four-star charity and safety net in times of need, MusiCares offers confidential preventive, recovery, and emergency programs to address financial, medical, and personal health issues. Through the generosity of our donors and volunteer professionals, our dedicated team works across the country to ensure the music community has the resources and support it needs.

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Jeremy Zucker – Album Release Date

JEREMY ZUCKER TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM love is not dying ON APRIL 17TH

FEATURES NEW SINGLES “not ur friend,” “always, i’ll care” and “julia”

“This whole album was written in isolation, so it’s definitely meant to be listened to in isolation. I hope that ‘love is not dying’ brings you comfort, understanding and perspective during this strange time.” – Jeremy Zucker

Singer, songwriter and producer Jeremy Zucker is set to release his highly anticipated debut album, love is not dying, on April 17th—the album is available for pre-order now HERE.

The 13-track project is an intensely personal body of work, where even at times Zucker speaks through his lyrics to his loved ones and his fans. It was written, recorded and produced by Jeremy in his Brooklyn studio, outside of the lead single, “not ur friend,” which was co-written in collaboration with Max Martin’s MXM team and produced by Zucker, amassing over 10 million Spotify streams to date. love is not dying also features recently released tracks, “always, i’ll care” and “julia.” See the full track list below.

This summer, Zucker will embark on his North American and European “love is not dying” Tour—see the full list of upcoming tour dates below. Tickets are on sale now HERE.

love is not dying arrives hot on the heels of Zucker’s 2019 collaboration with Chelsea Cutler, brent, and their global viral hit, “you were good to me,” which has garnered over 120 million Spotify streams to date and is now Gold Certified. Jeremy’s 2018 breakout smash, “comethru,” is also Gold Certified with over 820 million streams. With over two billion global streams across his catalogue, Zucker has amassed 15 million Spotify monthly listeners, placing him in the top 200 most listened to artists in the world.

ABOUT JEREMY ZUCKER
Growing up in suburban New Jersey, 24-year-old singer, songwriter and producer Jeremy Zucker has always been surrounded by music. In 2015, he released his first EP as a freshman at Colorado College pursuing a degree in Molecular Biology, and by 2017 he had signed a major label record deal with Republic Records. Since then, he has released four EP’s with breakthrough singles, such as “talk is overrated” featuring blackbear, “all the kids are depressed” and his biggest song to date, the Gold Certified hit, “comethru.” Overall, Zucker has already crossed over a staggering two billion total streams on his catalogue, as he gears up for his debut album, love is not dying, set for release on April 17th.

love is not dying Track List:
1. “intro”
2. “we’re fucked it’s fine”
3. “somebody loves u”
4. “orchid”
5. “lakehouse”
6. “good for her”
7. “not ur friend”
8. “full stop”
9. “julia”
10. “hell or flying”
11. “always, i’ll care”
12. “brooks interlude”
13. “oh, mexico”

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070 Shake Live at Digital Fort

WATCH 070 SHAKE PERFORM AT DIGITAL FORT TODAY AT 6:10PM EST!

GO TO THEFADER.COM/FORT

LISTEN TO MODUS VIVENDI HERE

“A vital new singer makes her debut…an emo-rap Dark Side Of The Moon …Modus Vivendi suggests Enya and Pink Floyd as much as Frank Ocean…the sound of a realist and fantasist sparring, it reflects an artist still coming into focus on her own thrilling terms.”

“Ms. Balbuena’s voice is the record’s most extraordinary feature… The lush sonic backdrop, infused with strings and gentle drones, conveys an ethereal chamber-music setting altogether unusual for hip-hop and R&B.”

“On ‘Modus Vivendi’, she manages to craft a sound that’s anthemic, and built for festivals and clubs; but within the grooves, she’s precise… This is project sculpted away from current trends.”

“A sprawling journey across the emotional spectrum… while adequately booming, there’s a certain intimacy to ‘Modus;’ there are no featured verses — no voice other than Balbuena’s rasping lines across nearly an hour of music… the singularity of this project beams through with unsettling clarity.”

“She is constantly playing with contrasts—raw and smooth, light and dark, harsh and tender—and the songs on Modus Vivendi seem to shift with her mood.”

About 070 Shake
The title of 070 Shake’s debut album is Modus Vivendi — a Latin phrase used to reference a way of life in which two opposing parties can coexist peacefully. Art has always been Shake’s way of life, whether writing poetry as an outlet for depression or crafting playful rhymes about her teammates on bus rides to high school basketball games. “It was an escape for me with all of the frustrations and voices that were going on in my head. I’ve always felt that I had to do something with these words.”

All the way back to her childhood, this individualistic charm has always led the New Jersey-raised talent to stand out. Traditional schooling just wasn’t for Shake. Rather, she stuck out from peers with a natural knack for poetry and a profound love for basketball, even being deemed “Shake” for her crossover dribble. As she grew older, Shake became known for her rebellious nature, constantly causing trouble at school with countless pranks and a disinterest toward academics.

It was during these years, however, that Shake began to hone her artistic identity. From writing poems to falling in love with the cadences and storytelling of artists such as Alicia Keys and Kanye West, she quickly found a desire to start making music. Soon after, Shake began recording in a friend’s studio up until 2016, when the intensely vulnerable song “Proud” caught the ear of the legendary G.O.O.D. Music camp.

Shake signed to the label later that year, transitioning from manning kids’ bouncy castles in New Jersey to working with the likes of G.O.O.D. Music labelmates Kanye West and Pusha T, among others. Come 2018, she released the deeply personal EP, Glitter — a six-track culmination of diverse sounds and genres meant to chronicle the realities of love, depression, substance, and pain. Maintaining the same creativity that once fueled her high school poetry, she began to turn heads in the music world, becoming one of the year’s most talked-about names with her features on several other G.O.O.D. Music releases, namely the soul-stricken outro on Kanye West’s “Ghost Town” and her haunting vocals on Pusha T’s “Santeria.”

Today, in the wake of the release of Modus Vivendi, Shake is focused on bringing her reflective style to the spotlight with boundary-pushing creativity and pure emotional honesty as her compass. Detailing her creative process, “I just really go with how I feel in the moment and then that’s where the writing comes from. It’s like an ongoing disperse of words when I feel something.”

In a world obsessed with consumption, Shake is a much-needed breath of fresh air, more than ready to make her impact felt through music. In her own words, “I want it to make a change in the world. The agenda is bigger than just music.”

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TM88 – “Tokyo Nights”

TM88 RELEASES “TOKYO NIGHTS (FEAT. MADEINTYO)”

LISTEN HERE

MORE NEW MUSIC FROM TM88 COMING SOON 

Today, GRAMMY Award-nominated powerhouse producer, artist, DJ, and Taylor Gang affiliate TM88 drops “Tokyo Nights (feat. MadeinTYO).” Listen HERE.

The track comes in hot following TM88 producing “P2” off of Lil Uzi Vert’s  Billboard Top 200 number 1 album, Eternal Atake in addition to following up from TM88 & Smokepurpp’s joint single “RR.”

“Tokyo Nights (feat. MadeinTYO)” has a late-night cruising vibe to it. The track features fellow Atlanta native, MadeinTYO, known for his hit “Uber Everywhere,” rapping about the ladies and foreign cars encountered in a night out in Tokyo over TM88’s tranquil yet vigorous beats.

“I really wanted to bring the feel of a real Tokyo night to life racing through the neon light streets with a couple of beautiful women and just living the night of my life with my bro MadeinTYO,” says TM88.

The track came together organically at TM88’s home studio in LA when he was cooking up beats with all of his homeboys around -Southside, Travis Scott, Trinidad James, Sheck Wes, and Wheezy. TM88 recalls MadeinTYO pulled up and was ready to work after the duo already made 8 songs together that week. The rest was history. TM88 is a staple in the Atlanta trap scene and hip-hop.

As an artist he holds over 70 million streams and has collaborated with Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Future, Juicy J, Gunna, Moneybagg Yo, Wiz Khalifa, Project Pat, Lil Yachty, Valee and more. Under his belt, TM88 has production credits building an impressive discography of both superstars and rising rappers from Drake “Company”, to 21 Savage “Drip”, to Travis Scott “Nothing but Net” to the late XXXTENTACION “going down!”. Not to mention TM88’s somber infused beats are a key component to Lil Uzi Vert’s global smash-hit “XO Tour Llif3.”

The record is currently seven-times platinum certified from the RIAA. Cementing himself as a singular voice within Atlanta, TM88 maintains his position at the forefront of the pack. In fact, he does more than just influence the style of his hometown; he regularly pushes it to level up. He went from selling beats for $40 a pop at 12-years-old to co-founding 808 Mafia and eventually arriving as a solo musical force on the heels of a string of smashes.

“TM88 (is) serving as one of the hottest track makers in the industry now”

“(A) hitmaker”

“Atlanta’s finest” 

“The producer’s enchanting beats have served as the base to a plethora of hits along the years if you check the liner notes” 

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Bob Marley Documentary – Episode 2

BOB MARLEY: LEGACY DOCUMENTARY SERIES CONTINUES WITH EPISODE TWO – WOMEN RISING

‘KEEP ON MOVING’ EP OUT NOW

WATCH BOB MARLEY: LEGACY EPISODE 2 – WOMEN RISING

LISTEN TO ‘KEEP ON MOVING’ EP

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Bob Marley: Legacy mini-documentary series continues with episode two: ‘Women Rising’ The moving and empowering short premiered today on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel and features interviews with Rita Marley, also known as Bob Marley’s wife and the matriarch of the Marley Family, whose strength and character is an inspiration for people around the world. Rita was an integral part of the Wailers musical development, as well as a constant presence and influence in Bob Marley’s life, guardian of his legacy, and a member of the Iconic Reggae Group I-Threes.  Mrs. Marley is also the founder of the Rita Marley Foundation, which works to eradicate poverty and hunger while empowering communities in Ghana and Jamaica. Her life’s work epitomizes integrity and grace.

Bob Marley: Legacy Episode 2 – ‘Women Rising’ also features Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt of the I-Threes, Mystic Marley, Donisha Prendergast,  academic and writer Isis Semaj-Hall, former activist, campaigner and former councilor Seyi Akiwowo and Stella Dadzie writer & historian, Kim Walker, photographer, and more championing women and the messages in Bob Marley’s music. Watch ‘Women Rising’ HERE.

Last month’s episode, Bob Marley: Legacy Episode 1 ‘75 Years A Legend,’ is a refreshing and cinematic journey through the life, legacy, and relevance that Bob Marley still holds in this present day and is also available now on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel.

The documentary follows the EP release of Keep On Moving, which features an extended and radio mix and an exclusive mix from Sly & Robbie. Listen to Keep On Moving EP HERE.

In other news, due to recent CDC restrictions and guidelines, The BeachLife Festival has been postponed until further notice. Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley will be performing together at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA on August 19 (Tickets here) and Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY on August 20 (Tickets here).

In this digital era, Bob Marley remains one of the most followed posthumous artists on social media, and MARLEY75 will serve to bring his music and message to the digital foreground, reaching new audiences and perspectives with innovative content and groundbreaking technology. Special live events, exclusive digital content, recordings, exhibitions, plus rare and unearthed treasures will also be revealed throughout the year. Bob Marley’s music continues to inspire generation upon generation, as his legacy lives on through his message of love, justice, and unity, a sentiment needed more than ever in 2020. In conjunction with Tuff Gong and UMe, a division of the Universal Music Group, the Marley family will continue to ensure the highest quality, integrity and care is taken to honor Bob’s legacy and to celebrate one of the 20th century’s most important and influential figures.

Tune in and subscribe to the Official Bob Marley YouTube channel here for more upcoming content celebrating Bob’s legacy and contribution to the world.

Additional information on MARLEY75 events will be revealed soon.

#BobMarley75

ABOUT BOB MARLEY
Bob Marley, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is notable not only as the man who put reggae on the global map, but, as a statesman in his native Jamaica, he famously brought together the country’s warring factions. Today, Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century’s most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley’s lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music. In the digital era, he has the second-highest social media following of any posthumous celebrity, with the official Bob Marley Facebook page drawing more than 70 million fans, ranking it among the Top 20 of all Facebook pages and Top 10 among celebrity pages. Marley’s music catalog has sold millions of albums worldwide. His iconic collection LEGEND holds the distinction of being the longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine’s Catalog Albums chart and remains the world’s best-selling reggae album. Marley’s accolades include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010), a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001).  For more information visit: bobmarley.com or facebook.com/bobmarley

Fisher – “Wanna Go Dancin”

FISHER UNLEASHES NEW SONG,“WANNA GO DANCIN”

Track Is From His New EP, Freaks, Out Today Via Catch & Release / Astralwerks

“the darkly thumping tech house anthem ‘Freaks’…[is] undeniable in its body-moving effect.” –Billboard

View “Wanna Go Dancin” Pseudo Video HERE

Buy/Stream Freaks EP HERE

Following last week’s release of “Freaks,” the title track from his new EP, FISHER drops another irresistible anthem, “Wanna Go Dancin.” With its indelible refrain “my feet wanna go dancing” the track captures the collective yearning for the day we can all be back in the clubs. View the pseudo video for “Wanna Go Dancin” HERE.

FISHER is featured on New Music Daily on Apple Music.“Wanna Go Dancin” is the second track on the GRAMMY®-nominated DJ/producer’s new EP, Freaks, which was released today by Catch & Release / Astralwerks. Download / stream Freaks HERE.

Placing “Freaks” at the top of the list of last week’s Best New Dance Tracks, Billboard said, “the darkly thumping tech house anthem ‘Freaks’…[is] undeniable in its body-moving effect.” DJ Times predicted, “FISHER looks to dominate the summer once again.” Dancing Astronaut observed, “FISHER’s cheeky nature is kept intact through the infectious, repeating vocal line, ‘Shoes come off and the freaks come out,’ as the track marks itself as an impeccable select for future peak-time festival sets.” This Song is Sick hailed “Freaks” as “a weapon with a relentless bass line and an explosive drop.”

Raised on Australia’s Gold Coast, FISHER became a sponsored pro surfer at age 16 and travelled the world. In recent years, he turned his DJing hobby into a massively successful career. His first two releases,Ya Kidding and his Oi Oi EP, were released on the famed Dirtybird Records.

“Losing It” and “You Little Beauty” released jointly by FISHER’s own Catch & Release label and Astralwerks – each claimed the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart. Earning a GRAMMY nomination for Best Dance Recording, “Losing It” was the biggest club record of 2018. It became a staple in every DJ’s set, with spins from the likes of underground titans such as Carl Cox, Nic Fanciulli, Idris Elba, Erick Morillo and mainstream artists such as The Chainsmokers, Tiësto and more.

Billboard said, “Australian mad man Fisher has yet to bust on his mission for grooves…Each tune is bassier and funkier than the last.” To date, FISHER has amassed over 400 million combined global streams. Check out his recent two-hour Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1 HERE.

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COLLEGE SOPHOMORE MAKES 3-D MASKS

Although Cedarville University sophomore Connor Hart of Loveland, Ohio has more than two years remaining in college, he is putting his education in 3-D printing to work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a freshman, Hart, the founder of Hands of Hope Foundation, started creating 3-D prosthetics for children with limb differences.  Since social distancing has become protocol to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, Hart stopped meeting with his clients, but switched to printing masks that could help medical professionals and nursing homes during the pandemic.  

“What I love most about working for Hands of Hope is knowing I am positively impacting the lives of both our clients and volunteers,” expressed Hart. “Knowing I provided joy to someone else with no strings attached is what keeps me smiling and driven toward giving others the same opportunities I have been given.”

His love for others fits perfectly with the core values that are espoused throughout the university: Love for God, Love for Others, Integrity in Conduct, and Excellence in Effort.

Motivated by his care for others and multiple news reports about the shortage of qualified masks for doctors and nurses, Hart searched for a way he could pitch in. When the Hands of Hope Foundation received encouragement from a team of doctors about the need for masks, he decided to begin printing and distributing reusable masks. Hart started making 3-D plastic masks last week and sent them to various medical facilities.

Hart, who is majoring in mechanical engineering, can make eight masks a day through his 3-D printing equipment and has printed and shipped 25 masks so far. Each mask can be sanitized to allow for extended use.

According to Hart, each mask is completely reusable, meaning one mask can last for months if it is sanitized effectively and the filter is changed regularly. Hands of Hope Foundation has shipped masks to medical agencies, including a nursing home in Holgate, Ohio.

Hands of Hope Foundation has shipped masks to medical agencies, including a nursing home in Holgate, Ohio.

Hands of Hope started in September 2015 when Hart and three classmates at Milford High School in Milford, Ohio, volunteered to create a 3D-printed prosthetic for Hope McGill, a 7-year-old girl from the community missing her left arm from the elbow down.

“Hope was adopted from China. She had been taught from an early age to hide her arm, making her self-conscious about it. Because of the prosthetic, Hope became more confident in her little arm,” noted Catherine McGill, Hope’s older sister and a Cedarville student.

Hands of Hope became a club at Milford High School and made prosthetics for three other children. However, in the spring of 2018, Milford High School decided to drop Hands of Hope as an extracurricular group due to a lack of interest from the student body. Not wanting to see the organization dissolved, Hart transformed Hands of Hope into an official nonprofit and invited Catherine McGill to serve as the Foundation’s media director.

Hart and McGill created The Hands of Hope Foundation’s chapter on Cedarville University’s campus. This was made possible by Cedarville’s school of engineering and computer science.

“Connor went the extra mile prior to coming to campus for his freshman fall semester,” said Robert Chasnov, dean of the school of engineering and computer science and senior professor of engineering. “He needed a space for the 3D printers he uses to manufacture the hands his team would be designing. Since we had a project lab that was being used primarily to store mobile test equipment, I set him up in that space.”

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,380 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including its Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.

Jaguar, Land Rover, Red Cross, 360 MAGAZINE

JLR × Red Cross

Jaguar and Land Rover have deployed more than 160 vehicles globally to support emergency response organisations during the coronavirus crisis. 

A total of 57 vehicles including 27 New Defenders have been issued to the British Red Cross to deliver medicine and food vulnerable people across the UK who now need additional support due to social distancing rules.

Jaguar and Land Rover teams in Spain, France, South Africa and Australia have loaned vehicles to their Red Cross societies and more markets are offering help to their local teams. 

This service is being provided with fleets of vehicles now available due to the postponement of launch events.

Jaguar Land Rover is working closely with the UK government and has offered its research and engineering expertise, as well as digital engineering and design, printing of 3D models and prototypes, machine learning, artificial intelligence and data science support. 

Protective equipment is being donated to the NHS including wraparound safety glasses to the Royal Bolton Hospital, St James’s Hospital in Leeds and Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Finbar McFall, Jaguar Land Rover Customer Experience Director, said: “The health and safety of our employees, customers and their families remains our priority.  Jaguar and Land Rover will do everything we can to support people in need around the world. Our partnership with the Red Cross goes back 65 years and we will work hand in hand with them to do all we can during this global health emergency. We will also provide help to those closer to home in our local communities. We can all play a part in helping the vulnerable during this global pandemic.”

Simon Lewis, Head of Crisis Response, British Red Cross said: “This unprecedented global health emergency requires us all to pull together. As part of the British Red Cross response to coronavirus, we’re delving deep into the heart of communities across the UK to help strengthen support for the most vulnerable people through delivering essential food parcels and medicines to those unable to get out. 

We have been overwhelmed by the kindness shown across the country, not only by our increasing number of volunteers, but also our longstanding partners. Thanks to Land Rover’s generous support, our Emergency Response teams in the UK will be to reach even more people living in isolated communities than we could alone.”

Land Rover and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have worked together for over 65 years, helping communities prepare and respond to emergencies with disaster-preparedness projects around the world – vital at times like this.

Through its partnership with the British Red Cross, Land Rover has also helped fund emergency relief efforts through the Disaster Relief Alliance, which supports community resilience programmes in the UK and around the world, providing financial assistance immediately when disaster hits – including coronavirus. British Red Cross has already given £200,000 to support Asian countries severely affected by the pandemic.

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Shaggy – It Wasn’t Me (Hot Shot 2020)

REGGAE ICON SHAGGY TO RELEASE “IT WASN’T ME (HOT SHOT 2020)” A NEW, MODERN VERSION OF HIS CLASSIC SMASH AVAILABLE APRIL 10

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS 10 MILLION-SELLING ALBUM ‘HOT SHOT,’ A BRAND-NEW ALBUM  ‘HOT SHOT 2020’- FEATURING UPDATED VERSIONS OF HIS BIGGEST HITS TO BE RELEASED

Reggae/dancehall icon, SHAGGY will unleash a new single, “It Wasn’t Me (Hot Shot 2020)” featuring vocalist, Rayvon, available April 10 on all digital platforms worldwide. Pre-save the new single HERE.

“It’s been 20 years since my album, Hot Shot and the now infamous ‘anthem’ “It Wasn’t Me” was released, says Shaggy, “and to commemorate this milestone, I decided to reproduce this classic hit. In doing so, I wanted to make sure we stayed true to the integrity of the original recording while finding ways to modernize it, being that the song remains a recurrent hit, garnering a new & younger fan base each year.”

He continues, “While it may come as a surprise, “It Wasn’t Me” is actually an anti-cheating song! In the original version, the ‘apology’ from Rik Rok comes at the very end, yet by then, most DJ’s had mixed or gone into another song, so it was often missed … the point is that the guy who was cheating didn’t follow the player’s advice.”

“I enlisted my longtime collaborator, Rayvon – one of the smoothest reggae voices in the game – to be on the new track,” he adds. “The end result feels fresh and revitalized while maintaining its pop sensibility and dancehall roots.”

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his diamond-selling album, Hot Shot, a brand-new album entitled Hot Shot 2020 will soon be released featuring revamped and modernized versions of all of Shaggy’s most beloved hits such as “Angel,” “Boombastic,” “Oh Carolina,” among many others, plus a few other surprises! Additional details to soon be announced.

About Shaggy

When it comes to making dancehall reggae hits that rock the world and stand the test of time, nobody does it better than Shaggy.

The two-time GRAMMY Award-winning reggae icon has sold more than 30 million albums to date, racking up no fewer than eight singles in the Billboard Hot 100, including two No. 1 hits, as well as seven albums on the Billboard 200 and four in the Top 40. Shaggy’s success in the UK is equally impressive: 16 Top 40 singles, nine of them reaching the Top 10, and four that shot to No. 1 including “It Wasn’t Me”—the largest-selling collaboration in UK chart history.

The smash records from Shaggy have kept on coming, from the certified diamond 2000 album Hot Shot, which boasted two No. 1 singles, through to 2018’s 44/876, a collaborative project with British rock icon Sting. 44/876 clocked millions of streams, entered the Top 40 in 14 different countries, remained atop the Billboard Reggae Album chart for over five months, and earned Shaggy another GRAMMY Award for Best Reggae Album.

A proven hitmaker, Shaggy has also been using his platform to help his community and beloved home, Jamaica. His Shaggy & Friends charity concerts have raised millions for the Bustamante Children’s Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica.

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