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Ashton Travis × Chase B – “CASINO”

ASHTON TRAVIS & CHASE B RELEASE NEW SINGLE “CASINO”

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“The song is its own acid trip of pure feeling, melody and memory…equally forlorn and uplifting. It’s a vibe that keeps you undoubtedly on edge, in the best way.”

“Ashton Travis has the buttery vocals that could make just about anything sound appealing.”

“Armed with a sharp, melodic set of deliveries, the liveliness and determination behind this offering act as an unbreakable foundation for Travis’ career.”

ABOUT ASHTON TRAVIS:
Ashton Travis is from the best city in the world. He knows he’s biased, but the charming poet-turned-singer from Houston, TX is more than sentimental about his hometown—he has the facts to make his case. “Houston has a strong style and culture, from music, to food, style, the cars we drive, and some of the most beautiful black people in the world; We’re champions in sports, and we put out legendary music acts from DJ Screw to Beyonce to Ashton Travis,” he boasts. To Ashton, being from Houston means having an ear for “slow, loud and banging” beats oozing from the stereos of unhurried cars on gravel roads—vehicles affectionately known as slabs. In that regard, Ashton’s sound is uniquely Houston. You feel it just as much as you hear it, his catchy, soulful melodies over atmospheric production firmly rooting him within a legacy of music talent from the city.

Born to parents from Guyana and Antigua, Ashton was a curious kid with a wandering mind. His father brought him to barbershops where he would see the old school Cadillacs and hear the bass-heavy chopped and screwed hip-hop so quintessential to Houston. Growing up in their Seventh-day Adventist household, Ashton went to church every weekend and followed the Sabbath. With friends, he played basketball, rode bikes along the bayous, and made pseudo professional mixtapes that they would burn to CDs and pass around. A poet at heart, Ashton was a member of the city’s National Poetry Slam team and grew up writing stanzas before turning his focus to lyrics. After watching his cousin make beats on Fruity Loops, he was encouraged to write raps.

For Ashton, his curiosity was rooted in a desire to see the world. Ashton went to Howard University, making a name for himself on campus before dropping out to pursue music full-time. His wanderlust took him to Los Angeles and New York City, but forging a path as an artist wasn’t without its challenges. Fast forward to today, and Ashton is more confident than ever in his gift. A self-described overthinker, Ashton’s songs explore the complexities of relationships and the depths of his mind, from dreams to aspirations, fears and insecurities. “I want people to empathize because I feel like I’m empathizing through my music—I’m talking not just for myself,” he says.

Ashton’s debut EP Almost There is born from the perspective of someone seeing life with new eyes. “Since that day, it’s like I’ve been reborn or something,” he says about a recent encounter with death that shed new light on his life. Single “Death Row”, an excavation and release of inner demons left unaddressed, speaks most clearly to Ashton’s newfound outlook. “I’ve overthought a lot of things and I’ve held myself back from different opportunities because I’ve been living in my mind, worried, focusing on what could be,” he confesses. “With the music I have now, it just feels like a collection of songs that scream I’m here, I’m alive, I’m happy to be alive, and I’ma talk about shit that moves my spirit, hoping that it moves the next person’s spirit that listens to it because we ain’t got all day. We could be dead tomorrow.”

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Introducing Ashton Travis: New Visual for “Death Row”

INTRODUCING ASHTON TRAVIS: HOUSTON’S STAR TRAK AFFILIATE DROPS TRIPPY NEW VISUAL FOR “DEATH ROW”
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READ THE PREMIERE ON THEFADER.COM
LISTEN TO “DEATH ROW” HERE

ABOUT DEATH ROW:
“Death Row is all about someone’s will to achieve, accomplish, or even gain something. I made the song at one of my lowest points in life. I was so hungry and so determined to achieve what I wanted that I was willing to put my life on the line. Most people feel like they’re in “do or die” situations and I felt like mine was worse. It was Death Row – a place where people don’t even have a choice. So when it came to my passion, my career, I knew I would either achieve everything I set out for or die trying— despite my situation at the time.

In the video, I had so many ideas on how I wanted to convey my message. There’s so many ways to interpret the visuals. You see me running from so many things, only to find out that nothing is chasing me. It’s all in my head. I guess when you want something so bad your mind will find ways to highlight self doubt or reasons to give up. That’s just human nature. But I know that the only person that can stop me from getting whatever I want is me. So at the end of the day you’re really just running from yourself.”

Def Jam’s “Bloody” Documentary

WATCH THE FIRST EPISODE “BLOODY,” FROM DEF JAM’S UNDISPUTED DOCUMENTARY SERIES ON WORLDSTARHIPHOP

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YFL Kelvin may have made it out the mud, but his journey is only primed to blast off. Follow along as he, YK Osiris, TJ Porter and more record, create, and pioneer Def Jam’s new wave in the first episode of UNDISPUTED. More hits, more licks, more fire on the way. Def Jam’s UNDISPUTED album drops on 3/8. Get ready.

UNDISPUTED THE ALBUM COMING MARCH 8

READ “HOW DEF JAM PLANS TO RECLAIM ITS HIP-HOP CROWN” ON BILLBOARD.COM

Def Jam’s UNDISPUTED album featuring YK Osiris, YFL Kelvin, Bernard Jabs, S3nsi Molly, Lil Brook, TJ Porter, PVRX, Nasaan, Fetty Luciano, Landstrip Chip, Billz, Sneakk, Lul G, Dominic Lord, Striiipes, Ashton Travis, and Nimic Revenue drops on March 8. The groundbreaking album will be accompanied by an insanely in-depth eight-part docu-series, which will be released through WorldStar starting on Thursday, March 7. The series follows the creation of the album and explores unbelievable stories of the artists involved in the album.

Def Jam Reveals ‘Undisputed’

TRACKLIST

  1. Loose Lips – LuL G featuring Bernard Jabs and Striiipes
  2. Lil’ Boy – Nasaan featuring Bernard Jabs
  3. Spray – Sneakk featuring Tyga and YG
  4. Bay 2 NY – TJ Porter featuring LuL G
  5. Big Boss – S3nsi Molly and Lil Brook
  6. Parade – Dominic Lord featuring Rich The Kid
  7. Bandz- Billz
  8. Recount – TJ Porter featuring Landstrip Chip
  9. Death Row – Ashton Travis
  10. Blue Faces – Fetty Luciano featuring Landstrip Chip
  11. Diamond Boo – Dominic Lord
  12. Therapy – Nimic Revenue
  13. Blessing – YFL Kelvin featuring YK Osiris
  14. Tragic – Sneakk featuring Bernard Jabs
  15. Dope Boy – PVRX

“DEF JAM PUTS A SPOTLIGHT ON IT’S RISING ROSTER WITH ‘UNDISPUTED’ GRAMMY WEEK STUDIO SESSION” – BILLBOARD