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ANDY MINEO RELEASES “SHIBUYA ROLL CALL” FEAT. WORDSPLAYED

Syracuse-raised, Atlanta-based artist Andy Mineo released his latest single and video, “Shibuya Roll Call” feat. Wordsplayed, to announce a new EP, Happy Thoughts, inspired by a trip to Japan with his Miner League crew. The video acts as a visual diary capturing Mineo and his team’s experiences on their travels throughout the country, prior to the COVID shutdown – watch it here. “Shibuya Roll Call” is the first installment of weekly content promised by Andy via Instagram, leading up to the release of Happy Thoughts on November 11 via Reach Records.

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Discussing the single and video, Mineo states, “My buddy John [Wordsplayed] and I visited the Shibuya ward in Tokyo, Japan and were inspired by the scenery. Finding a fresh take on the world is hard to do if you stay in the same spot, so we wanted to pay homage to the experience we had and put the city on my fans’ radar. Sharing things that inspire me is central to my brand, so I hope this song encourages people to find out more of what Japan has to offer.”

Mineo grew up in the Syracuse area. A troubled kid, music became his constructive outlet. His mix of hip-hop and pop serves as an energetic, positive influence, with a focus on cultural influences and overarching visions to create unforgettable media experiences. Mineo’s 2014 single “You Can’t Stop Me” was certified Gold by the RIAA, and he has headed out on multiple 30+ date tours across the U.S., sharing the stage with artists such as Tory Lanez, Logic, Fetty Wap and Jon Bellion.

Stay tuned for more details on Happy Thoughts to be announced in the coming weeks

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ATLANTA ARTIST 5AM IS BACK WITH HIS LATEST TRACK “AUTOMATIC” TODAY

5AM – Automatic

Today marks the release of artist and producer 5AM’s latest track, “Automatic” on 1865/Interscope Records. On the ethereal yet pop forward track the Atlanta-based rapper/singer shows off his eclectic and ever-growing sound – he showcases his buttery smooth voice that easily flutters between driving verses and a hypnotic hook. Of new music coming this year, 5AM says “I’m really excited about this project and the reception. I can’t wait to hear all the feedback because we really took our time working on these records and they’re very special to me. They represent the space I was in during the recording process.”

LISTEN TO “AUTOMATIC” BY 5AM HERE

Last summer 5AM teamed up with Grammy award-nominated producer TM88 (Lil Uzi Vert, Travis Scott) for their surprise 9-track collaboration, 5:88. The project, which Fader described as “a slick but bouncy and melodic ode to the short-lived thrills and romantic possibilities of summer nights” garnered recognition from HotNewHipHop, The Source, Hypebeast and more. This summer 5AM will continue to share new music with his fans which includes, NBA superstar Kevin Durant who discovered the rising singer on a blog and showed love for his music via Instagram.

ABOUT 5AM: Night turns to day at 5AM. The moment exists between the last gasp of darkness and the first breath of a new morning. Similarly, Atlanta-based artist and producer 5AM signals constant change in his music. Nocturnal production bristles under invitations of seduction, guitar chords reverberate next to a solemn goodbye, or soothing piano resounds through a revelatory affirmation. Via his integration of R&B, alternative, and hip-hop, he communicates real stories culled from a remarkable journey. “My music usually comes out of whatever is going on in my life at the time,” he explains. “Every day, I keep telling myself, ‘S**t will get hard, but if you hang in there, you’re going to be fine. That’s the mentality I take into the studio. You’re going to be alright. Do what you do. Whether I’m dealing with relationships, my personal life, or other struggles, it will work out.” He knows this firsthand from experience. Born in Tifton, GA, his family eventually ended up in Atlanta proper. He always had a drum set and piano within reach, but never took formal lessons. Instead, he played by ear, he even picked up the chimes in the second grade. Simultaneously, he found inspiration in the likes of Eminem, 50 Cent, Three 6 Mafia, and A$AP Rocky. At thirteen-years-old, he received a keyboard from his great grandmother and started to cook up beats. He paid for a session at a recording studio for the first time and never stopped making music from that point on.

Danger Inc. – You/Me

Today, the Atlanta genre-blending duo Danger Incorporated release their new track “You / Me.” Over a hypnotic beat, the duo show their love and dedication to their significant others.

LISTEN to “You / Me.”

This new track, along with previously released tracks Fucking For A Reason and Frankenstein,” will be on their forthcoming album, Hackers of The World Unite, out this summer via Awful Records/RCA Records. The new album is inspired by the one of the duo’s favorite movies from 1995, Hackers.

The duo, made up of Boothlord and Louie Duffelbags, was featured as aPigeons & Planes “Best New Artist Of the Month” for December where they describe, “Danger Incorporated’s dreary, unpredictable, grunge-meets-hip-hop style is perfect for right now, and the guys are ready to take it to a broader audience.” Describing them further,Lyrical Lemonade explains, “the group has developed masterful cohesivity in all facets of their creative output, whether sonically, visually, or aesthetically — all of which orbit around the odd, devious world of what it means to be a ‘Danger Boy.’”

Stay tuned for more news on Danger Incorporated’s new album Hackers of The World Unite coming soon.

Mulatto – Muwop feat. Gucci Mane

Today, rising Atlanta rapper Mulatto releases Muwop” featuring Gucci Mane, the first official single and video from her forthcoming major label debut mixtape coming this summer via RCA Records.

On “Muwop,” Mulatto flipped Gucci Mane’s 2008 track “Freaky Gurl” and made a witty, female response in a way only Latto can. The video was shot in Miami and directed by ARRAD.

Leading up to the release of “Muwop,” Latto took to Instagram to pay homage to Gucci Mane by recreating the covers of his iconic albums and mixtapes. Latto talking about “Muwop”: “I flipped Gucci Mane’s ‘Freaky Gurl’ for my project and I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if he could get on it.’ When I got the text that Gucci recorded a verse for the song, I started screaming! Gucci is my favorite rapper of all time. Even when I was ten years old, in interviews I would say he was my favorite.”

Rapping since the age of 10, Mulatto is part of the elite new wave of female rappers, such as Flo Milli, City Girls, Saweetie and more, proving that women can also rule the rap scene with their unique styles, flows and verses. To date, Latto has garnered over 151 million streams on Spotify and Apple alone and her “Bitch From Da Souf (Remix)” video featuring Saweetie and Trina was viewed over 22 million times in just five months.

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John Lewis Funeral Procession Reaches DC

By Eamonn Burke

Civil rights icon and Democratic John Lewis will lie in state in Washington D.C. following his death on July 17. The funeral procession, which began on Saturday, included the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where a state trooper broke Lewis’ skull during a march, and a stop in Selma. It culminated in the arrival to the U.S Capitol and the ceremony held at 1:30 pm today, and it will continue until Thursday, when he will he laid to rest in Atlanta.

The arrival of the procession prompted many regulations including street closings and prohibited items in the city of Washington D.C.. The ceremony was private, put public viewings were available as well, in addition to crowds around the hearse as it made its way to the Capitol Rotunda. Those who were inside and invited, mostly House and Senate members, sat apart in circles. Speakers such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell remembered the life of Lewis.

“John was revered and beloved on both sides of the aisle, on both sides of the Capitol” said Pelosi. McConnell remembered the “respect and love” that Lewis showed everyone. The speeches were followed by a performance of “Amazing Grace” by Christian singer Wintley Phipps. Finally, Lewis’ son John-Miles-Lewis led the conclusion of the service.

John Lewis was a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a powerful civil rights organization, and later became the chairman. He also helped organize the 1963 March on Washington at which Dr. Martin Luther King gave his famous “I have a dream” speech.

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Summer Walker – Life on Earth

R&B superstar Summer Walker (LVRN/Interscope Records) continues her impressive winning streak after the release of her emo-leaning EP, Life on Earth. Debuting at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top R&B Albums chart, the five-track serving proves to be a healthy entree for listeners enamored by Walker’s candor and dulcet vocals. Featuring NO1-NOAH (“SWV” & “White Tee”) and PARTYNEXTDOOR (“My Affection”), Walker brilliantly collides with both artists, while maintaining her entrancing mystique as R&B’s prized gem. Walker’s streaming excellence continues to be her calling card, as Life on Earth netted an astounding 32 million streams its opening week.

Even the pandemic can’t thwart Walker’s momentum, as her legion of supporters came in droves from various cities for her recent activations. In collaboration with Amazon Music, Walker’s Life on Earth UFO Listening Experience allowed fans in Atlanta to receive a first glimpse of the project inside of their cars. With Walker’s pink UFO on-site, her devotees soaked in the galactic experience at various showings throughout the evening. On release day, Walker treated her Atlanta fans once again with her spacey Battle on Earth Laser Tag experience at the Westside Cultural Arts Center. The singer’s altruism continued when she whipped up her Life on Earth Ice Cream Shuttle experience for her fans in New York City. With social distancing encouraged, fans safely ventured to several locations in NYC to meet the space shuttle for free ice cream and space candy from the LVRN songstress. For the cherry on top, Walker chatted with Apple Music’s R&B Now Radio to discuss her new EP, her creative process and more.

Walker’s scorching success continues to be the talk of the music industry. After her debut project Last Day of Summer spent 35 weeks on the Billboard 200, she quickly bloomed into an R&B powerhouse with her 2x platinum breakout single, “Girls Need Love” from her 2018 project Last Day of Summer. Walker would capitalize on her success with her magnum opus, 2019’s Over It. Residing on the Billboard 200 Top 10 for 11 weeks, Over It birthed an RIAA Gold single in “Come Thru” with Usher and a platinum single with her lead record, “Playing Games.” Over It remained a dominant force on the Billboard 200, spending 38 weeks in the top 40 and 40 weeks in the top 50, solidifying her torrid run as R&B’s most elite vocalist.

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Georgia Governor Sues Atlanta Mayor

By Eamonn Burke

Amidst a large spike in Covid-19 cases across the United States, the governor of Georgia has sued the mayor of Atlanta, a hotspot for the virus. The lawsuit, filed yesterday, is filed against the mayor for mandating strict health measures, meaning masks. Governor Brian Kemp (R) claims that the mayor’s “disastrous policies threaten the lives and livelihood of our citizens.” Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D), accepted the decision, saying “We’ll see him in court.” She also suggested that the governor had crossed a line with this challenge.

This comes as Georgia’s cases and deaths are rising, reaching numbers that the state has not yet seen since the pandemic began. It is evidence of a growing political polarization surrounding masks and other Covid-related health measures. Governor Kemp claims legal authority to set state-wide measures, while Mayor Bottoms defends her actions as following the course recommended by health experts.

The two also disagree on re-opening measures, as Kemp opened Georgia before any other state, when even President Trump thought it was “too soon.” Mayor Bottoms, however, is pushing for Georgia to return to phase one of re-opening. Kemp dismissed it as a “recommendation”, and extended his own executive order to overrule any local mandates for masks.

“While we all agree that wearing a mask is effective, I’m confident that Georgians don’t need a mandate to do the right thing,” the governor said at a news conference yesterday.

Summer Walker illustrated by Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE.

Summer Walker Life on Earth EP

R&B star Summer Walker (LVRN/Interscope Records) has just announced the release of her new EP, Life on Earth. The emotionally-charged five track project is an exciting treat for fans who have come to anticipate the singer’s impressive vocals and heartfelt lyricism. The EP opens and closes with solo tracks, “Let It Go” and “Deeper,” while the remaining cuts feature appearances by NO1-NOAH and PARTYNEXTDOOR. Summer recently invited fans to an exclusive RSVP-only listening event in advance of the EP’s release. The socially safe UFO Listening Experience, sponsored by Amazon Music, allowed for the songstress’ music to air over a secret radio frequency at a private location in Atlanta. Additionally, Summer Walker is gearing up for a sold out laser tag event for the EP’s official launch. Fans will enjoy a listening session while partaking in a 5 on 5 tournament. Life on Earth was executive produced by Summer Walker.

Life on Earth is Summer’s first release since her 2019 debut album Over It. The critically acclaimed platinum record featured several hits, including the RIAA Gold single, “Come Thru” featuring Usher and the 2x platinum lead single, “Playing Games.” The album launched the First and Last Tour which included a series of sold out shows across London and the US. The Atlanta native has continued to generate buzz over the years while still reeling from the success of her 2x platinum breakout single, “Girls Need Love” from her 2018 mixtape Last Day of Summer. To date, Summer has amassed an impressive 4.9 billion global streams. Her work was acknowledged at the Soul Train Awards where she won her very first award for Best New Artist. Most recently, Summer’s gained attention for her show stopping BET Awards appearance which featured a scintillating performance alongside Usher and two nominations.

Track List

1. Let It Go

2. SWV (with NO1-NOAH)

3. My Affection (with PARTYNEXTDOOR)

4. White Tee (with NO1-NOAH)

5. Deeper

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UnoTheActivist – 8

Atlanta’s UnoTheActivist released his debut album, 8, today.

“This 18-track opus illuminates the scope of his scorching signature sound highlighted by the wild and woozy ‘My Go To’ [feat. Calboy] and many more,” a press release reads, “Amidst a bevy of bangers, it also boasts fan favorites such as ‘Can’t Go’ feat. Ty Dolla $ign, ‘Night Mode’ feat. 2GramCam, and ‘Inches,’ to name a few.”

“This debut album is going to reach [people’s] ears and they’re going to pick up on that frequency. We’re at that time right now where this frequency is needed,” says Uno. “People need their spirits and frequencies uplifted so they could be in better moods. People need a voice, and they need something soothing and something to help them get through all this bullshit. It’s time for me to bring a change to the vibrations in the world.”

Listen to here.

TRACKLISTING:

1. Aye Yai Yai

2. Pure

3. Circle And Squares

4. Ew

5. Das Him

6. Can’t Go [feat. Ty Dolla $ign]

7. Night Mode [feat. 2gramcam]

8. My Type

9. Miss Me

10. Devil On Yo Right Shoulder

11. Mo Money

12. Inches

13. WATTBA

14. Double Back

15. Who Me

16. Tell Me Who Better

17. My Go To [feat. Calboy]

18. Blood Sweat And Tears

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Danger Incorporrated – Working On Danger

Today, the Atlanta genre-blending duo Danger Incorporated release their new EP Working On Danger via Awful Records/RCA Records.

The duo, made up of Boothlord and Louie Duffelbags, was featured as a Pigeons & Planes “Best New Artist Of the Month” for December where they describe, “Danger Incorporated’s dreary, unpredictable, grunge-meets-hip-hop style is perfect for right now, and the guys are ready to take it to a broader audience.” Describing them further, Lyrical Lemonade explains, “the group has developed masterful cohesivity in all facets of their creative output, whether sonically, visually, or aesthetically – all of which orbit around the odd, devious world of what it means to be a ‘Danger Boy.'”

Recently, they released their new track “Frankenstein,” which was produced by Oogiemane of Working on Dying, along with the video which marks their first collaboration with the influential street racing brand PINKFLAMINGOUSA. The duo also released their track and video “Fucking For A Reason” earlier this year. The FADER describes “Fucking For A Reason”: “The song as a whole captures all the mixed thoughts one has in the wake of heartbreak and is the perfect accompaniment for another Friday night in the crib.”

Prior to 2020, Danger Incorporated released their tracks “First To Last” and “Wassup Phonies” in 2019 and their EP Danger Reality in 2018. The release of “Frankenstein” marks the next wave for the Atlanta creatives, unveiling their latest vision with hints of what’s to come.

Buy/Stream to Working On Danger here.

Buy/Stream “Frankenstein” here.

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