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Deante’ Hitchcock – Alone

Grammy-nominated Atlanta rapper Deante’ Hitchcock released “Alone,” his new single out now via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records. The slow cut, driven by the sensuous strum of guitar strings, finds Deante’ weighing the risks of letting his guard down for a potential love interest or whether they are both better off alone.

“We’re so busy trying to be understood we forget how to be understanding,” said Deante’. “Everybody’s trying to figure this thing out, but it’s so hard, man. On one end, it’s like I’m better off alone, so I don’t have to deal with anyone else’s shit, but it’s also like damn, I’m better off alone to not have to deal with my shit either. But I’m trying, ya know.”

The latest in a run of relationship-driven releases set to come from Deante’ this year, “Alone” follows his Valentine’s Day-themed EP Everyday The 14th in February, which received critical acclaim. Featured by XXL, Hypebeast, HipHopDX, Okayplayer, and more as one of the ‘Best New Releases of the Week,’ Lyrical Lemonade praised the project, noting that it “further solidifies Deante’ Hitchcock’s immense skill and versatility as an artist,” while The Source called the EP a “tight, solid listen for returning fans and newcomers alike.” 

Last week, Deante’ also announced the launch of The Mother God Project in partnership with local Atlanta nonprofit Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc. (ACE) Women’s Business Center. Powered by Deante’, The Mother God Project will provide assistance to 100 women within the community in order to successfully launch their own businesses. The selected participants will each have the opportunity to obtain their own LLCs within Atlanta, in addition to receiving one-on-one coaching and training.

About Deante’ Hitchcock

Introspective. Talented. Lyricist. These are just a few words to describe Grammy-nominated Atlanta artist Deante’ Hitchcock. After dropping out of Georgia Southern University, Deante’ decided that rap was his only option and began working harder than ever by releasing mixtapes and videos that created an undeniable buzz. His witty, charismatic social media freestyle videos generated attention, leading him to open for acts such as Lil Uzi Vert and Yo Gotti, and eventually led to a recording deal with Mark Pitts’ ByStorm Entertainment. 

With several impressive EPs under his lyrical belt (Good, So Much for Good Luck, Just A Sample, Just A Sample 2), in 2019, Deante’ secured a highly coveted spot on the Grammy-nominated J. Cole and Dreamville compilation album, Revenge Of The Dreamers III, which is currently RIAA-certified Platinum. He released his debut album BETTER on ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records in 2020, featuring the single “How TF” feat. 6LACK and collaborations with JID, Young Nudy, Miguel, and St. Beauty. Following suit with the deluxe version of BETTER later that year, which featured appearances from Guapdad 4000, Kenny Mason, Ro James, and more, the project solidified Deante’ as a must-watch artist within the next wave of Southern rap, garnering critical acclaim and ‘Best of 2020’ placements across Complex, NPR, XXL, and UPROXX.

Deante Hitchcock via Latoya Brooks for RCA Records for use by 360 Magazine

Deante’ Hitchcock – Everyday the Fourteenth

Grammy-nominated Atlanta rapper Deante’ Hitchcock released his latest EP, Everyday the 14th, out now via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records

An explorative journey of love and the dynamics of relationships, Everyday the 14th ebbs and flows across genres and influences, from the ’70s retro-funk-inspired opening interlude of “You Thought Wrong” to the seductive, late-night production of “Neck Up”and the melodic R&B stylings of “Eyes On Me” and “Don’t Say.” Championing the next round of rising artists by tapping up-and-comers such as singer-songwriter Bairi and rappers Chris Patrick and Dende for features, Everyday the 14th is centered by Deante’s signature Southern rap sound and quick-witted lyricism, culminating in a multi-faceted body of work that examines love in its many forms. 

“This EP is about not taking relationships, situationships, or whatever you’re in at the moment too seriously,” says Deante’ of the project. “Those times are fun, man, let it be that. It’s not always love, but sometimes it is. Only way to find out is to find out, right? This year a lot of my music is gonna be about finding out.”

Everday the 14th Tracklist

1. “You Thought Wrong”

2. “Neck Up” (feat. Bairi & Dende)

3. “Eyes On Me” (feat. DaVionne & JaelSpeaks)

4. “Don’t Say” (feat. Chris Patrick & ELHAE)

About Deante’ Hitchcock

Introspective. Talented. Lyricist. These are just a few words to describe Grammy-nominated Atlanta artist Deante’ Hitchcock. After dropping out of Georgia Southern University, Deante’ decided that rap was his only option and began working harder than ever by releasing mixtapes and videos that created an undeniable buzz. His witty, charismatic social media freestyle videos generated attention, leading him to open for acts such as Lil Uzi Vert and Yo Gotti, and eventually led to a recording deal with Mark Pitts’ ByStorm Entertainment. With several impressive EPs under his lyrical belt (Good, So Much for Good Luck, Just A Sample, Just A Sample 2), in 2019, Deante’ secured a highly coveted spot on the Grammy-nominated J. Cole and Dreamville compilation album, Revenge Of The Dreamers III, which is currently RIAA-certified Platinum. He released his debut album BETTER on ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records in 2020, featuring the single “How TF” feat. 6LACK and collaborations with JID, Young Nudy, Miguel, and St. Beauty. Following suit with the deluxe version of BETTER later that year, which featured appearances from Guapdad 4000, Kenny Mason, Ro James, and more, the project solidified Deante’ as a must-watch artist within the next wave of Southern rap, garnering critical acclaim and ‘Best of 2020’ placements across Complex, NPR, XXL, and UPROXX.

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Deante’ Hitchcock – Neck Up

Grammy-nominated Atlanta rapper Deante’ Hitchcock celebrated Valentine’s Day with the release of “Neck Up,” the first single off his forthcoming EP, Everyday the 14th, out February 17 via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records. Pre-save the EP HERE.

A blend of smooth, R&B-driven production juxtaposed against Deante’s slick, fast-paced lyrical flow and Southern drawl, “Neck Up” is a seductive recounting of late-night encounters and lustful longings. Featuring additional vocals from rising singer-songwriter Bairi and rapper Dende, “Neck Up” shifts perspectives throughout the track, exploring the wants and desires across both sides of the relationship.

Says Deante’ of the track, “there’s something about selfless acts that can put a smile on someone’s face, bring peace to a stressful day, and add color to a dreary world.”

About Deante’ Hitchcock

Introspective. Talented. Lyricist. These are just a few words to describe Grammy-nominated Atlanta artist Deante’ Hitchcock. After dropping out of Georgia Southern University, Deante’ decided that rap was his only option and began working harder than ever by releasing mixtapes and videos that created an undeniable buzz. His witty, charismatic social media freestyle videos generated attention, leading him to open for acts such as Lil Uzi Vert and Yo Gotti, and eventually led to a recording deal with Mark Pitts’ ByStorm Entertainment. 

With several impressive EPs under his lyrical belt (Good, So Much for Good Luck, Just A Sample, Just A Sample 2), in 2019, Deante’ secured a highly coveted spot on the Grammy-nominated J. Cole and Dreamville compilation album, Revenge Of The Dreamers III, which is currently RIAA-certified Platinum. He released his debut album BETTER on ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records in 2020, featuring the single “How TF” feat. 6LACK and collaborations with JID, Young Nudy, Miguel, and St. Beauty. Following suit with the deluxe version of BETTER later that year, which featured appearances from Guapdad 4000, Kenny Mason, Ro James, and more, the project solidified Deante’ as a must-watch artist within the next wave of Southern rap, garnering critical acclaim and ‘Best of 2020’ placements across Complex, NPR, XXL, and UPROXX

New Release from KHALID

 20-year-old El Paso-native singer/songwriter Khalid is back with new track ‘Better’. Last month the Mayor and Council of the city of El Paso honored the multi-platinum global superstar with a “Key To The City” marking September 13th, 2018 “Khalid Day.” While in his hometown, Khalid performed two sold-out arena shows and dropped the new track ‘Better’ dedicated to his fans and the city of El Paso.

‘Better’ is already certified Gold and currently #6 on Spotify, #8 on Apple Music and #9 on the ARIA Singles Chart.

Khalid has performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, and SXSW 2017 where he won MTV’s Woodie To Watch Award.

Last year, Khalid announced his second North American headlining tour called “The American Teen Tour”. Forever 21 also announced the launch of their Global Campaign featuring Khalid. became the face of Forever 21’s Summer Digital Campaign, #F21xMusic, and Men’s Line. Additionally, Khalid won the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist; an award previously won by Justin Bieber, Fifth Harmony, Fetty Wap and more!

With major co-signs from Elton John to Kendrick Lamar, Khalid continues his industry take-over featuring on Calvin Harris’ latest single Rollin’ alongside Future. Khalid also features on Logic’s album which just debuted #1 in the US last year

 Khalid was also nominated for FIVE Grammy Awards, including ‘Best New Artist’. He also took out 4th place in the BBC Sound of 2018 poll.

Khalid embarked on his debut Aus/NZ American Teen tour last November, playing sold out shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland.

His debut single ‘Location’ is certified 3x Platinum, and previous singles ‘Young Dumb & Broke’ and ‘Silence’ are both certified 6x Platinum in Australia. His past single ‘Saved’ is certified Platinum. ‘Love Lies’ with Normani is certified 3x Platinum and ‘OTW’ with 6LACK & Ty Dolla $ign is 2x Platinum.

SG LEWIS AND CLAIRO RELEASE ’BETTER’

Songwriter, producer and musician SG Lewis today shares the video for his collaborative new single ‘Better’ with rising US star Clairo. The result of a chance writing session in LA, the track instantly became a viral hit last month and was labelled “addictive” by Pigeons and Planes” with Hypebeast calling it “the perfect summer jam”. The innate chemistry the duo shared in the studio has now naturally translated into the fun, care-free video for ‘Better’. Shot in Chicago and produced by Weird Life Films (Ravyn Lenae, Soccer Mommy), ‘Better’ features both artists as they drive around the city in full-length tracksuits in a loving homage to classic Hype William’s directed videos of the later nineties, early noughties. Speaking on the track, SG says “I played Clairo the instrumental and she jumped on it straight away! The process was so natural, I kept the beat unquantized from the jam as I felt like it gave the record an old disco feel”. The single is the perfect marriage of SG’s signature warm, sunny house production and Clairo’s dreamy vocal delivery. Clairo reflects, “Sam is one of the most talented producers I know. We met the same day that we made this song, and just clicked instantly. “Better” is one of the first real steps I’ve made into ‘pop music’ and this collab feels like a match made in heaven!” ‘Better’ is the latest in a long run of exceptional collabs for SG, with his upcoming album featuring J Warner, Kartell and a host of others yet to be announced. After an incredible run of dates across Europe, America, Australia and Asia so far this year, SG also recently announced a landmark headline show at London’s iconic superclub Printworks on December 7th. In addition he will return to the US for a full tour starting in September making stops at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere on September 28th & 29th and LA’s The Fonda Theater on October 19th. This year, SG Lewis began releasing music from his ambitious three-part album ‘Dusk, Dark, Dawn’. Currently in phase one – ‘Dusk’ – SG imagines the trajectory of one night out in club music and is a loving tribute to club and youth culture. Referencing a wide breadth of styles and genres, ‘Dusk’ uses disco, west coast hip-hop and 80s electro to set the scene. Soon to move into Phase 2 – ‘Dark’ – he’ll use heavier styles like techno and rap to move the crowd into the night before heading off on his worldwide tour. US pop prodigy Clairo is on an undeniable ascent, with collaborators including Rejjie Snow and Danny L Harle and her ‘diary 001’ EP receiving major accolades across the world.SG LEWIS TOUR DATESAugust 8                  Budapest, Hungary                 Sziget FestivalAugust 12                Pristina, Kosovo                      Sunny Hill FestivalAugust 24                Zurich, Switzerland                 Zurich OpenairAugust 25                Paris, France                          Rock en SeineSeptember 25         Washington, DC                      Union StageSeptember 26          Philadelphia, PA                     The Foundry at the FillmoreSeptember 28          Brooklyn, NY                           Elsewhere (SOLD OUT)September 29          Brooklyn, NY                           ElsewhereSeptember 30          Cambridge, MA                       The SinclairOctober 2                 Toronto, ON                            Mod ClubOctober 3                 Montreal, QC                          Fairmount TheatreOctober 5                 Detroit, MI                               El ClubOctober 6                 Chicago, IL                              Lincoln HallOctober 7                 Minneapolis, MN                     7th Street EntryOctober 10               Austin, TX                               Come and Take it LiveOctober 11               Houston, TX                            Bronze PeacockOctober 12               Dallas, TX                               HOB – Cambridge RoomOctober 14               Denver, CO                             Larimer LoungeOctober 16               Las Vegas, NV                        Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – VinylOctober 17               Santa Barbara, CA                  SOhO – Restaurant & Music ClubOctober 19               Los Angeles, CA                     The Fonda TheatreOctober 20               Santa Ana, CA                        The ObservatoryOctober 21               San Francisco, CA                  The Regency TheaterOctober 23               Portland, OR                           HoloceneOctober 24               Seattle, WA                             The CrocodileOctober 26               Vancouver, BC                        Fortune Sound ClubDecember 7              London, UK                            Printworks

Lil Yachty × Stefflon Don × Yachty’s Pizzeria

LIL YACHTY UNVEILS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BETTER (FEAT. STEFFLON DON)” TODAY

Announces “Yachty’s Pizzeria” in Los Angeles for a Limited Time Only

Today, GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum artist, fashion disruptor, and “King of the Youth” Lil Yachty shares the music video for his Teenage Emotions track “Better (feat. Stefflon Don),” Directed by Pensacola, the video finds Yachty making the best of a bad situation after finding himself stranded on an island. Watch HERE.

 

Also featured is new Quality Control signing Stefflon Don, who has been making waves overseas with her seamless ability to flip between gritty, grime-based bars and Jamaican patois-tinged vocals. Her recent single, “Hurtin’ Me (feat. French Montana)” has reached almost 4 million views in just two weeks.
 


Up next, Yachty shares a slice with Los Angeles as he brings “Yachty’s Pizzeria” to L.A.’s Delicious Pizza (6601 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028) tomorrow, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th from 12-7pm. Customers and fans alike can visit the location to purchase exclusive merchandise. All customers will receive their pizza in a limited time only Yachty’s Pizzeria x Delicious Pizza box. The pizza menu will include a limited edition slice, The Lil Yachty, which will be available through the weekend – delivery is available! Call 1 (833) LIL-BOAT for more information.

 
 

Following tomorrow’s Yachty Pizzeria event, Lil Yachty will take the stage at L.A.’s Novo Theatre for his “Teenage Tour” with support from labelmate Reo Cragun. See below for all remaining dates.

 

9/15 Los Angeles, CA The Novo

9/18 San Diego, CA The Observatory

9/19 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

9/21 San Francisco, CA The Warfield

9/23 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre

9/24 Vancouver, BC P.N.E. Forum

10/20 Atlanta, GA The Fox Theatre