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City Girls – Back to Work

Today City Girls release the fourth episode of a 5-part docuseries, CITY GIRLS THE SERIES. Watch today’s episode, BACK TO WORK, HERE. Produced by Quality Films, episodes feature honest footage captured throughout JT and Yung Miami’s turbulent lives and careers and will air in weekly installments. 

The road to City Girls’ second LP, City on Lock, came with struggles and the girls’ strength and support to overcome those struggles. Yung Miami shows you can be a woman and do anything, Period!

Being a City Girl or City Boy means to never fold, be it prison or pregnancy, losses or leaks. And with the triumphant reunion and release of City On Lock, the City Girls quickly trended on twitter, went to #1 on the Apple Music album chart, and are now #1 most added at the Rhythm Radio station format.

City on Lock speaks to individuals to do what they need to do to keep themselves moving and thriving in an unstable environment. The City Girls relay a consistent theme of Girl-Power, independence, and trying to have fun when the world feels like it can be working against you. Best friends since middle school, JT and Miami have made their way to the top with an in-your-face unapologetic swagger, demanding respect with a self-empowering message. As Billboard noted in their cover story, the ride-or-die sisterhood between the two is inspirational and exemplary in the way the City Girls wish to empower everyone.

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City Girls – Pussy Talk 

City Girls releases “Pussy Talk” (featuring Doja Cat). WATCH AND LISTEN to the Southside-produced track and Daps-directed video HERE. Last week the City Girls released the first of a 5-part docuseries, YUNG MIAMI’S SECRET. Watch HERE. Produced by Quality Films, episodes feature honest footage captured throughout JT and Yung Miami’s turbulent lives and careers and will air in weekly installments on Thursdays at 3pm EST. 

The road to City Girls’ second LP, City on Lock, came with struggles and the girls’ strength and support to overcome those struggles — and being a City Girl means to never fold. And with the triumphant reunion and release of City On Lock, the City Girls quickly trended on twitter, went to #1 on the Apple Music album chart, and are now #1 most added at the Rhythm Radio station format. “We Love Yal SOOOO MUCH! Yal really have made this the best experience regardless of the circumstances. It’s summer and the CITY ON LOCK. #Period #CityOnLock” they wrote on their Instagram. 

City on Lock speaks to individuals doing what they need to do to keep themselves moving and thriving in an unstable environment. The City Girls relay a consistent theme of Girl-Power, independence, and trying to have fun when the world feels like it can be working against you. Best friends since middle school, JT and Miami have made their way to the top with an in-your-face unapologetic swagger, demanding respect with a self-empowering message. As Billboard noted in their cover story, the ride-or-die sisterhood between the two is inspirational and exemplary in the way the City Girls wish to empower everyone. 

Follow City Girls: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

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CITY GIRLS × BILLBOARD

City Girls have done things few female hip-hop duos or groups have managed, and as their momentum continues to rise Billboard magazine chose to recognize them as the face of what’s to break in 2020 as they continue their trail-blazing winning streak and reach new heights.

The duo, comprised of JT and Yung Miami, has become one of the most successful female hip-hop duos in the history of the Billboard charts. Racking up more than 1.3 BILLION streams, a pair of certified-Platinum Top 40 hits, becoming the #6 most played artist on urban radio (with singles “Twerk” and “Act Up” reaching #1 at Urban Radio), and raves from critics world-wide. City Girls will continue to dominate in 2020. They recently released “You Tried It” off their highly anticipated album which is coming soon.  

Ratchet, brilliant, and sometimes both at the same time and sometimes neither at all, these women are showing up and doing the work, wrote The New Yorker. The ascent of the City Girls is one of the most unlikely success stories of the past years, with JT sitting in federal prison in Tallahassee, Fl, turning herself in for fraud in July 2018, the same day Drake’s massive #1 smash “In My Feelings featuring the City Girls was released. Yung Miami held down the group: touring, performing festivals, the BET Awards mainstage and MTV Spring Break, Alexander Wang’s fashion week party, doing interviews and accepting awards as City Girls – and always with a shout-out to her best friend with a heartfelt “Free JT!”

These City Girls would not be derailed nor defeated. With the brash, raw, uncensored swagger rooted in the queens who came before them, the duo released music and videos they had banked knowing JT was turning herself in and kept rising and rising up the charts. The accolades and nominations piled up: 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations for “Best Hip Hop Video” + Single Of The Year”; 2019 BET Awards Nominations for “Best Group” + “Best New Artist”; BET Social Awards Nomination and Won “Issa Wave” Award; Nominated for Billboard Awards’ Best New Artist.

In September Yung Miami happily announced her pregnancy, showing the world what a working woman was capable of. In October, JT was freed, and the internet exploded, with City Girls holding eight of the top 25 trending topics on twitter – not just trending but trending under eight different topics! (#2 JT FREE; #6 JT HOME; #11 JT IS FREE; #15 JT IS HOME; #16 Caresha; #19 Yung Miami; #20 JT OUT; #23 SO JT). Never ones to rest, City Girls returned that same day with the hard-hitting “JT First Day Out;” The City Girls’ rapper takes aim at her opposition and makes sure they know City Girls are here to dominate hip-hop with the legal mess finally behind her. “Left prison with a pimple, not a scratch,” she raps. 

JT and Yung Miami are uncensored and unapologetic sharing a commitment to their hood roots and a bold insistence that the culture they come from shouldn’t stop them from getting a piece of the cash pie. One of the most provocative female hip-hop duos in years, JT and Yung Miami are trailblazers of the next generation of female who speak out as raw and confident — and with as much swagger as the boys and working twice as hard to be recognized.

Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “P” Thomas of the renowned Quality Control Music label discovered the girls and took their first song “Fu*k Dat N****” from a regional hit to a national smash when it appeared on the seminal Quality Control Presents: Control The Streets Vol 1 compilation.

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CITY GIRLS

The wait is over! Today Yung Miami and JT – together known as City Girls – release their first single together since JT was freed from prison: “You Tried It.” Listen HERE. The internet exploded when JT got out on October 8, 2019, with City Girls holding eight of the top 25 trending topics on twitter – not just trending but trending under eight different topics! (#2 JT FREE; #6 JT HOME; #11 JT IS FREE; #15 JT IS HOME; #16 Caresha; #19 Yung Miami; #20 JT OUT; #23 SO JT). 

Even with JT incarcerated, the girls have racked up 1.2 BILLION streams within two years, with City Girls’ hit records “Act Up” and “Twerk (feat Cardi B)” both RIAA Certified platinum. Separated after JT turned herself in for credit card fraud charges in July, 2018, the same day Drake’s “In My Feelings (featuring City Girls)” was released, Yung Miami has been holding it down: touring, performing, recording videos and features as City Girls. But last month JT was not only released, but Yung Miami pushed out her bundle of joy, Summer. Both got new chains: JT a ‘City Girls’ chain from Miami; Yung Miami a small fries chain celebrating her new small fry – and favorite food – from McDonalds  “YOU B**CHES IN TROUBLE!! MY B**CH [IS] HOME!” Yung Miami tweeted, announcing JT’s freedom. And on her first day out, City Girls released the record “First Day Out,” with JT citing “Stop with all the rumors, and tell your nigga I’m home / And it’s on / Period.” JT and Young Miami are uncensored, unapologetic, sharing a commitment to their hood roots and a bold insistence that the culture they come from shouldn’t stop them from getting a piece of the cash pie. One of the most provocative female hip-hop duos in years, JT and Yung Miami are trailblazers of the next generation of female who speak out as raw and confident — and with as much swagger as the boys.

City Girls Continue As No. 1 Emerging Artists

City Girls continue to ride the streak as Billboard’s No. 1 Emerging Artists for 24 weeks in a row powered by the Miami-based hip-hop duo’s single “Act Up“.

Watch the broadcast premiere on BET Jams and BET Hip Hop.

JMBLYA Festival

ScoreMore Shows is proud to announce the full music lineup for the seventh annual JMBLYA, which will return to Dallas and Austin May 3 and 4, respectively. GA and VIP ticket packages will go on sale this Friday, March 1, at noon CT at www.jmblya.com.

The two-city, two-day fest is set to officially kick off in Dallas on Friday, May 3 with a return to the historic Fair Park near downtown Dallas followed by a stop in Austin on Saturday, May 4 at the award-winning, multi-purpose entertainment facility Circuit of The Americas (COTA). Last year, both locations hosted JMBLYA’s largest crowds to date with 60,000+ total attendees across two days. Parking will once again be complimentary to all attendees at COTA.

In the tradition of years past, JMBLYA will offer festival-goers a stacked lineup filled to the brim with a highly curated selection of today’s hottest and most sought-after hip-hop performers. Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum rapper/producer and Texas-native Travis Scott will headline the 2019 festival. Scott is arguably one of the the most popular and influential artists of the past year with recent accolades including a performance at the 2019 Super Bowl Halftime Show and the August release of his third studio album Astroworld, which has since been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and which featured Scott’s first number one song on the US Billboard Hot 100, “Sicko Mode.”

Other notable performers on the lineup include three generations of outstanding emcees from Louisiana, including Grammy Award-winning and oft-labeled “Best Rapper Alive” Lil Wayne, who continues to perform in support of his recently released, long-awaited twelfth studio album, Tha Carter V; hustler-turned-rapper Kevin Gates, who continues to churn out new music following 2018’s Chained to the City and Luca Brasi 3 mixtapes; and one of today’s most exciting up-and-comers, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, who continues to perform in support of his debut studio album, Until Death Call My Name, released last spring.

Also set to grace the main stages at JMBLYA 2019 are rappers Gunna and Sheck Wes, both of whom are touring with Travis Scott as part of his nationwide “Astroworld—Wish You Were Here” tour; viral sensation-turned-emcee Bhad Bhabie, who is currently the youngest female rapper ever to appear on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and who continues to tease new music from her yet-to-be-named debut album; and Los Angeles hot act Blueface, whose most recent single, “Thotiana,” continues to gain popularity while making waves on radio stations across the country.

Additional performers include female hip-hop duo City Girls, who are currently signed to Quality Control, the music label home to other rap megastars like Migos, Cardi B, and Lil Yachty; Houston’s own Maxo Kream, who just released his long-awaited debut album, Punken, this past January; and rising Filipino-American artist P-Lo, who might be most known for founding the hip hop record production collective HBK Gang and who released his sophomore studio album, PRIME, this past July. Two aspiring Texas-based emcees, WhooKilledKenny from Austin and 10k.caash from Dallas, help to round out the 2019 lineup.

JMBLYA 2019 – FULL MUSIC LINEUP:

Travis Scott

Lil Wayne

Kevin Gates

Gunna

Sheck Wes

YoungBoy Never Broke Again

Bhad Bhabie

Blueface

City Girls

Maxo Kream

P-Lo

WhooKilledKenny

10k.caash

GA tickets for each stop on the traveling Texas tour will be available for sale starting at just $59 beginning at noon CT on Friday, March 1 at www.jmblya.com. Similar to previous years, JMBLYA will also offer several types of VIP packages for those looking to elevate their on-site experience.

The VIP options this year include Pinky Ring VIP ($179), which will provide a variety of amenities, including a premium viewing area at both stages, access to a private lounge with dedicated bar, and various VIP-only food trucks, expedited festival entry through a VIP-only entrance, dedicated merch tent, and private air-conditioned trailer bathrooms.  Other VIP perks offered include complimentary massages, barbers and a beauty bar, as well as IV Vitamin Treatments from Drip Drive, free cell phone charging stations and perks like lawn games, access to lockers, and more.

Gator Boots VIP ($249) features all of the previously listed Pinky Ring amenities, plus exclusive JMBLYA merch, including a clear backpack, hoodie, hat, and commemorative laminate which are not available to GA attendees. Festival attendees who opt to purchase Fur Coat VIP ($499) will have access to all previously listed on-site comforts, as well as premium elevated viewing cabanas, an ultra-exclusive air-conditioned VIP hideaway lounge featuring live streams of all main stage performances, and all-day happy hour drink pricing (for guests 21+).

This year, JMBLYA is also offering its most luxurious VIP ticket option to date with the debut of the Drop Top VIP package for $2500.  This package includes four festival passes, complimentary golf cart rides from stage to stage, a personal professional photographer assigned to the ticket-buyer and their three guests throughout the event; a very special and private porta-potty with a bathroom attendant; a custom shout-out from JMBLYA’s social media channels, a Drop Top-only trailer filled with free snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments, and two food vendor tickets valid for use at any food vendors on the festival grounds. Those interested in any of the VIP packages, especially Drop Top VIP, are encouraged to act fast and purchase soon as each option is limited in quantity.

Each leg of the 2019 festival will again support a local charitable partner. On Day 1 in Dallas, JMBLYA will benefit Music Forward, a highly-regarded nonprofit organization which transforms young lives, inspires careers, and champions a more inclusive music industry. Music Forward has impacted over 1M lives and invested $25M towards providing transformational music opportunities to youth from under-represented communities during the last 25+ years. In Austin for Day 2, the festival will donate a portion of proceeds to Grounded in Music, an Austin-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which works with underprivileged children in grades 4 and up to provide music instruction that would be otherwise absent from their school’s curriculum and to connect children with nationally-recognized musicians, opportunities, and scholarships.

JMBLYA would also like to thank returning sponsors Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Red Bull who are helping to make the 2019 festival possible.

Be on the lookout as more JMBLYA news, including the full performance schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.

Lil Baby Announces the New Generation Tour

SUPPORT FROM CITY GIRLS, BLUEFACE, JORDAN HOLLYWOOD, MARLO, RYLO RODRIGUEZ & 42DUGG

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Atlanta’s fastest rising star Lil Baby has announced his headlining “The New Generation Tour” in support of his latest mixtape Street Gossip, out now on Quality Control Music/Motown Records/Capitol Records/Wolfpack Global. Listen HERE.

The tour kicks off on March 18th and will travel across America with stops at Terminal 5 in New York, The Riviera in Chicago, The Warfield in San Francisco, The Coca Cola Roxy in Baby’s hometown Atlanta and many more, with support from Quality Control label-mates City Girls, Jordan Hollywood and Marlo, LA rapper Blueface, Rylo Rodriguez, and 42Dugg. Tickets are on sale HERE starting this Friday, February 1st.

2018 Rookie-of-the-Year Lil Baby has had an all-star rise. In just a year and a half he has exploded onto the scene with his six solo projects including his highest-charting mixtape, Street Gossip, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and the critically-acclaimed debut album Harder Than Ever, which debuted at #3 and featured the RIAA Certified Platinum smash hit “Yes Indeed” featuring Drake. This year he also collaborated with fellow Atlanta native Gunna on their stellar joint mixtape “Drip Harder” which also debuted at #3 and boasted the 3-time RIAA Certified Platinum single “Drip Too Hard” which held #1 at Urban Radio for three weeks in a row. Just last night he took the stage with Yo Gotti to perform their new song “Put a Date On It” live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, his second TV performance in the past half a year.

During his rapid rise in music, Lil Baby has racked up more than a BILLION streams across all platforms and recapped his compelling story on film in his ‘Preacherman’ documentary. He also joined Drake as a special guest on the ‘Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour’ and made his debut TV performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!performing “Yes Indeed.” After performing and being nominated for Best New Hip Hop Artist at last year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards, signing a deal with Reebok, and multiple chart-dominating projects and singles, there is no question that Lil Baby is one of the leaders of this generation in hip-hop.

LISTEN TO STREET GOSSIP HERE.

THE NEW GENERATION TOUR DATES:

March 13th – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center

March 14th – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom

March 18th – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

March 19th – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield

March 22nd – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

March 23rd – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair

March 25th – Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium

March 27th – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion

March 28th – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theater

March 29th – Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live

March 30th – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave

April 1st – Chicago, IL – Riviera

April 2nd – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live

April 3rd – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore

April 4th – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room

April 5th – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

April 8th – New York, NY – Terminal 5

April 9th – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater

April 10th – Boston, MA – House of Blues

April 13th – Providence, RI – The Strand

April 14th – Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theater

April 17th – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz

April 18th – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues

April 19th – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore

April 20th – Atlanta, GA – The Coca Cola Roxy

“Lil Baby is the rookie of the year” (2018) – THE FADER

“Lil Baby Is Destined for Rap Greatness” -NOISEY

“the young Atlanta rappers Gunna and Lil Baby have become one of the most talked about combos in hip-hop.”- ROLLING STONE

“A force in hip-hop as just a neophyte” – BILLBOARD

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City Girls Video Twerk feat. Cardi B

Today Yung Miami and JT — together known as City Girls — release the highly-anticipated video for Twerk (feat. Cardi B). In it, City Girls own the dance for themselves, rallying their troupe of women to get cheeks flying and take control of their own sexuality. And hell if it doesn’t look like a good time.

WATCH HERE

The Broadcast Premier will be on BET Jams and will air every hour on the network. City Girls’ Yung Miami — painted as a zebra — and featured artist Cardi B — painted as a tiger — lead a group of agile ladies on yacht, on a beach, on a pole, even on a muscle car without a man in sight. Ladies are twerkin’ it for themselves, showcasing insanely amazing athleticism, and looking bodaciously fly while doing it. And they can slap their own ass thank you.

With over 215 million overall streams and 39.3 million from Twerk (ft. Cardi B), the world sure seemed ready to listen and dance. Twerk was an immediate track stand-out for fans on City Girls new album, Girl Code (Quality Control Music/Motown/Capitol Records), so the Girls decided to send a challenge to the world. The Goal: To find the world’s greatest twerker. The winner would not only get flewed into Miami on “Flewed Out” airlines and $50k in hard cash, but would be — and now is — featured in their video taking back the twerk.

Refreshingly, JT and Yung Miami bluntly set their own terms on what can be a taboo subject for women. Most recently City Girls’ genuineness caught the ear of Drake, who recruited them for his 10-week chart topping song In My Feelings. And when City Girls rap to a lovelorn Drake, “I’ll show you how to network. F*ck that Netflix and chill; what’s your net worth?” they make it clear they are looking for any broke boys.

JT and Young Miami are uncensored, unapologetic, sharing a commitment to their hood roots and a bold insistence that the culture they come from should stop them from getting a piece of the cash pie. One of the most provocative female hip-hop duo in years, the Miami duo of JT and Yung Miami are the next generation of female speak out as raw and confident — and with as much swagger as the boys.

As Refinery29 states: “This emerging group taps into the same enterprising spirit applauded in male rappers when they wax poetic about selling drugs or pimping to escape bleak financial circumstance. This female version is just as inspiring. The male gaze only succeeds in objectifying women when the sole outcome considered is male gratification. City Girls set the terms of engagement for a payday they’ve orchestrated.”

With JT currently serving her sentence for credit card fraud, City Girls worked hard and banked a lot of material before she went in. As Yung Miami states: “It is a minor setback for a major comeback.”

Coach K and Pierre “Pee” Thomas of the renowned Quality Control Music label discovered the girls and took their first song “Fu*k Dat N****” from a regional hit to a national smash when it appeared on the seminal Quality Control Presents: Control The Streets Vol 1 compilation. Recently Quality Control Music released City Girls’ heart-wrenching documentary Point Blank Period. The documentary follows the City Girls as they break into a predominantly male-dominated industry with the release of Period. It features their reactions to hearing Drake shout them out on his record to JT working in the studio until her jail sentence starts.

Exclusive interviews are included with Yung Miami and JT, as well as industry trailblazers Trina, Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “Pee” Thomas, exposing the complicated road to breaking female artists in the changing music landscape.

LISTEN TO GIRL CODE HERE