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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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MULATTO – REMIX

21 year-old rising Atlanta rapper Mulatto releases her explosive, female-empowered “Bitch From Da Souf (Remix)” video featuring Saweetie and Trina via RCA Records. The video premiered on Complex, BET JAMS and BET Hip Hop.
 
Shot in Los Angeles and Atlanta, the Sara Lacombe-directed video (Cardi B, City Girls, Lil Baby) has Mulatto teaming up with LA’s Saweetie and Miami’s Trina, showing what it takes to be “that bitch” from any region. From Frisco’s Carhop Diner in LA, to a strip club in ATL, the three rappers flex their witty lyrics with a delivery and presence that is unmatched.
 
Watch Mulatto’s “Bitch From Da Souf” Remix video HERE
 
Last night, Mulatto announced her signing with RCA Records via her socials. Regarding signing with RCA, Mulatto comments, “The buzz that ‘Bitch From Da Souf’ created put so many offers on the table for me all at once. I was in New York and LA having meetings back to back. RCA stood out off rip. The meeting didn’t feel like a meeting at all. Everybody from the interns to the CEO [Peter Edge] himself were there to meet me when I got there. We popped bottles, played new music, and really just talked shit on a Friday night way after the office was already closed. Signing was especially a big deal for me being that I came from a TV show where I publicly turned down a record deal. For 5 years I worked independently waiting for the right opportunity to present itself. I knew in my heart that it was time and felt 100% confident in choosing RCA.”
 
RCA Records Chairman & CEO, Peter Edge states, “We’re excited to have Mulatto join the RCA family. She is a bright, talented young star who has already made incredible strides in her career. She is rapidly becoming a frontrunner amongst her peers and we’re looking forward to being a part of that process.”
 
Press outlets such as Complex and Okayplayer named her an “Artist to Watch in 2020.” Complex states, “Mulatto’s musical ability is top notch, but the way she carries herself is almost as important. She exudes confidence.” Describing her style/delivery, the outlet explains, “She takes the tropes of Southern bounce and infuses them with Atlanta strip club swag, landing somewhere between City Girls and Rico Nasty.”

*Photo Credit: Raphael The Cam Killa Simien

pineappleCITI – Recognize

pineappleCITI returns today with the release of the video for her R&B centric and enticingly rhythmic single, Recognize.” The video opens with victory and celebration but mysteriously takes a turn with flashback visuals that display the artist at her lowest, just moments after her car crash. Rather than letting that get her down, pineappleCITI gets to work on her craft. She puts it all in the music in a cathartic and uplifting way. pineappleCITI is set to release her next single, “Believe” on April 10 via Red Bull Records

The New Jersey rapper received major props in 2017 for her single “Rose Colored” – which appeared on her self-titled debut album of old-school-meets-new-generation rap finesse. Fast forward three years and a recovered pineappleCITI is making up for lost time. In the past year, she’s written for Kelly RowlandJuicy J and Kehlani, released her second album, neonBLUE, and is newly signed to Red Bull Records. Now she’s set to take over 2020, with new music and a feature for NBA 2K ahead. 

About pineappleCITI
For pineappleCITI, rhymes and raps spring right from the heart as she approaches each song, project, album, and show with an equal reverence for nineties East Coast storytelling and old-school Motown catharsis. Endorsed early on by The FADERPAPER MagComplex and Billboard and streamed over 2 million times as of 2019, the New Jersey-born MC provides a simultaneously unique and universal perspective to her music. 

*Photo credit: Thomas Falcone

Leven Kali x “12345 (Get Real)”

LEVEN KALI RELEASES DREAMY NEW SINGLE “12345 (GET REAL)” TODAY

“With a powerful delivery and some stunning melodies, Leven Kali continues to impress” – COMPLEX

Holland-born, Los Angeles-native singer-songwriter Leven Kali has released his fresh, funky new single ”12345 (Get Real)”’ – the second song to come from his upcoming project, High Tide due out this Spring on Interscope Records. Produced and written by Leven Kali, Sol Was, Walter (Trey) Thompson, with additional production from Daniel Memmi and Danny Mckinnon on guitar, the track showcases Leven’s ability to display modern romance as a colorful, funk-inspired, dreamy entity. A dynamic fusion of 70s funk elements and rich textures, Leven continues to breathe a fresh take and spirit into the pop-R&B genre.

CHECK OUT ‘12345 (GET REAL)’ BY LEVEN KALI HERE:

“Sometimes the heaviest feelings force us to create something that balances the energy. This one is for the good times, a toast to letting go n feeling alive” – Leven Kali (on writing and producing “12345 (Get Real)”).

“12345 (Get Real)” arrives on the heels of “Homegirl”, his single with Smino and Topaz Jones which was referred to by THE FADER as romantic, late-night music. Kali’s last project, ‘Leven Kali: Low Tide’ featured Leven’s coveted single “Do U Wrong” featuring Syd (The Internet) which amassed over 38 million global streams, and received critical acclaim from Pitchfork, The New York Times, Billboard, I-D and more.

About Leven Kali:
Songwriter/singer/producer Leven Kali was born in Holland to a musical family and raised in Santa Monica, California. Just out of his teens, the artist began making a name for himself with some high-profile collaborations, including features on tracks by Drake and Playboi Carti in 2017. He followed these shortly with solo tracks, including the futuristic R&B single “Yours” in June of 2017 and “Do You Wrong” in early 2018, which featured former Odd Future affiliate Syd.

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Ama Lou Debut Album

Today, fast-rising British singer/songwriter/producer Ama Lou makes her major-label debut with a new EP titled Ama, who? Released via Interscope Records, the five-track project showcases the thought-provoking sounds and visuals that have earned her praise from the likes of Drake, in addition to drawing acclaim from such outlets as VOGUE, Complex, The FADER, and Paper. Produced by Ama, along with Che Pope, Frank Dukes, Murda Beatz, Hi-Tek, and Foster, Ama, who? is a collection of songs that sees Ama reflecting on what she’s accomplished so far, and asserting the direction in which she’s headed. It’s another step forward in her artistic world and confirmation of who Ama is as an artist. 

The follow-up to Ama Lou’s critically lauded 2018 debut EP DDD, Ama, who? features her recent single “NORTHSIDE” — a stripped-back and bouncy track that’s amassed over a million streams on Spotify and, close to 2 million views on YouTube. Directed by Ama and shot by her sister and creative visual partner Mahalia John, the video for “NORTHSIDE” features cameos from A$AP Nast, Taco from Odd Future, Fai Khadra, and more of Ama’s west coast friends. Watch the video HERE.

Track list for Ama, who?:
1. Far Out
2. NORTHSIDE
3. We tried, we tried
4. This Town
5. Better 

Originally from North London, Ama Lou is a classically trained musician who got her start playing guitar at the age of 10, began writing her own songs at 11, and took up piano at 14. Now 21, she introduced the world to her dynamic songwriting with two back-to-back, politically charged singles: “Tbc” (an October 2016 release penned in response to the killing of Eric Garner by New York police) and “Not Always” (a layered meditation on gender, released in December 2016). With its sound described by The Guardian as “husky soul, feathery trap and skittering, downcast R&B,” “Tbc” soon caught the attention of Drake, who later named Ama Lou among the artists who inspired the making of his 2018 album Scorpion. 

Arriving in early 2018, DDD was hailed as “brimming with her signature minimalism” by Billboard, who also noted that the EP “blends colorful synths and snappy drums with her powerful voice.” The three-track project was accompanied by a short-film directed by Ama and shot by her sister Mahalia John. The short film starred Ama Lou as a member of a fictional L.A. crime ring.
Shortly after the release of DDD, Ama Lou headed out on tour with fellow British phenom Jorja Smith. In a review of their May 2018 stop at Brooklyn Steel, Billboard stated that Ama Lou’s “sweeping vocals were powerful yet polished and melted seamlessly into her self-produced, atmospheric melodies.”

 
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PVRX DROPS 3.14, LONG-AWAITED DEBUT EP

the young singer who has put the Toronto urban community of Rexdale in the sights of hip-hop culture with his initial singles “Make It,” “Mixed By 40,” “Know Me,” and most recent “Is U Down” feat­uring Dave East, has released his debut EP, titled 3.14, via Def Jam Recordings. In addition to “Make It” and “Is U Down,” the EP contains five new previously unreleased tracks. Along with the release of the 3.14 EP, a documentary film will have its premiere, looking at the circumstances of growing up on the streets of Toronto’s notorious Rexdale projects.

LISTEN TO THE 3.14 EP HERE
WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY FILM HERE
WATCH “IS U DOWN” VIDEO HERE

Complex hosted the August 2018 video premiere of “Mixed By 40,” whose title paid homage to the song’s mixer Noah “40” Shebib, the Toronto studio wonder who helped Drake create his sound. Shebib’s own support of PVRX is clear. “PVRX is one of my favorites out because he has the ability to make incredible music amongst the chaos he’s gone through. He’s one of the most talented in our city. I’ve been watching him grow over the years and excited to see where he takes it.”

WATCH “MIXED BY 40” VIDEO HERE

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Sherwood Marty “Shawn Kemp”

Baton Rouge rapper, Sherwood Marty, drops new single, “ Shawn Kemp.” 
The record pays homage to the 6 time NBA all star player. “Friday we putting all the chopsticks up and bringing out dat Big 40……Shawn Kemp,” says Sherwood Marty.
“Shawn Kemp,” produced by Mouse On Tha Track, is set to be the song of the summer, very reminiscent of Three 6 Mafia‘s “Stay Fly,” with that gritty Louisiana flare.
Sherwood debuted his first mixtape in 2016 making a spark in his career with his online hits. He is currently holding 4 million views on the video for, “Sherwood Baby,” a collaboration Lil Baby, and has caught the eye of outlets like Pitchfork, Complex, and Hypebeast. Sherwood Marty is Baton Rouge’s latest sensation. 
Take a listen to “Shawn Kemp” and look out for his newest project, Fresh Prince of Sherwood, out later this summer. 

TJ Porter Releases Debut Album

From Harlem, for Harlem, TJ Porter has established his undisputed street cred with a streak of uncompromising singles and videos – highlighted by “Glowin’ Up,” “Tricky,” “Harder Than Ever,” “Do You Care?,” and of course his hometown celebration “Harlem” – all setting the stage for the release today of VOICE OF THE TRENCHES, his debut album via Def Jam Recordings.

LISTEN TO VOICE OF THE TRENCHES HERE

 With the release of VOICE OF THE TRENCHES, TJ drops the gritty new video for “Harlem,” which COMPLEX hails as “one of the best songs of the year, so far.”

WATCH “HARLEM” MUSIC VIDEO HERE

 “Porter’s bravado bleeds New York,” wrote Billboard passionately this week of the former high school basketball star, whose closest friends include future NBA draft prospects Cole Anthony and Julian Newman. There but for fortune, TJ’s career might have been on the court with them, instead of in the recording studio and onstage. As TJ showed during the recent NBA All-Star Weekend, however, at the Coca-Cola stage performance and then at a special 3-on-3 matchup game, the two driving forces of his life will probably always co-exist. 

 “I’m not a basketball player who makes music, I’m an artist who plays basketball, sometimes,” he told the Billboard reporter. “I make music. I want people to take me seriously as an artist. I’m cool with all the rappers and stuff like Meek [Mill] and all, but I need them to take me serious with the music. I want that longevity. I ain’t trying to go to the NBA.”

GASHI & G-Eazy – “My Year” (Video)

Generating over 150 million streams across all platforms, Brooklyn’s own crossover superstar GASHI returns with a video for the track “My Year” ft. G-Eazy via Honesty Saves Time/RCA Records. Click here to view.

“My Year” marks GASHI’s first time collaborating with multi-platinum selling and artist/producer label mate, G-Eazy. The track is produced by Australian producer Wax Motif and Judge (Migos, Marshmello) and has already charted top 40 on Rhythmic radio and Top 25 on Billboard Rhythmic Charts.

“My Year” follows GASHI’s massive success of his latest single, “Creep On Me” ft. French Montana and DJ Snake which is currently climbing the Billboard Rhythmic and radio charts at #31. The track has been streamed over 80 million times worldwide and was featured on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits playlist as well as met with great critical praise from the likes of Billboard, Complex, Highsnobiety, and more. Click HERE to watch the official video.

 

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Olivia O’Brien “Just a Boy”

 

OLIVIA O’BRIEN surpasses 1.5 billion global streams & releases new track “Just a Boy” from highly anticipated debut album out next Friday, April 26

 

“JUST A BOY” FEATURED ON COSMOPOLITAN’S INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT HERE

“deep, soulful vocals” – Billboard

“her truest test of artistry is in her music, which she writes herself.” – V Magazine

“she’s proving to be a name on the rise” – Complex

Olivia O’Brien could go on and on rattling off “lame excuses from guys” that you screenshot and forward to your friends for commiseration, sympathy, a laugh, or often response advice…

You don’t need to ask what to say anymore though because the 19-year-old critically acclaimed Los Angeles based singer and songwriter presents the answers on her 2019 full-length debut due this spring via Island Records.  “I wrote this in a really dark place” she says, “and I hope I can help other people who may be in that same spot. My idea was for you to listen to the album when you’re feeling sad and by the end, you’ll feel better without even realizing it.

Their actions also had her asking if any of those relationships were even real.  On the flip side, you can believe her words, and that’s why she made a major dent in pop music. The purple-haired songstress put up legit numbers, racking up more than a billion streams by 2019.  She arrived as the rare talent who can share a song with everyone from G-Eazy and Drew Love of THEY. to gnash and received early support from the likes of Paper, The Coveteur, NYLON, V Magazine, and Idolator.

Now, Olivia takes everything back by way of her first record. “Obsessed with guitar,” she nodded to influences as diverse as Tame Impala, Kid Cudi, Amy Winehouse, and Fleetwood Mac.  The introductory single “Love Myself” serves as the album’s finale, but it also earmarks the beginning. Hinging on dreamy clean guitar, she turns her voice inward as she confesses in a booming chorus, “I don’t need to know who I am yet. I don’t need to have a solid plan yet. I don’t need to be the same as everyone else. I just need to motherfucking love myself.”

“I should love myself, but I don’t,” she goes on. “I should treat myself better, but I don’t. It doesn’t have the same unattainable note that a lot of happier, confident songs have. So much other shit is like, ‘I already love myself. I’m confident. I’m great’. This is more attainable. It starts with being easier on yourself. So many kids are depressed. I wanted to end on a high note.

 

WAS IT EVEN REAL? Tracklisting:
1.  purpleworld
2.  I Don’t Exist
3.  Inhibition (omw)
4.  Just Friends
5.  We Lied To Each Other
6.  UDK
7.  Care Less More
8.  Just A Boy
9.  Call Me!!!
10. Love Myself
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CURRENTLY ON THE WAS IT EVEN REAL HEADLINING TOUR WRAPPING UP ON APRIL 26 IN SAN FRANCISCO! 

 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
April 19 – Houston, Texas – House of Blues/ Bronze Peacock
April 20  – Dallas , Texas – Club Dada 
April 23  – Phoenix, Arizona- Crescent Ballroom
April 24 – Los Angeles, California – El Rey Theatre
April 25 – Oakland, California – The New Parish
April 26 – San Francisco, California –  The Great American Music Hall