Award-Winning Bluegrass Singer Daryl Mosley Releases Debut Single “A Few Years Ago” From Long-Awaited Solo Project
Mosley Opens Up About New Single in Behind-The-Song Video
Award-winning hitmaker Daryl Mosley is excited to be releasing his debut single, “A Few Years Ago.” The heartfelt track will serve as Mosley’s lead release from the upcoming solo project, The Secret Of Life, which is available May 22. Released via Pinecastle Records, every song on the long-awaited album was either written or co-written by Mosley. Fans can get a first taste of the project by downloading and streaming “A Few Years Ago” HERE.
Mosley takes fans inside his process of writing the song with this video clip. As the sole writer of “A Few Years Ago” Daryl takes listeners on a journey which he jokes is his mid-life crisis. The song is a reflection about all of his career and looking back on triumphs and tribulations. Given its full-circle message, the cut serves as the perfect way to kick off The Secret of Life. Music enthusiasts were treated to a first- listen premiere via Bluegrass Today last week.
Known for his prolific storytelling ability, Mosley has quickly captured the hearts of music fans. In addition to penning tracks by artists like Lynn Anderson, Bobby Osborne, Josh Williams, the Booth Brothers and Carolina Blue, the singer has also seen great success performing as a member of the celebrated Bluegrass band New Tradition. This success led him to form The Farm Hands in 2010, where they went on to become one of the most awarded bands in the genre, taking home countless awards.
To keep up with all things Daryl Mosley, visit the singer/songwriter’s official website HERE to keep up with the latest news stories, upcoming tour dates and more! Stay tuned for even more exciting news to come about The Secret of Life.
ANNOUNCES TITLE + TRACKLIST FOR DEBUT ALBUM – TRAGEDY + TO BE RELEASED MARCH 6TH, 2020 + CO-HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR W/ JASAIH KICKS OFF FEBRUARY 6TH
PRAISE FOR $NOT:
“$not is the next rebellious rapper on his way to the top of the South Florida hip-hop scene.” — Pitchfork
“The millions of streams and cult-like fanbase he’s amassed didn’t materialize out of thin air—$NOT’s a genuine artist, and he’s been putting in work.” – Complex
“$not is a truly one of a kind rapper with oddball charisma…” — Highsnobiety
“With Billie Eilish and ‘Euphoria’ co-signs, rapper $not is a Gen Z star in the making” — Los Angeles Times
[January 31st, 2020 – New York, NY] Today, rising South Florida artist $NOT releases a new single and video for “Moon & Stars,” off of his upcoming debut album. The Tommy Ice produced track features dulcet tones of Maggie Lindemann and spotlights $NOT’s pension for creating songs that require instant replay. “Moon & Stars” comes accompanied with an equally stirring visual, sampling the infamous song “The Night We Met” by Lord Huron – watch the video for “Moon & Stars” here:
Alongside the song’s release, $NOT also revealed the title of his highly anticipated debut album, -TRAGEDY+ to be released via 300 Entertainment March 6th, 2020. which will feature eleven other songs which include previously released tracks, “MEGAN,” “STRANDED*,” and breakout hit “BERETTA,” featuring Wifisfuneral (10 Million+ Streams) and breakout single “GOSHA” — the latter of which has amassed just over 51 Million streams to date. See below for a full tracklist.
Not one to sit still, $NOT also revealed that he will be taking all this new music to live shows across the continent stopping at seventeen different cities alongside co-headliners Jasiah, along with Haroinfather, NASCAR Aloe, and more. For full routing and ticketing information visit: www.snot.xyz
Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa Compatibility
Convertible Top Opens in Approx. 15 seconds
471-horsepower Naturally Aspirated V8 Engine
Barrett-Jackson to Auction One-of-a-Kind LC 500 Convertible Next Year
On Sale in Summer 2020
With a focus on providing the same dynamic and luxurious driving performance for which the flagship LC 500 coupe is known, the 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible makes its global debut today at the 2019 Los Angeles International Auto Show. Expanding the aspirational two-door LC family, the LC 500 Convertible offers an additional way to stimulate the senses – with the top down. The exterior of the new LC Convertible stylishly blends the coupe’s unique roofline with the character of a convertible, achieving an exquisite profile with the top open or closed.
Designed from the Top, Down
The LC 500 Convertible echoes the coupe’s “Even Sharper, More Refined” driving characteristics, with a low center of gravity, optimal weight distribution, and a focus on performance-minded handling thanks to impressive structural rigidity. Lexus engineers relied on computer-aided engineering (CAE) analysis and real-world driving evaluation to match the driving qualities of its coupe counterpart, and the extensive research and development yielded impressive results.
Engineers aimed to retain similar handling dynamics to the LC 500 coupe while also improving chassis rigidity with the addition and relocation of various structural braces. The LC Convertible’s suspension is tuned specifically to complement the subtle changes in weight between the two platforms, as a reduction of un-sprung weight in the front suspension improves the overall stroke. In the rear, engineers were able to further enhance structural rigidity by reshaping and relocating the rear suspension brace tower. Weight was reduced in the rear of the vehicle by utilizing a lightweight die-cast aluminum suspension brace, while a performance dampener is employed to enhance ride comfort.
Drivers of the front engine, rear-wheel-drive LC Convertible can expect similar breath-taking performance to the coupe, thanks to the powerful drivetrain combination of the 5.0-liter V8 engine paired with the seamless Direct-Shift 10-speed automatic transmission. The naturally aspirated, direct-injection V8 is rated to produce 471 horsepower at 7,100 rpm and 398 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 rpm.
Soft Top, Hard Demeanor
The LC Convertible’s soft-top design features an innovative folding mechanism that includes a tonneau cover for when it is stored. The design allowed engineers to focus on accentuating the sleek lines of the convertible without significant intrusions to the trunk and cabin space that can come with a heavier, bulkier hard top. The coupe’s curves are further highlighted with the silhouette of the convertible through a few key changes. At the rear, the trunk is accentuated with a “kicked up” design that lifts its profile slightly, while the surface of the spoiler is laterally broadened to emphasize the low, wide stance of the car. The center brake light is now integrated into the trunk lid, unlike the coupe where it rests on the top of the rear windshield.
The four-layer soft top is designed to retain the flowing roofline of the coupe without the supporting frame visible through the fabric. The roof material itself was carefully selected and manufactured to ensure for optimal tension, to minimize wrinkling and improve sound insulation. The roof can be opened or closed at speeds up to 31 mph, while an animated display on the instrumentation panel shows the top’s progress. One of the most impressive aspects is the time it takes: approximately 15 seconds to open and approximately 16 seconds to close*.
The top is offered in two colors: black and beige. Exterior paint options on the convertible include Ultra White, Smoky Granite Mica, Liquid Platinum, Atomic Silver, Obsidian, Caviar, Infrared**, Cadmium Orange, Flare Yellow**, and Nightfall Mica. Depending upon the exterior color chosen, three interior colors are available: Black, Circuit Red and Toasted Caramel.
Shown at the Los Angeles International Auto Show is the LC 500 Convertible Inspiration Series. This special edition is limited to only 100 units, and it will be offered in Structural Blue with white semi-aniline leather interior trim, unique blue top, gray headlamp garnishes, side intake garnishes, and taillamp garnishes. Chrome/black 21-inch wheels come standard. More details to follow in a later announcement.
Top Down, Year ‘Round
With the new LC Convertible, even if the weather cools down that doesn’t mean the top has to stay on. In fact, the HVAC system is designed to adjust temperature automatically regardless of whether the top is raised or lowered, and if the top is down neck heaters are designed to help keep the upper body warm. The Lexus Climate Concierge with Upper Body Heating automatically manages the air conditioner, seat heaters, neck heaters and steering-wheel heater to ensure the cabin is at the ideal temperature even if the outside weather is not. The HVAC system has also been optimized to send warm or cold air to the back of the driver’s hands when gripping the steering wheel.
Engineers also took care to ensure the driving experience is ideal for all occupants. The cabin is designed to reduce wind noise thanks to the unique shape of the beltline and rear molding to suppress wind from entering. A transparent polycarbonate wind deflector helps restrict unwanted air from entering the cabin during city and freeway driving so occupants can enjoy comfortably conversing with the top down. There is also an available wind screen that further reduces wind buffeting at higher speeds. Active Noise Control (ANC) combines sound insulation and absorption techniques to help suppress unwanted harshness from entering the cabin.
While efforts are taken to keep certain sounds out, the powerful roar of the naturally-aspirated V8 engine of the LC family is a sound to savor. To make the engine’s throaty voice heard while the top is down, the engine’s intake pulses are naturally carried through a diaphragm into a sound pipe that carries the sounds, not the air itself, into the cabin to enhance the V8’s rumble (similar to the system employed in the Lexus LFA). There’s no electronic sound generation here! To further enhance the aggressive tone of the engine’s exhaust and augment performance, a computer-controlled valve balances the fine line between optimizing exhaust back-pressure and exhaust tone and volume at higher engine speeds.
Impressive Technology Top of Mind
Much like its coupe brethren, the LC 500 Convertible will come with an impressive 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display to provide immediate, simultaneous access to audio or climate controls and various systems, including the voice-activated navigation system.
For 2021, the LC Convertible will feature Android Auto, allowing you to seamlessly cast your device’s interface onto the vehicle’s multimedia display. Play your music via your favorite apps such as Spotify® and Pandora®, send messages through a range of commonly used apps like WhatsApp®, navigate with Google Maps™, and request information—all with just the sound of your voice—through the Google Assistant™. For added convenience, Android Auto can also deliver tailored information based on your calendar, usage activity and habits.
With Apple CarPlay® integration, you can access the familiar interface from your iPhone through the vehicle’s multimedia display. Simply connect an iPhone to get directions, make calls, send and receive message via Siri®, and access apps like Spotify™, Audible® and Apple® podcasts.
Bring all the convenience of Amazon Alexa on the road with the Lexus+Alexa app. Using only your voice, you can easily access thousands of the same functions you get with Alexa at home. Listen to audiobooks, stream Amazon Music, make lists, check the weather, get news briefings and much more. You can also use it to control compatible smart-home devices such as lighting, thermostat and security systems. Offering added in-vehicle convenience, Alexa even syncs to your Navigation System to provide on-the-go recommendations.
The Lexus Enform Remote service lets you lock and unlock doors, start the engine and climate control, check the fuel level and more all through your smartphone, smartwatch or devices enabled with the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. And it’s included for the first three years of ownership.
Lexus Enform Destination Assist three-year trial is included and acts as an in-vehicle personal concierge, providing directions and destinations delivered by a live agent. The included Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0 app trial period offers access to favorite mobile applications through the vehicle’s center console display, including Amazon Alexa compatibility, NPR One, iHeartRadio®, Slacker® and Yelp®.
Safety Remains a Top Priority
The new 2021 LC Convertible will come standard with Lexus Safety System+ (LSS+). This includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Lane Keep Assist, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Intelligent High Beams. Also like the LC 500 coupe, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert come standard.
There are important safety features specific to convertible, though, such as the active roll bars that are designed to deploy upward when a rollover is detected. When not deployed, these roll bars are hidden from view to retain the convertible’s exquisite silhouette when the top is down.
Lexus Enform Safety Connect comes standard and is complimentary for the first three years of ownership with access to Lexus Enform response centers 24/7/365. With Lexus Enform Service Connect, complimentary for the first 10 years, the vehicle can send alerts for specific factory recommended maintenance, simultaneously alerting a preferred Lexus retailer. The Lexus app or LexusDrivers.com website can be used to set push-reminders and alerts for maintenance and service issues.
Top Bidder to Win Unique LC Convertible
If the idea of owning a one-of-a-kind LC Convertible is enticing, that opportunity will come early next year. At the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, from January 11-19, 2020, Lexus will auction a unique LC 500 Convertible Inspiration Series on the evening of Friday, January 17.
This one-of-a-kind LC Convertible, which will be offered in Structural Blue with a host of unique features not found on any other Inspiration Series convertible, will be auctioned to the highest bidder. Most importantly, all the funds will be donated to charities to be named later. More details will be available closer to the auction date.
Lexus’ passion for brave design, imaginative technology, and exhilarating performance enables the luxury lifestyle brand to create amazing experiences for its customers. Lexus began its journey in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since then, Lexus has developed its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers in more than 90 countries. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 241 dealers offering a full lineup of luxury vehicles. With six models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers six F SPORT models and two F performance models. Lexus is committed to being a visionary brand that anticipates the future for luxury customers.
There is a new artist on the rise in NYC, and they go by the name of Finding Thomas. Founded by singer/songwriter Thomas Guttman, the band has just released its debut EP, which you can listen to now via HERE.
Distinguished like a Rolex GMT Master II, Thomas Guttman creates music which hovers above genres, marked by a refusal to be pigeonholed. Born and raised in New York City, Finding Thomas performs regularly at downtown clubs like The Standard, East Village, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, and Bowery Electric, where the fresh sound of the new never fails to surprise. With deep roots in the past, and a sensibility finely to the present, one hears the lingering roar of the previous century colliding with the madness of the current century – yet it’s still fundamentally rooted in bass, guitar, drums, and laced with a biting, lyrical poetry.
Finding Thomas’ EP is cohesive and complex, with each track showcasing a different side of the band. Influences are as varied as they are nuanced, resulting in a timeless suite of songs. The international ensemble of musicians on the recording conjures a surprisingly straight up rock & roll record, with enticing hooks and brutally honest lyrics.
The EP opens with “Better On My Own,” which was recorded during a summer session with Israeli-based producer Eran Tabib. Featuring a tender guitar hook, paired with a tale of a heart shattered into pieces so sharp that they cut, Thomas sings with an intimacy that feels like he’s confiding in the listener.
“It was amazing to be working with Eran in Israel,” said Guttman. “We had been working together for a few years in New York, as a vocal coach. Luckily the stars aligned and we were able to set up a session very last minute in Tel-Aviv . The timing was perfect, as I had just written ‘Better On My Own’ after a rough breakup in December and the fresher the better.”
Watch the music video for “Better On My Own” via YouTube HERE.
Taken as a whole, the EP presents a fresh, personal, authentic new voice, marked by a taut, musical tension – between loose and tight rhythms, romantic and caustic tones, and past and the future sensibilities.
For more information on Finding Thomas please visit HERE.
Following the release of his first video/single “Repent”, new Interscope artist Markie, has released another single called “Ugly Places”. This single will also be featured on his upcoming album. Check out the song below. A 19-year-old rapper with a lifetime of stories to tell, Markie hails from the East End of Louisville, Kentucky—a place that inevitably pours into each song he creates. “Where I come from is the gutter, it’s the trenches,” says Markie. “People have their ideas of what life is like in Louisville, so I wanted to use my music to tell them what’s really going on.” Markie’s forthcoming debut project brings his magnetic charisma and melodic flow to that purposely unfiltered truth-telling.
Markie first discovered his gift with words as a little kid, finding early recognition by winning third place in a statewide short-story contest in sixth grade. Naming Lil Wayne and Boosie Badazz among his longtime influences, he got his start in music at age 18, teaming up with his cousin and recording his first song in a closet studio. He soon caught the ear of local producers, who offered him free studio time at a recording spot in his neighborhood. Before he’d even released any of his songs, Markie landed a management deal and quickly drew the attention of Interscope Records, who signed him in early 2019.
The visual for the track is set in the 60s. It satirizes American suburbia while breaking down the racial divides that often still plague this nation. It’s a video that is emblematic of Kemba’s keen observations of society’s struggles with inequality, observations which led him to march in Ferguson for Mike Brown and Baltimore for Freddie Gray.
“I think being socially conscious is part of who I am, so it felt good to get back to a familiar place especially at a time like this. I also have seen people who are like the main character, focusing on their own well-being and ignoring everyone else’s plight until it comes knocking at their own door,” Kemba explains.
In addition to the new single and video Kemba officially announces his new album, Gilda due later this summer. The project features cameos from Portugal. The Man, Smino, and Jagged Edge, among others. Executive produced by Brasstracks, Gilda grapples with stages of grief and the aftermath of loss, reflective of Kemba’s headspace in the wake of losing his mother (the project’s namesake) in February 2017. Kemba raps about family, love, and regret in a poignant, vulnerable way that shows growth from previous works such as Negus.
It makes perfect sense Kemba calls The Bronx—the birthplace of hip-hop—home. He literally carries the genre with him everywhere. Making a name for himself as a fan favorite under the name of YC The Cynic, he dropped a series of lauded projects and songs from 2010 through 2013. Adopting the moniker Kemba, he ignited his rise with the album Negus. In addition to a highly cited interview on Real Late W/Peter Rosenberg, he joined Kendrick Lamar on stage during an American Express-sponsored concert live-streamed online. He kept his head down and continued writing just as any true hip-hop hero would.
ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS JOINS THE REBELLE RALLY SHOWCASING ITS FIRST SUV IN STYLE
· Rolls-Royce Cullinan joins the Rebelle Rally with its first entry into the world of adventure
· The Cullinan is the first SUV for Rolls-Royce featuring its first All-Wheel Drive system paired with the brand’s proprietary Architecture of Luxury to create an ‘Effortless, Everywhere’ experience
· Drawing from its strong history of adventure, Rolls-Royce enters this unique event with elements of serious competition and the ultimate luxury journey
· 2018 Rebelle Co-Champions have the honor to pilot in luxury for 2019 rally
When Rolls-Royce Motor Cars designed the Cullinan, they envisioned it being ‘Effortless, Everywhere’, and now that vehicle will be tested to its very limits when it enters as a competitor in the 2019 Rebelle Rally. The Cullinan will be contending in this unique adventure which combines elements of serious competition as teams navigate their way to checkpoints across the American West. Piloted by driver Emme Hall with direction by navigator Rebecca Donaghe, they’ll leave cell phones, computers, GPS and worries behind as the adventure is all about the teams and their endless abilities. True to its promise, Cullinan will provide the ultimate experience of ‘effortless everywhere.’
The Rebelle Rally, entering its fourth year, is the first all-female off-road navigational rally in the United States. The event has a unique challenge and scoring system where precise navigation and timing, not speed, is the ultimate goal. Participants trade in cell phones and GPS for old-school navigation in a competition for the elements of time, distance, headings, and hidden checkpoints. Armed only with maps, compasses, and roadbooks, 50 teams of two will be pushed to their limits as they make their way across 2,000+ kilometers of Nevada and California’s iconic terrain.
Rolls-Royce Cullinan Rally Debut
When Rolls-Royce Cullinan made its debut last year, it was truly a Rolls-Royce that has never been seen before. When Sir Henry Royce said, “Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it”, he could have had Cullinan in mind.
Architecture of Luxury
Key to the creation of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV is the new Architecture of Luxury – Rolls-Royce’s proprietary all-aluminium architecture. Introduced with the new Phantom in 2017. Cullinan uses this new architecture to deliver elegant Rolls-Royce design and presence with uncompromised comfort, space and usability.
The all-new aluminium sub-structure delivers extraordinary car body stiffness for exceptional ‘best-in-class’ functional performance on rough terrain while offering better ride comfort.
It was designed and engineered from the ground up to be scalable to a variety of size and weight requirements for future Rolls-Royce models. The engineering will also make it compatible with different propulsion, traction and control systems and industry electric drive. In short, the Architecture of Luxury is the technological underpinning for the long-term future Rolls-Royce product roadmap.
The component parts of the base architecture were reconfigured into a spaceframe for Cullinan that was higher and shorter while also delivering a completely new feature never seen before on a series production Rolls-Royce – a tailgate.
The integration of new technologies into the architecture was also key to ensuring the fundamental quality of Cullinan as Effortless, Everywhere. The engineering team began by creating a drivetrain that would bring Rolls-Royce’s famous ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ off-road.
“The drivetrain system we engineered for Cullinan had one key job to do,” explains Caroline Krismer, Engineering Project Leader for Cullinan. “To bring the famed Rolls-Royce ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ to all other terrains possible, while ensuring class-leading on-road behaviour in the SUV sector.”
Rolls-Royce’s celebrated Magic Carpet Ride is experienced off-road as well as on-road thanks to the new lighter architecture, and the latest generation of self-levelling air suspension. When driving off-road, the electronically controlled shock absorber adjustment system uses an air compression system to actively push down any wheel it detects losing traction to ensure every wheel is constantly in contact with the ground and maximum torque is being provided to all wheels.
Through a re-engineering of the existing air suspension system – including adding larger air struts with more air volume to cushion the blows of the toughest of terrains, the suspension makes millions of calculations every second as it continuously varies the electronically controlled shock absorber adjustment system – reacting to body and wheel acceleration, steering inputs and camera information. A new double-wishbone front axle and 5-link rear axle deliver astounding levels of control over lateral roll and shear forces and deliver incredible agility and stability, as does the addition of four-wheel steering, all contributing to incredible drivability and nimbleness.
“Put simply, what makes the car great on-road makes the car great off-road,” concludes Krismer.
Cullinan features the reworked new 6.75 litre twin-turbo V12 Rolls-Royce engine to deliver just the right level of torque (850Nm) at the lowest possible revolutions (1,600rpm.) The Rolls-Royce engineering team has ensured Cullinan will take owners to places no modern Rolls-Royce owner has travelled in luxury before.
Mated to the celebrated Rolls-Royce V12 6.75 liter engine is an enhanced state of the art and fully capable eight-speed transmission that delivers with power and grace. Using Rolls-Royce’s unique Satellite Aided Transmission (SAT) technology, Cullinan’s systems read road and altitude data from the GPS system and anticipate upcoming gear shifts. This advanced SAT system reduces gear shifts by 20%, giving a more efficient and smoother ride regardless of road conditions. The drive system also features strengthened drive and prop shafts, the inclusion of drive to the front wheels as well as the back for the first time in Rolls-Royce history.
The final piece of the puzzle of ensuring that the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is Effortless, Everywhere is one single button. Known within Rolls-Royce as the ‘Everywhere’ button, one single push is all it takes to harness all the aforementioned peerless Rolls-Royce engineering and unleash all of Cullinan’s off-road capability.
Once engaged, the driver can finesse the off-road setting to conquer any situation, whether it be rough track, gravel, wet grass, mud, snow or sand delivering all 627 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels without interruption. Faced with deep snow, sand or the need to ford streams, Cullinan also delivers the deepest wading depth of any super-luxury SUV at 21-inches (540 mm) thanks to its highest ride height.
A host of cutting-edge technology makes Rolls-Royce Cullinan the most technologically advanced car of its type in the world. Further equipment includes:
· Alertness Assistant; a 4-Camera system with Panoramic View, all-round visibility and helicopter view
· Night Vision and Vision Assist including daytime and night-time Wildlife & Pedestrian warning
· Active Cruise Control
· Collision Warning
· Cross-Traffic Warning
· Lane Departure and Lane Change Warning
· An industry leading 7×3 High-Resolution Head-Up Display
· The latest Navigation and Entertainment Systems
Piloting the Adventure
Leading the Cullinan through this incredible adventure are the co-champion Rally team of Emme Hall and Rebecca Donaghe. This team has been competing together since 2016 and were both part of the first Rally four years ago. Emme Hall resides in Oakland and has been an automotive journalist with CNET since 2015. Navigator Rebecca is originally from Houston but now resides in Marina Del Rey where she works as a producer. Their combined skill sets complement each other and make for one unbelievable dynamic duo.
Singer and songwriter BabyJake releases his debut single “Cigarettes On Patios” today. The Fort Meyers, FL native brings clever song craft on his new track produced by DVLP [Eminem, Lil Wayne] and Shayon Daniels.
BabyJake is the latest music artist to acquire buzz out of Ft. Myers, Florida. After realizing he no longer wanted to pursue college sports, he dropped out to focus on music. In 2016, under his government name, Jake Herring, he self-released an EP titled Little Mess, and followed with a single, “Miami,” which garnered attention online and led him to connect with producers Luyo Mario and DVLP who saw Jake’s true potential for stardom.
He inked a deal with School Boy Records and Republic Records through DVLP’s Transcendent Entertainment imprint after catching the attention of SB Projects with a new name [BabyJake] and a whole new angle to his craft. His debut single “Cigarettes On Patios” is a feel good party cut about living carefree and partying with friends. It’s destined to be the party anthem of the summer, though once the sun sets, BabyJake is geared to mix genres and feelings in a way that’s never been done before. Harnessing his knack for strong songwriting mixed with his love of hip-hop, his music is set to hit hard and you won’t want to miss out.
Rising Orlando rapper 9lokknine, releases “Beef” featuring NLE Choppa & Murda Beatz, a new single on Cash Money Records, to all digital retailers today.
Over ominous production from Murda Beatz highlighted Bby eerie keys and skittering hi-hats, 9lokknine pops off catchy and confident boasts. Meanwhile, platinum Memphis, TN rapper NLE Choppa makes an impactful and impressive cameo. The track unites three of rap’s fiercest and freshest voices on one bold banger bound to make serious waves.
Additionally, 9lokknine will join fellow Cash Money Records artist Blueface on his tour, which starts July 15th. The rapper will be opening for Blueface on the tour and will hit major markets including Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Los Angeles and more. Tickets are available here.
The track arrives on the heels of 9lokknine’s Cash Money Records debut single “10 Percent.” Not only did the latter surpass 1.2 million Spotify streams, but it also amassed a staggering 23.7 million YouTube views and counting. It would also be featured by Genius, WorldStarHipHop, and more. The summer of 9lokknine starts with “Beef.”
Born and raised in Orlando, he lived with his mom and three brothers as dad shuffled in and out of jail. At the age of nine, he started rapping on Garage Band from his iPod, developing catchy cadences and a knack for rhymes. However, trouble proved inescapable throughout junior high and high school. 9lokknine logged multiple stints behind bars before finally writing his mom a letter from jail announcing that he’s going to “blow up” when he gets out…2018 saw him make good on that promise.
Inspired by Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Plies, and YoungBoy Never Broke Again, he turned up with a sizzling signature style on independent projects such as Loyalty Kill Love and Bloodshells Revenge. As he generated tens of millions of YouTube views and garnered widespread critical acclaim from XXL, No Jumper, Noisey, and more. Pitchfork named “Front Door” among “The 5 Best New Rap Songs” and The FADER touted “Blatt” on “The 10 Best New Rap Songs Right Now.”
In the wake of his rapid rise, 9lokknine inked a deal with Cash Money Records and is putting finishing touches on his first full-length album for Cash Money Records due out very soon. Get ready!
With an indescribable flow, incalculable unpredictability, and infectious intensity, 9lokknine shows off a fiery, focused, and fresh phenomenon for rap music in 2018. A turbulent nine-year journey paved the way for his arrival.
“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.