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Jake & Papa

Hailing from Los Angeles, California, brothers, Jake & Papa, bring new heat to the R&B scene. The duo recently released their tracks, “Patient” and “Baby Momma” across streaming platforms. Over the years, the boys have enjoyed regional success with uptempo R&B anthems that can be heard on radio stations across Southern California. “Patient” was discovered by teens on social media as different influencers dance to the track. In addition, a new music video debuted last week on YouTube. The video has garnered over 20K views so far and can be seen here. Stream the single and find more of their music on Spotify

Talk about a musical family background. The Harrell brothers came to the entertainment world at a young age out of a four-generations musical family. At five and six years old, Anthony Harrell and Grady Harrell III (elder brothers of Jake and Papa) joined their first cousin Canela Cox to form the group Papa’s Results, being trained and taught by Grady Harrell II, who was then signed to MCA Records prior to a prison term. The children appeared in his R&B hit single “Sticks and Stone” and Anthony provided the singing voice of “Young Michael Jackson” played by Alex Burell in the 1992 TV mini series, The Jacksons: An American Dream. Papa’s results lasted until Canela moved to Holland to follow her mother’s musical career. The brothers filled her spot with family friend Jeff Lee and changed their name to Serenade. They appeared on episodes of Saved by the Bell: The New Class in 1997, where Anthony played the regular role of Eric Little. As a duet comprising the two Harrell brothers Grady and Anthony, they recorded two independent albums, in 1999 and 2001.

In 2002, Grady and Anthony were joined by their brothers JR, Jake, and Papa and formed Brutha. Papa and Jacob were not raised by their father, as he had been convicted of fraud and was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison. The boys were raised on the music of their inspirations, which ranged from Sam Cooke to Stevie Wonder. Before hitting the “Big Time” they played graduation parties and bar mitzvahs. The band was discovered by Brian Mcknight, who introduced them on the 2003 Soul Train Holiday Special. In 2008, their uncle Donny “Drano” Harrell, CEO of Goodfellas Entertainment, and the late Shakir Stewart, senior vice president of A&R at Island Def Jam, invited the group to Atlanta to do a filmed audition in front of Jermaine Dupri and a range of producers. The audition resulted in a one-hour special entitled Jermaine Dupri presents: Brutha, broadcast on March 24, 2008, on Peachtree TV. Dupri was impressed and signed the brothers to the Island Def Jam Music Group. In 2007, Brutha made a special guest appearance on the Discovery Kids TV show “Hip Hop Harry.”

Since, Jake and Papa, re-invented themselves as a duo project and released two albums, “Athena’s Erotica 2.0” and “Sexual Welfare”. Fans are eager to see what’s next and if another album is on the way.

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Logic illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

Logic – Aquarius III Video

“Logic’s contribution to hip-hop is deep-rooted in inclusivity and compassion, and ‘No Pressure’ continues the trend even as he bids farewell to the art form that raised him and gave him a platform to speak his truth.”

“The 15 tracks that comprise No Pressure is a reminder of the Maryland-native’s pure skill and dedication to the craft. His passion and talent are evident in all the sonic aspects of the album, from his double-timed flows to his melodic offerings and engaging lyricism.”

“…Logic at his finest, raging with righteous indignation and heightened melodic skills.”

“Logic’s No Pressure does what all retirement albums should aspire to accomplish: conclude a rapper’s career on a high note. The music is on par, lyrically, with the best material Logic has released throughout the past six years, and the Maryland rapper is keenly aware this is it.”

ABOUT LOGIC:

Multi-platinum, Grammy Nominated artist Logic (aka Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, aka Bobby Hall) – among the top streaming artists in the world with billions of streams to date – burst onto the music scene through a series of mixtapes that led to a significant, rabid underground fanbase. Those tapes – Young, Broke, and Infamous (2010); Young Sinatra (2011); Young Sinatra: Undeniable (2012); and Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever (2013) – garnered millions of downloads and streams. They jumpstarted a worldwide tour that led up to his record deal with Def Jam Recordings in 2014, and the release of his debut album Under Pressure that year. Logic kept up the pace with his second album, The Incredible True Story (2015, with the RIAA gold “Fade Away”), followed by Everybody (2017), containing the landmark 5x-platinum “1-800-273-8255” (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid. Overlapping Logic’s albums were new mixtapes Bobby Tarantino (2016, with the RIAA gold single “Flexicution”), and Bobby Tarantino II (2018, with the RIAA platinum “44 More” and “Everyday”). YSIV (September 2018), the fourth chapter of his Young Sinatra saga, contained “One Day” which Logic performed with Ryan Tedder and over 200 immigrant children, their siblings and parents at the MTV VMAs. 2019 kicked off with the publication in March of Supermarket (Simon & Schuster), the debut novel written by Bobby Hall, which entered the New York Times Paperback Fiction bestseller list at #1 – first-ever for a hip-hop artist. It was accompanied by the Supermarket “soundtrack” album, which debuted inside the Top 10 on the Billboard Alternative Album chart, an ‘Alt’ chart first for Logic. The prolific artist dropped his fifth studio album in May 2019, Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind. It was preceded by the title tune single and video, “Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind,” and RIAA platinum “Homicide” featuring Eminem.

Bino Rideaux Brand New

Bino Rideaux – Brand New

Today, Bino Rideaux releases the official lyric video for his single “Brand New,” via Def Jam Recordings.

Bino raps a complex story alongside an upbeat track, establishing an instantly catchy hit. The artist reveals the tension between his love interest and his lifestyle, questioning how compatible they truly are.

He tests his partner’s loyalty and reveals some of his own vulnerability with lines like, “Would you still be there, if I never had my dough up? / If I would seek visitation, would you show up?” While the overall positive sound celebrates new love, the lyrics reveal the inherent challenges of Bino’s situation.

This new single offers a window into Bino’s world, where he came from, and where he’s going. And judging from the success Bino’s had to this point, he’s only going up from here.

WATCH HERE

LISTEN HERE

“Bino Rideaux has proven to be a staple West Coast artist over the years”

“L.A. rapper Bino Rideaux has been putting in the work in the area for a while now, earning co-signs from a lot of biggies including the late Nipsey Hussle”

“Bino, as well as Nip, let their bars do the talking.”

About Bino Rideaux

Success is a marathon, not a sprint. Bino Rideaux remembers a time when his dream seemed impossible. “I wanted to prove everybody wrong when nobody believed.” At 27, the Los Angeles rapper is a case study in the hustle, grinding on his own and acquiring cosigns from some of the biggest names on his coast.

Born Brandon Rainey, hip-hop was always on his mind. “It’s something that’s always interested me. I love music. I’ve always been the ‘rap nigga’ in my area.” He briefly lived in South Central as a teenager and remembers that time marked by the lure of the streets as well as hip-hop.

He was influenced by emotive artists like Young Thug and Nas. By 2014, he had a makeshift studio at his grandmother’s house, and that’s when things began to crystalize. “That’s when I started taking shit serious. That’s when it became a thing like, ‘This is where I’m going to be.’”

In 2015, he released Life Is Like A Movie, the first project that received local attention. “That’s the first time I had a team putting a project together. The response to it wasn’t as strong but it made me feel like, something can be done here.”

He signed to Out The Blue Records, an independent label he founded with friends. “It was organic,” he says. “I was doing what I love with my loved ones involved and making everybody in my section proud. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

The track “100 Days 100 Nights” would be his breakout. “I lost a homie, KP. We made that track because a lot was going in the city. It was basically my hood versus the enemy’s hood.” The track resonated with one fan in particular: Nipsey Hussle.

Bino and Nipsey linked in the studio for “The Field” and “Clarity” in 2016 and 2017, respectively. “We kept rocking ever since.” Bino says that the relationship indelibly changed him. “That’s one of the most major parts that made me “me” today. I feel a lot different than I was prior to meeting bro.” He cites Nipsey’s business acumen and artistic inspiration, in particular. “He laid out the blueprint for me.” With that blueprint in hand, Bino Rideaux is ready to continue what he started. He signed with Def Jam Records in January 2020 and is excited to be a part of its legacy. “I want to be that LA dude that’s on Def Jam. A crazy success story.” He released “Pride 2 the Side,” a tribute to Nipsey, earlier this year and plans to drop two more projects.

He’s not sure how it’ll play out with the uncertainty of the times. He wants to solidify his name as well as build with Out The Blue. “As a label, we want to be a strong staple and almost landmark in the music industry. A household name with no smut and great business.” In that vein, he underscores his relentless approach and visceral sound. “My music is based on feelings. I want you to feel something. That’s really why I do this shit.”

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John Lindahl x “The Greatest”

John Lindahl releases “The Greatest” Phoenician Order Remix, via Bobby Boy Records/Def Jam Recordings

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Listen to John’s Deluxe album HERE

About John Lindahl:

“I believe that the more important the dream is,” 23-year-old John Lindahl says, “the more you’re going to get knocked down.” Born in Silver Spring, Maryland (he coincidentally shares Montgomery County roots with Logic), John was raised in Southern California’s Orange County, in a house filled with music. Growing up, he assumed everyone could sing. “I thought that all kids could match pitch because I could naturally do it,” he says.  His mother put him onto Michael Jackson, but it was the singing, dancing, piano playing, and choreographed acrobatics of the classic MGM musical Singin’ In The Rain that sealed the deal for John, especially Donald O’Connor singing “Make ‘Em Laugh.” At age five, he was cast into local musical theatre productions.

By the time he hit his teens, it was time to level up.  He auditioned for The X Factor, met music exec L.A. Reid, and was signed to Epic Records.  But stardom proved to be elusive, even after performing with Ed Sheeran at the Grammy® Awards at just 18. Justin Timberlake saw John’s potential and had begun working with him, telling him at sessions, “You have too much talent to be this insecure.” But Timberlake was too busy with his own career, and the big break again eluded John.

The third is always the serendipitous charm though, and in John’s case it proved to be a session with engineer/producer Bobby Campbell, who introduced John to Logic.  The two immediately struck up a friendship, and after signing with Logic’s then indie label, John drew attention with appearances on Logic’s “Flexicution” and “AfricAryan.” When Logic announced his joint venture with Def Jam through his BobbyBoy Records imprint, John was singled out as its flagship artist. “He is a huge component in everything I do,” John says of Logic. “He is a great friend and mentor who gave me a shot and believed in me. He told me to be yourself, trust your vision, and allow yourself the freedom to create.”

John’s debut album, Opening Night (released April 2020), delves deeply into his journey. He is an artist who weathered storms early on in his career and is now ready to celebrate his labor of love. It’s a long time coming. “If I didn’t give up then,” he says, “I’m sure as hell not gonna give up now.”

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Teyana Taylor Announces Juneteenth Album Release

Teyana Taylor has announced her highly anticipated third LP, THE ALBUM, will be released on Juneteenth aka June 19th. THE ALBUM features special guests Rick Ross, Erykah Badu, Quavo, Missy Elliott, Future, Big Sean & more.

The announcement of the album release date comes on the heels of another very special reveal: Teyana’s pregnancy with her second child. Teyana revealed the news on Friday in her intimate, self-directed video for “Wake Up Love” featuring her husband Iman Shumpert, and daughter Junie. Teyana’s increasingly significant and dynamic body of a work as a director was celebrated today with a 2020 BET Award nomination for Best Director.

Tapped by Pitchfork as one of the “most anticipated albums of the summer,” THE ALBUM also features Teyana’s new graduation anthem “Made It,” pegged by NPR as a “a triumphant, isolation-proof anthem for the Class of 2020,” the Janet Jackson-approved viral sensation “Bare Wit Me”, the Kanye West-produced “We Got Love.”, and “How You Want It? (HYWI?)” featuring King Combs

Since 2018’s KTSE, Teyana’s star has continued to rise; from her successful career as video director and continued investment in her production company, The Aunties, to her acting and modeling career, to a string of scintillating self-directed singles and videos, including “Morning” with Kehlani. THE ALBUM is poised to take her to the next level.

THE ALBUM is the highly anticipated successor to K.T.S.E. (June 2018), Teyana’s second album, one of the five G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam albums produced by Kanye West during his 2018 sojourn in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. K.T.S.E. (acronym for Keep That Same Energy) set off an 18-month chain reaction for Teyana, starting with its summertime Top 10 R&B smash “Gonna Love Me.” She performed “Gonna Love Me” (in a medley with “Rose In Harlem,”another K.T.S.E. track) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Hip-hop audiences embraced the “Gonna Love Me” remix featuring Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Raekwon, whose video was directed by Teyana.

K.T.S.E. spun off a hot new single and video for Teyana in early 2019, the explicit “WTP (Work This P***y).”

The video was nominated for “Best Dance Performance” at the 32^nd annual BET Soul Train Awards.The third single from K.T.S.E. was the evocative “Issues/Hold On.”

After slaying the audience with the song live on Ellen in April 2019, Teyana was surprised on-air when Ellen presented her with the RIAA gold award plaque for “Gonna Love Me,” bringing it all full circle.

About TEYANA TAYLOR:

Being a jack of trades has enabled Teyana Taylor to become a master of all. From her smoky melodic vocals to her dynamic dance moves, the R&B superstar entertainer dips in dives between her talents as singer, songwriter, producer, director, dancer/choreographer, actor, fitness guru, model, and mother. When it comes to describing herself, the Harlem native can only think of one word: Everything.

“I literally can do everything. I never look at anything as being impossible,” she explains. “I exhaust all options to make what happen when I need to make happen.” Her mantra made her an early favorite to artists like Pharrell, who she signed her first deal with, and later choreographed videos for artists like Beyoncé and Jay-Z. In 2014, Teyana’s love for the arts and R&B earned her the title of the first woman signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint.

Between R&B’s identity crisis in the 2010s, Teyana dropped her debut album VII, with tracks like “Maybe” (featuring Yo Gotti and Pusha T) and the sultry “Just Different” shaping her musical persona. The critically acclaimed album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in 2014, cementing her position in today’s modern R&B field. “I fought for that raw, hood necessary R&B and now I feel like it’s better than ever,” she says.

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Carson Lueders New Video

CARSON LUEDERS RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “YOUNG AND FREE,” VIA MOSLEY MUSIC GROUP/DEF JAM RECORDINGS WATCH HERE AND LISTEN HERE 

Rapper Timbaland produced Carson’s hit singles “Lonely” and “No
Caption” as a part of his joint-venture deal with Def Jam! Check out Timbaland’s post here.

“a track that will shake your world like a snow globe.”

“The fun, holiday-vibey love song is now set to some sweet moves
performed by Lueders “

“Carson has been releasing pop gems… his increasingly sophisticated
songs have grown his listeners”

About Carson
Carson Lueders, eighteen-year-old singer, songwriter, guitarist from
Spokane, Washington, began his love for music after being guitar
lessons his parents on his 5th birthday. He launched his self-titled
YouTube channel at the age of 7, posting popular acoustic covers
leading to an extensive international fan base, preteen performance on
The View and an appearance on BET Music Moguls.

Carson has received nominations for Kids Choice, Teen Choice, & Radio
Disney Music Awards for his original music. In 2017, he began a
co-starring stint on the Brat YouTube network’s hugely popular series
Chicken Girls.

With over 1.12 million YouTube subscribers and over 120 million video
views, Carson has been releasing pop gems including hit singles “Feels Good,” “Remember Summertime, ” and “Silver Bracelet” and his increasingly sophisticated songs have grown his listeners on digital platforms and made inroads at the pop and rhythmic radio markets.

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Bino Rideaux Releases New Mixtape

Bino Rideaux has proven to be a staple West Coast artist over the years”

“L.A. rapper Bino Rideaux has been putting in the work in the area for a while now, earning co-signs from a lot of biggies including the late Nipsey Hussle”

“Bino, as well as Nip, let their bars do the talking.”

South Central L.A. rapper Bino Rideaux is on his way to becoming West Coast hip-hop’s next essential voice, as he releases “Outside,” his newest mixtape available today via Def Jam Recordings. Bino’s debut Def Jam mixtape builds on the momentum of his first pair of Def Jam single + video releases, “Brand New” featuring Blxst (immortalized in episode two of Bino’s YouTube series, Out The Blue), and “Bet.”

27-year old Bino Rideaux (born Brandon Rainey) is a case study in the hustle, grinding on his own and acquiring cosigns from some of the biggest names on his coast. Influenced by the lure of the streets and emotive artists like Young Thug and Nas, Bino first received local attention in 2015, with Life Is Like A Movie, recorded in a makeshift studio at his grandmother’s house. He signed to Out The Blue Records, and broke through with “100 Days 100 Nights.” As Bino explained, “I lost a homie, KP. We made that track because a lot was going in the
city. It was basically my hood versus the enemy’s hood.”

The track resonated with one fan in particular– Nipsey Hussle. He and Bino linked in the studio for “The Field” (2016) and “Clarity” (2017), and “we kept rocking ever since.”  The relationship indelibly changed Bino. “That’s one of the most major parts that made me ‘me’ today. I feel a lot different than I was prior to meeting bro.”  HipHopDX chronicled their fateful meeting in the unforgettable “Bino Rideaux Recalls The Night He Met Nipsey Hussle Via Casey Veggies.”

With the blueprint of Nipsey’s business acumen and artistic inspiration in hand, Bino’s path was set.  He signed with Def Jam in January 2020, and “Pride 2 The Side,” his tribute to Nipsey, dropped in April. The track, LA Weekly wrote, “sees Rideaux genuinely struggling to make sense of Hussle’s death, lines like ‘now he’s lying with a hole in him’ recited with a sense of anguish. It’s particularly poignant, coming at a time when many of us are struggling with the concept of our own mortality.”  Meanwhile, “Brand New” and “Bet” followed within weeks, and “Outside” was put on the Def Jam scheduled to arrive on May 22nd.

Bino, for his part, is promoting his latest projects during the shutdown with a series of safe activations in Los Angeles, for example an interview with Travis Mills at Apple/Beats 1, which has been particularly supportive of Bino’s music. “Real pain, real emotion, and most importantly real stories in this record,” he told Complex. “It’s been a whole year since we lost our brother,” he wrote in the description for the song on SoundCloud. “Shit will never be the same #LLNH FOREVER!”

“Outside” mixtape by Bino Rideaux (Def Jam Recordings) – complete track
listing:
1. 100 EXTRAS featuring Mozzy
2.  BEEP
3.  BET
4.  BREAKFAST featuring BlueBucks Clan
5.  HOLD IT IN (Produced by Hit Boy)
6.  SWEATPANTS
7.  MOB TIES featuring Fredo Bang
8.  NOBODY
9.  MISMATCH
10. FIGURED IT OUT
11. BALLOON
12. COLD FEET featuring Ty Dolla $ign
13. FUCC WITCHU
14. BRAND NEW featuring BLXST
15. PITFALL

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Carson Lueders “Young and Free”

CARSON LUEDERS RELEASES NEW SINGLE “YOUNG AND FREE,” VIA DEF JAM RECORDINGS

Rapper Timbaland produced Carson‘s hit singles “Lonely” and “No Caption” as a part of his joint-venture deal with Def Jam!

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About Carson

Carson Lueders, eighteen-year-old singer, songwriter, guitarist from Spokane, Washington, began his love for music after being guitar lessons his parents on his 5th birthday. He launched his self-titled YouTube channel at the age of 7, posting popular acoustic covers leading to an extensive international fan base, preteen performance on The View and an appearance on BET Music Moguls.

Carson has received nominations for Kids Choice, Teen Choice, & Radio Disney Music Awards for his original music. In 2017, he began a co-starring stint on the Brat YouTube network’s hugely popular series Chicken Girls.

With over 1.12 million YouTube subscribers and over 120 million video views, Carson has been releasing pop gems including hit singles “Feels Good,” “Remember Summertime” and “Silver Bracelet” and his increasingly sophisticated songs have grown his listeners on digital platforms and made inroads at the pop and rhythmic radio markets.

Check out “Young and Free” HERE

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JHENE AIKO RELEASES REMIX

JHENE AIKO RELEASES “TRIGGERED (FREESTYLE) REMIX” FEATURING SUMMER WALKER & 21 SAVAGE

LISTEN HERE

“MESMERIZING…MINIMALIST….SEARING” – 

WATCH “TRIGGERED (FREESTYLE)” MUSIC VIDEO HERE

WATCH “TRIGGER PROTECTION MANTRA” VIDEO HERE

LISTEN TO “TRIGGER PROTECTION MANTRA” HERE