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EarthGang Reveals Top Down Video

Atlanta duo EarthGang continues to push the creative boundaries with its visual deliveries. The pair premiered the video for the track “Top Down” on Adult Swim early Sunday morning, featuring Olu and WowGr8 in puppet form, driving through the streets of Atlanta, visiting strip clubs, and diving under the sea to canoodle mermaids. EarthGang partnered up with long time collaborators Chad Tennies and Mac Grant for this video, the same creatives behind the “Night at The Museum” themed “Up” (WATCH HERE). Start your week off right with the “Top Down” video.

WATCH “TOP DOWN” BY EARTHGANG HERE.

About EarthGang

Hailing from Atlanta, GA, EarthGang’s Olu and WowGr8 are the GRAMMY Award-nominated, Platinum-selling pair who embody the best of the new generation in music — and plenty of critics and fans alike have taken note. Marrying lean, sharp-eyed lyricism with Southern-fried soul, every song arrives fully formed, hitting hard and landing jokes while also delving deep into political issues. Signed to J. Cole’s Interscope imprint, Dreamville, EarthGang first hit a stride with a 3-EP project inspired by “The Wiz;” Rags (Scarecrow), Robots (Tinman) and Royalty (the lion). The music saw the duo tour the globe relentlessly supporting J. Cole, Young Thug, Billie Eilish, Mac Miller, Jaden Smith, and more.

In 2019, EarthGang continued their dominance by contributing to the year’s best hip-hop compilation in Revenge of The Dreamers III — which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 charts is RIAA Platinum certified. It shined a spotlight on the pair as they went into the release of their debut major-label album, Mirrorland. The fourteen-track album debuted in the Top 40s of the Billboard 200 charts and #20 in the Rap Albums charts. Featuring special guests Young Thug, T-Pain, Kehlani, Arin Ray, and more — Mirrorland has cemented EarthGang as one of music’s most dynamic forces. Bursting with energy and having garnered a cult-like live following, the ATLiens have been critically praised by the likes of Pitchfork, Hypebeast, Highsnobiety,  Hot New Hip Hop, Consequence of Sound, Uproxx, Pigeons & Planes and more. Stretching beyond the “indie hip-hop” label they’ve been brandished with, EarthGang is ready to reach a wider audience with slick-sharp lyrics that cut through the hazy blur of ratchet rap and an avid interest in never settling, or resting on their laurels.

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Smino Baguetti Artwork

Smino – Baguetti

In the wise opening words of J.I.D, “I need a minute to meditate.” On the new song “Baguetti,” Smino (Zero Fatigue/Downtown/Interscope) is joined by Dreamville’s J.I.D and superproducer Kenny Beats to grant us all three minutes to be still with our thoughts. In his typical eccentric manner, the St. Louis artist acknowledges God for not forsaking him while calling out those who haven’t dropped a metaphorical penny into the collection plate of society. J.I.D then wraps up today’s meditation session with a TED Talk-level explanation of his credentials in the music industry. Fans around the world can now set aside their daily time of peace on all platforms after they aggressively demanded an official release following a snippet.

Earlier this year, Smino released his song “Tempo” for his hardcore fanbase. Last year, Smino was featured on the Dreamville posse cut, “Sacrifices,” with J. Cole, Saba, and Earthgang. He also nabbed a coveted guest spot on Chance the Rapper’s album, The Big Day, on the song, “Eternal,” which peaked at #25 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart. The duo performed the track for the first time at Lollapalooza. Smino is currently gearing up to release new music.

Smino & J.I.D “Baguetti” eSingle Retail: HERE

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Lute Life visual

Lute – Life

Rapper Lute details his personal hardships in new music video for “Life”

“Sometimes life gets crazy. Sometimes I don’t know up from down.”

Rapper Lute gifts his fans on his birthday by dropping his latest single “Life.” In this song, Lute reflects and celebrates as he describes the pressures from those around him, the rap game, and most importantly, himself. The string accompaniment on the production from Lute provides a perfect backdrop for the introspective lyrics and harmonies from Tiera Beverly on the hook. While addressing his messages of self-growth and perseverance to his daughter, Lute is also talking to himself to make sure he practices what he preaches.

The video, directed by Alexander Hall for Haus Elephi, features three generations of his family as well as the recent headlines regarding the protests in the streets and Covid-19. He also dedicates the song and video to those killed on June 21, 2020 on Beatties Ford Road in North Carolina as well as his cousin Marcus Okoye Withers.

Lute has been busy releasing his episodic Gold Mouf Chronicles which features his single “GED (Gettin Every Dolla)” as its opening theme. The 2020 single has become a fan favorite with the music video amassing over 1.8 million views on YouTube. Following its release, Lute stunned fans with a halftime performance during the Hornets vs. Rockets showdown at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2019, the Charlotte rapper teamed up with label head J. Cole, and DaBaby for the track, “Under the Sun,” which was featured on the Grammy-nominated RIAA certified Platinum Dreamville album Revenge of the Dreamers III. With the impressive pace Lute is growing at, fans excitedly wait for what’s next.

EarthGang at Roots Picnic

It’s a busy weekend for the formidable Atlanta duo, EarthGang, who has had an incredible rise since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, Mirrorland last year. The Grammy-nominated pair (Olu and WowGr8), who are known for their vivacious live performance, will join Roots Picnic Festival, digitally, this year performing a cut from the album, “Wings.” Watch Roots Picnic Festival HERE. The performance will come ahead of the BET Awards, in which the pair are nominated for “Best Group” alongside Chloe x Halle, Migos, and more (Sunday, 8 PM ET on BET). And on the topic of groups, EarthGang revived their own supergroup Spillage Village earlier this month with J.I.D, 6lack, Mereba, and others for a timely single called “End of Daze.”

The song comes off their upcoming Spillage Village album, out this year. If you haven’t checked it out, watch the video HERE.

The duo also appears on Louis the Child’s new album, out today. Listen to their collaborative track, “Big Love,” HERE.

Praise for EarthGang:

“Best Rap Performance” & “Best Rap Album” Nominees Grammys 2020

“Best Group” BET Awards 2020

“EarthGang Are Carrying on the Legacy of Freaky Southern Rap” — Pitchfork ‘Rising Artist’ 2019

“High-energy, nimble lyrical flows over haunting beats” — TIME Magazine

“EarthGang’s Transcendental Hip-Hop Is an Homage to “Atlanta” — Hypebeast

About EarthGang

Hailing from Atlanta, GA, EarthGang’s Olu and WowGr8 are the Grammy Award-nominated, Platinum-selling pair who embody the best of the new generation in music — and plenty of critics and fans alike have taken note. Marrying lean, sharp-eyed lyricism with Southern-fried soul, every song arrives fully formed, hitting hard and landing jokes while also delving deep into political issues. Signed to J. Cole’s Intercope imprint, Dreamville, EarthGang first hit a stride with 3-EP project inspired by “The Wiz;” Rags (Scarecrow), Robots (Tinman) and Royalty (the lion). The music saw the duo tour the globe relentlessly supporting J. Cole, Young Thug, Billie Eilish, Mac Miller, Jaden Smith, and more.

In 2019, EarthGang continued their dominance by contributing to the year’s best hip-hop compilation in Revenge of The Dreamers III — which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 charts is RIAA Platinum certified. It shined a spotlight on the pair as they went into the release of their debut major-label album, Mirrorland. The fourteen-track album debuted in the Top 40s of the Billboard 200 charts and #20 in the Rap Albums charts. Featuring special guests Young Thug, T-Pain, Kehlani, Arin Ray, and more — Mirrorland has cemented EarthGang as one of music’s most dynamic forces. Bursting with energy and having garnered a cult-like live following, the ATLiens have been critically praised by the likes of Pitchfork, Hypebeast, Highsnobiety, Hot New Hip Hop, Consequence of Sound, Uproxx, Pigeons & Planes, and more. Stretching beyond the “indie hip-hop” label they’ve been brandished with, EarthGang is ready to reach a wider audience with slick-sharp lyrics that cut through the hazy blur of ratchet rap and an avid interest in never settling, or resting on their laurels.

Follow EarthGang: Website | Instagram | Facebook | SoundCloud | Twitter | Wikipedia

Lute Discusses Mental Health Struggle

While in quarantine, many people have been given the time to face obstacles they’ve chosen to ignore or push aside in the past. The reason for the delay may vary from person to person but it’s never easy to finally confront that issue. For Lute (Dreamville/Interscope Records), he’s now comfortable enough to share with the world his anxiety and his turbulent relationship with it. “Quarantine gave me time to reflect and really take a look at myself in the mirror, so I did,” he said in an exclusive quote. He continued, “Now I want to show y’all what I’ve seen.” In the sixth episode of Gold Mouf Chronicles, he sits with director Alexander Hall and his manager Dho over the phone, to talk through his extended trip to Los Angeles earlier this year from North Carolina and how not being able to record music in a studio for his album due to Covid-19 has aggravated his anxiety. Watch the episode HERE.

In the two very personally revealing conversations, Lute discusses how multiple family members also have anxiety and that when he was young he had open heart surgery, leaving his future up to fate. While the procedure was successful, he constantly felt like he needed to prove something of himself as he made frequent trips to get tests done on his heart until he was 17. His anxiety still affects him today, before shows, daily interactions with his family and team, and even while at home. His anxiety attacks have also occurred in very public moments, most notably during his Dreamville Fest set in and halftime performance during the Hornets vs. Rockets game March 2020. After a particularly bad attack last year, he started taking medication as well as attending meditation and breathing sessions at a dojo to help cope with his anxiety.  The episode ends with an explanation for the Gold Mouf Chronicles—an honest, fun look behind the usually reserved person known as Lute—and some daily affirmations we can all live by each day.

The series features Lute’s latest single “GED (Gettin Every Dolla)” as its opening theme. The single, which debuted in early 2020 following a cryptic social media campaign, has become a fan favorite. The Neal Farmer-directed video, has now amassed over 1.6 MM views on YouTube. Following its release, Lute stunned fans with a halftime performance during the Hornets vs. Rockets showdown at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2019, the Charlotte rapper teamed up with label head J. Cole, and hip hop phenom DaBaby for the track, “Under the Sun,” which was featured on the Grammy-nominated RIAA certified Platinum Dreamville album Revenge of the Dreamers III. Fans can catch the latest episodes of Gold Mouf Chronicles by visiting www.gettineverydolla.com.

Watch Lute’s “Gold Mouf Chronicles” Special Edition Episode Video HERE.

View Lute’s “GED (Gettin Every Dolla)” eSingle Retail HERE.

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“Gold Mouf Chronicles” – Episode 2

DREAMVILLE’S LUTE RELEASES SECOND EPISODE OF “GOLD MOUF CHRONICLES”

Artist Discusses His Childhood and Love for Cars While Building a Model ‘87 Buick

Rapper Lute (Dreamville/Interscope Records) has just released the second episode of his mini-series, Gold Mouf Chronicles. Directed and edited by Alexander Hall, the eight-episode online series offers a vivid look into the rapper’s passions and talents, which extend far beyond music. The second episode, highlights Lute’s love of cars, as he prepares to build a model version of the ‘87 Buick Grand National. Lute opens up about his childhood, touching on the relationship with his brother and their humble beginnings in Charlotte, NC. “For me, music, art and cars are one in the same. It’s all about expressing yourself and what you love,” Lute says. Loyal fans will appreciate the introspective narrative and insight offered during the 4-minute video, released today. You can watch the second episode HERE.

Last month, the Gold Mouf Chronicles series debuted with the lead episode, “The Joy of Painting with Gold Mouf.” Styled after Bob Ross’ classic PBS program The Joy of Painting, Lute showed off his artistic skills while painting a Keith Haring-inspired spaceship. Watch HERE.

The series’ theme song comes by way of Lute’s latest single “GED (Gettin Every Dolla),” whose Neal Farmer-directed video,  has now amassed over 1MM views on YouTube. In 2019, Lute teamed up with label head J. Cole, and hip hop phenom DaBaby for the fan favorite, “Under the Sun,” which was featured on the Grammy-nominated RIAA certified Gold Dreamville album Revenge of the Dreamers III. Last month, Lute stunned fans when he performed an exciting halftime set during the Hornets vs. Rockets showdown at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Fans are encouraged to keep up with Gold Mouf Chronicles by visiting gettineverydolla.com

Lute’s “Gold Mouf Chronicles” Mini-Series Video:

Lute’s “GED (Gettin Every Dolla)” eSingle Retail:

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Rileyy Lanez – “Left 4 Me”

RISING R&B SINGER/SONGWRITER RILEYY LANEZ DEBUTS NEW SONG “LEFT 4 ME”

Watch the Official Video HERE

Today, budding R&B songstress Rileyy Lanez has released a new song “Left 4 Me” – listen HERE. Written by Rileyy and producers Click N Press (Dreamville, Queen Naija), “Left 4 Me” chronicles how one can feel alone and fed up with imbalances in a relationship. The track comes alongside an official video with Rileyy’s hometown of NYC as the backdrop. Watch HERE.

In speaking about the track, Rileyy says: “‘Left 4 Me’ is about a time I was so busy dwelling on the person I was with and making their mind up instead of focusing on me. Writing the song was a lesson in disguise instead of dwelling on something I can’t have, it taught me to focus on all the things I do have and that’s myself, my career, happiness, freedom etc. The video shows that shift, I’m literally in the street dancing with my girls, releasing the hurt, being free, and moving on.”

Born and raised in the Bronx, 19-year-old Rileyy Lanez pulls no punches with her heart-on-her sleeve R&B music. In May of 2019, she released her original song “I’m Leaving,” which has over 16M streams and 7M+ video views. Rileyy is also featured on Lil Tjay’s album track “Post To Be,” and just last week she launched her vlog series “LANEZ LIFE” – watch the first episode HERE.

Stay tuned for more from Rileyy Lanez coming soon!

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LUTE × MINI-SERIES

DREAMVILLE’S LUTE RELEASES NEW MINI-SERIES, “GOLD MOUF CHRONICLES”
 
In the ever-creative Dreamville fashion, rapper Lute (Dreamville/Interscope Records) has announced the release of his very own mini-series, “Gold Mouf Chronicles,” to aid in the promotion of his latest single “GED (Gettin Every Dolla).” The eight-episode online series, directed and edited by Alexander Hall, features the artist’s alter ego, Gold Mouf as he partakes in a host of activities and pranks. Just shy of five minutes, the first episode, “The Joy of Painting with Gold Mouf” is styled after a classic PBS program hosted by the late Bob Ross (The Joy of Painting).

The episode opens with a mild-mannered Lute who quickly transitions into the charismatic, though slightly foul-mouthed, Gold Mouf, who walks viewers through the painting of a Keith Haring-inspired spaceship. Both intriguing and informative, viewers will appreciate the rapper’s intellect and ability to seamlessly slip between his two personas. You can watch the first episode HERE.

The online series serves as the second wave of promotion for the recently released “GED (Gettin Every Dolla),” which serves as the opening theme song. The single was first teased through a barrage of cryptic commercials which appeared heavily on social media early this year. The accompanying Neal Farmer-directed video has racked up over 1MM views on YouTube. Lute continues to generate buzz for his undeniable skills as an emcee, as well as his incredible fashion sense. He can be heard on the Grammy-nominated RIAA certified Gold compilation album Revenge of the Dreamers III; receiving significant praise for his work on the track, “Under the Sun.” The certified Gold collaboration features the Charlotte-born, Lute, and fellow North Carolinians: superstar and label head, J-Cole, and popular rising artist, DaBaby. With regards to fashion, Lute has been featured on Vogue and Refinery29’s “Best Dressed Men” compilations. Most recently, Lute shined when he performed a halftime set during a Hornets vs. Rockets showdown at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. As part of the event, Dreamville gifted 7,500 fans with limited edition apparel.

For more information visit gettineverydolla.com.

Lute’s “Gold Mouf Chronicles” Mini-Series

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Lute’s “GED (Gettin Every Dolla)” eSingle

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*Photo credit: 12am Collective

Smino Unleashes “Reverend” Track

Smino is on a roll. The St. Louis rap phenomenon has been flowing nonstop since the release of his sophomore album, NOIR, last November. His latest single, “Reverend,” produced by Chicago newcomer, prodxvzn, is a lyrical stream of consciousness that serves as another testament to the midwest MC’s otherworldy gifts. Listen HERE.

The artist is currently featured on the Dreamville posse cut, “Sacrifices,” with J. Cole, Saba and Earth Gang. He also nabbed a coveted guest spot on Chance the Rapper’s album, The Big Day, on the song, “Eternal.” The duo recently performed it for the first time at Lollapalooza and, by all accounts, ripped the stage.

Earlier this year, Smino headlined the sold-out “Hoopti Tour,” which took him to 33 cities across the United States, Canada and England and appeared on an episode of Wild’n Out. His new single “Reverend” is now available at all digital retailers via Zero Fatigue/Downtown Interscope Records.

Smino “Reverend” eSingle.

Ari Lennox “BMO” Music Video

Dreamville/Interscope Records is pleased to announce the release of singer-songwriter Ari Lennox’s extra-sensory new video for “BMO.” Directed by child., the down-to-earth clip features the D.C.-born diva booed up and chilling in all her glory, watch HERE.

“BMO” is the third official single from Lennox’s critically acclaimed debut album, Shea Butter Baby, which dropped in May of this year.  A fan favorite, the song has catapulted up the charts and is currently Top 20 at Urban Radio, and #34 and rising on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.

Meanwhile, the project’s lead single, also called “Shea Butter Baby” (featuring label head and MC J. Cole), is currently #13 at Urban AC Radio and still climbing. The accompanying music video, directed by Bennett Johnson, has amassed a whopping 18 million views on YouTube alone.

On August 24th, Lennox will headline Live Nation Urban’s Femme It Forward music series in Philadelphia, PA..  The singer, who recently wrapped an impressive U.S. run in support of her album, will also join Lizzo’s Cuz I Love you Too Tour for another spin around the states.

That cross-country trek launches Friday, September 7th in New Orleans, LA and will conclude on Friday, October 25th in Las Vegas, NV. Once she’s fulfilled her duties stateside, Lennox will then head overseas for the Shea Butter Baby International Tour and play shows in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium and the United Kingdom. Ari Lennox recently delivered an intoxicating and smooth performance of “I’ve Been” on COLORS, check it out HERE.

Shea Butter Baby is available now on digital retailers worldwide.