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NORTH AVE JAX – LAZY, BUT I HAVE GOALS

On August 17, 2022, Burlington Vermont native North Ave Jax releases his sentimental debut project LaZy, but i have goals‘ and drops new mini documentary music video for single “Eastside” directed by Kelly Butts-Spirito.

LaZy, but i have goals ” tells a true story of how North Ave Jax is on his way to becoming a big-time hero in the small town of Burlington, VT. The 10-track debut project journeys vicariously through the 20 year-old’s artistic ethos as well as his ability to resonate the sustenance of hunger and success. LISTEN HERE 

WATCH MUSIC VIDEO FOR “Eastside” HERE 

LaZy, but i have goals‘ fulfills the idea that goal setting and goal achieving are not dependent on whether you live in a small town. Through 10 tracks the mixtape serves to communicate a heart-felt understanding of those who may have lost their way or are struggling to find it as nothing worth having had come easy for North Ave Jax while growing up in section 8 housing on North Ave. Irrespective of him becoming one of the state’s best athletes, the 20 year-old carried himself stoically which led to a constant battle with his inner struggles of anxiety, substance abuse, and everything in between.

The debut mixtape characterizes North Ave Jax’s impactful lyricism through the dark experiences and situations he has gone through in which he has only been able to express musically. ‘LaZy, but i have goals‘ not only ventilates Jax’s thoughts and feelings to the world but also details the sustained effort of coming face to face with issues emanating from drug addiction and lack of self-love that inevitably led him to drop out of high school, lose touch with his friends, and completely isolating himself for the time-being.

This project builds purpose to individuals who assimilate to those factors of feeling inadequate to today’s societal standards. In the course of the mixtape’s themes, North Ave Jax wholeheartedly brings his vision and imagination to fruition as the dynamic duo of goal setting and goal achieving conceptualize that his goals are not one bit modest.

The audio visual for the mixtape’s focus track, “Eastside”, as narrated by hometown close friend and director Kelly Butts-Spiritorecounts the trials and tribulations of North Ave Jax and how their genuineness bond and brotherhood has led them one step closer to their fondest dreams and ardent desires. Through their passion for creativity and humble beginnings filming music videos in an empty parking lot and recording freestyles on a gaming microphone, LaZy, but i have goals‘ sends a broad message that growing up may not be what it seems and that it’s not too late to become the person that you actually are who you may want to be.

Over the last few months, North Ave Jax has had successful releases such as “Trust Nobody”, “Play Dumb”, and “The Fall”, as well as a complete 750 person sold-out hometown show at the Higher Ground Ballroom which took place April 16th in Vermont. North Ave Jax is only at the start of his career, stay tuned for more exciting announcements to come later this year.

Khalid – Last Call

Multiplatinum selling global superstar Khalid released his new track “Last Call” via Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records. Written by Khalid and produced by Digi, “Last Call” comes alongside a new music video directed by Levi Turner and Cody Laplan, where he pays homage to his growth from American Teen to now. Watch HERE

On the song, Khalid shared “I’m really excited to share “Last Call” with all my fans. It’s important to me to commemorate this day and look back at everything that has happened. I can’t believe it’s been 5 years already. I hope you guys enjoy it and celebrate with me and all we’ve done together.”

March 3 marked the 5th anniversary of Khalid’s GRAMMY nominated debut album American Teen, featuring smash hit singles “Location” and “Young, Dumb and Broke.”  Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, celebrated the milestone with the launch of American Teen: The Yearbook, a high school-themed virtual hub for fans to revisit the groundbreaking album through various content. The site serves as a 2017 time-capsule that includes music videos, archival photos, a superlative generator, a quiz, and access to an exclusive American Teen merch collection highlighting the album iconography. American Teen is now available as a lyric video/ visual playlist and in spatial hi-res audio formats (Dolby Atmos and 360RA).

American Teen is now RIAA certified 4x platinum in the United States with Khalid’s debut single “Location” earning a rare, certified diamond status (10x platinum). “Young, Dumb and Broke” is certified 9x platinum, “8TEEN” is certified 3x platinum and “Coaster” is certified 2x platinum. 

Visit American Teen: The Yearbook HERE. Find the American Teen exclusive merch collection HERE.

Khalid recently released his Scenic Drive tape which features collaborations from critically acclaimed stars such as Alicia Keys, Ari Lennox, 6LACK, Lucky Daye, JID, Smino, Majid Jordan, Kiana Ledé, and QUIN. Check it out HERE

About Khalid

Multi-platinum selling global superstar Khalid, who was named one of Time’s Most Influential People of 2019, has taken the world by storm since his first single, the certified diamond “Location” (released right before his high school graduation) exploded onto the scene leading to a major label deal with Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records followed by the release of his debut album, the 4x platinum-certified, American Teen. His sophomore album Free Spirit, released to critical acclaim in 2019, was declared a New York Times “Critic’s Pick” and was called “superb” by the Associated Press. The album, which has been certified platinum by the RIAA, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and features the Grammy-nominated multi-format #1 single “Talk”. Free Spirit has garnered over 11 billion streams worldwide. Khalid, who has been called a “pop prodigy” by Rolling Stone has been streamed over 30 billion times worldwide across all partners, has been nominated for 7 Grammys and has won numerous awards including 6 Billboard Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards, a Teen Choice Award, an MTV Video Music Award and an MTV Woodie Award. Khalid has collaborated with some of music’s biggest stars including his #1 singles “Love Lies” (with Normani), “Eastside” (with Halsey and Benny Blanco) as well as hits with artists Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Marshmello, and more. The Mayor and Council of the City of El Paso honored Khalid with a “Key To The City” marking September 13th, 2018 “Khalid Day.” Khalid, alongside his mother, launched The Great Khalid Foundation, which is committed to helping families by alleviating a burden of need.

Lead Press Photo via Ro Lexx for use by 360 Magazine

Khalid – Present

Multi-platinum selling global superstar Khalid releases the music video to his new track “Present” today. The video, which was shot in Los Angeles last month, is directed by Wendy Morgan. Check it out HERE.

“Present” is the lead track off Khalid’s new tape “Scenic Drive” which will be released Friday via Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records. “Present,” which was written by Khalid came out in October to rave reviews with Complex praising his “…always on-point vocals” while Billboard stated “…the new song both embraces the tenets of old-school R&B while relying on Khalid’s warble to convey a sense of urgency, making for a nice reminder of the singer-songwriter’s talent and range.” Listen HERE.

Earlier this week Khalid dropped the tracklist for “Scenic Drive” along with sharing the incredible collaborators on the project.

Tracklist

1 Intro feat. Alicia Keys 

2 Present

3 Backseat 

4 Retrograde feat. 6LACK & Lucky Daye 

5 Brand New feat. QUIN 

6 All I Feel Is Rain feat. JID 

7 Voicemail feat. Kiana Ledé 

8 Open feat. Majid Jordan  

9 Scenic Drive feat. Ari Lennox & Smino  

About Khalid

Multi-platinum selling global superstar Khalid, who was named one of Time’s Most Influential People of 2019, has taken the world by storm since his first single, the 5x platinum “Location” (released right before his high school graduation) exploded onto the scene leading to a major label deal with Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records followed by the release of his debut album, the double platinum-certified, American Teen. His sophomore album Free Spirit, released to critical acclaim in 2019, was declared a New York Times “Critic’s Pick” and was called “superb” by the Associated Press. The album, which has been certified platinum by the RIAA, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and features the Grammy-nominated multi-format #1 single “Talk”. Free Spirit has garnered over 11 billion streams worldwide. Khalid, who has been called a “pop prodigy” by Rolling Stone has been streamed over 30 billion times worldwide across all partners, has been nominated for 7 Grammys and has won numerous awards including 6 Billboard Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards, a Teen Choice Award, an MTV Video Music Award and an MTV Woodie Award. Khalid has collaborated with some of music’s biggest stars including his #1 singles “Love Lies” (with Normani), “Eastside” (with Halsey and Benny Blanco) as well as hits with artists Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Marshmello and more. The Mayor and Council of the City of El Paso honored Khalid with a “Key To The City” marking September 13th, 2018 “Khalid Day.” Khalid, alongside his mother, launched The Great Khalid Foundation, which is committed to helping families by alleviating a burden of need. Khalid’s “Free Spirit World Tour” took him to arenas all over the globe in 2019. In 2020, Khalid released his critically acclaimed track “Eleven” and his smash hit “Know Your Worth” with Disclosure. He was named the youngest artist to surpass 15 billion streams on Spotify alone and was named BMI’s Pop Songwriter of the Year (alongside Post Malone.) Earlier this year, Khalid debuted his track “New Normal” at Virgin Galactic’s “Unity 22” Spaceflight launch. Not only did “New Normal” play in the shuttle during its descent back to earth, but Khalid was also on hand to perform for the crew, including Sir Richard Branson, after they completed their mission.