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TYGA – BORED IN THE HOUSE

GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum modern hip-hop icon Tyga releases his new single “Bored in the House” featuring Curtis Roach. Get it HERE.

The track, produced by Pliznaya, comes a week after Tyga posted his now viral TikTok lip-syncing Curtis Roach’s original rap. Tyga’s 10-second take on being bored in his house has garnered more than 35 million views and over 4.5 million likes in just 7 days.

“Bored in the House” arrives hot on the heels of Tyga’s red-hot collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion “Freak” and his previous viral smash “Ayy Macarena”, which has totaled nearly a-quarter-of-a-billion streams and counting. Tyga also dropped a remix of “Ayy Macarena” featuring Latin superstar Ozuna. About this version, Billboard wrote, Ozuna’s 30-second rap verse is about a man who makes the ladies swoon with his luxurious lifestyle.” The animated clip already cracked 6 million views and counting. View it HERE.

ABOUT TYGA:
As a rapper, entrepreneur, and influential force, Tyga maintains his place at the forefront of hip-hop and the culture. Since emerging in 2008, his influence consistently grew year after year to affect nearly every facet of the mainstream. Throughout his career, he earned dozens of multiplatinum certifications around the world, including the quadruple-platinum “Rack City,” triple-platinum “Faded,” and double-platinum “Ayo” with Chris Brown, to name a few. In 2018, he turned up with his most successful single to date “Taste” [feat. Offset]. Not only did it go six-times platinum and clinch #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it generated over 1 billion cumulative streams. It also paved the way for his 2019 opus, Legendary, released via his own Last Kings Records / Empire Distribution. Legendary crashed the Top 20 on the Top 200 chart, scored a gold certification release week, and accumulated 5 billion streams in under a year. Tyga perennially holds a place in the Top 30 of the “Most Streamed Artists on Spotify.” His influence continues to grow with each subsequent album.

JOYNER LUCAS – ADHD

2x GRAMMY® Award-nominated rapper Joyner Lucas has released his powerful new album, ADHD, today. The video for the project’s latest single, “Will,” an incredibly creative tribute to the rap and film star Will Smith, hit the #1 trending spot at YouTube earlier in the week.


WATCH “WILL”


WATCH WILL SMITH’S REACTION TO WATCHING THE “WILL” VIDEO


Earlier in the month, Lucas released the video for his song, “Lotto.”


WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “LOTTO”


Last month saw the arrival of another single, “Revenge.” Named by Apple Music’s Beats 1 as Zane Lowe’s World Record upon its February release, the track’s powerful official companion video is streaming now via YouTube HERE, where it has quickly drawn more than 4 million individual views thus far.


Lucas wrapped up his extraordinary 2019 with the release of the ADHD project’s acclaimed title track, “ADHD.” Furthermore, the official “ADHD with Revenge Intro” companion video has earned over 15 million individual views via YouTube. Co-directed by Lucas and his longtime filmmaking collaborator Ben Proulx (“I’m Not Racist,” “ISIS,” “Devil’s Work,” “Champagne for Everybody”), “ADHD with Revenge Intro” was shot in one single take, documented in an exclusive behind-the-scenes “The Making of ADHD.”


“ADHD with Revenge Intro” was met with national acclaim upon its December premiere, with Rolling Stone writing, “The video opens with a jarring scene in which Lucas spits the furious bars of ‘Revenge’ while standing outside a pharmaceutical facility with a bomb strapped to his chest and a SWAT team bearing down on him. The timer on the bomb hits zero as ‘Revenge’ ends and the clip jumps to find Lucas waking up for the day as ‘ADHD’ begins. The ‘ADHD’ portion of the video uses the magic of green screen to show Lucas in an array of scenes, where the quotidian aspects of daily life — going to school, eating dinner, going grocery shopping — are marred by the constant pressure to quell his ADHD with pills. The only respite Lucas seems to get is when he takes the stage to perform live near the end of the video, although in the final moment of the clip, he does reluctantly take his medication before going to sleep.”


Freed at long last from his commitment to a major label, 2019 marked what was undoubtedly the most successful and productive year of Lucas’s brilliant career thus far. The year kicked off with the iconic rapper’s first ever GRAMMY® Award nominations, including a “Best Music Video” nod for his landmark single/visual, “I’m Not Racist” – now with over 136 million views – as well as a “Best Rap Song” nomination honoring Eminem’s worldwide smash, “Lucky You (Feat. Joyner Lucas).”


Lucas first heralded the ADHD project in late 2018 with “I Love,” which premiered exclusively via Apple Music’s Beats 1 as Zane Lowe’s World Record, and continued with the 2019 arrival of “Devil’s Work.” Fraught with frustration, rage, and sadness, the track sees Lucas paying his respects to deceased musicians such as 2Pac, Michael Jackson, and Nipsey Hussle, while also provocatively suggesting a few people “who deserve to die instead.”


“ISIS (Feat. Logic)” followed, marking the culmination of a long-standing beef between the two talented MCs. The track reached the top 25 on Billboard’s “Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs” chart while also earning wide-ranging praise, with Hot New Hip Hop deeming it a “hard-hitting, bars-heavy anthem.” Billboard praised the militarized “ISIS” video, noting “(Lucas) serves as a soldier on an army base for the duration of the clip, as he and Logic exchange scintillating bars on the front lines in uniform.”


“Broke & Stupid” dropped next, paired with a powerhouse companion video – streaming HERE – that displays Lucas’ compassion and commitment to his Worcester, MA roots by gifting a number of homeless residents of the neighborhood’s Lakeside Drive with haircuts, new wardrobes, and a much needed sense of dignity.


Lucas kicked off the summer with the kinetic “10 Bands,” his second partnership with the one and only Timbaland following 2018’s hit collaboration with Meek Mill, “Run It.” The single was joined by a wildly colorful companion video, streaming HERE.


As confident and charismatic on stage as he is in the studio, Lucas spent much of last fall traveling North America as special guest on his friend and collaborator Chris Brown’s epic IndiGOAT Tour. A wide range of live dates are slated for 2020 – for updates, please visit www.joynerlucas.com.


As if his prodigious musical output weren’t enough, Lucas is also a dedicated philanthropist, innovator, and entrepreneur. “Lotto” – along with all previously released ADHD tracks – was created entirely on the groundbreaking artists platform, Tully. Founded in 2015 by Lucas and manager/technology entrepreneur Dhruv Joshi, the Tully App puts the power of production, promotion, and distribution into the hands of the creators themselves, enabling artists and their teams to better utilize digital tools while streamlining invention and the collaborative process. Tully is available now via Apple’s App Store and Google Play; for more information, please visit https://tullyapp.com.


As if all that weren’t enough, Lucas stands tall among hip-hop’s most in-demand collaborators and featured artists, including a string of single releases – “Stranger Things,” “I Don’t Die,” and “Just Let Go” – which marked the start of a collaborative work in progress with Chris Brown entitled ANGELS & DEMONS. More recently, Lucas and Brown teamed up for “Need A Stack (Feat. Lil Wayne & Joyner Lucas),” an acclaimed highlight of Breezy’s 2019 worldwide #1 LP, INDIGO.


Other shared tracks include Meek Mill’s aforementioned “Run It (Feat. Joyner Lucas),” Too $hort’s “Ain’t My Girlfriend (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih, French Montana, Joyner Lucas),” “Wrote My Way Out Remix (Feat, Royce Da 5’9″, Joyner Lucas, Black Thought, Aloe Blacc)” – originally featured on 2016’s chart-topping THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE – and of course, Eminem’s “Lucky You (Feat. Joyner Lucas),” the latter of which reached #6 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” – Lucas’ top 10 debut and highest chart placement to date – before earning a GRAMMY® Award nomination for “Best Rap Song.” Moreover, “Lucky You (Feat. Joyner Lucas)” proved an international blockbuster, ascending to the top 10 on charts in such far-flung locales as Australia, Canada, Finland, Greece, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The “Lucky You” companion video was equally popular, now with over 133 million views via YouTube.

Khalid- Know Your Worth

Multi-platinum global superstar Khalid drops the music video for “Know Your Worth.” The video premiered on MTVU, MTV Live and MTV Biggest Pop.

The video is directed by Daniel Russel. Watch HERE.

“Know Your Worth” (Khalid x Disclosure ) was released earlier this year via Right Hand Music Group / RCA Records and has amassed over 78M streams globally.

Check out Khalid performing it on The Ellen DeGeneres Show HERE.

*Photo Credit: ro.lexx

KAILEE MORGUE – KNEW YOU

Today, bedroom-pop sorceress Kailee Morgue returns with a new single entitled “Knew You.”
 
Get it HERE via Republic Records.
 
Produced by Heavy, the track signals a moment of evolution for the Arizona-born singer and songwriter as she delivers her first proper love song…with a twist, of course.
 
On “Knew You,” she said, “I’ve finally allowed myself to start writing love songs and about relationships. I never indulged in this style before. I’d just gotten into a relationship where I was constantly writing about love and that dynamic. I was super playful, but honest. I’m being really open.”
 
“Knew You” sets the stage for more music and other surprises to come from Kailee Morgue in the near future.
 
Kailee Morgue

After quietly establishing herself as an iconoclastic force with 60 million streams and widespread acclaim by everyone from The New York Times to Highsnobiety, the Phoenix-based siren unearths a torrent of intense emotions in 2020.

A three-year journey from a part-time job slinging fast food to emerging as a subversive pop wunderkind allowed the 21-year-old to do so. Along the way, she unveiled a series of fan favorite anthems, beginning with the breakthrough “Medusa” [7.6 million Spotify streams], “Siren” [8.2 million Spotify streams], “Do You Feel This Way” [feat. Whethan] [6.7 million Spotify streams] and “What The Hell Happened To Us” [24.2 million Spotify streams] from Quinn XCII’s The Story of Us. Not to mention, she attracted tastemaker praise from The FADER, NYLON, Pigeons & Planes, PAPER, Vice’s i-D and Teen Vogue. Between packing houses coast-to-coast on tour, she joined forces with Hayley Kiyoko on the 2019 single “Headcase.” In addition to tallying 2.6 million Spotify streams, Ones To Watch pegged it as “an Early Contender for 2019’s Best Pop Moment,” and Billboard dubbed it, “a dreamy trip through the 20-year-old’s mind.” Along the way, she sharpened the edge of her signature sound with a powerful progression hinted at by “Knew You” and more to come.

*Photo credit: Kayla Dewees

ARI LENNOX – REMIX

Esteemed vocalist Ari Lennox (Dreamville/Interscope Records) displays her sultry stylings once again as she presents the Shea Butter Baby (Remix EP). Lennox solicits stellar crooner Durand Bernarr, rapper Smino and the popular cross-genre Doja Cat for the three track EP, released today. Each track offers its own unique take on the original, while still maintaining Lennox’s soulful vibe; with production courtesy of J. Cole, Craig Brockman, Omen, Ron Gilmore and Elite. The project includes remakes of “I Been” and “Facetime,” while Doja Cat lends her distinct sound and verse to “BMO.” The latter served as the third official single from Lennox’s acclaimed debut album, Shea Butter Baby, which also spawned the hit records, “Shea Butter Baby” with J. Cole and fan favorite, “New Apartment.”  The album landed on eight year-end lists for “Top Album,” including those compiled by the Associated Press, Billboard, NPR and Complex. You can listen to the Shea Butter Baby (Remix EP) HERE.

Ari Lennox’s unprecedented success was marked by an exciting 2019. The DC-born singer-songwriter preceded the release of her debut album by performing in front of 40,000 fans at the inaugural Dreamville Festival. The songstress continued on to headline the sold-out Shea Butter Baby Tour before joining Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You Tour. In August, Lennox headlined Live Nation Urban’s Femme It Forward music series in Philadelphia, PA. Her work earned her nominations at the 2019 Soul Train. This year, Lennox earned nominations at the NAACP and iHeart Music Awards, and she received a GRAMMY nomination for her work on the Dreamville album, Revenge of the Dreamers III. Lennox continues to work on new music as she looks forward to an equally captivating 2020.

Shea Butter Baby Remix EP
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SAYGRACE RELEASES A VEVO EXCLUSIVE VERSION OF “BOYS AIN’T SHIT”

“BOYS AIN’T SHIT” (Live Performance) WATCH THE LIVE PERFORMANCE HERE:

LISTEN to the orignal track here HERE:

SAYGRACE’s EP The Defining Moments of SAYGRACE: Girlhood, Fuckboys & Situationships

Out Now Via RCA Records.

What the Press is Saying About Saygrace:

“Impeccable…”Here’s to the 22-year-old finally getting the

recognition she deserves””- Idolator

“spotlights the rising star’s rich, bluesy vocals”- Consequence of Sound Bouncing between soulful vocals and spurts of rapping, SAYGRACE gets everything off her chest…“…the songstress changed her moniker and gained a new sense of self.” – Earmilk Listen to SAYGRACE’s Interview with NPR’s “All Things Considered”

About SAYGRACE and “Boys Ain’t Shit” The video for ‘Boys Ain’t Shit’ has already enjoyed over 6 million views, and the single has been

trending on TikTok with over 200k video creations. Watch SAYGRACE’s Genius Verified interview HERE.

“Boys Ain’t Shit” finds SAYGRACE flipping the script on a man who

pushed her to the breaking point — but instead of vectoring in on the problems in their situationship, SAYGRACE turned the track into an anthem for all women who feel like swiping, doing emotional labor, and the interchangeable nature of modern dating is dehumanizing.

SAYGRACE thinks of her lyrics as a message to the younger version of herself, and a message to any woman who needs to hear it; that in a world that’s always trying to shrink you, you can be as big as you want. “As women we’re told all your value is placed on how fuckable you are, but I refuse to accept that as reality,” she says. “What I realized as I got older is that nothing is more powerful than divine feminine energy and when women come together and support each other the possibilities are infinite.” SAYGRACE is all about finding her place and her power as a young woman despite sometimes still feeling like a lost kid in this big world.

Her EP, The Defining Moments of SayGrace: Girlhood, Fuckboys & Situationships, is her manifesto.

The Defining Moments of SAYGRACE: Girlhood, Fuckboys & Situationships HERE

Get more of the latest on SAYGRACE by following her on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook. Press photos and more available HERE

SELENA GOMEZ – DANCE AGAIN

Gomez released a new video for the song “Dance Again” from her critically acclaimed album RARE via Interscope Records. Watch HERE.

In addition, new “Dance Again” merchandise, in partnership with Bravado, is available via the online store. A portion of the proceeds will benefit MusiCares® who have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help those in the music community affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

To donate to MusiCares please click HERE.  

ABOUT MUSICARES

A friend and ally of the music community, MusiCares was established by the Recording Academy to safeguard the health and well-being of all music people. A four-star charity and safety net in times of need, MusiCares offers confidential preventive, recovery, and emergency programs to address financial, medical, and personal health issues. Through the generosity of our donors and volunteer professionals, our dedicated team works across the country to ensure the music community has the resources and support it needs. For more information, visit www.grammy.com/musicares, “like” MusiCares on Facebook, and follow @MusiCares on Twitter and Instagram.

RARE is available HERE via Interscope Records

LIL MOSEY – BLUEBERRY FAYGO

LIL MOSEY RELEASES VISUAL FOR HIS MASSIVE HIT “BLUEBERRY FAYGO”
 
Lil Mosey (Mogul Vision/Interscope Records) took the internet by storm with the unofficial leak of his now-massive hit record, “Blueberry Faygo.” Now, as the official release continues to climb the charts with over 150 million global streams, the Seattle rapper is ready to bless fans with an equally enticing video, debuting on Lyrical Lemonade. Directed by Cole Bennett, the visual provides a great deal of escapism as Lil Mosey enjoys a vibrant and sunny pool party. Bennett manages to incorporate everything from synchronized swimmers to an enormous balloon pit as Lil Mosey showcases his more jovial side. The video, shot at the renowned Hype House, also features TikTok influencers Addison Rae and Lil Huddy. Both dancers played a major role in helping the song to go viral. You can watch the video HERE.

Since its February release, “Blueberry Faygo” continues to climb the charts, boasting impressive stats. Jumping 15 slots from last week, the single now sits at #38 on Billboard’s Hot 100. It also holds the #20 position on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart; a 13 slot increase from the previous week. The single is now #3 on the Spotify US Chart. Produced by Callan, the track features a subtle sample of Johnny Gill’s “My, My, My.” An early version of the track ripped through the internet in late 2019 spawning a number of imposters and a detailed write-up in Rolling Stone’s article “The Curious Case of a Leaked Hit.” The situation marked the end of a wildly exciting year for the artist who released his debut album in November before embarking on the duly-titled Certified Hitmaker World Tour. The project peaked at #12 on the Billboard 200 and featured appearances by Gunna, AJ Tracey, Trippie Redd and Chris Brown. In 2018, Lil Mosey released his first project, Northsbest which featured the platinum hit “Noticed” and which laid the framework for the inaugural Northsbest Fest in Seattle. Due to the current global pandemic, Lil Mosey recently announced the postponement of his international headlining tour, originally slated for summer 2020. Fans are asked to stay tuned for rescheduled dates. Visit www.lilmosey.com for more information.

DYAMOND DOLL – D.WADE

Meet Miami’s hottest newcomer in Hip-Hop, 27-year-old Dyamond Doll, is taking the Miami scene by storm and is one to watch.  Her first official single and video titled “D.Wade,” meant to be an uplifting anthem during these perilous times, has already won the approval of the subject himself, Dwyane Wade.  Dyamond is releasing the video alongside Miami legend Trina.

View video and listen to song here

View Dwyane Wade rocking to the song here

To help the community during the current Coronavirus crisis, and to coincide with the launch of the video, Dyamond, Trina and Dark Boys Records are giving away $1,000 to the winner of the dance challenge.  Moreso, with the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Dyamond, Trina and Dark Boys Records are also giving other participants $150 dollar gift cards to Costco, Walmart, Publix, and other stores to help fellow Miamians during this Coronavirus crisis to #giveback and #stayHome. Users should hashtag their videos #dyamondDWadeChallenge

For interview requests, please contact me. DWade commented on Dyamond Doll’s Instagram page loving the song (found in the release below) and DWade’s wife Gabriel Union has shared the song on Social Media, inspiring the DWade dance challenge.