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BLACK THOUGHT RELEASES EP “STREAMS OF THOUGHT, VOL. 3: CANE & ABLE”

“Black Thought, the rapper, MC for The Roots and freestyle genius, goes all-in on the latest installment of his stunning Streams of Thought trilogy” – NPR

Renowned, legendary MC for GRAMMY-Award-winning, platinum-certified, hip-hop luminaries The Roots, Black Thought releases today his new EP, Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able, and is available at all digital retailers. The third installment, including lead single “Thought Vs Everyone,” continues the critically acclaimed “Streams of Thought” series launched by Black Thought.

Listen/download “Steams of Thought Vol. 3: Cane & Able” HERE.

Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able was produced entirely by Sean C (JayZ, Diddy, Pusha T, Joey Badass). The thirteen-track collection sees Black Thought continue to hone his inimitable and impenetrable improvisation. The EP includes features with heavy hitters like Swizz Beats, Portugal The Man, Pusha T, ScHoolboy Q, The Last Artful, and Dodgr.

Black Thought teamed up with a Black American visual artist for the cover in service of a mission to elevate hip-hop to high art. This time, he worked with Khari Turner who created a stunning portrait inspired by the MC for the album cover.

Khari Turner’s work right now is a diary of struggle and overcoming struggle. He explores the history of Black defeat, Black revolutions and Black accomplishments coalescing through mark making, realism, and expressionism.

Black Thought’s previously released “Streams of Thought, Vol. 1&Vol. 2” have set the stage for the follow-up’s arrival. A tastemaker-approved phenomenon, Pitchfork, proclaimed it, “a small testament to his sustained excellence. “Rolling Stone, and more offered praise. In addition to bowing in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top Independent Album charts, “Thought” and “Twofifteen” both surpassed 2 million Spotify streams each.

Streams Of Thought, Vol. 3 Track List

About Black Thought

As Co-Founder of The Roots, a critically acclaimed solo artist, actor, writer, producer, and creator, Tariq Trotter, aka Black Thought, has quietly affirmed himself as one of the most prolific, prescient, and powerful voices in hip-hop. Over the course of his career, he has won four GRAMMY Awards and three NCAAP Image Awards. Not only did he deliver eleven applauded albums with The Roots, but the group also joined The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as the house band and is now a beloved mainstay of late-night television.

Beyond collaborations with everyone from Eminem, John Legend, J Dilla, and Big Pun, Linkin Park, Logic, and Fall Out Boy, he co-produced the multiplatinum GRAMMY-award-winning, original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton. Alongside fellow The Roots co-founder Questlove, he launched the production company Two One Five Entertainment, executive producing the AMC documentary series, Hip-Hop: The Songs That Shook America. Teaming up with Academy-Award-winner John Ridley, he makes his theater debut with the musical “Black No More” in 2021.

His presence has also seamlessly translated into roles in film in television such as HBO’s The Deuce. Black Thought’s solo career accelerated at full speed with his “Streams of Thought” series in 2018. Pairing him with a legendary producer for each release, “Streams of Thought, Vol. 1 with Wonder generated millions of streams as Pitchfork proclaimed he “is somehow still improving decades after his peers’ primes, which in hip-hop sounds almost as crazy as a professional athlete doing the same.”

He joined forces with Salaam Remi on “Streams of Thought, Vol. 2” before returning with producer Sean-C for 2020’s Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able. Marking his debut for Republic Records, it features collaborations with Portugal The Man, ScHoolboy Q, as well as the lead single “Good Morning” feat. Swizz Beatz, Pusha T, Killer Mike. Lyrically dexterous, politically provocative, and consciously incisive, Black Thought encourages the game to move forward with him yet again.

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Coi Leray Shares “Slide” Music Video

Today, budding star Coi Leray shares the flirty music video for her latest single “Slide” [feat. Gunna]. It is available on her brand new Now Or Never EP—out now.

WATCH IT HERE

Stream it HERE via Republic Records.

The steamy visual sees her shine like never before. Intercutting impressive choreography, charismatic rapping, and entrancing singing, the clip showcases every facet of this rising superstar as she also flexes one high fashion look after another. Meanwhile, multiplatinum Atlanta titan Gunna pulls up for a characteristically smooth cameo. His chemistry with Coi practically sizzles on screen.

Now Or Never continues to put up numbers and attract critical acclaim. REVOLT praised, “The New Jersey native is one-of-a-kind. Spreading contagious positive energy at all times, the 23-year-old continues to break down barriers with her music speaking for itself.” In addition to an interview with Cosmopolitan who raved, “the girl has got pipes, y’all!,” KAZI crowned her, “A trailblazing pop star.”

The six-track project showcases newfound vocal maturity and musical evolution, emphasizing her depth and range. Coi Leray set the stage for the EP with the single “Do Better.” Not only did it rack up a ton of streams, but she also received recent plugs from Pitchfork, Def Pen, and UPROXX. Meanwhile, HYPEBAE wrote, “In her latest song, Leray demonstrates her angelic vocals while spitting commanding bars,” and HotNewHipHop observed, “[she’s] proving that she can certainly hold her own in the industry.”

The lead-off “Better Days” [feat. Fetty Wap] has tallied over 5 million total streams, while the animation visualizer surpassed 1.3 million YouTube views. Additionally, Now Or Never boasts the slick banger “Slide” [feat. Gunna] and joins up with powerhouse girl gang on “I Like It” [feat. Kiana Ledé & Sevyn Streeter].

Coi Leray continues to attract widespread critical acclaim. Essence crowned her “a Gen-Z superstar,” and BET proclaimed, “With a few standout tracks under her belt, Leray hasn’t slowed down yet” as they crowned her BET Amplified “Artist Of The Month.” In addition to plugs from Respect Mag, HipHopDX, and more, HotNewHipHop highlighted the “important message” of “Better Days.” Also, Carlie Hanson touted it on her Billboard “Pride Playlist.” Coi appeared on Hot 97 and BET’s 106&Park Mic Check and graced the cover of Pandora’s “BET Amplified Artist” playlist.

TRACKLISTING

  1. Slide feat. Gunna (prod: Taz Taylor & MjNichols)
  2. I Like It feat. Kiana Ledé & Sevyn Streeter (prod: Rance of 1500 Or Nothin’ & 15Hunnit Boy)
  3. Do Better (prod: Losaddos)
  4. Fuq Boa (prod: TheRealTraxx)
  5. Better Days feat. Fetty Wap (prod: Nash B & Wymtime)
  6. Messy (prod: Rance of 1500 Or Nothin’ & D Swift & IamTash)

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ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Zendaya and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, Monkeywrench, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains long-standing strategic alliances with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (J Balvin and Karol G) and Hollywood Records. In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production was the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.

Seint Monet Releases “What Does It Mean” Today × EP Looms

Independent, rising soul-pop artist Seint Monet unveils her new track, “What Does It Mean,” today. The romantic track is about a boy she had never met before, but had grown quite strong feelings for. In conjunction, Seint Monet announced that her debut EP, Bloom, will be released next Friday, September 25th.

The glossy sound of Nashville’s Seint Monet is a new strain of American soul-pop. Check out the debut single by Seint Monet, whose own career in pop music is blossoming every bit like the love affair she details in her songwriting.

Click HERE to listen to “What Does It Mean.”

Seint Monet said about the song, “Looking back, it makes me laugh to think about how I put this guy on a pedestal. He started dating someone else and, at the time, it hurt like a bitch. But it was worth it, because it gave me this fucking beautiful song.”

The Bloom EP will include Seint Monet’s ethereal debut single and title track, Bloom, written by Camden Mueller (Prince Fox), Mia Shelton, Miette Hope, produced by Johnluke Lewis (LANY), and mastered by Chris Gehringer (Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa, Lizzo). Upon it’s release, the song received praise from American songwriter A1234 and Atwood Magazine, among others. The single’s music video is also currently being playlisted on MTV’s MTVU and Spankin New channels.

In addition, Seint Monet’s latest release, 32 Degrees, will also be featured on the EP. The track, written alongside Johnluke Lewis (LANY), Julius Rodriguez (Brasstracks, A$ap Rocky), Mike Malchicoff (Mark Ronson, Julia Michaels, Troye Sivan) and Miette Hope, continues to see the artist’s rapid rise. Click HERE to watch the nostalgia filled video.

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ANDY MINEO RELEASES “SHIBUYA ROLL CALL” FEAT. WORDSPLAYED

Syracuse-raised, Atlanta-based artist Andy Mineo released his latest single and video, “Shibuya Roll Call” feat. Wordsplayed, to announce a new EP, Happy Thoughts, inspired by a trip to Japan with his Miner League crew. The video acts as a visual diary capturing Mineo and his team’s experiences on their travels throughout the country, prior to the COVID shutdown – watch it here. “Shibuya Roll Call” is the first installment of weekly content promised by Andy via Instagram, leading up to the release of Happy Thoughts on November 11 via Reach Records.

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Discussing the single and video, Mineo states, “My buddy John [Wordsplayed] and I visited the Shibuya ward in Tokyo, Japan and were inspired by the scenery. Finding a fresh take on the world is hard to do if you stay in the same spot, so we wanted to pay homage to the experience we had and put the city on my fans’ radar. Sharing things that inspire me is central to my brand, so I hope this song encourages people to find out more of what Japan has to offer.”

Mineo grew up in the Syracuse area. A troubled kid, music became his constructive outlet. His mix of hip-hop and pop serves as an energetic, positive influence, with a focus on cultural influences and overarching visions to create unforgettable media experiences. Mineo’s 2014 single “You Can’t Stop Me” was certified Gold by the RIAA, and he has headed out on multiple 30+ date tours across the U.S., sharing the stage with artists such as Tory Lanez, Logic, Fetty Wap and Jon Bellion.

Stay tuned for more details on Happy Thoughts to be announced in the coming weeks

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BLXST RELEASES NEW EP

By Armon Hayes

In celebration, BLXST held a properly social distanced and invite-only listening forum last night in Santa Monica. During the friend & family event, the artist and producer shared his highly anticipated release, No Love Lost, out now! The EP, from the West Coast rapper-singer-songwriter under Red Bull Records, is an expansive and emotive collection of music inspired by past relationships and his hometown, LA. The EP is filled with instrumentation that fills the track with raw emotion—a vibe reminiscent of the legendary Nate Dog, and is accompanied by a four-part cinematic series of videos to bring the project’s overarching narrative to life.

No Love Lost’s quintessential West Coast vibe will be perfect to cruise to for a long time to come.

Imagine your windows rolled down, the sun shining while your speakers are on blast. Blxst’s sound fits right in—fluid musicality slides through the pocket between R&B and Hip-Hop seamlessly, complimented with just the right amount of swagger.

The EP has an edgy attitude and slick soul lyrics that will appeal to all ears and generations. Starting with the release of his latest single, “Overrated,” Blxst speaks on love’s risk and the expectations that we and society place on relationships unexpectedly not living up to our idealized expectations.  “Hurt,” on the other hand, is a mirror of life experiences, and specifically the processes of overcoming obstacles and what we learn from said trials. 

Blxst is a multi-hyphenated, multi-threat talent. He initially earned notoriety for his production work and collaborations with artists like Kendrick Lamar, YG, Mozzy, G Perico, Eric Bellinger, Bino Rideaux, and more. His recent singles, including “My Emotions” and “Slip & Slide (feat. 1takejay)”, garnered praise from DJ Akademiks, Bibi Bourelly, TIDAL’s Elliott Wilson, and more

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JUNKBUNNY RELEASES EP TODAY

LISTEN TO DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE HERE

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2020 – With nearly one million streams and acclaim from Alternative Press and more, upcoming Texas alt rock trio JunkBunny unleashes their new EP, Down the Rabbit Hole, today via LAVA Records/Republic Records—listen HERE!

The band preceded the release with a blazing single, “Another Summer Song.” Alternative Press hailed it “the perfect summer anthem,” and V13 praised it as “a song with a 1990s alternative rock spirit that would have fit perfectly into the teen movies that ruled the day back around the turn of the century.”

Among its four tracks, the EP features JunkBunny’s new single “See You In Heaven.” A snappy riff marches alongside cinematic lyrics, “She said, ‘I’ll see you in heaven, but I won’t see you tonight’.Elsewhere, “Wonderful” coasts along on an energetic punked-up beat before another chantable chorus, while “Wait For Days” alternates between hummable guitars and a sweeping refrain.

Of the EP, JunkBunny says, “We’re calling it ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ because it’s our second EP that solidifies our sound. Now people can really go ‘down the rabbit hole’ with us as we continue to make music. We’re excited for people to hear it because there’s a little more variety in these songs, but they are some of our favorites.”

Down the Rabbit Hole arrives on the heels of JunkBunny’s debut EP Junk Rock and breakout single “Sedona” released last fall after opening for ZZ Top, The Struts and even Jon Bon Jovi. The EP was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, P.O.D.). The band recently debuted their live Junk Rock sessions shot from home—watch here.

Dive Down the Rabbit Hole with JunkBunny now.

ABOUT JUNKBUNNY
Crafting riffs with a resonance beyond their years, scrappy rock trio JunkBunny—made up of Mac Johnson (lead vocals & guitar, 19), Cayden Diebold (vocals & bass, 18) and Jake Douglas (drums, 18)—made their major label debut before they graduated high school. JunkBunny draws from a deep well of experience and inspiration that stretches back to when frontman Mac and drummer Jake first hit it off in the third grade. Jake began playing drums when he was two years old and Mac was already a burgeoning guitarist. Jamming after school and kicking around band names at recess, the duo had already established an early incarnation of the group by the time they met bassist Cayden, a guitar player since the age of nine. Early sets were filled with a diverse group of covers, from Nirvana to Rage Against The Machine, showcasing raw nerve and vibe. By high school, the band proved themselves an unstoppable live force, selling out shows across Houston and eventually performing with legendary acts like ZZ Top, The Struts, Sammy Hagar and even Jon Bon Jovi. Entering the studio with Grammy Award-winning producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, P.O.D.), JunkBunny crafted their 2019 debut project Junk Rock. On the eve of their ascendency to a hard-earned wider audience, JunkBunny still burns with the same fire that emboldened them as elementary school kids falling in love with music.

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FOR MORE INFO ON JUNKBUNNY PLEASE CONTACT:
Beau Benton | Republic Records
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Nicole Hajjar | Republic Records
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ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Zendaya and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, Monkeywrench, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains long-standing strategic alliances with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (J Balvin and Karol G) and Hollywood Records. In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production was the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.