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LILHUDDY × iann dior × Tyson Ritter × Travis Barker – Don’t Freak Out

Singer, songwriter, and Immersive/Geffen Records artist LILHUDDY (aka Chase Hudson) releases his brand-new single entitled “Don’t Freak Out” featuring iann dior, All-American Rejects’ front man Tyson Ritter and Travis Barker, along with the official music video. This is LILHUDDY’s fourth single and first collaboration. The genre-blending track combines pop, punk, and hip-hop, all of which heavily influence Chase as a musician. “Don’t Freak Out” Feat. iann dior, Tyson Ritter & Travis Barker is undeniably catchy, a true summertime jam, and is available now at all digital retail providers via Immersive/Geffen Records.

LILHUDDY says about the track, “I cannot explain how excited I am to put this song and video out into the world. I have been teasing the track and it is hands-down one of my proudest moments as an artist. iann, Tyson and Travis have been such inspirations to me, so being able to collaborate with them on ‘Don’t Freak Out’ was an absolute dream and I am so grateful for the opportunity.”

Click here to listen.

The music video for “Don’t Freak Out” was directed by Daniel Russell (Saweetie, Khalid, Missy Elliot, SZA, Justin Timberlake, Normani). Filmed at an abandoned factory, the video shows LILHUDDY being kidnapped by a mob of fans who strap him to the front of a monster truck cut with performance footage of LILHUDDY, iann dior, Tyson Ritter and Travis Barker.

Click here to watch.

In addition to the song and video, LILHUDDY announces his upcoming debut album Teenage Heartbreak. The album, which is set for release on September 17th, is available for pre-order now. Teenage Heartbreak will include Chase’s previously released singles “21st Century Vampire,” “The Eulogy Of You and Me,” and “America’s Sweetheart,” along with “Don’t Freak Out” Feat. iann dior, Tyson Ritter and Travis Barker, all of which will be available as instant-grat upon album pre-order.

Click HERE to pre-order.

LILHUDDY hit the ground running with the release of his first single “21st Century Vampire”, which has amassed over 32 million streams worldwide and over 9.6 million video views to date (Click HERE to watch). “21st Century Vampire” marked LILHUDDY’s musical introduction with a signature style cultivated by the raw and restless angst of post-internet era adolescence. His music is a perfect hybrid of pop, punk, and alternative with an underlying message encouraging authenticity and self-acceptance. His second single, “The Eulogy Of You and Me” (Click here to watch the music video) was co-written by Chase along with Nick Long, Jake Torrey, as well as Andrew Goldstein and Travis Barker who also produced the track. Most recently, Chase dropped his third single “America’s Sweetheart” along with the music video, which was directed by Sophie Muller and features Charli D’Amelio. On the day of its release, the video hit #1 on YouTube with more than 3 million views in the first 24 hours and over 5 million views in the first weekend (Click here to watch). Currently, the video has over 11 million views and 29 million streams worldwide.

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PARIS BRYANT — “TRAGEDY”

Rising talent, Paris Bryant, shares the visual for his latest R&B track “Tragedy” today. On the heartsick single the 17-year-old artist shares an R&B approach to his music by tapping into his vocal abilities. He investigates the challenges of a relationship filled with dishonesty, sharing, “Every lie ends in tragedy no matter how you handle it. My song is inspired by past relationships where communication wasn’t something the other partner did.” 

Listen to “Tragedy” via Cinematic Music Group/Geffen Records HERE. The Llama directed video is filled with striking visuals that helps the story come to life—deep tones and roses catching fire, the toxicity becomes apparent as we listen to Paris sing about his loved one causing clear suspicion and deception—watch the video HERE.

Paris Bryant recently made his official debut with his track and video for “Mad Mad,” which now has nearly fifty thousand views. On the song he weaves together thought-provoking bars and show-stopping vocals above a backdrop of acoustic guitar and 808s. The accompanying visual finds him rapping alone around New York in the middle of the night as it captures his palpable charisma on-screen. The track led to quick praise from Triller who spotlighted him as a featured artist as well as recognition from REVOLT, HotNewHipHop, RESPECT and Uproxx who listed the track on their “Best New Hip-Hop This Week” roundup. Soon after he released his second track “Proud Of You” which features fellow New York rapper, Jay Gwaupo and most recently “Demon Time” which has over 131k views and led to HNHH to praised the track as a “fun follow-up for Bryant and yet another example of his ability to make catchy tracks.” The budding talent is quickly on his way upward as he continues to assert himself song after song.

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Rising Hyperpop Artist midwxst New Song – Made It Back

Midwxst, born Edgar Sarratt III, shares the new song and video “Made It Back” via Geffen Records. Directed by Elan Bia / No Soap, the visual is a cinematic sci-fi thriller that merges animations with surrealism for the perfect counterpart to midwxst’s glitched out, genre-crossing sound. The song follows the previously-released single “Ruthless” and his Summer03 EP released earlier this year.

Midwxst is the next generation’s ideal superstar. He’s a cutting-edge artist from the oft-overlooked state of Indiana, a genre-defier combining hyperpop and digicore with hip-hop alongside candid lyrics that reveal he isn’t afraid to let his true feelings show. Midwxst shares, “A lot of people expected me to be a trapper, rapping about guns and all the generic mainstream stuff. When I talk about how your own mental health and emotions can be the most dangerous thing you possess, especially as a teenager or young adult, people get such a different vibe from me and that’s what I strive for.” Midwxst will be performing at Overcast N Friends on October 9th and Day N Vegas Festival November 12th — 14th.

Listen to and watch “Made It Back” above and stay tuned for more from midwxst coming soon.

Tour Dates:

10/9 — Philadelphia, PA @ Overcast N Friends

11/12-14 — Las Vegas, NV @ Day N Vegas

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Brooklyn Rapper J.I. Releases Summer Anthem – Morning

Brooklyn-native artist, J.I. releases his latest single “Morning” today via G*Starr Ent./Geffen Records. On the melodic, yet upbeat track the 19-year-old singer/rapper creates a world of emotions like never before. His lyrics deliver a powerful story on heartbreak as each line exposes his uncertainties of a plunging relationship. Of the track J.I. shares “We’ve all been in this position before. I wanted to speak from my perspective about how I’m being played and manipulated and wanted to make a catchy song out of something painful. I feel like I was able to execute what I wanted to do.” Listen here.

Paired with a visual directed by Austin McCracken (G Eazy, Mike Will Made It, Phora) J.I. taps into his  vulnerable side. Filmed throughout New York City we catch a glimpse of his relationship unfolding while he reflects on the toxicity of the turbulent romance. Frame by frame we see each bar come to life “You didn’t even give me a warning you left all your things and walked through that door; I don’t want to feel what I feel no more.” Watch the video for “Morning” here.

“Morning” arrives fresh on the heels of his return this year with his track “No Hook,” a freestyle heavy song which helped re-introduce and remind his fans about his raw tone and melodic style. “No Hook” garnered praise from XXL who included the track on their “13 Best New Songs this Week” roundup and has gone on to amass over a million views. He also recently received praise from REVOLT who included him as one of their “Gen Z artists you need on your radar.”

J.I. is also set to head on his first North American “The Young and Restless Tour” this Fall. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.

See below for a complete list of tour dates for “The Young and Restless Tour”:
July 24 Miami, FL – Rolling Loud Miami
Sep 14 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr.  Small’s Theater
Sep 15 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
Sep 16 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Sep 18 Washington, DC – Union Stage
Sep 19 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Sep 22 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Sept 23 TBD – TBD
Sep 24 Atlanta, GA – The Loft
Sep 26 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Sep 27 Dallas, TX – Trees
Sep 29 Phoenix , AZ – Rebel Lounge
Sep 30 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
Oct 02 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
Oct 03 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
Oct 04 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s SOLD OUT
Oct 06 Seattle, WA – Neumos
Oct 10 Denver, CO – Cervante’s Other Side
Oct 11 Lincoln, NB – Bourbon Theater
Oct 13 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café
Oct 14 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
Oct 15 Chicago, IL – Avondale Music Hall
Oct 17 Detroit, MI – Shelter
Oct 18 Toronto, ON – Opera House
Oct 19 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Oct 21 Buffalo, NY – TBD
Oct 22 Providence, RI – The Strand
Oct 23 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Oct 24 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
Oct 30 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

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Paris Bryant × Demon Time

Today marks the release of rising singer/rapper, Paris Bryant’s latest offer, “Demon Time,” out now via Cinematic Music Group/Geffen Records. The third track since his debut, the promising young talent continues to emerge with his fresh forthright single. On “Demon Time” he channels a hard-hitting energy over a slick beat tearing through the production with fresh punchy bars and powerful vocals.

In the striking visual directed by Llama,  we catch a glimpse into  Paris’ life as he  cruises through the streets of New York. He counts stacks alongside his partner in crime while spitting his infectious verses on his “Demon Time” perspective. Watch the video HERE.

Last month, Paris Bryant made his official debut with his track and video for “Mad Mad,” which now has nearly fifty thousand views. On the song he weaves together thought-provoking bars and show-stopping vocals above a backdrop of acoustic guitar and 808s. The accompanying visual finds him rapping alone around New York in the middle of the night as it captures his palpable charisma on-screen. The track led to quick praise from Triller who spotlighted him as a featured artist as well as recognition from REVOLT, HotNewHipHop, RESPECT, and Uproxx who listed the track on their “Best New Hip-Hop This Week” roundup. Soon after he released his second track “Proud Of You” which features fellow New York rapper, Jay Gwaupo.  The budding talent is quickly on his way upward as he continues to assert himself track after track.

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Kidd G x Break Up Song

Amassing over 100 million streams and drawing praise from Billboard and more, fast-rising Country star Kidd G shares a new break up anthem entitled “Break Up Song,” out today via Rebel Music / Geffen Records. Written by Kidd G, Rhett Akins, and JT Harding, the new song is available now at all digital retailers along with its accompany music video, which seamlessly brings to life the experience of moving on after a relationship ends.

On the track, the buzzing singer and songwriter waves goodbye to an ex with clever and catchy barbs and an unshakable guitar riff. He toasts on the chantable chorus“Cheers to a breakup song, Forever 21, I’ll party all night long, before admitting, “The worst part is I even had to make this song!” 

Earlier this month, Kidd G dropped the yearning “Last Call,” which has already gathered half-a-million total streams and north of 567K YouTube views on the music video. It notably marked his first release under the alliance of Rebel Music / Geffen Records and Big Machine Label Group’s The Valory Music Co., which was announced exclusively via Billboard.

Be on the lookout for more music very soon from Kidd G.

Along with officially surpassing 100K subscribers on YouTube last month, he recently enlisted longtime country music heavyweight Colt Ford to assist with a remix to his viral hit song “Down The Road”. Both achievements arrive on the heels of Kidd G’s full-length project, Teenage Dream: 1000 Miles from Georgia, the deluxe version of his debut EP, Teenage Dream, a six-track project which features a collision of potent beats and gritty yet melodic guitar work working together on the 18-year-old’s first solid body of work. Throughout the EP, that sound creates a powerful backdrop to the slice-of-life songwriting many fans first discovered on “Dirt Road” — the October 2020 release that quickly landed on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and amassed 5 million YouTube views in little over a month on the official music video (16M views to date). The Georgia-bred singer/songwriter recently caught the attention of CMT, who hailed his music as “earwarming and undeniable”, and THE NEW YORK TIMES, who exclusively profiled him earlier this year online and in print.

Listen HERE and watch the music video HERE.

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Big Bratt – Paid in Full

Today, Cinematic Music Group’s up-and-coming rapper Big Bratt delivers brand new music video for “Paid in Full.” Built on a massively heavy beat, the track spotlights the 17-year-old rapper’s larger-than-life presence and tremendous lyrical talents. The song comes alongside a gritty and cinematic visual, which pays homage to the original 2002 film of the same name. “Paid In Full” is available now at all digital retailers, listen HERE.

Recently recognized by DJ BOOTH as one of “10 rappers you should know right now”, Bratt flawlessly raps in “Paid In Full” with unstoppable confidence and charisma oozing from every bar. Naming Lil Baby among her main influences, the Chattanooga-bred rapper first showed her supreme skills on her official debut single Rich Rollxn—a 2020 release that reflects on the then-recent death of her godbrother.

“My songs are talking about life, struggles, losing friends, females, boys, growing up in the neighborhood I grew up in—anything that comes to mind,” says Bratt. “When I’m in my zone, I’m gonna make it into something good.”

About Big Bratt:

Raised on Southern hip-hop legends like Boosie, 8Ball, and MJG, Bratt stepped into the studio for the first time as a little girl. During her high school years, she learned how to make beats and started sharing her remixes on social media, and soon began putting her fierce work ethic to the test. “Before I got my vehicle I was always catching the bus or getting an Uber to Nashville… three hours away,” says Bratt. “It was hard but I didn’t care what it took; I just knew I needed to get to the studio.”

Now at work on her debut project, Bratt has teamed up with producers like Bankroll Got It (Stunna 4 Vegas, Smokepurpp, Lil Pump) to further develop her sound. “The whole goal of this project is to be motivational,” she says. “I want all the females my age to know they deserve more, but they can’t be lazy or depend on anybody else to make it happen. It’s time [for them] to go get it on their own.”

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Paris Bryant Releases New Single: “Mad Mad”

Presenting a different perspective altogether for the game, buzzing Maryland-born and Brooklyn-raised rapper Paris Bryant makes his official debut with the single and music video “Mad Mad.” Additionally, he announces his signing to Cinematic Music Group in partnership with Geffen Records. Watch the music video HERE.

Distinguishing himself right out of the gate, the 17-year-old budding talent transmits positive messages over organic production. On Mad Mad, he weaves together thought-provoking bars and show-stopping vocals above a backdrop of acoustic guitar and 808s. The accompanying visual finds him rapping alone around New York in the middle of the night as it captures his palpable charisma on-screen.

About the song, he commented, “For me, I consider music a gift from God. I let the words flow out. They rhyme and come together as a story. If you listen to ‘Mad Mad, you can get a gist of what I really do with the rapping and the singing. Lowkey, I’m showing my versatility.”

That versatility defines “Mad Mad” and much more music to come. Stay tuned for more of Paris Bryant.

About Paris Bryant

At only 17-years-old, Paris Bryant already recognizes the power of a positive perspective against adversity. The Maryland-born and Brooklyn-based rapper spreads light through culture with an uplifting message lifted even higher by verbal gymnastics and soaring melodies. Despite a turbulent childhood, he embraced this outlook early on. As classmates drummed out beats on the lunch table, he developed his wordplay in real time during grade school. By nine years old, he picked up a guitar before eventually learning keyboard. Music offered some stability as he bounced back and forth between living with his mom and dad. Following his mother’s second five-year incarceration, he moved to The Bronx with his grandmother at the age of twelve. New York felt like a culture shock as he dealt with bullying due to his southern accent and thrifted clothes. He pursued music even harder, launching his own music club in high school and uploading early ideas online. Recorded after hours at his local church, he posted “Blessed” on SoundCloud and kicked off his career. “Heartbreak” gained real traction as his material made it into the hands of Cinematic Music Group who signed him in 2021. In 2021, his energy shines on a series of singles for Cinematic Music Group/Geffen Records with more to come.

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Breakout Artist Kidd G

BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP, REBEL MUSIC, AND GEFFEN RECORDS PARTNER ON BREAKOUT ARTIST KIDD G  

Big Machine Label Group’s The Valory Music Co. proudly announces a partnership with Rebel Music and Geffen Records to bolster momentum for 18-year-old breakout recording artist Kidd G, as reported exclusively by BILLBOARD this morning. The Georgia-bred singer/songwriter joins The Valory Music Co.’s roster featuring superstar artists such as Thomas Rhett, Sheryl Crow, Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore. The BMLG imprint will provide genre support through Country radio, commerce and marketing as Rebel Music and Geffen Records continue leading the efforts for Kidd G in various hybrid markets. 

Kidd G has already achieved tremendous success with his breakthrough single “Dirt Road.” The chart-bursting track quickly landed on the Billboard Hot Country Chart as the official music video amassed five million YouTube views in little over a month and boasts 13M views to date. Kidd G’s unique strain of honest songwriting landed him on Spotify’s Country Artists To Watch in 2021 list and recently caught the attention of CMT, who hailed the song as “earwarming and undeniable.” His first release under the new arrangement follows the December launch of Teenage Dream: 1000 Miles from Georgia, a deluxe version of Kidd G’s debut EP. As recognition from TikTok to The New York Times accumulates, Kidd G’s fandom soars far beyond the immediate viral sensation.

ABOUT KIDD G

Growing up in the small Georgia town of Hamilton (population 1,130), Kidd G first found fame online through TikTok and SoundCloud, where he got his start posting songs he’d recorded with his friend Nolie Beats. In spring 2020 he caught the attention of Rebel Music, who signed him on the strength of his genre-warping talents. While early tracks like his debut single “Sorry” lean toward traditional hip-hop, he later brought an element of old-school country into his songwriting. As he continued posting his music on SoundCloud, Kidd G soon amassed a dedicated following undeniably drawn to his down-home charm and the honest detail of his lyrics. 

As he continued exploring his country roots, Kidd G soon came up with “Dirt Road” – a nostalgia-soaked ballad that quickly went viral, its video surpassing 5 million YouTube views in little over a month. “I love country because it feels so natural to me, and you can really tell stories in the songs,” says Kidd G, naming Hank Williams Jr. among the artists he was raised on. Now having surpassed 1.5M monthly Spotify listeners, his tracks have seen radio play from KIXX Country Radio in Australia, and reached new peaks on highly coveted country playlists including Amazon Music’s ‘Country Heat’ (peaked at #2), and Spotify’s ‘Hot Country’ (peaked at #10). Following his new partnership with Big Machine Label Group’s The Valory Music Co., Kidd G is now back in the studio and eager to share all new music that will continue to showcase his unique raw talent.

“When we partnered with Kidd G last year, we knew it would take a special team to help him build his unique fanbase around the world. With Geffen and Big Machine Label Group on board with us he has a true dream team set up for him to win.” – Rebel Music Founder & CEO, Javier Sang

“Kidd G is the sound of the next wave of great Georgia artists who’ve combined Country & Hip Hop in their own unique way. Not unlike Jason Aldean or Brantley Gilbert before him, Kidd is a southern boy who will blur and ultimately stretch format lines.” – Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta

“Kidd G is an incredible artist who has galvanized music fans with his powerful songwriting and his ability to bend genres. We are excited to be teaming up with Scott Borchetta and everyone at The Valory Music Co. to continue to grow Kidd G’s fanbase in the Country Music world.” – Geffen Records General Manager Lee L’Heureux

For more information on Kidd G be sure to check out his Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok

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Rod Wave – The Greatest

Rapper-singer Rod Wave (Alamo/Geffen Records) has unveiled the video for his newest song, “The Greatest,” directed by All The Smoke. The video provides a more intimate look into the St. Petersburg, FL native’s world, intermingling tour and performance b-roll. The song, which fans will find to be a riveting anthem, will appear on Rod Wave’s sophomore album, Pray 4 Love, due April 3rd. The album also features singles “Thief in the Night” and “Pray 4 Love,” both of which were released last month.

Watch the video HERE

The exciting news continues for Rod Wave who has just been announced as one of YouTube Music’s Artists on the Rise. As part of the campaign, Rod Wave will collaborate with YouTube Music on a unique content series which will live on his official channel; giving fans an opportunity to engage with him even further. The series is a major accomplishment for the artist who has built his buzz organically, first garnering attention with a series of mixtapes; the Hunger Games trilogy and 2019’s PTSD. He strengthened his catalog even further through the release of his debut studio album, Ghetto Gospel, which spawned the platinum single, “Heart on Ice” while also peaking at #10 on the Billboard 200. At only 21 years of age, he has captivated fans with his classic sound. Rod Wave looks forward to rescheduling his sold out 22-stop Ghetto Gospel Tour, which was postponed due to the current global pandemic. 

Rod Wave’s “The Greatest” eSingle

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