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:
Today, Chicago’s turn-up king Famous Dex releases a new single and music video for his song “What I Like” off of his forthcoming sophomore album. For the single, Dex also taps fellow multi-platinum recording artists Tyga and Rich The Kid — adding layers to the already vibrant track. Rich The Kid provides the infectious hook and Tyga laces the beat with his trademarked flow, making you subconsciously bounce in your seat. On the opposite side of the sonic spectrum from his first single off of the album, “Proofread” ft. Wiz Khalifa which took a more melodic approach, Dex returns back to his signature sound with “What I Like.”
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BREAKOUT ARTIST POWFU SHARES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR RISING HOT 100 HIT “DEATH BED (COFFEE FOR YOUR HEAD)” FT. BEABADOBEE
THE LO-FI HIP-HOP TRACK REACHES TOP 10 GLOBALLY ON SPOTIFY AND SHAZAM
Bursting out of the lo-fi hip-hop scene, Powfu has premiered the official video for his explosive track “death bed (coffee for your head)” featuring UK singer beabadobee today – watch HERE. The video, which was brought to life by director duo BEDROOM, playfully follows Powfu and his girlfriend in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.
The track is a staple on TikTok with over 3M videos created to date. “death bed” made its Billboard Hot 100 debut last week, catapulting up the charts with major radio adds rolling in internationally. The song has over 250M combined audio/video streams to date worldwide. “death bed” is #6 on Spotify’s Global chart and #12 in the US, while sitting Top 10 in 15 countries. Watch Powfu breakdown the lyrics for the track on Genius’ Verified HERE.
The 21-year-old Canadian artist started recording in the basement of his parents’ home and started releasing music on Soundcloud while still in high school. He would steal his dad’s mic (Faber Drive) and ended up purchasing himself a laptop as recording quickly became his favorite hobby. After finalizing his image and sound, his numbers started rapidly increasing, gaining millions of streams over multiple platforms. He has collaborated with many artists on the rise such as Rxseboy, Guardin, and Snow. His genre can vary from chill-lo-fi to hype-punk, as he finds inspiration through older punk-rock bands as well as newer hip-hop artists such as G-Eazy and Madeintyo.
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
FLO MILLI RELEASES NEW TRACK “NOT FRIENDLY” VIA RCA RECORDS
Today, 20-year-old Alabama rapper, Flo Milli releases her new track “Not Friendly” via RCA Records.
“Not Friendly” follows the release her most recent single “My Attitude” which was met with great critical acclaim upon release with The New York Times including in the track in “The Playlist” and describing her as “A clever, cheerful lyricist” and explaining, “‘My Attitude’ might be her best to date, a persistently tough blend of aw-shucks sexual candor and eye-rolling dismissals.” The track also received a rave review from NYLON and its video premiered on The FADER who describes her, “Aside from her flows and lyrics, Flo Milli has a good sense of melody and knows where to sprinkle it in.”
Flo Milli first broke onto the scene in 2019 with her track “Beef FloMix” which landed on the Spotify US Viral 50, peaking at #2. The track then began taking off on TikTok with thousands of original videos, with Rolling Stone covering its success on the platform and NPR Music naming the track “5 TikTok Songs From 2019 We’ll Actually Remember.” With “Beef FloMix” and the release of her follow up track “In The Party” she became a TikTok sensation with over half a million videos created with millions of views. Combined she has amassed over 100 million streams worldwide.
All of the success led to co-signs from the likes of Halle Berry, SZA, and Cardi B on Instagram, as well as Lil Nas X and PAPER Magazine using her lyrics on an Obama meme. Complex has also included her in their “20 Rappers to Watch in 2020” list.
Listen to “Not Friendly” and keep an eye out for more from Flo Milli coming soon.
Watch the video for “My Attitude”
TM88 RELEASES “TOKYO NIGHTS (FEAT. MADEINTYO)”
MORE NEW MUSIC FROM TM88 COMING SOON
Today, GRAMMY Award-nominated powerhouse producer, artist, DJ, and Taylor Gang affiliate TM88 drops “Tokyo Nights (feat. MadeinTYO).” Listen HERE.
The track comes in hot following TM88 producing “P2” off of Lil Uzi Vert’s Billboard Top 200 number 1 album, Eternal Atake in addition to following up from TM88 & Smokepurpp’s joint single “RR.”
“Tokyo Nights (feat. MadeinTYO)” has a late-night cruising vibe to it. The track features fellow Atlanta native, MadeinTYO, known for his hit “Uber Everywhere,” rapping about the ladies and foreign cars encountered in a night out in Tokyo over TM88’s tranquil yet vigorous beats.
“I really wanted to bring the feel of a real Tokyo night to life racing through the neon light streets with a couple of beautiful women and just living the night of my life with my bro MadeinTYO,” says TM88.
The track came together organically at TM88’s home studio in LA when he was cooking up beats with all of his homeboys around -Southside, Travis Scott, Trinidad James, Sheck Wes, and Wheezy. TM88 recalls MadeinTYO pulled up and was ready to work after the duo already made 8 songs together that week. The rest was history. TM88 is a staple in the Atlanta trap scene and hip-hop.
As an artist he holds over 70 million streams and has collaborated with Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Future, Juicy J, Gunna, Moneybagg Yo, Wiz Khalifa, Project Pat, Lil Yachty, Valee and more. Under his belt, TM88 has production credits building an impressive discography of both superstars and rising rappers from Drake “Company”, to 21 Savage “Drip”, to Travis Scott “Nothing but Net” to the late XXXTENTACION “going down!”. Not to mention TM88’s somber infused beats are a key component to Lil Uzi Vert’s global smash-hit “XO Tour Llif3.”
The record is currently seven-times platinum certified from the RIAA. Cementing himself as a singular voice within Atlanta, TM88 maintains his position at the forefront of the pack. In fact, he does more than just influence the style of his hometown; he regularly pushes it to level up. He went from selling beats for $40 a pop at 12-years-old to co-founding 808 Mafia and eventually arriving as a solo musical force on the heels of a string of smashes.
“TM88 (is) serving as one of the hottest track makers in the industry now”
“The producer’s enchanting beats have served as the base to a plethora of hits along the years if you check the liner notes”
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.
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.
PLATINUM CERTIFIED PRODUCER RVSSIAN RELEASES NEW SINGLE “ONLY THE TEAM”
Platinum-certified producer and artist, Rvssian has today released a new song “Only One Team” featuring young hitmakers Lil Tjay and Lil Mosey. The single has all the makings of a hit single with its synth laced beats and Rvssian’s pension for addictive melodies. “Only One Team” is a departure from Rvssian’s usual dancehall and Latin trap sounds but an evolution of the work he’s done following past collaborations with French Montana, Cardi B, 21 Savage and more. The song follows previously released single “IDKW” featuring Shenseea, Swae Lee and Young Thug and appears on his label Rich Immigrants, a joint venture with Interscope Records. Speaking more on the making of the song, Rvssian had this to share:
“This song is a new sound, coming from Lil TJay’s past music with added rock influence in the guitar production and his unique flow and melodies. Bringing in Lil Mosey and his signature cadence make the whole thing certified.” Lil Mosey added “Rvssian and I have been talkin’ about getting a song together for a min. Me and Tjay both young and getting money so it’s a dope moment for our generation.”
Stream/Save “Only The Team” HERE
Tarik “Rvssian” Johnston, a young Uptown kid from Kingston, Jamaica started his music career at just 16 years old. He established his independent label Head Concussion Records and began producing. An ear for platinum hit-making sounds, Rvssian’s success knows no border or genre lines. His catalog has surpassed over four billion streams across platforms with multiple of those becoming certified platinum hits. He has successfully pioneered the dancehall and Latin music spaces and is now looking to take over the mainstream worlds of pop, hip hop and rap. Now at home at his new label, Rich Immigrants (a joint venture with Interscope Records) Rvssian puts on his executive hat to help break artists who live in the Caribbean diaspora towards mainstream popularity. Shenseea, Jamaica’s reigning princess of Dancehall, is the first artist signed to the label and she is joined by Kosa and Big Bvng (childhood friends from Belize). Rvssian also continues to experiment with his own music releasing one-off singles that continue to place him in the cultural zeitgeist of music and on the charts.