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Code Red Mixtape

MONEYBAGG YO AND BLAC YOUNGSTA RELEASE THEIR JOINT MIXTAPE, CODE RED TODAY – LISTEN HERE

Features collaborations with Yo Gotti, City Girls, 42 Dugg, DaBaby and more!
 
NEW VIDEO OUT FOR “SUPER HOT” OUT NOW

Today marks the release of Moneybagg Yo and Blac Youngsta’s collaboration, Code Red released via N-Less Entertainment/Interscope Records with Epic Records/CMG Enterprises. The Tennessee natives have major history – they both got their start in the same hip-hop group, Memphis Greatest Unrated (MGU) before their careers took off. As the years went by, they went on to work on several tracks together including fan favorite “1 2 3,” an undeniably hard-hitting track that appeared on Bagg’s critically acclaimed album Time Served. The single went on to amass over 140 million streams globally, reach gold status and chart top 5 at Urban radio. With Code Redthe pair continues to showcase their electric chemistry, “it felt like some 2pac and Biggie shit the whole time we were recording” Blac Youngsta shares while Bagg stated, “I knew this project was going to be hard, every time we link it’s pressure.

The thirteen-track project includes features from Yo Gotti, 42 Dugg, City Girls, DaBaby and more as well as a video for “Super Hot.” Listen to Code Red HERE.

Directed by GT Films (Lil Baby, Lil Yachty, Birdman) in “Super Hot” the duo matches their notable energy, 

The video shows what you get from me and Bagg every time we do a song together it’s always something SUPER HOT,” says Youngsta. The Tahj Money produced track is a fiery, no-holds-barred banger about being the two being on an entirely different level of status, a level unreachable that the two have both achieved. Earlier this year Bagg told Billboard “every time we get together, it’s a movie” which is evident in the vibrant video filled with fancy bikes, beautiful women, and expensive jewelry. Watch “Super Hot” HERE.

CODE RED TRACK LIST: 

  1. Birthplace – Moneybagg Yo & Blac Youngsta
  2. Super Hot– Moneybagg Yo & Blac Youngsta
  3. Said Sum – Moneybagg Yo 
  4. Truth Be Told – Blac Youngsta 
  5. New Chain – Moneybagg Yo & Blac Youngsta feat. Yo Gotti 
  6. Trickin Ass Nigga – Moneybagg Yo & Blac Youngsta
  7. Brain Dead – Moneybagg Yo ft. Ari
  8. Gun Smoke – Blac Youngsta feat. 42 Dugg
  9. Blind – Moneybagg Yo & Blac Youngsta
  10. Demons – Moneybagg Yo & Blac Youngsta
  11. Said Sum (Remix) – Moneybagg Yo feat. City Girls & DaBaby
  12. You Can See – Blac Youngsta feat. Lil Migo & Big Homiie G
  13. SRT – Moneybagg Yo feat. BIG30 & Pooh Shiesty

Moneybagg Yo & Blac Youngsta – “Code Red”
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Wizkid – No Stress

Today, Nigerian singer-songwriter Wizkid shares his provocative new single “No Stress,” the latest release from the reigning global Afropop superstar. The track will be featured on his eagerly anticipated project Made In Lagos, set for an October 15 release via Starboy/RCA Records/Sony Music International and available for pre-order/pre-save now.

Click here to listen to “No Stress” and pre-order/pre-save Made In Lagos.

Producer P2J provides the swaying rhythm on “No Stress” while Wizkid chronicles a specific type of situationship for a woman that “got her own, but needs some love.” The track is the follow up to previously released gem, “Smile” featuring multi-Grammy Award winner H.E.R., described as “an infusion of Afro, Soul, and reggae to come up with a unique sound” by Daily New Hip Hop.

Both songs are the latest offering from Wizkid’s fourth full-length studio project Made In Lagos, which will not only engulf listeners in the unique sounds, live instrumentation and vibes of Lagos, but will celebrate Wizkid’s appreciation for where he comes from and his inspirational journey.

In addition to music, Wizkid continues to be omnipresent across multiple endeavors. Last October, Wizkid relaunched his indoor Starboy Fest, which sold out the o2 Arena for the second year in a row and included new territories in Europe (Manchester & Paris), and this May he refocused his energy on his Starboy Entertainment imprint in Africa by executive producing the “Afro Series,” the debut EP from Terri, the youngest artist on the roster. With significant partnerships with brands such as Tecno Mobile, CIROC, Nike, and United Bank of Africa, Wizkid has solidified himself as a millennial pioneer for African entertainment and business of lasting global impact.

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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.

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Lil Baby – My Turn

Lil Baby declared 2020 as his year, and he continues prove not just that, but that he owns 2020 as he goes from strength-to-strength. This week the Grammy-nominated rapper is the first and only artist of 2020 to go RIAA-certified double-platinum in the U.S. with his release of “My Turn” (Quality Control Music, Wolfpack Global, Motown Records). “My Turn” is both 2020’s highest selling & highest streaming album in the U.S.

Lil Baby also hit #1 at urban radio for the 7th time — with his important and powerful single “The Bigger Picture,” hit 20 Billion streams globally, and was named Vevo’s Top Performing Hip Hop Artist of 2020.

All in a week’s work for Lil Baby who is celebrating his many milestones by giving fans the video release of “Forget That (featuring Rylo Rodriguez).” Rodriguez himself is an artist signed to Lil Baby’s 4PF label, where Baby continues to support artists and share his knowledge of being successful while staying authentic and true to himself.

WATCH: FORGET THAT (FEATURING RYLO RODRIGUEZ) HERE

Earlier this year, Lil Baby graced the cover of Rolling Stone; tied Prince and Paul McCartney for Billboard Hot 100 hits; saw his February #1 release of “My Turn” return to the top of the Billboard 200 three months later; spent 5 weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart (tying Taylor Swift for most weeks atop the list in 2020). In June, Lil Baby dropped the powerful record, “The Bigger Picture,” articulating frustration, confusion, and a call to stand up for something much bigger than himself.

With such a rapid rise and a relentless stream of critical and commercial hits, it’s clear that Lil Baby is one of the greatest and most important success stories in hip-hop. At 25, has been one of the most dominant and critically acclaimed names in rap since his first release in 2017, and with just 3 years under his belt, it’s clear his run is far from over.

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Tip “T.I.” Harris – “Ring”

Today, the music and entertainment icon Tip “T.I.” Harris enlists fellow Atlantan trap music star Young Thug for the club-ready single “Ring.” “Ring” is released via Grand Hustle and the track is produced by DY Krazy and Chopsquad DJ.

Marking nearly 20 years since his debut album, T.I. is continuing to deliver hits that resonate with fans across the world while serving as president of Grand Hustle Records, which has produced multiple breakout artists. The mogul has showcased his unparalleled influence on the culture by creating the first-ever Trap Music Museum as well as starting his own highly successful podcast.

The trap music pioneer has garnered several RIAA-certified platinum and multi-platinum certifications for his previous albums, such as Trap Muzik, Urban Legend, KingT.I. vs. T.I.P and Paper Trail. Throughout his massively successful career, T.I. has proven he’s one of the most dominant forces in hip-hop with seven of his albums consecutively peaking on the Billboard Rap/R&B Charts and winning numerous Grammy Awards, Billboard Awards, BET Awards, and others.

KEM – LOVE ALWAYS WINS

“In an era when musicians routinely throw out an album (or more) a year, Kem is meticulous an Adult R&B mainstay, a slyly expressive singer with a slicing, airy voice and catalog full of tender love songs.”– Rolling Stone

R&B superstar KEM claims the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart this week with his first full-length release in six years, LOVE ALWAYS WINS (Motown). The album which is his third to top the tally contains the hits “Lie to Me,” which spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart, and “Live Out Your Love,” a sultry duet that features GRAMMY Award-winning soul songstress Toni Braxton. Download/stream HERE.

LOVE ALWAYS WINS is a powerful testament to KEM’s hopeful outlook despite current times, a reminder of the power of love and a project he calls his most personal yet. Other standout songs on the album include the lush title track, “Love Always Wins,” featuring GRAMMY-winning gospel music powerhouse Erica Campbell, and the inspiring “Friend Today” both reminiscent of the music birthed out of social justice movements. The album was co-produced by KEM and Derek “DOA” Allen, and features contributions by musical notables such as Anthony Hamilton, Brian Culbertson, James Poyser and Salaam Remi.

In this recent feature, Rolling Stone notes, “In an era when musicians routinely throw out an album (or more) a year, Kem is meticulous, an Adult R&B mainstay, a slyly expressive singer with a slicing, airy voice and catalog full of tender love songs.”

Billboard observes, “Love Always Wins peppers the Grammy-nominated artist’s smooth, grown and sexy signature sound with more up-tempo flavor, prominent guitar accents and franker lyrical insights.”

The Detroit Free Press says, “On new Kem album, the romantic heart is still beating but he’s got free inspiration too.”

LOVE ALWAYS WINS is the follow-up to KEM’s 2014 album, PROMISE TO LOVE, which also debuted at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It contained the hit singles “Nobody” and “It’s You,” which each spent multiple weeks atop the Urban Adult Contemporary radio charts. The internationally renowned R&B singer/songwriter has to his credit: one Platinum album (KEM: ALBUM II), two Gold albums (KEMISTRY and INTIMACY), three GRAMMY nominations and seven No. 1 singles. In addition, KEM has been nominated for six NAACP Image Awards, two Soul Train Awards and a BET Centric Award.

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Toosii – Poetic Pain

Today, South Coast Music Group’s Toosii announces his new EP Poetic Pain coming this Fall and releases the title track Poetic Pain. Listen HERE. While deeply personal, Toosii wrote the smooth and soulful track during a spontaneous livestream session with fans.

Toosii recalls, “I was on live with the fans and they liked the beat I was playing, so I had them tell me what the beat made them feel, and we made the song from there.”

The official video, directed by NORATCHETSS, finds Toosii penning a love letter to the woman who shattered his heart and reminiscing about the special moments they shared. View HERE.

Like nearly all of his music to date, Poetic Pain was self-recorded at Toosii’s home in Raleigh, NC a purposely solitary approach he considers essential to his self-expression. “I really just love making music, so all I ever do is record,” he says.

Last week, Toosii released Love Cycle (with Summer Walker). Listen HERE. HotNewHipHop said, “Toosii and Summer Walker make a great team on Love Cycle, a perfect song for a mood playlist.” Love Cycle, one of the most popular tracks from Toosii’s Platinum Heart (Deluxe), has amassed nearly 35 million combined global streams to date.

Platinum Heart (Deluxe) charted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums tally and entered the Billboard 200 in June. With over 200 million combined global streams to date across its 20 songs, Toosii shot into the top 10 of Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25 chart for July, which tracks the fastest-rising artists of the month.

In the months following the mixtape’s release, Toosii has released a string of accompanying videos, including Stuck Inside Mercedez Love Cycle, which is the director’s cut of the Mercedez and Love Cycle videos that Toosii co-directed with Edgar Esteves, and Reminiscing, plus the official video for a new song, Push Start.

The 20-year-old rapper is an entirely self-driven and strong-minded artist, fiercely dedicated to following his instincts and one-of-a-kind vision. Since signing with South Coast Music Group (the label that catalyzed DaBaby’s rise as one of music’s biggest new stars in recent years), the Syracuse, New York native has won acclaim for his melodic flow and autobiographical storytelling, endlessly demonstrating his willingness to pour unguarded emotion into each song. Flaunt predicted, Toosii is about to take over the rap game. A compelling live performer, Toosii has supported such artists as DaBaby, Summer Walker, Polo G, Moneybagg Yo, Money Man, NBA Young Boy, Yung Bleu, City Girls and more

BLXST RELEASES NEW EP

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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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BIG SEAN DROPS NEW ALBUM

BIG SEAN DROPS EAGERLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM, DETROIT 2, AVAILABLE TODAY VIA G.O.O.D. MUSIC/DEF JAM RECORDINGS

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The tide of DETROIT 2 advance single + video releases culminated last week with “Deep Reverence” featuring Nipsey Hussle, follow­ing up days later with a DETROIT 2 preview video for “Don Life” featuring Lil Wayne. Earlier this week he released the “Harder Than My Demons” video and previewed the video for “Body Language” featuring Jhene Aiko Wednesday & “Everything That’s Missing” featuring Dwele yesterday. Building further excitement, Sean has revealed exclusive new updated DETROIT 2 merch + digital download bundles, available HERE now.

On release day, fans in Detroit can stop by Spirit Plaza for an experiential floral installation inspired by the DETROIT 2 album cover. Sponsored by 1-800 Flowers, the activation includes over three thousand flowers and will serve as a tribute to the beautiful city of Detroit.

Prior to DETROIT 2, all four of his albums – which also include Finally Famous, his RIAA platinum debut of 2011, and Hall Of Fame (2013) – debuted at #1 on the Rap chart. I Decided. (2017) Sean’s second consecutive album to debut at #1 across-the-board on the pop, R&B/hip-hop, and Rap charts, following landmark RIAA platinum Dark Sky Paradise(2015). Twenty88, his 2016 collab with fellow G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam star Jhené Aiko, also debuted at #1 on the Rap and R&B/hip-hop charts.

In addition to his RIAA platinum albums, Big Sean’s track record boasts an impressive 15 platinum and multi-platinum hit singles, among them a trio of #1 urban radio staples: “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay” (featur­­ing Kanye West and Roscoe Dash, with over 45 million combined YouTube views); Kanye’s 4x-platinum “Mercy” featuring fellow Def Jam MCs Pusha T and 2 Chainz (over 200 million views); and the 5x-platinum “I Don’t Fuck With You” featuring E-40 (nearly 400 million views).

With over 43 million combined Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Soundcloud followers, andover 1.7 BILLION YouTube views since his signing to G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam in 2007, Big Sean has become one of urban and rhythm radio’s most consistent hitmakers, and one of Def Jam’s major core artists.


See the tracklist for DETROIT 2 below:

  1. Why Would I Stop?
  2. Lucky Me
  3. Deep Reverence ft. Nipsey Hussle
  4. Wolves ft. Post Malone
  5. Body Language ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Jhené Aiko
  6. Story by Dave Chappelle
  7. Harder Than My Demons
  8. Everything That’s Missing ft. Dwele
  9. ZTFO
  10. Guard Your Heart ft. Anderson .Paak, Earlly Mac, Wale
  11. Respect It ft. Young Thug & Hit-Boy
  12. Lithuania ft. Travis Scott
  13. Full Circle ft. Key Wane & Diddy
  14. Time In – TWENTY88
  15. Story by Erykah Badu
  16. FEED
  17. The Baddest
  18. Don Life ft. Lil Wayne
  19. Friday Night Cypher ft. Tee Grizzley, Kash Doll, Cash Kidd, Payroll, 42 Dugg, Boldy James, Drego, Sada Baby, Royce Da 5’9” & Eminem
  20. Story by Stevie Wonder
  21. Still I Rise ft. Dom Kennedy

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