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Queen & Slim Soundtrack Out Now

Motown Records released Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack on vinyl for the first time. The two-LP limited edition of the acclaimed soundtrack is now available at participating independent record stores in conjunction with the Record Store Day’s RSD Drops 2020 program. Visit here for further details. Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack merchandise is available HERE.

Starring Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Queen & Slim is a powerful, consciousness-raising love story that confronts the staggering human toll of racism and the life-shattering price of violence. The film, from GRAMMYwinning director Melina Matsoukas and Emmy winning writer Lena Waithe, has won numerous awards including Best Movie at the BET Awards 20.

The music in the film serves as an additional voice and showcases the range of talent across Black artists with a compelling blend of genres. The 16-song soundtrack features new tracks by Ms. Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion x VickeeLo, Lil Baby, Vince Staples featuring 6lack X Mereba, Tiana Major 9 & EARTHGANG, Coast Contra; featuring BJ The Chicago Kidand Syd, plus classic songs byRoy Ayers, Bilal, Mike Jones and others. Blood Orange composed the film’s score and is featured on the soundtrack. See below for track listing.

Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack has received numerous award nominations, including an NAACP Image Awards nod for Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation. Collide by Tiana Major9 and EARTHGANG took Outstanding Original Song honors at the Black Reel Awards earlier this year and was named one of the best R&B songs of 2019 by VIBE.

Motown Records President Ethiopia Habtemariam, Waithe and Matsoukas served as executive soundtrack producers. AP said, “Together they’re like the perfect aux-cord DJs. They hit play, and they don’t miss.” The Atlantic noted, “The Best Part of Queen & Slim is the Soundtrack Music is woven throughout with an impressive ear for black American artists’complex relationships to the country they inhabit, and to other black people.”

TIME hailed the soundtrack as “an astounding collage of sound an ode to the past, present and future of black music.” NYLON predicted that Ride or Die from Megan Thee Stallion x VickeeLo “will be bumping in the club for months.” Pitchfork praised Vince Staples’ “Yo Love” feat. 6lack & Mereba as “a charming swerve from Staples that’s only further proof of the rapper’s chameleonic talents.” Rolling Stone said, “Guarding the Gates is an immersive and sprawling ballad as [Ms. Lauryn] Hill delivers a mesmerizing vocal performance.”

While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.

As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will discover themselves and each other in the most dire and desperate of circumstances and will forge a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their lives.

Waithe wrote the screenplay forQueen & Slim from a story by herself and bestselling author James Frey (A Million Little Pieces, Katerina). The film is produced by Frey, Waithe, Matsoukas, Michelle Knudsen, Andrew Coles, Brad Weston and Pamela Abdy. The executive producers are Pamela Hirsch, Kaluuya, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth. Universal Pictures and Makeready present Queen & Slim in association with 3BlackDot and Bron Creative, a Makeready/De La Revoluci, Films/Hillman Grad/3BlackDot production.

Track Listing Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack

LP1 / SIDE

  1. Megan Thee Stallion feat. VickeeLo, Ride Or Die
  2. Bilal feat. Raphael Saadiq, Soul Sista (Remix)
  3. Vince Staples Feat. 6lack & Mereba, Yo Love
  4. Tiana Major9 & EARTHGANG, Collide

LP1 / SIDE B

  1. Syd, Getting Late
  2. Mike Jones feat. Slim Thug & Paul Wall, Still Tippin’
  3. Coast Contra feat. BJ The Chicago Kid, Queen x Slim
  4. Choker, Frame

LP2 / SIDE A

  1. Lil Baby, Catch The Sun
  2. Roy Ayers, Searching
  3. Ms. Lauryn Hill, Guarding The Gates
  4. Burna Boy, My Money, My Baby

LP2 / SIDE B

  1. Cedes Benz, The-Dream
  2. Little Freddie King, Standin’ At Yo Door (Live)
  3. Blood Orange feat. Ian Isiah & Jason Arce, Runnin’ Away
  4. Moses Sumney, Doomed

Spillage Village – Spilligion

Spillage Village will release its highly anticipated album “Spilligion” Friday, and they released a brand new song Monday titled “Hapi” to build excitement.

The song features the vocals of Mereba, Olu and Benji along with spoken word from Big Rube.

Clocking in at over six minutes, “Hapi” almost sounds like a sermon delivered by four different voices telling the stories of their lives, everything they’ve seen and everything they hope to see improve.

They also released the track list for the brand new album which comes with a few pleasant surprises in the form of features from Chance The Rapper, Ari Lennox, Buddy, Masego and Lucky Daye.

As “Hapi” might indicate, the song titles come from scripture and religious texts and are determined by the content and messages of the lyrics.

The official track list is as follows:

  1. Intro
  2. Baptize
  3. PsalmSing
  4. Ea’Alah (Family)
  5. Mecca
  6. Judas (feat. Chance The Rapper, Ari Lennox, Buddy and Masego)
  7. Oshun
  8. Cupid (feat. Lucky Daye)
  9. Shiva
  10. End of Daze
  11. Hapi (feat. Big Rube)
  12. Jupiter

To preorder “Spilligion,” you can click right here. To learn more about Spillage Village, you can click right here.

You can also follow Spillage Village on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

EarthGang at Roots Picnic

It’s a busy weekend for the formidable Atlanta duo, EarthGang, who has had an incredible rise since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, Mirrorland last year. The Grammy-nominated pair (Olu and WowGr8), who are known for their vivacious live performance, will join Roots Picnic Festival, digitally, this year performing a cut from the album, “Wings.” Watch Roots Picnic Festival HERE. The performance will come ahead of the BET Awards, in which the pair are nominated for “Best Group” alongside Chloe x Halle, Migos, and more (Sunday, 8 PM ET on BET). And on the topic of groups, EarthGang revived their own supergroup Spillage Village earlier this month with J.I.D, 6lack, Mereba, and others for a timely single called “End of Daze.”

The song comes off their upcoming Spillage Village album, out this year. If you haven’t checked it out, watch the video HERE.

The duo also appears on Louis the Child’s new album, out today. Listen to their collaborative track, “Big Love,” HERE.

Praise for EarthGang:

“Best Rap Performance” & “Best Rap Album” Nominees Grammys 2020

“Best Group” BET Awards 2020

“EarthGang Are Carrying on the Legacy of Freaky Southern Rap” — Pitchfork ‘Rising Artist’ 2019

“High-energy, nimble lyrical flows over haunting beats” — TIME Magazine

“EarthGang’s Transcendental Hip-Hop Is an Homage to “Atlanta” — Hypebeast

About EarthGang

Hailing from Atlanta, GA, EarthGang’s Olu and WowGr8 are the Grammy Award-nominated, Platinum-selling pair who embody the best of the new generation in music — and plenty of critics and fans alike have taken note. Marrying lean, sharp-eyed lyricism with Southern-fried soul, every song arrives fully formed, hitting hard and landing jokes while also delving deep into political issues. Signed to J. Cole’s Intercope imprint, Dreamville, EarthGang first hit a stride with 3-EP project inspired by “The Wiz;” Rags (Scarecrow), Robots (Tinman) and Royalty (the lion). The music saw the duo tour the globe relentlessly supporting J. Cole, Young Thug, Billie Eilish, Mac Miller, Jaden Smith, and more.

In 2019, EarthGang continued their dominance by contributing to the year’s best hip-hop compilation in Revenge of The Dreamers III — which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 charts is RIAA Platinum certified. It shined a spotlight on the pair as they went into the release of their debut major-label album, Mirrorland. The fourteen-track album debuted in the Top 40s of the Billboard 200 charts and #20 in the Rap Albums charts. Featuring special guests Young Thug, T-Pain, Kehlani, Arin Ray, and more — Mirrorland has cemented EarthGang as one of music’s most dynamic forces. Bursting with energy and having garnered a cult-like live following, the ATLiens have been critically praised by the likes of Pitchfork, Hypebeast, Highsnobiety, Hot New Hip Hop, Consequence of Sound, Uproxx, Pigeons & Planes, and more. Stretching beyond the “indie hip-hop” label they’ve been brandished with, EarthGang is ready to reach a wider audience with slick-sharp lyrics that cut through the hazy blur of ratchet rap and an avid interest in never settling, or resting on their laurels.

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6LACK × 6 PC HOT

Right after summer officially hits, 6LACK (LVRN/Interscope Records) serves up his newest EP 6 PC HOT for the world. It features production from Timbaland, Fwdslxsh, Gravez, STWO, and more as well as one guest feature from Lil Baby. Aside from the music, he has a lot of news to announce as well.

Fans can enter an augmented reality chicken shop pictured on the EP cover via Instagram to view merch, including the hot sauce, tied to the project. It can be found by searching “6pc hot” in the IG filter search menu. A link to the filter is available HERE (to be opened on a phone). Once selected, a 3D shop will launch through the camera to share pictures and videos. The AR shop was created by Jackie Carlise, a 3D motion designer who recently graduated from School of The Art institute of Chicago. She created it using the Spark AR platform.

For Atlanta fans, 6LACK has partnered with Postmates, the leader in delivering nearly anything on-demand, and local favorite restaurant Goodfellas, a Black-owned business, as a part of his 6LACK on Black Business initiative. Exclusively on Postmates this weekend, customers can order a custom 6LACK wing item from Goodfellas for $6. Through Sunday June 28, customers who order the 6pc Hot wings meal will receive a free bottle of 6LACK’s new hot sauce “600 Degrees.”

For Los Angeles fans, 6LACK will be sending his new hot sauce directly to their doors starting 6/29 via a friendly robot. You can sign up for a delivery day and time through 6LACKBOX.

6LACK is also showing love to Australia by working with Butter, which will also be delivering custom orders of 6 hot wings. The first 60 fans will also receive a special t-shirt.

In addition to local fans in different parts of the world, 6LACK is looking to help aspiring Black entrepreneurs by presenting a handful of them with 6LACKCARDS. These will be Amazon gift cards to purchase any equipment and supplies to help get their dreams off the ground. After 6LACK collected over 25K addresses in under an hour through his 6LACKBOX “6PC Scratch and Win” folder, he sent fans a classic scratch-off lottery-styled ticket which they should receive this week. It reveals the tracklist to the EP, the date of release, and the chance to be one of the select few to win physical prizes.

The 6LACKBOX has also been updated with resources like voter registration tools and a contact sheet for Black businesses. A Black author history reading list and access to social justice reform information and participating organizations will also soon be available. 6LACKBOX was announced alongside his open letter to his fans regarding the social unrest stemming from the murders of innocent Black men and women. Inside the 6LACKBOX, you’ll find snippets of unreleased music, the East Atlanta Love Letter movie that he premiered at his album release event at Starlight Drive-In Theatre in East Atlanta, never before seen photos, and more. It will also contain some content leading up to his upcoming third studio album.

For those who still have cookouts to prepare for during the warmer months or also need a new hot sauce for the collection, 6LACK will be releasing his own hot sauce brand, “600 Degrees.” It’ll be the perfect addition to your own 6 pieces of wings as you listen to the new project.

Pronounced “Black,” the alternative R&B and three-time GRAMMY-nominated rapper/singer/songwriter has long considered the number six as a central part to his identity for several reasons: he was raised in Zone 6 of Atlanta, it’s his life path number, and also the name of his daughter (Syx). In 2018, 6LACK released his sophomore album and now certified Gold East Atlanta Love Letter to critical acclaim and peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top R&B Albums. He’s the #2 most streamed R&B artist behind Frank Ocean, and his debut project Free 6LACK is now certified Platinum. 6LACK has been the most featured artist of 2019-2020 with over 30 features. Last week he teamed up with JID, Earthgang, and Mereba to form supergroup Spillage Village, who just released “End of Dayz.”

Get 6LACK ‘6pc Hot’ EP Retail HERE.

View 6LACKBOX HERE.

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Mereba Releases Visual For “Black Truck”

After stunning fans with her sultry debut single, “Black Truck,” Mereba (Interscope) has returned with an equally gripping visual. The 9th Wonder-produced song is a poetic depiction of the triumphs and trials of life and love; and the video complements the lyric’s abstract quality. Directed by Mereba and renowned photographers Durimel (twin brothers Jalan and Jibril), the video features a collage of raw and soulful shots, staged in Miami, Florida. James Laxton, director of cinematography for Moonlight, contributed to the production as well. You can view the video HERE.

Prior to the release of the “Black Truck,” Mereba was best known for her collaborations with Grammy nominated 6LACK and Dreamville newcomers J.I.D and Earthgang. Mereba’s unique voice and style lends itself to its own distinct genre of alternative R&B, and the rising star is also credited as a songwriter, rapper, guitarist and producer. Having spent her formative years living across the east coast as well as in her father’s native country, Ethiopia, Mereba further developed her artistry after moving to Atlanta. She credits Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill and Joni Mitchell as her greatest influences.

BET Pre-Party

Stars collided at Interscope Records’ annual BET Awards pre-party, held last night at Poppy in West Hollywood. The mesmerizing venue, known for dabbling with surrealism while catering to Hollywood royalty, opened its doors to an impressive list of artists, industry professionals and tastemakers. The evening was sponsored by Bud Light, Hennessy, Seedo and Lyft. DJs A-OH, Megan Ryte and Nitrane entertained the host of celebrity guests which included: Rae Sremmurd, Tory Lanez, Mustard, Kamaiyah, YG, Machine Gun Kelly and many more.

Machine Gun Kelly, 360 Magazine

Arin Ray, 360 Magazine

Christie Hsiao, 360 Magazine

Kamaiyah, 360 Magazine

Amber Grimes, 360 Magazine

Zach Iser, 360 Magazine

Photo Credit: Jerritt Clark for Getty Images | Cassidy Sparrow for Getty Images
Artist/Celebrity Complete List:
Alex da Kid
Angela Yee
Ari Lennox
Arin Ray
Asian Doll
Bas
Big Boy
Boogie
Brianna Cash
Busta Rhymes
Coach K
Cozz
Director X
DJ A-OH
DJ Drewski
DJ Megan Ryte
DJ Self
Ghazi Shami
Isaiah Rashad
Jace
James R
Jennifer Williams
K Camp
Kamaiyah
Karen Civil
Lecrae
Mack Wilds
Melii
Melody Thornton
Mereba
Machine Gun Kelly
Mitch
Moneybagg Yo
Mustard
Paloma Ford
Plies
Rae Sremmurd
RJMrLA
Serayah
Sevyn Streeter
Social House
Tory Lanez
YG
YFN Lucci

Meet Mereba

CHECK OUT MEREBA’S DEBUT SINGLE “BLACK TRUCK”

There’s music and then there’s music for your soul. At first listen it’s not hard to detect which category Mereba lends her vocal abilities to. Born and raised across the east coast, the young singer/songwriter further developed her artistry after moving to Atlanta, and credits Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, and Joni Mitchell as influences. Today, she releases her debut single “Black Truck,” on Interscope Records which is now available at all digital retailers. You can take a listen HERE. “Black Truck,” is a sultry track about the struggles and triumphs of life and love. Produced by 9th Wonder (Jay-Z/Erykah Badu/Mary J. Blige), the single pulls softly at your heart strings but exudes confidence with a gritty hook. After a number of successful collaborations with Grammy nominated 6LACK and Dreamville’s newcomers J.I.D and Earthgang, Mereba is ready to set sail for a journey of her own.

Mereba “Black Truck” eSingle

Link: http://smarturl.it/BlackTruck

 

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