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Ted When – Morning Fool’s Gold Remix

TED WHEN’S MORNING FOOL’S GOLD REMIXES EP OUT TODAY

Nick Catchdubs, Jubilee, High Klassified, DJ SWISHA, YehMe2 And Promnite Also Contribute To EP

Download / Stream HERE

Motown/Blacksmith Recordings released Ted When’s morning FOOL’s GOLD REMIXES EP. Nick Catchdubs, Lxury,Jubilee, High Klassified, DJ SWISHA,YehMe2 and Promnite all members of the Fool’s Gold community of artists have remixed the songs from When’s solo debut EP, morning, which was released in July 2020.

Listen to Lxury’s remix of Edge Off HERE. The track is another slice of heady, ecstatic dance from the U.K. producer, whose music has been championed by the likes of A-Trak, Four Tet and Caribou.

Download / stream morning FOOL’S GOLD REMIXES HERE.

In its premiere of the YehMe2 remix of Eyes Closed, Dancing Astronaut said, YehMe2 has laid down a full-bodied and expansive remix of Ted When’s sultry track Eyes Closed Beginning the track with distorted guitar chords that lead straight into When’s smooth vocals, YehMe2 then transitions into a harmonic and groovy jazz aesthetic.

Collaboration is in Fool’s Gold’s DNA, note Fools Gold founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. The remix EP puts a FG spin on Ted’s unique voice and original songwriting, showcasing a wide range of sounds from the label’s friends and family with the anything-goes spirit of a handmade mixtape.

Born in Cedar Rapids, Ted formerly fronted the acclaimed indie band Mansions on the Moon. The singer/songwriter/producer has toured with Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller and worked in the studio with The Neptunes. All of these elements and experiences inform his new, genre-defying sound. Ted built his own home studio in Nashville and built this new phase of his creative life completely from scratch, no previous solo releases, no social media profile, just leading with the music. His history, though, comes out not only in the remarkable range of his sonics, but also in the heart of his writing. Wonderland hailed the genre-defying singer as a superstar in the making.

Track Listing morning Fool’s Gold Remixes

1. Nothing Left (Nick Catchdubs Remix)

2. Edge Off (Lxury Remix)

3. Guide Me Home (Jubilee Remix)

4. Good Things (High Klassified)

5. Good Things (DJ SWISHA)

6. Eyes Closed (YehMe2 Remix)

7. Donߣt Feel Like Feeling (Promnite Remix)

About Fool’s Gold:

Brooklyn-based record label Fool’s Gold was founded in 2007 by DJs A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs and quickly established itself with a non-stop series of releases bridging the worlds of hip-hop and electronic music, introducing artists like Danny Brown, Kid Cudi, Duck Sauce and Run The Jewels to the world while being praised as one of the most influential indies in the music businessÉd; by Pitchfork. With a clever and constantly evolving aesthetic for all Fool’s Gold visuals and merchandise, the company has become more than an independent music powerhouse, but a trendsetting lifestyle brand.
For over a decade, Fool’s Gold has continued to find new ways to excite and surprise their fans beyond records. Their annual DAY OFF series has become one of the worldߣs premier hip-hop festivals, a place where the entire creative community gathers as new stars are minted. Fool’s Gold’s flagship retail store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is a striking architectural concept, featuring full seasonal clothing drops, limited-edition collabs and community events. Having put their unique stamp on music, events, retail, and beyond, there’s no telling what Foo’s Gold will lend their Midas touch to next.

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Joy Denalane – Be Here In The Morning

Today the R&B songstress Joy Denalane aka Germany’s Queen of Soul shares her video for Be Here In The Morning (feat. CS Armstrong) via Motown Records. The video was directed by Henrik Alm and made its broadcast premiere on BET Soul. Watch here. The track is off Joy’s debut U.S. album LET YOURSELF BE LOVED. Listen here.

“The song is about a relationship that’s in a good state, but maybe there is a moment where the partners tell each other that if you don’t see me for who I am we’re going to stumble into a problem,” says Joy Denalane. “Honor me for what and love me for who I am and if you do that then I’m gonna be there in the morning.”

“Be Here In The Morning” was created together with C. S. Armstrong. The Texan enchants the audience with a voice that many associate with the early Motown years. Be Here In The Morning is showcasing the vocal perfection of these two artists: in harmony with Joy Denalane they create a complex, soulful love duet about soulmates, consideration and tenderness. “Be Here In The Morning” captures a moment just before sunrise and lets another beautiful facet of love shine through on the album.

With LET YOURSELF BE LOVED Joy is making her definitive soul statement. The Motown album is in equal parts self-assertion, genealogy and homage to the great classics of the genre. A musical masterpiece where Denalane confidently brings together all the strands of her previous work. Nevertheless, she is not interested in vintage simulations of old soul recordings. She is driven by showing her musical identity. The album includes her singles I Believe (Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid), I Gotta Know, and Top Of My Love. Recently Joy performed her track Be Here In The Morning (Feat. CS Armstrong) on COLORS.

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Tiana Major9 – At Sixes and Sevens

Tiana Major9 announces the release date for her Motown debut EP, At Sixes and Sevens

Today, Motown Records’ rising star Tiana Major9 announced the date for her label debut EP, At Sixes and Sevens. On August 7th, Tiana will root her blend of R&B, soul, and hip-hop attitude with smooth jazz eloquence, all the while staying true to her East London and Jamaican spirit in the EP. When asked about her EP Tiana states, “To be at Sixes and Sevens means to be at a state of total confusion…Love is confusing.”

Leading up to this release, Tiana has kept her fans excitedly awaiting. In June, SPIN premiered Tiana’s track “Lucky,” which is on the upcoming EP. “Lucky” followed the breakout artist’s Motown solo debut, “Think About You,” which premiered on Teen Vogue. Tiana also promotes the upcoming EP with the release of the first episode of her new autobiographical 4-part miniseries, Behind At Sixes and Sevens. The series explores the journey of Tiana signing with Motown Records and gives fans an earnest look into the star’s life.

Tiana Major9 has been referred to as “one to watch in 2020” by Billboard and listeners couldn’t agree more. Watch out for all that is to come from Tiana in 2020, and beyond.

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pineappleCITI New Acoustic Song

Rapper and songwriter pineappleCITI releases acoustic version of her song “Lift Me Up”

pineappleCITI is back with an acoustic rendition of her latest single “Lift Me Up,” out now via Red Bull Records. Teased to fans on Juneteenth with the release of its timely music video, the stripped-down version of the R&B anthem demonstrates pineappleCITI’s artistic versatility and strives to uplift listeners with its self-motivating lyrics. As with the original track, CITI reflects on her journey throughout her career.

The release also serves to provide positivity to all those who have been fighting for social justice. As pineappleCITI has been on the frontlines of the protests in her hometown of Newark, NJ, this message is especially personal.

“‘Lift Me Up’ authentically captures how I feel and how I think we all feel,” says CITI on her motivation behind the release. “This is an important time for us as a country to speak out and stand up for our rights but also to pay close attention to how all of this is affecting our mental health. We could all use a lift me up right now.”

Stream “Lift Me Up” here and watch the official video here.

About pineappleCITI:

For pineappleCITI, rhymes and raps spring right from the heart as she approaches each song, project, album, and show with an equal reverence for nineties East Coast storytelling and old- school Motown catharsis. Endorsed early on by The Fader, Paper Mag, Complex, and Billboard and streamed over 2 million times as of 2019, the New Jersey-born MC provides a simultaneously unique and universal perspective to her music.

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Rae Rae, Motown Records, 360 MAGAZINE

Rae Rae – “Crash Flow”

Rae Rae, a 17-year-old rapper, songwriter, and self-taught producer, is ready to make his mark in hip-hop with his self-produced single, “Crash Flow (Ain’t Trippin) feat. Taeman.” Watch the new video, via Run-It-Up Records / Motown / CMG, HERE.

The video was directed by Chase Walker and features Rae Rae in his element, driving and drifting down the streets of Atlanta with his friends. The teenagers showcase what southern swag is with their cars, cash, dice, and dance moves.

Rae Rae created this rapidly raw, carefree street banger about having tunnel vision for one’s hustle. It’s about ignoring distractions to succeed. Rae Rae raps “Big bankroll on me and it don’t fold…I’m chasing dinero.”

Not to mention, the record sparked a viral TikTok dance trend. The young artist has already accumulated over 35 million global streams. He’s part of the new generation hip-hop wave filled with artists narrating street stories through their youthful eyes.

Sonically, his flow is melodic, paired over hard-hitting trap beats. Rae Rae has more new music coming down the pipeline.

The Atlanta native dropped out of school to pursue a full-time career in music – backed by the support of his family. As far as musical influences, he cites studying the craft from Future, Jeezy, Rich Homie Quan, and Lil Boosie.

Rae Rae always enjoyed creating music; however, it took on a new meaning for him after one of his best friends, who encouraged Rae Rae’s music endeavors, passed away. With the street record “Crash Flow (Ain’t Trippin) feat. Taeman” as a tenacious introduction, he’s ready to show the world what he’s got.

Follow Rae Rae: Instagram | Youtube | SoundCloud

Lil Baby Valentine Dinner

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BABY CELEBRATES ROMANCE BY RELEASING THE “CLOSE FRIENDS” VIDEO STARRING HIS REAL LIFE GF

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Today Lil Baby shares the DAPS-directed video for his RIAA-certified Platinum song “Close Friends” from his collaborative project with Gunna, Drip Harder, out now on Quality Control Music/Young Stoner Life Records, a 300 Entertainment Label/Wolfpack Global Music/Capitol Records/Motown.

City Girls Video Twerk feat. Cardi B

Today Yung Miami and JT — together known as City Girls — release the highly-anticipated video for Twerk (feat. Cardi B). In it, City Girls own the dance for themselves, rallying their troupe of women to get cheeks flying and take control of their own sexuality. And hell if it doesn’t look like a good time.

WATCH HERE

The Broadcast Premier will be on BET Jams and will air every hour on the network. City Girls’ Yung Miami — painted as a zebra — and featured artist Cardi B — painted as a tiger — lead a group of agile ladies on yacht, on a beach, on a pole, even on a muscle car without a man in sight. Ladies are twerkin’ it for themselves, showcasing insanely amazing athleticism, and looking bodaciously fly while doing it. And they can slap their own ass thank you.

With over 215 million overall streams and 39.3 million from Twerk (ft. Cardi B), the world sure seemed ready to listen and dance. Twerk was an immediate track stand-out for fans on City Girls new album, Girl Code (Quality Control Music/Motown/Capitol Records), so the Girls decided to send a challenge to the world. The Goal: To find the world’s greatest twerker. The winner would not only get flewed into Miami on “Flewed Out” airlines and $50k in hard cash, but would be — and now is — featured in their video taking back the twerk.

Refreshingly, JT and Yung Miami bluntly set their own terms on what can be a taboo subject for women. Most recently City Girls’ genuineness caught the ear of Drake, who recruited them for his 10-week chart topping song In My Feelings. And when City Girls rap to a lovelorn Drake, “I’ll show you how to network. F*ck that Netflix and chill; what’s your net worth?” they make it clear they are looking for any broke boys.

JT and Young Miami are uncensored, unapologetic, sharing a commitment to their hood roots and a bold insistence that the culture they come from should stop them from getting a piece of the cash pie. One of the most provocative female hip-hop duo in years, the Miami duo of JT and Yung Miami are the next generation of female speak out as raw and confident — and with as much swagger as the boys.

As Refinery29 states: “This emerging group taps into the same enterprising spirit applauded in male rappers when they wax poetic about selling drugs or pimping to escape bleak financial circumstance. This female version is just as inspiring. The male gaze only succeeds in objectifying women when the sole outcome considered is male gratification. City Girls set the terms of engagement for a payday they’ve orchestrated.”

With JT currently serving her sentence for credit card fraud, City Girls worked hard and banked a lot of material before she went in. As Yung Miami states: “It is a minor setback for a major comeback.”

Coach K and Pierre “Pee” Thomas of the renowned Quality Control Music label discovered the girls and took their first song “Fu*k Dat N****” from a regional hit to a national smash when it appeared on the seminal Quality Control Presents: Control The Streets Vol 1 compilation. Recently Quality Control Music released City Girls’ heart-wrenching documentary Point Blank Period. The documentary follows the City Girls as they break into a predominantly male-dominated industry with the release of Period. It features their reactions to hearing Drake shout them out on his record to JT working in the studio until her jail sentence starts.

Exclusive interviews are included with Yung Miami and JT, as well as industry trailblazers Trina, Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “Pee” Thomas, exposing the complicated road to breaking female artists in the changing music landscape.

LISTEN TO GIRL CODE HERE

City Girls Release “Season” Music Video

City Girls release their music video for Season featuring Lil Baby Watch it HERE. Season comes after Girl Code (Quality Control Music/Motown/Capitol Records). Girl Code includes features from Cardi B, Lil Baby, and Jacquees. They also recently released the new song, TWERK,  with the remix version featuring Cardi B included on Girl Code.
Listen to Girl Code HERE.
One of the most provocative female hip-hop duo in years, the Miami duo of JT and Yung Miami are the next generation of female rappers. On their acclaimed debut project, PERIOD, City Girls speak out as raw and confident — and with as much swagger– as the boys do, ultimately flipping the script on Hip Hop.
And people are listening. With nearly 100 million streams, JT and Young Miami are uncensored, unapologetic, sharing a commitment to their hood roots and a bold insistence that the culture they come from should stop them from getting a piece of the cash pie.
Most recently City Girls caught the ear of Drake, an early fan who recruited them for his 10-week chart topping song In My Feelings. It’s not all about Kiki When the City Girls I’ll show you how to network. F*ck that Netflix and chill; what’s your net worth? They unapologetically rap about sexual and financial empowerment, and they are not looking for any broke boys.
As Refinery29 states: This emerging group taps into the same enterprising spirit applauded in male rappers when they wax poetic about selling drugs or pimping to escape bleak financial circumstance. This female version is just as inspiring. The male gaze only succeeds in objectifying women when the sole outcome considered is male gratification. City Girls set the terms of engagement for a payday they’ve orchestrated.
With JT currently serving her sentence for credit card fraud, City Girls worked hard and banked a lot of material before she went in. As Yung Miami states: It is a minor setback for a major comeback. But perhaps the clearest explanation of the City Girl’s Girl Code is spoken in the album’s earliest moments. During a phone call from JT in prison on Intro (FREE JT), Yung Miami picks up the mic and unleashes a fiery verse that puts to rest any question of what she and her partner are here to accomplish: All my life I’ve been going against the odds/Tryna come up on me, better keep your job/A round of applause for the boss ass bitches/Who made it on their own.Éd; And as the track fades out, JT chimes in with a final message of defiance for any who would stand in their way: Éc;When I come home Period — game over.
Coach K and Pierre “Pee” Thomas of the renowned Quality Control Music label discovered the girls and took their first song “Fu*k Dat N****” from a regional hit to a national smash when it appeared on the seminal Quality Control Presents: Control The Streets Vol 1 compilation. This year Quality Control Music released City Girls’ uncensored heart-wrenching documentary Point Blank Period The documentary follows the City Girls as they break into a predominantly male-dominated industry with the release of Period. It features their reactions to hearing Drake shout them out on his record to JT working in the studio until her jail sentence starts. Exclusive interviews are included with Yung Miami and J.T., as well as industry trailblazers Trina, Kevin Coach K; Lee and Pierre Pee Thomas, exposing the complicated road to breaking female artists in the changing music landscape.

Icewear Vezzo Returns With New Track “European”

Just recently, Detroit underground icon Icewear Vezzo returns with a new track European. This is his second release under his recently minted deal with Motown and Capitol Music Group.

Get it here.

Adding to the excitement for his upcoming mix-tape, Icewear Vezzo celebrates this moment with a music video for European–check it out here!

Icewear Vezzo proudly leads a new era of Motor City hip-hop. His explosive discography encompasses the fan favorite Clarity mixtape series and breakout Moonwalken, which boasted beats from heavyweights such as Zaytoven and TM 88. Following a stint in Federal Prison, he ignited 2018 as his biggest year yet. In addition to a triumphant return to the stage at Detroit’s Hot 107.5 Summer Jamz, he dropped the acclaimed 337 EP with Earlly Mac and set the internet abalze with the brash and blunt banger Drank God Back Freestyle. Mass Appeal predicted, Detroit’s best hope at a singular star is Icewear Vezzo, and Hypebeast dubbed him, “The King of Contemporary Detroit Rap.” A pillar of his community, he also owned the local haunt Chicken Talk restaurant.

With his surefire spitting and slick storytelling, he ushers in the next generation of Detroit legends.

Zaytoven to release Trap Holizay

Award-winning multiplatinum super producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Zaytoven will release his anxiously awaited full-length debut, Trap Holizay, on Friday May 25, 2018.

In addition to What You Think, the full tracklisting promises to bring together some of the gameߣs heaviest heavy hitters behind the production mastery of this game-changing hip-hop maestro. Stay tuned for the full reveal soon.

Increasing anticipation, he just shared Go Get The Money [feat. Rick Ross, Yo Gotti, Pusha T, & T.I.]. This posse anthem unites some of the gameߣs most notorious and revered spitters from all over the country. Miami heavyweight Rick Ross drops heat, while the king of Memphis Yo Gotti delivers a knockout verse. Virginia’s own Pusha T sounds as fiery as ever, and Atlanta O.G. T.I. is on fire. Go Get The Money has all the makings of a summer smash! Listen Here

Excitement continues building for the impending arrival of the record. In an in-depth feature, High Snobiety claimed, Trap Holizay, is set to be one of the springߣs standout albums.

Allowing audiences into his world, he recently teamed up with Red Bull Music for a new documentary entitled The Note: Zaytoven. Watch it HERE. The 17-minute film explores his inimitable creative process and story as told by the man himself and those closest to him, including his mom. Additionally, it intercuts archival behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with collaborators and fellow innovators such as Gucci Mane, OJ Da Juiceman, Young Dolph, Bankroll Fresh, and Cassius Jay. Of the doc, Noisey claimed, The Note goes deep into how Zaytoven became so essential to rap’s most popular format. He also recently spoke to Billboard in detail about The Note

Zaytoven just embarked on his North American headline run: Trap Holizay The Tour. It’s hitting major markets across the country. Check out the remaining dates belo

Trap Holizay season is underway now.