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StaySolidRocky album art via Columbia Records

StaySolidRocky- “Out Da Oven”

Multi-platinum recording artist StaySolidRocky released his latest track “Out Da Oven” today via Columbia Records. 

Standing strong alongside his previous releases “Demons”, which was recently featured on Pusha T’s Heir Wave Radio 002 playlist and slow-burning trap ballad “Viola”, “Out Da Oven” is produced by Huff47. 

During his recent Rolling Loud performance, StaySolidRocky previewed “Out Da Oven”, leaving an astonishing fan response and the song is now available on all streaming platforms, listen here.

ELEVATOR Magazine said, “Rocky looks to not let his most successful single defy his career, but to continue proving that he’s more than just any other or another artist with a Billboard-charting single, but an artist who plans to make an impact on all platforms.”

Rocky spoke about his song and said, “It’s a nice catchy vibe, adlibs go crazy.”

As a true visual storyteller, StaySolidRocky released the official music video for “Out Da Oven” in addition to the audio. Watch the video, directed by LouieKnows, here. 

Keep up with StaySolidRocky on Instagram and Twitter.

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NEEDTOBREATHE – Banks

NEEDTOBREATHE RELEASE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BANKS” WATCH HERE

NEW ALBUM OUT OF BODY AVAILABLE NOW HERE

GRAMMY Award-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE has released an official music video for “Banks” off their critically acclaimed new album Out of Body. The Chris Phelps-directed clip sees the band perform the anthemic song around a campfire. Watch it HERE.

This song is about the women in our lives… They are strong, ambitious, patient, caring, and intelligent forces of nature. Banks is our way of saying we support you and that there’s nothing more beautiful than watching you effortlessly become the very thing you were made to be, the band shared upon the song’s release.

Out of Body was released on August 28 and debuted in the top 5 across three Billboard charts. The album is available physically and digitally via Elektra Records/Centricity Music now HERE. Limited edition merch bundles are available exclusively through NEEDTOBREATHE’s online store HERE. Last month, NEEDTOBREATHE unveiled a brand new version of the album’s current single “Who Am I” featuring vocals from multi-platinum recording artist, Elle King. “Who Am I” (feat. Elle King) is available to stream and download as an official Out of Body bonus track now HERE.

Upon Out of Body’s release, People applauded the band’s super catchy new music, while American Songwriter commended NEEDTOBREATHE’s solid capabilities in both ballads and upbeat anthem-style songs. Southern Living praised the group as our favorite Southern rock band adding several songs feel like they were written specifically to get us through this difficult moment in time. Taste of Country noted, NEEDTOBREATHE prove beautiful, collaborative art can still be made amid a pandemic.

NEEDTOBREATHE welcomed the album with Celebrating Out of Body, a fully immersive release-day concert experience that saw them perform Out of Body in its entirety, live for the very first time. Last month the band took the stage at CBS This Morning Saturday to deliver the network television debut performances of Hang On, Who Am I and Survival. The band also performed sessions for Billboard, The Grammy Museum, Spin, American Songwriter, and more.

On Out of Body, the platinum-certified trio Bear Rinehart [vocals, guitar], Seth Bolt [bass, vocals], and Josh Lovelace [keys, vocals] examine life, family, and friends through a youthful prism. The guys take stock of not only two decades as a band, but also first-time fatherhood and the future over a rich soundtrack of soulful rock with stadium-size scope and poetic intimacy. After spending a week at a beach house in Charleston to gather thoughts and ideas, the trio headed to Nashville, to record alongside producers Cason Cooley and Jeremy Lutito. As they cultivated a team atmosphere, the songs organically came to life.
ABOUT NEEDTOBREATHE:GRAMMY Award-nominated NEEDTOBREATHE have mounted a steady ascent to the top of the charts and packed arenas everywhere. Formed in 1998, the group attracted a loyal grassroots following with their full-length debut Daylight [2006] and its follow-up The Heat [2007]. Two years later, The Outsiders became their first Top 20 entry on the Billboard Top 200 before eventually going gold. During 2011, The Reckoninglanded at #1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart and #6 on the Top 200. In addition to bowing at #3 on the Top 200, 2014ߣs Rivers in the Wasteland yielded the platinum-selling Hot 100 hit “Brother” [feat. Gavin DeGraw] and Multiplied, which garnered their first GRAMMY nod. Meanwhile, H A R D L O V E[2016] marked their highest chart bow yet, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Top Current Album Sales Chart, as the title track “Hard Love” [feat. Andra Day] scored a gold plaque. Along the way, they headlined and sold out iconic venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Greek Theatre, and Ryman Auditorium, to name a few. The group picked up a pair of nominations at the Billboard Music Awards, and received praise from People, Rolling Stone, Forbes, and more. Now, NEEDTOBREATHE reflect the freedom of youth on their seventh full-length offering, Out of Body[Elektra Records/Centricity Music] over a rich soundtrack of soulful rock with stadium-size scope and poetic intimacy.

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Davido x A Better Time

BRAND NEW DAVIDO ALBUM: A BETTER TIME

SET FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 30TH

PRE ORDER HERE

Multiple-award-winning Afrobeats superstar Davido today has launched the pre-order for his much anticipated third studio album A BETTER TIME. Pre- order the album HERE.

The 17-track album will be released on October 30ththrough Davido Worldwide Entertainment/Sony Music U.K./RCA Records, and was recorded predominantly in his home city of Lagos, Nigeria during the global COVID-19 lockdown and is described by the artist to be his “purest and best work” to date.

On A BETTER TIME, Davido connects with his long-term producers Speroach Beatz [“Assurance”], Fresh VDM [“Fia”], and Kiddominant [“Fall”], while collaborating with newer producer talents L Jack, Ckay and Napji.

“Recording during this pandemic has been a unique but beautiful experience for me. Being stuck at home, there was nothing else to do so we were sleeping and waking up to music. With “A Better Time,” it was the first time in years that I’ve been able to really sit in-studio with all my producers and physically make the music together” Davido commented.

Last month, Davido made a victorious return to music with “FEM – his first solo release of 2020 and the first single taken from A BETTER TIME.

Listen/Watch the video for “FEM” HERE. The Napji- produced smash hit record shot straight to the No.1 spot in the Apple Music charts in over 8 countries including Nigeria, where it still holds the position 4 weeks later.“FEM” has since enjoyed over 30 million streams globally, viewed over 8 million times on YouTube and reached #19 on US iTunes chart, the highest for an Afrobeats record in the United States.

About Davido:

Born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Nigeria, 27-year-old Davido (real name David Adedeji Adeleke) has been a champion for the continent of Africa. He chose to chase his music dreams and whilst doing so earned over 30 awards including a MOBO for Best African Act, MTV EMA for Best International Act, three MTV Africa Music Awards, two BET Awards and two Nigerian Teen Choice Awards for “Top Featured Artist” and “Choice Male Artist.”

His massive global hit ‘Falldominated Billboard’s Hot R&B chart, noted as the longest charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history, as well as being one of America’s most Shazamed songs last year. The accompanying video broke a further record as the first by a Nigerian artist to break through the 100 million views mark on YouTube, standing now at a staggering 183 million views and counting. Davido was featured on the cover of Billboard Magazine in May 2020 as one of the leading breakout stars of Afrobeats, bringing the genre to the global stage and performed on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in July in support of his sophomore album A Good Timewhich has achieved over 1.3 billion streams globally.

With an unmatched work rate, Davido has delivered back to back hits since his musical debut in 2011. Breaking out with successive singles “Back When,” “Dami Duro, “Gobe,” Aye and Skelewu,” the latter would enjoy attention from Major Lazer and Wiwek who went on to remix the single. His musical elevation would see further global collaborations withChris Brown, Pop Smoke, Summer Walker, Young Thug, Mayorkun and more. With a discography attesting to over a billion global streams and 400 million video views, the Afrobeats forerunner has very much established himself as a force to be reckoned with.

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Taylor Swift Makes History

Taylor Swift continues to make history time and time again. As her 5 star album folklore debuts at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 this week with over 846k equivalent albums making her the only artist in history to have 7 albums sell half a million copies of a studio album in a week. This marks Taylor’s seventh consecutive #1 entry on the Top 200 and 6th consecutive studio album with over 800,000 albums in the first week folklore stands out as the top selling album of 2020 with global sales over 2 million worldwide and over half a billion total streams on audio and video in just one week. What’s even more impressive, it is the biggest album debut by an artist since Taylor Swift last released her award-winning album, Lover, just 11 months ago! On top of this, folkore has achieved “the longest consecutive run at #1 since 2016” with six straight weeks atop the Billboard 200. 

Additional stats on the release of folklore below:

USA

  • #1 Billboard 200 debut with over 846,000 albums first week
  • #1 Billboard Alternative Album
  • Biggest first week album of 2020 and since Lover in 2019
  • Biggest female album streaming debut of 2020 with over 300M audio+video streams
  • Biggest first week album streams of Taylor’s career
  • Taylor’s 6th consecutive album with over 800,000 copies in the first week
  • Only artist in history with 7 albums to sell at least 500,000 copies in a single week
  • Debuted Top 16 songs on Spotify US Daily Top 200 chart
  • cardigan” #1 iTunes Song
  • cardigan” #1 Spotify Top 200 Song
  • cardigan” #1 YouTube Trending Video

GLOBAL

  • 2M album equivalents sold globally first week
  • Over half a billion audio + video streams first week
  • 1.3M album equivalents sold globally first day
  • 740K albums sold in China, biggest first week since Lover
  • Taylor holds the Top 2 album debuts by a Western artist in China
  • #1 iTunes Album in 85+ countries
  • Biggest female album debut of 2020 in the UK
  • Biggest female album streaming debut of 2020 in the UK
  • Biggest first week album streams of Taylor’s career in the UK
  • First and only artist in 21st century to score five #1 studio albums in the UK
  • Set record for Spotify first day female album global streams (80.6M)
  • Set record for Apple Music 24 hour Pop album streams (35.47M)
  • Set record for Amazon Music Indie Alternative album first day US and Global streams
  • Debuted Top 5 songs on Spotify Global Daily Top 200 chart
  • cardigan” debuted #1 Spotify Global Top 200 chart
  • cardigan” had the most Spotify Global Daily Streams of 2020 (7.74M)
  • cardigan” #1 Apple Music Top 100: Global Songs chart
  • cardigan” added to BBC Radio 1 A-List (UK)
  • exile” feat. Bon Iver Triple J Radio airplay (Australia)
  • folklore debuted at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart claiming the highest Week 1 album consumption of 2020
  • folklore is Taylor Swift’s 6th #1 ARIA Album
  • folklore officially claims the biggest selling week 1 release in Ireland of 2020
  • Taylor Swift becomes the only female solo artist with the most Official Irish Albums Chart Number 1s this millennium

Dempsey Hope Releases New Song

DEMPSEY HOPE – RELEASES NEW TRACK “ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, FEAT. gnash”

Seattle-based artist on the rise Dempsey Hope just released his new track “Elephant in the Room” feat. gnash via RCA Records. What started as an organic online connection between two like-minded artists, brought together after their respective fan bases started cross tagging them in posts to work together, soon evolved into both a friendship and an artistic collaboration.

Says Dempsey, “After my videos started gaining significant traction on my social channels, fans started tagging gnash in the comments section saying that I reminded them of him and that we should collab together. I was excited, because I’ve been a fan of his for a while. After that gnash had reached out to me and expressed his love and support for the music and we stayed connected over the next few months. Eventually, I recorded this demo that I thought he would be perfect for so I sent him the song, and he came back with this incredible verse and told me how much he loved it! To me, the song is about having that elephant in the room with your significant other. You care about the person to the point where you can acknowledge it; it’s not something you need to stay away from. You can figure it out together.”

Says gnash, “i’m so happy dempsey granted me an opportunity to share some light on this tune. our fans introduced us to each other online & we had been chatting for a minute about finding something to work on together. i connected with this song immediately because it reminded me of some feelings i think about a lot. my partner & i have been together 5 years & sometimes it feels like a lifetime already. there are those omnipresent wedding/marriage conversations that i think almost anybody in a long-term relationship feels from time to time. i’m someone who is constantly dreading big impending doom conversations – but it’s important to remember that saying “we have to talk” doesn’t always have to be a bad thing, & here in this song, it’s a great thing! (even though it can be scary) p.s. whatever it is, you got this & it’s gonna be fine <3“

Listen HERE.

“Elephant in the Room” feat. gnash follows the music video release of Dempsey’s beloved fan favorite “Time Flies.” Shot last month, the video bring to life the dynamic track that first took on a life of its own when Dempsey engaged his core fan base on TikTok to insert their own story into the lyrics, garnered over half a million US audio streams in its first week. Dempsey, who has been called “an unbelievable talent” by Lyrical Lemonade was also featured in the Seattle Times. Leaning heavily on a sound that he calls “nostalgic”, Dempsey crafts poignant melodies with Pop and R&B influences that will make you a fan after just one listen. Dempsey has a deep catalog of unreleased music and visuals which he will be rolling out this fall.

About Dempsey Hope:

Dempsey Hope has been a singer and performer since an early age. In 2009, Dempsey began recording his YouTube videos, gaining fans by doing covers and creating content with his childhood friend Kateel. He then got started with a local community based recording program in South Seattle, releasing his first original song “Game Time”, and started busking at local festivals and on the streets of Seattle. 

In high school, Dempsey focused on sports, and was a member of the Nathan Hale Basketball Team that went undefeated and won the High School National Championship in 2017. He also led his Ultimate Frisbee Team to a Washington State Championship and the national stage. In 2016, Dempsey began to dive back into the world of music, taking a more serious approach to the craft of songwriting and since then has fully dedicated himself to pursuing music. In 2018, Dempsey linked up with Seattle based producer Jake Crocker and they got to work, developing and crafting much of what you hear in Dempsey’s sound today. Together they created tracks like “Commitment Issues”, “3 Years”, “When I Wake Up”, “Time Flies” and his most recent release “Elephant In The Room feat. gnash”.

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About gnash:

gnash is a multi-platinum and Billboard chart topping singer, songwriter, and producer. A Los Angeles native, gnash stepped into the national spotlight in 2016, with his 5X platinum breakthrough hit “i hate u, i love u,” which spent an impressive 39 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, peaking at #10. The single also landed at #5 on the top 40 radio chart and has to date accumulated over 1 billion audio streams, and 500 million YouTube views. The track was included on his third EP, us, which released in March of 2016, following his two previous EPs, March 2015’s debut u, and the December 2015 follow up, me. It was also included in his full-length debut album, we. In October 2016, gnash was featured on acclaimed singer, songwriter MAX‘s 2016 2X platinum breakthrough hit “Lights Down Low,” which has 400M+ streams and made the top 10 at Top 40 Radio. gnash has performed on The TODAY Show, as well as, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and has been featured in numerous high-profile publications including Billboard, Vogue, Nylon, The New York Times and Teen Vogue, in addition to countless others. As an advocate for mental health, gnash has been open about his struggles, publicly acknowledging the benefits therapy has had on his life and uses his story to show fans that its ok to have feelings, and through his music, has encouraged people to find their own unique way to express them. gnash kicked off 2020 by releasing a string of new songs, all from his highly-anticipated new album, due out later this year. For more information, please visit: www.gnash.us.

ADAM SANDERS × NEW LABOR DAY SINGLE

ADAM SANDERS CELEBRATES
LABOR DAY WEEKEND WITH
“DRINK DRANK DRUNK” Pop Culture Exclusively Premieres First Listen

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – No. 1 singer-songwriter Adam Sanders is celebrating Labor Day Weekend with the release of his latest single, “Drink Drank Drunk,” available now. With its riddle-inspired lyrics, Sanders labeled “Drink Drank Drunk” as the “Redneck Sobriety Test of Songs.” To stream or download “Drink Drank Drunk,” click HERE.

Pop Culture exclusively premiered a first listen to “Drink Drank Drunk,” writing, “With songs like ‘Make Em Wanna Change,’ ‘Burnin’ Roses,’ and ‘Ruled the World,’ Sanders is giving his fans a mesh between the old-school country with a modern twist. However, his latest single ‘Drink Drank Drunk’ may be the catchiest of them all (Victoria Moghaddami).”

“One morning I woke up and I just had this little, ‘I had a drink that I drank when I drank that drink, the drink I drank made me drunk.’ And I was like, well, I have no idea what that is, but that’s a tongue twister. My thought is, if you can sing it, you’re not drunk enough. Keep singing it. Keep drinking,” Sanders shared in the Zoom interview with Pop Culture. Fans can also look forward to a video for “Drink Drank Drunk,” starring Sanders, his guitar and a wakeboard, dropping soon.

Sanders, who recently signed a co-publishing deal with Round Hill Music Nashville, wrote “Drink Drank Drunk” with Tyler Chambers, Jordan Rager and Jacob Rice, who also produced the track. “Drink Drank Drunk” follows Sanders’ 2020 releases: “the mid-tempo, retro-cool song (Taste of Country),” “Make Em Wanna Change,” and “the infectious tune (Billboard),” “Ruled the World,” which featured his fellow singer-songwriters Hunter Phelps, Ray Fulcher, Cash Campbell, Faren Rachels, Josh Mirenda, Mitch Rossell and Drew Parker. The video, starring Tracy Lawrence, Aaron Tippin, Marty Raybon and Mike McGuire, has received over 1.4 million views.

The Lake City, Fla. native moved to Nashville in 2009 where he worked construction to pay the bills while developing his chops as a songwriter. Sanders earned his first No. 1 hit in 2015 with Cole Swindell’s “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey” which was quickly followed by another No. 1 with Dustin Lynch’s “Hell of a Night.” After learning how to craft a song that was right in the pocket for country radio, Sanders embarked on his artist career. As an independent artist, he has sold over 70,000 singles, scored over 90 million total streams and charted at No. 33 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart with his self-titled, debut EP.

To stay up-to-date with Adam Sanders, follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and visit www.adamsandersmusic.com.

ABOUT ADAM SANDERS:
Raw talent is essential for an artist to develop a successful career, but a strong sense of identity is just as crucial. Adam Sanders possesses both. The proof is in the listening of Sanders’ 2020 releases: “the infectious tune (Billboard),” “Ruled The World,” which featured seven singer-songwriters and a video starring Tracy Lawrence, Aaron Tippin, Marty Raybon and Mike McGuire, “the mid-tempo, retro-cool song (Taste of Country),” “Make Em Wanna Change,” and the “catchiest of them all (Pop Culture),” “Drink Drank Drunk.” A native of Lake City, FL, Sanders knew at an early age that music would be his life. Most of Sanders’ family had musical talent, especially his uncle Scotty Sanders, a professional steel guitar player, who encouraged his nephew’s dream. After honing his skills performing around northern Florida, Sanders moved to Nashville in 2009. He worked construction to pay the bills while developing his chops as a songwriter. His skills caught the attention of executives at Big Yellow Dog who signed him to a publishing deal in December of 2011. Sanders first found success in Nashville as a songwriter, penning songs for Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley and Tyler Farr, among others. One of Music Row’s hottest young songwriters, Sanders has topped the charts with such No. 1 singles as Cole Swindell’s “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” and Dustin Lynch’s “Hell of a Night.” Sanders learned how to craft a song that was right in the pocket for country radio. He then embarked on his artist career, quickly earning a reputation as an up and comer to watch as he independently sold over 70,000 singles, scored over 90 million total streams and charted at No. 33 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart with his self-titled, debut EP. Sanders continues to lay the groundwork for what is destine to be the perfect pendulum swing from the story-telling and twang of the 90’s to the progressive infectious sound found in today’s Country Music.

JUNKBUNNY RELEASES EP TODAY

LISTEN TO DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE HERE

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2020 – With nearly one million streams and acclaim from Alternative Press and more, upcoming Texas alt rock trio JunkBunny unleashes their new EP, Down the Rabbit Hole, today via LAVA Records/Republic Records—listen HERE!

The band preceded the release with a blazing single, “Another Summer Song.” Alternative Press hailed it “the perfect summer anthem,” and V13 praised it as “a song with a 1990s alternative rock spirit that would have fit perfectly into the teen movies that ruled the day back around the turn of the century.”

Among its four tracks, the EP features JunkBunny’s new single “See You In Heaven.” A snappy riff marches alongside cinematic lyrics, “She said, ‘I’ll see you in heaven, but I won’t see you tonight’.Elsewhere, “Wonderful” coasts along on an energetic punked-up beat before another chantable chorus, while “Wait For Days” alternates between hummable guitars and a sweeping refrain.

Of the EP, JunkBunny says, “We’re calling it ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ because it’s our second EP that solidifies our sound. Now people can really go ‘down the rabbit hole’ with us as we continue to make music. We’re excited for people to hear it because there’s a little more variety in these songs, but they are some of our favorites.”

Down the Rabbit Hole arrives on the heels of JunkBunny’s debut EP Junk Rock and breakout single “Sedona” released last fall after opening for ZZ Top, The Struts and even Jon Bon Jovi. The EP was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, P.O.D.). The band recently debuted their live Junk Rock sessions shot from home—watch here.

Dive Down the Rabbit Hole with JunkBunny now.

ABOUT JUNKBUNNY
Crafting riffs with a resonance beyond their years, scrappy rock trio JunkBunny—made up of Mac Johnson (lead vocals & guitar, 19), Cayden Diebold (vocals & bass, 18) and Jake Douglas (drums, 18)—made their major label debut before they graduated high school. JunkBunny draws from a deep well of experience and inspiration that stretches back to when frontman Mac and drummer Jake first hit it off in the third grade. Jake began playing drums when he was two years old and Mac was already a burgeoning guitarist. Jamming after school and kicking around band names at recess, the duo had already established an early incarnation of the group by the time they met bassist Cayden, a guitar player since the age of nine. Early sets were filled with a diverse group of covers, from Nirvana to Rage Against The Machine, showcasing raw nerve and vibe. By high school, the band proved themselves an unstoppable live force, selling out shows across Houston and eventually performing with legendary acts like ZZ Top, The Struts, Sammy Hagar and even Jon Bon Jovi. Entering the studio with Grammy Award-winning producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, P.O.D.), JunkBunny crafted their 2019 debut project Junk Rock. On the eve of their ascendency to a hard-earned wider audience, JunkBunny still burns with the same fire that emboldened them as elementary school kids falling in love with music.

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FOR MORE INFO ON JUNKBUNNY PLEASE CONTACT:
Beau Benton | Republic Records
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ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Zendaya and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, Monkeywrench, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains long-standing strategic alliances with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (J Balvin and Karol G) and Hollywood Records. In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production was the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.

LIBERTY × JUSTICE, FOR ALL?

“An American Lie,” the new single/video from emerging East Coast based Singer/Songwriter Rory D’Lasnow, will be available Friday July 31st, 2020 on Spotify, YouTube and all the other major services.

LISTEN TO “AN AMERICAN LIE” ON SOUNDCLOUD

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “AN AMERICAN LIE” ON YOUTUBE

The song, written among the ever-increasing instances of violence against people of color in America, speaks to the ever widening dichotomy of “An American Lie”; the supposed promise of liberty, justice and equality for all. D’Lasnow holds the belief that we as Americans are pledging our allegiance to a false ideal that is not fully realized for many of our citizens.

“We the people are responsible for standing up to speak out when we see wrongs done to our fellow man, and to help make them right whenever we can”, Rory said, “So we protest, we become activists. But then, once the public outrage subsides, the same targeting, abuse of power, and negligence in response – which has been going on for centuries – quickly returns; to a collective shrug from the general public.”

After spending the better part of the past two years performing as the opening act for national artists at some of the East Coast’s most distinguished venues and festivals, Singer/Songwriter Rory D’Lasnow; who – like Babyface, Buddy Miles, Jimmy Cliff and Dick Dale – plays right handed guitar upside down and backwards (“Lefty” as it were; but not quite) was in quarantine writing for his new EP. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and recognizing this important moment in history, he resolved to  contribute his music and its message to the cause. That respect and reverence for resilience is encompassed in “An American Lie.”

D’Lasnow continued, “My hope is that we can unite as a human race to eliminate the bigotry and prejudice that is so rampant in society today. My goal is to use my voice in the best way I can to stand up for equality and justice.”

“An American Lie” is available Friday July 31st, 2020

About Rory D’Lasnow

Enigmatic Singer/songwriter Rory D’Lasnow first picked up his father’s right-handed guitar as a small child, instinctively deciding to play the instrument upside-down and backwards. Most guitarists play right handed. Some play lefty guitar. Only a select few treat the instrument as if it’s not even a guitar at all such as legendary artists like Babyface, Buddy Miles, Jimmy Cliff and Dick Dale.

Despite never turning the guitar right-side up, Rory has cultivated a unique contemplative sound that has propelled him on to perform at some of the East Coast’s most distinguished venues and festivals; from the Knitting Factory, The Bowery Electric, Pianos and Rockwood Music Hall, to Revolution Music Hall on Long Island, and The Saint and Brighton Bar on the Jersey Shore. 

D’Lasnow has also had the honor of opening for featured headliners such as American Idol winner Lee DeWyze, actor/musician Drake Bell, and John Corabi of Motley Crue/Dead Daisies fame. Next year, Rory is slated to perform on the Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival acoustic stage for the New Found Glory and The Early November session in April 2021. 

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Marvel and Fortnite Team Up

The worlds of Marvel and the Island collide in NEXUS WAR in Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 4! This new season will feature your favorite Marvel heroes crossing over with the amazing world of the Fortnite via character skins, weapons, comics – and a new series of stunning variant covers releasing this September and October!

Some of the industry’s top artists including Joe Quesada, Ed McGuinness, Sara Pichelli, Russell Dauterman, and more will showcase Fortnite favorites like Blaze and Carbide side by side with the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the X-Men! Check out the complete list of the Fortnite variant covers coming your way:

  • AVENGERS #36 Fortnite Variant by Sara Pichelli
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #24 Fortnite Variant by Giuseppe Camuncoli
  • SAVAGE AVENGERS #12 Fortnite Variant by Adam Kubert
  • MARAUDERS #13 Fortnite Variant by Russell Dauterman
  • THOR #8 Fortnite Variant by Olivier Coipel
  • VENOM #29 Fortnite Variant Aaron Kuder
  • X-FORCE #13 Fortnite Variant Joshua Cassara
  • AVENGERS #37 Fortnite Variant by Mark Brooks
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA #24 Fortnite Variant by Ed McGuinness
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #22 Fortnite Variant by Iban Coello
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7 Fortnite Variant by Javier Garron
  • IRON MAN #2 Fortnite Variant by Marco Checchetto
  • X-MEN #13 Fortnite Variant by Joe Quesada

Set in Marvel Comics continuity, the events of NEXUS WAR take place between the panels of THOR #4, which released this past March. To learn more, don’t miss a special 10-page Fortnite/Thor crossover story written by Donny Cates and drawn by Greg Land in FANTASTIC FOUR #24, and be sure to keep your eyes peeled in Marvel comics to catch hints of where these characters go – and return from – next!

Mulatto of Altanta inside 360 MAGAZINE illustrated by Rita Azar.

Mulatto – Queen of Da Souf

Today, Mulatto cements her position with the release of her RCA Records debut project Queen of Da Soufclick here to listen. To usher in the long-awaited release, Big Latto premieres the Sara Lacombe-directed video for “Youngest N Richest,” one of the many standout tracks from the energetic project – click here to watch.

This year continues to be a stellar one for the 21-year-old Atlanta-based rapper. Her track,“Bitch From Da Souf (Remix)” featuring Saweetie and Trina, was recently RIAA-certified Gold, making Mulatto the first solo female rapper from Atlanta to accomplish this feat. As Mulatto continues to climb the charts –#3 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart and Top 10 on the Nielsen BDS Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop National Airplay chart this week, theMuwop” video featuring Gucci Mane has reached 10 million views. Revealed last week, Latto is one of only two women inducted into the XXL 2020 Freshman Class, earning her another major milestone in her burgeoning career. In addition to her own music, Mulatto has been inescapable; from her recent cameo in Cardi B’s “WAP” video featuring Megan Thee Stallion, to countless features including NLE Choppa’s “Make Em Say,” and Hitmaka’s “Thot Box (Remix),” proving that Big Latto is bigger and better than ever before.

On top of her recent accolades, Queen of Da Souf solidifies Mulatto’s place in hip-hop as she displays her talent as a lyricist with witty, raunchy and raw bars. Gucci ManeCity Girls21 Savage and 42 Dugg make guest appearances, while producers Bankroll Got It, Hitmaka, Murda Beatz and more provide the addictive beatsThe project includes previously released tracks “Muwop” featuring Gucci Mane, “Bitch From Da Souf (Remix)”featuring Saweetie and Trina“No Hook” and “He Say She Say.” 

Queen of Da Souf Tracklist:

01 Youngest N Richest

02 Muwop feat. Gucci Mane

03 In n Out feat City Girls

04 He Say She Say

05 Pull Up feat. 21 Savage

06 Toya Turnup Talks

07 On God

08 Look Back At It

09 No Hook

10 Off Top feat. 42 Dugg

11 My Body

12 Blame Me

13 Bitch From Da Souf (Remix) feat. Saweetie & Trina