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Kash Doll × Wale × Eric Bellinger

Today, award-winning, certified artist, entrepreneur and actress Kash Doll reveals the music video, which exclusively premiered on Tuesday on Facebook, for her red hot new single “Single & Happy” feat. Wale & Eric Bellinger. It arrives ahead of the fourth episode of the highly anticipated STARZ series Black Mafia Family, which features the rap femme fatale in a recurring role.

Watch the music video for “Single & Happy:” HERE
Listen to “Single & Happy”: HERE

In the visual, Kash Doll occupies an ornate and classy mansion. As she raps right from bed, the rising superstar simultaneously auditions a series of potential suitors in between performing the track alongside Wale and Eric Bellinger. All at once, it reflects her attitude, swagger, and style on-screen, affirming her star power.

Since dropping last month, “Single & Happy” has already amassed millions of streams and counting. Earning critical acclaim, Complex praised how the track “gets straight to the point: understanding your self worth and seeking a partner who only adds to what you already have, rather than becoming someone you can’t live without.” Vibe highlighted the song’s “positive messages, while HotNewHipHop proclaimed she “didn’t hesitate to bring her bad bitch energy. Sohh summed it up as “pure audio fire.

It followed her previous single “Like A Pro” [feat. Juicy J]. Right out of the gate, HotNewHipHop raved how she “comes with nothing but energy, and Brooklyn Vegan hailed it as “a bouncy, catchy, raunchy new jam. Revolt predicted “the record is expected to be blaring through the speakers of the club ASAP. Elite Press put it best, calling it “one of the best songs of the year.

Kash Doll, who has gathered over 1 billion streams worldwide since signing with Republic Records, continues to pull up everywhere this year. She features on Saweetie’s “Hoops” alongside the legendary Salt-N-Pepa from the mega-anticipated Space Jam: A New Legacy Soundtrack. She took the stage at Detroit Summer Fest this month. Next up, she joins the bill of the Migos “Culture III” Las Vegas Weekender on October 15 and Rolling Loud LA on December 10.

Kash Doll continues to make waves. Receiving critical acclaim from Vulture and Marie Claire, Essence praised, “If there’s one rapper who can teach us a thing or two about remaining confident, it’s Kash Doll. Meanwhile, she guested on “Friday Night Cypher” from Big Sean’s chart-dominating Detroit 2 and joined forces with HoodCelebrityy for “So Pretty.”

Detroit native Kash Doll has impacted the music industry with a commanding force, dropping street-earned truths with her throwback wordplay and powerful bars. The one-two combination of spirit and sass announced her as fiery female force in 2019 after quietly amassing 30 million-plus on-demand streams, garnering the BMI Social Star Award and “Issa Wave Award” at the BET Social Awards, securing a new management deal with Title 9 Productions and inking a recording contract with Republic Records. An unbelievable story brought her to this point. Losing her dad on just her first birthday, she always held down multiple jobs to support her mom and siblings. And at 18, she started investing in herself eventually opening two beauty bars and funding her own music career. She made waves on the 2014 independent debut mixtape, Keisha Vs. Kash Doll. Following 2016’s Trapped In The Dollhouse, she developed a presence as a touring force and earned coveted co-signs from Drake, Big Sean, Rick Ross, Remy Ma, and many more. The 2018 The Vault mixtape captured #1 on multiple mixtape sites as her debut single for Republic Records “Ice Me Out” and its 2 Chainz-assisted official remix clocked 85 million-plus total streams. Last year, Kash Doll also released a project solely for her fans titled Brat Mail to thank them for all their continued support. The project garnered over 30 million global streams and features the break out single “Check.” Shortly before Brat Mail, Kash released one of her biggest singles to date, “For Everybody,” which racked up over 101 million YouTube/VEVO views independently. Outside of music, this boss runs Kash Doll Enterprises and does charity work around her hometown. Her city bestowed the “Spirit of Detroit” Award upon her. Additionally, in 2019, Kash Doll released her debut album Stacked, received a 2019 BET Award nomination for “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist,” garnered critical acclaim for her album from Billboard, MTV, UPROXX, BET, Forbes, Nylon and more and toured with Meek Mill. This year will be full of brand new music, acting and more from the Detroit star.

NEIKED X MAE MULLER X POLO G

NEIKED X MAE MULLER X POLO G PREMIERE MAGNETIC NEW SINGLE “BETTER DAYS”

British singer/songwriter Mae Muller has joined forces with Swedish hitmaker NEIKED and platinum-selling rapper Polo G for a euphoric new single calledBetter Days. Out via Capitol Records, the track is a high-energy pop anthem whose optimistic outlook is undeniably catchy.

Produced by NEIKED, “Better Days” delivers a dance-ready collision of radiant horns, glittering synth, and pulse-pounding beats, an irresistible setting for Mae’s lush and lovely vocal work. As she voices her longing for a brighter future, Polo G drops in for a heart-on-sleeve verse that perfectly amplifies the tracks hopeful mood.

“Me and NEIKED have been sitting on this song for so long I can’t believe it’s out everywhere, and with Polo G,” says Mae. “I’m such a big fan of him, so to work together was such a dream. I want people to listen to this song and feel happy, to dance, to sing, and just enjoy life. We’ve earned that.

NEIKED adds, “I feel privileged to work with amazing artists like Mae Muller and Polo G. Two great people, and together we’ve created something special! I have been working hard on my upcoming music this year and now is a perfect time to finally share the first piece of the NEIKED puzzle. ‘Better Days’ is like a gracefully cooked palak paneer.

The video for “Better Days,” directed by Tom Dream, is due out soon.

“Better Days” arrives as the latest in a series of exciting collaborations from Mae, including tracks like “When You’re Out” (a June release created with chart-topping British duo Billen Ted). Last year, Mae made waves with her much-acclaimed debut EP, no one else, not even you,” an eight-track project built on her fearlessly honest yet free-spirited approach to songwriting. Made with producers/co-writers like Rick Nowels (Madonna, Lana Del Rey), Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith, Alicia Keys), Skyler Stonestreet (Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa), and Kenny Beats (FKA twigs, Ed Sheeran), the EP brings Mae’s raw vulnerability to an immaculately composed but unpredictable brand of pop music.

About Mae Muller

North London singer-songwriter Mae Muller is intent on telling it precisely like it is – she’s frank, funny, and endlessly relatable. Mae’s debut EP “no one else, not even you,” offers a rarely glimpsed look at the tension between the thrill of new love and the fear of losing your sense of self. It showcases the fearlessly honest yet irresistibly fun song writing that’s hailed Mae as “a clear pop sensation in the making,” by Wonderland and the “new queen,” by NYLON. The year 2021 has seen her team up with chart-topping duo Billen Ted for “When You’re Out,” renowned rapper Big Zuu for “I Did It” and rising UK talent Master Peace for “Boyfriend”. To date, Mae has amassed over 200 million streams globally, with her songs featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday and Apple Music’s A-List Pop, In My Room, Future Hits, and more. She’s also stormed her way through the live world, selling out an early 2020 headline tour of the U.K. and earning an adoring worldwide following who’ve come to rely on her uncompromising self-expression. Ahead of her 2022 rescheduled UK tour (including the O2 Forum Kentish Town) this summer has seen Mae take to festival stages across the UK to huge crowds including the likes of Reading & Leeds, Bestival, Latitude and Sundown Festival.

ABOUT NEIKED

Hailing from Sweden, producer and songwriter NEIKED is widely known for his smash hit “Sexual,” which has surpassed 600 million streams globally and garnered over one million UK sales. The track also cracked the Top 10 in 11 countries (including reaching #4 on the Official UK and Australian Charts) and received over 105K radio plays in the UK alone. NEIKED followed up with global smash hit What Lovers Do in collaboration with SZA and Maroon 5, generating a massive Top 10 placement in 39 countries (#3 in the US) with an impressive 2.5+ billion streams across all platforms. NEIKED has since worked with artists such as: SZA, Jess Glynne, Zedd, Macklemore, Maroon 5, Rudimental and Nile Rodgers.

About Polo G

Polo G’s 2021 single “Rapstar exploded worldwide to instant chart success, earning the Chicago-born artist his first-ever Billboard Hot 100 #1 single while debuting at #1 on Spotify in the U.S. and #1 on the Apple Music global chart. At 56 million streams, the track marked the highest streaming debut for a male artist in 2021, and the second-highest streaming debut of the year for any artist in the U.S. In May 2020, Polo G’s sophomore album The Goat debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, with ten of the songs simultaneously charting on the Billboard Hot 100; the critically acclaimed album has now racked up over three billion streams and earned platinum certification from the RIAA. Released in June 2019, his full-length debut Die a Legend is certified platinum as well, and also hit the #1 spot on the Billboard Rap Chart.

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Sena Kana x Ty Dolla $ign – Show Me

NOW PREMIERING VIA NYLON

FIRST SOLO FEMALE JAPANESE POP ARTIST TO HIT GOLD STATUS IN THE US

“Infusing pop and R&B to create a refreshing sound. Show Me is a soulful sonic fusion lifted by [Sena] Kana’s soaring, ethereal vocals.” NYLON

“Upon first listen, presents itself as an ethereal pop-infused love letter to perseverance. But, a production-heavy backing teases that there is more to the serene cut than meets the eye, and, rightly so.” WONDERLAND MAGAZINE

Sena Kana, the first solo female Japanese pop artist to hit gold status in the United States is back with the official video for new single “Show Me” linking up with mega-producer Poo Bear (Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Usher) as well as featured artist, hitmaker and multi-instrumentalist Ty Dolla $ign, also appearing in the video now premiering via NYLON.

On “Show Me,” the rising talent fuses the best of pop, R&B/hip hop, electronic, and classical. Sonics with her lyrics about sincerity, intentions, and commitment to your loved ones. She croons on the opening, “Don’t you want to show me what it’s like to be loved?” The final product transcends genre lines and offers up a story that is relatable to all, making the single an instant hit that can reach a wide audience.

Sena Kana explains, “Show Me’ is about the anxiety of not being able to convey what you want to say and highlights the importance of making an effort to show someone how you feel. It’s a song about the hope that comes from that effort of trying to connect with someone even when it is difficult.” She tells Wonderland Magazine,” The ultimate goal is to make people all over the world kinder and to make the world a better place through my music. To create a world where there are no more wars and conflicts, and where we can help each other even under disasters and hardships. I hope that my song can be a catalyst for each of us to show our true kindness, to not give up on finding new solutions, and to not become complacent.”

Ty Dolla $ign elaborates further, “Show Me’ is all about that magic that happens in collaboration. It was originally brought to me through my brother Poo Bear and with his incredible production merging with Sena’s one and only voice, I knew it was a hit the moment I heard it.” Sena Kana dishes to NYLON, “The collaboration with Ty Dolla $ign came about organically after I was introduced to him by my dear friend, Poo Bear. ‘Show Me’ started while Poo Bear and I were working on my debut EP last year. After we had finished writing the single, we felt like we should look to add another artist to the mix. Poo Bear connected me with his friend Ty, who was interested in the song after his first listen. We were also asking our friends, and in that time we asked around, Ty had written his part and recorded it, sent it over to Poo Bear and we both instantly knew that this was the perfect feature.”

Sena Kana knows the formula of collaboration well and has clearly mastered the art, bringing a one-of-a-kind flair to the table when working with creatives all around the world. Acclaimed by publications ranging from Billboard to HollywoodLife to HipHopDX, Sena envisions her music as a two-way emotional conduit. Honing in on her signature sound, Sena broke boundaries between borders and styles on the 2019 breakthrough “Up” featuring Sheppard and Wiz Khalifa. Uniting three genres and countries, the release possessed international appeal from Japan to Australia to the USA. Sena’s heavenly hypnotic delivery acted as the glue between genres with the fluttering vocal proclamation, “Nothing’s gonna bring us down. We’re going up, up and up and up.” The track’s uplifting message immediately resonated with listeners, resulting in a wealth of spins and a gold plaque from the RIAA. Amassing 100 million collective streams and counting across her discography, “Show Me” continues to present Sena’s introspection and affinity for community and connection. She states, “My goal for the project whether through recordings or live performances is to have people listen to my music and be able to feel the warmth through it. Despite whatever hardships, perhaps they can see a little silver lining in this.”

Born in Tokyo, Japan, music immediately called to Sena Kana, as if by destiny. She vividly recalls falling in love with musicals such as The Sound of Music. She became transfixed by the stories and sounds of that film. Inspired and invigorated, she spent her school days deeply involved in both music and the stage. She studied the foundations and techniques of classical music and learned compositions such as Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” and “The Marriage of Figaro,” to name a few. In 2017, Sena Kana made her musical debut with “Live Your Dreams,” which soared to #1 on EU iTunes and #1 on the France Digital Song Sales chart the following year, both achievements acting as the precursor to her global take off in 2019.

“I’d like to get past the boundaries of nationality,” she says as a closing note, “The kindness inside of people is what I want to share most through what I do. We can get up again, believe in our dreams again, and connect with people again. Those are the kinds of songs I want to sing. Thatߣs the kind of music I want to make. It’s really my dream to bring people together through music.”

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CHLOE MORIONDO × MAZIE — NOT OKAY

NORTH AMERICAN FALL HEADLINE TOUR ON-SALE NOW DATES KICK OFF SEPTEMBER 30TH IN CLEVELAND, OH

NEW ALBUM BLOOD BUNNY AVAILABLE NOW

Fresh off the release of her critically acclaimed album Blood Bunny, Chloe Moriondo has revealed new single “not okay (feat. mazie).” Produced by Elie Rezk (Bella Poarch, “Build A Bitch”), the bright, bouncy track is available now on all streaming platforms, with the official video streaming now on the artist’s official YouTube channel.

Moriondo commented on the collaboration, “I love mazie so much, I’m so grateful to be a part of this song!! It’s really perfect and I connect with Grace [mazie] so much, so this collab felt perfect :’)”

mazie added, “Working with Chloe on ‘not okay’ was such a dream. This was my first time getting to work with another artist and Chloe is a literal shining star. We had so much fun. I really enjoyed writing the song—I think everyone has been going through being not okay and I hope people find company in knowing that we aren’t okay either.”

This fall, Chloe Moriondo will embark on a North American headline tour, kicking off September 30th in Columbus, Ohio. The run includes sold out dates at The Roxy in Los Angeles, CA and New York City’s Bowery Ballroom, wrapping up with a home-state performance at El Club in Detroit, MI. Full list of tour dates is available HERE. Tickets for all dates are available now. For up-to-date ticketing information, please click HERE.

About Chloe Moriondo:

At age eighteen, Chloe Moriondo professes to be an “internet kid,” yet she tackles overwhelming infatuation, listless daydreams and first love with keen empathy that’s unsearchable online. With her relatable, confessional lyrics and idiosyncratic humor, the singer-songwriter has built a devoted fanbase of millions, sharing her authentic self to create a genuine connection with her listeners. Moriondo shared her major-label debut album Blood Bunny this spring to critical acclaim, with The New York Times crowning the record a “Critic’s Pick.” The record also garnered additional praise from The FADER, Pitchfork, Billboard, NYLON, UPROXX and more. Following the release, Moriondo made her television debut on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! and appeared soon after on The Late Late Show With James Corden.

About mazie:

Pairing dark, fatalistic lyrics with shiny, alt-pop arrangements, mazie’s music is as infectious as it is unpredictable, a playful take on modern malaise wrapped up in a sugar-coated psychedelia. Her writing exudes a child-like innocence, but with an eerie, off-kilter twist, like watching old home movies through a funhouse mirror. She will release her debut EP the rainbow cassette on August 25th via Good Boy / Virgin. Recent EP single “dumb dumb” received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Consequence of Sound, Ones To Watch and more, with BBC Radio 1 featuring her as a “Next Wave Artist” upon release.

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RENCE — “AWOOO!”

“Rence is in his own lane, defying the stigma that an artist has to be bound by any one genre.” – FLAUNT

“In a way that few artists can, Rence has redefined his sound with every new release.” – ONES TO WATCH

“Rence is one of the most promising vocalists in the music industry right now.” – LYRICAL LEMONADE

Critically acclaimed, buzzing singer, songwriter and produce Rence is back today with the heartfelt new single “AWOOO!” Get it HERE via Epic Records.

Hopeful and romantic on the surface, the breakout star’s latest release is actually a breakup song, even if not immediately apparent in the lyrics. “I love when you howl at the moon, I wanna lay here watching you,” the 23-year-old coos over dreamy guitars. “Til I’m howling too, like AWOOO!”

“I actually wrote it as a bookend to a relationship,” Rence says. “But it turned into a love song even as a goodbye.” Somber but full of life and color, “AWOOO!” became about the realization that even true love can fade. It covers the kind of complex emotional territory that Rence has tread since bursting onto the pop music scene while still studying at NYU.

“AWOOO!” follows the exuberant anthem “Endless,” which was released at the top of 2021 and showcases his trademark vulnerability and emotional nuance. With more new music on the horizon, he continues to create a kaleidoscopic pop sound, while experimenting with everything from electro to hip hop.

Over the last few years, Rence has established himself as one of pop’s most unguarded young stars. When he isn’t crafting transparently emotional singles like “Strawberry Blonde” and “Type 2,” he’s lifting the veil on his artistic process in a series of TikTok videos. At the same time, the artist/producer has also stayed busy with collaborations, recording music with Sarah Barrios, Alex Port, Chloe Lilac and Johan Lenox. Since debuting, Rence has amassed more than 50 million cumulative streams and continues to expand his fan base with each release. “AWOOO!” further builds out the emotional complexity and intricate instrumentals at the core of his songs, reminding listeners that there are poignant messages behind every infectious melody.

ABOUT RENCE:

Sharing real life snapshots in song, Rence magnifies his personal perspective through a genre-less palette, bordering pop, alternative, electro, indie and hip-hop all at once, yet never dipping into one for too long. He first introduced himself on the breakthrough independent project, Pink, featuring standout single “Baby Blue.” In 2019, after signing to Epic Records, he followed with the release of “Expensive” [feat. Noah Cyrus] and his major label debut EP, FALL 2019. Over the last year, his consistent output continued with the bold and buzz-y “hate u, btw,” “Type 2,” “Tears in December,” “Sometimes Things Just Fall Apart,” “Strawberry Blonde” and “Endless.” With over 50 million streams and counting, Rence has received acclaim from the likes of Pigeons and Planes (who named him “Best New Artist” Dec 2019), The FADER, Lyrical Lemonade, Nylon, Billboard, V Magazine, Paper, i-D, Wonderland, Flaunt and Zane Lowe.

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NESSA BARRETT — “i hope ur miserable until ur dead”

DEBUT PRETTY POISON EP ARRIVES ON SEPTEMBER 10

DELIVERS INTERNET-BREAKING SURPRISE PERFORMANCE AT LOLLAPALOOZA

Ready to make a major mark after gathering millions of streams and receiving widespread critical acclaim, rising singer-songwriter Nessa Barrett uncovers a new single and music video entitled “i hope ur miserable until ur dead” today. Listen to “i hope ur miserable until ur dead” HERE and watch the music video HERE.

Nessa delivers a Gen-Z grunge bop underlined by caustic guitars and a hypnotically spectral hook. Her voice teems with raw emotion as she lets everyone know exactly how she feels! In the accompanying video directed by the incomparable Hannah Lux Davis [Ariana Grande, Halsey], Nessa emerges from a television set Poltergeist­-style in order to haunt a deserving ex with her undeniable presence (and totally stealable nineties prom goth looks).

Regarding the song, she said, “‘i hope ur miserable until ur dead’ is the anger you hold inside when people betray you—when people hurt you so bad and you unapologetically hope they get what they deserve.”

Most importantly, the song heralds the arrival of her debut pretty poison EP out September 10 on Warner Records. Pre-order pretty poison HERE. Illuminating the scope of her signature style, she leans into a lullaby melody on the darkly catchy “grave,” while “i wanna die” feels tailor-made for the closing credits of a classic nineties slasher flick. Her jazzy intonation adds raw emotion to “scare myself” as she admits, “Sometimes I even scare myself.” Over wobbling distortion on the title track “pretty poison,” she urges, “Say my name, say my name like you know it’s holy.”

Check out the full tracklisting below.

Nessa broke the internet last weekend when she joined jxdn for a surprise duet of “la di die” on the Main Stage at Lollapalooza. It immediately trended across social media, generating millions of impressions. Meanwhile, she continues to attract critical acclaim. Of her latest release “counting crimes,” Clash Music wrote, “The single itself showcases Barrett’s vocal power alongside a backdrop of guitar and piano overlaid with glitchy production.” In addition to plugs from the likes of UPSET Magazine and more, The Line of Best Fit hailed her as “On The Rise,” going on to rave, “She is the architect of her own, grunge-indebted netherworld, leaning into the pop-punk revival close enough to brush shoulders with it, and yet retaining an extraordinary sense of self that belies her eighteen years.” 

Earlier this year, Nessa linked up with jxdn on “I’m Dead” as part of the Official Soundtrack for the new scripted podcast Prom In Hell, the four part horror-musical-comedy series which debuted as the #1 Apple Music Podcast in April. “I’m Dead” notably marks the second collaboration by Nessa and jxdn following their breakout hit “la di die,” produced by the legendary Travis Barker. The latter has already amassed over 200 million streams, cracked the Top 15 at alternative radio and reached #27 at top 40 radio. The duo made their late-night television debut performance with “la di die” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and also performed on The Ellen Degeneres Show. The song has received widespread acclaim from MTV, Elite Daily, Buzzfeed Radio.com and Nylon declared, “As the last line of ‘la di die’ says: She’s gonna be a superstar.”

pretty poison TRACKLISTING:

1.    pretty poison

2.    keep me afraid

3.    i hope ur miserable until ur dead

4.    grave

5.    scare myself

6.    i wanna die

7.    sincerely

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Nessa Barrett — Photo Credit: Kenneth Cappello

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KASH DOLL – LIKE A PRO FT. JUICY J

KASH DOLL RELEASES NEW TRACK & LYRIC VIDEO “LIKE A PRO” FEAT. JUICY J

Stars in 50 Cent’s New Starz Series ‘Black Mafia Family Out September 26

“Kash Doll is sharp, headstrong and savvy” – Billboard
“One of the most promising acts of female rap’s current class” – Nylon
“Kash Doll has established herself as a pioneering force in the industry.”– MTV
“Kash Doll has established herself as one of hip-hop’s leading female voices.” – XXL

Gold-selling Detroit rapper, entrepreneur, and actress Kash Doll drops her new track and lyric video “Like A Pro” feat. Juicy J via Republic Records.

As always, she comes through with the kind of raw lyrical fire that’s too hot to touch. Over a high-energy throwback beat, she delivers one raunchy and braggadocious bar after another with Juicy J joining her on the catchy hook.

Her most recent single Thumbin has already racked up millions of streams to date. Additionally, HotNewHipHop praised the track’s “addictive chorus and copious amounts of quotable lyrics, while hailing it as “the next big hit on short-form video sharing platforms like TikTok and Triller.

The track arrived on the heels of her knockout collaboration with DJ Famous—“Bad Azz” feat. Mulatto & Benny The Butcher, which has amassed 9 million streams and counting. Beyond features from REVOLT, Pitchfork, Brooklyn Vegan and more, UPROXX claimed, “Kash Doll, DJ Infamous, Mulatto, and Benny The Butcher show why the competition is mad with ‘Bad Azz.’”

Kash Doll, who has garnered over 1 billion streams worldwide since signing with Republic Records, continues to pull up everywhere this year. She features on Saweetie’s “Hoops” alongside the legendary Salt-N-Pepa from the mega-anticipated Space Jam: A New Legacy Soundtrack. She’ll take the stage at Detroit Summer Fest on August 13, Migos “Culture III” Las Vegas Weekender on October 15 and Rolling Loud LA on December 10. She will appear in a starring recurring role on STARZ’ Black Mafia Family, which will premiere on September 26.

Kash Doll continues to make waves. Receiving critical acclaim from Vulture and Marie Claire, Essence praised, “If there’s one rapper who can teach us a thing or two about remaining confident, it’s Kash Doll.” Meanwhile, she guested on “Friday Night Cypher” from Big Sean’s chart-dominating Detroit 2 and joined forces with HoodCelebrityy for “So Pretty.”

Detroit native Kash Doll has impacted the music industry with a commanding force, dropping street-earned truths with her throwback wordplay and powerful bars. The one-two combination of spirit and sass announced her as fiery female force in 2019 after quietly amassing 30 million-plus on-demand streams, garnering the BMI Social Star Award and “Issa Wave Award” at the BET Social Awards, securing a new management deal with Title 9 Productions and inking a recording contract with Republic Records. An unbelievable story brought her to this point. Losing her dad on just her first birthday, she always held down multiple jobs to support her mom and siblings. And at 18, she started investing in herself eventually opening two beauty bars and funding her own music career. She made waves on the 2014 independent debut mixtape, Keisha Vs. Kash Doll. Following 2016’s Trapped In The Dollhouse, she developed a presence as a touring force and earned coveted co-signs from Drake, Big Sean, Rick Ross, Remy Ma, and many more. The 2018 The Vault mixtape captured #1 on multiple mixtape sites as her debut single for Republic Records “Ice Me Out” and its 2 Chainz-assisted official remix clocked 85 million-plus total streams.

Last year, Kash Doll also released a project solely for her fans titled Brat Mail to thank them for all their continued support. The project garnered over 30 million global streams and features the break out single “Check.” Shortly before Brat Mail, Kash released one of her biggest singles to date, “For Everybody,” which racked up over 101 million YouTube/VEVO views independently. Outside of music, this boss runs Kash Doll Enterprises and does charity work around her hometown. Her city bestowed the “Spirit of Detroit” Award upon her. Additionally, in 2019, Kash Doll released her debut album Stacked, received a 2019 BET Award nomination for “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist,” garnered critical acclaim for her album from BillboardMTV, UPROXX, BETForbes, Nylon and more and toured with Meek Mill. This year will be full of brand new music, acting and more from the Detroit star.

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L’FREAQ shreds her puppet strings – Gimmick

“Fans of FKA Twigs and Banks would be remiss not to check out synth-pop enchantress L’Freaq” -Billboard

L’FREAQ’s blend of gothic sensibilities and sultry soulfulness manages to continually hit the marks of bona de pop bangers.” -Nylon

L’FREAQ has a sexy, neo-goth, synth pop sound.” -Bust

“world-building music… colossal” -Refinery29

Today, LA-based dark-synth pop artist, L’FREAQ, shares a music video for her latest single “Gimmick,” the debut single from the forthcoming release and sophomore EP, Showgirl, due out on August 27, 2021 via Position Music. The first visual from the upcoming release is absolutely stacked with metaphor, all-star fashion, witchy vibes and an important message about the role media plays with children – especially young women. From puppet to powerhouse, L’FREAQ breaks free of the monotony and shreds through the brainwashed stereotypes, as she literally shreds on a guitar.

Describing the video, L’FREAQ says, “While the song is about my experience on a singing show and the judge who made me doubt myself, I wanted the video to have a bit of a darker message. My director and I, Shepherd Flashman Lowrey, came up with the idea to have a little girl watching me on a growing TV screen, a symbol for how the media consumes and controls us. I came up with the puppet master idea to go along with it, showing that what we see on our screens is not always what is happening in reality.”

The new track embodies the theme of resiliency in a time of self-doubt. “Gimmick” combines heart-pounding beats with passionate lyrics about believing in the power that everyone inherently owns and nobody else can take away, while and emphasizing L’FREAQ’s expansive “robust range” (Refinery29).

Describing the song L’FREAQ says, “After a grueling audition for a singing show in late 2019, I felt incredibly disempowered. One of the judges called me “gimmicky” and I felt as if my career had ended. What I didn’t realize was that this one person, one show, and one opportunity just wasn’t the right fit for me. After months struggling with mental health, I wrote this song as a way for me to empower myself and others, and a tongue in cheek diss to the judge that made me doubt my power.”

Having recently performed for Backline’s “Set Break” live stream alongside Alanis Morissette, Tom Morello, Ben Folds, Sara Bareilles and more to raise funds and awareness for mental health services to be distributed to music industry for free, L’FREAQ has been a champion for her community. This song is another chapter of that consistent commitment to rise up and bring people with her.

L’FREAQ, continues to remain an open book of emotions for fans as she lays out her own experience with rejection and struggles with mental health. L’FREAQ belts, “Got the courage to be vulnerable, got the guts to wear the crown, cause I dare to bare it all, I refuse to water down,” as a testament of truthfulness and self-confidence even when it’s hard. Intimacy on this level allows L’FREAQ to push the storyline forward when it comes to believing in dreams as a reality, especially in the face of adversity. NYLON says, “Look at L’FREAQ, draped in jewels and Cleopatra-esque eye makeup; then look a little harder. Behind the artifice, integrity abounds.”

L’FREAQ is all about being inclusive, and she is outspoken when it comes to defending the underdog. As an ally of everyone on the spectrum of gender and sexuality, bullies, racists and sexists are not allowed in L’FREAQ’s kingdom. She also shows her love for those closest to her, by highlighting their work: namely her fashion photographer mom, Kelly Cappelli (as seen in Vogue), who does all the photography and artwork for L’FREAQ.

The new release follows L’FREAQ’s debut EP, Weird Awakenings, which played with themes of self-discovery, as well as her 2021 single “Make Me Move.” Armed with a full book of poetry, L’FREAQ took pieces of her work and composed songs with Mike Irish, who also produced and mixed the EP at Shifted Recording Studios. The EP was mastered by Stuart Hawkes at Metropolis London Music. They took their time in discovering a sound that felt genuine, one that explored all the raw places she had been longing to find. Together, they created a modern amalgamation of L’FREAQ’s dark, thoughtful poetry and her raw musical instincts, which inevitably alchemized into songs that are all at once aggressive, sensual and moving.

Having shared a stage with ABBA, India.Arie and Jakob Dylan, it’s important to note her live performance prowess, even without tour dates on the books (speaking of longing). L’FREAQ played a packed NYC performance debut at SoHo House, and channeled Britney Spears (especially during her ferocious “Toxic” cover”), Nick Cave and Beats Antique vibes. The Deli Magazine later dubbed her “NYC’s Favorite Emerging Artist.”

With over 500k streams, 240K plays on YouTube, and songs featured in “Riverdale,” Playboy, Netflix’s “Dating Around, “Good Trouble,” “FBI,” “The Voice,” “City on a Hill” and more – all born from her 5-song debut EP, it’s safe to say this follow-up EP is highly anticipated. Stay tuned for more visual components to follow, along with brand new singles. Showgirl is on the way.

Track listing: SHOWGIRL EP

  1. Gimmick
  2. Showgirl
  3. Take You Down
  4. LOUD
  5. Nothing on Me

Previous Releases By L’FREAQ:

Listen To “Make Me Move”: Here

Watch “New Skin”: Here

Listen To Weird Awakenings Ep: Here

Watch “Weird Awakenings” Video: Here

Watch “Moonlight” Video: Here

About L’FREAQ:

L’FREAQ is the alias of Brooklyn and LA-based singer/songwriter Lea Cappelli, who crafts songs inspired by pop and R&B but with a biting edge. Some highlights of her career include performing privately for Muhammad Ali, sharing the stage with Jakob Dylan, and performing with Grammy-winning artist India.Arie.

L’FREAQ released her EP, Weird Awakenings, to critical acclaim in October 2018 and was voted one of NYLON’s 20 Best Releases. The EP has also garnered radio play and enthusiastic reviews in the US, UK, Europe, and Australia. Her second music video was premiered by Billboard while her most recent music video, “New Skin,” was released exclusively through NYLON which noted “integrity abounds” throughout.

Playboy recently used the title track “Weird Awakenings” in its groundbreaking video of actor Ezra Miller, while another song from the EP, “I’ve Become a Thief” has been featured in the trailer for the CW’s hit show “Riverdale.” L’FREAQ was recently voted “NYC’s Favorite Emerging Artist” in an open poll sponsored by The Deli Magazine, and can be seen this fall on her upcoming west coast tour in support of the Weird Awakenings EP.

Stay Connected with L’FREAQ:

Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud | Spotify

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Siiikbrain × Silence

Siiikbrain, aka Caroline Miner Smith, released the music video for her most recent single Silence.

Experimental rock artist Siiickbrain has unveiled her latest single, Silence, today. The intoxicating track pairs the artist’s unique blend of sensual singing, soul-capturing screams, and emotionally gripping lyrics. The accompanying video is premiering exclusively with NYLON today.

“The song, which kicks off as an angsty and tumultuous hyperpop track about the trappings of love, gets amped up several notches during its screamed intermission.” – NYLON

“While recording this song, I was thinking about how love can make you blind to how toxic a situation can be,” Siiickbrain shares on her release. “The video is based around the idea that in your mind you see things differently than how they really are when you’re drowning in emotions. For the video, I also wanted it to be really stylized and just lean into the fashion side of things in a really creative way.”

Siiickbrain is the musical persona of Caroline Miner Smith. She grew up in a rural town and was always drawn to music but was afraid to dive in fully. While establishing herself as a highly desired model in New York City, Caroline started writing poetry as a means to cope with her own anxiety and personal demons. After moving to Los Angeles, Caroline was hit with a very close personal loss. “I really was hit with the reality that life is too fragile. I want to do what makes me happy and realized that I had nothing to lose by taking this leap. I just want to reach people and help them feel empowered to be themselves.”

Most recently, Siiickbrain joined Skrillex and Swae Lee on their propulsive track, Too Bizarre. She also teamed up with incomparable Russian protest art collective Pussy Riot to unleash an electrifying anthem, POWER, which drives home the idea that women can take back any power that was ever taken from them. Inspired by her favorite movie Fight Club, the music video showcases an all-female cast of bright, young rising stars like phem, Chloe Chaidez, and more fighting it out, highlighting the raw power of women. The video was directed and produced by Andrew Sandler and part of the team behind Machine Gun Kelly’s Downfalls High, which Siiickbrain appeared in.

The visually-stunning music video is yet another iteration of Siiikbrain’s edgy, intoxicating, impactful style. Paired with her unique vocals and heart-thumping beat, this video is a must-see.

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MEET ME @ THE ALTAR – MODEL CITIZEN

MEET ME @ THE ALTAR TO RELEASE MAJOR LABEL DEBUT EP MODEL CITIZEN ON AUGUST 13 VIA FUELED BY RAMEN

NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO FEEL A THING

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED SUPPORTING COHEED AND CAMBRIA & THE USED THIS SUMMER, SUPPORTING ALL TIME LOW THIS FALL

“One of the most exciting young pop bands in the United States” – The FADER

“One of 2021’s most exciting new rock acts” – Rolling Stone

“Meet Me @ The Altar is the future of pop-punk” – NYLON

“Your new pop punk obsession” – Buzzfeed

“Some of the most promising, exciting pop-punk in recent memory” – Stereogum

Rising pop-punk trio Meet Me @ The Altar have announced their major label debut EP, Model Citizen. The news is heralded by the release of anthemic single Feel A Thing, which is available now on all streaming platforms. The group, whose name was inspired by a mutual love for Mortal Kombat, has their skills put to the test in the track’s official video, which finds them fighting their way out of an arcade game. The Model Citizen EP arrives August 13th via Fueled By Ramen.

“We are SO incredibly excited about Model Citizen being our first major release on Fueled By Ramen, these are absolutely our best songs to date, the band shared. Model Citizen was originally a different set of songs, but we decided to throw it all out just days before the EP was due because we knew we could write a more cohesive story with lots of energy. With a heavy easy core influence, we hope Model Citizen knocks everyone out of their seats!”

This summer, Meet Me @ The Altar will embark on a massive U.S. tour supporting Coheed and Cambria & The Used and appear at Riot Fest in Chicago. In the fall, they will return to the road with labelmates All Time Low and nothing,nowhere. for a tour of North America. A complete list of upcoming live dates can be found HERE.

Meet Me @ The Altar announced their Fueled By Ramen signing last October in an exclusive interview with Billboard and unleashed their critically acclaimed major label debut single Garden. The song’s vibrant music video premiered on The FADER, and Garden graced best songs of 2020 lists by NPR Music, The FADER, Refinery 29, and more. Earlier this year, the band debuted the powerful single, Hit Like A Girl in partnership with Facebook’s Women’s History Month campaign. Meet Me @ The Altar has already been named an artist to watch in 2021 by Rolling Stone, NYLONand more.

Crossing state lines and breaking all kinds of boundaries, the group’s members Edith Johnson [vocals], Téa Campbell [guitar], and Ada Juarez [drums] initially met online, bonding over the likes of Paramore and Twenty One Pilots and agreeing on a need for more representation in pop punk. Instead of waiting for somebody else to do it, they stepped up and became that representation as three proud women of color playing lightning-fast riffs, pounding out double kicks, and chanting huge hooks.

Stay tuned for more new music from Meet Me @ The Altar soon.

MODEL CITIZEN EP Tracklist

  1. Feel A Thing
  2. Mapped Out
  3. Brighter Days (Are Before Us)
  4. Now Or Never
  5. Never Gonna Change
  6. Wake Up

Available for preorder NOW

MEET ME @ THE ALTAR 2021 TOUR DATES

8/27-9/24 – supporting Coheed and Cambria & The Used

10/5-10/10 – supporting nothing,nowhere.

10/12-11/12 – supporting All Time Low

# – festival performance

Supporting Coheed and Cambria & The Used

August 27, 2021 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre

August 28, 2021 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre

August 30, 2021 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex Outdoors

August 31, 2021 – Denver, CO – Levitt Pavilion

September 02, 2021 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

September 04, 2021 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater

September 05, 2021 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

September 07, 2021 – Wichita, KS – WAVE

September 08, 2021 – Maryland Heights, MO – Saint Louis Music Park

September 11, 2021 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!

September 12, 2021 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

September 14, 2021 – Cincinnati, OH – The ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park

September 15, 2021 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park

September 17, 2021 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest #

September 18, 2021 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium

September 19, 2021 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

September 21, 2021 – Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion

September 22, 2021 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater

September 24, 2021 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place

Supporting nothing, nowhere.

October 05, 2021 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge

October 06, 2021 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry

October 08, 2021 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd

October 10, 2021 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge

Supporting All Time Low

October 12, 2021 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater

October 13, 2021 – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company

October 15, 2021 – Richmond, VA – The National

October 16, 2021 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz

October 17, 2021 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore

October 19, 2021 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall

October 20, 2021 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom

October 23, 2021 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live

October 24, 2021 – Louisville, KY – Paristown Hall

October 27, 2021 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District

October 28, 2021 – Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom

October 30, 2021 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore

October 31, 2021 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre

November 02, 2021 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall

November 03, 2021 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall

November 05, 2021 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre

November 06, 2021 – Portland, OR – Roseland

November 07, 2021 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO

November 10, 2021 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

November 11, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

November 12, 2021 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s

ABOUT MEET ME @ THE ALTAR:

Meet Me @ The Altar present a new musical and cultural paradigm for pop punk. The Florida trio Edith Johnson [vocals], Téa Campbell [guitar], and Ada Juarez [drums]ߞcertainly rip just as hard as the forbearers who inspired them, but the group also speak from a position rarely, if ever, heard in the genre as proud women of color. With Ada from New Jersey, Téa from Florida, and Edith from Georgia, the three-piece would meet in the Sunshine State and practice for hours nonstop just before gigs, morphing into a formidable force on stage. Booking their own tours, the band canvassed the country to promote their debut Changing States EP in 2018. Dozens of shows endeared them to a growing audience as they continued recording. MM@TA’s independent releases drew admiration from Halsey and All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth and landed them a deal with their dream record label Fueled By Ramen. In 2020, the band released their major label debut single Garden, and followed up with Hit Like A Girl this spring, earning praise from Rolling StoneBillboardThe FADERNPR MusicNYLON, and more.