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YoungBoy & Birdman × From The Bayou

December 10, 2021, YoungBoy and Birdman released their joint mixtape, From The Bayou. Listen HERE.

Both popular rap stars came together and created ten new tracks together. Their music, together, fuses “magnetically melodic hooks with diamond-encrusted lyrical flexes.” From The Bayou joins together contrasting eras and fashions of Louisiana rap with two of the most prominent and influential to come out of the state on one jointed project.

The tape starts off with “100 Rounds,” and then moves to Birdman handing off to YoungBoy on “Young Stunna,” and the tape finishes on the Southern rap masterclass that is “How Ya Kno.”

From The Bayou Track List

  1. 100 Rounds
  2. We Ride
  3. Choppa Boy
  4. Open Arms
  5. Alligator Walk
  6. The Bigger End
  7. Young Stunna
  8. Safe Than Sorry
  9. Heart & Soul
  10. How Ya Kno
  11. Achievements
  12. Black Ball
  13. Stuck With Me
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Stunna Gambino × Man Down

19-year-old upcoming rap star Stunna Gambino just released his new track and video for “Man Down.” Stream “Man DownHERE and watch the official music video HERE.

Stunna is from New York City’s Washington heights and has been making waves in the rap industry since the release of his single “Still the Same” (feat. Leeky Bandz) in 2018. Having the guidance of other rappers since he started making his music, Stunna has always poured himself and his personal experiences into his work. Before he was even 18, Stunna released his debut project Underrated in 2019, which consisted of the standout single, “Switch Sides” (feat. Jay Cino).

Just in this last year alone, Stunna has reinforced his presence in the industry with releases that consist of 2020’s “Rockstar From The Trenches” (feat. Bizzy Banks) and his fiery single “Demons.” The momentum that followed his career in 2020 landed Stunna an appearance alongside Polo G this past July on The Kid LAROI’s “Not Sober” and a performance at Rolling Loud Miami, before releasing his single “ZAZA” the following week. “ZAZA” quickly reached past the million-mark within the first week of its release. After that single, Stunna joined forces with A Boogie Wit da Hoodie to release his biggest hit yet, “Demons.” At the mere age of 19, Stunna has accomplished so much, and continues to further his career as a standout of New York’s rap scene.

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Juice WRLD × Fighting Demons

December 9 marks the inaugural Juice WRLD Day in Chicago, IL. The Live Free 999 Fund, which honors the legacy of Juice WRLD through giving support to young individuals in their own personal battles, will bring people together to commemorate his life and music. Juice WRLD Day will see his closest family, friends, collaborators and fans come together to celebrate and continue on his legacy.

For more information on the Live Free 999 Fund see HERE.

Viewers can experience Juice WRLD Day no matter where they are by live streaming on the Amazon Music app and the Amazon Music channel on Twitch at 8PM CT/ 9PM ET on Thursday, December 9.

Juice WRLD Day precedes the release of the new Juice WRLD album Fighting Demons. The cover and track list of Fighting Demons has just been released, and tracks include collaborations with artists like Justin Bieber, Polo G, Trippie Redd and SUGA of BTS.

Pre-save Fighting Demons (Grade A/ Interscope) HERE.

Fighting Demons TRACKLIST

1.) Burn

2.) Already Dead

3.) You Wouldn’t Understand

4.) Wandered To LA (with Justin Bieber)

5.) Eminem Speaks

6.) Rockstar In His Prime

7.) Doom

8.) Go Hard

9.) Juice WRLD Speaks

10.) Not Enough

11.) Feline (with Polo G & Trippie Redd)

12.) Relocate

13.) Juice WRLD Speaks 2

14.) Until The Plug Comes Back Around

15.) From My Window

16.) Girl Of My Dreams (feat. SUGA of BTS)

17.) Feel Alone

18.) My Life In A Nutshell

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ASAP NAST × Reebok

Reebok and rap-fashion icon A$AP NAST’s NST2 brand have officially announced their second collaboration: a colorful, yet technical, take on Reebok’s Zig Kinetica II Edge, a new silhouette exploring the space between natural and developed worlds. The unisex A$AP Nast x Reebok Zig Kinetica II Edge ($150, GY5805) is available exclusively from Reebok beginning November 26 before receiving a wider global release on November 27 via select retailers.

Dressed in Vector red, core black and regal purple blocking with pops of yellow across the upper, A$AP Nast’s take on the utilitarian Zig Kinetica II Edge expresses his love for color and technical performance. Also made clear by the shoe is Nast’s passion for style and design emblematic of a modern movement in rap. “You kinda have to have the full package to make it now,” explains Nast. “People don’t wanna listen to rappers who don’t have good style.”

Key design elements include:

  • Textile base upper with stitch overlays and rubberized grid print.
  • ‘Ghost camo’ aesthetic reinterpreted through asymmetrical eye stay layout. 
  • Floatride Fuel midsole paired with Zig Energy Shell provides cushioning and stability.
  • Floatride Energy forefoot for enhanced underfoot cushioning.
  • Made from 30% minimum pre-consumer recycled content, the Vibram Ecostep lugged outsole is abrasion-resisting and ensures grip and foot protection.

In 2020, Reebok’s Zig Kinetica ushered in a new era for its historic ZigTech of the 2010’s. Fast forward to fall 2021 and Reebok revealed the franchise’s latest with a new iteration of Zig Kinetica II featuring Vibram Ecostep technology–the Zig Kinetica II Edge–showcasing the brand’s overbuilt design DNA with functionality at its core. The shoe’s versatile blend of technical and creative–classic and contemporary–paired with Nast’s outside-the-box disposition toward style and music, makes it an ideal fit for this story.  

The unisex A$AP Nast x Reebok Zig Kinetica II Edge ($150, GY5805) is available exclusively from Reebok beginning November 26 before receiving a wider global release on November 27 via select retailers.

About A$AP NAST

A$AP Nast is one of the best-known members of A$AP Mob, a popular hip-hop group which also counts A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg as part of its crew. Nast, while being a hip-hop artist first and foremost, is also easily the best-dressed member of the collective.” – GQ Magazine.

September 2020, Reebok has collaboration with A$AP Nast on Reebok’s “Write Your Legacy” campaign which debuted in honor of the all-new Classic Leather Legacy.

About Reebok

Reebok International Ltd., headquartered in Boston, MA, USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of fitness and lifestyle footwear, apparel and equipment. An American-inspired global brand, Reebok is a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied fitness heritage. Reebok develops products, technologies and programming that enable movement so people can fulfill their potential. Reebok connects with the fitness consumer wherever they are and however they choose to stay fit–whether it’s functional training, running, combat training, walking, dance, yoga or aerobics. Reebok Classics leverages the brand’s fitness heritage and represents the roots of the brand in the sports lifestyle market.

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Andy Mineo × Lecrae

In the midst of his “The Return To Never Land” Tour Andy Mineo got the call he’d been waiting for. The world will finally get to see his new music video for “Been About It,” ft Lecrae! With his Never Land II album critically acclaimed with over 7 million streams in 1 week, Andy Mineo, is poised for crossover success.

After 80 million streams from their viral hit, “Coming In Hot,” fans were looking forward to a follow-up project with Andy Mineo and Lecrae. With the momentum built, Mineo hit producer, Sak Pase, producer of “Coming In Hot,” for another banger.

The “Been About It” video features recreation of the album artwork of the most famous hip-hop albums ever released.

“Been About It is a homage to the music that raised me. An homage to the culture and the creators who paved a way for hip hop to be a global phenomenon that I get to be a part of,” shares Andy. “We’ve lost so many iconic hip-hop artists in the past few years and sadly, we wait until people die to give them their props! Lecrae and I recorded this song and a dope video to pay tribute to the artists who have impacted hip-hop and inspired us!”

His partner-in-rhyme, Lecrae adds, “Andy and I are products of Hip Hop. These are some of the albums that shaped our childhood. I especially loved remaking the Tupac album cover. He was iconic.”

The first time the public saw the “Been About It” video was at the Atlanta private VIP listening session. The day before the album release, Lecrae and Andy traversed the Atlanta Beltline, playing the Never Land II album for random people while capturing reactions to the original “Been About It” video. At a VIP meet-and-greet during “The Return To Never Land II” tour, Andy privately showed snippets from the video.

The reactions from everyday people on the belt-line and the texts he received from influencers and media friends were so energizing.

Today Andy Mineo & Lecrae are proud to share their love letter to hip-hop, the artists and the creatives who are keeping the culture alive! You can find some of these memorable album covers recreated in the “Been About It” video:

MF Doom – Madvillainy
Big Pun – Capital Punishment
OutKast – Stankonia
Tupac – All Eyez On Me
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Mom’s Spaghetti Opening in Detroit

Mom’s Spaghetti–the concept restaurant featuring menu items centered around the legendary lyric from Eminem’s iconic “Lose Yourself”–will be opening a brick-and-mortar location in downtown Detroit. The restaurant, located within the newly-opened Union Assembly restaurant at 2131 Woodward Avenue “in the alley between Union Assembly and The Fillmore,” opens for business at 5:00 pm on September 29.
Eminem and his manager Paul Rosenberg partnered with Union Joints restaurant group–with whom they worked on the original project–to create the permanent location. Stans are likely already familiar with Mom’s Spaghetti; the concept was launched in 2017 as a pop-up at The Shelter, the iconic music venue at legendary St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, in conjunction with the release of Eminem’s “Revival” album. The pasta pop-up then made intermittent appearances at various Eminem live festival performances and events over the course of the following year including Coachella, Firefly and Governor’s Ball. During the pandemic, Shady Records contracted Union Joints to deliver Mom’s Spaghetti to frontline caregivers at eight hospitals and to those administering Covid-19 vaccinations at the TCF Center (formerly Cobo Hall) garage in Detroit. Now, Detroiters and those visiting downtown can get their fix of the spaghetti-based menu whenever they are in the area.
“We’ve had a lot of fun putting this project together with the folks at Union Joints, and the response from fans has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Paul Rosenberg, manager for Eminem. “The previous pop-ups were really a test for us to determine whether there was enthusiasm for a regularly-occurring Mom’s Spaghetti spot that would be open all year long. We are really pleased to announce the arrival of the walk-up restaurant and adjacent upstairs store, called The Trailer, where fans can experience a uniquely-curated environment and obtain merch and other items from Eminem and his new pasta operation.”
Curt Catallo, co-owner of Union Joints, added, “When we were first tapped to create the pop-ups it was an honor for all of us involved. The opportunity to build a permanent location based on an incredibly meta reference was one that everyone at Union Joints, as a Metro Detroit restaurant group, took very seriously. We’re proud of the fact that we created a scratch sauce that tastes like it’s straight from the jar, and wok-firing the noodles gives it that leftover pasta snap. The walk-up window and small diner-like spot for people to eat add to the feeling that this is a homegrown, DIY experience. And The Trailer retail space that Ann (Stevenson) designed is a nod to Eminem’s character in 8 Mile…it’s something that belongs in Detroit, and it feels right at home in this space.”
Keen-eyed Detroiters may have noticed that Mom’s Spaghetti was initially teased with a commercial that ran throughout this past weekend on local television; you can view the spot HERE. Mom’s Spaghetti occupies a small bodega space within Union Assembly. Designed by Ann Stevenson, the space feels as though the rest of the restaurant was built around it… like a longstanding neighborhood holdout that wouldn’t budge. Mom’s is ordered and served via a walk-up window in the alley with limited customer seating inside next to the bodega space.
September 29 also sees the opening of The Trailer, a dedicated Eminem retail space that’s located above the Mom’s Spaghetti kitchen. A nod to B. Rabbit’s trailer from 8 Mile, the space features Mom’s Spaghetti merch, items from the Eminem retail collection (including limited editions and coveted dead stock) and memorabilia from the Eminem archives. Expect drops and rotating stock in this retail space, which is limited to eight Stans at a time.
For more information on Mom’s Spaghetti, click HERE.

About Eminem
Over the course of his career, Eminem has sold over 130 million albums and 389 million singles worldwide. He was Nielsen SoundScan’s top-selling artist of the 2000s with 32.2 million albums sold in that decade in the U.S. alone. In addition, Eminem was also named Billboard’s Artist of the Decade for the same period, 2000 through 2009. Eminem has won 15 GRAMMY® Awards and an Academy Award®. His 2010 album, “Recovery,” was the first album in the U.S. to be certified platinum digitally. In March of 2021 his greatest hits album, “Curtain Call: The Hits,” became the first hip-hop album to spend a full decade on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart. His most recent album, “Music To Be Murdered By” was released January 17th, 2020 and was his ninth straight studio album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200, selling over 279,000 units. “Music To Be Murdered By – Side B” is an expanded version of the album which was released in December 2020. Its release brought the album back to No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200, breaking a 50-year record for biggest chart leap.

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G Herbo – Stand the Rain

Unleashing the heat at a prolific pace, chart-topping phenom and platinum-selling G Herbo uncovers the music video for his latest single “Stand The Rain (Mad Max).” Watch it HERE. It’s available on his critically acclaimed chart-topping new album, 25, out now. Listen to 25: HERE

The black-and-white (and green) visual shot by No More Heroes opens with Herbo reading his own “30 Under 30” cover story in Forbes. However, the action unfolds in frenetic fashion as the clip follows him to church, the basketball court, and the gun range as he delivers each successive rhyme with more intensity than the last. No matter what, he’ll make you feel like you can “Stand The Rain” too.

It also arrives on the heels of the music video for “Cold World,” which has already clocked 2.4 million YouTube views and counting. Of the track, Complex claimed Herbo “is reaching new heights” as it also attracted plugs from The Source, Revolt, AllHipHop, and many more.

25 recently crashed the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200. It not only became his second straight bow in the Top 10 of the chart, but it also emerged as his highest debut yet. It has amassed over 182 million streams and earned widespread praise. Starring on its latest cover, KAZI Magazine went as far as to christen him “Chicago’s Street Rap Messiah,” and HYPEBEAST dubbed it, “Arguably the rapper’s most vulnerable record to date.

G Herbo opens up like never before on the record. Complex hailed it as “a confessional album that opens a window into his world at the quarter-century mark.” His raps rip deeper, while the hooks hit harder than ever. He’s delivered a project that speaks to the struggles of the Windy City and this generation while showing it’s possible to build an empire.

As such, G Herbo has assembled his biggest, boldest, and the best body of work to date with 25. Among these 19 tracks, he recruited a cohort of A-list collaborators, including Polo G and Lil Tjay on “Cry No More,” 21 Savage on “T.O.P.”, and The Kid LAROI and Gunna on “You Can’t.” Through and through, his authoritative flows, incisive choruses, and raw heart shine.

He bulldozed a path for the project earlier this year with “Break Yoself,” and “Really Like That.” The FADER attested, “The tracks feel like siblings with their gunmetal-black sounds and visions of violence and wealth, though I can imagine turning up to ‘Really Like That’.” Plus, 25 boasts the fan-favorite “Statement,” nearing 10 million streams.

G Herbo is back, and he’s ready to flip the game upside down once and for all on 25. Merch including T-Shirts, Hoodies, and CD’s are available to shop HERE.

About G HERBO

After quietly grinding for years out of his native Chicago, G Herbo established himself as not only a platinum-selling, chart-topping phenomenon, but also as a staunch mental health advocate and proponent for change in the black community. Following a string of acclaimed projects, his critically celebrated third album PTSD bowed at #7 on the Billboard Top 200, received praise from Rolling Stone as “his most vulnerable album to date,” and yielded one of the most important songs of 2020—the platinum-certified title track “PTSD” [feat. Juice WRLD, Lil Uzi Vert, & Chance the Rapper]. Additionally, he launched the Swervin’ Through Stress youth mental health program which was recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30. To further his commitment to championing these causes, he is also remodeling an old, shuttered, public elementary school into a community center in Chicago. In 2021, he reached new heights yet again. His fourth full-length offering, 25, soared to the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200, marking his second consecutive Top 10 and highest debut to date. Racking up hundreds of millions of streams right out of the gate, Pitchfork attested, “As Chicago’s G Herbo has gotten older, his music has become more urgent,” while he adorned KAZI’s cover. Simultaneously, he appeared on multiple #1 albums such as Pop Smoke’s Faith [“Run Down”] and The Kid LAROI’s F*CKLOVE3+:OVER YOU  [“Don’t Leave Me”] as well as collaborating with Dave East and Harry Fraud. With a larger-than-life fanbase, G Herbo has shared the stage with everyone from Miley Cyrus to Marshmello.

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Tay Money – The Assignment

Tay Money flexes on a fiery new track entitled “The Assignment”. Fueled by a skittering bounce, Tay eases into her confident and charismatic bars with an announcement, “I understood the assignment”. Ahead of its release, the track has already made its rounds on TikTok with over 280K videos and climbing. 

“The Assignment” is available now at all digital retailers. Listen HERE.

Tay Money upholds her red-hot streak this summer. In July, she made her U.S. major festival debut with a standout set at Rolling Loud Miami, bringing the crowd to its feet. “The Assignment” arrives on the heels of a string of summer anthems including tracks “Shake” and “Asthma Pump” which both feature the unfiltered lyrics and attitude that have made the Dallas artist one to watch. Having been featured on the digital cover of ELEVATOR, and hailed by FLAUNT as “one of the hardest female rappers of our generation,” Tay’s in the midst of a hot streak that stretches back to the release of Blockedt. She made that EP with heavyweights like Derrick Milano (a co-writer on Megan Thee Stallion’s “Hot Girl Summer”) and Bankroll Got It (producers of hits like “DO DAT” by Stunna 4 Vegas featuring DaBaby & Lil Baby)—collaborations that fed into the boundary-pushing energy of her tracks since. “Shake” showcases an exciting new side of Tay’s style, highlighting her ability to craft emotionally stirring songs while still sticking to her favorite topic―flaunting her assets.

About Tay Money

In just over two years, Tay Money, the Athens-born, Dallas-based rapper has racked up millions of views and streams thanks to her witty punchlines and unique musical approach. Her debut song, “Na Na” marked the beginning of her career as an artist and set the tone for the originality that she would bring to the rest of her records to come. Within months of her first release, she was selling out shows in Dallas and had gained a cult-like following among her listeners (now dubbed Tay Army). 

With her bouncy trap beats, unmistakable Texas twang, and unapologetically catchy rhymes, Tay began to reach commercial success with her breakout song “Trapper’s Delight” in 2018. With what was originally a risky move to expand her music outside the limits of her hometown of Dallas, the video for “Trapper’s Delight” amassed over 1.1 million views in under two months. Since then, she’s continued to release many more viral hits including “Bussin” (11 million YouTube views), “Bussin 2.0” with Saweetie (7 million YouTube views), and “Brat” featuring Mulatto, two of which are on her recently released EP, Blockedt. The widely acclaimed project led to many defining moments for Tay, landing spots on coveted playlists including Spotify’s New Music Friday, Feelin Myself, and Release Radar as well as Apple Music’s The Plug and New In Hip Hop. The project also received praise from FLAUNT who hailed her as “one of the biggest women rappers in Texas”, SPIN who noted that she was “one of the biggest women rappers in Texas”, and ELEVATOR who named her their February cover star. Now, with the cosigns of some of the biggest up-and-coming female rappers, and having surpassed the milestone of over 100 million U.S. streams, Tay plans to build on her momentum with her forthcoming EP.

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Kodie – Children

Houston-based rapper-producer BBY Kodie released his powerful new single, “Children,” via True Panther/EQT/Motown Records. Download / stream “Children,” which is from his upcoming mixtape, HERE.

The provocative, richly cinematic official video for “Children” immerses Kodie in

vibrant, visceral tableaux that reference the Baroque historical paintings of Caravaggio, capturing moments in history like the the Last Supper, and the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. View the video, which was helmed by the trio of directors Nyles Washington, Ross Constable and Elias Morrow Weinberg, HERE.

 The “Children” video follows “Korleone” which was named one of the best rap videos of 2020 by Rolling Stone, which said, “BBY Kodie seems quietly ascendant. With the attitude of someone who spent 2020 building in secret, ‘Korleone’ arrives almost fully realized. BBY Kodie has described himself as Houston’s answer to Drake and it’s increasingly clear how serious he is.” 

Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 2000, Kodie was raised by his biological mother’s adopted sister and her husband, who moved to Houston when he was two. There, Kodie grew up with jazz and soul blaring through the house. As a teenager, he discovered rappers Future, Young Thug and Lil Yachty alongside Houston legends like Lil Flip, and channeled his influences into his first beats on Fruity Loops. By high school, he was dropping a song a day on SoundCloud. He began throwing biweekly DIY shows with HVN, growing his fanbase locally and online.

For the 20-year-old rapper-producer, putting words together is an art form based in the Texas lineage of flexing and freestyling. “When you grow up on that shit, it just gets embedded in your skin,” BBY Kodie explains. “It’s like putting the ugliest words on the most beautiful beats.”

Albums like 2018’s Kodie Kardashian and 2019’s Vogue marked gradual steps away from the innocent charm of his earlier songs towards a more polished artistic vision that coalesces on his forthcoming mixtape. Naming Kodie one of the best new artists, Pigeons & Planes said, “the budding talent operates on a high-octane field of his own, confident as hell and raring to bring the world to Houston.”

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Rich Gang – Blue Emerald

Rich Gang is back! Cash Money Records co-founder and GRAMMY® Award-nominated rap icon Bryan “Baby” Williams a.k.a. Birdman has joined forces with GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum superstar Young Thug on a new single entitled Blue Emerald. Get it HERE.

The track fuses otherworldly production with a UFO-style buzz as Young Thug slithers through the beat with eerie melodies. It all builds toward a massive and magnetic chant meant to blast off into the fall. 

“This is what y’all have been waiting for,” Birdman says.  “Me and Thugger are back together, and ‘Blue Emerald’ is just the beginning. This is the next era of Rich Gang. It starts now.”

This notably marks the return of Rich Gang—the ever-evolving hip-hop brand and collective founded by Birdman. 2013’s compilation album, Rich Gang, crashed the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 and yielded the gold-selling Hot 100 hit “Tap Out,” featuring Lil Wayne, Birdman, Mack Maine, Nicki Minaj, and Future. Riding this momentum, Rich Gang delivered the multi-platinum smash “Lifestyle” [feat. Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan, & Birdman] and the historic mixtape, Rich Gang: Tha Tour Part 1. The latter project claimed spots on numerous best of the decade lists, including ones by Noisey, Stereogum, and Rolling Stone. Stereogum hailed it as “a classic of 2010s rap music.”

The music video premiered on BET Jams, BET Hip Hop, Vevo and YouTube with Music Choice and Revolt on August 27th at Midnight (12:00 am ET / 9:00 pm PT). Watch it HERE.

About Cash Money Records

Since 1991, Brothers Bryan “Birdman” Williams aka “Baby” and Ronald “Slim” Williams have built Cash Money Records into a legendary force in the music industry. Through tireless devotion and an unparalleled work ethic, the duo founded the legendary label in the New Orleans housing projects and elevated it into a multi-million-dollar empire and cultural tastemaker. Not only is the company revered as an iconic and enduring global street brand, it’s become the most successful independent record label in America boasting a bevy of chart-dominating, multi-platinum artists and Grammy Award winners and cumulative sales over 100 million albums worldwide, the roster includes Jacquees, Blueface, Deemic, Juvenile and more. The label also houses Lil Wayne’s imprint Young Money Entertainment (Drake and Nicki Minaj) as well as a publishing arm Cash Money Content. Cash Money Records is distributed by Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company.