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Black Thought ft. Pusha T, Killer Mike, & Swizz Beatz – Good Morning

Legendary MC for GRAMMY® Award-winning platinum-certified hip-hop luminaries The Roots, Black Thought debuts new track “Good Morning,”feat. Pusha T, Killer Mike and Swizz Beatz via Republic Records. This release marks the second track off of Black Thought’s highly anticipated Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cane & Able, which is set for release September 18, 2020.

Listen to “Good Morning” feat. Pusha T, Killer Mike and Swizz Beatz: HERE

Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cane & Able was produced entirely by Sean C (Jay-Z, Diddy, Pusha T, Joey Bada$$). The thirteen-track collection sees Black Thought continuing to hone his inimitable and impenetrable improvisation. The project includes features with heavy hitters like Swizz Beatz, Portugal The Man, Pusha T, ScHoolboy Q and The Last Artful, Dodgr.

THIRD INSTALLMENT OF HIS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SERIES STREAMS OF THOUGHT VOL. 3: CANE & ABLE SET TO RELEASE SEPTEMBER 18th

Black Thought’s previously released Streams of Thought, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 have set the stage for this next arrival. Volumes 1&2 are tastemaker-approved phenomenons, Pitchfork proclaimed it “a small testament to his sustained excellence” as Rolling Stone and more offered praise. In addition to bowing in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top Independent Album charts, “9th vs. Thought” and “Twofifteen” both surpassed 1 million Spotify streams each.

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Lil Wayne – No Ceilings

Today, multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning music icon Lil Wayne surprises fans and releases the critically acclaimed No Ceilings mixtape on all digital streaming platforms via Young Money Records/Republic Records. In honor of the late Kobe Bryant, the project features the bonus track “Kobe Bryant,” which Wayne performed as tribute to the NBA legend at this year’s BET Awards.

LISTEN TO NO CEILINGS HERE

Earlier this summer, Wayne also celebrated the 5th anniversary of the Free Weezy Album (FWA) (stream HERE) by releasing the project on all digital streaming platforms. Fans can also revisit the inaugural season of his highly successful show – Young Money Radio – on Apple Music (revisit the first season HERE). The 12-episode season featured an all-star lineup of incredible guests, including Dr. Dre,  Drake, Birdman, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Mike Tyson, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Kevin Hart,  Chris Brown, Jamie Foxx, Shaq, Stephen Jackson, Kevin Durant, Mannie Fresh, DJ Khaled, Travis Scott, Deion Sanders, Babyface, Jessie Reyez, Lil Baby and more.

Wayne also dropped the deluxe version of his chart-topping album Funeral (listen HERE), which includes 8 new tracks featuring Lil Uzi Vert, Tory Lanez, Doja Cat, Jessie Reyez, Benny The Butcher and Conway The Machine. Funeral marks Wayne’s 5th No. 1 album on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart, joining Tha Carter V (2018), Tha Carter IV (2011), I Am Not a Human Being (2010) and Tha Carter III (2008).

The full tracklisting for No Ceilings can be found below:

  1. Surf Swag
  2. YM Wasted
  3. Shoes
  4. Broke Up (feat. Fre$h & Gudda Gudda)
  5. Banned
  6. Throw It In
  7. That’s All I Have (feat. Shanell & Tyga)
  8. Wayne On Me
  9. I’m Good (feat. Lucci Lou)
  10. Let Do It
  11. I’m Single
  12. Kobe Bryant (Bonus)
DaBaby illustrated by Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE.

DaBaby – Rockstar

After ruling the Billboard Hot 100 with three top ten appearances last week, DaBaby’s commanding lead on the music industry continues. For a sixth week, the Charlotte juggernaut holds captive the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 with his bruising single “ROCKSTAR” featuring Roddy Ricch. Along with this remarkable feat, Baby also becomes the first artist ever to notch five consecutive No. 1 records on Urban Radio.

For fans feverishly clamoring for the return of their favorite rap superhero, this Saturday (July 25), they can watch the prolific MC storm back to his domain and dominate the stage with his arsenal of hits. Set to be his first show since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, DaBaby will perform in Chicago for the Headlights Festival: A Live Drive-In Concert Experience amongst his biggest supporters in The Windy City. Along with the drive-in exhibition, fans longing to see Baby in action can also access the live stream show HERE for $4.99. Set to broadcast worldwide at 5 pm EST, Baby will be in performance-mode, blazing through his album Blame It on Baby, and also his blistering single “ROCKSTAR.”

With a staggering 11 billion global streams across his three Interscope albums, DaBaby’s sizzling success first dates back to his 2018 effort Baby On Baby, which spent 72 consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200, including 43 weeks in the top 50. He immediately torpedoed back to prominence in 2019 with his Billboard 200 No. 1 album KIRK. His sophomore attempt spent 42 consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200, including 38 weeks in the top 50. His most recent album, 2020’s Blame it On Baby, remains a fierce contender on the Billboard 200 as well, residing on the chart for 13 consecutive weeks, having yet to exit from the top ten.

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Turbo – Music Video Release

TURBO RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR SOPHOMORE SINGLE “RACING AFTER ME”

Calgary-born artist Turbo has released the music video for his sophomore single “Racing After Me” today via 10K Projects/ Homemade Projects/ Internet Money. The single has already been featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday, PopCo, In My Feelings, and Young Music City playlists and arrives on the heels of his debut release “Heart Stop.” The music video shows Turbo rebellious and confident, racing cars, smoking cigarettes, and singing about how his life has changed since signing a record deal.

WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO HERE

Born Nicholas LaMonaca, Turbo grew up on country thanks mainly to his
father (a famed guitarist in the international bluegrass scene), but felt drawn toward rap music and obscure electronic genres like hardstyle, the fusion of techno and hardcore. At the age of 12 he started making his own music, a move heavily inspired by Avicii’s progressive-house classic “LE7ELS.”

“Once I heard that song I couldn’t get enough of it,” Turbo recalls. “I was so obsessed, I ended up downloading FL Studio to try to recreate the melody on my own.”

Although he instantly discovered a natural talent for production, Turbo put music aside for several years, until he graduated high school. “On my 18th birthday I bought a laptop, keyboard, and set of speakers, and figured I’d have rappers come in and do their thing,” he says. “But after a while I just started winging it, making beats and rapping over them myself.”

As he pushed deeper into his artistry, Turbo began mining inspiration from left-of-center country singers like Colter Wall, a Canadian musician he stumbled across while stocking the shelves at his full-time liquor-store job. “Colter Wall has one of the raspiest, rawest, rudest voices I’d ever heard in my life, and it just completely took me over,” he notes.

From there, Turbo tapped into his own country roots and created a full-length project titled Sixth Gear, a 2019 release featuring his breakthrough single “Light Speed.” Soon after YouTube curator Astari shared the song’s video on his channel, “Light Speed” caught the attention of 10K, quickly paving the way for Turbo’s signing to the label, along with Homemade Projects and Internet Money Records.

In the making of his 10K / Homemade Projects / Internet Money debut, “Heart Stop,” Turbo embraced even more confidence in his songwriting, and followed his intuition more fully than ever.

“The more music I make and the better I know myself, the more I’ve realized that the best songs come from me sitting in a room alone and just taking my time—that’s how I come up with something honest and timeless,” he says. “I don’t really follow a particular process. Instead of worrying about any kind of rules, I just do what I want, and go with whatever feels right to me.”

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Turbo – “Racing After Me”

GENRE BENDING ARTIST TURBO RELEASES SOPHOMORE SINGLE “RACING AFTER ME”

Calgary-born artist Turbo releases his second single “Racing After Me” today via 10K Projects/ Homemade Projects/ Internet Money. His latest track further proves that the young songwriter’s style is incomparable and completely post-genre, bravely mixing elements of rock with country while referencing hip hop beats. The single arrives on the heels of his debut release “Heart Stop” which was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday (US and Canada), Outliers, and Wild Country playlists and was heralded by Ones to Watch as a “confident and honest crossover track.”

LISTEN TO “RACING AFTER ME” HERE

Born Nicholas LaMonaca, Turbo grew up on country thanks mainly to his father (a famed guitarist in the international bluegrass scene), but felt drawn toward rap music and obscure electronic genres like hardstyle, the fusion of techno and hardcore. At the age of 12 he started making his own music, a move heavily inspired by Avicii’s progressive-house classic “LE7ELS.” “Once I heard that song I couldn’t get enough of it,” Turbo recalls. “I was so obsessed, I ended up downloading FL Studio to try to recreate the melody on my own.” Although he instantly discovered a natural talent for production, Turbo put music aside for several years, until he graduated high school. “On my 18th birthday I bought a laptop, keyboard, and set of speakers, and figured I’d have rappers come in and do their thing,” he says. “But after a while I just started winging it, making beats and rapping over them myself.”

As he pushed deeper into his artistry, Turbo began mining inspiration from left-of-center country singers like Colter Wall, a Canadian musician he stumbled across while stocking the shelves at his full-time liquor-store job. “Colter Wall has one of the raspiest, rawest, rudest voices I’d ever heard in my life, and it just completely took me over,” he notes. From there, Turbo tapped into his own country roots and created a full-length project titled Sixth Gear, a 2019 release featuring his breakthrough single “Light Speed.” Soon after YouTube curator Astari shared the song’s video on his channel, “Light Speed” caught the attention of 10K, quickly paving the way for Turbo’s signing to the label, along with Homemade Projects and Internet Money Records.

In the making of his 10K / Homemade Projects / Internet Money debut, “Heart Stop,” Turbo embraced even more confidence in his songwriting, and followed his intuition more fully than ever. “The more music I make and the better I know myself, the more I’ve realized that the best songs come from me sitting in a room alone and just taking my time—that’s how I come up with something honest and timeless,” he says. “I don’t really follow a particular process. Instead of worrying about any kind of rules, I just do what I want, and go with whatever feels right to me.”

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Joseph Black – (i hope you) miss me

JOSEPH BLACK DROPS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “(i hope you) miss me”

WATCH IT HERE

NEW MUSIC COMING SOON

Today Joseph Black, a 22-year-old rapper-singer-songwriter drops his music video for his hit record “(i hope you) miss me” via Untold Stories / Electric Feel / Capitol Records. Watch it HERE via WORLDSTARHIPHOP. In the video Joseph Black is in feelings reminiscing about his ex who he loved as he smokes the pain away. This raw breakup anthem fuses visceral emotive rhymes over trap drums and a simplistic melancholic piano. “I was kind of mid anxiety attack when I recorded my vocals for ‘(i hope you) miss me.’” says Joseph Black, “I missed her & I wanted her to feel the pain I was going through. Recording was my only way of turning my negative situation into something positive.” The song became a TikTok trend organically -ironically started by his ex who the song is about- and it holds over 10 million global streams. Plus “(i hope you) miss me” charted in the top 5 on Spotify’s US Viral 50 chart.

Joseph Black is creating emotional and raw music derived straight from his life and chaotic upbringing. His sound is melodic rap music narrated through his youthful eyes. Joseph Black is on the verge of a breakout and has many more stories to tell through his music.

ABOUT JOSEPH BLACK

Joseph Black is a 22-year-old self-made rapper, singer and producer from Duluth, Minnesota on a mission to make it. He has a DIY hustle and cracked the mainstream with “(i hope you) miss me,” a painfully honest breakup anthem. His creation process is self-taught starting from age 15 and is inspired from a mix of Eminem, Lil Wayne, and country music. Black had a chaotic upbringing growing up on welfare and he often got into fights in school before dropping out at age 18. He had a stunt turning to the lawless drug-ridden streets while pursuing music. His sound is pandora’s box as he might drop a melodic banger or a street anthem or even a turnt-up-party-jam. He’s on the verge of a breakout and hopes that his music helps others find solace since that’s what music does for him.

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Ambjaay – Blow The Pickle

AMBJAAY SHARES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “BLOW THE PICKLE” FT. WIZ KHALIFA

Twenty-year-old Los Angeles rapper Ambjaay has shared the official video for his infectious track “Blow The Pickle” featuring Wiz Khalifa  – watch it HERE

The song is featured on Ambjaay’s IT COSTS TO LIVE LIKE THIS 2 EP

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Rod Wave – “Pray 4 Love”

ROD WAVE’S PRAY 4 LOVE IS THE #1 RAP ALBUM IN THE COUNTRY

Most Streamed Album Of The Week Debuts At #2 On Billboard Top 200 

The captivating debut album, Pray 4 Love, by rapper-singer Rod Wave (Alamo/Geffen Records) has lived up to its anticipation, securing the #1 spot on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums chart and debuting at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Pray 4 Love also snagged the title for most streamed album of the week, with 105.8 million on-demand streams. On the week following its debut, Rod Wave, who was described by the New York Times as an “anomaly among his peers,” received the #2 spot on YouTube US’ Top 10 Artists list this week. The 14-track album is home to its title single, “Pray 4 Love” as well as, “Thief in the Night,” whose Cole Bennett-directed video has now exceeded 13 MM views on YouTube. Rod Wave served up the video for yet another song, “The Greatest” days prior to the album’s release. Pray 4 Love includes production by TnTXD, SpeakerBangerz and Drum Dummie.

The success is an amazing feat by the 21-year-old, St. Petersburg, FL native who released his first project, Ghetto Gospel in November 2019. The effort set an impressive benchmark for the young artist, peaking at #10 on the Billboard Top 200. The project spawned the platinum single, “Heart On Ice” and paved the way for the sold out Ghetto Gospel Tour which is postponed due to the current global pandemic. Most recently, Rod Wave was announced as one of YouTube Music’s Artists on the Rise. As part of the campaign, Rod Wave will collaborate with YouTube Music on a unique content series which will live on his official channel; giving fans an opportunity to engage with him on a more intimate level.

Rod Wave’s Pray 4 Love eAlbum

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“Gold Mouf Chronicles” – Episode 2

DREAMVILLE’S LUTE RELEASES SECOND EPISODE OF “GOLD MOUF CHRONICLES”

Artist Discusses His Childhood and Love for Cars While Building a Model ‘87 Buick

Rapper Lute (Dreamville/Interscope Records) has just released the second episode of his mini-series, Gold Mouf Chronicles. Directed and edited by Alexander Hall, the eight-episode online series offers a vivid look into the rapper’s passions and talents, which extend far beyond music. The second episode, highlights Lute’s love of cars, as he prepares to build a model version of the ‘87 Buick Grand National. Lute opens up about his childhood, touching on the relationship with his brother and their humble beginnings in Charlotte, NC. “For me, music, art and cars are one in the same. It’s all about expressing yourself and what you love,” Lute says. Loyal fans will appreciate the introspective narrative and insight offered during the 4-minute video, released today. You can watch the second episode HERE.

Last month, the Gold Mouf Chronicles series debuted with the lead episode, “The Joy of Painting with Gold Mouf.” Styled after Bob Ross’ classic PBS program The Joy of Painting, Lute showed off his artistic skills while painting a Keith Haring-inspired spaceship. Watch HERE.

The series’ theme song comes by way of Lute’s latest single “GED (Gettin Every Dolla),” whose Neal Farmer-directed video,  has now amassed over 1MM views on YouTube. In 2019, Lute teamed up with label head J. Cole, and hip hop phenom DaBaby for the fan favorite, “Under the Sun,” which was featured on the Grammy-nominated RIAA certified Gold Dreamville album Revenge of the Dreamers III. Last month, Lute stunned fans when he performed an exciting halftime set during the Hornets vs. Rockets showdown at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Fans are encouraged to keep up with Gold Mouf Chronicles by visiting gettineverydolla.com

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