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Spillage Village – Spilligion

Spillage Village will release its highly anticipated album “Spilligion” Friday, and they released a brand new song Monday titled “Hapi” to build excitement.

The song features the vocals of Mereba, Olu and Benji along with spoken word from Big Rube.

Clocking in at over six minutes, “Hapi” almost sounds like a sermon delivered by four different voices telling the stories of their lives, everything they’ve seen and everything they hope to see improve.

They also released the track list for the brand new album which comes with a few pleasant surprises in the form of features from Chance The Rapper, Ari Lennox, Buddy, Masego and Lucky Daye.

As “Hapi” might indicate, the song titles come from scripture and religious texts and are determined by the content and messages of the lyrics.

The official track list is as follows:

  1. Intro
  2. Baptize
  3. PsalmSing
  4. Ea’Alah (Family)
  5. Mecca
  6. Judas (feat. Chance The Rapper, Ari Lennox, Buddy and Masego)
  7. Oshun
  8. Cupid (feat. Lucky Daye)
  9. Shiva
  10. End of Daze
  11. Hapi (feat. Big Rube)
  12. Jupiter

To preorder “Spilligion,” you can click right here. To learn more about Spillage Village, you can click right here.

You can also follow Spillage Village on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Big Sean – Detroit 2

Big Sean is once again on top.

His brand new album “Detroit 2” is his third consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. It’s also his fifth consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on the rap chart and his fourth consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on the R&B/hip-hop chart.

“Detroit 2” features artists like Nipsey Hussle, Lil Wayne, Ty Dolla $ign, Post Malone and Travis Scott. Big Sean premiered the music video for his song “Lithuania” Sept. 4 and performed “Harder Than My Demons” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Sept. 8.

Before the album’s release, he also released videos for songs like “Deep Reverance,” “Don Life,” “Body Language” and “Everything That’s Missing.”

“Detroit 2” garnered critical acclaim from outlets like Vulture, Rolling Stone, Billboard and Detroit Free Press.

“In the world of Detroit 2, there’s always an answer. It’s a place where every pain can be fixed, any heart can be mended, and all obstacles are surmountable,” Rolling Stone said.

Detroit Free Press said, “Shimmering, textured and often explosive, ‘Detroit 2’ finds the rapper born Sean Anderson in a confident creative space.”

Since signing with G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam,  Big Sean has become one of the most popular artists in the rap game, amassing more than 1.7 billion YouTube views on his songs.

To stream “Detroit 2” on Spotify, you can click right here.

The Avalanches New Album

The Avalanches announced a release date Monday for their latest album titled “We Will Always Love You.”

The new album will release on Dec. 11 and explores the vibrational relationship between light, sound and spirit and examines the human voice.

The announcement is accompanied by two brand new songs from the group. The first is titled “Music Makes Me High” while the second is titled “Take Care In Your Dreaming” and features Denzel Curry, Tricky and Sampa The Great.

The Avalanches have had a busy year already, collaborating with Blood OrangeRivers Cuomo, Pink Siifu, Jamie xx, Neneh Cherry, CLYPSO, Sananda Maitreya and Vashti Bunyan. They also plan to announce more collaborations in the coming months.

“Take Care In Your Dreaming” is about dreams that go unrealized and the unexpected twists and turns of life. It played Monday on Zane Lowe‘s Apple Music show.

“Music Makes Me High” uses the unlikely pair techno-funk music and a gospel choir to immerse listeners completely into the upbeat track.

Though the two songs don’t come with music videos, they do come with “visualizers.” You can see the visualizer for “Take Care In Your Dreaming” by clicking right here the for “Music Makes Me High” by clicking right here.

You can also preorder the new album by clicking right here.

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!

New Anna Sofia Music Video

Anna Sofia released a brand new music video for her song “Don’t Play Pretend” on Wednesday.

“Don’t Play Pretend” is from her latest EP “Broken Perfection,” an EP that was featured on Spotify playlists like Indie Pop and Pop Sauce.

Over a million streams into her career, Anna Sofia sings this song about her own life. She might not be perfect. She might make mistakes. She might make the nastiest smoothie on the planet- check out the video right here if you want to know what I’m talking about. All that said, at least she doesn’t pretend to be something she’s not.

Sofia said she doesn’t have a message.

“It’s just real life,” she said. “One day, I hope to fill stadiums all over the world. I want to have fans everywhere and have some way of helping them or guiding them through my music. My confidence comes from being myself and connecting with people.”

You can listen to her latest EP, which includes “Don’t Play Pretend,” by clicking right here.

Eamonn Burke illustrates a rock music video article for 360 MAGAZINE

7715 New Song and Video

The Southern California-based alternative pop band 7715 released a new song titled “Lost in Boston” on Tuesday.

The song is accompanied by a music video that you can see by clicking right here.

The lyrics of the song suggest the band has met someone in Boston they love spending time with. The video leads us to believe they’d prefer the sunny beaches of Southern California, but they’re willing to stick around in Boston for a minute if it means they can get a personal tour of the city from this stranger at the bar.

“Lost in Boston” follows “Gone,” 7715’s song from earlier this year featuring Lil Aaron, and this summertime anthem will be featured on the band’s debut EP “Encino,” which is slated to release in September.

7715 most recently accompanied Bryce Vine and Mod Sun and is comprised of four members. JP Clark, the songwriter, has written for artists like Blink 182, blackbear, Bryce Vine and Lukas Graham. Stu Da Boi raps, Tyler Wilson sings and Daniel Geraghty plays guitar and produces the songs.

Their name came from the address of the house that came to be the band’s birthplace. While partying, jamming and partying some more, they found that they could combine their talents to make songs that are magnets to ears.

To learn more about 7715, you can click right here.

Rita Azar illustrates a video game article for 360 MAGAZINE

Video Games x Standardized Testing

Standardized testing in schools is one of the most hotly contested subjects in academics. Does it actually measure academic skills and learning progress? Is there a better, more definitive way to measure those skills? Is standardized testing punishing hard workers and high achievers who also happen to be anxiety-ridden or bad test-takers?

In an interview with CMRubinWorld, video gaming industry veteran and founder of Breakaway Games Doug Whatley said the next step for these pesky measuring sticks is in the video game world.

“We already have simulation games that are capable of being used as a standardized test, so I think there is real promise for many types of tests to be replaced by games,” Whatley said, adding that games are often better, more secure and more affordable tests.

Whatley also predicted that free-to-play games and large market games would close the gap between the two.

“Mobile apps will get bigger and AAA games will get smaller using multiple season type distribution,” he said.

Whatley used that premise to make five more predictions. First, he said video games will cover a wider variety of content. Next, he said phones will become more powerful, thus driving more gamers to mobile devices as a gaming platform. Third, he expects to see games use new media platforms like Zoom and Google Classroom. Fourth, he expects to see more distribution in rolled out packages, like the already popular DLC model, and finally, he anticipates student-created content to be judged and used by peers.

The pandemic has forced education to adapt on its feet, and it appears technology and video games will be beneficiaries of its modern adjustments and pivots.

Fredo Bang – Monsters

“’Monsters’ is a record about people who hide their true nature and intentions. In life you come across many different monsters… from being in this business to the average person you meet. With everything happening around justice and equality, it’s my way of letting people know to be careful of who you trust.” – FREDO BANG


“Fredo delivers his nastiest effort to date. Most Hated is equal parts grimy and triumphant.”  – DJ BOOTH

“With the 2015 arrest that threatened to derail his rising career now decidedly in the rearview, Fredo is back with a newfound sense of purpose: more viral, more hardworking, and more determined to advance than ever before.” – FADER 

“New Gen Winter 2019–His city’s favored up-and-comer and its most versatile rising act. Songs like ‘No Mo’ show his penchant for soul-searching narratives and music-as-medicine melodies; the success of ‘Oouuh’ proves he has a one-of-a-kind ability to reach all sides of the hip-hop and R&B spectrum.” – HYPEBEAST

“Known for his tales of life in the streets, the rapper behind records like “Story to Tell” and “Oouuh” shows just how it goes down in his hometown.” – XXL 

Fredo Bang, whose non-stop string of viral street anthems have generated over 154 million streams in the U.S. (over 165 million globally), keeps the momentum boiling this summer with “Monsters,” the brand new single + video available today via Def Jam Recordings.

LISTEN TO “MONSTERS”
VIEW THE “MONSTERS” VIDEO


With over 79 million global streams, Most Hated (released in April), Fredo’s fourth mixtape in less than two years, was his most successful to date. Included on Most Hated are “Get Even” featuring Lil Baby, “Trust Issues,” “Saucy,” “Waitin 4,” “Vest Up,” and “Yo Slime.”  Most Hated was executive produced by Moneybagg Yo, who appears on the tracks along with Lil BabyYNW MellyTee Grizzley, and Ceefineass.   Rolling Stonemagazine named Fredo #1 on its ‘Breakthrough 25’: The Fastest Rising Artist Of The Month list for April 2020.
 

LISTEN TO MOST HATEDHERE
 

Fredo Bang made his mixtape debut in 2018, with 2 Face Bang (containing “Oouuh”). Fredo’s brand was established on Big Ape, his eponymous 20-song mixtape (with “Story To Tell” (Remix) and “Gangsta Talk” featuring NLE Choppa). Shortly after entering a partnership with Def Jam in the fall, Fredo issued the 16-song Pain Made Me Numb, containing the singles “Cap A Lot” and “Slidin.”

Prior to the Covid-19 hiatus, Fredo was looking forward to hitting the road as the highest-billed supporting act on Moneybagg’s 26-city cross-country “Time Served Tour,” with dates running from March through May. Details of the rescheduled tour will be announced soon.

ABOUT FREDO BANG:
With his deep, barking drawl and a natural affinity for melody, Fredo Bang (Fredrick Givens) is the next rhymer to rise out the Bayou. The highs and lows of his life encompass turning down a scholarship at Texas Southern U. in order to study closer to home, and a stiff jail sentence for aggravated battery that was commuted in 2018. At age 23, the Baton Rouge native’s rhymes have now won the South. He has collabo­ra­ted with everyone from YNW Melly to Moneybagg Yo to Kevin Gates. 2018’s 2 Face Bang mixtape put Fredo on the map with the breakout single “Oouuhh” and a streak of hits including “Shootas on the Roof” and “Father” (over 22 million YouTube views). The street took deeper notice in 2019, with the Big Ape mixtape and a non-stop string of regional single + video hits that included “Oouuh” Remix featuring Kevin Gates, “Gangsta Talk” featuring NLE Choppa, and “Story To Tell” (Remix) featur­ing Moneybagg Yo. Fredo entered into a partnership with Def Jam in the fall 2019. The hits continued unabated with “Face Down” and “Vest Up,” then “Yo Slime,” and “Waitin 4” (with a beat from Hard­body B-Eazy and DJ Chose). Fredo’s next mixtape, Pain Made Me Numb hit in November, with the single + video releases “Cap A Lot” and “Slidin.” April 2020 brought the back-to-back releases of the single + video “Trust Issues,” and Fredo’s fourth mixtape, Most Hated. Fredo’s next string of new releases, “Receipts,” “Top,” and “Monsters” point the way to his fifth mixtape, In The Name Of Gee, coming soon.

Sam Johnson – Peter Pan

Following on from the success of his previously shared single ‘The Kids Are Alright’, which landed on Spotify editorial playlists Fresh & Chill, Pop Right Now and New Music Friday in the UK, Germany and Switzerland; Apple Music’s New Music Daily in eleven countries, and named Record Of The Week on BBC Radio Shropshire, British singer and songwriter Sam Johnson has now returned to deliver his next wistful offering ‘Peter Pan’, Listen HERE.

Lifted from his forthcoming new EP ‘Are We There Yet?’, ‘Peter Pan’ follows largely in the footsteps of ‘The Kids Are Alright’ with its broad and atmospheric tones. Matching wistful piano and guitar melodies with his own rich and soaring vocals, his newest gem looks to confront the issues of addiction and depression by taking on the persona of a close friend who has experienced these feelings first hand.

Speaking about his new release, he said, “Originally written for one of my friends as a tale of his struggles with addiction and depression, my friend and collaborator Odd Martin suggested that I write the song as if his life were my own and to therefore lyrically step into his shoes, prefacing every sentence with ‘I’. Suddenly the song blossomed into an amalgamation of both our lives and experiences. Having grown up in the same town, gone to the same school, and shared lots of the same friends, my friend and I had been cut from a very similar cloth, and yet grown apart in our twenties. I likened his tale to one of my favourite novels; ‘Peter Pan’, and also my own fear of leaving childhood behind. Naming the song and constructing its metaphor around the aforementioned “boy that never grew up” therefore seemed like the perfect antidote.”

Taken from Sam’s forthcoming EP, his latest collection is set to see him grow more as an artist and a human being throughout. “I create characters influenced by what I see around me,” he says. “A lot of the lyrics are touchstones of my childhood, and where I grew up… and the people that I grew up around.”

Earlier this week Sam Johnson was announced as a member of the Ivors Academy Youth Council. The newly formed Youth Council is made up of sixteen young creators from the Academy’s Youth Network, acting as an advisory group, which will form a central role in shaping the future of the Academy. The Academy’s Youth Network, which was established last autumn, is a growing and connected community of young creators and a hub of partnerships with Universities, Colleges and other non-academic organisations. The Network aims to empower and educate young songwriters and composers of all genres, and provide a platform at the Academy to voice views on music industry issues.

A driven and relentlessly ambitious artist, Sam Johnson’s story also owes a debt to chance. Fate dealt him an unusual card when Kevin Shields – My Bloody Valentine auteur – crossed his path, taking the fledgling talent into the studio for the very first time. “That was a real moment for me… that developed my backbone. It made me want to have that element of legacy. And he made me realise that it could be done.”

A country boy lost in the big city, Sam’s music has taken him from a rural setting to the London metropolis, but he’s driven by an extraordinary sense of purpose. ‘Are We There Yet?’ is a tightly bound EP, one where each passage speaks to the next. Overseen by My Riot at RAK Studios, the production is left deliberately raw, almost unfinished, so that the songs “could breathe, without over-cluttering it too much”.

Y2K – Damage is Done

Recording artist and multi-genre producer Y2K has released his latest track “Damage Is Done” featuring chart-topping, award-winning singer, songwriter JoJo. The infectious, pop laced track features JoJo’s unmistakable vocals coupled with Y2K’s slick production. Listen to “Damage Is Done” HERE.

Additionally, Y2K and JoJo have also released an official music video coinciding with the audio. Directed by Morgan Freed, who also directed the music video for Y2K’s smash “Lalala”, the Bladerunner-esque video finds Y2K and JoJo in a dystopian future as sentient robots meant to fight who end up falling in love. Watch the trippy, 3D rendered video HERE.

Says Y2K, “Pop music is extremely good and I have always wanted to work in the genre. There’s something so great to me about doing a lot with so few sounds. I am stoked to have an opportunity to put out a song in that world, especially with an artist as iconic as JoJo. It’s so different than what I’ve released previously and is very refreshing for me!”

Adds JoJo, “Even though I’ve dabbled in different genres before, and collaborated with such a range of talented artists, this was a first for me being the featured vocalist on a dance track. Y2K is mad talented, and it was really fun to dive into something that’s always been more of a guilty pleasure. We had a blast, and I think we made a pretty great record.”

Prior to “Damage Is Done” featuring JoJo, Y2K released “Lalala”, his viral uber smash with bbno$ that has surpassed 1billion combined streams. Listen to “Lalala” HERE and the official remix for “Lalala” featuring Grammy Award winner Enrique Iglesias and Multi-platinum, Grammy Award nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen HERE.

ABOUT Y2K
Y2K is Ari Starace, a multi-genre producer & DJ based out of Los Angeles. After playing in bands throughout his youth in Phoenix, Arizona, Y2K began producing remixes of popular songs in 2014. His take on records like XO TOUR Llif3, Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2 and See Me Fall have amassed tens of millions of streams. He soon transitioned from remixes to studio work, producing for artists like Killy, Yung Bans, and Polyphia. Y2K’s influences are timeless and diverse and he moves seamlessly across genres and decades in both production and DJing – taking inspiration from Atlanta rapper Young Thug to ’80s duo Tears for Fears and new-age icon Enya to name a few. Y2K has earned a loyal following online and off with DJ sets at shows, house parties, and everything in between, and has toured across North America, Asia, and the Middle East. His current single ‘Lalala’ with rapper bbno$ has found viral success, garnering more than 150 million global streams to date. As ‘Lalala’ gains momentum, Y2K is working on his debut project, Dream Eater, which showcases production and features from across his world of work.

ABOUT JOJO
JoJo [born Joanna Levesque] is a chart-topping, award-winning singer, songwriter, and actress who, at just 29 years old, is already a veteran of the music industry. 15 years into her career, JoJo has made a “triumphant return” [Uproxx] with her fourth studio album good to know, debuting at #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums Chart and earning widespread global acclaim from Vulture, TIME, Variety, NYLON, NPR, The FADER, and more, with Associated Press proclaiming “good to know is more than good. It’s grand.” good to know features the fiery, empowering single “Man,” and is out now on Clover Music / Warner Records. At just 13, JoJo burst onto the scene with her self-title debut album, whose breakout smash “Leave (Get Out)” made her the youngest-ever solo artist to have a debut #1 single in the U.S. JoJowent on to sell over four million copies and became the singer’s first Platinum record, which she followed with a string of additional hits, including the Top 3 single “Too Little Too Late.” In 2016, following 10 years of legal battles with her former label that prevented her from releasing new music, JoJo returned with Mad Love. – debuting Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200. In 2018, JoJo re-recorded and re-released her first two albums (JoJo and The High Road) under her own label Clover Music, so her fans could finally get the nostalgia they had been missing for so many years.