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BLXST RELEASES NEW EP

By Armon Hayes

In celebration, BLXST held a properly social distanced and invite-only listening forum last night in Santa Monica. During the friend & family event, the artist and producer shared his highly anticipated release, No Love Lost, out now! The EP, from the West Coast rapper-singer-songwriter under Red Bull Records, is an expansive and emotive collection of music inspired by past relationships and his hometown, LA. The EP is filled with instrumentation that fills the track with raw emotion—a vibe reminiscent of the legendary Nate Dog, and is accompanied by a four-part cinematic series of videos to bring the project’s overarching narrative to life.

No Love Lost’s quintessential West Coast vibe will be perfect to cruise to for a long time to come.

Imagine your windows rolled down, the sun shining while your speakers are on blast. Blxst’s sound fits right in—fluid musicality slides through the pocket between R&B and Hip-Hop seamlessly, complimented with just the right amount of swagger.

The EP has an edgy attitude and slick soul lyrics that will appeal to all ears and generations. Starting with the release of his latest single, “Overrated,” Blxst speaks on love’s risk and the expectations that we and society place on relationships unexpectedly not living up to our idealized expectations.  “Hurt,” on the other hand, is a mirror of life experiences, and specifically the processes of overcoming obstacles and what we learn from said trials. 

Blxst is a multi-hyphenated, multi-threat talent. He initially earned notoriety for his production work and collaborations with artists like Kendrick Lamar, YG, Mozzy, G Perico, Eric Bellinger, Bino Rideaux, and more. His recent singles, including “My Emotions” and “Slip & Slide (feat. 1takejay)”, garnered praise from DJ Akademiks, Bibi Bourelly, TIDAL’s Elliott Wilson, and more

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BIG SEAN DROPS NEW ALBUM

BIG SEAN DROPS EAGERLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM, DETROIT 2, AVAILABLE TODAY VIA G.O.O.D. MUSIC/DEF JAM RECORDINGS

LISTEN TO DETROIT 2

The tide of DETROIT 2 advance single + video releases culminated last week with “Deep Reverence” featuring Nipsey Hussle, follow­ing up days later with a DETROIT 2 preview video for “Don Life” featuring Lil Wayne. Earlier this week he released the “Harder Than My Demons” video and previewed the video for “Body Language” featuring Jhene Aiko Wednesday & “Everything That’s Missing” featuring Dwele yesterday. Building further excitement, Sean has revealed exclusive new updated DETROIT 2 merch + digital download bundles, available HERE now.

On release day, fans in Detroit can stop by Spirit Plaza for an experiential floral installation inspired by the DETROIT 2 album cover. Sponsored by 1-800 Flowers, the activation includes over three thousand flowers and will serve as a tribute to the beautiful city of Detroit.

Prior to DETROIT 2, all four of his albums – which also include Finally Famous, his RIAA platinum debut of 2011, and Hall Of Fame (2013) – debuted at #1 on the Rap chart. I Decided. (2017) Sean’s second consecutive album to debut at #1 across-the-board on the pop, R&B/hip-hop, and Rap charts, following landmark RIAA platinum Dark Sky Paradise(2015). Twenty88, his 2016 collab with fellow G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam star Jhené Aiko, also debuted at #1 on the Rap and R&B/hip-hop charts.

In addition to his RIAA platinum albums, Big Sean’s track record boasts an impressive 15 platinum and multi-platinum hit singles, among them a trio of #1 urban radio staples: “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay” (featur­­ing Kanye West and Roscoe Dash, with over 45 million combined YouTube views); Kanye’s 4x-platinum “Mercy” featuring fellow Def Jam MCs Pusha T and 2 Chainz (over 200 million views); and the 5x-platinum “I Don’t Fuck With You” featuring E-40 (nearly 400 million views).

With over 43 million combined Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Soundcloud followers, andover 1.7 BILLION YouTube views since his signing to G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam in 2007, Big Sean has become one of urban and rhythm radio’s most consistent hitmakers, and one of Def Jam’s major core artists.


See the tracklist for DETROIT 2 below:

  1. Why Would I Stop?
  2. Lucky Me
  3. Deep Reverence ft. Nipsey Hussle
  4. Wolves ft. Post Malone
  5. Body Language ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Jhené Aiko
  6. Story by Dave Chappelle
  7. Harder Than My Demons
  8. Everything That’s Missing ft. Dwele
  9. ZTFO
  10. Guard Your Heart ft. Anderson .Paak, Earlly Mac, Wale
  11. Respect It ft. Young Thug & Hit-Boy
  12. Lithuania ft. Travis Scott
  13. Full Circle ft. Key Wane & Diddy
  14. Time In – TWENTY88
  15. Story by Erykah Badu
  16. FEED
  17. The Baddest
  18. Don Life ft. Lil Wayne
  19. Friday Night Cypher ft. Tee Grizzley, Kash Doll, Cash Kidd, Payroll, 42 Dugg, Boldy James, Drego, Sada Baby, Royce Da 5’9” & Eminem
  20. Story by Stevie Wonder
  21. Still I Rise ft. Dom Kennedy

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LIBERTY × JUSTICE, FOR ALL?

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

LISTEN TO “AN AMERICAN LIE” ON SOUNDCLOUD

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “AN AMERICAN LIE” ON YOUTUBE

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

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

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

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

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

About Rory D’Lasnow

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

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

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

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New iann dior Music Video

21-year-old rapper iann dior released a new music video for his song “Prospect” on Tuesday. It can be seen here!

The song features Lil Baby and was featured on Spotify playlists like Rap Caviar, Get Turnt and New Music Friday, all helping to propel it to more than 41 million streams since its May release.

The gorgeously shot video is directed by Omar Jones and inspired by Chinese landscape, architecture and colors to tribute the obvious inspiration to the beat. According to the press release, dior’s plans to tour in Asia were cancelled because of the pandemic, so the music video was his next best choice to show love to his Chinese fans.

“Prospect” is just dior’s latest in a long line of hits in a short period of time. Growing up in Corpus Christi, he quickly learned he was a talented writer and decided to turn that talent into hip-hop music. His first song earned 10,000 streams and caught the attention of Taz Taylor, the founder of Internet Money.

He released “Cutthroat” in 2019 which racked up 13 million streams on SoundCloud. He then inked a deal with 10K Projects, with whom he released his first mixtape titled “nothing’s ever good enough.”

dior gives credit to J. Cole for inspiring him to make music.

“He showed me that I could use songs to tell my own story, just like he uses his songs to tell his story,” dior said.

“Prospect” can be found along with other hits like “Pretty Girls,” “Sick and Tired” and “Paradise” on his new album, “I’m Gone,” which was released in June.

John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” 60th Anniversary Album

By Krishan Narsinghani

John Coltrane’s Giant Steps is one of the most important albums in American music history.” – Pitchfork

The John Coltrane Estate and Atlantic Records (Rhino Records) announce an upcoming release of Coltrane’s remastered jazz sensation, Giant Steps. Fans can expect 8 alternate takes or bonus tracks on the LP and CD physical pieces and 20 extra tracks on the super deluxe edition available on steaming platforms and digital downloads.

Along with the release, the Coltrane estate is giving away a Pro-ject turntable in celebration of the announce. Rules indicate to follow John Coltrane on Spotify.

Over 60 years ago, John Coltrane embarked on principal recording sessions for his first Atlantic album that became “Giant Steps,” less than two weeks after completing work with Miles Davis on what would become “Kind of Blue.” This was Coltrane’s first album comprised entirely of original compositions.

‘Giant Steps,’ the title track, has become one of the most legendary recordings in all of jazz history for its virtuosity. Pianist, Tommy Flanagan, originally thought that the song was a ballad when first reviewing the score, with its 26 chord changes in the 16-bar theme that has challenged musicians since its inception.

The first single “Naima” is available now. Listen here.

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TyFontaine – Duse and Juice

Rapper and singer, TyFontaine, releases his latest single “Duse and Juice” featuring Lil Keed today via 10K Projects/Internet Money Records. The first single to be released following his eclectic debut album 1800, TyFontaine returns with playful energy and catchy lyrics in the summer party anthem. Beloved by fans for his range as a songwriter with work spanning from the 80s inspired “Moments” to the mosh pit energy of “Huh,” TyFontaine notes “I’m always trying to go into different sounds,” says Ty. “After I make one type of song, I don’t ever want to make the same thing again.”

LISTEN TO “DUSE AND JUICE” HERE

The first time he ever cut a record, 20-year-old rapper TyFontaine came up with a track that landed in rotation on a major local radio station. Originally from the D.C. area, Ty had stepped into the studio mostly as an experiment, then ended up kicking off the rapid rise of his music career.

“The sneaker store I was working at had a studio in the back, and a lot of rappers would come through there,” says Ty, who was a senior in high school at the time. “I got a free session because my friend was the head engineer, and I wrote this song called ‘Precision’ that won a contest and got played on the radio for two weeks. After that, it was just about changing things up and progressing to the highest point I could get to.”

Once he’d finished high school, Ty headed to New York City to study at St. John’s University and immediately linked up with a fellow rapper from his hometown. The two began working together in a Brooklyn studio, with Ty often recording until dawn and then heading back to the studio the very next night. “I knew that if I wanted to do music, then going into the studio was going to teach me a lot more than going to classes,” he says.

Dropping out after his first year at St. John’s, Ty returned home and kept making music, soon connecting with Internet Money producer SidePCE (Juice WRLD, Young Thug) through an Instagram live stream. After SidePCE sent him a pack of beats, Ty made a song called “Imagine” and posted an excerpt to Instagram, quickly catching the attention of Internet Money founder Taz Taylor and inking his record deal with Internet Money Records/10K Projects by the start of 2020.

Now based in L.A., Ty made his label debut with 1800 in April 2020 —a mixtape that showed off his sharper bars, tighter flows, and more complex hooks and expanded on the lyrical prowess he first brought to “Precision.” Already at work on his next mixtape, Ty hopes “ to make songs that people can hear and relate to or vibe to, to make something that people really cherish so that it becomes a part of their life forever.”

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Quinn XCII- “Notice Me” Visual

QUINN XCII SHARES NEW VISUAL FOR “NOTICE ME”, HIS FAVORITE SONG FROM THE NEW ALBUM A LETTER TO MY YOUNGER SELF

CELEBRATES ALBUM RELEASE WITH 9-SONG FULL-BAND LIVE STREAM PERFORMANCE LAST NIGHT

Fresh off the release of his third album, A Letter To My Younger Self, Quinn XCII has released a new visual for his favorite album track, “Notice Me” – watch HERE. Directed by Blythe Thomas, the video for the infectious song follows a street performer to the Venice Beach boardwalk and coincides with the song’s lyrics about breaking past self-consciousness and fear, and seeking acknowledgement from those around you. The video made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live and MTVU.

“’Notice Me’ speaks on all of the shy people out there and those with self-confidence issues,” says Quinn XCII. “The ones who know what they want to say but don’t have the courage yet to speak up. The ones that want to be noticed for once and not just be somebody that blends in.

With five years of touring and several major music festivals around the world under his belt, Quinn XCII brought his sought-after live show to the internet last night. The ‘A Letter To My Younger Self Live Stream Concert’, as part of Live Nation’s “Live From The Living Room” series, was shot live from Los Angeles and allowed fans to see Quinn XCII perform songs from his new album for the first time ever.

A Letter To My Younger Self is available now via Columbia Records.

SET LIST:

“A Letter To My Younger Self”
“Sleep While I Drive” featuring special guest Ashe
“Notice Me”
“Candle”
“Always Been You”
“Second Time Around”
“Coffee”
“Straightjacket”
“Stacy”

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Brutini illustrated by Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE.

Brutini – Ghetto Town

Rapper/songwriter Brutini releases his new video “Ghetto Town” feat. kahGEE today. The song will appear on his upcoming project.

“Brooklyn is deemed as one of the roughest cities to come from. There are so many bright lights that are covered up by dark clouds, making it hard to get out of ‘Ghetto Town.’ It’s really a blessing being born and raised in Brooklyn,” says Brutini on the video.

Brooklyn bred rapper and songwriter Brutini has been taking the music industry by storm. The rapper has been brewing new music in the studio to follow up his previously released buzz-worthy tracks “Taler” and “Cartier.” Late last year, Brutini released his single “Groovey Lit” with Young Paris and he followed up this release with “Ghetto Town.” His musical inspirations stem from from rappers like Jay Z, Cam’ron, Andre 3000, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West and R&B influences from artists like Musiq Soul Child and 112. Brutini’s music brings a view into his world, heritage and emotions, creating a soundscape that will leave listeners intrigued. Stay tuned for more announcements.

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Anna Sofia – Happy For You

Young singer-songwriter Anna Sofia reveals “Happy For You,” a single from her upcoming EP Broken Perfection

17 year old rising singer-songwriter Anna Sofia continues to stride into 2020 in rare fashion with the reveal of new single “Happy For You,” taken from the upcoming Broken Perfection EP. A driving indie-pop cut showcasing Anna Sofia’s stellar vocal atop dreamy production, the track serves as further testament to the talent of this up and comer, who already boast supports from the likes of Complex, Wonderland, IDOLATOR and more. Speaking on the release, Anna Sofia states:

happy for you is about this guy that i really really liked. i was away on a family trip and in the middle of the trip found out he got a girlfriend (the rest of my trip was sad after that). i was prettyyyy upset. the song is me explaining that i’m happy for this guy but then the production and the way the lyrics are sung help the audience understand that i’m being sarcastic. visually i wanted to incorporate different wigs to portray the times i’ve changed for this person to hopefully like me. i want my audience to see that and understand that changing yourself for someone to like you in any way really isn’t necessary. surround yourself with people that like you for who you are and wanna be.

At just 17, the Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has won critical acclaim, millions of streams and legions of dedicated fans for one simple reason: she’s being herself. She’s just an authentic artist living in the moment, reflecting life back to the same people coming of age and navigating the drama of becoming an adult. With indie meets R&B bangers, Anna Sofia sings directly from the heart of the Gen Z experience.

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Mindchatter – “Night Goggles”

Mindchatter Releases New Cinematic Single “Night Goggles” On Mind of a Genius

Following Breakout Hits “Scared to Go Home” and “Language”

Listen to “Night Goggles” HERE Official Music Video Out July 15th

NY-based producer and vocalist Mindchatter has today released his next transportive single, “Night Goggles,” on Mind of a Genius – the label behind ZHU, Gallant and more. Following his latest breakout tracks “Scared to Go Home” and “Language,” Mindchatter continues to draw listeners in with his imaginative lyricism and transcendent melodies, creating a limitless world
with each polished production. “Night Goggles” is a dream-like journey imbued with soothing vocals and sophisticated instrumentals, further cementing the young artist as one to watch this year.

Listen to “Night Goggles” HERE.

Mindchatter on the inspiration behind the single: “Night Goggles is a metaphor for seeing the world through a completely different lens. At night, when I’m most creative, I sometimes recognize the transience of life and the triviality of my worries. It’s an incredibly liberating feeling and one that I hope many people experience – but it’s always fleeting, so I tried to bottle it up in a song.” 

As one of the latest signees to Mind of a Genius, Mindchatter has swept the live electronic scene in just under a year. In 2019 he took his enthralling show on tour with Parisian electro duo Polo & Pan, performing across sold-out venues like NY’s Terminal 5, Boston’s Royale, and Philly’s Underground Arts. With a handful of singles, he’s earned over 4 million streams to date and found support in tastemakers like BBC Radio’s Pete Tong. A sought-after remixer, this summer he’s put his signature spin on major records like Channel Tres’ “Weedman” and AMTRAC’s “Stratego.” 

Stay tuned for the official “Night Goggles” music video next week and forthcoming music from Mindchatter as he gears up to release his debut album on Mind of a Genius this fall. 

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