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Nasty C – Zulu Man 

Global multi-platinum rapper, Nasty C, releases the high energy track and hot visual, “PALM TREES,” the latest single from his forthcoming and highly anticipated album, “ZULU MAN WITH SOME POWER” to be released via Def Jam Recordings on August 28. “ZULU MAN WITH SOME POWER” is available for fans to pre-save now.

Quoted by Billboard as “South Africa’s best bet for a mainstream crossover,” Nasty C has been delivering hit after hit with “PALM TREES” being the next single solidifying him as a global sensation.

In July, Nasty C teamed up with DJ Whoo Kid to put together a mixtape for fans around the world. The musical masterpiece titled, “ZULU” features the hit track, “They Don’t” includes his first-ever collaboration with Tip “T.I.” Harris for “They Don’t,” a powerful track created by the rappers in the wake of global unrest over rampant police brutality and racial injustice. On June 23, Nasty C and T.I.  joined Late Night with Seth Meyers for a virtual performance of the protest anthem. 

For nearly a decade, Nasty C (Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo) has had a singular focus: to push the boundaries of his own potential.  He has been pursuing his hip-hop dreams since childhood when, legend has it, he began rapping and learning to lay down tracks at age nine under the tutelage of his older brother.  At just fifteen years of age, Nasty released his debut mixtape, One Kid, A Thousand Coffins (2012).  He shot to stardom in 2014, with his boundary-breaking second mixtape, Price City, and “Juice Back,” a continent-wide instant classic smash.  The “Juice Back” remix featured Nigerian muso, Davido and South African rapper Cassper Nyovest. This early success won Nasty C the Best Freshman prize at the highly competitive South African Hip-Hop Awards.  

Nasty C’s popularity detonated with his 2016 debut album Bad Hair, which hit #1 on the iTunes local chart and was the country’s most-streamed album within 24 hours of release.  Its re-release, Bad Hair Extensions featured French Montana. The seminal album earned him Nasty C four Metro FM Music Awards, a South African Music Award and a BET Awards nomination. The momentum surged with Strings And Bling in 2018, named one of South Africa’s greatest hip-hop albums by such influential local outlets as TimesLive and IOL. Nasty C was the only South African nominated for a BET Hip- Hop Award in the Best International Flow category in 2019, and was also nominated for an MTV Europe Music Award that year.  Strings and Bling won him two South African Music Awards and two AFRIMMAs (All African Muzik Magazine Awards).

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Clark Atlanta University × T.I.

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) President George T. French Jr. is thinking outside the box when it comes to educating, enlightening and empowering CAU students.

The university is partnering with three-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, actor, producer, songwriter and entrepreneur Tip “T.I.” Harris to create an amazing experience for CAU undergraduate students this Fall.

“HBCUs have a vital role in our community and have managed to withstand even while being some of the most under-resourced institutions,” said T.I.  “Our national HBCUs continue to underscore the fact that we have always had to do more with less. I am excited to be partnering with Clark Atlanta University in my hometown – Atlanta.”

I applaud their innovative approach to ensuring their students are educated beyond the traditional textbook curriculum. I am honored to end my voice and unique experiences to the betterment of today’s young people and to do my part to lift the legacy of historical black colleges and universities across the nation,” T.I. said.

T.I. will be tag teaming with Presidential Leadership Scholar and hip-hop aficionado, Dr. Melva K. Williams on the “Business of Trap Music.”  Williams brought forward the concept as a way to expose the life, career, entrepreneurial success, experiences, and the like of national recording artist, T.I., to the HBCU community. Williams is a prominent figure in higher education and is a long-time educator, HBCU advocate, and co-founder for the Higher Education Leadership Foundation (H.E.L.F.).  She also serves as a Vice Chancellor for Southern University Shreveport and New Orleans.

“In higher education it is important that we challenge, empower and equip our students with the proper resources to excel,” said President George T. French Jr., “I believe the best way to do this is to understand their culture and create life-long experiences that will not only motivate our scholars but present them with opportunities to help them become globally competitive,” French said.

Trap Music is a sub-genre of hip-hop music and is a cultural phenomenon that involves a variety of art forms. The genre has been embraced worldwide, has been infused with other types of music and has become a part of everyday living. The effect of Trap Music is well known, but the business of Trap Music and its ability to enlighten and educate will be explored on the campus of Clark Atlanta University.

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T.I. and Tiny: Zonnique QxA

1. How does the influence of your parents’ careers shape your own visions and aspirations?

The making of my own new path and my parents have always been great examples of how to go about things in the industry. They are also both great examples when it’s come to molding myself and presenting myself a certain way. I definitely take after them a lot but I also enjoy it each and every day.

2. What has been the biggest challenge in your artistic career so far?

I would say my biggest challenge so far has been coming out of a group and going through the process of transitioning myself into a solo artist.

3. How did growing up in Atlanta with its huge T.V. and music scene impact where you are today?

I always feel like everything comes from Atlanta. We always set the trend for the culture and just growing up seeing so many legends come out of Atlanta was an inspiration to be a part of.

4. What were some of the major takeaways or skills you learned from working with Producer, J Reid?

I love working with J Reid! He’s always so welcoming and makes me comfortable working with him and expressing myself. As a result, he’s taught me a lot about how to collaborate with someone else and overall helped groom me into the artist I am today.

5. What is your favorite song you’ve worked on and what message does it send to the public?

My favorite song I’ve worked on would have to be the FTCU song I put out because it was just so fun to make! The message is honestly to just enjoy life and when your man is stressing you out, go out and live your best life.

6. Describe some of the struggles as well as the positive experiences that come with starring on “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle?”

The biggest struggle I would say is being under your parents’ shadow and everybody associating me as T.I. and Tiny’s daughter. However, it’s great to have memories with my family, and bringing light to my craft is always a plus.

7. As a new artist, who would you want to work with (male or female) and why?

I would like to work with so many artists, Rihanna Jhene Aiko, SZA, 6lack, and Eric Bellinger because I admire their work. They’re all so extremely creative.

8. What kind of content and which kind of audience do you see yourself approaching in the next 5 years? 

I’m mostly an R&N artist, so in about 5 years I would like to start approaching the pop world.

9. Now that you have released your double single, what are the next steps to promoting your songs?

When corona is all over, I’m going to shoot my videos for both songs. Hopefully, I can do both and I don’t think I’ll be able to do shows so I may just have to wait till next year to do that. On the bright side, I’ll definitely find creative ways to still go out and promote my music.

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VH1 T.I. and Tiny

Tune-in Tonight: VH1 T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle Live Viewing Party with Cast

What: VH1’s T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle Live Viewing Party:
Join the cast as they watch the new episode and react live to it during the breaks while answering questions from fans!

Who: The cast of VH1’s T.I. & Tiny Friends & Family Hustle: T.I., Tiny, Reginae, Toya, Zonnique, Monica, Letoya, and Tommi

Where: T.I.’s Facebook Page: Link: Here (https://www.facebook.com/TI/posts/10157283789657849)

When: Tonight (5/18) at 7:45 pm EST. The new episode of T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle airs tonight on VH1 at its new time 8 pm EST/PST.

PLS&TY x Sean Kingston New Track

VISIONARY DJ PLS&TY RELEASES NEW UPBEAT SINGLE “VERY SPECIAL” FT. SEAN KINGSTON

PLS&TY revolutionizes electronic dance music with “Island Pop” icon, Sean Kingston in his first single of the year.

Electronic dance music DJ and producer, PLS&TY teams up with pop-culture icon Sean Kingston for his first 2020 single, “Very Special” set to release February 7th, 2020 on all digital streaming platforms.

This track is the first of four singles included in his very first EP. It sets off his singles release chain and leads the way for the rest of his EP like a trailblazing fire. “Very Special” is an island-electro-hybrid that brings together the reminiscent vocals of Sean Kingston and the “summery vibe” mix, signature to PLS&TY.

“Very Special” circulates on the audience’s feeling of either remembering or creating very special memories. Sean Kingston’s vocals play a major role in this tropical vibe summer track that will definitely be a favorite of the year. The track is a perfect mashup of Future Bass and the island melodies that Sean Kingston never disappoints with.

PLS&TY: “I’ve simply been a fan of Sean Kingston ever since I heard “Beautiful Girls” on the radio years ago. His single “Take You There” is also one of my personal favorite records of all time. It came about via connecting over email and him enjoying the instrumental that we sent over. I see this song and EP as a true embodiment and showcasing of the PLS&TY brand as a whole — spreading ‘good vibes’ and a positive message, with a mantra rooted in ‘minding your manners’”.

Sean Kingston: “PLS&TY is a great artist and I really enjoy his feel-good music. I always do lively, happy music, and love it more than anything! It was fun to collaborate with an artist from a different genre with the same vibe and vision. This is for the fans!”

“Very Special ft Sean Kington” follows PLS&TY’s 2019 creation of an 8-minute long short film for his Run Wild / Feeling Forever double-single (collectively 20 million+ streams) that has been nominated at multiple international film festivals.

He also has had a busy festival season in 2019 of some 10 plus festivals including Shaky Beats, Breakaway, Electric Forest, EDC Vegas, and more. In this year, 2020 will see PLS&TY stepping into his own with the “Very Special EP,” amongst confirmed performances at the renowned Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and more.

Over the last year, Sean released “summer anthem” hit tracks such as “Peace of Mind” with Tory Lanez and Davido, and “How Many Times” with Afro Bros. Currently, he is busy preparing new music to be released including his EP “Made in Jamaica” in 2020. As an in-demand songwriter, Sean has also been working with stars including T.I., Wiz Khalifa, and Chris Brown.

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JACQUEES – KING OF R&B

Rising superstar and multi-platinum singer Jacquees will release his second full-length R&B album, King of R&B, today on Cash Money Records.

Get it HERE.

For the album, he attracted an A-list crop of collaborators, including Atlanta royalty T.I. who delivers an unforgettable verse on the aptly titled “King,Tory Lanez who lends his unmistakable vocals to “Risk It All.”  While Bluff City and Migos front-man Quavo appear on the heartfelt “All You Need.  Not to mention, the current single “Verify” boasts bars from Young Thug and Gunna. The latter amassed over 4.1 million Spotify streams and 6.9 million YouTube views to date in addition to receiving looks from Rolling StoneHypebeastRap-Up, and more.

Additionally, the visual for the next single off the album, “Fact or Fiction” premieres on both BET and MTV today. Beginning at 8am, the video will broadcast at the top of each video block on MTVU, MTV Live, BET Jams, and BET Soul as well as TRL’s Fresh Out Friday with Sway. Moreover, it also plays on the legendary Times Square ViacomBillboard at 12 noon and 5pm, taking over New York city in the process. Watch the video HERE

Jacquees’ single “You, from his debut album 4275 was Certified RIAA Platinum earlier this year.  The song also appeared on the Documentary Soundtrack for Before Anythang in addition to gracing the track-listing of Lost At Sea II—his recent collaborative project with Birdman. This is his second single to be certified by the RIAA following on the heels of the platinum “B.E.D.” In addition, he sold out shows coast to coast on his 4275 Tour.

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UTA REPS CHANCE THE RAPPER

UTA has announced its representation of Chance the Rapper in all areas and for worldwide bookings outside the US and Canada. UTA will work with Chance across his entire business, focusing on global touring, brand partnerships, acting, producing, licensing and synchronization, speaking engagements, books, charity work and more.


One of the leading voices in the pop culture landscape, Chance is a rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, producer, philanthropist and activist. Most recently, he released his highly anticipated debut studio album The Big Day in July 2019. The record launched at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, marking his highest-charting album to date. Three singles from the album, “Hot Shower” featuring MadeinTYO & DaBaby, “All Day Long” featuring John Legend, and “Do You Remember” featuring Death Cab for Cutie, all broke into the Billboard Top 100 singles chart. With his three new hits, Chance has charted 12 Hot 100 singles throughout his career.


Prior to The Big Day, Chance won three Grammy awards in 2017 for his third mixtape Coloring Book, including “Best Rap Album,” “Best New Artist” and “Best Rap Performance” for his single “No Problem.” The mixtape made history as the first time a streaming-only record won a Grammy. In the same year, he became the first unsigned artist to ever host and perform on Saturday Night Live. Chance first broke into the music industry in 2012 with his debut mixtape 10 Day and gained mainstream recognition in 2013 with the Acid Rap mixtape.

Throughout his career, he has collaborated with a diverse range of artists including Childish Gambino, Nicki Minaj, Erykah Badu, Justin Bieber, Megan Thee Stallion, Action Bronson, Madonna and Shawn Mendes, among others.


A celebrated arena and festival headliner, Chance has toplined Lollapalooza (Chicago and South America), Life is Beautiful, Sasquatch, LoveBox, and Summer Sonic. In 2016, Chance also produced his own festival Magnificent Coloring Day in his native Chicago. The sold-out festival, which took place at the White Sox’s Cellular One Field, set an attendance record at the park with over 47,000 attendees. The all-star lineup included performances by Kanye West and Legend as well as Alicia Keys, Common, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Skrillex, Tyler, The Creator, Lil Uzi Vert and Francis and the Lights. Global tour dates for 2020 are forthcoming.


Outside of his musical accomplishments, Chance is a rising player across film and television spaces. He recently voiced a character in the 2019 live-action reboot of The Lion King. Other acting credits include the crime comedy Slice; the Cartoon Network movie Steven Universe: The Movie, which he also executive produced; and several short films. Additionally, he served as an executive producer on the basketball documentary Shot in the Dark alongside NBA superstar Dwayne Wade. Next up, he will serve as a judge and executive producer on the unscripted Netflix series Rhythm + Flow, also starring Cardi B and T.I.

Chance is a humanitarian in his hometown of Chicago. He founded SocialWorks, a charity aiming to create programs to empower and educate youth. Its focus on education, mental health, homelessness, and performing and literary arts directly affects thousands of youth yearly. Chance has donated two million dollars to Chicago Public Schools and mental wellness access, and through SocialWorks has raised over seven million dollars for Chicago’s Youth.

OMB PEEZY DROPS MUSIC VIDEO

OMB PEEZY DROPS MUSIC VIDEO
Mixtape Ft. G-Eazy, Lil Durk, Sada Baby, T.I. & Boosie Badazz Out Now
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OMB Peezy just dropped his latest mixtape, Preacher to the Streets, with guest appearances from G-Eazy, Boosie Badazz, Lil Durk, Sada Baby and more via 300 Entertainment and E-40’s Sick Wid It Records. Now the Alabama native also blessed fans with his “Where I Come From,” the latest visual release from his star-studded mixtape.
Be sure to take a look at “Where I Come From” and check out Peezy’s new series Hood Essentials.
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VIDEO – WHERE I COME FROM: http://youtu.be/rFpaO_p8iII
MIXTAPE – PREACHER TO THE STREETS: http://ombpeezy.ffm.to/ptts
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CRITICAL PRAISE:
Peezy’s music blends the funk of the Bay with the rawness of the Deep South”  ~Pitchfork
OMB Peezy is tough but melodic, with a youthfully urgent voice and production that’s indebted to Louisiana and California.” ~New York Times
This kid from Alabama is the future of rap.” ~The FADER

 

T.I. Launches Tech Cypha

This February, Hip-Hop Entrepreneurs are making black history by advancing the technology industry. Clifford Harris Jr, known as “T.I.,” launches a new syndicated investment vehicle called Tech Cypha with business partner Jason Geter and Brandon “BL” Lewis; son of late great boxing promoter and entrepreneur Butch Lewis. Leveraging technologies such as Airbnb, Lyft and Lime through the eyes of hip-hop culture, the team also launched a Los Angeles-based entertainment startup called Culture Genesis. Together, the new collaborative investment strategy allows high-net-worth individuals to participate in trending tech startup deals.

The strategy evolved when Geter and Harris made their first investment 12 years ago into a company called Streetcred.com, a site that allowed fans to go online and share opinions about street culture. While that first deal didn’t work out, Geter and Harris maintained interest in the technology and startup scene to create opportunities for their networks and promote new businesses.

“We learned a lot,” says Harris. “Now, we know where our demographic is.”

For Geter, that demographic is taking advantage of Atlanta’s surging position as a cultural and technological mecca in the United States. Indeed, Atlanta-area startups raised roughly $1.15 billion in 2018, a record for the region, according to data from PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association.

“Being in the city of Atlanta and with Georgia Tech producing so much talent, and coming from us being within the hip-hop culture, which is always influencing and promoting things, we saw an opportunity,” says Geter. “In the past, we were always looking through the glass window and looking at ways we can participate earlier. And that’s by coming together to pool our resources so we can invest more.”

Through informed mentorship programs and partnerships, Tech Cypha will include using influencers in various fields. Currently, the syndicate includes Lil Duval, Killer Mike, Tamika ‘Tiny’ Harris, Tai Green, Korey Roberson, Stephanie Shirley, and BJ Kerr among others. As an industry leader, Lewis is known for his talent in branding, marketing and partnership deals.

“Often times, we drive technology like social media and apps, but we are never apart of the ownership,” Lewis continues, “Tech Cypha is going to be an investment vehicle looking for promising, early and late-stage startups to invest capital in, assist with marketing and give branding directions. It’s our way of bridging the gap between the culture and technology.”

WATCH THE DUCK announces summer tour

Photo Credit: Evan Tetreault, courtesy of Interscope Records

Los Angeles, CA – July 19, 2018 – Singer – Songwriter & Producer duo, WATCH THE DUCK (i am OTHER/Interscope Records) will be embarking on a multi-city Sunsets & Slow Grind tour this summer. Kicking off in Dallas, Texas on July 20, the tour will also feature Rico Davis, Andreaevolves and a host of special guests. Check out the official tour video HERE.

“We wanted to create a kickback for people who work every day, people who are friends in real life, people who are actively trying to figure their sh*t out. We just want to create a place where people can let loose to good music,” says the duo.

Comprised of friends Eddie Smith III and Jesse Rankins, the group hails from Montgomery, Alabama. After building their name behind-the-scenes as producers, the group launched a career as artists in their own right. WATCH THE DUCK has consistently delivered through solo projects, featuring some of music’s biggest names, including: T.I., ScHoolboy Q, Afrojack and Steve Aoki. Currently under the guidance of Pharrell Williams, WATCH THE DUCK recently released their self-produced debut album, Delayed Adulthood under the duo’s newly created imprint called Children Need Exercise. It features their first single “There You Are.”

For more information on the Sunsets & Slow Grind tour, please visit: www.watchtheduck.com

Tour Dates:

Date                City                                         Venue

7/20                 Fort Worth, TX                        Shipping & Receiving Bar

7/21                 Houston, TX                            Axelrad

7/22                 Austin, TX                               Ethics Music Lounge

7/25                 New Orleans, LA                    The Drifter Hotel (Poolside)

7/27                 Montgomery, AL                     B.B. King’s at Wind Creek Casino (Poolside)

7/28                 Atlanta, GA                             Space 2, The Sound Table

7/29                 Miami, FL                                SOHO Beach House

8/1                   Chapel Hill                               Local 506 Music Bar

8/2                   Washington, D.C.                   Songbyrd Music House

8/5                   Philadelphia, PA                     Everybody Hits

8/6                   Boston, MA                             The Middle East

8/7                   Brooklyn, NY                           Friends and Lovers

WATCH THE DUCK’s Delayed Adulthood eAlbum

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