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Fousheé Signs with RCA Records

Today, genre bending singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Fousheé announces she has signed with RCA Records. After garnering attention from the likes of SZA, Noname and more, and rising up the charts with her hit single “Deep End,” Fousheé first shared the news with her growing fanbase via Instagram. Click HERE to see her billboard announcement in Los Angeles.

On the signing, Chairman and CEO of RCA Records, Peter Edge says: “Fousheé is one of the brightest new voices with a clear creative vision and we are thrilled to welcome her to the RCA family. We look forward to helping her amplify her vision and reach new milestones together.”

Fousheé says: “I went with RCA because we speak the same music language. So many of who I’d consider to be the greats passed through there so I feel like I’m in good hands and it was important for me to still have creative control and a fair deal. I’m looking forward to pushing myself creatively. I want to create the soundtrack of this generation. “

Fousheé emerged this summer with the release of her track “Deep End” which garnered critical attention from the likes of FADER, OkayPlayer, Pigeons & Planes, 2DopeBoyz and more. Most recently Noisey included the track on their “Best R&B Songs of Summer 2020” list describing,”…a haunting voice…nestled comfortably on the production…At a time when so many of us were speechless [following George Floyd’s death], Fousheé found the words we wanted to say.”

Since then, the track has taken off hitting major milestones including reaching #5 on the Spotify Global Viral 50 chart, landing in Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits, Pop Rising, Hot Rhythmic playlists and Top Global 200 (sitting at #73), as well as #1 on the Global Shazam chart. The track has been streamed over 30 million times worldwide and currently sits at #1 on Apple Music’s Alt R&B playlist.

Internationally the track has made waves as well reaching Top 5 on the Top Daily Spotify charts in various Eastern European markets including #1 in Russia.

Fans first heard Fousheé’s pristine vocals on Sleepy Hallow’s “Deep End Freestyle” track, but she was not named as the vocalist. After the track took off, her mother and sister inspired her to come forward in a TikTok video, which now has over 6 million views and fans called for her to release a full version which she released in July along with the Blaxploitation film inspired visual directed by Zachary Sulak.

Check out the billboard announcing her signing, listen/watch “Deep End” and keep an eye out for more on Fousheé coming soon.

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About Fousheé:

Born and raised in New Jersey, Fousheé  grew up with music in the forefront her entire life. Her mother, who hails from Jamaica, got her start in music as the drummer for a female reggae band named PEP before moving to America and starting a family. During her early childhood, Fousheé was exposed to a variety of different sounds from her mother’s record collection including Bob Marley, Toni Braxton and Etta James who she now counts as influences along with artists she personally gravitated to over the years like Frank Ocean.

Writing her first song at age six and performing with different girl groups created with childhood friends throughout her formative years, Fousheé  always knew that she wanted to pursue a career in music seriously. Yet, she found herself following in the normal footsteps of a teenager and enrolling in college, while still working on music and performing at local café’s on the side. It wasn’t until she and her mom were involved serious car accident that forced her to drop out and help her mom recover from injuries that she fully realized how important her dreams were and that was the turning point.

After living in NYC and experiencing the music scene there, she set her sights on LA where she was embraced by the music community of creators and began to pursue her dream, honing her craft and learning to play the guitar most recently. Fast forward to 2020, little did Fousheé  know that her voice would become streamed by millions as the hook on Sleepy Hallow’s viral track “Deep End (Freestyle),” influencing her to reveal her identity as the vocalist in a TikTok video that now has nearly 6 million views. With a clear creative vision and the release of her own full version of “Deep End,” Fousheé  is ready to show the world who she is.

Bea Miller – wisdom teeth

Bea Miller has released her new song wisdom teeth today, her first new music of the year. On the lush new track, Miller meditates on the lost innocence of her childhood as she recalls a time when she was four years old, staring at herself in the mirror in her tutu during her dance recital. Over the bouncy synths, she sings, I used to be so happy/No matter what happened to me/But when they pulled my teeth out /Lost the wisest part.

Listen to wisdom teeth here and view the official video, which had its broadcast premiere on MTV Live and MTVU and was directed by Gina Gizella, here.

In tandem with today’s release, Bea Miller has also announced that her new EP, elated!, will be released on October 23. With elated!, Bea sought to make her most honest body of work yet and gets even more personal and political while remaining as ferocious as ever. The new EP will feature wisdom teeth and several new tracks. More details, including the EP’s track listing, will be revealed soon.

In addition to releasing new music, Bea will return to the stage next weekend performing from Los Angeles’Teragram Ballroom for Save Our Stages#SOSFEST, a three day virtual festival (Oct. 16-18) from YouTube Music and the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) to help save independent venues across the U.S. #SOSFEST will stream live on NIVA’s official YouTube channel here with Bea’s set simultaneously streaming on her YouTube Channel here

Declared a “force of nature” by Paper Magazine, Bea continues to demonstrate her maturity as both an artist and songwriter. While wisdom teeth is the first new music she’s released this year, her single feel something has become a massive streaming hit in 2020 with over 155 million streams since its release. Released in 2019, feel something has become a fan favorite on TikTok where the song has amassed over 3.4 billion video views and over 1.3 million video creations in part, thanks to the Euphoria Makeup Challenge.

ABOUT BEA MILLER: At only 21, Bea Miller has achieved impressive milestones including garnering over 2 billion streams to date. Paper Magazine included her in their Predictions: 100 People Taking Over 2019 and also named her one of 100 Women Revolutionizing Pop. Her 2019 single feel something has become a viral hit on TikTok nearly a year after its release and amassed almost 155 million streams worldwide to date. Her previous projects include aurora (2018) and the gold-selling single like that; three EPs released throughout 2017; and her 2015 debut LP, which charted top 10 on the Billboard 200 and featured two gold-selling hit singles. Miller has collaborated with NOTD on the global dance hit I WANNA KNOW, (which amassed over 239 million global streams on Spotify and nearly 20 million video views to date), and Jeremy Zucker on comethru.

Last year, she also teamed up with Jessie Reyez on FEELS LIKE HOME, 6lack on it’s not u it’s me and UK duo Snakehips NEVER GONNA LIKE YOU. In 2019, she also headlined her first tour, nice to meet u, selling out venues across North America. She made her festival debuts at Lollapalooza, Firefly, Outside Lands, Bumbershoot, Life is Beautiful and Austin City Limits among others. Bea wrapped up the year with a second successful headline tour, sunsets in outerspace, which not only hit venue across North American, but took her to Europe, making stops in London, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin.

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Tokyo's Revenge Press Image by Kevin Maya Used By 360 Magazine

Tokyo’s Revenge Q&A

By Sabrina Weiss

Under the alias Tokyo’s Revenge, this youthful rapper’s prestige supersedes his TikTok fame. The anonymous musician’s track “GOODMORNINGTOKYO” blew up on TikTok and topped music charts, but his raw talent and earnest personality translate beyond the app. With his new song and music video “GOTHAM” and new album 7VEN, Tokyo continues to maintain his unique style with anime and comic-book inspiration. 

With humility and honesty, Tokyo navigates his quick rise to fame with his friends, who double as his musical team, by his side. The young talent spoke equally as transparently about his previous struggles with homelessness, personal approach to mental health, and favorite flavor of Starbursts (pink). All the while, Tokyo giggled and challenged us to video game battles. Even beyond his musical talent, Tokyo’s personality gravitates listeners and a loyal following.

When did you begin your music career?

Well, I did some free-style rapping in high school a bit, but that was mostly to fit into different friend groups. Then, for awhile after high school, I was homeless and ended up couch hopping at different friends’ houses. At one point I stayed with some friends who were constantly making music but didn’t know how to engineer it. It was from these friends that I got the inspiration to learn how to engineer the music. At first, I just engineered their music. But, I only started posting my stuff on Soundcloud about two months into me learning how to mix music. I’m not sure why it took that amount of time, something just clicked at that point.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, you were on your As Good as Dead Tour. We saw all the love you give your fans, particularly when you surf the crowd and jump in the mosh pit with your listeners. What was your most memorable moment of the tour? 

Oh man there were a lot of good moments. One of the most memorable times would be when I had to lie to security about whether I was going to get in the crowd. If I were to say yes then they would chase me in there. They go in and grab me as quickly as they can when I tell them I’m going to crowd surf. But, lowkey, I hate when they do that. The crowd is where I get my energy from. So I lied so I could be in there with my fans for longer.

There is a Discord ping in your new song “Gotham.” Do you actually use the chat app?

Well, it’s funny you ask that because I have my Discord open right now. I am constantly in my Discord with thousands and thousands of my supporters. I’ll hop in there and play video games with everyone and chat with all of you. I was actually just in one right before this interview and my buddy knocked on my door and said, “Hey man, you’ve got that interview right now, hop off real quick.”

After you blew up on TikTok, we are all wondering what you will do next. How do you plan on maintaining long-term relevance?

By doing whatever I feel like. I learned early on that I am not striving to have fans and followers based on trends. I want fans, followers, and family who support me through any medium I choose because I feel like I am connected to them more than just musically. Whether it be through YouTube videos or making music, I just want to continue to be connected to my fans. My fans are one of my major support systems.

What made you decide to be anonymous?

The idea of no one really knowing about me and trying to figure me and my personality out through clues in my music, rather than social media, is really appealing to me. I am not super attached to social media because if you try to over present yourself through social media, then people won’t be into your art. I want my music to get my face out, not my social media. Some artists are more focused on being social media influencers rather than their art and I’m just the opposite. I don’t talk much about me, I just talk through my music and let my listeners figure me out.

Along the topic of the modern musician, what do you think the industry is missing right now?

Actually, I don’t think the music industry is missing anything right now. If anything, I think there is too much of everything. A little while ago, I had an epiphany and thought to myself, “The biggest problem we have right now is that we are overexposed to everything.” And I feel the same way about the music industry. 

Only two years ago, you were couch-hopping at friends’ houses and now you have quickly risen to fame. How have the struggles of homelessness made you successful in your career?

It taught me not to get comfortable, ever. Being homeless gave me this huge hunger to never stop doing something, because back then I wasn’t focused on music immediately. I was focused on finding a place to work and to sleep. But, if I was comfortable just living like that, then I would probably still be doing just that.

I always wanted to do something bigger and better than couch-crashing, bigger and better than finding a shitty apartment to stay in and just making enough money to survive. I wanted to level-up to a point that my friends and I can be comfortable forever, and that’s how I got here.

You’ve spoken honestly about your mental health in the past. What do you do to get your head right?

I wake up and take a super long, burning hot shower. And then I think of everything but music. I don’t try to force myself into the music. I wake up and remind myself that I am a regular person who came from one place to this place with my best friends. 

We all focus on each others’ mental health more than anything else, and the music is tied into that. I try not to think of music as a job, because it wasn’t a job to us prior it was an outlet for all of our feelings. We play Smash Bros, go out and do something, and then if we are in the zone to make music, then we make music. If not, then maybe tomorrow! There’s no pressure.

Surf Mesa x Somewhere

SURF MESA SHARES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR SOMEWHERE

RIAA Gold-Certified Hit ily (i love you baby) Accumulates Over 820 Million Combined Global Streams And Climbs To Top 10 At Top 40 Radio genre-blending wunderkind [Surf Mesa] has teamed up with Gus Dapperton to deliver yet another song-of-summer contender; Flaunt

View “Somewhere (ft. Gus Dapperton) Official Video Here.

Surf Mesa and Gus Dapperton are enjoying a ride in the country until a car crash sends them on a detour to purgatory in the official video for their single Somewhere. Their spirits are drawn to an isolated house and a mysterious woman played by model/actress Havana Liu who lures them inside. Director Dane Ray (Nathan Bajar, Quiet Luke, Delicate Steve) teams up with director of photography Jesse Bronstein to evoke sleek 80’s thriller films that mirror the track’s pulsating out-of-body essence, using double dolly shots to simulate ghost-like movement. The video, which PAPER premiered earlier today, was shot in the historic town of Stony Point, north of New York City, where centuries ago, the Battle of Stony Point proved to be a turning point in the Revolutionary War.

Combined global streams of Somewhere have surpassed 7 million. In its premiere of the song, Flaunt said, Astralwerks artist Surf Mesa is a fresh talent who’s well on his way to becoming a household name. With his latest offering, Somewhere, the genre-blending wunderkind has teamed up with Gus Dapperton to deliver yet another song-of-summer contender; LADYGUNN observed with a pulsating beat and ebbing and flowing ballads.

Somewhere is perfect for any occasion. CULTR noted, The melding of this duo’s creative minds has generated a warm, melodic vibe that categorizes this single in the feel-good genre. Somewhere is the follow-up to Surf Mesa’s Gold-certified hit ily (i love you baby) ft. Emilee, which has amassed over 820 million combined global streams and climbed to top 10 on the U.S. Top 40 radio chart. Refinery 29 praised the dreamy-pop stylings of ily (i love you baby) and placed the track on its Labor Day Weekend 2020 playlist. The song also found its way onto Rolling Stone’s Music At Home: Staycation. A lullaby best accompanied by the rocking of a hammock [an] earworm of a song.

Surf Mesa talks about ily (i love you baby), Somewhere and collaborating with Marshmello and Halsey on the remix of Be Kind, in this interview with The Knockturnal. Gus Dapperton has surpassed 165 million career streams and sold 25,000 album equivalents of his debut album, Where Polly People Go To Read. His new album, Orca, was released earlier this month on AWAL. He kicked off 2020 by joining BENEE on the global hit “Supalonely,” which has achieved over 400 million Spotify streams in the U.S. alone.

About Surf Mesa:

File under mellifluous; That’s how Los Angeles’ Powell Aguirre likes to think of the music he makes as Surf Mesa. It’s electronic, but full of organic texture. It’s rooted in dance, but sounds best by the light of the full moon. It’s sweet, but also thoughtful. In other words, as Surf puts it, music for good feels. That phrase certainly sums up his biggest hit to date, ily (i love you baby) featuring Emilee, a tropically tinged bop that was born on TikTok, but quickly conquered listening platforms around the world, amassing over 820 million combined streams to date, topping U.S. and Global Viral Charts, and debuting on Top 40 radio. Early press has included Rolling Stone, Billboard, HITS, Idolator, Soundazed and Fresh Music Freaks.

Though he’s only 20, Surf has logged an impressive number of hours honing his craft. He grew up in Sammamish, Washington, outside Seattle, where an older brother hooked him up with FL Studio when Surf was in third grade. The summer after his senior year, Surf broke his leg and was bedridden for months. Unexpectedly, that time stuck at home paid off in the form of an EP, titled bedroom, of course. When the cast came off, he wasted no time moving in with musician friends in Los Angeles.

Then one night scrolling TikTok, he came across Batesville, Arkansas’ Emilee Flood playing an acoustic cover of Frankie Valli’s 1967 hit Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. Captivated by her honeyed voice, Surf dropped the audio into his DAW and, within hours, had posted his remix on SoundCloud. Soon, label reps were blowing up his phone. He signed with Astralwerks.There’s no shortage of collaborations in the works, beginning with Surf’s remix of Marshmello and Halsey’s Be Kind and his new single, Somewhere ft. Gus Dapperton. While the electronic landscape evolves at a dizzying speed, Surf knows what he wants from his own music. He calls it electronic alternative; a style that balances digital textures with piano, guitar, and even acoustic drums, and focuses on songwriting as much as sick beats. It’s catchy. It’s chill. It’s mellifluous.

About Gus Dapperton:

If you’ve struggled with the many tentacles of depression and its ability to pull you under and away from family and friends from your entire world you’ll recognize that sentiment. It’s the opening line of First Aid, the lead song from Gus Dapperton’s new album Orca. Over spare acoustic guitar, miked so close that it sounds nestled in your ear, Gus delivers the line, and if you’ve followed the 23-year-old’s career from the bright and charming early singles and EPs to 2018’s full-length album Where Polly People Go to Read, you’ll recognize that the singer-songwriter-producer has entered new territory here. Since joining AWAL in 2018, Gus has achieved tremendous career growth. He has surpassed 165 million career streams and sold 25,000album equivalents of his debut album, Where Polly People Go To Read. His videos have amassed 30 million views on YouTube. A press darling, he’s had features in Pitchfork, Wonderland, SPIN, i-D, The New York Times, Vogue, Brooklyn Vegan and more. After selling out multiple global tours on the last album campaign, Gus is ready to once again take the world by storm, with his new album, Orca, released earlier this month. Gus kicked off the year by joining artist BENEE on her single “Supalonely,” debuting at #88 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Gus’ first appearance on the chart. It is exploding at DSPs, amassing 188 million streams in the U.S. alone, its growth propelled by a Tik Tok dance challenge, which has seen over 11 million videos created. Hitting the US Top 40 radio, it is quickly becoming a global success, with adds at BBC Radio 1 and Capital Super List (UK), NRJ (France + Norway), Puls and DLF Nova (Germany), Q Music and 3FM (Netherlands), and was the most added track at commercial radio in Australia.

About Astralwerks:

Established in 1993 in New York City, Astralwerks was the brainchild of Caroline Records staffers who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the nascent electronic and ambient scene. Now based at the historic Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, Astralwerks has emerged as a modern, artist-first label and the #1 market share leader for dance/electronic music in the U.S. Combining a scalable, independent and global-thinking ethos with the ability to tap into the resources of a major label has enabled Astralwerks to sign such artists as ILLENIUM, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, ZHU and Alesso. As a testament to its pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many others. The label has also released such massive singles as the 5x Platinum Happier by Marshmello + Bastille and FISHER’s Losing It.

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Londin Thompson releases a new song! Find out more at 360 MAGAZINE

Londin Thompson – Wish It Would Rain

Today, singer-songwriter Londin Thompson makes her formal debut with “Wish It Would Rain” on Republic Records.

In April, Londin shared a snippet of “Wish It Would Rain” on TikTok, and it sent fans into a frenzy. On the track, dreamy guitar bubbles beneath vivid lyrics such as “Got invited to a party. I don’t like what I’m wearing. I don’t feel like drinking” and “Wonder what my sister’s doing…I was going to call her, now it’s getting too late.” The chorus reflects a moment of longing for home as she launches a high-register bridge: “All these lonely people acting like they’re not, I can’t be the only one scared of getting lost.”

Each lyric brings you a little closer to Londin Thompson. With candid confessions and delicate details about her life, Londin welcomes you right into her heart with every song. For as unassumingly personal as the approach may be, her voice seamlessly stretches from gentle intonation into irresistible hooks.

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Doja Cat – Freak

Today, multi-platinum, chart topping rapper/singer/songwriter/producer Doja Cat officially releases “Freak” at all digital service providers via Kemosabe/RCA Records. The track, which Doja initially uploaded to her SoundCloud last year quickly became a viral sensation on TikTok with over 1.2 million original creations. With over 5 million streams on SoundCloud, she treats fans by releasing the full track across all platforms while she works on new music.

Earlier this week, Doja was announced as one of the first wave of performers for the VMAs which are set to air live on MTV on August 30th at 8pm EST/PST. Doja is also nominated for 3 awards: PUSH: Best New Artist “Song of the Year” for “Say So” and Best Direction for Hannah Lux Davis on “Say So.” The nominations mark Doja’s first major award show nods continuing her breakthrough year. Fans can vote HERE.

Born and raised in L.A., Doja Cat made her first upload to Soundcloud in 2013 at just 16-years-old. She developed a knack for music by studying piano and dance as a kid and listening to the likes of Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, Nicki Minaj, Drake, and more. Soon, she went from obsessing over Catwoman (the Halle Berry version) to “crate digging” on YouTube. The budding talent taught herself Logic and how to compose on a midi controller.

Signed to RCA during 2014, she has released her Purrr! EP followed with her debut album Amala in spring 2018, but it was her August 2018 release of “Mooo!” which catapulted her into the mainstream and was met with critical acclaim. With co-signs from Chance The Rapper, Katy Perry, Chris Brown and J.Cole among others.

2019 was a big year for Doja, proving she is a mainstay artist with the release of tracks like “Tia Tamera” ft. Rico Nasty and her breakout hit “Juicy” ft. Tyga which appears on her sophomore album Hot Pink, released in November. She made her late night debut performance of the track on Late Night with Seth Meyers. She was also named the iHeart Radio “On The Verge” artist, with “Juicy” reaching #1 on the Rhythm radio chart and top 10 at Urban. Hot Pink has received rave reviews in the press and continues to be recognized as her strongest work to date with nearly 2 billion streams and video views combined.

Live, Doja has played numerous festivals and live shows including Rap Caviar Live Miami, Posty Fest, Day n Vegas, Rolling Loud LA and will play Coachella, Rolling Loud Miami, Broccoli City Fest later this year.

2020 kicked off another amazing year for the hybrid artist with the success of her single “Say So” continuing to climb the charts. She has delivered electrifying performances of the track on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Voice and The Late Late Show with James Corden. The track is RIAA certified platinum, reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100,  #1 at Top 40 radio for 5 consecutive weeks, reached #1 at Rhythm radio, has over 180 million video views, and over 20 million Tik Tok videos created. The track has been streamed nearly 1 billion times worldwide. The follow up “Like That” ft. Gucci Mane is currently climbing the radio charts sitting inside the Top 20 at Top 40 radio and inside the Top 10 at Rhythm. Doja was also the first Vevo LIFT artist to be announced for 2020.

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MIMI WEBB SHARES NEW SINGLE “I’LL BREAK MY HEART AGAIN”

Mimi Webb – New Single

After gathering 4 million streams in under a few months, garnering success on Tik Tok, and receiving acclaim from Wonderland, Consequence of Sound and more, 19-year-old UK singer/songwriter Mimi Webb unveils a new single and music video entitled “I’ll Break My Heart Again.

Get it HERE via Epic Records.

Watch it HERE.

In the cinematic visual, she awakens in a bed set under a leaf-less tree. Rousing from slumber like a fairytale heroine, the camera follows her through wide open fields and past rolling hills as her vocal delivery also climbs behind stirring strings and soft piano. A stark confession envelopes the chorus, and her voice booms, “Being with somebody helps, but if I’m  honest with myself, I’ll break my heart again and tell him it’s the end.”  Ultimately, “I’ll Break My Heart Again” transmits a heartbreaking, yet glorious goodbye.

Flaunt Magazine exclusively premiered the video earlier today and spoke with Mimi about the song. Watch the video now HERE. About the single and video, Mimi commented, “Writing this song came from a really vulnerable place of admitting the truth of where your heart belongs. You know it’s not right or good for you, but you can no longer convince yourself to stay away from the person you’re still in love with— even though you have something good going with another. It took me a  long time to face it, but this song really helped me through that process.” The song arrives on the heels of her buzzing anthem “Before I Go.” The track caught fire on Tik Tok when platform superstar Charli D’Amelio utilized it in a video on her page followed by over 74.9 million fans. On Tik  Tok alone, it attracted 15 million-plus views, 5.7 million “likes,” 69.8K comments, and 13k shares. Simultaneously, “Before I Go” amassed over 3.3 million Spotify streams and 494K YouTube views on the music video.

Inciting tastemaker applause, Wonderland praised, “Webb’s distinctive  husky vocals and gut-wrenching lyricism.Meanwhile, Consequence of Sound raves that, Mimi Webb has an unassuming sense of style and a voice that hits like a belt of brandy.” Lyrical eloquence, graceful spirit, and a seismic vocal range position Mimi Webb for a major moment in 2020 as she releases her debut EP later this year.

Trump Banning Tik Tok

By Eamonn Burke

President Trump announced Friday night that he plans to ban the social media sensation TikTok, calling it a “severance” from the Chinese-owned app.

“As far as TikTok is concerned we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump told officials aboard his Air Force One flight in Tampa. “I can do it with an executive order or [emergency economic powers].”

This comes after TikTok has been accused of being a security threat from China, with whom tensions are currently high. ByteDance, the app’s parent company, has been accused of giving American users’ information to the country. Meanwhile, a Tik Tok spokesman assures that they are committed to their users’ privacy, saying that “TikTok US user data is stored in the US, with strict controls on employee access.”

The app could be saved from legal issues if the rumored acquisition by Microsoft comes to fruition. The two companies have had discussion and the deal is allegedly in the works, although Trump has voiced opposition to it.

The creators of Tik Tok have also reacted to the ban, and to the ongoing concern for data privacy on the app. One influencer, 18 year old Josh Richards is leaving the app due to the privacy issues after amassing more than 20 million followers on the app. He announces that he will transfer to rival app Triller instead, whose investors include Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, and fellow Tik Tok stars like Griffin Johnson and Noah Beck. Other stars are simply just saying goodbye to the app in recent posts.

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Moneybagg Yo Protect Da Brand

At the top of the year Memphis-bred rapper, Moneybagg Yo shared his highly anticipated album Time Served. The star-studded album features collaborations with artists such as Future, Da Baby, Lil Baby, Megan thee Stallion, Summer Walker, Fredo Bang and more. It went on to debut at #3 on the Billboard 200 Chart and garnered critical acclaim from Forbes, Hypebeast, Billboard and more.

Several tracks also amassed global recognition on Tik Tok as well as become certified gold by the RIAA and chart on Urban Radio. Time Served has gone to amass over a billion streams globally.

Today, Moneybagg Yo shares his visual album alongside a brand-new video for “Protect Da Brand ft. DaBaby.” On the track, which charted on the Billboard Hot 100, the southern superstars rap about defending what’s theirs, watch the video shot in Miami, FL match that same energy HERE.

TIME SERVED DELUXE VISUAL TRACK LIST:

23. U Played

24. Issa No (375 Flow)

25. 1, 2, 3

26. Me Vs Me

27. All Dat

28. Pistol By Da Bed

29. Boffum

30. Protect Da Brand

31. Cold Shoulder

32. Speak 4 Em

33. Match My Fly

34. Spin On Em

MASN Hate Me visual

MASN – “Hate Me”

MASN RELEASES THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “HATE ME!” DEBUT EP HOW TO KILL A ROCKSTAR DUE OUT THIS SUMMER

Artist on the rise MASN releases the music video for his latest track “Hate Me!” today via RCA Records. Watch
HERE. “Hate Me!” dropped last week and was featured on Billboard’s “10 Cool New Pop Songs To Get You Through The Week” and Ones To Watch “#NowWatching” playlist. This track also marks the first release off his debut EP How To Kill A Rockstar which is due out later this summer.

19-year-old Eagle Mountain, Utah native MASN exploded onto the scene last year when his hit single “Psycho!” dropped in January 2019. The track exploded online and had garnered over 99M combined audio and video streams worldwide and over 1.5M TikTok. 

Shortly after he released “Val!um” and earlier this year “Psycho!” feat. Trippie Redd which marked MASNs first release with RCA Records. Earlier this month, German DJs/Producers Topic & B-Case remixed “Psycho!” check it out HERE. MASNs expansive creative palette distills into a dreamy melting pot of lo-fi beatcraft, indie experimentation, hip-hop fluidity, and lush pop. He amplifies every side of himself within his songs and is looking forward to sharing his debut EP How To Kill A Rockstar which is due out later this summer.

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