Posts tagged with "trap music"

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Notorious BigKlit

‘The epitome of an angry bird’360

Provocative rap sensation BigKlit has announced a special new edition of her infamous 2019 LP, KLITORIUS B.I.G. The album – which includes a number of previously deleted tracks – is available today via ROT$ WORLDWIDE/RECORDS/The Orchard. KLITORIUS B.I.G. features the return of such long-unavailable fan favorites as “FaceFuk,” available now at all DSPs; the track is joined by a companion video, premiering exclusively via YouTube. 

LISTEN TO “FACEFUK”

WATCH “FACEFUK”

With its snarling vocal delivery, intense production, and wildly audacious lyrics, KLITORIUS B.I.G. marks one of the first highlights of what has proven a truly incendiary run from BigKlit. The project was recorded soon after her arrival in New York City, informed by grit, heart, and an insatiable hunger to create something altogether original and her own. 

BigKlit will celebrate the return of KLITORIUS B.I.G. with a livestream release party tonight, June 26, at 8 pm ET. Presented by Brooklyn’s BABY TV, tickets for the event are available on a sliding scale HERE; ticket holders will receive a link and password 30 minutes before the start of the show. Fans purchasing tickets in the 30 minutes leading up to the performance will receive their info in their order confirmation email.

BigKlit made an auspicious debut with last year’s BIG KLITOIRUS EP, followed quickly by the full-length projects. The NYC-based artist quickly caused a worldwide sensation with her breakthrough hit, “Liar.” With its brazenly explicit lyrics and brutal, relentless beats, the track proved one of 2019’s most provocative hits, first blowing up on TikTok before ascending to multiple streaming charts around the world, reaching #1 on the US Viral 50 on two separate occasions. “Liar“ is joined by an age-restricted companion video streaming now via YouTube.

2020 kicked off with the premiere of PSYCHOSIS, a remarkable 30-minute short film directed by @pgdm. “PSYCHOSIS is a dark and dreary fever dream with apocalypse-level anxiety steady throughout,” raved PAPER. “Every song featured in the film hits listeners’ ears like a hallucinogen — they can be deeply disturbing, comforting (‘Beautiful’), or both at once…It’s the type of digi-gothic, post-genre art-making that BigKlit has come to be known for, and her fans are going absolutely nuts over it.”

Last month saw BigKlit teaming up with Universal Music Group/Caroline Distribution recording artist Trippie Redd on a new version of “Beautiful. The track arrived alongside a haunting music video and companion short film, hailed by PAPER as “a work of art that’s unpredictable at every turn…complete with everything you’d likely see in a twisted thriller: lightning, murder, out-of-body experiences and drugs, all with romantic yet eerie songwriting aimed at a subject unaware of their own beauty.” Audiofemme further praised the video and short film, noting that “Beautiful” “embodies the song’s duality with a macabre love story and BDSM imagery. It’s fitting, because shifting the balance of power has been her trademark as a woman in male-dominated rap. By blurring the edges of asserting control or losing it totally, BigKlit remains a provocative artist worth keeping an eye on.”

LISTEN TO “BEAUTIFUL”

WATCH “BEAUTIFUL (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)”

WATCH “BEAUTIFUL (SHORT FILM)”

This spring also saw the premiere of another propulsive single, “Boy Bye.” The rocket-fueled track is accompanied by a spectacular intergalactic sex domination romp of a video.

LISTEN TO “BOY BYE”

WATCH “BOY BYE”

BigKlit is also featured in the new NOISEY documentary, 6 HOURS WITH BIGKLIT, streaming now exclusively via VICE.

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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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DYAMOND DOLL – D.WADE

Meet Miami’s hottest newcomer in Hip-Hop, 27-year-old Dyamond Doll, is taking the Miami scene by storm and is one to watch.  Her first official single and video titled “D.Wade,” meant to be an uplifting anthem during these perilous times, has already won the approval of the subject himself, Dwyane Wade.  Dyamond is releasing the video alongside Miami legend Trina.

View video and listen to song here

View Dwyane Wade rocking to the song here

To help the community during the current Coronavirus crisis, and to coincide with the launch of the video, Dyamond, Trina and Dark Boys Records are giving away $1,000 to the winner of the dance challenge.  Moreso, with the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Dyamond, Trina and Dark Boys Records are also giving other participants $150 dollar gift cards to Costco, Walmart, Publix, and other stores to help fellow Miamians during this Coronavirus crisis to #giveback and #stayHome. Users should hashtag their videos #dyamondDWadeChallenge

For interview requests, please contact me. DWade commented on Dyamond Doll’s Instagram page loving the song (found in the release below) and DWade’s wife Gabriel Union has shared the song on Social Media, inspiring the DWade dance challenge.

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Blacc Zacc – Carolina Narco

Known as the “The Richest Rapper in South Carolina,” hip hop artist Blacc Zacc (South Coast Music Group/Interscope Records) is prepared to show the world exactly why that statement rings true. The Columbia, SC native has just announced the release of his debut album, Carolina Narco. The 11-track effort offers a seamless stream of hits, including the recently released title track, “Carolina Narco,” and its follow-up track, “Make A Sale.” With appearances from Moneybagg Yo, Yo Gotti, Stunna 4 Vegas and DaBaby, each song remains true to theme as the artists rap about hustling, money and the street life. Blacc Zacc showcases his lyrical agility and impressive technique as he works to provide each track with its own unique appeal; from the upbeat club sounds of “Coccy” ft. Stunna 4 Vegas to the more melodic “All Day.” The album features production by Young Kio, OG Parker, Romano and more. Listen to Carolina Narco HERE

In addition to his album release, Blacc Zacc is blessing fans with the release of his video, “Make A Sale” with Moneybagg Yo. Directed by Gabe Hostetler, the video details the artist’s narcotics operation as detectives remain on his chase. The video serves as the perfect follow-up to Blacc Zacc’s “Carolina Narco” visual, which ended in him smoothly evading arrest. You can watch the video for “Make A Sale” HERE

Blacc Zacc is one of Interscope Records newest signees, via South Coast Music Group; also home to Charlotte artist, DaBaby. Blacc Zacc has gained attention through several mixtapes, including, Trappin Like Zacc, which was released via Interscope Records in July 2019. He has positioned himself as an artist to watch through his music, stage performances and a slew of personable interviews. Blacc Zacc will be joining Moneybagg Yo on tour, which kicks off on March 13th at Limelight Nightclub in Indianapolis, IN. 

Blacc Zacc’s Carolina Narco eAlbum

Retail: http://smarturl.it/CarolinaNarcoBZ

“Make A Sale” Video: http://smarturl.it/MakeASaleVideo

Fetty Wap Announces New U.S. Tour

MULTI-PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST FETTY WAP ANNOUNCES 20-DATE U.S. THE KING ZOO TOUR

TO KICK OFF APRIL 7TH IN NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT & WRAP MAY 15TH IN NEW YORK CITY

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

OR VIA FETTYWAP.COM

TOUR DATES:
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | New Haven | Toad’s
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | Huntington | The Paramount
Thursday, April 9, 2020 | Montclair | The Wellmont Theater
Saturday, April 11, 2020 | Raleigh | The Ritz
Sunday, April 12, 2020 | Charlotte | The Fillmore
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | Atlanta | Buckhead Theater |
Sunday, April 19, 2020 | Houston | House of Blues
Monday, April 20, 2020 | Dallas | House of Blues
Thursday, April 23, 2020 | Los Angeles | Belasco Theater
Saturday, April 25, 2020 | San Francisco | The Fillmore
Sunday, April 26, 2020 | Santa Ana | Observatory
Monday, April 27, 2020 | Sacramento | Ace of Spades
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | Minneapolis | Varsity Theater
Thursday, May 7, 2020 | Chicago | House of Blues
Friday, May 8, 2020 | Indianapolis | Deluxe
Monday, May 11, 2020 | Detroit | St. Andrew’s Hall
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | Cleveland | House of Blues
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | Washington DC | The Fillmore
Thursday, May 14, 2020 | Philadelphia | TLA
Monday, May 18, 2020 | New York | Gramercy Theatre

LISTEN TO “FRESH N CLEAN” BY FETTY WAP HERE

ABOUT FETTY WAP
The New Jersey native first made his mark with diamond certified and debut single, “Trap Queen,” and was quickly catapulted to the top of the charts, earning him a number of platinum certifications, nominations and awards. Since then, Fetty has experienced success on a massive scale with “My Way,” “679,” “Again,” “Wake Up” and “RGF Island” all certified Platinum and debut album Fetty Wap 3X Platinum. Fetty Wap made history as the first artist to simultaneously chart his inaugural four entries in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot Rap Songs Chart. Other historic “firsts” include becoming the first artist since Eminem to land 3 songs in the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 and the first artist to take 3 spots on the Shazam Global 200 Chart. From there, Fetty was nominated for 11 Billboard Music Awards (winning Top New Artist), two GRAMMY Awards and an iHeart Radio Music Award.

KEEP UP WITH FETTY WAP:

instagram / facebook / twitter / youtube

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CITY GIRLS

The wait is over! Today Yung Miami and JT – together known as City Girls – release their first single together since JT was freed from prison: “You Tried It.” Listen HERE. The internet exploded when JT got out on October 8, 2019, with City Girls holding eight of the top 25 trending topics on twitter – not just trending but trending under eight different topics! (#2 JT FREE; #6 JT HOME; #11 JT IS FREE; #15 JT IS HOME; #16 Caresha; #19 Yung Miami; #20 JT OUT; #23 SO JT). 

Even with JT incarcerated, the girls have racked up 1.2 BILLION streams within two years, with City Girls’ hit records “Act Up” and “Twerk (feat Cardi B)” both RIAA Certified platinum. Separated after JT turned herself in for credit card fraud charges in July, 2018, the same day Drake’s “In My Feelings (featuring City Girls)” was released, Yung Miami has been holding it down: touring, performing, recording videos and features as City Girls. But last month JT was not only released, but Yung Miami pushed out her bundle of joy, Summer. Both got new chains: JT a ‘City Girls’ chain from Miami; Yung Miami a small fries chain celebrating her new small fry – and favorite food – from McDonalds  “YOU B**CHES IN TROUBLE!! MY B**CH [IS] HOME!” Yung Miami tweeted, announcing JT’s freedom. And on her first day out, City Girls released the record “First Day Out,” with JT citing “Stop with all the rumors, and tell your nigga I’m home / And it’s on / Period.” JT and Young Miami are uncensored, unapologetic, sharing a commitment to their hood roots and a bold insistence that the culture they come from shouldn’t stop them from getting a piece of the cash pie. One of the most provocative female hip-hop duos in years, JT and Yung Miami are trailblazers of the next generation of female who speak out as raw and confident — and with as much swagger as the boys.

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1More Speakers

1More shakes up the portable speaker market with bundled units.‘ – 360 MAGAZINE

By Vaughn Lowery


If you are in the marketplace for a portable Bluetooth speaker, then 1More is your choice. With impeccable sound quality and the ability to hang them around your student residence or apartment, this speaker system is the bang for your buck. You can purchase one speaker for $99 or 2 for $149.

If you listen to songs with heavy bass, then look no farther. The bundled, packaged audio system at high levels will last for approximately 4 to 6 hours before having to recharge. It’s like having a Bose and JBL Bluetooth system combined. Each loudspeaker has a tweeter and a subwoofer so when you pair the two, the sound quality is reminiscent of a small home theater, especially if you hang them diagonally apart with one being higher than the other.

Unquestionably one of the best in the industry, they store easily in small bags when you travel. Great for outdoor BBQs and you can hang on your bike or scooter so you can enjoy music while on a drive to the beach.

They charge relatively fast and are exceedingly durable. We found out this first-hand as the speakers would hop off our glass table or edge of a kitchen countertop. If they descend, the face will sometimes pop off in order to absorb impact. We recommend you hang speaks on a bait/hook or a doorknob to keep them intact.

By far one of the best products for people-on-the-move, attending college and/or residing in small urban spaces.

Buy NOW.

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NUE – DREAMCAST

Today, rapper NUE returns with new single “Dreamcast” produced by Lex Luger [Prod credits include Lil Yatchy, Quavo, Waka Flocka etc.]. True to his genre bending approach to hip-hop and  alternative twist to R&B, “Dreamcast” is the perfect vibe. In Nue’s words, “It’s what you put on when you’re lit at 2 AM and not ready for your night to be over. You just feel the energy — it hits right from the jump and keeps up throughout the song.”


ABOUT NUE

Nobody does brooding, moody, rap/R&B hybrid quite like Toronto, and NUE is the latest in a string of artists taking the “Toronto sound” and adding to its legacy with his own unique brand of the city’s greatest export. NUE made waves in 2017 with his critically-acclaimed mixtape, Iroquois and more recently with his latest EP U Met Me At A Strange Time. NUE just finished up the Canadian tour with Grammy-nominated hitmaker, Fetty Wap. His dark style and unpredictable social media has garnered Nue the attention of Hypebeast, PAPER, Noisey, Complex, The Fader, Pigeons and Planes, Earmilk, and more.    

KEEP UP WITH NUE:

instagram / twitter

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Megan Thee Stallion on The Tonight Show

Megan Thee Stallion coined (and copyrighted) #HotGirlSummer and last night on The Tonight Show, she and Jimmy Fallon ushered in Autumn with their original track “Hot Girl Fall.” Rap’s newest supergroup, Stalli & J.Fal, now owns the second most popular season (and matching orange velour jumpsuits). 


Megan’s standout single “Cash Shit” feat. DaBaby, from her breakout 2019 project Fever (300) continues its hot streak, reigning at #1 at urban radio. Watch the “Hot Girl Fall” video, Megan’s performance medley of “Hot Girl Summer” feat. Ty Dolla$ign and “Cash Shit” feat DaBaby below and catch Megan on the remaining dates of the Legendary Nights Tour and on BET’s Hip-Hop Awards next month, where she is nominated for 5 awards!

WATCH “HOT GIRL FALL” ON THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eusys1zx-KM


WATCH MEGAN THEE STALLION PERFORM “HOT GIRL SUMMER” FEAT TY DOLLA$IGN  AND “CASH SHIT” FEAT DABABY ON THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oxODeGu7gU


WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “HOT GIRL SUMMER”

http://youtu.be/FbcLcSY2au4


LISTEN TO FEVER

http://fever.ffm.to/megantheestallion

Love It!

Love It is an up-tempo, Hip-hop trap anthem for the ladies that will definitely have you up dancing and feeling yourself in the first 30 seconds! Rappers like Gunna and Lil Baby were Serayah’s inspiration for this record! 

Serayah on “Love It:”

“I appreciate the new social media epidemic, but with that comes a lot of flexing and fake attitudes. I walked in the studio and I told Jabari let’s make a song about “New Hollywood”. Let’s shine a light on how unimportant it is to acquire all the materialistic things and create a real purpose for what we do, after all the world is watching.”