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Finn Askew – Tokyo

Finn Askew will release his debut EP, Tokyo, on November 5 via Capitol Records. As the pre-order for the six-track set launched, the 20-year-old UK artist shared the title track. Delivered in his signature thumping trap-rock style, “Tokyo” tells the story of a high maintenance, emotionally distant woman. Download/stream HERE. Watch this visualizer HERE.

“Like many of my songs, I came up with the title ‘Tokyo’ before I’d even written it,” explains Finn Askew. “The main lyric being ‘she’s in tokyo again’ ߝ in reality, I’m talking about a girl who’s disconnected from the world, she’s out of touch.”

Askew, a VEVO DSCVR Artist to Watch 2021, will be touring the UK with Mimi Webb this fall. He’ll play his first headline show on November 10 at London’s Courtyard Theatre. Fans who pre-order his new EP will instantly receive “Tokyo” plus the blistering trio of singles he’s released in recent months: “Adidas,” “Paranoia” and “Cherry Bomb.” See below for track listing.

“This EP is really delving into who I am as an artist,” says Askew, whose songs have amassed over 142 million combined global streams to date. “I feel like with the first EP I wanted to show people that I can really do any genre! You can’t really go back once you cement your sound. So this EP is the start of Finn Askew.”

Praise for “Adidas”

Including “Adidas” as one of its “R&B/Hip-Hop Fresh Picks,” Billboard said, “Finn Askew’s new, guitar-anchored song is super catchy, and that’s how he likes it.”Rolling Stone AU noted, “‘Adidas’ is a slick undertaking of smart pop-rock, with powerful guitar riffs and a hook-heavy chorus highlighting his musical versatility.” Acid Stag observed, “Finn Askew continues to show why he’s considered one of the most promising artists going around with his ridiculously catchy new single ‘Adidas.'” View the official video for “Adidas” HERE.

Track Listing

1.Tokyo

2.Adidas

3.Paranoia

4.Cherry Bomb

5.Grey

6.Daffodil

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Tay Money – The Assignment

Tay Money flexes on a fiery new track entitled “The Assignment”. Fueled by a skittering bounce, Tay eases into her confident and charismatic bars with an announcement, “I understood the assignment”. Ahead of its release, the track has already made its rounds on TikTok with over 280K videos and climbing. 

“The Assignment” is available now at all digital retailers. Listen HERE.

Tay Money upholds her red-hot streak this summer. In July, she made her U.S. major festival debut with a standout set at Rolling Loud Miami, bringing the crowd to its feet. “The Assignment” arrives on the heels of a string of summer anthems including tracks “Shake” and “Asthma Pump” which both feature the unfiltered lyrics and attitude that have made the Dallas artist one to watch. Having been featured on the digital cover of ELEVATOR, and hailed by FLAUNT as “one of the hardest female rappers of our generation,” Tay’s in the midst of a hot streak that stretches back to the release of Blockedt. She made that EP with heavyweights like Derrick Milano (a co-writer on Megan Thee Stallion’s “Hot Girl Summer”) and Bankroll Got It (producers of hits like “DO DAT” by Stunna 4 Vegas featuring DaBaby & Lil Baby)—collaborations that fed into the boundary-pushing energy of her tracks since. “Shake” showcases an exciting new side of Tay’s style, highlighting her ability to craft emotionally stirring songs while still sticking to her favorite topic―flaunting her assets.

About Tay Money

In just over two years, Tay Money, the Athens-born, Dallas-based rapper has racked up millions of views and streams thanks to her witty punchlines and unique musical approach. Her debut song, “Na Na” marked the beginning of her career as an artist and set the tone for the originality that she would bring to the rest of her records to come. Within months of her first release, she was selling out shows in Dallas and had gained a cult-like following among her listeners (now dubbed Tay Army). 

With her bouncy trap beats, unmistakable Texas twang, and unapologetically catchy rhymes, Tay began to reach commercial success with her breakout song “Trapper’s Delight” in 2018. With what was originally a risky move to expand her music outside the limits of her hometown of Dallas, the video for “Trapper’s Delight” amassed over 1.1 million views in under two months. Since then, she’s continued to release many more viral hits including “Bussin” (11 million YouTube views), “Bussin 2.0” with Saweetie (7 million YouTube views), and “Brat” featuring Mulatto, two of which are on her recently released EP, Blockedt. The widely acclaimed project led to many defining moments for Tay, landing spots on coveted playlists including Spotify’s New Music Friday, Feelin Myself, and Release Radar as well as Apple Music’s The Plug and New In Hip Hop. The project also received praise from FLAUNT who hailed her as “one of the biggest women rappers in Texas”, SPIN who noted that she was “one of the biggest women rappers in Texas”, and ELEVATOR who named her their February cover star. Now, with the cosigns of some of the biggest up-and-coming female rappers, and having surpassed the milestone of over 100 million U.S. streams, Tay plans to build on her momentum with her forthcoming EP.

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Tokischa × Rosalia – Linda

Tokischa and Rosalia’s new hit single “Linda,” has been trending, with the music video becoming #1 in the world. Here’s what people are writing. 

Mitu said, “Tokischa & Rosalía’s Worlds Collide in a flirty and fierce club banger. “A hard-hitting [but] vibrant and bouncy new single… dropped [with] a stylish music video filmed in the Dominican Republic” wrote Complex. “To no one’s surprise, it’s an absolute bop from start to finish that showcases the talent of both women while delivering something fresh and an equally noteworthy sound” raved Remezcla. Consequence stated, “The Spanish superstar and polarizing Dominican up-and-comer… deliver a snappy, sexy number…  and steamy music video…that’s as uncompromising as the musicians themselves.”

“Rosalía and Tokischa vindicate ‘uncomfortable’ feminism in their new song, Linda,”  El Mundo stated. 

Many more publications have been speaking very highly of this dance banger. You can find the song HERE and watch the music video HERE

About Tokischa

Tokischa is a rising talent who deconstructs the perceptions and norms surrounding women’s roles. Her style is raw, authentic trap that few artists dare to pursue. In her world, there is no fear of showing society what she does, what she likes and who she is. She promotes a way of life that’s free from hypocrisy and gender stereotypes. Her vocal tone is instantly identifiable and is another major factor in making her songs distinctive. 

About Rosalia

Rosalia is a Grammy & Eight-Time Latin Grammy Winner who has quickly “leapt to the forefront of the global pop landscape” on the strength of her innovative musical fusions and distinctive style.  She has repeatedly shattered barriers for both female and Spanish language artists, while being widely hailed as: “a complicated geniusreflecting femininity and strength… a new generation leader… making Flamenco a global phenomenon… while becoming Earth’s Most Exciting Pop Star.” With the May 2018 release of Rosalía’s innovative breakthrough single “Malamente (Cap.1: Augurio)”-and the fall arrival of her landmark album “El Mal Querer,” fans worldwide quickly embraced Rosalía’s phenomenal vocal capability meshed with her now fully realized fusion of classic Flamenco and other timeless music styles of Spain, with R&B, hip-hop, contemporary Latin-American rhythms and electronic beats. Coupled with Rosalía’s strong influences from industrial visual arts, female empowerment, fashion and choreography, it became clear to critics that: “El Mal Querer is a boundary-breaking modern masterpiece… that has resonated like a shockwave… it stands out from virtually everything else on the global pop landscape.” As a result of the album’s long-running impact, and additional 2019 singles that followed, Rosalia garnered a GRAMMY Award, standout GRAMMY performance, the historic first-ever Best New Artist Grammy nomination for a Spanish Language artist, and eight Latin Grammys, including Album of the Year. Additional acclaim has included two MTV VMA’s, multiple magazine covers-including the annual Sunday New York Times Magazine’s special Culture Cover, highly praised Coachella and Lollapalooza festival appearances, the most watched global YouTube video of 2019 for a female artist, and “Best Music of the Decade” picks from Rolling Stone, Billboard, GQ, The LA Times, Pitchfork and more. While Rosalía has spent a large majority of the last year immersed in the creative process of writing and recording her eagerly-awaited next album, she also finalized landmark brand partnerships with Nike and MAC’s “Viva Glam” campaign, lead the field of LATIN GRAMMY winners for the second year in a row, joined Travis Scott, Bad Bunny, the Weeknd and Billie Eilish all on massive streaming collaborative tracks, and became the first-ever all-Spanish language music artist to grace the cover of VOGUE in the United States, with the unveiling of the January 2021 “Vogue Values” issue, photographed by Annie Leibovitz. Now, Rolling Stone has already declared her upcoming next full-length release as “One of the Most Anticipated Albums of the Year.”

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Casper Bluff × Coca Vango – My Shawty

CASPER BLUFF UNLEASHES MY SHAWTY FEATURING COCA VANGO OFFICIAL VIDEO PREMIERES ON BET JAMS 

Radio Add Date August 23rd

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Casper Bluff and Coca Vango deliver a hybrid melodic trap-love song with their My Shawty, effort – Hip Hop DX

Atlanta’s own rapper Casper Bluff releases the official video to his rhythmic banger My Shawty featuring Coca Vango via Cash Money Records/ AweSomLife Entertainment. The video made its broadcast premiere via Bet Jams earlier today and earned a slot on the channel’s Fresh Face Friday lineup. Watch HERE

The official video, directed by Gerard Victor, brings the infectious track, with magnetic melodies, to life as the emerging rap star showcases his signature street style. With his latest offering underscoring the significant layers of his artistry, “My Shawty” strikes a match of anticipation to all that the Bluff-born artist has in store for fans and growing followers next. 

Check out the video now and stay tuned for more from Casper Bluff.

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About Cash Money Records

Since 1991, Brothers Bryan Birdman Williams aka Baby and Ronald Slim Williams have built Cash Money Records into a legendary force in the music industry. Through tireless devotion and an unparalleled work ethic, the duo founded the legendary label in the New Orleans housing projects and elevated it into a multi-million-dollar empire and cultural tastemaker. Not only is the company revered as an iconic and enduring global street brand, it’s become the most successful independent record label in America, boasting a bevy of chart-dominating, multi-platinum artists and Grammy Award winners and cumulative sales over 100 million albums worldwide the roster includes Jacquees, Blueface, Deemic, Juvenile and more. The label also houses Lil Wayne’s imprint Young Money Entertainment (Drake and Nicki Minaj) as well as a publishing arm Cash Money Content. Cash Money Records is distributed by Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company.

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$UICIDEBOY$ Announce Second Tour Date

Due to popular demand, $UICIDEBOY$ have announced a second date of their widely popular Grey Day Tour at Shrine LA Outdoors on Sunday, November 7. Saturday, November 6 is sold out. Tickets for Sunday, November 7 go on sale this Thursday, August 5 at 10 AM via AXS.com.

Grey Day was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic after selling over 150,000 tickets and selling out nearly every show in 2019. This year, on the heels of their new album Long Term Effects of SUFFERING, the BOY$ are back with a vengeance as they set out on a 33-stop North American tour with G59-signees Germ, Shakewell, Ramirez, CHETTA, and Night Lovell. Also supporting the G59 roster will be hardcore punk act Turnstile as well as hip-hop staples Chief Keef and slowthai.

Don’t miss your chance to see $UICIDEBOY$ at Shrine LA Outdoors on Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7. Shrine LA Outdoors is located at 700 W. 32nd Street. Los Angeles, CA 90007.

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Rising Hyperpop Artist midwxst New Song – Made It Back

Midwxst, born Edgar Sarratt III, shares the new song and video “Made It Back” via Geffen Records. Directed by Elan Bia / No Soap, the visual is a cinematic sci-fi thriller that merges animations with surrealism for the perfect counterpart to midwxst’s glitched out, genre-crossing sound. The song follows the previously-released single “Ruthless” and his Summer03 EP released earlier this year.

Midwxst is the next generation’s ideal superstar. He’s a cutting-edge artist from the oft-overlooked state of Indiana, a genre-defier combining hyperpop and digicore with hip-hop alongside candid lyrics that reveal he isn’t afraid to let his true feelings show. Midwxst shares, “A lot of people expected me to be a trapper, rapping about guns and all the generic mainstream stuff. When I talk about how your own mental health and emotions can be the most dangerous thing you possess, especially as a teenager or young adult, people get such a different vibe from me and that’s what I strive for.” Midwxst will be performing at Overcast N Friends on October 9th and Day N Vegas Festival November 12th — 14th.

Listen to and watch “Made It Back” above and stay tuned for more from midwxst coming soon.

Tour Dates:

10/9 — Philadelphia, PA @ Overcast N Friends

11/12-14 — Las Vegas, NV @ Day N Vegas

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Aidan Bissett – So High

AIDAN BISSETT SHARES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO, SO HIGH

Combined Global Streams Of Bissett’s First Four Singles Near 11 Million

Meet the newcomer we love that you need to know, Aidan Bissett – Wonderland

View Official Video For So High HERE

Aidan Bissett is back with an infectious new summer bop, Stay High. As a relationship ends, he yearns for a carefree escape, I don’t wanna feel I just want to fly, We can party all night all night. Download / stream So High HERE. After teasing the song on TikTok and Instagram last week, he shared the official video today. Directed by Dillon Matthew (Conan Gray), the clip finds Bissett high atop a cliff, overlooking the ocean. Alone and unobserved, he performs the song with abandon, exulting in the summer sun and a sense of freedom. View the video HERE.

Following the release of the official video for Bissett’s More Than Friends earlier this month, streams of the track spiked, hitting five million on Spotify alone. Wonderland said, Meet the newcomer we love that you need to know, if you’re not one of the 8 million fans he already has. Aidan Bissett in this New Noise feature, which praised his combination of smooth and soulful beats with meaningful words and true to real-life experiences. More Than Friends was included in BuzzFeed’s recent round-up of 62 Songs You’ve Definitely Listened To At Least 15 Seconds Of On TikTok This Year, underscoring how ubiquitous the track has become since its release last November.

Just a year ago, Bissett released his first single, Different, which immediately gained traction online. As he amassed a sizable following on TikTok, he next put out Worst Girls of All Time, an anti-love-song spiked with moody guitar riffs that landed on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist, and More Than Friends. Written, recorded, and produced entirely by Bissett, the songs earned him major buzz and landed the 18-year-old a deal with Capitol Records before he had even graduated from high school. Combined global streams of Bissett’s first three tracks and his Capitol debut single, Communication, are nearing 11 million.

Born in Florida, Bissett was raised on classic rock bands like Led Zeppelin and AC/DC. He moved to Oregon with his family when he was five and started playing electric guitar in second grade. By the time his family moved back to Florida, he was a teen. Enamored with indie rock, he began teaching himself to produce his own music. Channeling the pressures, anxieties and wildly heightened emotions of adolescence into songs, Bissett has forged a high-energy breed of indie-pop built on his shimmering guitar work, heart-on-sleeve sincerity and self-effacing humor.

For more information on Aidan Bissett visit Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook, YouTube and website.

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Michael Vincent Waller × Valee × Lex Luger – 4Fit

COMPOSER MICHAEL VINCENT WALLER RELEASES NEW SINGLE: 4FIT FEATURING VALEE, CO-PRODUCED BY LEX LUGER

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A sui generis collaboration [MVW and Lex Luger] have unlocked a bridge between their two worlds – NYS Music

one of the more unique cuts…heard in awhile – Elevator

a unique blend of styles – HotNewHipHop

Contemporary composer Michael Vincent Waller (MVW) teams up with trap producer extraordinaire Lex Luger and Chicago’s Valee on 4Fit, a new song that blends minimalist classical compositions and ominous strings with the hypnotic hard-hitting textures of trap to create a fresh new sound. Chicago rapper Valee lends his signature laid-back vocals with luxurious raps about foreign cars and expensive fashion. 4Fit is the third single from upcoming Classic$ releasing this Fall.

MVW explains, My core intention on Classic$ is to get classical music into hip-hop without dissolving either. It’s about allowing the production and samples to breathe organically.

4Fit follows Classic$ second single Still Do described as one of the more unique cuts heard in awhile by Elevator while HotNewHipHop confirmed that it is a unique blend of styles. Still Do gained airplay on SiriusXM’s Shade 45 program The Drive and 4Fit was selected for the Play dat Back section of the show. Lead single from the project Survey Says is an energetic track that celebrates the pride and joy of unity and self-love featuring vocals from Shanique Marie of Jamaican collective Equiknoxx. MVW was recruited by Shanique to produce, arrange and layer strings on her song Ballad from her latest album Gigi’s House. Wire Magazine said the stand-out track had hard beats with beautifully creamy arrangements and is a sublime highlight from the project.

LISTEN STILL DO

LISTEN SURVEY SAYS

Classic$ is the first hip-hop release from Michael Vincent Waller after three classical albums distributed by classical labels Unseen Worlds, Recital and XI Records. His 2019 album Moments was revered as absolutely sparkling (Exclaim!). Meanwhile Pitchfork raves that every note and gesture on ‘Moments’ seems to be deeply felt and philosophically weighed before a hand touches a piano key or lifts a mallet.

Michael’s music has filled venues including Carnegie Hall, ISSUE Project Room, Roulette, Palais de Tokyo Museum, and SXSW brought to life by soloists and ensembles a la R. Andrew Lee, Stephanie Ginsburg, Dante Boon, the S.E.M. Ensemble, and Ensemble Dedalus. He collaborates with musicians and producers across multiple genres including critically-acclaimed electronic musician Jlin. In 2020 he was named New Artist Of The Month by Musical America Worldwide.

Connect with MVW via their website, Instagram and Twitter

About MVW

Michael Vincent Waller uncovers the nexus of classical music and hip-hop on Classic$ [AWAL], his 2021 debut EP as MVW. Like a string quartet beaming chamber music out of the trap, the project integrates elite beat-craft, bulletproof bars, and classical composition into an inimitable and irresistible hybrid.

We’re not simply trying to add orchestral heavy strings, explains MVW. Instead, we’re relying on dark and episodic chamberal moments, which fit naturally. I hope people are like, ‘I didn’t know classical music could be so funky. I can’t believe trap is so sensuous and beautiful.’

A composer from New York City, his classical music has been described as lyrical and introspective, drawing inspiration from impressionism, post-minimalism and world music. In 2015, he unveiled his debut album The South Shore on XI Records, the label founded by composer Phill Niblock. 2017’s Trajectories gained traction on streaming services as Lines eclipsed 348K Spotify streams. Two years later, Moments garnered widespread tastemaker praise from the likes of WIRE Magazine and Pitchfork. The albums have generated nearly 1 million total streams across his solo catalog.

On Classic$, he recruited multi-platinum producer Lex Luger [Waka Flocka Flame, Kanye West, Rick Ross]. Luger was drawn to Michael’s classical music and the two unlocked immediate creative chemistry. They’ve produced multiple songs for the project and have built a foundation for unparalleled innovation. I want to take the same attention to detail associated with classical and chamber music and apply it to one of the most viable, listenable, and casual genres, i.e. trap, explains MVW. It’s got freshness and energy, but there are a whole bunch of nuances and details you don’t typically hear in modern rap. I’m trying to take the best of both worlds.

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LMB DG UNVEILS OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO – PULL UP

Today, LMB DG shared the official video for his breakthrough hit “Pull Up.” Charged with a raw, ominous energy, the clip captures the sense of foreboding that hangs over those who ride the streets of Los Angeles at night and offers up an unexpected plea for grace. View the video, which was directed by Picture Perfect (A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, French Montana, Cardi B), here.

Released in late 2020, “Pull Up” went viral after a friend of DG’s shared the swaggering song to his 530,000 TikTok followers. By early 2021, DG had signed a record deal. Combined global streams of “Pull Up” have now surpassed 30 million.

Download/Stream “Pull Up” here.

LMB DG was born to deliver the ghetto gospel, music for survivors. Fueled by memories of his troubled Los Angeles neighborhood and the years he spent honing a powerful voice in his church choir, the West Coast artist freely spills his soul over solemn trap beats. He delivers tales of tragedy, triumph, romance and everything between, creating anthems that sit at the intersection of despair and inspiration. “I put a lot of passion behind my words,” says DG, and it’s clear.

Born DeGabriel Floyd to a mother from Trinidad and Tobago and a father from Illinois, DG remembers riding around in the car with his dad listening to Boyz II Men and Michael Jackson. Inspired by their melodies, he began singing in church with his sister – but his first love was football. When he was only nine, DG’s father died of lung cancer. Inspired by his dad’s love of the game, DG began to focus on making his own gridiron dreams a reality. By his senior year of high school, the inside linebacker had become a four-star recruit and earned a full scholarship to play at the University of Texas. While preparing for his freshman season, DG learned that he had a congenital condition that narrows the spine. He announced his retirement in December 2019.

“It was like my life shattered,” DG recalls. “But something erupted out of me saying it’s going to be better. A bigger purpose is there.”

DG returned to music and, after his brother was incarcerated, he tried his hand at rapping. The emotion, the depth, the attention to detail… it all poured out into the poignant song “Long Nights,” released in 2020. While he began making music as a way of dealing with the curves life had thrown him, he’s grateful to know that others can relate and find inspiration in his music.

“I want you to understand what I’ve dealt with and understand that I’ve still achieved success,” says DG. “Now I know I’m not alone, and other people can know they’re not alone, too.”

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JANSET – OH YES!

JANSET SHARES NEW SINGLE “OH YES!” OUT NOW VIA RED BULL RECORDS

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“Oh Yes!” is the exceptional new single from London-based rapper Janset, out now via Red Bull Records. Listen to “Oh Yes!” here.

Notably blending Janset’s British-Turkish dual cultures, the bilingual “Oh Yes!” is an undeniable track that immediately hooks the listener from the opening, which includes a hypnotic Turkish ney flute before bursting into life with Janset’s energetic London swag. “Oh Yes!” was created by Janset as a reminder to stay optimistic no matter what is happening in the world. The lyrics see her returning to the optimistic Turkish phrase, ‘Tabii Ki De Gelecek,’ which translates as “Of course it will come/happen/become real.”

“Oh Yes!” marks the latest release in a series of singles from various global artists to be released on Red Bull Records. Dedicated to discovering and showcasing talent on an international scale, Janset is the latest ground-breaking artist to partner with the label.

Speaking on “Oh Yes!,” Janset said; “I wanted to write a song about attracting good things in difficult times, and semi-highlighting that perception changes everything, therefore if we want to change our reality, we’ve got to first change our thoughts. A feel-good mantra of a song, which I hope would uplift people’s spirits. I was curious as to what makes other people shout ‘OH YES!’ too. As for me, it was a moment when things started to make sense… like an ‘ah-a’ moment creatively. When you believe in yourself… things fall into place.” 

MC, rapper, and musician, Janset continually proves her versatility as a writer and lyricist. With a string of solo releases in recent years, Janset has demonstrated her ability to transcend genre and a fearlessness around trying new sounds – from grime and alternative hip-hop to trap and jazz – her thought-provoking words and powerful flow always stealing the show.

Born in Luton and raised in North London – by Turkish/Circassian parents who’d migrated to the UK in the ’80s, Janset has continued to develop her writing to incorporate both languages and has amassed supporters in both Turkey and the UK – taking on more creative control than ever before and shooting videos that depict parallels between the lifestyles of Istanbul and London.

“Oh Yes!” throws down a powerful marker of Janset’s exciting culture-blending sound and sees her ready to take center stage as an exciting artist to watch in 2021.

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