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Drake – Certified Lover Boy

DRAKE RETURNS TO #1 AROUND THE GLOBE WITH HIS TENTH #1 ALBUM DEBUT

CERTIFIED LOVER BOY ACHIEVES TOP CONSUMPTION & OVERALL STREAMING DEBUT OF 2021 WITH OVER 1 BILLION STREAMS IN ITS FIRST WEEK

CAPTURES #1 ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART, #1 ON TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS CHART, AND #1 ON TOP RAP ALBUMS CHART IN U.S.

DRAKE BECOMES FIRST ARTIST TO DEBUT WITH TOP 5 SONGS ON BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHART

SETS ANOTHER RECORD WITH MOST FIRST-WEEK ENTRIES ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHART AS “WAY 2 SEXY” FEATURING FUTURE & YOUNG THUG DEBUTS AT #1 WITH 9 ADDITIONAL SONGS DEBUTING SIMULTANEOUSLY IN THE TOP 10

Drake has notched his tenth #1 album and the biggest album debut in over a year with the release of Certified Lover Boy (OVO/Republic). The album has amassed an astounding 1 billion-plus streams within its first week with global consumption approaching 1 million units.

What’s more, it has bowed at #1 across multiple charts including #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart, #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart, and #1 on the Top Rap Albums Chart, with the #1 Consumption and Overall Streaming Debut for 2021.  Certified Lover Boy has smashed the record for most first-week entries on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Way 2 Sexy” featuring Future and Young Thug debuting at #1 and an unprecedented total of 9 simultaneous entries within the Top 10.  This marks the first time in history that an artist has ever debuted with the Top 5 songs on the Billboard Hot 100.  It is also the first time an artist has ever debuted with 9 songs in the Top 10 and one of the rare and special occasions when an artist captures #1 on both the Billboard 200 Chart and Billboard Hot 100.

Drake has also set a “new record on Apple Music with the biggest album debut ever on the platform, surpassing his own record from 2018 when Scorpion opened with 170 million streams.  He became the service’s “most-streamed artist in a day for 2021.  Certified Lover Boy continues to break records on Apple Music, with three songs from the project “beating the record for most-streamed songs in 24 hours. “Girls Want Girls (feat. Lil Baby),” “Champagne Poetry,” and “Fair Trade” (featuring Travis Scott) are the three biggest song debuts ever on Apple Music, surpassing Drake’s “Nonstop” from his 2018 album Scorpion. On Spotify, Drake topped his own all-time record for single-day streams with Scorpion notching 132 million single-day streams with this release.

Other #1 debuts include the UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, The Netherlands, and more. It emerges as his fourth #1 in the UK.

Toronto’s Drake remains one of the best-selling artists of all time and the most influential of his generation. The RIAA has recognized him as the highest-certified digital singles artist in the United States. Among dozens of honors, he has garnered four GRAMMY® Awards, six American Music Awards, a record 27 Billboard Music Awards, two BRIT Awards, and three Juno Awards. He has broken and achieved numerous records that are most likely to never be surpassed, including “the most Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, “the most charted songs of any artist ever on the Hot 100” with 29, “the most simultaneously charted Hot 100 songs in a single week” with 27, “the most continuous time on the Hot 100” with 431 weeks, and “the most Hot 100 debuts in a week” with 22. He released his sixth full-length albums, Certified Lover Boy, in 2021.

Drake “Certified Lover Boy” Out Now

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Drake‘s Tracklisting: 

1. Champagne Poetry
2. Papi’s Home
3. Girls Want Girls ft. Lil Baby
4. In The Bible ft. Lil Durk & Giveon 
5. Love All ft. Jay-Z
6. Fair Trade ft. Travis Scott
7. Way 2 Sexy ft. Future & Young Thug 
8. TSU
9. N 2 Deep ft. Future 
10. Pipe Down
11. Yebba’s Heartbreak
12. No Friends In The Industry
13. Knife Talk ft. 21 Savage & Project Pat
14. 7am On Bridle Path
15. Race My Mind
16. Fountains ft. Tems 
17. Get Along Better ft. Ty Dolla $ign 
18. You Only Live Twice ft. Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
19. IMY2 ft. Kid Cudi
20. Fucking Fans
21. The Remorse

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SKAM Summer Music Summit

Grammy award winning artist LIL JON  will kick off the First Annual SKAM Summer Music Summit to take place August 22-23, 2021 in Hollywood, CA. The Summit will take over the entire 178-room Dream Hollywood, along with a schedule of events utilizing the hotel’s Highlight Room rooftop as well as neighboring venues around town.

The Music x Tech x Influencer 2-day conference-style celebration on August 22nd and 23rd, will include over 500 DJs, plus top radio programmers and execs.

On Sunday, August 22nd, LIL JON, alongside Eric Dlux, DJ Five, Nick Ferrer will power a poolside party at Highlight Room at Dream Hollywood starting at 3pm. The party continues after-dark at 10pm with Angie Vee, Deux Twins, Lezlee and Vtech.

On Sunday, August 22nd, SKAM Summer Music Summit is also taking over  3rd Base LA  from 11am-3pm (no cover) with music by DJ Ever, Jerzy, Nick Rockwell an DJ Precise from 97.1 AMP Radio in Los Angeles, as well as State Social House  in West Hollywood  from 12noon to 4p,  powered by DJ Edizz, Dre  Sinatra, and Chris Rodgers. There will also be a Headliner Music Club event, with details coming soon, along with more announcements to follow.

A 24-hour livestream will also be incorporated into the itinerary of the summit, allowing worldwide access if not attending the exclusive summit in Hollywood, as well as streaming in each hotel room of the Dream Hollywood. Music artists and DJS across all genres will be featured LIVE from the Guest House at the Dream Hollywood and live streamed.

The 2 days summit is sponsored by Travis Scott’s CACTI Agave Spiked Seltzer, Jack Daniels, Tequila Herradura and Jardín.

Created by Sujit Kundu, the founder and CEO of S.K.A.M. Artist and Skam Division (A Top DJ, Radio Programming and Music Artist Booking Agency), the Summit will coincide with his annual birthday blowout, which has become a much-buzzed about annual celebration.  DJs from all around the world will be streaming direct from Dream Hollywood and other venues around LA, to be announced soon, with hundreds of DJs and notable artists in attendance. His roster includes everyone from Samantha Ronson to DJ Irie to Lil Jon to Eric Dlux to Harm Franklin along with DJ Five, Justin Credible and newcomers to the roster like Angie Vee.

2021 marks the 26th consecutive 21st birthday extravaganza for Kundu. Be sure to follow SkamArtist for more announcements. All details and updates can be found on the official website, which allows you to submit an application for room reservation.

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Rarin Q×A – Toxic Ends

By: Ally Brewster

Fast-rising artist Rarin has released his liberating, pop-rap debut mixtape Toxic Ends. An aspirational, ambition-fueled introduction which champions human connection and self-growth, inspiring listeners to be themselves free of insecurity, Toxic Ends unites Rarin’s recent string of hard-hitting singles and adds six new tracks to his prolific catalogue.

Originally recording music for fun and continuing to create in his bedroom despite his success, Rarin has racked up over 75 million global streams with his string of viral singles including “GTA” and “YESSIR!” which topped Spotify’s viral charts and trended on YouTube. Adding to his hot streak, and distilling rap, pop, and relatable storytelling into his own unique sound, Toxic Ends will follow his recently released singles: deceptive flex anthems that speak to what is achievable in life if you free yourself from insecurity. “Toxics Ends” imagines what life would be like if we let go of the negative thoughts that hold us back, while Rarin “levels up” to become the most polished version of himself on “Big Spendin’,” a version without heartbreak or self-consciousness, that is excited for the future. “SO WHAT! ft. Brxkenbxy” speaks to brushing off minor issues to find value in mistakes without letting them derail you from seizing big opportunities.

“I think we’re all destined for something greater than our expectations. We just have to let go of what’s holding us back,” says Rarin on the inspiration for the mixtape. “This project is mainly about letting go of our ‘toxic ends.’ People are tempted to commit themselves to things they cannot obtain, especially in relationships, leading their emotions to consume them. Just because you want something, doesn’t mean you need it.”

We had the opportunity to ask Rarin about his career, Toxic Ends, and what’s next for the artist:

How did you get your start into music? When did you know if it was something you wanted to pursue?

I originally got into music because of my parents. They had me learn to play the piano because they wanted me to try out new things when I was younger. I think that really gave me an ear for making music and it helped a lot. Singing and rapping came many years later and that really started out of boredom. Later, with time, I found myself enjoying recording music more and more and eventually I recognized music as something I wanted to pursue professionally.

Who were your biggest inspirations for going into the music industry? How has their careers inspired/impacted your own decisions and direction for your music?

My biggest inspirations are Lil Peep, Travis Scott, and Billie Eilish. The career of Lil Peep has made me see how important fan interaction is, and how being close with your fans can bring a really special connection. I also love Travis Scott’s live performances and seeing him perform made me realize that your fans and listeners will reflect your energy, so you need to show your enthusiasm in everything you do. Billie Eilish inspires me to go out of my comfort zone and to be more confident. In one interview she had said that you should embrace your mistakes in your music and keep them because that’s what makes it unique. That saying has stuck with me for the entirety of my career and has really given me motivation.

How does your new work compare to your other works you’ve done in the past in terms of process, production and message? Do you notice differences in creating singles versus mixtapes?

Overall, the production has gotten much better, but I also have more purpose when I record and write music. Currently, I tend to make faster and happier songs compared to my past music.

What was it like when you realized that your work was connecting with people? Was there a specific moment you remember realizing how your music impacted others?

It was honestly very motivating. I’ve had fans tell me that my music has helped them stay mentally strong in their hardest times, and that really means the world to me. I use music to help myself feel better so being able to provide that for others makes me really happy.

Were you surprised that your work became popular in gaming communities? What has that experience been like as you watched you work be appreciated by many different communities?

I never really expected my songs to blow up through video games. I used to edit gaming montages so it’s crazy to me that my music is being used in videos similar to what I used to edit.

Toxic Ends is a mixtape with “deceptive flex anthems that speak to what is achievable in life if you free yourself from insecurity.” What inspired you to make a mixtape that is vulnerable and honest about overcoming insecurity? Is there anything you hope fans take away from the mixtape?

My life inspires my music and, in my life, I’ve found myself unable to rid myself of toxic relationships and situations because I thought those situations were normal and that I didn’t deserve better. After listening, I hope my fans recognize the importance of loving yourself and what you do. I think it is the key to being successful and happy in life and I wish that upon everyone.

What are you most excited for next once your new mixtape is out?

I’m most excited to start doing live shows and possibly touring.

Toxic Ends Track List

Toxic Ends

Love Fix

Ashes

Had Enough

SO WHAT! (ft. Brxkenbxy)

Skipping Stones

Cash Out (ft. Darius King)

2 Seater

Big Spendin’

See Rarin’s mixtape music videos below:

Toxic Ends album visualizer here.

“Toxic Ends” music video here.

“Big Spendin’” music video here.

Check out Rarin’s debut mix, and keep a look out for what’s next!

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AJ Mitchell × Skyview

Today, Gold-certified pop phenom AJ Mitchell is pleased to announce that his highly anticipated debut album, SKYVIEW, will be released on September 10, 2021, via Epic Records/Vol 1 Records.  Along with the announcement, AJ has shared the official artwork for the album.

SKYVIEW is executive produced by GRAMMY Award-winner Mike Dean (Kanye West, Jay Z, Drake, Travis Scott, The Weeknd) and will feature his Top 40 charting singles “Stop” and “Slow Dance” ft. Ava Max, as well as  Growing Pains,” “Cameras On” and the recently released “One More Fight.” 

In addition to revealing the album release date, AJ also announces dates for his official SKYVIEW 2021 Tour this fall. The 21-date US tour will kick off on September 13, 2021, with a homecoming of sorts in St. Louis, MO, right outside his hometown of Bellville, IL where he used to see shows growing up.  The tour will also bring AJ to cities like Toronto, New York and Nashville before wrapping in Phoenix on October 17th. A special early bird on sale launches on Thursday, July 29 at 10 AM local time, while the tour will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 30 at 10 AM local time. Tickets can be purchased at the Drive In Makeout website, while the full tour itinerary can be found below.

On the album, AJ Mitchell shares, “SKYVIEW is the final chapter of the first era of my artist journey. In 2016, I released my first single “Used To Be”, a song I had written at 13 years old.  That song set me into a year journey traveling the world; learning, writing, collaborating, performing and constantly evolving. In that time, I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with so many talented artists, writers, producers, photographers, and directors around the world. Those collaborations and experiences have sculpted who I am today. I dove into this industry at 15 years old, only knowing two things: I wanted to write songs and sing them as my career. SKYVIEW is the summary of my artist journey up until now. As a kid, the Skyview Drive-In theater was a place in my small town of Belleville, Illinois that had the power to transport me into a world of endless possibilities. Today, SKYVIEW is proof that anything can happen if you are willing to take the risk and do the work necessary to make any dream come true.”

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James Blake – Friends That Break Your Heart

JAMES BLAKE ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM FRIENDS THAT BREAK YOUR HEART OUT 10th SEPTEMBER 2021

FIRST SINGLE SAY WHAT YOU WILL WITH ACCOMPANY MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING A GUEST APPEARANCE FROM FINNEAS IS OUT NOW

PRE-ORDER JAMES BLAKE’S FRIENDS THAT BREAK YOUR HEART HERE

WATCH/ SHARE MUSIC VIDEO FOR SAY WHAT YOU WILL HERE

Mercury Music Prize and GRAMMY® Award winning UK singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer James Blake has announced his fifth studio album, Friends That Break Your Heart, due out 10th September 2021, via Polydor Records.

Blake joined Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 for Hottest Record in the World to premiere the album’s first single, Say What You Will alongside co-hosting the show. The accompanying music video for the single is directed by Bear Damen and features a guest appearance from Finneas.

Of the single, James says, The song is about finding peace with who you are and where you’re at regardless of how well other people seem to be doing. Comparison really is the thief of joy.

Friends That Break Your Heart follows the Covers EP – a collection of Blake’s favourite covers, including his critically acclaimed cover of Frank Ocean’s Godspeed – and his 2019 released, GRAMMY® nominated album Assume Form which was his highest charting album in both the UK and US to date.

More recently James has worked with Dave on the rapper’s second studio album We’re All Alone In This Together and featured on Slowthai’s chart topping album TYRON.

James Blake’s first new full-length album in two years, Friends That Break Your Heart, will feature collaborations from JID & SwaVay, Monica Martin and SZA. James worked closely with British artist Miles Johnston to design a cover reflective of the album. The result is a visual encapsulation of the emotions brought forth throughout the body of work.

 FRIENDS THAT BREAK YOUR HEART Tracklist

  1. Famous Last Words
  2. Life Is Not The Same
  3. Coming Back (feat. SZA)
  4. Funeral
  5. Frozen (feat. JID & SwaVay)
  6. I’m So Blessed You’re Mine
  7. Foot Forward
  8. Show Me (feat. Monica Martin)
  9. Say What You Will
  10. Lost Angel Nights
  11. Friends That Break Your Heart
  12. If I’m Insecure

ABOUT JAMES BLAKE

The Mercury Music Prize & GRAMMY® Award-winning UK singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer unassumingly operates as the enigmatic engine behind some of the most influential albums of the 21st century. He produced choice cuts on Frank Ocean’s Blonde and Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. as well as JAY-Z’s 4:44 and Beyoncé’s Lemonade—to which he also lent his voice in both cases. Feature appearances span Stop Trying to Be God with Stevie Wonder and Kid Cudi on Travis Scott’s epic ASTROWORLD and King’s Dead with Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, and Future from the chart-dominating Black Panther: The Album. The latter not only went triple-platinum, but it also earned Blake his first GRAMMY® Award in the category of Best Rap Performance. Simultaneously, he emerged as pop’s most celebrated outlier with his dynamic solo output. He introduced a singular sound on 2011’s James Blake. Awarding the record a rare 9.0-out-of-10 score, Pitchfork crowned it one of Top 100 Albums of the Decade So Far (2010-2014). On its heels, the 2013 Overgrown illustrated his rare magnetic ability to align the likes of Brian Eno and RZA on the same project. It notably received the 2013 Mercury Prize and secured Blake’s Best New Artist nomination at the GRAMMY® Awards. After 2016’s The Colour In Anything, he reached new critical and commercial peaks with Assume Form during 2019. It bowed at #6 on the UK Album Chart, marking his highest entry to date. Beyond clocking 300 million cumulative streams in under a year, it garnered the GRAMMY® nomination for Best Alternative Album and graced Best of 2019 lists for outlets including Time Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound, Billboard, DJ Booth, and Esquire. Additionally, he oversees 1-800 Dinosaur, which spans a club night, record label, and radio show. As he prepares his fifth album, James Blake’s shadow over popular music only continues to grow.

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GASHI ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

Last week, genre-bending artist GASHI announced his 2022 Out The Door North American tour. The 24-date tour will start in Oakland, CA on March 18th and end in San Diego on April 21st. Excited to get back on the road, GASHI will bring his live energy to the stage this summer at E11EVN Miami on July 16th and joining Wiz Khalifa in Chicago on July 17th.

Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public on July 23rd at 10:00 AM Local Time with various pre-sales starting as early as July 20th. For artist and partner pre-sales and more information please click HERE.

Just last month, GASHI released his new single and music video for, “Don’t Pass On Love.” You can listen to his new single HERE. You can watch the accompanying music video HERE. Look out for more music from GASHI coming soon.

North American Tour 2022:

March 18, 2022           Oakland, CA                New Parish

March 19, 2022           Sacramento, CA          Harlows

March 21, 2022           Seattle, WA                 The Crocodile

March 22, 2022           Vancouver, BC            Biltmore Ballroom

March 23, 2022           Portland, OR               Hawthorne

March 25, 2022           Salt Lake City, UT        Urban Lounge

March 26, 2022           Denver, CO                  Cervantes Otherside

March 28, 2022           Minneapolis, MN        Fine Line

March 29, 2022           Chicago, IL                  Bottom Lounge

March 30, 2022           Cleveland, OH             Grog Shop

April 1, 2022                Detroit, MI                  Majestic

April 2, 2022                Toronto, ON                Mod Club

April 3, 2022                Montreal, QC              L’Astral

April 5, 2022                Boston, MA                 Sinclair

April 6, 2022                Philadelphia, PA          Foundry

April 8, 2022                Washington, DC         Union Stage

April 9, 2022                New York, NY              Irving Plaza

April 11, 2022              Durham, NC                Motorco

April 12, 2022              Atlanta, GA                 Masquerade – Hell Stage

April 14, 2022              Houston, TX                Warehouse Live Studio

April 15, 2022              Dallas, TX                    Trees

April 16, 2022              Austin, TX                    Empire Control Room & Garage

April 19, 2022              Phoenix, AZ                Crescent Ballroom

April 21, 2022              San Diego, CA             Music Box

About GASHI:

Born in Libya, GASHI spent much of his young life as a refugee, moving from country to country. His family eventually settled in Brooklyn, NY, where he was introduced to music at a very young age. GASHI absorbed a melting pot of musical influences throughout his youth, resulting in the formation of his own unique sonic palette that blends together different genres of music. His dynamic sound has allowed GASHI to collaborate with a wide range of talents ranging from Chris Brown to Travis Scott. In the last couple of years, he released two studio albums album, sold out venues across the globe, and has accumulated over 720 million streams with over 130 million video views worldwide.

Last summer, GASHI released his sophomore album 1984 which saw GASHI exploring and harboring new sounds that brought you back to his favorite time—the ’80s and featured his breakout hit “Mama” with the legendary Sting. He also released his documentary GASHI: Now You Know (watch HERE) and performed his first ever livestream performance featuring tracks from the 1984 album (watch the performance HERE).

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MILES – MOSH PIT

SINGER-RAPPER MILES UNVEILS TIMELY NEW SINGLE MOSH PIT ALONGSIDE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

Elektra Records artist MILES has unveiled his timely new single MOSH PIT, available now on all DSPS and streaming services. The track arrives alongside an official music video available now on his official YouTube channel. With many people not having been to a show in over a year and craving live music, the well-timed track hears MILES “Fiendin’ for the show” while the official video, directed by Nicholas Jandora (24kGoldn, Lil Skies, Bankrol Hayden) and co-concepted by MILES himself, sees him jamming to a Rock Band-type video game and eventually getting transported into a mosh pit.

“MOSH PIT” follows the St. Louis-born/Los Angeles-based singer-rapper’s latest track “Desperados,” which marked his official debut for Elektra Records. Pulling inspiration from the 1995 Robert Rodriguez film Desperado, the official music video was shot in the Southern California desert and explores the life of a modern outlaw.

MILES’ story so far engenders such enthusiasm. The St. Louis native grew up singing and naturally gravitated towards music inspired by everyone from Lil Wayne and Chance the Rapper to Charlie Puth and Khalid in high school. Admitted to prestigious Dartmouth College on a football scholarship, he quietly uploaded music to Soundcloud and gradually made waves online. Leaving school, he wound up in Los Angeles and dropped a series of independent singles, culminating on the viral “WHAT IN TARNATION.” Nearly 3,000 Tik Tok videos utilized the track as he generated just shy of 7 million total streams

MILES brings hip-hop grit to pop with deft wordplay and dusty soundscapes. Named after Miles Davis, he possessed a predisposition for music fueled by listening to everything from dad’s jazz records, Kirk Franklin, and Bill Withers to Lauryn Hill, Wiz Khalifa, and Travis Scott. He honed his vocals through constantly singing before beginning to freestyle in high school. At the same time, he excelled on the football field, earning a scholarship to Dartmouth College as a defensive tackle. In between a grueling Ivy league schedule of practice and class, he still managed to maintain a prolific output of independent music online. Picking up steam, he left school, moved to L.A., and crashed at YouTuber Justin Escalona’s pad. On a weekly basis, he appeared in vlogs and released music at a rapid pace, logging millions of streams and quickly building a fanbase, including over 385K followers on TikTok alone in just 3 months. In 2020, he ignited the viral “WHAT IN TARNATION,” attracting 2,700 Tik Tok videos and drumming up 6.3 million streams. On the heels of its success, he inked a deal with Elektra Records and rustled up his formal debut for the label “Desperados” with much more to come.

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Fabiio Q×A

Emerging Puerto Rican artist Fabiio is shaking up the Latin music scene with his recent release of “Trap de Diseñador,” released via AP Global and EMM (Elite Media and Marketing.) Not only a talented musician, but also a professional skateboarder, Fabiio is a refreshing new artist to watch. His optimistic, distinctive, “feel good music” is inspired by trendy boutique fashion and other trap artists, including Travis Scott. The self-proclaimed Trapper (trap and rap) artist sat down with 360 Magazine to discuss the reaction to his latest release, his songwriting process, and his dream music collaborations.

When did you first begin making music?

I began making music when I was twenty-five years old.

What inspired you to enroll in music school and create a music career?

My friend, Lil Wayne.

Your feel good approach to music is infectious! How do you maintain such a positive outlook on life?

With my confidence!

Who would be a dream music collaborator of yours?

Travis Scott and Lil Wayne.

What does your songwriting process look like?

I start my songwriting process by listening to and creating my own beats. Then, I get my muse.

Your music has a signature Trapper (trap rapper) sound to it. In future music releases, are you looking to experiment with your sound or continue this signature style?

In the future, I will be experimenting with my sound and continuing my signature style.

You are a passionate, talented skateboarder. Do you ever get inspiration for songwriting while skating?

I don’t get inspiration while skating because I am focused on tricks! Skating is hard.

What has the reaction to “Trap de Diseñador” been like from fans?

The reaction to “Trap de Diseñador” has been very positive, and the fans say it has a fresh sound. They like the beat that I made with my friend, J.S.

Can fans look forward to any other upcoming releases from you in 2021?

Definitely! My fans can look forward to upcoming releases in 2021.

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Rolling Loud x WWE

Call it the ultimate mashup.

The newly announced partnership between Rolling Loud and WWE will see hip-hop’s biggest names performing alongside WWE SmackDown wrestling. This partnership is the first of its kind. No other time in history has seen a collaboration between wrestling and a large-scale music festival.

This is how it’s basically going to go down. On July 23, SmackDown will feature a split FOX broadcast with two matches being held at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami (same venue as Rolling Loud) while the rest are at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland.

I’m honestly extremely intrigued by the thought of A$AP ROCKY, Travis Scott, and Post Malone performing in between or alongside a LIVE wrestling match. With that caliber of a lineup, concert-deprived fans, and throw in some of the world’s most entertaining wrestlers? The energy all around is bound to be ELECTRIFYING.

So what does this mean for the future of collaborations between live music and sporting events?

I think the opportunities are endless. But before I go any further, I should clarify that while I am an enthusiast of the virtual space – I don’t foresee in-person gatherings becoming null and void, ever. There’s just something that comes with having human energy together collectively in one space. Let’s explore a few of my ideas.

Most sporting venues also double as concert venues. Could this be the beginning of seeing mega venues that could concurrently host a live music and sporting event? I see this being easily achieved even more specifically in the world of e-sports.

Or even take for example the current format of sporting events. In some capacity, small-scope performances already take place during sporting events i.e. halftime, national anthem singers, etc. Might we start to see longer pre or post-game concerts? To reference a basketball analogy, a 2 for 1? Will we see tours scheduled around team calendars? A league that is primed to do this would be Ice Cube’s Big 3.

Not all people who go to live music and sporting events go to actually listen to music or watch the game. They go to socialize and network. They may possibly have been enticed by promotions or a giveaway. They may simply want to make an impression or maybe they are big fans of an artist or team after all. No matter the circumstance, I think the ultimate draw to such collaborative efforts is the fusion of audiences and the power of sport and music to unite.

As told on WWE.com, “WWE has a rich history of integrating music into all aspects of its brand and collaborating with some of the most celebrated artists in the world. Over the years, world-renowned hip-hop artists including Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Three 6 Mafia, MGK, Wale, and many others have performed at WWE’s biggest events.”

I know that I have a bias but music has always played a very important role in sports and vice versa. I think it was Drake that said “Damn, I swear sports and music are so synonymous. ‘Cause, we want to be them, and they want to be us.”LOL!

I will definitely be tuned in on the 23 to see how this looks like in actuality. I am also eager to see the continuation in the development of how to further collaborate across the music and sports landscapes from the live production and programming standpoint.