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Aminé – Limbo (Deluxe)

Extending his most critically acclaimed body of work yet, Aminé unveils “Limbo (Deluxe), adding seven tracks to the front of his universally praised second full-length album, “Limbo.” This summer, the 5x platinum-certified Portland-proud rapperartistdirector, and culture shaker’s sophomore-ish project crashed the Top 20 of the Billboard Top 200 and posted up 50 million cumulative streams and counting, but it also instigated a wave of momentum—which he rides today into an expanded edition “Limbo(Deluxe)” — listen HERE via Republic Records.

As co-executive producer alongside creative brother-in-arms Pasqué, Aminé proves once again his authority in carefully curating a highly skilled and adapt cast of collaborators. “Limbo(Deluxe)” kicks off with the slick and sizzling “Mrs. Clean” where he goes toe-to-toe with production from powerhouse Pi’erre Bourne [Lil Uzi Vert, Travis Scott] and sweeps up another chantable chorus. Elsewhere, he drums up throwback vibes on “Zack & Cody” [feat. Valee], while he and Pasqué ignite a string of off-kilter and unpredictable bangers with “Talk” [feat. Saba], “Chicken” [feat. Toosii], “Buzzin” [feat. Unknown Mortal Orchestra], and “Solid.He only amplifies the energy all-around. Check out the full tracklisting below!

Praised as one of the deepest hip-hop opuses of 2020, “Limboemerged with sterling critical acclaim. UPROXX raved, Aminé’s  ‘Limbo’ sets the bar for how to make a classic album,and Pitchfork described it as “invigorating. Beyond praise from Vulture, Rolling Stone, HYPEBEAST, Paste, Esquire, and more, GQ crowned him “one of popular music’s most commanding and eclectic new forces.Highlights include anthems “Shimmy” (WATCH HERE), “Riri” (WATCH HERE), “Compensating” [feat. Young Thug] (WATCH HERE), and, most recently “Woodlawn” (WATCH HERE) which he performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (WATCH HERE) from +2,200 feet above ground above a hot air balloon.

Experience Limbo in its ultimate and essential form now.

Limbo (Deluxe)

  1. Mrs. Clean * (Watch visualizer HERE)
  2. Zack & Cody (feat. Valee)  ^ (Watch visualizer HERE)
  3. Gelato %
  4. Talk feat. Saba + (Watch visualizer HERE)
  5. Chicken feat. Toosii + (Watch visualizer HERE)
  6. Buzzin feat. Unknown Mortal Orchestra + (Watch visualizer HERE)
  7. Solid + (Watch visualizer HERE)

* Produced by Pi’erre Bourne
^ Produced by Tay Creations
% Produced by Ambazza, Finesse, and Bird
+ Produced by Pasqué

Limbo

  1. “Burden”
  2. “Woodlawn”
  3. “Kobe”
  4. “Roots” [ft. JID & Charlie Wilson]
  5. “Can’t Decide”
  6. “Compensating” [ft. Young Thug]
  7. “Shimmy”
  8. “Pressure In My Palms” [ft. Vince Staples & Slowthai]
  9. “Riri”
  10. “Easy” [ft. Summer Walker]
  11. “Mama”
  12. “Becky”
  13. “Fetus” [ft. Injury Reserve]
  14. “My Reality”

Aminé “Limbo” + “Limbo (Deluxe)” – out now [LISTEN HERE]

Videos for “Woodlawn” (watch), “Compensating” ft. Young Thug (watch), “Shimmy” (watch) & “Riri” (watch)

List of producers/artists on “Limbo” [HERE] + Lyrics [HERE] + album art [HERE]

Aminé “Good For You” debut LP – 2017 [LISTEN HERE]

Aminé “Caroline” single/video – 2017 [WATCH HERE]

Aminé “ONEPOINTFIVE” EP/LP/MIXTAPE/ALBUM – 2018 [LISTEN HERE]

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Kaelen Felix illustrates Chadwick Boseman of Black Panther for 360 magazine article

Chadwick Boseman

Although Chadwick Boseman passed earlier this year, his 44th birthday would be coming up on November 29. To commemorate Boseman, National Today has created Chadwick Boseman Day in his honor.

Boseman accomplished many things over his 44 years of life and has inspired people everywhere. He always encompassed black excellence and this shines through in each role he portrayed throughout his career.

As T’CHalla in Black Panther, Boseman gave young people of color a hero to look up to in the Marvel universe. This was a monumental role as the first black superhero for Marvel. He also represented the first African American Supreme Court Justice in the movie Marshall. In the famous film 42, Boseman took on the lead as Jackie Robinson, the first black MLB player. These roles only highlight Boseman’s wildly successful career. He took on powerful roles that gave representation to the African American community and will be remembered for these roles and many others.

Chadwick Boseman passed after a four year battle with colon cancer on Friday, August 28, 2020. In 2016, Boseman was diagnosed with stage three cancer which had progressed to stage four. Boseman was able to pass at home surrounded by family.

Boseman’s passing, whose struggle with cancer was not often in the public eye, came as a shock to a majority. Even Sarah Halley Finn, who casted Boseman for the role of King T’Challa in “Black Panther” did not know he was battling cancer.
According to Vulture, “Finn had no idea the actor had been diagnosed with stage three cancer when cameras rolled on Black Panther in 2017.”

Chadwick Boseman not only was an actor, but a pillar in the black community often playing roles of historical black men, such as Jackie Robinison in “42”. His latest role as King T’Challa in “Black Panther” and the Avengers series was a historical role itself.

The black community had never seen a super hero represent them before and Chadwick Boseman’s adaptation of T’Challa provided many young boys and girls a super hero that looked just like them.

Boseman’s humble spirit was always felt throughout Hollywood. CNN entertainment shared the story of Boseman praising fellow actor, Denzel Washington, for his charity that allowed Boseman to pursue acting.

From pulled quotes from Boseman’s speech at the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, the story of how Washington paid for Boseman’s tuition at the British American Drama Academy’s Midsummer program after Boseman was accepted but could not attend because he could not afford it. Washington not only helped pay for this program, but helped pay for Boseman to attend Howard University.

 Boseman recounted how the sponsorship was “an offering from a sage and a king is more than silver and gold. It is a seed of hope, a bud of faith.”

“There is no Black Panther without Denzel Washington,” Boseman said. “And not just because of me, but my whole cast — that generation — stands on your shoulders.”

Boseman’s role as T’Challa was much more than that, a role. This role became a national symbol of black power and strength. The “Wakanda Forever” gesture of arms crossed over the chest, became a symbol itself of perseverance and pride. 

CBS New York spoke to people in New York about how Blank Panther made them feel. “Thirteen-year-old Brehima Gueye says watching Boseman in the 2018 Marvel film “Black Panther” gave him purpose and a sense of pride.”

According to CBS, “Family members say Boseman was a true fighter who continued to work while undergoing surgeries and chemotherapy for colon cancer that progressed to stage four.” 

On August 29, 2020 fans in Los Angeles attended a vigil at Leimert Park where they remembered the impact Boseman had within the black community. The Los Angeles Times stated, “Boseman’s death in the midst of so much racial tension in the country serves as reminder to keep fighting for racial justice like he did.”

Fans of the franchise worry about how it will continue on without Boseman but are hopeful that Wakanda and King T’Challa’s legacy will live on.

Boseman’s role in not only Hollywood, but within the black community and as a symbol of black strength will not be forgotten. While his role for the Avengers franchise brought monetary achievements, it brought much more than that. It brought a symbol of power, endurance and hope that will forever be immortalized on screen.

Big Sean – Detroit 2

Big Sean is once again on top.

His brand new album “Detroit 2” is his third consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. It’s also his fifth consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on the rap chart and his fourth consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on the R&B/hip-hop chart.

“Detroit 2” features artists like Nipsey Hussle, Lil Wayne, Ty Dolla $ign, Post Malone and Travis Scott. Big Sean premiered the music video for his song “Lithuania” Sept. 4 and performed “Harder Than My Demons” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Sept. 8.

Before the album’s release, he also released videos for songs like “Deep Reverance,” “Don Life,” “Body Language” and “Everything That’s Missing.”

“Detroit 2” garnered critical acclaim from outlets like Vulture, Rolling Stone, Billboard and Detroit Free Press.

“In the world of Detroit 2, there’s always an answer. It’s a place where every pain can be fixed, any heart can be mended, and all obstacles are surmountable,” Rolling Stone said.

Detroit Free Press said, “Shimmering, textured and often explosive, ‘Detroit 2’ finds the rapper born Sean Anderson in a confident creative space.”

Since signing with G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam,  Big Sean has become one of the most popular artists in the rap game, amassing more than 1.7 billion YouTube views on his songs.

To stream “Detroit 2” on Spotify, you can click right here.

Lennon Stella – “Fear of Being Alone”

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Today, Lennon Stella has shared two new tracks for the latest installment of Spotify Singles. Recorded at her home studio in Nashville, Lennon performed an alternate version of “Fear Of Being Alone” from her debut album Three. Two. One. as well as a cover of Paul Young’s “Every Time You Go Away” featuring Kevin Garrett, who had been slated to open for Stella on her headline tour this year. Listen to both songs HERE.
 
Earlier this month, Lennon released her “Three. Two. One. (Alternate Versions)” EP via RECORDS LLC. / Columbia Records. Listen 
HERE. She also made her Late Show debut with a #PlayAtHome performance of her song “Kissing Other People.” Watch HERE.
 
Three. Two. One. is available 
HERE, which Vulture named one of their ‘Best Albums – Spring 2020’ declaring: “Stella’s solo debut [Three. Two. One.] proves her mettle in a pop field of play.” The 13-track LP was also proclaimed “Stella’s shining moment” by American Songwriter while Earmilk coined it “a formal introduction to a blooming high-profile artist.”
 
About Lennon Stella:
Lennon Stella first rose to popularity when she was just 12 years old as part of the duo Lennon & Maisy, alongside her younger sister. The pair gained national attention with a cover of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend.” Lennon went on to star in the ABC/CMT smash Nashville as Maddie Conrad for six years. Kickstarting her solo recording career, Lennon debuted with her 2018 “Love, me” EP, which bowed in the Top 5 of the Billboard “Heatseekers Albums” chart and includes single “
La Di Da” that has more than 127 million Spotify streams and counting. Lennon has been named among Refinery29’s ‘Young Celebrities to Watch,’ Teen Vogue’s ‘16 Musicians You Need to Be Listening To’ as well as Amazon Music’s ‘Artist to Watch for 2020.’ Most recently, Lennon won the 2020 JUNO Award for ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year.’

$uicideboy$ New Single

$uicideboy$ are back with their second single of 2018 Either Hated Or Ignored, and haters, they ain’t trying to be your fuckin’ friend. Against a hauntingly melodic electronic backdrop, the New Orleans-based rap duo delivers a raw message to its detractors. Released today by G59 Records/Caroline, Either Hated Or Ignored; is available for download/streaming HERE.

Ruby da Cherry of $uicideboy$ explains, “Either Hated Or Ignored is our favorite track from a batch of songs we recorded in late 2017 when we were starting to work on the new album. While our success has brought us respect from our fans and a lot of material rewards, that doesn’t automatically translate into happiness. We’re still looking to gain respect in the industry, but we also realize our happiness isn’t going to come out of what other people think of us. It’s something we can only find by digging deeper inside ourselves.”

The duo’s new album will be out this summer. Featured artists include Lil Wayne. $uicideboy$ have racked up more than one billion streams worldwide across their entire catalog and have more than 3.5 million followers across social media.

The duo founded by $crim and his cousin, Ruby da Cherry, in 2014 is from Louisiana’s Seventh Ward, a violent, neglected, crime-ridden section of New Orleans. Their name is a reference to a pact the cousins made: if they didn’t make it by age 30, they would end their lives. Hailed by XXL Magazine as “one of the fastest growing acts in hip-hop right now”; $uicideboy$ have played Lollapalooza and completed sold-out tours of the U.S., Europe and Asia.

$uicideboy$ make the kind of music parents just don’t get a point that the Beastie Boy Mike D recently brought home when he told Vulture, “It was weird to me that I wasn’t hearing things that my kids related to that I couldn’t embrace. When they did hit on something,I was like, Finally! When they started listening to $uicideboy$ I was like that is it. That checks the boxes. It is really loud, I can’t really relate, I don’t really want to listen to it. I understand exactly why it’s good and I see exactly the music it is combining, but I don’t need to participate and I’m good with that.”

The single FUCKALLOFYOU2K18, released in February, has more than two million streams worldwide. Video views on For The Last Time surpassed four million in less than a month. The song is part of the; Kill Yourself Part XX: The Infinity Saga, a five-EP collection released on September 11, 2017. Combined views of $uicideboy$ videos average 30 million a month.

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PRINCESS CYD

A Film by Stephen Cone
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“As kind a movie as there was [last] year. Cone quietly asserts himself as a major talent. How heartening to see big topics – like faith, like sexuality – discussed in such warm, considerate terms by two such gifted actresses.”
– Richard Lawson, VANITY FAIR

Princess Cyd is a wonderful movie to live in; it’s full of hope and empathy, as are its two leads. This is a film that believes finding joy in each other is not just what we should do, but what we are naturally inclined to do.”
– Emily Yoshida, VULTURE

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“Cone’s gift with ensembles puts him in rare company with directors like Jonathan Demme and Jean Renoir.”

Sheila O’Malley, ROGER EBERT. COM

“Anchored by complicated, smart, funny women, Princess Cyd is a rare delight.”

Jude Dry, INDIEWIRE

Synopsis:16-year-old Cyd (Jessie Pinnick) decides to take a break from her depressive single father and spend a summer in Chicago with her aunt Miranda (Rebecca Spence), a well-known novelist. Soon after her arrival, Cyd encounters Katie (Malic White), a young barista behind the counter. The two make plans to meet up after Katie’s shift and a new, charged relationship begins. The Chicago landscape expands, and we navigate intimate and fragile moments between Cyd and Katie as they explore their new attraction. Miranda functions as a counterpart to young Cyd’s new explorations of sexuality and love, and as the summer continues they develop a strong relationship founded on a shared openness and healthy criticism of particular personal moments.

Sensitive to the contradictions and confusion of the ever-changing self, Stephen Cone has created a film that reimagines that distinct summer feeling when adolescence creeps in, skin is bared, emotions emerge, and everything begins to feel more complicated.

Director: Stephen Cone
Writer: Stephen Cone
Cast: Rebecca Spence, Jessie Pinnick, Malic White, James Vincent Meredith, Tyler Ross, Matthew Quattrocki
Composer: Heather McIntosh
Director of Photography: Zoe White
TRT: 96
min.
Distributor: Wolfe Releasing

PRINCESS CYD is now available to stream on Netflix