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OVO Sound has released a new soundtrack titled Top Boy – A Selection of Music Inspired by the Series in conjunction with the Season 3 premiere of the popular U.K. based show on Netflix. The album features 17 tracks of new and original music from some of the most important artists in the U.K. including Dave, Headie One, Fredo, AJ Tracey and Little Simz, as well as OVO artists Baka Not Nice, Popcaan and Drake (full tracklist below). Earlier this week, Drake announced the soundtrack after attending the Netflix premiere event in London.
The Top Boy series makes its return to television for a new season after its original two seasons in 2013. With the show’s revival, and OVO overseeing the musical direction, the renewed series set in Hackney, East London, created by Ronan Bennett, has its finger on the pulse of culture. Directed by Yann Demange and Jonathan van Tulleken, the third season features actress Ashley Walters and actor Kane Robinson returning to their roles for 10 thrilling new episodes. Listen to Top Boy – A Selection of Music Inspired by the Seriesnow. Stream: https://ovosound.lnk.to/TopBoy
His meteoric ascension aside, it’s miraculous that Conway is even still alive, much less the new face of Eminem’s Shady Records. After suffering a bullet to the back of the head in 2012, the gnarly incident changed the technical way he rhymed, prompting him to adopt an off balance, but commanding and exacting flow, which Conway employs to depict the autobiographical world he expertly raps about and lives in—and as he knows, the consequences of the game are brutal.
Griselda’s (Conway The Machine, Benny The Butcher & Westside Gunn) rise, both collectively and individually is palpable. From their inauspicious Buffalo roots, to signing with Eminem and Shady Records, the Griselda juggernaut has created a real and sustaining moment. That movement is unified, authentic, raw, unfiltered, vivid and raw. And there is no disputing that a real street ethos exists; one that has taken the music industry by storm.
Over the three volumes of his Everybody Is F.O.O.D.franchise, Conway’s credo has been you’ve got to eat what you kill and that’s how you get to where you’re going. Nothing personal, nothing friendly and no handshakes. Cold and calculated; that’s The Machine.
While we await Griselda to unleash their forthcoming group project for Shady Records (What Would Chine Gun Do which will be released in September) and Conway’s solo project for Shady Records (God Don’t Make Mistakes, which will be released in October and features the lead-single “Bang!” featuring Eminem), Conway recently announced his prelude project, Look What I Became…, which will be released by Griselda Records and is executive produced by Westside Gunn. To formally announce the project, Conway grabbed his Griselda brothers to join him on the projects lead-single, “Tito’s Back,” and today he returns with “Vino D” featuring Dave East, Jim Jones and El Camino. “Vino D” was exclusively premiered by Hypebeast.
“Westside Gunn actually came up with the title for the track. Vino D was one of my homies that lost his life, so we wanted to celebrate him and do something ill in his memory” Conway commented to Hypebeast. “It’s dope to collaborate with two of my homies in Capo and Dave East, and they also happen to be two of my favorite rappers. The homie JR Swiftz sent me the beat and it was insane and my lil bro El Camino laid a crazy hook for it; that gives it a summertime in the hood feel. Look What I Became… is a gift to all my day one fans and also my new fans to introduce them to this Griselda shit; and get them ready for the Shady debut God Don’t Make Mistakes.”
Look What I Became… will be released on 9-13-19 and features guest appearances and production from Benny The Butcher, Westside Gunn, Dave East, Jim Jones, Alchemist, Statik Selektah, DJ Muggs and Daringer.
Molly Brazy is launching her first project of 2019 with the sexually confident banger, “Wood,” pint-sized Detroit-based Molly Brazy wants to leave a lingering impression before the end of the year. Exploiting the double-entendre of “would” vs his “wood”, Molly gathers her girl gang for a choreographed function that takes place all over the city, including a parking garage, freeway underpass, park bench, and an alleyway. “Wood” the lead single off her newly announced album, Built To Last, due September 27th via EMPIRE.
Built To Last, an album full of rapid-fire cadences, confident girl-anthems, and melodic slappers. Built To Last follows the 2018 release of Queen Pin, which earned coverage from The FADER, Complex, HYPEBEAST, ELEVATOR and more. Built To Last features an appearance from Kash Doll, and production from Go Grizzly, Pooh Beatz, and more. Tracklist and artwork below.
Most may know Lou Williams as the silent assassin 3-time NBA 6th Man of the year off the LA Clippers… but he’s more than that. Lou Will has been breaking records on and off the court, dropping fire bars on his latest single, Rebound ft. vocalist Mitchelle’l, off his upcoming projectUnderground Goat. Underground Goat, to be released end of September, will be Lou’s 3rd released project and anticipated to be the best to date. In this visual, you will spot Lou and a love interest spending quality time after going through rough patches in their love life. Relatable to so many people, this track is one any person can vibe with.
drops the video for Brandon Banks album track, “She Live” ft. Megan Thee Stallion. The visual first premiered earlier today on BET Jams and BET Hip-Hop and is featured on the BET Times Square billboard at 11am
EST and 4pm EST today. Click HERE to
The visual, which is directed by
Omar Jones, sees Maxo and Megan paying homage to rapper Flavor Flav’s reality television show, “Flavor Of Love”as they look to find their respective love interests.
also announces European headlining dates for the “Brandon Banks Over
C’s Tour” for December this year. They will follow the previously
“Brandon Banks” headlining North American fall tour. Kicking off on October 16th
in New Orleans, the tour will hit major markets across the US including
Atlanta, New York, Chicago and San Francisco before wrapping in El
Paso, TX on November
17th. The tour, which was first announced on Wednesday, will
feature direct support from Q Da Fool. Tickets are available to
purchase now. For more information and to purchase tickets please click
Brandon Banks was led by singles, including
listed by Esquire,
Vultureas one of 2019’s best songs so far and boasts a video directed by Shomi Patwary. The album also includes
“Still” and “She
Live,” featuring fellow Houston emcee
Megan Thee Stallion.
The culmination of a journey from struggle to triumph, Brandon Banks brings listeners back into the world of Maxo Kream–a world that contrasts the grim realities of poverty with the luxurious life of a successful rapper. Born Emekwanem Ogugua Biosah Jr., Maxo grew up idolizing his father who spent much of Maxo’s youth in-and-out of prison–in his illegal enterprise, his father used the alias Brandon Banks. The album finds Maxo grappling with his newfound fame–as a budding star, Maxo has no need to return to his previous life, but he is still very attached to friends and family in the street, who he is not quite able to lift out of their circumstances. Also included on the album are skits and adlibs from Maxo’s father himself, empowering words of wisdom to his son.