Los Angeles based R&B vocal group, Next Town Down have signed a major label deal with RCA Records they announced on their socials earlier this week. In celebration of their newly inked partnership the group releases “Easy” ft. 6LACK with an accompanying visual which first premiered this morning on VIBE. Click HERE to watch.
Produced by Mike Sabath (J Balvin, Selena Gomez, Lizzo), “Easy” showcases emotive vocals from each member while 6LACK’s verse adds to the romantic vibe. Shot in Los Angeles, the cinematic visual is directed by Lloyd Pursall.
“Easy,” which was first released last year has been streamed over 15 million times worldwide. The new version featuring Atlanta artist, 6LACK is the first release of many to come under NTD’s new deal with RCA.
Next Town Down is Christopher Louis (21), Leon Outlaw Jr. (17), Malik Knighten (20), Terence Thomas (23), and Tre’Von Waters (22).
Listen to “Easy” ft. 6LACK: https://smarturl.it/xEASYx
“The kid with the twisted face is the new face of Shady.”
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), today Conway announces 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,” which is also produced by Griselda mainstay Daringer.
“Look What I Became… is an appetizer before God Don’t Mistakes. I’m just staying on fire and keeping the streets feed and satisfied. I’m painting pictures” Conway confidently asserted. “I came from the bottom, from nothing, and now I’m on a major label and making music with Eminem. This project is a blueprint of that. “Tito’s Back” is one of my favorites on the album. It’s always dope to have the original four members (including Daringer) of Griselda all in the same room making fire. Look What I Became… is an incredible project and body of work and one of my favorite’s I’ve recorded thus far. I trust Westside’s vision and process to bring everything together how I want to be presented. A nugget ain’t a nugget until it’s dipped in sauce. His flavor puts it over the top.”
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.
Stream “Tito’s Back” at your preferred DSP: https://empire.lnk.to/tito
Checkout the Complex Premiere: https://www.complex.com/music/2019/09/conway-the-machine-benny-the-butcher-westside-gunn-titos-back
You can now pre-order, add and favorite Conway The Machine’s Look What I Became… at your preferred DSP: https://empire.lnk.to/became
“Take a peek inside the dossier of a recluse who ain’t gonna pretend a serving size is a teaspoon.”
At the beginning of the summer, your favorite lyricist announced his signing to Mello Music Group. Now, as the summer is coming to an end, Homeboy Sandman is ready to officially announce his debut Mello Music album Dusty. The new album is produced entirely by Mono En Stereo whose production credits range from Mos Def to Action Bronson-and of course the duo’s previous EP Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent. The new album finds Boy Sand dusting off his impulses and desires, letting his id take charge. Aside from the Quelle Chris & Your Old Droog guest spots on “Lookout,” the Queens emcee handles the fifteen track solo in what can be described as at the pinnacle of his prowess.
Homeboy Sandman adds “Peep the single if you like it peep the record that’s how this works.”
Homeboy Sandman’s Dusty will be released on 10-18-19 via Mello Music Group.
Bandcamp (Free Download): https://homeboysandman-mmg.bandcamp.com/track/far-out
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Today, Maryland-raised rapper IDK (Ignorantly Delivering Knowledge) releases his debut album, Is He Real?. The album arrives via his own label Clue and Warner Records; it includes previous releases “24,” which appears on this year’s Madden NFL 20 soundtrack, and “Digital,” which appears on the NBA 2K20 soundtrack. Get it HERE.
In support of the album’s release, IDK (formerly Jay IDK) will be embarking on a headlining North American tour this fall. Following a performance at Philadelphia’s Made In America Festival last weekend, IDK will kick off the tour on October 13th at Austin City Limits Festival, with stops in New York, Detroit, Atlanta and Tyler, the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival before ending the run in his home state of Maryland. All tickets are available HERE.
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Labor Day is gone, but the season is still sizzling hot with the release of global multi-platinum recording artist Jason Derulo’s new video for “Too Hot.”Watch HERE via Warner Records. Directed by Derulo, the video was shot in Los Angeles and featured the hottest places and people in the city. Island-style dancehall grooves over the classic “Murder She Wrote” sample by Chaka Demus & Pliers turn into a sexy salsa with Jason and his leading lady. The song arrives on the heels of his breakthrough bilingual banger “Mamacita” [feat. Farruko] – it made history as Derulo’s first #1 on the Latin Digital Song Sales Chart. This fall, Derulo joins the star-studded cast (Jennifer Hudson, Idris Elba, Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Rebel Wilson, James Corden) in the film adaptation of Cats, which hits the big screen on December 20th from Universal Pictures.
It’s been a busy week for Joell Ortiz. He’s been in the middle of a full swing press tour for his new album Monday. After recording a “CTRL” performance at VEVO, he sat down with DJ Kay Slay, Showoff Radio with Statik Selektah, a performance at SIRIUS with Gray Rizzy and he will be joining Lord Sear today at 1pm est. Meanwhile his video for “Before Hip-Hop” is racking up views on YouTube and Uproxx & Genius named Monday one of the top LP’s of the month and BET featured Joell on Rate The Bars. The Slaughterhouse MC is still reminding people why Yaowa Nation remains strong. But, if after all that you still missed it, now is your chance to take in the full-album.
“I’m back to work. Monday is the start of the week. The grind!” Joell asserted. “Working people normally dread Mondays. Not me though; I embrace them! Feels like another opportunity. Another chance. The beginning of what’s ahead. On Monday I talk about life. Old me, new me, and the guy that next Monday may introduce to you all.”
Joell’s new album, Monday, features production from Big K.R.I.T., Nottz, Apollo Brown, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League & Heatmakerz and is now available via Mello Music Group.
You can now purchase, add and favorite Joell Ortiz Monday LP at your preferred DSP: https://smarturl.it/Yaowa
The last calendar year has been very transformative for Bishop Nehru & Brady Watt. After numerous mixtapes and collaborative projects, Bishop released his debut LP, Elevators: Act I & II, to rave reviews and fanfare and traversed the globe once more for a highly successful tour. The highly anticipated conceptual project saw Bishop forging a new working relationship with Kaytranada on Act I and reuniting with longtime collaborator MF Doom on Act II.
Likewise, for Brady, his profile has risen exponentially due to his groundbreaking “Bass & Bars” series (an ongoing series that has included appearances from Warren G, Evidence, Pharoahe Monch, B-Real, Smoke DZA, Talib Kweli, Benny The Butcher & Conway The Machine among many others) series that has generated widespread adulation across the net.
After announcing their new collaborative EP, The Real Book, Vol. 1, with a Complex Music Premiere for the projects lead-single, “Made For This,” and its accompanying visual, today, Bishop and Brady’s The Real Book, Vol. 1 is now available at all DSP’s.
“I heard a bunch of Brady’s production and I was drawn to it. He sent me beats pretty regularly and we met up last year and we had a bunch of dope ideas that we kept going back and forth with” Bishop commented to Complex. “We didn’t go into this looking to make an EP, but the music and vibe was there and it was very organic.”
“Bishop and I met thru DJ Premier and his involvement in my career is an incredible and rare blessing. I’ve been searching for an MC like Bishop to team up within this capacity for a long time now. My dream and destiny as a producer is to be the dude responsible for the music end of an icon. Like a Quincy to Michael Jackson, Dre to Eminem, 40 to Drake type shit” Brady stated to Complex. We exchanged a lot of ideas and when the time was right, we made it official. Bish came out to LA and we lived in the studio for a week and did the damn thing.”
You can now purchase, add and favorite Bishop Nehru & Brady Watt Present: The Real Book, Vol. 1 at your preferred DSP: https://ingroov.es/the-real-book-vol-1
Rapper/Entertainer/Actor FatBoy SSE just dropped his new project, TYRIQ, today on all platforms. This self-titled project, features 14 tracks and one bonus remix, with talent including Lil TJay, Flipp Dinero, Asian Doll, Zoey Dollaz, Uncle Murda, Garren and many more. Released through EMPIRE, this new project is a mirror image of who Tyriq is, a fun and loving guy who made his way through the harsh streets of New Jersey. With singles such as “Where I Came From”giving fans a look directly into his world, this group of music shows the variety of FatBoy’s story and creative process.
Stream : https://empire.lnk.to/tyriq