Fresh off signing deal with RCA Records, Maxo Kream links up with fellow Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion for his new track ‘She Live’.
Maxo Kream announces the start of a new chapter in his career, signing a deal with Big Persona/88 Classic/ RCA Records. Breaking out in 2015 with the pitch black Maxo 187, Maxo Kream exposed the gritty underside of Houston rap, combining stark lyrical realism with innovative production. With his subsequent projects, 2016’s The Persona Tapeand 2018’s Punken, Maxo amassed a cult following, growing his Spotify monthly listenership to over 1 million and garnering over 22 million plays on “Mars,” his single with Lil Uzi Vert.
Kicking off his RCA tenure with a dark and sinister anthem that suits any era of Maxo’s style, Maxo Kream shares “Still,” his latest single. Produced by St. Louis sound architect ChaseTheMoney, who brings thumping bass and eerie synths, “Still” finds Maxo rhyming in a lockstep flow–though his personal situation has considerably improved, he’s still the same Maxo: “Still sellin’ you-know-what to you-know-who/Law still on my ass, gotta watch my moves.” With a bit of introductory smack talk from Maxo’s father, “Still” also finds the Houston native shouting out his new record label: “Still makin’ deals, just signed me a deal/Signed to RCA, one point five mil.” “Still” is Maxo’s second single of 2019, following “Meet Again,” which has over 2.7 million streams on Spotify. The video, which is out now, was directed by acclaimed director Shomi Patwary (Beyoncé, A$AP Rocky, Pusha T).
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Generating over 30 million streams on Spotify alone, Maxo’s 2018 project Punken earned massive critical acclaim, including “Best Of 2018” honors from Noisey, The AV Club, FACT Mag, and DJ Booth, among others. The project’s most recent single “Roaches,” which boasts a creative music video with over 3.4 million YouTube views, currently enjoys prominent placement in Spotify’s “Off The Strength” and “The Sauce” playlists. Featuring appearances from Trippie Redd, 03 Greedo, and D. Flowers, and with production from The Wlderness, Beatboy, Sonny Digital, Ethereal, Honorable C Note, $uicideboy$, Tommy Kruise, Wolfe De Mchls, Teddy Walton, and MexikoDro, Punken built upon 2015’s Maxo 187 and 2016’s The Persona Tape with emotionally and sonically diverse tracks sitting side-by-side with insane drug-dealing bangers. Expect a similar creative and commercial leap from Maxo’s next project, hitting stores this Spring.
Today, Mississippi artist/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Dear Silas releases his new album The Last Cherry Blossom via RCA Records. Click HERE to listen.
The Last Cherry Blossom features 12 tracks, all written by Silas. On various tracks Silas also flexes his trumpet playing skills to add an extra dimension to his music over smooth raps.
To celebrate the release Silas also treats fans to the visual of his latest single “Under My Feet,” which was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Dark Brothers. Click HERE to watch.
The album follows the success of Silas’ “Skrr Skrr” which became a viral sensation late last year with this meme – click HERE to see. Shortly after, the track hit #1 on the Spotify Viral 50 chart for two consecutive weeks and has since hit a total of over 7 million streams worldwide. Click HERE to watch the official video.
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(From Left To Right: Mark Pitts (President, Urban Music, RCA Records/CEO ByStorm Entertainment),
Brooklyn Johnny (CEO, District 18 Entertainment) Peter Edge (Chairman & CEO, RCA Records)) New York, NY – November 6, 2018 – Music industry power player Brooklyn Johnny has entered into an exclusive partnership with RCA Records for a new joint venture label, District 18 Entertainment. As CEO of District 18 Entertainment, Brooklyn Johnny will usher in a new wave of talented artists under his keen development skills.
For the last 2 years, Brooklyn Johnny was instrumental in shaping the sound of today’s most popular chart topping, multi-platinum selling, award-winning artist Cardi B. Cardi’s commercial debut single, “Bodak Yellow” hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart, is 6X platinum and scored her 2 nominations at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
Brooklyn Johnny comments: “I’m looking forward to rapidly pushing the culture forward with this new venture. Peter Edge and Mark Pitts have both been great supporters of me for quite some time, so this partnership was natural. District 18 Entertainment will be a destination for the next generation of superstars. Stay tuned.”
Peter Edge, Chairman & CEO, RCA Records comments: “Brooklyn Johnny has established himself as a major force in hip-hop by elevating the careers of many artists with his creative vision, passion and ambition. His past accomplishments and unique approach to finding and developing young talent is what makes him distinctly standout from others. He will bring fresh ideas and talent to the RCA family through District 18 Entertainment and we’re looking forward to a successful partnership.”
Mark Pitts, President, Urban Music, RCA Records/CEO ByStorm Entertainment comments: “The music business today is a game for the younger generation and Johnny is playing it well, as he has proven he possesses all the elements it takes to be successful. His passion, hustle, and creative instincts for identifying talent is paramount to his success and I look forward to working with and ushering him into the future.”
Johnny’s foray into the music industry started when he opened a recording studio in his hometown of Brooklyn, NY. With the success of the studio under his belt, Johnny honed his business acumen by working in various areas within the music industry, including artist management, road and tour management, production, songwriting and engineering. After a multi-year stint as an A&R consultant for Atlantic Records, Brooklyn Johnny left the label to continue building his own businesses. With a keen ear to the streets, Johnny was instrumental in bringing then unknown artists Kodak Black and Cardi B to the Atlantic Records.
Burgeoning Brooklyn-bred artist GASHI today releases his new track, “Blame It On The Bag” and its accompanying lyric video. The track is now available to stream and purchase on all digital service providers via Honesty Saves Time/RCA Records. Click here to listen.
Written by GASHI and produced by Felix Leone (Travis Scott, Quavo), “Blame It On The Bag” shares the personal story of GASHI as his life changed from taking out the garbage at his family’s Brooklyn apartment building to finding success with his breakout hit “Disrespectful” and ultimately signing a management deal with RocNation. “Disrespectful” now has over 55 million streams worldwide.
GASHI on what the track means to him: “When my family and I moved to America we were blessed enough to be the superintendents of a building in Brooklyn. When I would do the garbage for the building, kids would take pictures of me holding the garbage bags and post them on social media to try and expose me. So, this song is basically me saying to them ‘blame it on the bag’ for motivating me to go and get a money bag.”
“Blame It On The Bag” follows the release of GASHI’s “Used To Be” and “No No No,” which was featured on the Spotify “New Music Friday” billboard in Times Square upon release. The track has been streamed over 6 million times worldwide and has appeared on Spotify’s Hot Rhythmic and Most Necessary playlists.
GASHI has previously released other standout tracks including, “Turn Me Down,” “24 Hours” and his breakout hit “Disrespectful,” which have collectively garnered over 65 million streams worldwide.
With outlets like XXL calling GASHI “a multi-talented artist,” Pigeons and Planes proclaiming “he’s been on a roll,” and VIBE declaring “…on his way to the major leagues….there’s no stopping GASHI now” he is fortifying the groundwork to be one of music’s breakout stars in 2018.
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Singer/songwriter/producer, Doja Cat today releases a new track, “Go To Town” and its accompanying video from her forthcoming debut album Amala, coming soon via RCA Records. Click here to watch.
“Go To Town” is written by Doja Cat and produced by tizhimself and Yeti. Shot in Los Angeles, the colorful visual was directed by Jabari Jacobs (21 Pilots, Anderson .Paak, The Internet) and produced by Sheira Davies (Beyoncé, Kygo, Pentatonix).
“Go To Town” follows the release of Doja’s current single, “Roll With Us” which was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday and Global Viral 50 playlists upon release and has been streamed nearly 1 million times worldwide. Hot New Hip Hop exclaims, “delicate vocals and lovable lyrics… [‘Roll With Us’ boasts] her signature sweet spot between pop and R&B-influenced sounds…” while Karen Civil proclaims, “…a fun and natural follow-up…a light knocking trap lullaby…”
Amala marks Doja Cat’s first official project release since her 2014 Purrr! EP, which features her breakout track, “So High.” “So High” has been streamed over 30 million times worldwide and garnered critical acclaim upon release from outlets such as FADER, VIBE, PAPER and Pigeons & Planes who describe the EP as having “…hazy, woozy production and undeniable hooks…It’s a masterclass in drugged out, experimental production…[with] warm, breathy singing and rapping…”
Starting in 2013, the now 22-year-old LA native began organically creating her fan-base online, posting her first track on Facebook, eventually building a large following via her official Soundcloud page. This digital fan-base helped Doja reach the masses, capturing the Internet’s attention with every release. Fast forward to 2018, Doja continues to engage fans through new social platforms, frequently using Periscope and Instagram Live to interact with her followers and preview new music.
With her official return and the release of Amala, Doja will undoubtedly impress fans and critics alike, kicking off what is sure to be a bright 2018 for the rising star.
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