Skizzy Mars returns today with the release of his newest single, “No Advice.” The track is also joined by a new companion visual, streaming now at Skizzy’s YouTube channel. Additionally, Skizzy announced his new studio album, Free Skizzy Mars will be released later this summer.
“No Advice” is Skizzy’s first solo material since his joint project with labelmate Prelow, I Can’t Take Me Anywhere; the 9-track collaborative project was released in November of 2018. I Can’t Take Me Anywhere follows Skizzy Mars’ last EP, “are you OK?” which includes hit singles, “2006” and “American Dream,” the latter of which was joined by a companion video that premiered on HypeBeast. “American Dream” was also featured on the soundtrack for Madden NFL 19.
NYC native, Skizzy Mars earned instant buzz with his first single, 2011’s “Douchebag,” and has since made his bones as one of contemporary rap’s most eclectic new stars. The Harlem-based MC – known to his family as Myles Mills – followed “Douchebag” with the powerful “Profound“ as well as a pair of much-talked-about mixtapes and increasingly popular live appearances as both headliner and support to such stars as G-Eazy, Logic, and Ty Dolla $ign.
Highlighted by chart-topping tracks like “Time (Ft. G-Eazy & Olivver the Kid),” “The Red Balloon Project” EP dropped in February 2015 and proved a straight-up sensation, debuting at #4 on Billboard’s “Top Rap Albums” chart before peaking at #35 on the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200. A 33-city headline tour followed, highlighted by sold out shows in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Skizzy’s own NYC.
Skizzy has also received a remarkable range of press coverage, with features in such outlets as The Fader, NYLON, Complex, i-D, Pigeons & Planes, and HypeBeast, as well as an appearance on the premiere installment of XXL’s “Ante Up” podcast.
Produced by renowned London production duo iLL BLU (Ray Blk, The Weeknd), ‘Sponsored’ was premiered by DJ Target on 1Xtra last night and is the latest track to be taken from his highly anticipated debut album set for release this summer. The video was directed by Daps (Stormzy, Drake, Migos) and continues to tilt a hat at Hardy’s success. Shot in London’s infamous Bond Street the video also features an array of influencers including Bria Myles, Jena Frumes, Mettisse Campbell, Lela Simone, and Shantania Beckford.
‘Sponsored’ drops off the back of a stellar 2018 for Hardy Caprio. Most people would be absolutely delighted to either achieve a first-class degree in accountancy or to launch a thriving rap career. Incredibly Hardy Caprio did both at the same time. After gatecrashing the UK rap scene, the charismatic young south Londoner has been on a vertical rise making waves and scoring chart hits with summery r'n'b-rap like Unsigned and Best Life, (both feat. One Acen), and the harder-edged dancefloor swagger of Rapper. He has sold more than 1 million singles, sold out two national tours (many of which sold out within minutes of going on sale) and accomplished a gold and two silver records in one calendar year. His most recent single 'Best Life' was in the Top 40 for 12 weeks, becoming a mainstay on UK radio playlists and racking up 30 million audio streams and 16 million video streams.
Earmarked by The Guardian as an artist who’s “on the edge of breakthrough” and GRM Daily as “a rapper that is going to blow” and described by The Independent as “poised to break into the mainstream”, Hardy has delivered on the hype, cementing his reputation as an upcoming British MC to watch. With a rise to glory that is testament to an ever-evolving and expanding UK music scene, Hardy’s lyrics are as relatable as his success-story is inspirational.
Following the release of ‘Sponsored’, this year will see Hardy perform at a string of festivals and release his debut album.
Produced by Kahan’s frequent collaborator Joel Little (Lorde, Khalid), Noah wrote “Mess” last fall while he was home in Vermont in between sold out tours. Of the song, Noah explains, “My life has taken a 180° turn. I’m on a very different path than what I thought I would do. I get nostalgic for the locale where I grew up, because the scenery is so beautiful. Going from this to bigger cities and tours is crazy for me. The truth is—regardless of where I’ve gone—my parents still yell at me to pick up the dogs’ shit when I’m back home.”
He continues, “‘Mess’ is a song I wrote during a very overwhelming and generally sad time in my life. Being able to work on this song and bring these feelings to light was a lifeline for me, and I hope it provides you with similar comfort.”
“Mess” follows the global success of Kahan’s breakout singles, “Hurt Somebody” and “False Confidence.” With over 200 million global streams to date, “Hurt Somebody” is triple platinum in Australia and gold in Canada, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Switzerland and New Zealand; and it peaked at #1 on the Top 40 radio charts in Australia for three weeks, making it the third most played song on the Australian airwaves in all of 2018 where Noah has become one of the most buzzworthy new acts. “False Confidence” continues to grow with over 15 million streams to date and is currently sitting in the top 5 at Triple A radio in the U.S.
Noah Kahan will be hitting the road with James Bay this month on his North American tour, performing at New York’s iconic Beacon Theatre for two nights on March 12 and 13 and at Los Angeles’ The Wiltern on March 25. He will also be joining Dean Lewis on his headline tour in Europe and the U.K. in April. See the full list of upcoming dates below. Tickets are available now at www.NoahKahan.com/tour.
In two short years, music quite literally carried 22-year-old singer, songwriter and artist Noah Kahan around the world—a long way from his native Strafford, VT (pop. 1,045) and the 133-acre tree farm where he resides. On the trip, the alternative troubadour notched an international hit in the form of “Hurt Somebody” [feat. Julia Michaels], while his singles “Young Blood” and “False Confidence” also racked up millions of streams and he sold out headline tours in North America, Europe, and the UK and hit the road with artists like George Ezra and Leon Bridges. Not to mention, he has garnered critical acclaim from Billboard, Stereogum, Clash, Idolator, and more. In the midst of this whirlwind, he assembled his upcoming full-length debut album. The first single “Mess” illuminates his marked growth as a songwriter and storyteller by way of its biting lyrics and undeniable sing-a-long, underscoring a heartwarming and often hilarious portrait of hometown longing.
The smooth bass lines and even flow of the track’s vibe is offset with Xiuhtezcatl’s woke and provocative lyrics. Jaden Smith undeniable lyrical prowess adds a stunning layer both sonically and lyrically. Jaden reflects back on the project and comments, “X Is One of my favorite artist of this generation and I’m honored to work with him every chance I get.”
Read and listen to the Complex exclusive premiere of “Boombox Warfare” here: https://www.complex.com/music/2019/02/xiuhtezcatl-jaden-smith-boombox-warfare. “Boombox Warfare” drops today on all streaming platforms and here[http://smarturl.it/boomboxwarfare]. “Boombox Warfare” comes out on the heels of Xiuhtezcatl’s debut full length album Break Free. Critically acclaimed by fans and critics alike, the new album has garnered support from tastemakers like Rolling Stone, Remezcla, I-D, Complex to name a few.
A progressive hip-hop artist at his core, Xiuhtezcatl splashed into the public eye as an activist speaking out on critical issues including climate change and Indigenous rights. His performance at and support of the Standing Rock movement made national headlines as Rolling Stone took note and named him one of the 25 under 25 Changing the World. He has become a voice for his generation, highlighted by his work with the Earth Guardians and his passion for youth empowerment. His work as an advocate for the youth and environment includes an address at the UNGA, TED Talks, interview by Bill Maher and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Currently, he is one of the faces and a spokesperson for Shepard Fairey’s + Amplifier’s #WeTheFuture campaign, and suing the U.S. government for violating our constitutional rights by perpetuating the climate crisis in the trial of the century – Juliana vs. the United States. His first book We Rise was published early last year.
Xiuhtezcatl will be touring with his band and performing fan favorites alongside new material. Audiences can expect to see live drums, strings, synth bass and Isa, his sister, on vocals. Live shows are high energy, guaranteed to leave audiences turned up and hyped! Check out the tour dates listed below or track them here.
The 19-year-old British-Nigerian talent stepped out in the UK scene with recent tracks ‘Friendzone’, ‘The Point’ and‘Wahala’, which have collectively garnered over 2 million streams and 1 million video views.
Following their success, and lifted from forthcoming project of the same name, ‘Her, Her & You’ is produced by recent collaborator Fanatix (Giggs, Stylo G, Chip) and combines old school R&B vibes with Afrobeat influences and ZION’s signature smooth vocals.
Sure to cement his rise in the UK, the accompanying music video sees ZION turn on the charm as he sings to mesmerize the women in his life. Zion says; "I remember being in the mind-frame of wanting three women because they offered three very different things to me, its such a relatable topic I had to put it in a song. 'Her Her & You' is definitely one of my favourite records so far, it's the second track I have made with Fanatix and how everything came together was dope and phenomenal."
Following on from the single release which dropped on Christmas Eve, Joshua J can now reveal the official video for 'Let Go', shot in Barcelona.
Watch the video here.
Speaking on the video, the 20-year-old Dutch artist says “Somehow I couldn’t come up with an idea for the video, so my best friend booked us flights to one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and we decided to ‘let go’.”
As well as this, Joshua J has announced his debut LP '1998' which is due for release on 8th March 2019. Joshua J started writing and singing when he moved out of the foster home he grew up in. Creating this album helped him to process a lot of what happened in the first nineteen years of his life. It brought him closer to who he is and outlined who he wants to become. '1998' represents Joshua in his purest, more sincere form.
Meek Mill just dropped a star studded music video for his single “Going Bad” featuring Drake.
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DJ and producer Chantel Jeffries releases a new song “Facts” ft. YG, Rich The Kid, & BIA via 10:22 pm/Capitol Records /Virgin EMI. The song showcases Chantel’s production abilities alongside powerhouse verses from superstars YG and Rich The Kid and up-and-coming female rapper BIA.
Additionally, Chantel has announced her 2019 Las Vegas residency with Hakkasan Group marking a monumental milestone for Chantel’s career, establishing herself as one of the select few female DJ’s with a major Las Vegas residency. This weekend, Chantel will showcase her skills at multiple Super Bowl LIII events in Atlanta including the Boosty Bellows x Eleven Miami pop up with Tiesto on Friday, the Fanatics Annual Super Bowl Party, and alongside Rae Sremmurd at TAO’s Super Bowl takeover on Saturday night.
Chantel’s previous releases have garnered over 70 million streams worldwide including her debut hit “Wait” ft. Offset, which debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart.
British-born songwriter, producer & artist, Shae Jacobs returns with an infectious, new Pop-R&B-tinged track “Not Supposed To”, the fourth single installment from his forthcoming EP (TBA).
With a soaring voice that combines technical chops with passion and versatility, Shae shines on his latest, upbeat record. The artist opens up about his disloyal girlfriend and his mixed emotions after discovering she’s betrayed his love. Shae croons about not being able to move on - doing everything he can to get her off his mind - but still being torn in two between wanting to be with her but knowing he’s “not supposed to”.
With his previous releases, Shae established himself as a multitalented artist known for exploring relationships, heartbreak, and healing with soulfulness beyond his years. In 2018, Shae unveiled three, independently released singles including "Fxck Me Up,” “Space,” and“Jealous”, which have earned placements on Spotify’s US NMF and the Top of Breaking Pop playlists, along with Apple’s Best of Week.
Now signed to Prescription Songs in LA, he has worked with some on the biggest names in music, including Snoop Dogg, Jason Derulo, Sean Paul, Sigrid, Plan B, Shift K3Y, and Charlotte Lawrence. Shae also previously featured on the Juno award-winning single ‘Off The Ground’ alongside BitFunk.
De’Wayne Jackson is an alternative Singer/Rapper from Houston, TX who is blurring lines between rap, alternative and guitar-driven rock.
“It was my first time linking up with the producers S.O.S. from London. Immediately we started talking about religion and politics, the beat we were working on had this hard guitar riff so I just started going in about what I was seeing on the news everyday and how frustrated I was with the current climate. I feel sometimes a past love can make you feel just as mad so I wanted to talk about that in the 2nd verse. It’s a banger filled with my emotions and thoughts.” - De’Wayne
Ask any music fan what T-Pain is most famous for, and they’ll tell you: imaginative, dazzling, mind-warping vocal effects. It was T-Pain who introduced voice processing into hip-hop, and even when his peers copied him, his relentless experimentation kept him in the front of the pack. But T-Pain is also a first-rate producer, beat-maker, and hip-hop concept-master, and if he wasn’t as talented a singer as he is, those effects wouldn’t sound as good as they do. “Getcha Roll On”, the latest single from 1UP, his seventh album, uses vocal processing sparingly. Instead, the song demonstrates what a forceful, exciting singer he can be, even when his voice isn’t ostentatiously enhanced.
Not that he’s got anything to prove. The Tallahassee rapper and singer has scored eight platinum tracks as a lead artist and many others as a featured performer on other artists’ songs. His best-known songs – “I’m ‘n Luv (Wit a Stripper)”, “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’)”, “Chopped ‘n’ Skrewed”, “5 O’Clock” – are bigger than pop or rap: they’re part of our national consciousness. Over his two-decade career, he’s worked with nearly all of the biggest names in hip-hop, including DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, and dozens of other artists hungry for the distinctive flavor that only a T-Pain vocal can provide. On “Getcha Roll On”, T-Pain pairs with one of the most exciting young voices in modern pop: Toronto R&B singer Tory Lanez, whose singles “Say It”, “Luv”, and “Talk To Me” heated up the Top 40 in 2018.
To shoot the clip for “Getcha Roll On”, T-Pain has turned to an experienced hand: Edgar Esteves. Esteves made videos for artists of many genres, including rock, country, and mainstream pop. But hip-hop is his specialty, and he’s recently demonstrated his mastery of the rap style and iconography in kinetic clips for Quavo, Lil Baby, and Kevin Gates. “Getcha Roll On” is a nighttime fantasia of screaming stunt cars, club lights, and beautiful bodies. T-Pain and Tory Lanez rap and sing in the parking lot as the automobiles screech circles around them. The star addresses the camera with utter confidence and swagger. And why wouldn’t he? After all, he’s T-Pain.
Taken from his recently released and critically acclaimed sophomore album Cosmic, which was released in September last year to rave reviews, Teddy Riley protégé, former Blackstreet member, and New Jersey R&B singer and songwriter LENNY HAROLD is excited to kickstart his 2019 with the release of his highly anticipated music video for fan-favourite Cosmic album track ‘MORE’, which has just been premiered by Soultracks.
Produced by three time Grammy Award nominee Armando ‘Mandobeats’ Colon, who has previously worked with the likes of Shaggy, Busta Rhymes, Lil Kim, Cam’ron and Fat Joe, with live bass and guitar arrangements from Ralph B. Stacy (Luther Vandross, SWV, Dru Hill), ‘More’ stands out as a timeless R&B slow jam, which is held together by Lenny Harold’s striking tenor and smooth vibrato, and honest and relatable songwriting about wanting more for and from a love interest.
The ‘More’ visuals see Lenny Harold collaborating with fast-rising cinematographer and photographer Richard ‘Parlay’ Copier of OneiPhotography, to create a storytelling masterpiece, which not only brings the ‘More’ record, which is already a timeless R&B offering all by itself, further to life, but tells its own story of a woman stuck between trying to leave a life of pain and abuse behind, and the fear of leaping into the unknown with someone new.
Speaking about the inspiration behind the ‘More’ video, Lenny Harold says, “we wanted to create a visual that could tell several stories, with the main focus on our leading lady having to make a decision that’s often vital to the heart for all of us. You’re not sure if she did, if she wants to, or if she’s just thinking about it, and ultimately, we don’t know. We wanted the video to have the ability to connect with everyone regardless of the scenario, and I hope it does just that”.
Counting the likes of Quincy Jones, Marsha Ambrosius and Jamie Fox as fans, and with three critically acclaimed R&B projects already under his belt, before he released last year’s well received Cosmic album, Lenny Harold is coming into 2019 as one of the best pure R&B talents out of America today. The rest of the year will see the New Jersey native embark on a short run ‘Cosmic’ tour across the US, along with the release of more visuals from the album, starting with ‘Heat’ in February.
Shot in South lake Tahoe this song has no profanity or drug talk. Its all life love and music. Tune in below!
This is the single “Good Guy Bad Guy” from Rex GoodGuy’s debut EP “The Evolution Of Rex Goodguy”. Tune in below!
Coline Creuzot debuted the video for her soulful single, “Dead End”. Written by Coline and Troy “R8dio” Johnson (Solange, Chris Brown) the Motown inspired song finds Coline crooning against a Los Angeles skyline.
“Dead End was inspired by relationships, the failure of them and how hard it is to feel complete again once it’s on a one-way road,” says Coline. “This song talks about the disappointment and the heartbreak of realizing in that moment, forever doesn’t always last. You have to learn how to move forward.”
West LDN’s Young TY is no stranger to the scene after gaining underground notoriety from last year’s Westwood Crib Session and infamous Black Boxfreestyles, which racked up 100k views within an hour of being aired. The 17 year old has been making some big moves behind the scenes, so much so that he has recently landed a record deal with Charlie Sloth’s record label ‘Grimey Limey Records’.
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His debut single ‘No Love’ is the first off his debut EP (chalked for release in spring ’19) and is produced by the hotly tipped producer Hazard, whose credits include Mist and Krept & Konan. The radio friendly track mixes things up with an Afro-Swing beat, Young TY’s drill delivery and even some singing hooks in the chorus. All this is based around the classic TLC ‘No Scrubs’ guitar lick replayed and sampled in the studio. Explaining why he chose this song to sample and release first, Young Ty explains:
"Growing up as a kid my mum used to play a lot of classic RnB tracks which where my early influences, so with my first single I wanted to bring something different to the scene. I love the Afro-Swing scene but I wanted to do a track that could appeal to everyone young and old. A lot of MC's are rapping about money, designer clothes and girls - so I thought why not have my own spin on the way girls used to diss but now they love me because they see how hard I'm grinding”
19 year old Lafayette, Louisiana native, Khousion Rollyns delivers the OPN SZN Media directed visual to his Kid Class produced single, "The Most."