PineappleCiti Debuts Her Swag-filled Single, “I Need A Coupe”

New Jersey’s very own PineappleCITI has officially released her single, “I Need A Coupe”. The swag-filled track highlights the emerging emcee’s flow, laced with idioms of perseverance and financial insecurity; while the chorus swoons over a classical-infused production—earmarked by the 808’s and keys. 
Make no mistake, though you may be new to PineappleCiti, she’s no newcomer. Holding critically acclaimed writing credits for Kelly Rowland and Yo Gotti, while simultaneously bolstering partnerships with Ciroc Studios, Red Bull Music, and now VYDIA, CITI knows what it takes to cut through and delivers that same energy with “I Need A Coupe”.

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St. Louis singer Chel new single “My Name”

With her ascension underway and gaining momentum, singer Chel is ready to make sure everyone gets familiar with her through her new single “My Name.”
The St. Louis native first made waves last year with her single “That Fire” and hasn’t stopped working since, resulting in her best work yet. 
My Name” has pop-anthem potential written all over it, with Chel delivering a soothing and sultry set of stories over the infectiously upbeat production. 
Armed with a variety of vocal range and styles, Chel displays her versatility throughout the song, effortlessly alternating between her skill set. As an artist who thrives on authenticity, Chel uses the song to give her listeners an honest and relatable window into herself as a woman and artist. 
Given that our names are usually the first thing people learn about us, “My Name” is a fitting introduction to what Chel is all about.  

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Kirk Knight Releases New Album “IIWII

Kirk Knight releases his new album IIWII (It Is What It Is) today via Pro Era Records/RED Music. The 12-track album embodies Kirk’s wide musical skillset as the prodigious New York producer, songwriter and rapper steps into the spotlight as a fully-realized and self-sufficient musician. Kirk Knight is also announcing his headlining show in New York at Rough Trade on January 17th. IIWII, which features his previously released track “Run It Back (freestyle)” and his new single “Downtime,”is available today across digital service platforms. Click here to listen.First establishing himself as a member of Pro Era and one of the backbones of the collective’s sound, Kirk produced tracks for those within the Pro Era circle and others, all while steadily honing his own craft. In 2015, he released his solo debut Late Knight Special, just before his 20th birthday. In the years since, he has continued to develop and refine his sound, including production for A$AP Ferg’s double-platinum hit “Plain Jane” and his critically-acclaimed joint-EP with fellow Pro Era member Nyck Caution, Nyck @ Knight, released last year. Kirk is also establishing himself as a talented young actor, appearing in Patti Cake$, a film about a white woman from New Jersey with rap aspirations that became a Sundance festival darling and earned rave reviews. Now 23, Kirk has burrowed down to the very core of his music to build a lush, new sound that’s solely his. With IIWII, he’s is displaying a newfound perspective, cutting through right to the essence of himself as an artist while fluently navigating the trends that are gripping both the charts and the streets right now. A byproduct of his time working behind the boards and polishing his own sound, IIWII is a cultivation of what Kirk has learned along the way as he steps into the spotlight as a solo artist.

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Ginette Claudette Releases Her New Track “Love Me Back”

R&B songstress and recording artist Ginette Claudette releases her new track “Love Me Back” today via Summerchild Records/RED MUSIC. The honest and vulnerable track will appear on her forthcoming project On To Something due out November 30th. Click here to listen.

 
“On most of the records, I’m having a conversation with myself. Creating this project has been a very therapeutic journey of self-discovery for me as a woman and an artist. On this new project, I start to peel back a lot of layers on a lot of the things I have been self-conscious about for so long and, until now, have held inside,” expresses Ginette Claudette. “For the first time, I was able to unapologetically say what I wanted while disregarding the outside pressures that I’ve faced for so long. And I am excited to share it with the world,” says Ginette Claudette on the project.
 
Three years since her last EP All The Way Back, Claudette took time off from releasing music, tucked away in the studio where she focused her energy on herself and songwriting. In 2018, she made her return with fresh, new music that leads with even bolder statements and leans more deeply into her R&B roots. The announcement of her highly-anticipated project On To Something is proof of her resilience.

Claudette was dubbed the cover of TIDAL’s Rising Latin playlist where her previously released track “Twisted” debuted. The track has since garnered over 1.4 million streams and reached #25 on Vevo’s R&B Wave playlist. Her single “True” also gained strong momentum after being added to Apple Music’s The Crossover playlist and Spotify’s R&B Movement playlist. It debuted at #8 for as most added as Rhythmic on Mediabase.
 
Music runs through Ginette Claudette’s DNA. At the age of three, Claudette took after her mother, a famous singer in the Dominican Republic, and gravitated towards dreams of stardom. She began performing on stages across her native New York, whether at her fifth grade graduation in Washington Heights or at a talent showcase at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem. She began taking guitar lessons across the street at an old church and penning songs inspired by her surroundings. If constructing her music while juggling school wasn’t enough, Claudette would also shuffle to Disney auditions after class with her mom. Inherent hustle aside, Claudette dealt with the loss of her father at a young age, and sister to an illness as a teenager. After going to a small, 100-kid performing arts high school in the Bronx, Claudette was on the verge of being admitted into college when she decided to take a year to go hard and pursue music full time. She then finessed studio time with well-connected producers, attracting the ears of several labels with her soulful YouTube covers and eventually signing with Universal Motown Records in 2010.
 
While she got to work with revered talent like Babyface, Rico Love, Pop & Oak and more, her album would never reach the public and she parted ways with Motown in 2012. Claudette went on to release three projects, independently enlisting the talents of August Rigo, filled with romantic R&B and swoon-worthy pop gems. She has toured internationally with hip-hop/EDM group, Far East Movement. Since her last release, Ginette has grown up and into the music she’s making. In 2018, Claudette is just getting warmed up. This go-round, she is making bolder statements with her music and leaning more into her R&B roots. Take the album’s latest track “Twisted” for example where she lets her independent, around-the-way girl attitude shine. Claudette’s resilience and positive demeanor serve as a testament to the type of artist she is.
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lovelytheband Releases Acoustic Version of “Broken

Alt-pop band lovelytheband releases the acoustic version of their hit single “broken” today via RED MUSIC. Click here to listen.
 
The band’s single “broken,” which has over 124 million streams worldwide and is certified gold by the RIAA, is currently #1 on the Adult Top 40 radio chart, is at #17 at AC, #16 at Top 40 radio and has over 80 million weekly and 1.24 billion in total in audience at radio. The song is also still in the top 10 at Alternative radio at #9, and has been in the top 10 for 38 weeks. After being the first to break the record this year for the longest running #1 track on Alternative Radio at 6 weeks, the single has been on the Alternative radio charts for a year, and has spent 6 months on the Adult Top 40 chart.
 
The band recently performed the hit single on Live with Kelly and Ryan.broken” was described simply as “So. Damn. Good.” by Buzzfeed and “infectious” by Billboard. The band will be releasing an acoustic version of the track this Friday, November 16th. Their newest single “these are my friends,” has over 10 million streams worldwide and is #13 on Alternative radio.
The band, who was named one of Billboard‘s “10 Rock & Alternative Artists to Watch in 2018,” recently wrapped up their tours with Vance Joy and AWOLNATION as well as their headlining fall ‘broken like me‘ tour and performed at Lollapalooza, Billboard’s Hot 100 Festival and Austin City Limits. The band is currently in Europe for a 17-date tour supporting 5 Seconds of Summer. The band has new merchandise and is available here and at their various tour dates. 


5 SECONDS OF SUMMER EUROPEAN TOUR DATES 

November 16 – Halle 662 – Zurich, Switzerland
November 17 – Forum – Milan, Italy
November 19 – Wiznik – Madrid, Spain

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Compton’s own, Kalan.FrF’s newest release featuring upcoming R&B superstar, Damar Jackson, titled “Love Song”

This Compton x Louisiana collaboration is undeniably a hit! Being released only two days ago and peaking 16,000 plays already on Soundcloud, the ladies have begun creating their instagram videos singing along to this catch hooky which features both Kalan & Damar.

Damar pulled up to the studio we started listening to a few beats and we was like this the one. We started going through melodies and the vibe was just there. We went back and forth on that hook it start reminding me of that Jamie Foxx episode when they was singing “plain white rice”, naw but in all seriousness Damar a great artist I’m progressing over time it wasn’t no pissing contest we just went in there and knocked out a banger. Kalan.FrFr


I knew the song was gonna be something special because this was a real collaboration, where two artist create together in the studio and not email. Everything that happened was priceless because music is a moment and was took advantage of it and created Love Song.Damar Jackson


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Dave East & Moneybagg Yo Join Reazy Renegade On “Teller”

Reazy Renegade has been behind the boards on his fair share of bangers, but “The Renegades” producer is now ready to break away and shine as a solo artist, a route that many beat maestros are beginning to take. For his first act, Reazy taps a pair of artists he’s previously worked alongside in Harlem’s Dave East and the burgeoning Memphis native Moneybagg Yo for “Teller.” The bristling track debuts with Billboard on Friday (Nov. 16).

“Around this time last year, Dave East dropped a project called ‘Karma,’ on which I produced a track on it titled ‘Salty’ that featured MoneyBagg Yo. I remember thinking to myself, the contrast of these guys voices on the same track is impeccable,” Reazy says. “Wheels got to turning and I knew we had to spark another collab.”

Just a few months later, the makings of “Teller” began to come together. “I remember East went to Atlanta and ended up in the studio with Bagg. After sending them a few records, this particular joint stood out to me. I put some final touches on the single, shortly after inking an artist deal with SONY/Orchard and the rest is history,” the Starvation producer adds.

The debut single sets Reazy’s plans for a producer-album officially in motion for 2019. The former We The Best signee’s rugged street production meshes seamlessly with the gritty style of rapping seen from lyrical assassins in Dave East and Moneybagg Yo. 
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Mobb Deep’s Prodigy Joins Producer EyeonEyez On “Out Queens”

In 2017, Producer EyeOnEyez connected with Hip Hop legend and icon Prodigy to record “Out Queens.” Sadly, Prodigy passed prematurely soon after. Just like his other work, this final track “Out Queens” utilizes EyeOnEyez signature sound: lush synths, haunting melodies, kamikaze trap drums and melt-your-face-off 808’s.

In addition, EyeOnEyez will be releasing a visual for “Out Queens” shortly in advance of his upcoming full length album featuring Wu Tang Clan, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, as well as a few up and coming artists from his own label.

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Introduce Rudy Blvk

Rudy Blvk started recording music in 2014. Since the young age of 9 years old he knew he wanted to become a musician, not only to impact the lives of others but to live out his dream of one day buying his mom a home.Rudy, originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has already released two mixtapes and looks forward to working on more new music for his fans. Being able to be himself through lyricism has gained him the attention and respect every rapper wants. Rudy Blvk can attest that his laid back demeanor is what attracts most people to him. He is different in the sense that he would rather stay lowkey and out of the way as opposed to always being in the forefront. Chief Keef is his number one musical inspiration followed by artists like The Fonda Twins, Lil Wayne, Kevin Gates, Young Dolph, Future, and The Migos. He also gathers motivation to create from his environment growing up. Rudy Blvk was featured on Chris Brown’s instagram earlier this year as brand ambassador for Brown’s ‘Black Pyramid” clothing line. Through music his overall goals include taking care of his family and helping other artists gain exposure, while gaining as many fans and new listeners as possible. Rudy Blvk live his life by the popular phrase Y.O.L.O. Be on the lookout for Rudy’s “Life Invader” mixtape set to be release early 2019

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