Jaylii “I Forreal Got Finessed, Stop Letting These Fake Labels Put You In Shitty Contracts” [The Progress Report]

Cincinnati, Ohio artist Jaylii recently stopped by The Progress Report to speak on her stint away from the music scene. After years of releasing music, merch and multiple features and collaborations with mainstream artists, Jaylii had to take a break after discovering she signed a bad deal with an unofficial record label. Now she is in the rebranding process, repositioning herself in the music business.

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Up Close & Personal With YSL Gunna [The Progress Report]

“You Gone Win Every Time If You Outworking Everybody” 


Lalaa Shepard recently spoke with YSL’s latest, Gunna on The Progress Report. Gunna has been making noise in the streets and online with his Drip Season series and is rumored to make XXL’s Freshman list. During the interview, Gunna shares a funny story involving his mentor, Young Thug and details the label functions within YSL.


Gunna also defines Atlanta’s “new” sound and speaks on rappers obsession with drugs and its effects. 


Lastly, Gunna speaks of Meek Mill’s current incarceration and the difficulty of balancing the streets and a music career. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Docu-Series RESIST | Black Lives Matter’s Patrisse Cullors

The series follows Patrisse Cullors, Black Lives Matter Co-Founder and features appearances by Rosario Dawson (Actor, Activist), Johnathan Perez (Co-Founder, Immigrant Youth Coalition), Jayda Rasberry (Dignity & Power NOW), and many others. Each episode explores different personal stories and shows how the families and loved ones fight for their freedom after they are incarcerated. The community and student activists band together to attack the legislation that is targeting each concern.

Too Short: “OGs Are Haters When They Call New Hip Hop Whack, A Hit Record Is A Hit Record” [The Progress Report]

During All-Star Weekend in LA, Oakland legend, Too Short sat down for a conversation with Lalaa Shepard and The Progress Report to address the generational gap in Hip Hop. Too Short encourages newcomers to study the greats who came before them and also rappers who didn’t have successful careers to learn from their mistakes. Too Short also addresses OGs in Hip Hop who dislike younger rappers.

Too Short also introduces his new artist, Reg Black and discusses the benefits of Coalition DJs New Music Monday in Atlanta and New Music LA in California.

Stay tuned for more events sponsored by Funky OG & Coalition DJs!

Stream Coalition DJs new single “Certified” By T.I. & Jaquees Produced By Deraj Global & Jagged Edge: 

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Quality Control Talks the Rise of Migos & Lil Yachty, Leaking “Bad & Boujee,” & Building an Empire With Complex Mag

Quality Control, one of today’s most impactful music labels, are Complex’s latest cover stars. Quavo, Offset, Takeoff, Lil Yachty, Coach K and Pierre “Pee” Thomas sit down to discuss the early days of their label, discovering Migos and Lil Yachty and their paths to stardom. They reveal how they broke out of a bad business deal with 300 Entertainment, leading up to the release of their multi-platinum hit “Bad and Boujee.” Now with several plaques and award nominations on their resume, they break down their plans for world domination.

YFN Lucci Previews Debut Album, Ray Ray From Summer Hill, in New York City!

YFN Lucci & DJ Lavish Lee

YFN Lucci & Casanova

 

On Wednesday, February 21st, Think It’s A Game Records presented an intimate listening event at GoldBar in New York City, showcasing Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci‘s debut album, Ray Ray From Summer Hill. With DJ Lavish Lee providing sounds for the evening, guests enjoyed complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as they previewed the album. Artists, DJs, and influencers were in attendance includingCasanova and .idk.

YFN Lucci recently introduced his forthcoming debut effort to the public with the red-hot single “Boss Life” [feat. Offset]. Online, it’s quickly nearing the 5-million mark on Spotify and 4 million views on YouTube. Additionally, the album boasts the brand new banger “Street Kings” [feat. Meek Mill].

However, these two anthems offer just a glimpse of what to expect from his very first offering.

It’s time to meet Ray Ray From Summer Hill [Think It’s A Game Records/Warner Bros. Records], available everywhere March 9, 2018.

 

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Understanding The Celebration: A Sit Down with Skyzoo and Shawn Setaro (Video)

In Celebration of Us is easily the most complex, most layered and most important work to date, no debates in Skyzoo’s distinguished career. His greatest piece thus far.  These are stories that, like The Salvation, he preferred to tell on his own. Sky has never been this meticulous about an album in his life. Conceptually, this is Ta-nehisi Coates meets Chappelle’s Show meets The Autobiography of Malcolm X meets Blackish meets the case of Sandra Bland meets the birth of Air Jordans. It’s intense. And it’s beautiful!!

In Celebration of Us was significantly influenced by the birth of Skyzoo’s new (infant) son.  The impending birth drew Skyzoo back to his childhood and to recall his relationship with his own father; an admitted hustler, but a hustler who was always omnipresent in his life (their relationship is a major narrative on the new album). “The most important thing a black boy can have is his father.” “With so many things that are going on in our own country and around the world, looking the way we look and being who we are, I wanted this project to serve as a guidebook — something my son could always go back to.”

After a top 10 debut on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart, Skyzoo sat down with Complex’s (and The Cipher’s) Shawn Setaro at one of his favorite local establishments to break bread, sip coffee and discuss his new project at length.

Skyzoo’s In Celebration of Us is now available for purchase and streaming at all digital platforms via First Generation Rich/EMPIRE.

Skyzoo’s In Celebration of Us at iTunes: https://bit.ly/InCelebrationOfUs