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SXSW Music Festival – Third Round of Showcasing Artists Announced

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The South by Southwest® Music Festival (SXSW®) has announced a third round of Showcasing Artists invited to perform at the 36th annual event. The festival offers the opportunity to connect emerging acts and established artists with entertainment, technology, and media professionals, all sharing in a career- and life-changing experience. The first essential and international music event on the industry’s calendar, the SXSW Music Festival takes place March 14 – 20, 2022 in Austin, Texas.

Each year, the SXSW Music Festival programmers present a global lineup of artists representing dozens of well-established genres alongside boundary-breaking music that defies classification. The result is a unique live music experience where industry pros and music lovers experience multiple one-of-a-kind events from a range of up-and-coming and established artists. A few highlights include: Albi X (Cologne GERMANY), Attalie (Kinshasa CONGO, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF), Bairi(Hershey PA), Balming Tiger (Seoul SOUTH KOREA), Big Joanie (London UK-ENGLAND), Cartel Madras (Calgary CANADA), Cassandra Jenkins (New York NY), Chris Patrick (East Orange NJ), CIFIKA (Seoul SOUTH KOREA), Coogie (Seoul SOUTH KOREA), Cymande (London UK-ENGLAND), Hannah Jadagu (Mesquite TX), IAN SWEET (Los Angeles CA), Jackie Venson (Austin TX), Jon Dee Graham (Austin TX), Kalpee (Chaguanas TRINIDAD and TOBAGO), Kosha Dillz (Brooklyn NY), La Doña (San Francisco CA), LAUNDRY DAY (New York NY), Madison McFerrin (Brooklyn NY), Miki Ratsula (Santa Ana CA), Miro Shot (London UK-ENGLAND),Moonchild Sanelly (Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA), Papazian (Beirut LEBANON),Pillow Queens (Dublin IRELAND), Pom Pom Squad (Brooklyn NY), Sloppy Jane (Los Angeles CA), Thee Phantom & The Illharmonic Orchestra (Queens Village NY), Ural Thomas and the Pain (Portland OR), Virgen Maria (Madrid SPAIN), Wet Leg (Isle of Wight UK-ENGLAND), William Harries Graham (Austin TX), Wolf Eyes (Pontiac MI) as well as virtual only SXSW Online-exclusive performances by Shonen Knife (Osaka JAPAN), Elephant Gym (Kaohsiung TAIWAN), Fake Gentle (Chengu CHINA), Mong Tong (Taipei TAIWAN), Olivia Tsao (Tainan TAIWAN), Sorry Youth (Taipei TAIWAN), and more.

This is the third of several announcements revealing the wide array of Showcasing Artists who will perform for the international creative community. Showcase presenters offer curated line-ups giving attendees the opportunity to experience tomorrow’s headliners in small-stage performances at unique venues in downtown Austin. Newly announced presenters include Audiofemme, Bandsintown, Bad Vibrations, Balming Tiger, Bayonet Records, Bella Union, Black Fret, Break Out West, British Underground, DIY Magazine, Double Denim Management, Empire Agency, Empire Distribution, EQ Austin, Father/Daughter Records, Field Booking Agency, Fire Talk Records, Futuristic Femmes, Gold Diggers, Island Wave, KUTX – The Breaks, The Line of Best Fit, Marca Ùnica, Motown Records, Music Finland, Negative Gain, NNA Tapes, Northern Spy Records, Paper Bag Records, Punk Black, RapTV, Rhythm Section International, Run for Cover Records, Side Door, Space Agency, Wide Awake Festival, The Windmill Brixton, WOMEX, and Zone 6 Management. 

Artists invited to perform include:

Adam Kraft (San Francisco CA)
Adrian Daniel (Brooklyn NY)
AKEEM Music (Porto Alegre BRAZIL)
Albi X (Cologne GERMANY)
alexalone (Austin TX)
Alisa Amador (Cambridge MA)
Amra (Ulaanbaatar MONGOLIA)
Andrew Sa (Chicago IL)
Andy Jenkins (Richmond VA)
Angel Cintron (San Antonio TX)
Annie DiRusso (Croton On Hudson NY)
Annika Bennett (Los Angeles CA)
Argonaut & Wasp (New York NY)
ATALHOS (São Paulo BRAZIL)
Atlas Maior (Austin TX)
Attalie (Kinshasa CONGO, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE)
BabiBoi (Austin TX)
Baby Kahlo (Baltimore MD)
Bairi (Hershey PA)
Balming Tiger (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Band of Bastards (Austin TX)
Barrie (Brookyln NY)
Beatnik Bandits (Austin TX)
BeBe Deluxe (Jacksonville FL)
Begonia (Winnipeg CANADA)
Belen Cuturi (Montevideo URUGUAY)
Ber (Bemidji MN)
Best Move (Sacramento CA)
Big Joanie (London UK-ENGLAND)
Big Wy’s Brass Band (Rollingwood TX)
Billy Star (Dallas TX)
BIVOLT (São Paulo BRAZIL)
Blackwater Brass (Ocean Springs MS)
Blato Zlato (New Orleans LA)
Blvck Hippie (Memphis TN)
BÖNDBREAKR (Austin TX)
bottoms (Brooklyn NY)
Bourgeois Mystics (Austin TX)
Branson Anderson (Logandale UT)
Bridget Rian (Nashville TN)
Buffalo Rose (Pittsburgh PA)
Calliope Musicals (Austin TX)
Cara Hammond (London UK-ENGLAND)
Cartel Madras (Calgary CANADA)
Casii Stephan and the Midnight Sun (Tulsa OK)
CasinoATX (Austin TX)
Cassandra Jenkins (New York NY)
catchtwentytwo (Miami FL)
Caution (Washington DC)
Ceramic Animal (Doylestown PA)
ChihiroYamazaki +ROUTE14band (Kawasaki JAPAN)
Choses Sauvages (Montreal CANADA)
Chris Berardo (Silvermine CT)
Chris Patrick (East Orange NJ)
Christopher Royal King & Nico Rosenberg (Los Angeles CA)
CIFIKA (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Collapsing Stars (Minneapolis MN)
Coogie (Daejeon SOUTH KOREA)
Corduroy Egg (Los Angeles CA)
Coyle Girelli (New York NY)
Crows (London UK-ENGLAND)
Cymande (London UK-ENGLAND)
Daisha McBride (Nashville TN)
Damien McFly (Padova ITALY)
DANA (Columbus OH)
Dani Larkin (Belfast IRELAND)
Darden Smith (Austin TX)
Darkbird (Austin TX)
David Shabani (Austin TX)
Deau Eyes (Richmond VA)
Debbie Sings (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Density512 (Austin TX)
DeVita (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
DJ Five Venoms (Miami FL)
DJ Hol Up (New Rochelle NY)
DJ QuestionMark (Taipei TAIWAN) *
DJ Wegun (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Dominican Jay (Austin TX)
Dustin Welch (Lockhart TX)
Eamon McGrath (Toronto CANADA)
Eddie Clendening (Las Vegas NV)
EDICA+ (Corpus Christi TX)
Ehsan Matoori / Borderless Band (Dallas TX)
El Dusty (Corpus Christi TX)
Elephant Gym (Kaohsiung TAIWAN) *
Elis Paprika (Guadalajara MEXICO)
Eliza Shaddad (Cornwall UK-ENGLAND)
Ella Ella (Austin TX)
Elujay (Oakland CA)
Emmett Mulrooney (Milwaukee WI)
Eyelid Kid (Austin TX)
Fabiola Roudha (Guatemala City GUATEMALA)
Fake Fruit (San Francisco CA)
Fake Gentle (Chengdu CHINA) *
fanclubwallet (Ottawa CANADA)
Faux Real (Paris FRANCE)
Felecia Cruz (Glen Cove NY)
Finn Matthews (Los Angeles CA)
FLWRSHRK (The Bronx NY)
Fly Anakin (Richmond VA)
Flyjack (Austin TX)
FlySiifu (Los Angeles CA)
Forty Feet Tall (Los Angeles CA)
Free Radicals (Houston TX)
Freetown Collective (Belmont TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO)
Fuck Money (Austin TX)
Gabriel Gonti (Sao Paulo BRAZIL)
Ginger Root (Los Angeles CA)
Girl Dick (New York NY)
Goldy (Santa Barbara CA)
GOODING (Nashville TN)
Grant Pavol (Philadelphia PA)
Grey DeLisle (Los Angeles CA)
Half Gringa (Chicago IL)
Hamond (Houston TX)
Hannah Jadagu (Mesquite TX)
Harleighblu (Nottingham UK-ENGLAND)
Henry Hall (Los Angeles CA)
HINO (Tepic MEXICO)
Holy Boy (Los Angeles CA)
House of Lepore (Austin TX)
Housekeys (New York NY)
HOWLING STAR (Atlanta GA)
IAN SWEET (Los Angeles CA)
Icaro del Sol (Santiago CHILE)
Indrajit Banerjee (Austin TX)
Jack Gray (Mackay AUSTRALIA)
Jackie Venson (Austin TX)
Jane Leo (Austin TX)
Jay Wile (San Antonio TX)
Jeffrey Silverstein (Portland OR)
Jemere Morgan (Atlanta GA)
Jimmy October (Sangre Grande TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO)
Jinsang (Los Angeles CA)
John Moods (Berlin GERMANY)
John-Robert (Edinburg VA)
Johnny Aries (of the Drums) (Margate UK-ENGLAND)
Johnny Chops (Austin TX)
Jon Dee Graham (Austin TX)
Josh Savage (Berlin UK-ENGLAND)
Julie Odell (New Orleans LA)
Kaien Cruz (Pietermaritzburg SOUTH AFRICA)
KALI (Los Angeles CA)
Kalpee (Chaguanas TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO)
Kansado (New York NY)
Karen Jonas (Fredericksburg VA)
Kathy McCarty (Austin TX)
Katie Toupin (Louisville KY)
kelz (Westminster CA)
Kevin Daniel (Asheville NC)
Kiltro (Denver CO)
Klein Zage (Hudson NY)
Komorebi (Delhi INDIA)
Kosha Dillz (Brooklyn NY)
La Doña (San Francisco CA)
La Paloma (Madrid SPAIN)
Lachi (New York NY)
Larkins (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
LAUNDRY DAY (New York City NY)
Leesuho (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Lesibu Grand (Atlanta GA)
Lex Records (London UK-ENGLAND)
Liah Alonso (San Miguel De Allende MEXICO)
Liam Kazar (Chicago IL)
Lil Cherry & GOLDBUUDA (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Lilly Aviana (Houston TX)
Lizzie and The Makers (Brooklyn NY)
Lola Brooke (Brooklyn NY)
Lolita No.18 (Tokyo JAPAN) *
Los Nasdrovia (Nogales MEXICO)
Madison McFerrin (Brooklyn NY)
Magi Merlin (Montreal CANADA)
Magna Carda (Austin TX)
Mahealane (Los Angeles CA)
Mass Minor (Austin TX)
MAVICA (Madrid SPAIN)
May Rio (New York NY)
MC Bravado (Baltimore MD)
Mélat (Austin TX)
Mercy Bell (Nashville TN)
MEYY (Brussels BELGIUM)
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald (Calgary CANADA)
Miggy & Tje (Austin TX)
Mikey Erg (Old Bridge NJ)
Miki Ratsula (Santa Ana CA)
MILDEW (Beijing CHINA) *
Miller Campbell (Seattle WA)
Minimal Schlager (Berlin GERMANY)
Minor Moon (Chicago IL)
Miro Shot (London UK-ENGLAND)
Mitch Davis (Montreal CANADA)
Mo Lowda & The Humble (Philadelphia PA)
Mong Tong (Taipei TAIWAN) *
Moody Banks (Los Angeles CA)
Moon Kissed (New York NY)
Moonchild Sanelly (Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA)
Moris Blak (Boston MA)
Morris Mills (Chicago IL)
Motenko (Austin TX)
MR. HE (Brooklyn NY)
Mudd the student (Busan SOUTH KOREA)
musclecars (Brooklyn NY)
Mz Neon (New York NY)
NAGAVALLI (Austin TX)
Naima Bock (London UK-ENGLAND)
Nana Grizol (Athens GA)
Nanna.B (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Nari (San Pablo CA)
Nathan Graham (Chicago IL)
Neblinna (Maracaibo VENEZUELA)
Olivia Kaplan (Los Angeles CA)
Olivia Tsao (Tainan TAIWAN) *
Omega Sapien (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Order of the Static Temple (Bozeman MT)
Orestes Gomez (Mexico City MEXICO)
Palmasur (Puebla MEXICO)
Panchiko (Nottingham UK-ENGLAND)
Panic Priest (Chicago IL)
Papazian (Beirut LEBANON)
Park Jiha (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Pat Byrne (Borris IRELAND)
Paupière (Montréal CANADA)
Peelander-Z (Austin TX)
Pet Deaths (London UK-ENGLAND)
Petty Booka (Tokyo JAPAN) *
Pillow Queens (Dublin IRELAND)
Planet Giza (Montreal CANADA)
Pom Pom Squad (Brooklyn NY)
Primo the Alien (Austin TX)
PUNX (Beijing CHINA) *
Puta Kahlo (El Paso TX)
QUANNA (Savannah GA)
Queralt Lahoz (Barcelona SPAIN)
RADS Krusaders (Houston TX)
Ragamuffs (Honolulu HI)
Rosie Darling (Canton MA)
Runnner (Los Angeles CA)
S. Raekwon (New York NY)
S.C.A.B. (Ridgewood NY)
S.G. Goodman (Hickman KY)
Sabrina Song (Brooklyn NY)
Sada Baby (Detroit MI)
Sadurn (Philadelphia PA)
Salem Ofax (El Paso TX)
Sam Doores (New Orleans LA)
Sam Johnston (Nashville TN)
San Saba County (Austin TX)
Seratones (Shreveport LA)
Shell of a Shell (Nashville TN)
Shonen Knife (Osaka JAPAN) *
Shooks (Austin TX)
Sierra León (Tepic MEXICO)
Sister Ray (Edmonton CANADA)
Sleeping Brain (Taipei TAIWAN) *
Sloppy Jane (Los Angeles CA)
Snõõper (Nashville TN)
Sofia Macchi (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
sogumm (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Sorry Youth (Taipei TAIWAN) *
Soulfiya (Galveston TX)
Speckled Bird (Florence AL)
Spencer Hoffman (Los Angeles CA)
Spiritual Cramp (San Francisco CA)
SpivOberta (Dobropillia UKRAINE)
Steele FC (New York NY)
Stereo Jane (Los Angeles CA)
Steve Gunn (Brooklyn NY)
Stone Cold Jzzle (New Orleans LA)
Stop the Presses (Brooklyn NY)
Susannah Joffe (Austin TX)
SUSS (New York NY)
Taiga (Chengdu CHINA) *
Tami Neilson (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
Teddy and the Rough Riders (Nashville TN)
Tetractys New Music (Austin TX)
Tettix Hexer (Copenhagen DENMARK)
The Dream Syndicate – The Days of Wine & Roses 40th Anniversary (New York NY)
The Heavy Hours (Cincinnati OH)
The Kernal (Jackson TN)
The LYONZ (Montreal CANADA)
The Slaps (Lexington KY)
The Suffers (Houston TX)
The Velveteins (Edmonton CANADA)
The Western Express (Austin TX)
THEakasha (Jersey City NJ)
Thee Phantom & The Illharmonic Orchestra (Queens Village NY)
Tim Arnold (London UK-ENGLAND)
Tokyo Shoki Syodo (Tokyo JAPAN) *
TÖME (Toronto CANADA)
tomppabeats (Helsinki FINLAND)
TONE (London UK-ENGLAND)
Ural Thomas and the Pain (Portland OR)
URCHN (Los Angeles CA)
User Unauthorized (Austin TX)
Virgen Maria (Madrid SPAIN)
Voka Gentle (London UK-ENGLAND)
waveform* (Monroe CT)
Wet Leg (Isle Of Wight UK-ENGLAND)
William Harries Graham (Austin TX)
wnjn (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Wolf Eyes (Pontiac MI)
Woo (우원재) (Gyeongju SOUTH KOREA)
Ximbo (México City MEXICO)
YAYOI DAIMON (Osaka JAPAN)
Yung D3mz (Accra GHANA)
YUNGMORPHEUS (Miami FL)
*Indicates SXSW Online Only

(This list is subject to change. More performers will be announced at later dates.)

Listen to the artists who will be performing at SXSW 2022 by subscribing to the official SXSW Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube Music Video playlists.

SXSW continues to plan for a hybrid event (in-person with online viewing and participation options). Recognizing that the Covid-19 landscape is changing rapidly, SXSW has updated its Covid-19 guidelines and will continue to coordinate with both the City of Austin and Austin Public Health on further guidance. More details on SXSW’s Covid protocols are available on the SXSW website.

All SXSW Music registrants receive primary access to Music and Convergence Conference programming, including Keynotes and Featured Speakers, Music Festival showcases, the Comedy Festival, exhibitions, networking Meet Ups, the Flatstock Poster Show, Registrant Lounge, the SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake concerts, and the closing BBQ & softball tournament. Secondary access is available for most Interactive and Film events. They will also receive access to all SXSW Online programming and networking.

The online SXSW Schedule provides a complete rundown of 2022 programming, broken down by time and event category, with the ability to build a customized schedule. To get started, please visit https://schedule.sxsw.com/.

SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of tech, film, music, education, and culture. An essential destination for global professionals, the annual March event features sessions, music and comedy showcases, film screenings, exhibitions, professional development and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2022 will take place March 11 – 20, 2022. For more information, please visit sxsw.com. To register for the event, please visit sxsw.com/attend.

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South African Film, ‘Two Hues’ selected for Cannes NEXT

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South African filmmaker and actor, Weaam Williams will pitch her up-coming feature film, Two Hues at NEXT, Marche du Film, Festival De Cannes.

 

The screenplay is funded by the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa, and has been selected to participate at Marche du Film with the Swiss tech company, largo.ai.

 

Two Hues is a high concept, fiction feature film about a woman who suffers from bi-polar disorder and is a silent victim of sexual assault. The title refers to her two opposite moods portrayed via colour, red and blue.

 

The proof of concept short film, garnered several awards on the 2021 festival circuit, including Best Women Empowerment Film at Berlin Short Film Festival and Best Lead Actress at West Europe International Film Festival.

 

Williams will pitch the project, as a part of the largo NEXT selection, to an audience of financiers, studio representatives and distributors on the 20th May 2022 at The Main Stage, Riviera – Festival De Canes.

 

“I feel that the return of film festivals will encourage a return to the cinema, and this is a very exciting prospect after the hard lock-down. I am very happy to participate at Marche du Film this year, and will promote Two Hues and the rest of the Tribal Alchemy catalogue, as well as meet with co-producers interested in working in South Africa,” expresses Williams.

 

South African producer, Kethiwe Ngcobo, from Fuzebox Entertainment, is a co-producer on this project. She has many years of experience as the Head of Drama at the South African national broadcaster, as well as three feature films under her belt.

 

 

“I am privileged to be working with Weaam, her creativity extends to writing, acting and directing. I am very happy to be a part of the project as Weaam is such a committed filmmaker,” says co-producer Kethiwe Ngcobo.

 

Two Hues feature film script is complete and has generated impressive box office statistics, in proportion to its budget, country of origin and cast. Weaam is set to continue to play the lead for the feature film, however, the director for the project is to be confirmed.

Investment company “i-cubed capital” is the first company to support the production of what is forecasted to be a box-office success. 

“We are pleased and honoured to participate as investors in Two Hues. Our investment in Two Hues highlights our support for local film production, gender equality, anti-racism and anti-violence. I-cubed Consulting believes that the film once completed and screened will have a positive social impact on society,” says Ismail Kajee, Founding Partner at i-Cubed Capital. 

 

Two Hues is currently in development, and Tribal Alchemy Productions will continue fund-raising for the next 12 months.

 

The indie short was produced with a shoe-string budget and managed to receive a few accolades and good audience interaction across the world.

 

“The feature is more ambitious and I am optimistic about the impact it will have on the South African film landscape and tech space, as well as its universal message against gender based violence and exclusion of cultural minorities,” says Williams.

 

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Grammy-Winning Artist Leon Thomas Reveals New Single & Music Video “X-Rated”

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Entering what promises to be a massive era, GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer Leon Thomas unveils a new single and music video entitled “X-Rated” [feat. Benny The Butcher] today. Listen to it HERE, and watch the music video HERE.

 

The single marks Leon’s debut music under multiplatinum artist, singer, songwriter, producer Ty Dolla $ign’s newly inked EZMNY Records, a joint label venture with Motown Records. Ty shares his excitement, stating, “Leon’s talent was just a higher level from every other singer or producer that I was hearing, and the fact that he was doing everything himself from playing bass to working Logic and Pro Tools. From the first song I heard, I knew he was one of them ones.”

 

On Leon’s “X-Rated” track, a glitchy beat holds down the groove beneath warbling loops, building a layered soundscape evocative of nineties hip-hop. His vocals glide over this backdrop as he celebrates female sexual freedom in the verses before a chantable chorus, “X-Rated girl, if these walls could talk.” Meanwhile, Griselda spitter Benny The Butcher pulls up with a fiery feature. The strikingly cinematic visual, which Thomas directed, captures these vibes on-screen and includes a cameo appearance from Ty Dolla $ign.

 

Speaking on the inspiration behind the song, Leon shares, “X-Rated is an ode to my love of “Boom Bap” and early 90’s instrumentals. Benny The Butcher brought authentic bars and helped further the theme of this record.”

 

A prolific songwriter and producer, Leon’s unique sound and writing wizardry can be found up and down the Billboard charts. He’s contributed to anthems for everyone from Toni Braxton and Babyface –winning a Grammy for his writing credits on the duo’s 2014 joint album Love, Marriage & Divorce—to Post Malone, Ariana Grande, Chris Brown, Kehlani, J. Cole, Rick Ross, Ella Mai, and more. As a co-writer and co-producer, he recently powered “Pipe Down,” “Love All” [feat. JAY-Z], and “In the Bible” [feat. Lil Durk & Giveon] from Drake’s global chart-topping Certified Lover Boy album.

 

Also, a true vocalist and artist in his own right, Leon unveiled his debut EP Genesis in 2018, which garnered tens of millions of streams and earned him critical acclaim. He continues to be a musical force of nature with the release of “X-Rated” and a highly anticipated project due out soon. Be on the lookout for more from Leon!

From writing and producing on #1 albums with chart-breaking artists to starring on hit television series, GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, and actor Leon Thomas has become one of the most watched multi-hyphenate talents in the entertainment industry today. He has written and produced with the likes of Post Malone, Ariana Grande, Kehlani, J. Cole, Rick Ross, and more, and won a Grammy for writing credits on Babyface and Toni Braxton’s 2014 joint album Love, Marriage & Divorce. In 2021, Leon found himself contributing his writing and production skills to Drake’s global chart-topping album Certified Lover Boy on “Pipe Down,” “Love All” feat. JAY-Z, and “In the Bible” feat. Lil Durk and Giveon. Born in Brooklyn and raised by his vocalist mother, opera-singing grandfather, and stepfather who played guitar for B.B. King, Thomas’ musical career began early. He appeared as Young Simba on Broadway’s The Lion King at 10 years old and began working with Nickelodeon at 13, voicing The Backyardigans character Tyrone and starring in Victorious for the show’s entire run. In 2018, Leon released his debut EP Genesis to critical acclaim. He continues to expand his artistry and venture into a new era of music under Ty Dolla $ign’s EZMNY Records and Motown Records, with the release of “X-Rated” feat. Benny The Butcher and a full project due out soon.

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Quavo x Takeoff Present New Single & Music Video “Hotel Lobby”

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Over the years, Quavo and Takeoff have gone wild once or twice. However, they go wilder than ever on their new single and music video “Hotel Lobby”—available today via Quality Control Music Group/Motown Records.  Quavo and Takeoff reveal a woozy and wobbly banger on a whole different level..

 

Listen to “Hotel Lobby” HERE and watch the music video for “Hotel Lobby” HERE.

 

The airy cinematic production and ominous beat set the tone as Quavo and Takeoff trade one intoxicating bar after another. Co-directed by Keemotion and Quavo, the music video serves as an insane homage to the cult classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas directed by Terry Gilliam and co-starring Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro. In the clip, Quavo and Takeoff assume the roles of Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo cruising through the desert with a “mobile pharmacy” before pulling up to a Las Vegas hotel and barely passing the doors to check in. All kinds of psychedelic, tripped-out trap madness follows as they deliver the South’s first proper hip-hop homage to the late Hunter S. Thompson. It’s unlike anything either of these two multiplatinum GRAMMY® Award-nominated superstars have done either solo or as part of Migos!

 

It also paves the way for more music to come.

 

Takeoff recently dropped off “Crypto” with Rich The Kid. It has already amassed over 6.5 million Spotify streams and 4.7 million YouTube views on the music video. Receiving critical acclaim, HYPEBEAST proclaimed, “the new single sees the Migos rapper embrace his love for cryptocurrency and the fortune that it has brought him.”

 

Meanwhile, Quavo served up the intense “Shooters Inside My Crib.” It posted up 6 million Spotify streams and 6.6 million YouTube views on the music video. Touted among the “Soundsystem 50,” High Snobiety observed, “Quavo skates over the Ayo-B-produced beat effortlessly teasing us about an upcoming project.” REVOLT added, “‘Shooters Inside My Crib’ sees the North Atlanta star harmonizing about past struggles and current successes.” Sports Illustrated summed it up best as “an absolute banger.” Not to mention, he joined NBA2K22 as a playable character and will star in a new action thriller Takeover.

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Stunna 4 Vegas Drops New Album “Rae Rae’s Son”

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After releasing a barrage of fiery singles, burgeoning star Stunna 4 Vegas’ (Billion Dollar Baby Entertainment / Interscope Records) unveils his blistering new album Rae Rae’s Son. The 12-track effort is a slam-dunk for Stunna enthusiasts who crave his high-octane energy and robust swagger. Fans who reveled at Stunna’s previous records “BMF,” Ice Wear Vezzo, and “Pay Me To Speak” will love the album’s latest record, “Sad Song,” featuring Spinnabenz. Listen HERE.
To celebrate the release of his new album, Stunna will perform three concerts including performances in Charlotte (May 21), Dallas (May 29) and Billings (June 9). YRB Teez and SSG Splurge will accompany the Billion Dollar Baby star on his trek. Fans can purchase tickets HERE.
Since he joined Billion Dollar Baby and Interscope in 2019, Stunna 4 Vegas has emerged into one of the roster’s most promising talents, with over 816 million streams in the U.S. alone. His frenetic energy and ear for top-tier street anthems launched the run of success that began with his Big 4X mixtape release that cracked the top 50 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Results only improved with the January 2020 release of his debut album, Rich Youngin, which shot into the top 30 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and the top 20 of the Rap Albums list on the heels of hits such as “DO DAT,” featuring DaBaby and Lil Baby and “Up the Smoke” with Offset. His credentials only grew with a heavy touring lineup in 2021, including featured performer slots at Rolling Loud, Made in America, and OVO Fest and headlining his national tour.
 
Rae Rae’s Son Track List
  1. Rae Rae’s Intro
  2. The One
  3. Pay Me To Speak
  4. BMF ft. Ice Wear Vezzo
  5. Going For Nun
  6. Suspect
  7. Activated
  8. Sticks
  9. Fye ft. YRB Tezz
  10. Skurrt
  11. Sad Song ft. Spinnabenz
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As one of the music industry’s most prominent figures, Farruko, continues to create music that is relevant and impactful – something that is showcased with his latest song “Nazareno.” The song and its official video are available for streaming on all digital platforms today.

Throughout his remarkable and renowned musical career, the Puerto Rican urban music legend is once again proving that he is one of the most versatile artists of his generation by creating music that is not only in tune with current industry trends but also in line with his beliefs and positive messaging. His latest track, “Nazareno,” features Farruko’s signature style of using cutting edge rhythms and beats to produce something that will have everyone up off their seats and dancing throughout the summer. The lyrics of the song weave a story of someone who was being washed over by an external tide of undesired influences while longing for something better.

The video, which was directed by Mike Ho and produced by Cinema Giants, shows Farruko at a club surrounded by people who are in the throes of partying. The Puerto Rican rapper can be seen dressed in all white, a symbolic show of purity, while everyone around him is dressed in dark colors. The video was executive produced by Raul Celaya and Jessy Terrero.

“Wow. Nazareno. What a video. When me and Farruko spoke, we talked about doing something special for Nazareno. Something that would shock the world. Something that would touch people…but not the ones that are reachable. We wanted to reach the ones that the church doesn’t go for. This is going in and showing the TRUTH of what living in sin is to save the ones that need to be saved. That’s what Farruko wanted to do with this video.” comments Mike Ho.

In April, the critically acclaimed performer released his song “My Lova,” which focuses on the painful emptiness one feels when the most important person in one’s life is no longer around them and how walking that path can feel solitary. Since its release, the song has accrued over 3.36 million views on Youtube and over 3.29 million combined streams. Farruko first premiered the song on the Latin American Music Awards stage and later in the telecast joined an ensemble of over 30 artists including the Black Eyed Peas, Ozuna, Prince Royce and more for a special performance of “Where Is The Love” in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

At the beginning of 2022, the multi-award-winning singer-songwriter took the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with his song “El Incomprendido” featuring Victor Cardenas and DJ Adoni off of his LA 167 album. The song has garnered over 56.6 million YouTube views and over 118 million combined global streams.

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