LOS ANGELES, CA – June 23, 2017 – Critically acclaimed Brooklyn duo SECRET WEAPONS share their new single “Ghost” today. The song is the first release from the group’s anxiously awaited full-length debut, As The Setting Sun Comes Crashing Down On Me [Epic Records]—coming soon.
Once again, the twosome—Gerry Lange and Dan Rocco—strike a delicate balance between alternative energy and subtle pop melodies on the elegantly hypnotic track. It’s the perfect mix of artful production and entrancing vocals. To put it simply, “Ghost” haunts in the best way possible. In addition, the boys premiered the official music video this morning with Nylon. You can watch the cinematic visual HERE.
Right out of the gate, the song has earned early kudos from Earmilk who wrote, “This track is sultry, elusive and most certainly a groovy new addition to that summer playlist,” while Nylon added, “The tune has the infectious sounds of a saxophone, with a ridiculously catchy chorus reminiscent of a tune off of something from Michael Jackson’s Thriller.”
“Ghost” offers a formal introduction to As The Setting Sun Comes Crashing Down On Me, arriving later this year. Be on the lookout for more soon!
The duo’s debut single “Something New” peaked at #1 on Hype Machine and garnered praise from Billboard and Elvis Duran who dubbed them “Artist of the Month.” Meanwhile, they performed the song on NBC’s the Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda and went on to support Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer on the road. To date, the track has amassed over 4.1 million Spotify streams and counting. Following the release of their self-titled Secret Weapons EP, the guys hunkered down and began work on what would become their debut album—out soon!
(Los Angeles, CA – June 23, 2017) After months of undeniable anthems and making history, GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum artist, producer, entrepreneur, author, and music guru DJ Khaled finally unleashes his brand new tenth studio album, GRATEFUL [We The Best Music Group/Epic Records], in stores and at all digital retailers today. Upon going live, it seized #1 on Apple Music Overall and Hip-Hop/Rap. It’s pacing to be his second consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard Top 200 next week!
Poised to bring down the house yet again, Khaled takes the stage at the 2017 BET Awards this Sunday June 25, which promises to be one of the night’s most talked-about performances. Be sure to tune in for all kinds of surprises like only he can muster. His television conquest doesn’t relent. On Friday June 30, he will appear on top-rated ABC cooking program, The Chew, which will be a must see!
To celebrate the release of Grateful, Khaled hosts a meet-n-greet at Urban Outfitters in Hollywood, CA today 4pm-6pm at Space Twenty15. If you’re in L.A., don’t miss it!
Partnering with another icon who only wins namely Michael Jordan, he also released the DJ Khaled Air Jordan 3 “Grateful” Sneaker last week. A sought-after gem for sneakerheads coast to coast, that’s already declared a “collector’s item.”
Khaled introduced Grateful with one of music’s hottest hit streaks in recent memory. “I’m The One” [feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, & Lil Wayne] became his first #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and achieved RIAA platinum status in less than six weeks and also landed #1 in United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand! Meanwhile, Shining” [feat. BEYONCÉ & JAY Z] simultaneously pinned down #1 at Urban and Rhythm Radio. The latest single “Wild Thoughts” [feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller] stands out as the #1 Most Added at Top 40, Urban, and Rhythm this week, and it’s on track to replicate the success of its predecessors and then some. Check out the full Grateful all-star tracklisting below.
At a closer look, you might find a subtle theme at the heart of Grateful. It releases June 23, its executive producer and Khaled’s infant son Asahd Tuck Khaled was born October 23, it boasts 23 tracks, and he just dropped a collaboration with the most famous 23 of all—Jordan. It’s a number with history behind it. That history expands today with the arrival of Grateful.
It’s Grateful season, and 2017 belongs to Khaled and his son, Asahd, who at 6-months old is the youngest album executive producer in history.
1. (Intro) I’m so Grateful – DJ Khaled feat. Sizzla
2. Shining – DJ Khaled feat. Beyoncé & JAY Z
3. To the Max – DJ Khaled feat. Drake
4. Wild Thoughts – DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller
5. I’m the One – DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne
6. On Everything – DJ Khaled feat. Travis Scott, Rick Ross & Big Sean
7. It’s Secured – DJ Khaled feat. Nas & Travis Scott
8. Interlude (Hallelujah) – Betty Wright
9. Nobody Knows – DJ Khaled feat. Alicia Keys & Nicki Minaj
10. I Love You so Much – DJ Khaled feat. Chance the Rapper
11. Don’t Quit – DJ Khaled & Calvin Harris feat. Travis Scott & Jeremih
12. I Can’t Even Lie – DJ Khaled feat. Future & Nicki Minaj
13. Down for Life – DJ Khaled feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR, Future, Travis Scott, Rick Ross & Kodak Black
14. Major Bag Alert – DJ Khaled feat. Migos
15. Good Man – DJ Khaled feat. Pusha T & Jadakiss
16. Billy Ocean – DJ Khaled feat. Fat Joe & Raekwon
17. Pull a Caper – DJ Khaled feat. Kodak Black, Gucci Mane & Rick Ross
18. That Range Rover Came With Steps – DJ Khaled feat. Future & Yo Gotti
19. Iced Out My Arms – DJ Khaled feat. Future, Migos, 21 Savage & T.I.
20. Whatever – DJ Khaled feat. Future, Young Thug, Rick Ross & 2 Chainz
21. Interlude – Belly
22. Unchanging Love – Mavado
Asahd Talk (Thank You Asahd) – Asahd Khaled
(June 21, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) Following the runaway success of the Nobody Safe Tour’s across North America this spring, Future unveils the second leg of his 2017 touring, The Future Hndrxx Tour. This time around, the multiplatinum, record-setting hip-hop innovator and prolific cultural force touches down everywhere from Lisbon and Toronto to Mozambique and Tanzania before returning stateside for yet another U.S. run of dates and finally taking over Australia and Europe this fall.
This marathon of touring begins with a high-profile headlining slot at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI July 8 prior to heading overseas to Portugal. After his very first-ever African dates July 21-22, he commences the tour’s next stateside leg August 13 at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL. Along the way, Future lights up the main stages of Meadows Music Festival in Queens September 16 and Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta September 17. Tickets go on-sale for U.S. shows Friday June 23.
Following a week down under in Australia September 23-October 1, Future sets his sights on Europe starting October 10 in Norway before rolling through Sweden, Germany, France and more – culminating in headline date at London’s O2 Arena in the UK. Tickets for most European dates will be on-sale starting Friday June 23 at 10am local time. Tickets for Stockholm go on-sale Monday June 26 at 9am local time.His live prowess has been well-documented throughout the year as the Nobody Safe Tour garnered raves. The New York Times wrote, “Future has been one of the most reliable hitmakers of the decade, so even when he was pinballing between moods, he was delivering thrills.”
Next up, Future hits the stage at the BET Awards this Sunday June 25 for what promises to be yet another standout performance. Be sure to tune in!
2017 stands primed to be his biggest year yet. Future launched his brand new show FREEBANDZ Radio on Beats 1, Apple Music’s global radio station co-hosted by Future and DJ Esco. He scored two #1 albums on the Billboard Top 200 with FUTURE and Hndrxx, graced the cover of Billboard and performed on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. He headlined the summer’s biggest tour, the Nobody Safe Tour and now gears up for the The Future Hndrxx Tour.
7/8 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
7/14 – Lisbon, Portugal – Super Bock Super Rock
7/21 – Maputo, Mozambique – Adil Water Park
7/22 – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Leaders Club
8/5 – Toronto, ON – Veld Music Festival
8/13 – West Palm Beach, FL – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
8/14 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater
8/16 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
8/18 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at BJCC
8/19 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
8/20 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
8/21 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
8/23 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/24 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall
8/26 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
8/27 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
9/16 – Queens, NY – The Meadows Music & Arts Festival
9/17 – Atlanta, GA – Music Midtown
9/23 – Melbourne, AUS – Listen Out Melbourne
9/24 – Perth, AUS – Listen Out Perth
9/28 – Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena
9/30 – Sydney, AUS – Listen out Sydney
10/1 – Brisbane, AUS – Listen Out Brisbane
10/10 – Trondheim, Norway- UKA-17
10/11 – Stockholm, Sweden – Hovet
10/12 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Valby-Hallen
10/13 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
10/15 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium
10/16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live
10/17 – Paris, France – Zenith
10/18 – Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle
10/20 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
10/22 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy Birmingham
10/23 – London, UK – The O2 Arena
(June 16, 2017 –Los Angeles, CA) Today, seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, RIAA diamond-certified hip-hop luminary, producer, and member of OutKast—Big Boi—unleashes his anxiously awaited third full-length solo album and first release for Epic Records, BOOMIVERSE, in stores and at all digital retailers. Get it HERE. Upon going live, the album quickly staked out a spot in the Top 10 of iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart and Top 5 on the Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Chart.
One of 2017’s most anticipated releases, BOOMIVERSE boasts a powerhouse track listing of future classics. Like a big bang, the single “Mic Jack” opened up this new galaxy for the Atlanta trailblazer. Big Boi turned up on The Voice to perform the song alongside Levine in addition to taking the stage at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for another incendiary performance. Meanwhile, it’s already cracked 2.1 million Spotify streams. A hip-hop showdown of epic proportions, “Kill Jill” [feat. Killer Mike & Jeezy] just surpassed 8.3 million Spotify streams and showcases Daddy Fat Sax in top form lyrically.
In addition “Chocolate” [feat. Troze] premiered with Zane Lowe as the Beats 1 World Record, the album also includes the recently uncovered “In The South” [feat. Gucci Mane & Pimp C]—which unites three of the South’s most influential voices on a true banger.
Check out the full track listing below!
Right out of the gate, the record immediately enthralled critics and tastemakers. Praise has come from Clash and more.
Blast off to BOOMIVERSE with Big Boi now!
One of history’s tightest and most clever rhyme mavericks, Big Boi’s indelible influence courses throughout two generations of rap music. As one-half of OutKast, he achieved seven GRAMMY® Awards, sold 25 million records, and created a string of music’s most influential work, including Aquemini, Stankonia, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, and Speakerboxxx/The Love Below—which went RIAA Diamond making OutKast the first and only hip-hop artist in history to win the GRAMMY® for ‘Album of the Year.’ Big Boi’s 2010 solo debut, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, bowed at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and received unanimous critical acclaim with Pitchfork proclaiming it one of the “100 Best Albums of the Decade ‘So Far'” and topping year-end lists from Time, Paste, Vibe, and more.
His 2012 follow-up Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors enamored tastemakers and fans alike and boasted collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Killer Mike, Kid Cudi, and more. In 2015, Big Boi collaborated with Phantogram to create supergroup Big Grams. Their debut self-titled album was released to critical and fan delight.
1. “Da Next Day”
2. “Kill Jill” Feat. Killer Mike and Jeezy
3. “Mic Jack” Feat. Adam Levine
4. “In the South” Feat. Gucci Mane and Pimp C
5. “Order of Operations”
6. “All Night”
7. “Get Wit It” Feat. Snoop Dogg
9. “Chocolate” Feat. Troze
10. “Made Man” Feat. Killer Mike and Kurupt
11. “Freakanomics” Feat. Sleepy Brown
12. “Follow Deez” Feat. Curren$y and Killer Mike