(July 27, 2016 – New York, NY) – GRAMMY® Award-nominated, platinum-certified artist and producer Jidenna uncovers the cinematic music video for his brand new single, “Little Bit More” on VEVO today. Watch it HERE. The song heralds the impending arrival of his highly anticipated full-length debut LP, Long Live the Chief [Wondaland Records/Epic Records], due out this Fall.
“Little Bit More” takes 007-style jet-setting, runway-ready panache, and timeless charisma and shakes it up with Jidenna’s clever wordplay, impressive bars, and Afrobeats-infused production. During the visual, he rides a speedboat on clear blue water to an exotic locale rendezvousing with an equally breathtaking beauty. Sparks fly in the narrative and on the hook. It’s immersive, inimitable, and irresistible just like everything he does.
Jidenna is quietly becoming 2016’s most important artist. He recently ignited the sold out Barclays Center in Brooklyn during One Africa Music Fest alongside the likes of Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, and many more. Jidenna kicked off the summer in June with a stand-out performance live on the BET Awards Pre-Show debuting two new songs, “Little Bit More” and “Chief Don’t Run,” which were met with acclaim by both fans and critics alike.
Critics have been enthusiastically fueling anticipation for Long Live The Chief. Stereogum declares that “Little Bit More” is “perfect to make the summer just a bit hotter,” while XXL states, “Jidenna winds slow, demonstrating an interest in discovering just what preferences his dance party may hold.” Noisey praises the writing on “Chief Don’t Run” and reveals a relief that “it’s good to know the Chief is still in business. Hail to him.” Rolling Stone writes, “Above an infectious beat, Jidenna is still showing off his bravado,” while The Source describes how “Jidenna mixes confidence with vulnerability.”
Jidenna leads by example. Confidently standing at the intersection of high fashion, globetrotting, acitivism, and groundbreaking art, Long Live The Chief functions as a statement for modern music and culture at large. Leading up to its release, he’s reached numerous milestones over the last year and a half. After being certified platinum and peaking at number #1 on Rhythmic Radio, “Classic Man” [feat. Roman GianArthur] received a GRAMMY® Award nod for “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.” The success of this anthemic record earned Jidenna the 2015 Soul Train Award for Best New Artist. With show-stopping performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show, American Idol, and both the 2015 & 2016 BET Awards, Jidenna continues to light up stages across the globe. Born in Wisconsin, raised in Nigeria, and living in cities across the U.S. including Los Angeles, the SF Bay Area, Atlanta, and Brooklyn, Jidenna possesses a cultivated perspective with the power to speak and to connect listeners everywhere. That’s precisely what he’s doing now.
Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records worldwide platinum-selling, hip-hop icon and Coke Boys music founder French Montana premieres the hotly anticipated music video for “No Shopping” featuring Drake on MTV at 7:55pm ET/4:55PM PT. The visual will simultaneously go wide online. Watch it here: http://smarturl.it/NoShoppingV
Set at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic, French and Drake turn up with energetic performances in the beautiful resort. The video, directed by Spiff TV, starts off with the multiplatinum superstars’ alter egos, French Montaña and El Draké hosting the Coke Boys Classico golf tournament. MC4 will include the sizzling summer hit “No Shopping” as well as his recently released singles “Lockjaw” featuring Kodak Black and “Figure It Out” featuring Kanye West and Nas.
French Montana has also been tapped as one of the headliners on this summer’s all-star 25-city Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour. French will join Puff Daddy, Lil’ Kim, Mase, Faith Evans, Mario Winans, 112, Total, Carl Thomas And The Lox for the 6-week North American tour opens August 25th at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH, and wraps up at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA, on October 8th. Ticket are on-sale now http://www.livenation.com
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French’s signing to the new Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records partnership was jointly announced in May by Bad Boy founder Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Epic Chairman and CEO LA Reid. The signing was heralded by the release of “Figure It Out,” first introduced earlier this year on Wave Gods, Montana’s most recent Coke Boys mixtape.
“What do you get when you combine Mason James of garage rock band Cerebral Ballzy and singer-songwriter Lissy Trullie? Zipper Club, the duo’s new project, answers that question with their debut single, “Going The Distance.”
For James, Zipper Club’s mellowed-out sound and catchy hooks mark a vast departure from his raucous punk days. He sees the band as a “huge change and not a logical one”—yet upon hearing the pop-tinged tracks, you begin to make sense of James and Trullie’s shared knack for lyricism and songwriting.
Directed by James alongside Jason Hogg, the video for “Going The Distance” sets the infectious track in a desert. The camera pans in on a bright red car driven by two long-haired kidnappers who hold the members of Zipper Club hostage. The musicians are blindfolded and led through the terrain toward the inner circle of a cult.” – NYLON
Read the entire interview & watch the video for “Going The Distance” via NYLON HERE!
Meghan Trainor is one of those famous people who still can’t believe she’s famous. So when she spots a 40-something woman lying in wait, grinning at her through the glass doors of New York’s Greenwich Hotel, she just makes a mental note. Who has time for paranoia, anyway?
“Ain’t a thing,” she says and steps outside, flanked by her publicist, manager, assistant-slash-best-friend JoJo (real name: Jordan Federman) and a single bodyguard. Then the waiting woman makes her move — a dance move.
“ ’You know I’m all about that bass, ’bout that bass!’ ” the woman sings, proudly shaking her own ass to the lyrics of Trainor’s ubiquitous curvy-girls empowerment anthem, “All About That Bass.” “I thought it was you! You go, girl! Did you lose weight? You look good!”
As soon as she’s in the car, Trainor, 22, bursts out laughing. “She scared me, looking in there and staring at me. I was like, ‘Eeeeehhhhh!’ All she wanted to do was tell me I look good! I feel like someone paid her to do that.”
Today, with vibrant red hair and wearing all-black everything, the real-life Meghan Trainor most resembles the vixen she plays, writhing around an industrial future devoid of men, in the video for “No,” the lead single from her second album, Thank You (released in May), and her fourth Billboard Hot 100 top 10 (it reached No. 3). It’s a stark contrast to the blonde, pastel-clad, oversize-bow-sporting Meghan Trainor from the ’50s time-warp video for “All About That Bass,” her breakthrough smash, which spent eight weeks leading the Hot 100. In the two short years between those hits, Trainor — who writes or co-writes her own songs — has notched two other No. 1 singles (“Lips Are Movin’ ” and “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” with John Legend), won the 2016 Grammy for best new artist and two Billboard Music Awards, and saw her debut album, Title, and Thank You debut at Nos. 1 and 3 on the Billboard 200, respectively.” – Billboard