T.I. SHARES TWO BRAND-NEW TRACKS: “JEFE” FT. MEEK MILL AND “WRAITH” FT. YO GOTI
NEW ALBUM DIME TRAP COMING SOON
(September 7, 2018 – Atlanta, GA) Today, Epic Records is proud to announce the signing of multi-platinum, multi-Grammy Award-winning artist/producer/actor/entrepreneur Tip “T.I.” Harris. Along with the label signing, T.I. has shared his first taste of new music with two brand-new tracks, available today at all DSPs: “Jefe (featuring Meek Mill)” and “Wraith (featuring Yo Goti).” T.I. is set to release his eagerly anticipated 10THstudio album and first full-length in four years, Dime Trap, later in 2018. Get “Jefe” HERE and “Wraith” HERE via Epic Records/Grand Hustle!
Universally recognized as a visionary and groundbreaking entrepreneur—one who led the explosion of southern hip hop music and, specifically, trap, to a mainstream breakthrough–both new songs capture the magnetic rapper at the top of his game; ‘While you were getting going I was getting to it..’ he schools in wicked wisps of wordplay on the mesmerizing “Wraith,” while the hallucinatory “Jefe” overflows with verse and crossbred backing track, including wobblily Spanish horns.
Marking 15 years since he released his breakthrough album Trap Muzik, (which helped launch the popular hip hop subgenre), Dime Trap will be the multi-talented artist’s 10th album and truly brings his career full circle. An acclaimed innovator with millions of albums sold and more than 35 million singles, T.I. has been awarded 3 Grammy Awards, 11 Billboard Awards, 3 BET Awards, 2 American Music Awards and more through the years. Viewed as a seamless collaborator whose prolific musical pairings with seminal superstars include Drake, Beyoncé, Pharrell, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Robin Thicke, M.I.A., Lady Gaga, and others, his recent politically-charged collaboration with Kanye West on “Ye Vs. The People” is also garnering raves. T.I.’s decade-and-a-half stewardship of Grand Hustle Records has produced multiple breakout artists, including Iggy Azalea, Travis Scott, and others, and his purpose-driven 2016 EP Us Or Else courageously addressed police brutality and racial inequality in America, hailed by Rolling Stone as another crucial ‘point on the timeline of the rapper’s growing social conscious.’
T.I.’s unique perspective and unwavering perseverance throughout the seismic changes of pop culture has seen him expand his Atlanta based Grand Hustle empire into a diverse conglomerate of brands and entities. His successful forays into music, film, fashion, books, scripted and unscripted television, technology, sports, lifestyle and real estate ventures have garnered him worldwide acclaim as a multi-platform catalyst behind some of the entertainment industry’s most compelling endeavors. Most recently, he’s locked down deals as an artist/co-owner of the global stream service TIDAL, and co-creator, producer and star of the new BET reality completion series “The Grand Hustle,” where T.I. oversees 16 business-minded participants competing for a six-figure salary and the chance to join his coveted empire. Earlier this summer, T.I. reprised his role in the Marvel sequel “Antman & The Wasp, which has grossed close to $600 million world-wide at the box office, and co-produced the musical drama “Glow Up” as part of the PepsiCo’s Creators League. He has also taken his musical talents to Broadway, having recently received a TONY Award nomination for “Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre” for SpongeBob Square Pants: The Musical.
Also widely recognized for his influence in the community, T.I. has become an activist and dominant force in social issues around race relations, civil and human rights. In response to mass inequality and the murders of unarmed Black citizens, T.I. began his Us or Else movement where he penned a thought-provoking series of op-Eds in the New York Times, Washington Post and Huffington Post, a socially charged album entitled Us or Else: Letter to the System, followed by a provocative short film. Using that as a platform, T.I. launched a formal charitable, social justice and philanthropic arm, Harris Community Works, dedicated to driving systemic change in underserved communities. His most recent philanthropic work includes relief and support efforts for Puerto Rico, Houston, Colin Kaepernick’s Million Dollar Challenge and more. Recently, T.I. became a coveted member of the Mayor of Atlanta’s Transition Team. In this role, he will support the Mayor and City of Atlanta in policy and advocacy efforts that drive the city of Atlanta forward.
Now, with his Epic Records partnership on course and his new album Dime Trap about to be released, the fearless game-changer is once again taking his always-evolving artistic franchise to new heights.
About Epic Records
A Sony Music Entertainment Company, Epic Records has launched the careers of GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum artists and influential icons since its foundation back in 1953, building a storied history as home to game-changing superstars, including Michael Jackson, George Michael Céline Dion, Boston, Pearl Jam, Gloria Estefan, Shakira and Sly & the Family Stone, to name a few. The 2018 roster encompasses various trend-setting legends like Mariah Carey, OutKast, Jennifer Lopez, Ozzy Osbourne, Sade, Fiona Apple, Rick Ross, Judas Priest, and more as well some of the 21st century’s biggest and most incomparable acts, namely Travi$ Scott, Camila Cabello, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor, Future, French Montana, 21 Savage, Sara Bareilles, A Great Big World, Jidenna, Zara Larsson, and many others.
About Tip “T.I.” Harris
Tip “T.I.” Harris is a GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist who has left an indelible mark on the world of music and pop culture. Having sold over 10 million albums in the US alone, Tip remains an influential figure in the world of music and entertainment. He is the founding executive of Grand Hustle Records, and the owner of two successful urban clothing brands, Akoo and Hustle Gang. In 2016, Tip became an artist-owner of the global streaming service, TIDAL, alongside Jay Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna and others. Tip’s business interests and portfolio now stretches across a variety of sectors including real estate development, lifestyle, technology, fashion and sports, to name a few.
Tip is also an actor and producer who premiered his new BET business competition series “The Grand Hustle” on July 19th, reprised his role in the Marvel sequel “Antman & The Wasp” on July 6th, and co-produced the musical drama “Glow Up” as part of the PepsiCo’s Creators League. This May, Tip and his son Domani, along with producer Cordale “Lil’ C” Quinn, received a TONY Award nomination for “Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre” for SpongeBob Square Pants: The Musical.
Also widely recognized for his influence in the community, Tip has become an activist and dominant force in social issues around race relations, civil and human rights. In response to mass inequality and the murders of unarmed Black citizens, Tip began his Us or Else movement where he penned a thought-provoking series of op-Eds in the New York Times, Washington Post and Huffington Post, a socially charged album entitled Us or Else: Letter to the System, followed by a provocative short film. Using that as a platform, Tip launched a formal charitable, social justice and philanthropic arm, Harris Community Works, dedicated to driving systemic change in underserved communities. His most recent philanthropic work includes relief and support efforts for Puerto Rico, Houston, Colin Kaepernick’s Million Dollar Challenge and more. Most recently, Tip became a coveted member of the Mayor of Atlanta’s Transition Team. In this role, he will support the Mayor and City of Atlanta in policy and advocacy efforts that drive the city of Atlanta forward.
ACCLAIMED DANCEHALL/HIP HOP STAR HOODCELEBRITYY RELEASES NEW EP, INNA REAL LIFE
BREAKOUT STAR SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK VIA THE FADER
HOODCELEBRITYY AND MASS APPEAL TEAM UP FOR DOCUMENTARY DETAILING HER RETURN TO HER NATIVE JAMAICA, COMING SOON
(August 31, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA) Today, surging dancehall/hip hop powerhouse HoodCelebrityy releases her new EP Inna Real Life via Epic Records/KSR Group. The 5-track offering showcases the Jamaican born/Bronx-based breakout star’s surefire delivery and melodic Reggae flow. The EP includes a Fabolous and Trey Songz-assisted remix of her hit “Walking Trophy” and title track “Inna Real Life,” which melds her roots and ferocity with a trademark, culture-moving authenticity. Get it HERE!
HoodCelebrityy also shares the empowering video for the song today, directed by Picture Perfect (Cardi B, French Montana), which premiered earlier today via The FADER. Looking absolutely stunning, she declares ‘These clothes are mine…everything I have you know I buy…’ the clip following her through her native Jamaica as she espouses the virtues of her iconic code. Watch it HERE!
The multi-talented star has also partnered with urban culture chroniclers Mass Appeal to film a documentary – set to release next week – about her first trip back to her home community in Jamaica in many years and for her first live performance there, held at Sugarman’s Beach, Hellshire, in the St. Catherine Parish district where she was born.
Inna Real Life is thematically in step with “Walking Trophy,” her signature single that affirmed her stature as a stylish new stakeholder in the dancehall/hip hop domain. “Walking Trophy” has raked in millions of streams/views, garnering acclaim from tastemakers like Noisey, which praised HoodCelebrityy’s ‘Kanye-like confidence,’ and the New Yorker, which called her one of the ‘new global faces of dancehall.’
Other tracks on the EP include the heart-wrenching opener “Love,” featuring a haunting vocal by the star braced by spare, pitched percussion and piano; the buoyant “Live Life,” rendered in her colorful, expressive chant with verses like ‘I’ll go shine so bright ‘til I’m blind,’ illuminated by popping dancehall synths and her auto-tuned scat, and the ominous “Get Low.”
Inna Real Life is an infectious tour de force, with HoodCelebrityy taking on all comers with her raw honesty and melodic tongue-twisting, emblematic of the head-turning flamboyance her aptly named persona evokes. “What you see on Instagram or inna real life is always going to be me,” says the star. “You can never be wrong telling your own story, and Inna Real Life is my story.” Flexing her own exuberant brand of dancehall and hip hop, and following performances at places like the BET experience, MoMA PS1 Warm Up and the main stage at Hot 97’s iconic Summer Jam, she looks forward to enhancing her live presence stateside in the coming months and sharing songs from her new EP Inna Real Life.
Deep Reggae roots were ingrained in Tina Pinnock’s DNA growing up in the St. Catherine Parish district of Jamaica. Tina moved to the Bronx while still a pre-teen, soaking up the infectious hip hop culture she would later fuse into her indelible sound that has reinvented the dancehall genre. Making the most of her of her time working at a Bronx clothing store, she honed her magical sense of style with impromptu freestyle riffs that dazzled friends and store patrons, alike. After posting one of these performances to her Instagram account, the star – HoodCelebrityy – was born! Soon, she was turning out hits like her 2016 street banger “The Takeover,” which deftly injected Trap into the Dancehall genre, delivering acclaimed mixtapes in 2017 and the empowering signature smash “Walking Trophy.” Hailed as an ‘On The Rise Artist’ by The Source, she’s reaped media attention from Noisey to Fader to The New Yorker, and opened up live shows for Shaggy and Cardi B. She was also featured on a remix of French Montana’s “Famous” from his gold album ‘Jungle Rules,’ with multiple noted remixes of the popular “Walking Trophy” further extending her growing fan base and garnering millions of views on YouTube, the song’s melodic flow and message of self-love resonating with listeners of all backgrounds.
The six-track project formally opens up her world—underscored by what’s become a signature hybrid of pop ambition, hip-hop gusto, R&B swagger, and alternative mystique.
She introduces DONT PANIC! with the simmering single “The Only One.” Driven by an unpredictable beat and island-kissed reggae grooves, her rap-style cadence builds towards an infectious and irresistible chant.
Beyond the single, the tracklisting spans the sassy, smart, and sharp “Shut Em Up” and delicately heartfelt “Better Anyway.”
Don’t panic, because Lauren Sanderson has arrived to change pop for good.
She recently wrapped up her successful Trust The Universe Tour, which sold out dates in numerous markets across North America. She made a major splash earlier this year, garnering acclaim from Complex, Cosmopolitan, and more as the breakout single “Written in the Stars” [feat. PnB Rock] eclipsed 1.7 million Spotify streams and 1 million YouTube views and counting.
These stories just don’t happen on their own—somebody makes them happen through blood, sweat, tears, and dreams. Completely self-made, the songstress quietly cooked up her self-released EP Spaces in 2017. Upon release, it captured #1 on iTunes Top R&B Albums Chart with no traditional promotion. Additionally, singles like “Fake Love” and “Anyone” [feat. Former Vandal] would both crack the 1 million mark on Spotify. Last year, she independently routed, scheduled, and booked an 18-city tour. Resonating within the hearts and minds of a diehard audience, she not only has amassed over 283K cumulative social followers, but she also often pens letters by hand for them. Earmilk noted, “The boss lady has been delivering classics for the last handful of years and can never be accused of making music without a message.”
INVADES MAJOR CITIES WITH MASSIVE “HEADS” ACTIVATIONS
MERCH BUNDLE AVAILABLE NOW
(August 3, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA) – Welcome to ASTROWORLD!
Today, Travis Scott uncovers his third full-length and one of the year’s most-anticipated releases, ASTROWORLD. Get it HERE via Epic Records and Cactus Jack Records. Upon going live at midnight EST yesterday, it claimed the #1 spot on iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart and #1 on the Top Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Chart where it has remained since.
Its powerhouse tracklisting represents the artist at the very height of his powers, tapping into interplanetary infectiousness on each song. Check it out below!
The multiplatinum Missouri City, Texas-born and Los Angeles-based 21st century iconoclast and trendsetter preceded the release with a sensory onslaught of activations across the country and online. He made the decision to adorn iconic locales with a gold inflatable replica of his head—notably found on the cover artwork shot by renowned photographer David LaChapelle as the carnival-style entrance to ASTROWORLD. Travis “Heads” popped up at Screwed Up Records in his hometown of Houston, Minute Maid Park where The Astro’s play and just a stone’s throw from the site of the original Six Flags Astroworld park he frequented as a child, the BAPE Store in New York City, Times Square, Magic City in Atlanta, and Amoeba Records in Los Angeles.
Find the (Day) and (Night) variations of the cover enclosed as well as three striking new press images.
Online, he shared a cinematic trailer for ASTROWORLD earlier this week, and it generated 4 million views in less than two days. The track “Stargazing” offers a sci-fi trap soundtrack as our hero braves a lonely and snowy planet to deliver these game-changing and groundbreaking transmissions to the masses…
Additionally, he launched exclusive merch in celebration of the record that sold out in less than 30 minutes on Wednesday. Fans may bundle new merch—unveiled daily—with purchase of the album. Check out the bundle options HERE—get yours fast as they WILL sell out.
Following show-stopping and historic live sets at Lollapalooza, Rolling Loud, and beyond this year, he takes over HARD Festival this weekend with what promises to be nothing short of an epic live set. Check it out on Sunday, August 5 via livestream HERE.
There’s nothing in this galaxy like ASTROWORLD. You may never want to leave…
It’s like the entire Earth shifted on its axis when Travis Scott first landed. Not only did the Missouri City, Texas-born and Los Angeles-based artist, producer, songwriter, designer, style icon, and Catcus Jack Records founder forever change hip-hop, but he indelibly and irrevocably impacted the culture. His second platinum opus Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight crashed the Billboard Top 200 and Top Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Chart at #1 in 2016. “Goosebumps” [feat. Kendrick Lamar] earned RIAA triple-platinum status, the Young Thug collaboration “Pick Up The Phone” [feat. Quavo] went double-platinum, “Beibs in the Trap” [feat. Nav] soared to platinum, and “Through the Late Night” [feat. Kid Cudi] became gold. Penning and featuring on various cuts for Kanye Yest’s Cruel Summer and Yeezus, Travis first left his mark with 2014’s seminal Owl Pharaoh and Days Before Rodeo mixtapes. He instigated a movement online—a precursor to the “Soundcloud Rap” phenomenon. Powered by the triple-platinum“Antidote” and gold “3500” [feat. Future & 2 Chainz], the 2015 Rodeo garnered a platinum plaque and stormed the Top 200 at #3, while notching his first #1 on the Top Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Chart. Everything set the stage for Astroworld. He preceded it with the platinum “Butterfly Effect” and promises of “the best music of my career.”
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