(August 16, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA) After receiving over 30 million-plus streams and drumming up critical acclaim, buzzing Seattle, WA rapper Travis Thompson is pleased to announce his debut album, Reckless Endangerment, due September 20 via AMBAUM/Epic Records. Thompson revealed the album’s release date and artwork yesterday to his fans via a mural painted in real-time in his hometown. Check out the announcement HERE.
Along with the album news, today he officially launches lead single “God’s Favorite” and its official music video, directed by Thompson himself with collaborator Dylan Fout. Get the songHEREandwatch the video HERE.
Over a lush beat, he bobs and weaves between hyper-charged rhymes and a divinely catchy chant, “I feel like God’s favorite.” In the hilarious music video, Jesus decides to take a “Me Day” with “the homies.” So, he floats down to Earth, smokes up with Travis Thompson and his crew, and rages in a stretch limo, at a tattoo parlor, and in the club. This particular story might not be in the Bible, but it could be worthy of a whole New-er Testament, nonetheless.
A true body of work, upcoming album sticks to a theme as wild as his wordplay. About its overarching concept, Thompson shared, “Reckless Endangerment is a misdemeanor. It’s living wrongfully. It’s a charge you get when you’re acting so recklessly you could get the people around you hurt. That’s kind of what my life is and what all of the homies lives are. We’re on this journey trying to find fulfillment, and we’re all lost as Hell trying to figure it out. No matter what, we bright each other with. To us, Reckless Endangerment is knowing better, but still choosing not to do better, yet never alone. It’s finding a substantial risk, and saying, ‘Fuck it’. Whether that’s right or wrong is up to you to decide.”
To celebrate the release, he fittingly returns home for what promises to be an unforgettable gig alongside special guests with ADÈ (Phil Adè) and Nyles Davis on September 20 at The Showbox in Seattle, WA. Get tickets HERE.
Reckless Endangerment follows up his RUNAWAYS EP, which tallied over 20 million Spotify streams and garnered tastemaker praise. Earmilk wrote, “Thompson is confident in his sound and rightfully so, this young rising rapper strapped with verbal dexterity, wide-ranging vocal control, and multisyllabic rhyme schemes. Sonically, he can be compared to a more aggressive, quirky Chance the Rapper; lyrically, he toys with a poetic variety of subjects.”
Get caught up in Reckless Endangerment with Travis Thompson this fall.
Hailing from the suburbs of Burien, WA, buzzing rapper Travis Thompson threads together emotionally charged and evocative stories with each and every rhyme. He blasted onto the mainstream radar during 2017 after earning the endorsement of fellow Pacific Northwest titan Macklemore who invited him to open up a sold-out North American tour and duet on a seminal performance during The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Capitalizing on this momentum, he rolled tape on his 13-track independent full-length YOUGOOD?and accompanying feature-length film. Appropriately, it premiered at a sold-out movie theater in his hometown. Along the way, “Need You” eclipsed 5 million Spotify streams with numerous other songs crossing the one-million mark. 2019 sees him positioned for stardom with a new deal for Epic Records, his RUNAWAYS EP and full-length debut Reckless Endangerment coming September 20.
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SAMM HENSHAW RELEASES NEW SINGLE “THE WORLD IS MINE” TODAY
BBC Radio 1 tastemaker MistaJam just exclusively premiered the song on his 1Xtra show. Built around a sample of the Nas classic “Made You Look” and produced by Pop & Oak [Rihanna, Alessia Cara, Nicki Minaj], Henshaw flips this hip-hop staple into a slick and simmering soul anthem. Backed by thick percussion and boisterous horns, he vaults from deep Delta blues-style crooning on the verses into a victorious and vibrant chant, “We got the whole world ahead and the whole world behind—nothing in the rear view but wasting time.”In tandem with the track, he shared an eye-catching and action-packed stop-motion lyric video. It will be followed up by an insane Quentin Tarantino-inspired caper music video, dropping imminently.
“The World Is Mine” heralds Henshaw’s forthcoming full-length debut, landing in stores and at all digital retailers later this year. It arrives hot on the heels of his buzzing breakout“Church” [feat. EARTHGANG]. The latter clocked 11.8 million-plus streams and counting as he received widespread acclaim. Clash wrote, “In an age where religion has been misaligned and exploited by propagators of the far-right movement, Samm Henshaw is reclaiming the narrative,” and Complex claimed, “Whether you’re religious or not, Samm Henshaw’s new team-up with fun-loving duo EarthGang will surely give you reason to smile.”
With nimble vocal runs, a booming register, steeple-size range, and fiery fresh fusion of gospel, soul, and pop, Henshaw has all the makings of a bold and bright breaking superstar.
Born in London, Henshaw was raised by Nigerian parents, honing his love for Gospel and American soul in a church pastored by his father. With his 2016 breakout debut The Sound Experiment EPand its follow up The Sound Experiment 2, he’s established himself as an inspiring new channeler of soul, coalescing his signature sound around filaments of pop, hip hop, gospel, and R&B. Hand-picked by Chance the Rapper and James Bay to support their live treks, he’s also spent the past 2 years working and touring with the likes of Pharrell, Rag’n’Bone Man, and Maverick Sabre before hitting the U.S. at the beginning of the summer for well-received showcases kicking off his stateside debut. His steady ascent has been chronicled by The Guardian and The Independent, with Henshaw also being cited as “One To Watch” by Spotify, Teen Vogue, Google, GQ, and others.
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RICK ROSS RELEASES MEGA-ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM PORT OF MIAMI 2 TODAY
Upon becoming available, it staked out a spot in the Top 2 of iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart and #1 on the Top Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Chart.
PORT OF MIAMI 2 represents a full circle moment for the legendary rapper. Releasing on August 9, it marks the 13th anniversary of his platinum-certified record-breaking debut, PORT OF MIAMI. At the same time, he pushes forward to the next level with tighter bars, bigger hooks, and more boss level bravado than ever before.
Already, recent singles—“Act A Fool” [feat. Wale], “BIG TIME” [feat. Swizz Beatz], and “Gold Roses” [feat. Drake]—tallied a cumulative total of 20 million-plus streams and counting. Elsewhere on the project, he blasts off vicious rhymes during “Born To Kill” [feat. Jeezy] and “Bogus Charms” [feat. Meek Mill]. Meanwhile, he continues a longstanding tradition with the sixth installment of his timeless “Mayback Music” song series in “Maybach Music VI” Elsewhere, “Rich ***** Lifestyle” [feat. Nipsey Hussle & Teyana Taylor] unites him with the late Los Angeles MC Nipsey Hussle on an eternal anthem.
Check out the full tracklisting below!
He also formally introduces the album by also sharing the music video for the latest single “Turnpike Ike.” Once again, he delivers a cinematic companion to this bulletproof banger.
As part of the rollout, Ross engages a full-scale television takeover. He appears on ESPN’s First Take today. Next week, he graces the stage of NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on August 13 to perform “BIG TYME” [feat. Swizz Beatz and special guest Just Blaze]. Be sure to tune in!
Additionally, he revealed the dates to his headlining PORT OF MIAMI 2 TOUR. It kicks off Harbour Convention Center in Vancouver, BC, hits major markets coast-to-coast, and comes to a conclusion with two-night stand at Gramercy Theater in New York, NY on October 15 and 16. Get tickets now at WWW.RICKROSSPOM2.COM. The full itinerary is enclosed below.
PORT OF MIAMI 2 is finally here, and the game will never be the same.
Since 2006, no bigger boss has emerged…
Rick Ross commands hip-hop not only as a true titan of the game, but also as a visionary C.E.O. His historic run accompanies five Billboard Top 200 #1 debuts and three #2 debuts, four Grammy Award® nominations, adorning the cover of Rolling Stone twice, and achieving accolades that may never be surpassed. His debut single “Hustlin” stands out as the “first mastertone ever certified RIAA platinum before the associated album had been released.” With millions of singles and albums sold, his voice remains inescapable. Not to mention, he championed and broke a roster of other superstars—ranging from Meek Mill to Wale—as part of Maybach Music Group.
PORT OF MIAMI 2 is the return of the biggest boss that you’ve seen thus far, and his legacy is only getting bigger.
(August 9, 2019 — Los Angeles, CA) — Buzzing Illinois-born singer and songwriter AJ Mitchell shares a new single entitled “Slow Dance” featuring Ava Max. Get it HERE via Epic Records.
The song unites Mitchell with multiplatinum rising pop superstar Ava Max for a dynamic and diverse duet. The track balances these two unique and undeniable voices on one irresistible anthem. Most importantly, it arrives as one of the boldest, brightest, and biggest collaborations of the year.
Be on the lookout for the music video very soon!
2019 has shaped up to be a breakout year for Mitchell. Amassing 20 million-plus streams since just January, he served up a string of scorching singles, including “All My Friends,” “Talk So Much,” “Move On,” and, most recently, “Without You” with Nina Nesbitt. In addition to features by Billboard, Just Jared, JR., Idolator, and more, Seventeen predicted, “your soon-to-be-favorite album.” Not to mention, he packed gigs across the country, delivering one unforgettable performance after another.
As he prepares more music more later this year, “Slow Dance” with AJ Mitchell and Ava Max now.
ABOUT AJ MITCHELL
Sporting a slick and show-stopping voice, sharp songwriting chops, and endless charisma, AJ Mitchell emerges as a stylish and soulful new leading man for pop R&B. Born and raised in Bellville, IL, he went from uploading highly-trafficked covers on social media to personally writing and recording his 2017 breakout single “Used To Be.” The latter clocked 33 million Spotify streams as he inked a deal with Epic Records and relocated to Los Angeles.
Mitchell’s 2018 major label debut EP, Hopeful, maintained his meteoric momentum with a string of hits such as “I Don’t Want You Back” (19.1 million streams) and “Girls” (9.2 million streams). Meanwhile, he regularly averaged over 2.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify. His most recent tracks “All My Friends”, “Talk So Much” and “Move On” have amassed over 47 million streams combined. Attracting acclaim, VEVO named him a 2019 DSCVR “Artist To Watch,” and he performed on The Today Show,Good Day New York, and KTLA. Reaching 2 million cumulative followers by 2019, he kicked off the new year with the launch of the “Hopeful Tour” alongside his “No Plans” collaborator Marteen on the bill as support.
ABOUT AVA MAX
Crafting pop anthems with a much-needed dose of fiery female empowerment, global sensation Ava Max is a unique talent, blessed with a seismic voice, an individualistic high fashion mindset, and an undeniable knack for cinematic, theatrical pop. The daughter of Albanian immigrants, Max was born in Wisconsin but raised in Virginia where she began blowing away audiences long before even entering high school. Inspired by her parents’ courageous escape from the political turmoil that plagued their home country; she eventually made the move to LA to pursue her calling.
Recently nominated for “Best New Artist” at the 2019 MTV “Video Music Awards” alongside Billie Eilish, Lizzo, and Lil Nas X, Ava has cemented her pop Ava has cemented her pop status with the success of her RIAA 2x-platinum certified hit “Sweet but Psycho” which spent three weeks in the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 and peaked at #3 at USA Pop Radio. With over 650 million global streams and counting, “Sweet but Psycho,” which earned Max her first-ever Teen Choice Awards nomination for “Choice Pop Song,” is joined by an equally popular companion video which has garnered nearly 400 million views – watch HERE. Dubbed the “Princess of Pop” by V Magazine and “Artist You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone, Ava has been feted with a wide range of media attention, including features in Vanity Fair, Billboard, FORBES, PAPER, and more. Earlier this year, the rising pop artist made her national TV debut with performances of “Sweet but Psycho” on The Late Late Show with James Corden, The TODAY Show, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Most recently, Ava performed her irresistible empowerment anthem “So Am I” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! And shared a double dose of new tracks, “Freaking Me Out” and “Blood, Sweat & Tears” which garnered instant praise from Rolling Stone, TIME Magazine, Billboard and more.