Future’s eighth solo studio album, High Off Life, is now available on all DSPs following Tuesday’s surprise announcement. The album features the four-time platinum Drake collaboration, “Life Is Good,” as well as executive production from Freebandz’ own DJ Esco. And due to the incredible success of “Life Is Good,” the album will be certified Gold by the RIAA upon its release.
In addition to Drake, the 21-track album features Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Baby, Youngboy Never Broke Again, Young Thug, Meek Mill and more. See the full track list below.
On Tuesday, in a surprise turn of events, Future detailed plans to release High Off Life today, as well as the album’s official cover art. The moment quickly swept through social media, captivating a fanbase that had been waiting patiently for a new full-length album from Future for much of the last year.
Thursday, on release eve, Future grabbed hold of the internet’s attention once again, launching an online activation with MSCHF. It challenged users to a digital scavenger hunt meant to unveil a surprise from High Off Life: the Lil Uzi Vert collaboration, “All Bad.” Fans looking to further engulf themselves into the world of Future can do so here: shop.freebandz.com
High Off Life is Future’s first solo LP since The Wizrd, released in January 2019. It sported the hit singles “Crushed Up” and “First Off” with Travis Scott, and represented Future’s fifth consecutive No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart. With High Off Life, the Atlanta-bred superstar seeks his sixth such debut. In addition, High Off Life’s Gold certification makes Future a perfect eight-for-eight with Gold-certified studio albums—three of which have also been certified Platinum.
Since the beginning of 2020, Future has been moving with a renewed vigor. Just 10 days into the year he released “Life Is Good” with Drake, yet another championship ring for the What A Time To Be Alive duo, which notched its highest Billboard Hot 100 placement (No. 2) to date with the track.
Future followed “Life Is Good” by delivering a handful of his critically-acclaimed mixtapes (Beast Mode, 56 Nights, Purple Reign) to DSPs in April, an outcome his devoted fanbase has long clamored for. It’s allowed him to reflect on a legendary run from the decade prior while setting his sights on the one ahead.
Imitation may be the best form of flattery. But there’s only one Future. High Off Life is out now.
1. Trapped In The Sun
2. HiTek Tek
3. Jimmy Choo
4. Solitaires feat. Travis Scott
5. Ridin Strikers
6. One Of My
7. Posted With Demons
8. Hard To Choose One
9. Trillionaire feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again
10. Harlem Shake feat. Young Thug
11. Up the River
12. Pray For A Key
13. Too Comfortable
14. All Bad feat. Lil Uzi Vert
15. Outer Space Bih
16. Accepting My Flaws
17. Life Is Good ft. Drake
18. Last Name feat. Lil Durk
20. 100 Shooters feat. Meek Mill & Doe Boy
21. Life Is Good Remix feat. Drake, DaBaby, Lil Baby
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ADÉ RELEASES NEW EP wyd after? + MUSIC VIDEO FOR “FEEL SOME WAY” FEATURING WALE OUT NOW!
(May 15, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA) – Off the heels of buzzing singles and spitfire freestyles that have earned him attention from names like Pusha T and more, DMV-area mainstay ADÉ unleashes his brand new EP, wyd after?, out today. Get it HERE via Epic Records/HighRes Global.
Along with the EP, today he shares the official video for single “Feel Some Way” featuring Wale, which premiered earlier this morning via Complex. Watch the video HERE and check out the Complex article HERE.
Dreamy keys give way to a thick beat and a steady bass groove as ADÉ and Wale deliver a rap master class between a hypnotic high-register hook and a catchy chant. Together, they shoot down jealousy one bar at a time. In the visual, the two D.C. titans stand back-to-back surrounded by a posse of onlookers and models as they ponder, “Can’t understand why you feel some way.”
Says ADÉ, “the song fits perfectly into the picture I’m painting with the wyd after? project. I do most of my ‘living’ at night. Being a recording artist, I’m always at shows, parties, events, etc. which, more often than not, happen in the night time. So, that’s when most of the interesting shit happens in my life. I talk about what it’s been like navigating through the good times, the tough times and my relationships while living the nightlife. The question ‘what you doing after?’ is the crossroads I usually come to most nights. After being asked ‘wyd after?’ I can either end my night, or find more trouble to get into.”
ADÉ paved the way for wyd after? with a string of scorching singles and music videos. Most recently, he released the single“Replacements,” along with an official music video, which HotNewHipHopdubbed it a “banger” and proclaimed that ADÉ “is maintaining his era of reinvention...” He announced the EP earlier this Spring with the Trevor Jackson-featuring “Don’t Cry” [feat. Trevor Jackson], along which also arrived with an official visual. Elsewhere on the EP, he slides from laidback rhymes into resounding melodies on “Out The Way” before flexing fiery rhymes and one more airtight chorus on the finale “GGBB.”
Check out the full tracklisting below.
Lighting up social media with a recent series of freestyles, he caught the attention of none other than Pusha T. King Push wrote, “Oh y’all still acting like y’all don’t hear ADÉ? It’s cool, I’ll keep listening…” after hearing ADÉ’s most recent freestyle. The post has tallied 117K views and counting on Instagram. In April, ADÉ posted a freestyle he filmed in his car, which received attention from DJ Akademiks and had fans asking for more.
So… wyd after?
wyd after? represents a natural progression for ADÉ. After establishing himself under the name Phil Adé, the DMV talent served up a series of mixtapes and singles and shined on collaborations alongside heavy-hitters such as Logic, Mac Miller, Raekwon, and Bootsy Collins. Starting in 2013, he dove into honing his craft, writing in the studio with a variety of artists, perfecting his own sound as well as his live performance. He ultimately developed his voice immensely. During this time, he made extensive contributions as a writer and featured act to Wale’s #1 opus The Album About Nothing  and Shine , in addition to working with Raheem DeVaughn, Anthony Hamilton, Chris Brown, Eric Bellinger, Mýa, Trevor Jackson, Serayah, 9th Wonder and Bink, while gracing the stage on the sold out SHIN3 Tour. In 2017, he shared the solo single “No Fear” [feat. Tate Kobang and Saba Abraha], which soundtracked WWE NXT and clocked half-a-million streams. Upon the latter’s arrival, Billboard described him as “ready to seize his opportunity at rap stardom.” However, he changed everything for 2019. He opted to go by simply ADÉ, signed to Epic Records, and cooked up his first EP of the label, ALWAYS SOMETHING, showcasing a completely new side of him while continuing to carve out a place among hip-hop’s modern elite.
The tastemaker-approved EP boasted “SOMETHING NEW” [feat. Lil Baby], “SOMETHING FROM NOTHING” [feat. Rich The Kid], and “SOMETHING REAL” [feat. Wale & Goldlink], and more. Meanwhile, it attracted unanimous acclaim. Billboardapplauded “the six-track EP is a reintroduction to the hip-hop stalwart’s talents on the mic, backed by his refurbished sound,” HipHopDXclaimed, “the switch brings the refreshing energy to validate his change in direction.” In addition to looks from HYPEBEASTand more, Respect Magazine summed him up best as “an amazingly versatile talent.”
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NEW ALBUM COMING SOON
(May 6, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA) – Continuing to heat up 2020, rapidly rising genre-disrupting singer, songwriter and producerA.CHAL unveils his new single entitled “Hollywood Love” [feat. Gunna] today. Get it HEREvia Epic Records/Gazi World.
Once again, the Peruvian-born, New York-raised artist artfully integrates laidback flows, hazy hooks, and soulful drip into a spacey soundscape thread together by dreamy guitar, skittering beats, and nimble cadences. Meanwhile, multiplatinum Atlanta titan Gunnajoins him to light up the beat with a signature sputtering verse. Ruminating on disillusioned sentiments on love, fame, and Hollywood, the anthem fuses cultures and styles as it immediately captivates. Additionally, the song played earlier today during an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 on Apple Music.
Just last month, A.CHAL returned with “Pink Dust,” the first taste of the new project. Upon arrival, Spotify plugged the track on New Music Friday, while Apple Music touted it on New Music Daily in 14 territories in addition to R&B Hot Tracks, Mood., and more. The FADER praised the song and its official video, proclaiming “sitting somewhere between Post Malone and Blonde, it’s a thrilling look into A.CHAL’s new album.”
All signs point to a breakthrough for A.CHAL as he releases his anxiously awaited new album soon. The project looks back as it leaps forward, fusing together psychedelic soundscapes, R&B, Reggaeton, and Rock into a future-facing odyssey guided by A.CHAL, who co-produced much of the album alongside Noel Zancanella (other production collaborations include names like Tainy). The body of work takes listeners on a roller coaster ride through a self-awakening, while exploring the concept of love and authenticity as being the key in navigating a path towards finding peace.
Get ready for more, but fall into “Hollywood Love” with A. CHAL now.
Born in Lima, Peru as a decent of Quechua and raised between the cities of Trujillo, Peru and Queens, New York, A.CHAL developed a unique sound. His music is punctuated with a fusion of indigenous Peruvian sounds, modern trap-soul sonics, and the sounds he consumed growing up on the east coast of the U.S., where he admired icons such as DMX, the Diplomats, Lil Wayne, and Pharrell. He defies standard R&B tropes with a sleek voice, an eclectic sonic palette, and his ingenuity in speaking about emotions at their rawest form. His unique brand of music has caught the attention of some of the culture’s most notable purveyors, from Apple Music’s global creative director Zane Lowe, Berluti’s creative director Kris Van Assche, perfumer and founder of Byredo, Ben Gorham, and global Latin artists like J. Balvin and ROSALÍA.
Eventually, A.CHAL moved coasts, setting in Los Angeles where he put together what would become his first project, Ballroom Riots. Subsequently securing a publishing deal with Sony/ATV, he landed his first major songwriting and production placement withJennifer Lopez. In 2016, he released his first full length project Welcome toGazi independently, which garnered him attention from the likes of Drake’s OVO, Virgil Abloh and A$AP Rocky. By 2017, he earned his first RIAA Gold-certification for his single “Love n Hennessey” (a subsequent remix features 2 Chainz and Nicky Jam), taken from his acclaimed EP, ON GAZ. Substantial touring and critical acclaim followed, which led him into a partnership with Epic Records, which released his EXOTIGAZ EP at the end of 2018. Featuring his fasting growing single to-date, “000000,” and his first full Latin song, “La Dueña,” the project continued his sonic evolution. Along the way, A.CHAL received acclaim across the board, with outlets like Tidal naming him a “rising artist” and Forbesrecently calling him “the emerging Latinx artist you won’t be able to ignore this year.” Additionally, he received praise from the likes of Billboard, Paper, Noisey, The FADER, Flaunt, i-D, Hypebeast, Highsnobiety, Remezclaand more.
These earlier projects and accolades showcased the aspirations of making it to where he is now; upcoming first major label album explores the different emotional states throughout an artist’s transition in notoriety and is motivated by the sacrifices that come with success. Without ever being boxed into any specific category, his new music displays the evolution of his artistic development, one that will continue to evolve and connect with fans across all borders.
[NEW YORK, NY – MAY 1, 2020] Today, Toronto native rapper and disruptor KILLY returns with his brand new single and music video entitled “Sailor Moon.”
Get it HERE via Epic Records and watch the official music video HERE.
Heavily anticipated by his devoted legion of fans, he has teased “Sailor Moon” on social media for some time. On the track, frenetic production moves at a breakneck speed with KILLY’s bold and scorching bars. The visual, which he directed himself, manages to keep up the pace as well. The clip cuts together blissful smoked-out dreams and sweeping solo shots of the artist rapping in an ornate empty luxury mall and (literally) breaking the ground beneath him in a surreal world.
KILLY shows no signs of stopping or slowing down either. He recently unveiled the song “VV’s”, the lead single from Toronto-based Hip Hop platform6ixBuzz’s compilation album, which Complex dubbed “splashy.” Its predecessor “Vendetta,” which KILLY closed 2019 with, also received praise with Highsnobiety crowning him “one of the most emphatic young rappers around.”
Meanwhile, last year’s explosive Light Path 8 projected garnered a nomination for “Best Rap Recording” at the 2020 JUNO Awards (Canada’s GRAMMY-equivalent), making him a four-time nominee. He continues to affirm his status as one of the culture’s biggest and boldest breakthrough talents.
Stay tuned for a lot more from KILLY very soon. Take a trip with “Sailor Moon” now.
After bursting onto the scene with his disruptive single “Killamonjaro” in 2017, the Bajan-Filipino artist has quickly become one of music’s most exciting artists to watch. On the heels of the hit, his debut project Surrender Your Soul was released last year to acclaim via his Secret Sound Clublabel, giving his growing fanbase a sizeable taste of a unique knack for melody, fully-immersive creative vision and personal lyrics that speak to the highs and lows of his journey. His reach has continued to grow steadily: by the end of 2018, he’d attained almost 200 million listens on Spotify alone, and brought his music to audiences across the globe on his “Surrender Your Soul” World Tour. Capping off a break-out year, KILLY released a five-track EP entitled KILLSTREAK to his ever-growing fanbase, received three 2019 JUNO Award nominations and garnered two Platinum-certified singles. He followed these accolades with the release of his 2019 project Light Path 8, which received attention and acclaim from the likes of Complex, Hypebeast, Genius, Lyrical Lemonade, VICE, Billboardand more, and toured with the likes of NAV, Young Thug and Machine Gun Kelly.As of today, the budding superstar has accumulated more than 800 million streams across all platforms globally and is Toronto’s biggest rap export since Drake. With his recent signing to Epic Records,KILLY is set to blaze thru 2020, focused on realizing his vision and extending his global reach – an Icon in the making.