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FUTURE KICKS OFF 2019 WITH NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO “CRUSHED UP” PREMIERES DOCUMENTARY THE WIZRD ON EXCLUSIVELY APPLE MUSIC JANUARY 11 RELEASING NEW ALBUM JANUARY 18

January 04, 2019

(January 4, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA) – Kicking off 2019 with a big and bold bang, Atlanta hip-hop superstar and […]

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FUTURE KICKS OFF 2019 WITH NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO “CRUSHED UP” PREMIERES DOCUMENTARY THE WIZRD ON EXCLUSIVELY APPLE MUSIC JANUARY 11 RELEASING NEW ALBUM JANUARY 18

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(January 4, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA) – Kicking off 2019 with a big and bold bang, Atlanta hip-hop superstar and multiplatinum trailblazer Future returns with a brand new single and music video entitled “Crushed Up. Get it HERE via Epic Records/Freebandz Entertainment

Propelled by nimble wordplay, slick bars, and a woozy chant, “Crushed Up” shines over glimmering keys and icy 808s. While evoking strains of his signature style, it also sees the pioneering trendsetter level up with another quotable hook—“Diamonds in your face, crushed up, I can see ‘em”—bound to be a lexicon-worthy catchphrase for 2019. Additionally, the cinematic video places him in a snowbound dreamscape trapped by wintry vixens inside of a gothic mansion. Beginning with a young Future peering into a snow globe, the setting flips from a trap house to wild wonderland. At times chilling and transfixing, the visual captures the track’s outsized ambition with otherworldly exposition and psychedelic energy. Watch it HERE!

“Crushed Up” is just the beginning though. It heralds the arrival of his seventh full-length album, dropping on January 18. This marks his first new solo album since the historic success of the 2017 albums Future and Hndrxx and the multiplatinum banger “Mask Off,” building on this incredible foundation and momentum to go even bigger in 2019.

“Crushed Up” was included in Spotify New Music Friday in 37+ Markets including Canada (#1), UK, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, France, Sweden, Malaysia, Spain, Japan, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Mexico, South Africa, and many more. In addition, to being the cover of the top 4 most popular playlist. 

“Crushed Up” was also # 1 on several of Apple Music top playlist such as Essentials, A-List Hip Hop, On Repeat, It’s Lit, and many more which it was the #1 song on all of the listed playlist. Not only did it trend worldwide upon arrival it went #1 on the #OnRepeat Playlist in the UK, Germany, France, South Africa, Mexico, and Japan.

Adding another dimension to this next phase, Future shares the details for his Official DocumentaryThe WIZRD, debuting exclusively worldwide on Apple Music. The feature-length film follows the artist closely and peeks into corners of his world never-seen-before—until now. It opens up a window into his story and creativity unlike anything else.

To properly launch The WIZRD, he will personally host screenings with a Q&A and album listening in Los Angeles [January 8, iPic Theaters], and New York [January 10, iPic Theaters Southstreet Seaport]. It officially releases on Apple Music worldwide on January 11.

Meanwhile, he opens up a limited-edition D2C store with a whole new merch collection January 11.

The next era of Future starts now with “Crushed Up.

Watch him make history again in 2019.

ABOUT FUTURE:

Where would hip-hop be without Future? With millions of singles and albums sold, countless packed shows, and streams in the billions, his shadow looms heavy over the game. He carried trap music from the bandos to fashion shows as a generation of Southern artists rose in his wake. A decade-long grind gave rise to an unbelievable string of mixtapes, reaching its apex on the trifecta of MonsterBeast Mode, and 56 Nights. 2015’s DS2 became his first of five number one debuts on the Billboard Top 200 followed by What a Time To Be Alive with Drake and Evol. In 2017, he unleashed the platinum-certified Future and gold-selling Hndrxx back-to-back and emerged as “the first artist to release two Billboard Top 200 number ones in consecutive weeks.” Future‘s “Mask Off” went quadruple-platinum, ascended to #5 on the Hot 100, and became his biggest smash yet. He performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, lit up Coachella, and headlined the massive “Nobody Safe” Tour. As he covered issues of GQRolling Stone, and XXLHndrxx graced year-end lists from PitchforkComplexEntertainment WeeklyNoiseyVariety, and more. He teamed with Young Thug for the collaborative epic Super Slimey, which captured #2 on the Billboard Top 200 upon arrival. Extending his reach yet again, he provides the soundtrack for the high-profile Superfly remake as he readies a barrage of new projects to be unveiled at his signature prolific pace.

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21 SAVAGE UNLEASHES SECOND ALBUM i am > i was TODAY

December 21, 2018

RECEIVES FIRST TWO GRAMMY AWARD® NOMINATIONS OPENS INTERACTIVE MOTEL 21 ART EXHIBIT IN ATLANTA TOP 10 DEBUT ON BILLBOARD TOP 200 (Los Angeles, CA – […]

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21 SAVAGE UNLEASHES SECOND ALBUM i am > i was TODAY

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RECEIVES FIRST TWO GRAMMY AWARD® NOMINATIONS

OPENS INTERACTIVE MOTEL 21 ART EXHIBIT IN ATLANTA

TOP 10 DEBUT ON BILLBOARD TOP 200

(Los Angeles, CA – December 21, 2018) Today, GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum-certified rapper, artist, and visionary 21 Savage releases one of the most anticipated hip-hop albums of 2018 and his second full-length, i am > i was [Slaughter Gang/Epic Records]. 

Get it HERE

Upon going live, the record staked out a spot at #1 of iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart and the Top Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Chart. It’s on track to be his second consecutive Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200 as well.

i am > i was represents the dawn of a new era for the Atlanta trailblazer. These tracks see him evolve as lyricist and storyteller, while retaining the sheer sonic power and ironclad songcraft that initially cemented him as a juggernaut. It’s raw. It’s real. It’s 21 Savage.

He’s bound to set the game ablaze with this one…

Additionally, he added another dimension to the groundbreaking rollout for i am > i was by opening the interactive art exhibit Motel 21 in his native Atlanta this past Monday. Each of its rooms reflected a theme on the new record. These installations, performances, and activities directly related to the growing legend surrounding 21 Savage, bringing attendees closer than ever.

In addition, Motel 21 was curated by Executive Producer and Chief Creative Strategist Antwanette McLaughlin of The Spice Group and Creative Director/Set Designer Skye Williams of Set by Skye. Giving back, the artist’s Lead By Example Foundation also partnered with Get Schooled and Juma, a nonprofit organization specializing in financial literacy, to host 21 kids on a private tour. At the end, these young guests received a $1K Amazon gift card. Additionally, he unveiled a new collection of high-quality branded apparel and accessories for i am > i was on the 21 Savage official online shop. For more details, visit HERE.

With all eyes on the future, 21 Savage has been things in store for the new year. At the 2019 GRAMMY® Awards February 10, he’s nominated for his first two honors in top categories such as “Record of the Year” and “Best Rap/Sung Performance” for his feature on the definitive smash “rockstar” alongside Post Malone.

Now, i am > i was has arrived, and 21 Savage tenaciously carves out his place amongst rap’s elite.

With an unapologetic flow, bulletproof bars, and deadly hooks, 21 Savage left an indelible mark on hip-hop as a true original. His full-length debut, Issa Album, clinched #2 behind Jay-Z’s 4:44 on the Billboard Top 200, earned a gold certification from the RIAA, and garnered widespread acclaim from PitchforkXXL, and more. At the same time, it produced a string of definitive hits for 2017, including the triple-platinum “Bank Account.” Within months of its release, he returned to the top of the charts on the collaborative epic, Without Warning, alongside Offset and Metro Boomin. It landed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 and yielded the platinum “Ghostface Killers” [feat. Travis Scott]. Simultaneously, he featured on the year’s biggest hit, Post Malone’s six-times platinum “rockstar” and joined his collaborator for a sold out summer tour. Showing a greater 21 Savagei am > i was, brings us closer and takes it to the next level all around.

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AJ MITCHELL RELEASES NEW SINGLE “NO PLANS” FEATURING MARTEEN

December 14, 2018

SHARES LYRIC VIDEO   LAUNCHING HOPEFUL TOUR 2019   Credit: Dennis Leupold   (December 14, 2018 — Los Angeles, CA) […]

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SHARES LYRIC VIDEO

 

LAUNCHING HOPEFUL TOUR 2019

 

Credit: Dennis Leupold

 

(December 14, 2018 — Los Angeles, CA) — Buzzing Illinois-born singer and songwriter AJ Mitchell shares his new single “No Plans” [feat. Marteen] today. Get it HERE via Epic Records.

 

Backed by a slick, smooth, and simmering beat, the track builds towards a hook-y harmony. At its center, Mitchell and Bay Area sensation Marteen trade show-stopping verses before a falsetto-punctuated chant. This anthem illuminates two of the game’s hottest new voices doing what they do best: breaking hearts on each and every vocal run.

 

Check out the lyric video HERE.

 

VEVO recently named AJ Mitchell its latest 2019 DSCVR Artist to Watch. The prestigious program spotlights tomorrow’s stars on the video platform with exclusive performances, interviews, and content. In good company, he joins the ranks of previous artists such as Alessia Cara, Julia Michaels, Leon Bridges, and more.

 

Check out his VEVO DSCVR performances of “Hate That I Love You” HERE and “Girls” HERE.

 

“No Plans” hints at big things in 2019. Kicking off the year, Mitchell will launch the four-week “Hopeful Tour” on February 2 joined by none other than Marteen as support. Check out the full itinerary below and get tickets HERE!

 

He’s got very big plans that are only just starting to unfold…

 

Earlier this year, AJ Mitchell began making major waves with his debut EP, Hopeful [Epic Records]. Its upbeat and undeniable lead single “Girls” quickly eclipsed 5.2 million streams and 1.4 million video views and counting. His expansive vocal range, dynamic charisma, and immediate starpower have also enchanted both fans and critics alike. He’s landed features from Just Jared in addition to performing on The Today Show, Good Day New York, and KTLA. Not to mention, he ignited Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day—a proving ground for numerous superstars. With all of these accolades, a growing fan base, and instantly recognizable voice, AJ Mitchell has positioned himself for a massive 2019. Get ready!

 

ABOUT AJ MITCHELL:

Hailing from Bellville, Illinois, AJ gravitated towards music at an early age, sharing his talent on social media with acclaimed short form videos and cover versions.  He initially posted videos to get feedback ‘from other people than my parents,’ he says, but at thirteen his following blossomed.  He moved to Los Angeles, CA, in 2016 to pursue a music career full-time, releasing the self-penned, bittersweet single “Used To Be” in 2017. Other songs followed, “Somebody,” and “Mind,” showcasing his multifaceted range and silky vocal style all his own.  With over 35 million streams under his belt and his Epic Records debut EP kicking off the next exciting chapter of his career, the music world is more than ‘hopeful’ that AJ Mitchell has staying power.

 

TOUR DATES:

2/2 – SEATTLE, WA – The Vera Project

2/3 – PORTLAND, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

2/5 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Slim’s

2/7 – SANTA ANA, CA – Constellation Room

2/8 – SAN DIEGO, CA – The Irenic

2/9 – LAS VEGAS, NV – Vinyl

2/12 – DALLAS, TX – Dada

2/13 – HOUSTON, TX – Warehouse Live

2/16 – NASHVILLE, TN – Top Golf

2/17 – ATLANTA, GA – Terminal West

2/19 – NEW YORK, NY – Gramercy Theatre

2/20 – CAMBRIDGE, MA – The Sinclair

2/22- WASHINGTON, DC – U Street Music Hall

2/23 – PITTSBURGH, PA – Rex Theater

2/24 – CLEVELAND, OH – Grog Shop

2/26 – PONTIAC, MI – Pike Room

2/28 – CHICAGO, IL – Subterranean

3/1 – ST. LOUIS, MO – Delmar Hall

3/3 – DENVER, CO – Larimer Lounge

3/6 – LOS ANGELES, CA – El Rey Theater

 

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A.CHAL DROPS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED EXOTIGAZ EP TODAY

December 10, 2018

(December 7, 2018 — Los Angeles, CA) — Today, rising Peruvian-born singer, songwriter, and producer A.CHAL releases his anxiously awaited new EP, EXOTIGAZ. […]

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(December 7, 2018 — Los Angeles, CA) — Today, rising Peruvian-born singer, songwriter, and producer A.CHAL releases his anxiously awaited new EP, EXOTIGAZ. Get itHERE via Epic Records.

 

Just last week, he set the stage for the EP’s arrival with the scorching “DÉJALO.With its simmering beat, laidback bilingual flows, and nocturnal shine, it immediately garnered critical praise. Complex claimed he brings “together the cowboy vibes of Texas with the energy of Miami nightlife,while Flaunt wrote, “His music is a silky blend of Hip-Hop, soul, and R&B.Last week, he unveiled a cinematic music video for “DÉJALO, speaking to this inimitable intersection of western swagger and South Beach style.  Check it out HERE.

 

A.CHAL also made headlines with the standalone single “LA DUEÑA. Within under a month, it clocked over 4 million YouTube views as his “fastest growing video to date.Watch the video HERE.

 

From the airy guitar and seductively sexy spirit of “EXOTICA” produced by Latin dancehall pop hitmaker Rvssian [Bad Bunny, Nicky Jam] to the kinetic bounce of “PUMP FAKE,the six-track EXOTIGAZ sees him deftly bob and weave between styles. On the likes of the simmering “000000” and the bonified club banger “TYPE,” he strikes a bold balance between alternative R&B, slick Latin, 21st century hip-hop, and bold pop of his own. Check out the full tracklisting below!

 

To celebrate the EP, A.CHAL will be dropping the music video for “EXOTICA” next week. Additionally, Fuego enlisted his instantly recognizable voice for a feature on the sizzling single “Dancin” out today.

 

The EXOTIGAZ EP follows up this year’s breakthrough smash “Love N Hennessy” (Remix) [feat. 2 Chainz & Nicky Jam]. Not only did it ignite airwaves, but it also earned over 56 million cumulative streams between the original version and remix. Additionally, he infiltrated the fashion world by featuring in Summer 2018 “Meet Me In The Gap” campaign, and is soon going to be launching his new fashion line ROPA GAZ.

 

Experience EXOTIGAZ now and fall into GAZI WORLD now. It’s just the beginning of A.CHAL’s global takeover!

 

EXOTIGAZ EP

  1. TYPE
  2. DÉJALO
  3. INDIGO GIRL
  4. 000000
  5. EXOTICA
  6. PUMP FAKE

 

ABOUT A.CHAL

Confidently owning a cross-section of cultures and genres, A.CHAL carved out his own lane as an international force by the start of 2018. At the top of the year, Google Play Music touted him among “Latin Artists to Watch for 2018, and Pandora also included him on its “Latin Artists to Watch 2018. 2017 saw his star dramatically rise. Zane Lowe personally premiered the original “Love N Hennessy” as his Apple Music Beats 1 “World Record.” It landed on Amazon’s “Best Songs of 2017” and Remezcla’s “Best Latin Songs of 2017. Additionally, the 2017 mixtape ON GAZ claimed a spot on Pigeons & Planes“Best Albums of 2017 (So Far)”and on Redbull’s “21 Albums that made us feel something.” Early on, the fashion world sought him out as a tastemaker as he appeared in capsule collections such as FRAME Denim x Ben Gorham Men and Stussy x Mr. Porter. Inking a partnership with Epic Records and releasing “Love Hennessy” (Remix) [feat. 2 Chainz & Nicky Jam], he’s angling towards superstardom now.

 

Born in Peru and raised in Queens, he’s always been keyed in to an inclusive mindset, thinking globally. He started rapping as soon as he could and made a splash with the debut EP, Ballroom Riots in 2013. Lowe first championed him in 2015 by debuting “Round Whippin.” Next up, his first full-length Welcome to GAZI notched over 36 million streams, secured a spot for him on PARTYNEXTDOOR’s summer tour, and rounded out the year on Pigeons & Planes “Best Albums of 2016.”

 

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