Lil Yachty, aka Lil Boat, aka “King of the Teens” is a 19-year old Atlanta native, a Grammy-nominated singer, rapper, producer, creative designer, and fashion icon. Currently, Yachty is on the cover of Paper and FADER magazines, as well as landing the cover of The New York Times Men’s Style section and XXL Freshman cover. Rolling Stone says his album ‘Teenage Emotions’ is a “landmark moment that may change the way people rap,” while The New York Times Magazine dubbed him as an artist “that tells us where music is going.” Since releasing his viral video for “One Night”, Yachty has been releasing music at an unbelievable pace: Following his initial Summer Songs EP, he dropped three more EPS in addition to the two acclaimed mixtapes—Lil Boat and Summer Songs 2. And as the title indicates, the set is a reflection of young lives right now, from social media-saturated heartbreak to self-acceptance to the dance floor, caught in a sound that effortlessly bounces from rap to pop to something entirely its own.
The cat is finally about to be out of the bag. Not that Cashmere Cat has exactly kept a clandestine profile, working as he has with so many of the top names in pop, R&B, and hip-hop, from Kanye West to Ariana Grande -- a track record that's threatened to make him a household name just as a producer. But as a recording artist in his own right, he's taking off the wraps with the release of his first full-length album under his own nom de plume. The spring release sports guest appearances from a who's who of contemporary music, including The Weeknd, Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello, 2 Chainz, Tory Lanez, Francis & the Lights, Starrah, and other Cat lovers dropping in to help usher him into the ranks of true marquee artists.
Ella Mai is on the verge... Hot on the heels of her critically acclaimed extended player, Time, which boasts the breakout single and video, “She Don’t” featuring South Central LA rap don, Ty Dolla Sign, the 21-year- old UK songstress jumps right back into the fray
with Change, a stellar, new, five-song EP, produced exclusively by DJ Mustard for his 10 Summers label. Recently transplanted to LA full-time and officially signed to 10 Summers Records, Ella Mai has put the finishing touches on Change, which she describes as a continuum of her previous offering. “It’s about finding someone new and knowing how to appreciate what he’s giving you in comparison to what you were dealing with. All five songs on there are about newfound love, new emotions and new experiences.”
Dubbing your debut full-length Greatest Hits might be a bit of a misnomer—or, at worst, signs of a serious superiority complex—but there’s no bravado when it comes to REMO DRIVE. Instead, the Minnesota-based duo’s first album for Epitaph Records serves as the pinnacle of their four-plus years as a band up until now.
Brothers Erik and Stephen Paulson formed Remo Drive in high school in 2013. The pair of wide-eye musicians would find their legs in the emo world, but the songs on Greatest Hits—enveloped in themes of suburban malaise and self-reflection—shape-shift throughout all aspects of alternative rock, paying tribute not only to Midwestern emo heavyweights like American Football and The Promise Ring, but also to ’90s grunge and classic rock, among others.