TEENAGE REHAB “REWIND” VIDEO
Alex Reject comments about the making of the video: “We had a blast filming this video, the guys are all old skateboarders but I can’t skate for shit so I jumped on one of my daughters bikes and did some tricks. I took on some legitimate scrapes and bruises but the good vibes were ever present!”
HARN SOLO “NO MERCY”
Harn SOLO continues to push his new mixtape “Traveling Man” with the colorful video release “No Mercy” shot by @ScottHarnPhoto. The artist brings @djyamin’s instrumental to life rapping with a unique flow at various street art locations in Denver, Colorado.
Harn SOLO recently moved from New Orleans to the Rocky Mountains and is actively pursuing music and media collaborations. Interested parties can reach the artist at ReachingHigherPress@gmail.com.
D’ANGELO AND THE VANGUARD DEBUT AT THE TOP OF THE CHARTS
D’Angelo, the Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/musician/producer, achieves critically acclaimed and chart topping success as his long awaited third studio album Black Messiah, featuring The Vanguard, debuts this week at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart, No. 3 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and No. 5 on the Top 200 Albums chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Released on December 15th on RCA Records, Black Messiah peaked at No. 1 on the iTunes Top Albums charts in a total of 29 markets worldwide including US, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and more. Additionally, Black Messiah peaked within the Top 5 on iTunes charts in France, UK, Germany, Austria, and Ireland; Top 10 in 7 other countries including Spain.
SHILPA RELEASES “BABY GO HOME”
Check out NYC-based soul-pop artist Shilpa Narayan and her newest video “Baby Go Home,” off her upcoming EP, set to release early 2015. After Shilpa released her first album, Stand Alone, in 2012; she immediately caught the attention of several high profile music outlets such as AOL Music, MTV Buzzworthy, MTV India and RyanSeacrest.com. Vibe Magazine named her “Artist to Watch,” while Carson Daly himself selected Shilpa’s submission for a chance to audition for The Voice.
THE PINKPRINT DEBUTS AT #1
NICKI MINAJ’s third full-length album, The Pinkprint [Young Money Entertainment/Cash Money Records], arrives at #1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album & Top Rap Albums Chart this week. This marks Minaj’s third consecutive #1 debut on each of those charts. The Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum, hip-hop trend-setter also made an impressive Top 5 debut on the Billboard Top 200, entering at #2. The Pinkprint sees Minaj closing out the year as the second highest selling female debut of 2014.
MIGGS “ILLEST ILLUSTRATOR”
Westchester, New York-bred, Savannah, Georgia-based emcee Miggs presents the KNife-directed music video for “Illest Illustrator”, the new Chandelier-produced single from his new solo debut album Son Of A Gun on Savannah-based label Dope Sandwich Productions, whose roster also includes F.E.B. and label head KNife. Son Of A Gun features guest vocals from KNife as well as Werd Life, Obeah, Kontent and Miggs’ brother Freak Tha Monsta, who produced almost the entire album.
LUDLOW RELEASES NEW SINGLE “VIKING”
Alt-rock group Ludlow (formally known as Mara Donis) releases their new single, “Viking,” which they recently premiered on Hartford’s alternative station WPKN 89.5 FM on “CT Rocks!”. With lush guitar lines and anthemic choruses, “Viking” is the first single from Ludlow’s upcoming full-length album which is set to release in early 2015.