@skopemag news for – tuesday – november 19, 2019 @ 10 am est

Yung Mal Mobs with Blocboy JB and NLE Choppa in the “Started Actin’ Funny” Video

Wielding a stuttering flow and an outrageous confidence, Yung Mal fits in very nicely with the trap elite. Serving up the latest in a long line of fly videos, Mal shares “Started Actin’ Funny.” Directed by JuddyRemixDem, the video finds Mal rocking a patch-covered denim jacket and a bright-orange pair of horn-rimmed sunglasses as he mobs with friends (including NLE Choppa and BlocBoy JB). With co-signs like that, plus the support of his 1017 Eskimo label boss Gucci Mane, it’s only a matter of time before Mal reaches the next level.

AJX500 ‘A Collection From Acid Jazz’

AJX500 celebrates a milestone in Acid Jazz’s catalogue and at the same time harks back to the earlier label collections released in the Totally Wired series. This is carried through in both the choice of material – a mix of 8 new tracks and one obscure oldie – and the glorious packaging with a sleeve designed by long time label collaborators The Unknown and printed on a US style Tip On sleeve.

The music is what makes this package, 9 tracks never before released on vinyl showcasing Acid Jazz 2019 and what the future holds in 2020. There is an exclusive new track by Matt Berry, which previews the direction for his long awaited follow up to his Top 40 album TV Themes, which will arrive next year. There are exclusive to vinyl remixes of the Brand New Heavies by FOUK, Laville by the Disco Freaks and Corduroy by their drummer Ben Addison.

New Release // AJX500 ‘A Collection From Acid Jazz’


Lucky just wrapped his first ever headlining tour in the US and recently performed as a special guest on NPR Tiny Desk’s Fan Festival Live Stream with Raphael Saadiq. Next up he is set to join Khalid for all dates of his “Free Spirit Tour” in New Zealand and Australia this month.


GRAMMY® Award-winning and multiplatinum selling R&B singer, songwriter, and artist Daniel Caesar and multiplatinum artist, songwriter, and actress Brandy ascend to #1 at Urban AC with “LOVE AGAIN.” The collaboration continues to dominate urban airwaves and shows no signs of stopping or slowing down. It’s available on Caesar’s critically acclaimed second opus, CASE STUDY 01 [Golden Child Recordings], and as a standalone single at all digital platforms via Brand Nu Entertainment/Entertainment One (“eOne”).

Bossacucanova New Album ‘Bossa Got The Blues’ Out Now

Bossacucanova first won over fans and critics with their creative and original mix of electronic music and bossa nova, a little more than two decades ago when they exploded onto the scene with their first release Brasilidade (2001). International recognition soon followed with the addition of the Japan and Europe tours and CD release. And in 2002, the band along with collaborator Robert Menescal were nominated for a Latin Grammy. Since then, the trio formed by Alex Moreira, Marcio Menescal and DJ Marcelinho da Lua have released six albums and garnered critical acclaim and fan support worldwide. They are excited to announce their seventh studio album Bossa Got The Blues, due out digitally November 15th from Six Degrees Records and will be available everywhere you stream or download music.

Walk Off the Earth Announces Interactive U.S. Tour

Just two weeks after their album HERE WE GO! debuted at #1 on Neilsen’s Pop Albums chart, the critically-acclaimed Canadian pop group Walk Off the Earth has announced a 23-date US tour. The all theater run, which spans over three months, will be an intimate and interactive experience that the band says will be like nothing fans have seen before. They’re promising that from the moment the concert goer walks into the venue until the moment they leave, they will truly be immersed in a one of a kind experience. Tickets for all shows go on sale on Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m. local time via the band’s official website.

Reuben and the Dark share skateboard music video “weightlessness” | Featured on The Berrics

Today, Reuben and the Dark share a new music video for the track “weightlessness” from their latest album, un | love, out now on Arts & Crafts. The music video shows a day in the life of a skateboarder, with footage new and old of longtime skating friends Darcy Tran and songwriter Reuben Bullock. Tran and Bullock met through the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program, and have been friends for over 13 years now, since Tran was six years old. The video premiered Friday on The Berrics, the award-winning site dedicated to the sport, founded by professional skateboarders Steve Berra and Eric Koston.

‘Old Dominion: Band Behind the Curtain’ Exclusive Short Film Available Now on Apple Music

Fresh off their win for ‘Vocal Group of the Year’ at the 2019 CMA Awards, country band Old Dominion takes fans “behind the curtain” of their songwriting and recording process in a new exclusive short film available exclusively on Apple Music today.

Said Matthew Ramsey, songwriter and lead singer of Old Dominion, “With songwriting we made the decision to write what we thought was cool and what we were enjoying instead of chasing something.” “Once you find a great song, it’ll find its home,” added Trevor Rosen, songwriter and instrumentalist for the group, discussing how the band approaches its songwriting-whether they’re writing for other artists or for their own band to record. “But first and foremost, you just gotta try to write a great song.”

VAUGHAN articulates the struggle of queer shame and sexual repression on the ‘Isabella’ visual      

An intimate yet fervent dynamic between VAUGHAN and Isabella symbolises the young artist’s own internal struggle of confronting a love that he believes will be the answer to his sexuality.

The Imaginaries Premiere “Thinking ‘Bout You” Video Today Exclusively With DittyTV

The Imaginaries just released their Hometown Christmas album on November 15 as they were set to be direct support for the now canceled Brian Setzer Orchestra’s “Christmas Rocks! Tour.” The album features 13 tracks of covers and originals, including the title track “Hometown Christmas” – watch the video HERE, which they debuted on FOX’s Living Oklahoma. Their holiday songs have been featured in numerous Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, in rotation at restaurants/retailers like a Macy’s, FedEx, Walgreens, Panera Bread, and Kohl’s, and on the radio throughout the world.

World Premiere Video: “Thinking ‘Bout You” by The Imaginaries

JACLYN KENYON Releases Official Music Video for “Mama Said;” Featured on CMT

Country artist JACLYN KENYON has released the official music video for her newest single, “Mama Said.” Featured on CMT Next Up Now, “Mama Said” was directed / produced by Jesse Kochanka.


Long blue hair headbanging, grill blinging, beats buzzing, and guitar humming, Sueco The Child creates off-kilter hip-hop with a punked-out presence and pop disruption. Under a neon glow of genre-less ecstasy affirmed by 100 million streams and tastemaker acclaim, we find the Los Angeles singer, rapper, producer, and multi-instrumentalist as the ringmaster of a world unto himself on his 2019 Atlantic Records debut. Featured in Rolling Stone, Billboard, Genius, and more, his massive breakout single “fast” has become a certified viral smash. Buoyed by airy production, cyber siren wails, and a driving beat from the artist himself, the track hinges on one meme-able boast after another as he claims, “Bitch I make beats and bad decisions.”

Aquakultre champions community in new video for “I Doubt It”…premieres today via Family Over Fame

This is a story of redemption. For most of his teenage years, Lance Sampson had frequent run-ins with the law. “Selling drugs, skipping school, hanging out with my homies until 3am, robbing, stealing…you name it, I’ve done it,” he says. At the age of 19, Sampson was handed a five-year sentence in a federal prison where he vowed to turn his life around. He learned how to play guitar, started picking up trade skills, and put an undying focus on his family.

Aquakultre – I Doubt It (Official Video)

Aquakultre – I Doubt it (Official Music Video)"I wanted to portray a community essence with the I Doubt It Video and bring it back to the roots, of What North End halifax is. Loving and caring for one another in our community, and spreading that warmth. Sometimes our community, to me anyways feels segregated, not with race, and colour, but with groups and friends. I wanted to kinda show that, yeah im from the ol' neighborhood, but music has connected me with so many different groups of people and musicians, and i just want to keep us connected, and keep us working together in this. Its a day in the life of narrative, and you can see me in the beginning writing the lyrics to the track, and going about the day, and in the end, staying true to whats important, family." – Lance SampsonDirected by Deves Matwawana DOP Michael WohlfarhtEdited by Darren PyperProduced by AquakultreMusic by AquakultreBlack Buffalo RecordsAdditional footage by Connor LindsaySpecial thank you to everyone who made the vision come alive

Posted by Family Over Fame on Monday, November 18, 2019

AZRA Releases Video for “Right Here”

AZRA is a multi-faceted force of nature. Her music is created on her own terms: always authentically, and always in her own unconventional way. Influenced by musical artists that range from Freddie Mercury to Madonna; to Whitney Houston and P!nk, AZRA’s music is mission-driven and inspirational, with infectious melodies and uplifting hooks.

James Arthur premieres the beautiful and emotional video for “Quite Miss Home”

James says: “I’m happy to share the video for ‘Quite Miss Home’ with all of you today. Hope you love it as much as I do. We shot it in London and Ireland, directed by Stevie Russell. I’ll let this emotional video speak for itself and dedicate it to the producer of ‘Quite Miss Home’, my good friend busbee. You’ll be missed, buddy.”