Kehlani – “SweetSexySavage” [Album]

After an austere year of media distress and relationship struggles that caused significant pressure upon the Grammy nominated R&B songstress, Kehlani Parrish made a recharged and rediscovered come back with her debut album SweetSexySavage

Kehlani highlights her vulnerabilities acknowledging her imperfections and hardships. In “Keep On,” she embraces herself and her flaws and transitions with a depiction of the fact that despite her ineptness in love and life, she can also be the woman of your dreams in her hit track, “Distraction.” Kehlani highlights her sweet yet savage disposition through each track, such as “On Do U Dirty.”  “Have you all up in your feelings/Experienced, I did it times before/And I can see you from a distance/I could fuck you now and years later on/You gon’ be stuck, just reminiscing.”

Kehlani’s extreme candor and self love portrayed throughout this album is undoubtedly going to launch her into the apex of R&B and her first-week numbers definitely defend that. Lani has pushed nearly 60,000 units within the first week of her album release. The Oakland-born R&B singer maintained three tracks on the Billboard Top 100 before the full album release. After being nominated for a Grammy for “Best Urban Contemporary Album” for her mixtape, You Should Be Here, Lani put herself on the map and is bound for even more recognition with the release of this project.

Kehlani is scheduled to kick off the SweetSexySavage World Tour this month in Montreal, with four upcoming Texas dates.

May 19 – Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall
May 21 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
May 24 – Austin, TX – Emo’s Austin
May 25 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall

Stream SweetSexySavage.

ScoreMore Shows Spring 2017 Internships – Apply Now

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We’re looking for passionate people who love music and are hungry to further their interest in the world of live music. That simple. If you’re about that life and wanna rock with us, check the opportunities below and email internship@scoremoreshows.com with the following:

-Resume
-What city you are from and where you currently reside
-Where you attend school and what your major is
-Where you currently work and approximately how many hours a week you work
-What some of your favorite artists are
-What internship(s) you wish to apply to
-Why you think you would be the best fit for the position(s)
-Anything else you think we should know that makes you stand out

Marketing:

Our marketing and social media internship includes creating and managing campaigns for our club shows across the state, brainstorming and implementing various ideas and strategies, creating reports based on campaigns and coming up with creative ideas for social media strategies.

Qualifications:
-Great communications skills
-Ability to assimilate and put new knowledge and skills into practice quickly
-Ingenuity
-Effectively prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent projects
-Familiar with all social media outlets (Mainly Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat but others a plus)
-Experience with Google Docs or Excel
-Strong attention to detail
-Interest/knowledge in music

Media:

Our media internship includes writing content for our blog, creating and helping manage social media campaigns, implementing creative ideas for promoting concerts and festivals, creating graphics, taking photos at our shows, brainstorming and implementing content ideas and more.

Qualifications:
-Great communications skills
-Ability to assimilate and put new knowledge and skills into practice quickly
-Ingenuity
-Familiar with all social media outlets (Mainly Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat but others a plus)
-Photography and photo editing
-Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
-Video production and editing is a plus
-Strong attention to detail
-Interest/knowledge in music

Childish Gambino – “Redbone”

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Alright, Gambino is (truly) a mastermind. In light of his upcoming album, …Awaken, My Love!, he dropped the single “Redbone” and it is just as mindblowing-ly unique as “Me and Your Mama“.

“Redbone” samples a sped-up version of Jaco Pasourius‘ “Portrait Of Tracy”, from all the way back in 1976. Gambino doesn’t rap on the track (again) but the vocals that he does give us kind of remind me of a young, more modern, Barry White.

In a recent interview with Billboard, Gambino describes his upcoming album, …Awaken, My Love!, as being influenced by the music that he grew up on:

“I remember listening to songs my dad would play—albums by the Isleys or Funkadelic—and not understanding the feeling I was feeling. I remember hearing a Funkadelic scream and being like, ‘Wow, that’s sexual and it’s scary.’ Not having a name for that, though; just having a feeling. That’s what made it great.” – Donald Glover

Peep “Redbone” below, and stay on the lookout for …Awaken, My Love!, expected Dec. 2!

A$AP Ferg – MartyGraW (feat. Marty Baller) [Short Film]

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A$AP Ferg introduces his boy, Marty Baller, to the world via his short film, MartyGraW. The film is documentary style and a mere four minutes. Marty speaks on religion, family, being unique, the arts, and more. New music is previewed throughout the film.

The film accompanies Marty Baller’s most recent mixtape, MartyGraWDon’t sleep on Marty, he is the next big thing. Mark my words, you heard it here first.

Stream Ferg’s short film MartyGraW below:

Young Thug – “Webbie” (feat. Duke) [Visual]

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In support of his most recent album, Jeffery, Young Thug dropped the visual for “Webbie” (feat. Duke). In the video, Thugger is definitely feeling himself. He’s  swagged out, dancing around, and throwing’ $100 bills. At one point it seems like he’s even making out with the cash? Yep, that’s a new one.

Check out the visual for “Webbie” (feat. Duke) below.

Alicia Keys – “Blended Family” (feat. A$AP Rocky) [Visual]

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In support of her most recent album, HERE, Alicia keys dropped the visual for “Blended Family” (feat. A$AP Rocky), and it’s exactly what we expected. The black and white video features parents, grandparents, and children of all ages enjoying each others company. It will definitely give you a nostalgic feel.

Peep the visual for “Blended Family” (feat. A$AP Rocky) below…especially if you’re dreading the inevitable ‘family time’ with the upcoming holiday(s).

Mala Luna Music Festival Presents: G-Eazy

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Hailing from Oakland, California is rapper G-Eazy who Billboard calls “The Young Elvis.” In 2008, G-Eazy started out as a record producer and began working on numerous singles while also attending Loyola University at New Orleans.

However, his real popularity began in 2010 when he became the opening act for well-known rappers such as Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg. Shortly afterwards in 2011 came the release of his mixtape The Endless Summer, which included an updated version of Dion’s 1961 hit, “Runaround Sue.”  This track would end up generating more than 4 million YouTube views and gaining widespread acclaim.

G-Eazy’s debut album titled These Things Happen was released back in June of 2014 and the album debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200, and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The majority of These Things Happen was produced by Christoph Andersson and G-Eazy himself. With their R&B vibes, “I Mean,” “Shoot Me Down” and “Downtown,” were great standout tracks on These Things Happen.

Lastly, G-Eazy’s second album titled When It’s Dark Out was released in November of 2015. The recording sessions for the album took place during 2014 to 2015, with the album being produced executively by G-Eazy and Christoph Andersson. The 17-track album included high-profile guests such as Chris Brown, Tory Lanez, Kehani, Big Sean, E-40, Too $hort and Keyshia Cole.

When It’s Dark Out featured the hit single “Me Myself and I,” which peaked at number 7 on the US Billboard Hot 100!

Get familiar with G-Eazy’s music below before you watch him perform at Mala Luna Music Festival. Get your tickets here.

Mala Luna Music Festival Presents: Tory Lanez

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Tory Lanez also known as #SWAVEY hails from Toronto, Canada! He started rapping at the age of 15 and gave himself the nickname, Notorious (which is a reference to the late rapper Notorious B.I.G.), and later adopted the name into his moniker “Tory Lanez.”

Recently, Tory’s single “Luv” cracked the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and hit number one on the mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Prior to “Luv,” the first single “Say It” off his debut album I Told You was certified Platinum in April.

“I started doing this just with the singing a couple of years ago, a year and a half ago. The whole I Told You, there’s nothing written. That was all out of the feeling. That’s why the album is so incredible to me – it’s all out of the heart, I didn’t take time to pre-calculate it,” said Tory to Rolling Stones in regards to his new album.

Tory is also known for his impressive single series known as “Fargo Fridays,” where he drops some very hot records every Friday. Continuing his “Fargo Fridays” in what maybe a friendly competition with Drake, Tory remixed Drake’s “Controlla,” which was a summer favorite for everyone.

The amazing thing about Tory is even though he’s a rapper, he’s best known as a singer even though he’s never had any formal training. According to Fader, “one of his highest-profile gigs to date was singing the hook on YG’s “Me And My Bitch,” off My Krazy Life.”

Get familiar with Tory Lanez’ music below before you watch him tear down the stage! Get your tickets here!

Mala Luna Music Festival Presents: Kevin Gates

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From the inception of Kevin Gates notoriety his artist formula has been clear, brutally honest storytelling wrapped inside of a gravel throat-ed delivery that assures you he’s telling the truth. It worked in 2013 when Pitchfork hailed him a breakout star, and again when Rolling Stone named his “Wylin” song as one of the top forty songs of its year. The irony in Gates transparency is that it also has a sense of brevity; as if he may be telling us what he wants us to know and nothing more. This balance of surface sincerity has been the crux of his career.

In 2008 it seemed as if Gates was on his way. He was a burgeoning act in the Baton Rouge hip hop community, had collaborated with the titans of his region, and was entertaining management offers from the elites. An unfortunate prison stint would halt this progress. Although prison is no place anyone wishes to be, Gates response to his incarceration was a glimpse into his spirit and fortitude. While behind bars he would earn a master degree in psychology and be released ahead of schedule due to good behavior. He immediately returned to music.

His Make Em Believe release in 2012 would be the reigniting of a flame that had dimmed. The single “Satellites” would be the biggest hit of his young career thus far. A follow up project the next year titled The Luca Brasi Story would be the final Gates effort as an independent. He signed with Atlantic and continued to follow the formula that got him to that point. As an Atlantic artist his “I Don’t Get Tired” single would be further proof that Gates work ethic was his lifeblood. The single went certified gold, and even spawned a social media craze of using the track title to exhibit one’s ability to work tirelessly. Since then he has amassed a platinum single in “Really Really” and a double platinum single in “2 Phones”. On August 30th of this year his Islah album was also certified platinum further cementing what Gates has believed all alone; that he is supposed to be here.