Legends Never Die, a posthumous album, released on 10th of July, proved popular with his listeners as it crashed Spotify on its release at midnight. The album features other artists such as Halsey, Marshmello, Trippie Redd, and Polo G. This album release was announced by Lil Bibby, a friend of Juice, in April 2020. A statement was then released on Juice’s Instagram.
“This Friday we will be honoring the life and art of Juice Wrld by releasing his album, Legends Never Die,” the post reads. “We feel that this collection of 15 songs best represents the music Juice was in the process of creating. The album shines a light on the collaborators that meant so much to Juice and deeply impacted his musical process. Juice dedicated his music to his fans and, now more than ever, we hope this album brings some reprieve to everyone during these unsettling times. Please join us in celebrating Juice’s life by enjoying this album. Juice’s legacy will live forever; Legends Never Die.”
Juice WRLD sadly passed away aged 21 in December last year. His death was said to be an accidental overdose. Artists such as Drake and the Weekend paid tribute to Juice WRLD.
Floridian artist Lil T.O (an old school friend of XXXTentacion) has released his new song Beautiful. Beautiful, expressing a more upbeat side to T.O’s personality, reveals his real personality and a pure summer vibe. Having a Haitian mother and raised in different cities across the US, T.O’s music draws on music from backgrounds of every colour, culture and class.
Lil T.O has expressed how music has been his escape as a way to convey his more vulnerable side, where in reality he may appear like he is not facing any problems.
“Growing up I know I’ve always been sad and being a guy, you can’t really wear that on your sleeve. Then growing up, I just went through a lot of situations that just ultimately lead to me being where I’m at now… in a dark place. It’s like no matter how hard I try doing good, I’m still the bad guy in every situation and sometimes ignoring the little things don’t help. Dealing with suicidal thoughts and depression, I’d just keep everything to myself and I never knew how to express it better than writing it in music form”
Despite Covid-19, Aitch and AJ Tracey are part of the lineup for Malta’s Escape 2 The Island festival, which is due to take place this summer on the 28th-30th August 2020. However, in other parts of the world, still, other festivals are cancelled. For example, Jay Z’s Made in America has recently been cancelled due to the pandemic.
Other artists performing at Escape 2 The Island festival include Fredo, Young T & Bugsey, Jay1, Mist, Yxng Bane, Charlie Sloth, S1Mba, Sl, Ms Banks, Unknown T and Hardy Caprio. See the full line up below:
Escape To The Island has full support from the Malta Tourism Authority. A press release said: “With very low rates of Covid-19 and incredibly detailed and diligent planning from the Maltese government, the country is now open again for tourism to many parts of Europe including the UK from July 15th. All hotels, bars, restaurant’s, clubs and beaches are open with stringent procedures in place around social distancing and testing.”
2020 has already been a whirlwind, and Kayne West has just announced he will run for US presidency yesterday on Independence Day. Kanye West is a already a successful music artist, producer and fashion designer. However, it is not official yet as it is not clear if he has filed any official paperwork to appear on ballot.
Some people think this announcement is a simple publicity stunt, though others questioned: (according to Politico) How did West go from being a public supporter of President Donald Trump to announcing a run against him?
“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,” West wrote. “I am running for president of the United States.” Earlier this year we have also seen that Kayne West has declared he will no longer write secular music, strictly all Gospel religious music.
The Grammy winner has already mentioned running for presidency, as last November he said “When I run for president in 2024, we would’ve created so many jobs that I’m not going to run, I’m going to walk”. This would most definitely be a late registration as he is past the deadline for state filing to register as an independent candidate.
Beyonce will be awarded for her efforts with the BET Humanitarian Award. BeyGOOD charity, where she recently donated millions for coronavirus relief and helped to set up testing sites in home town Houston, Texas. Her team members have also been dispersing personal protective equipment, essential items, hot meals, and store vouchers to locals in need.
In addition, Beyonce just launched the Black Business Impact Fund, donating earnings from her surprise single Black Parade to support black-owned small businesses in need. She has also been supporting scholarships through her Formation Scholars initiative, and providing clean water to the people of Burundi via her BeyGood4Burundi partnership with UNICEF bosses.
Beyonce will be presented with the award during the virtual 2020 BET Awards, which are set to be televised in the U.S. at 8pm ET on Sunday.Previous recipients of the award have included John Legend, Quincy Jones and Chance the Rapper
With the release of her brand new single ‘New Heights’ earlier this month, Börni is set for big things this year as she receives press endorsement from the likes of Billboard, OK! Magazine and Young Entertainment.
With Billboard magazine setting their sights on Börni as one to ‘look out for’ this year, Young Entertainment describing her as ‘uber talented’ and OK! Magazine predicting she will ‘take over the US’ we wanted to see what all the hype was all about!
Börni has sung on stage with music diva and icon Celine Dion in front of 50,000 people and worked with megastars such as Sean Kingston on her previous music as well as four-time Grammy-nominated song-writer and producer, Linda Perry after she signed with Sony Music in 2007.
It’s therefore no wonder that the press are excited for her new single, and we are too. Give it a listen below!
This new single from Börni represents her new style of effervescent pop, dance and urban cool, which is set to be the futuristic sound of the Summer and we believe it lives up to the hype! Having dipped her toe in a variety of music genres, this new single reflects a genre that Börni is looking to stay in as she releases more music later on this year.
When you think about Lincolnshire you probably don’t think R&B straight away. But, once you hear Kyra Jinx’s music, you sure will. Based in Spalding, Lincolnshire, Kyra Jinx has graduated from learning to play guitar to working with Patrick Osei at Hot Money Studios on her own original material, which allows her to both escape from the stresses of life whilst at the same time giving audiences some much-needed optimism and positivity.
Her latest single, 1 on 1, is written to make a positive impact and in the current world climate it is set to be the sound of the summer.
It even has the endorsement of BBC Music Lincolnshire who have commented “this might be one of the best examples of this style of music we’ve ever had”.
With influences by artists as varied as Stormzy, Paramore and Chunkz, Kyra is set to light the world up and spread those good vibes we so desperately need this year.
Get to know the Lincolnshire lass a little more and find out more about her influences by following her on social media from the links below.
Milan-based electro producer, Zipten, describes his forthcoming track, ‘(You Are) Encanto’, as “a hymn to beauty” which perfectly demonstrates his talent for creating enchanting electronic soundscapes. It melds dance beats and rhythms with a timeless combination of synth and guitar melodies. ‘(You Are) Encanto’ follows his recent tracks ‘Galaxy Journey’ and ‘Bon Voyage’, which have already confirmed Zipten’s ability to magic up instrumental music that allows listeners to escape to other galaxies.
Here’s what Zipten has to say: “music for me is passion and feeling; I would like people to feel what I feel, that is to let themselves be transported through images, sensations and emotions; my will is that every track fits to be a short film, to communicate a vision, a dreamlike journey”.
LISTEN TO ‘GALAXY JOURNEY’ HERE – EMBARK ON A JOURNEY WITH ZIPTEN
It’s safe to say that 2020 has thrown a few curve balls at us so far. During the current global pandemic, you may find yourself a bit lost and isolated, but Zipten looks to unite music fans worldwide with an experience that transports listeners beyond their surroundings, providing them with moments of magical solace.
Following the release of their seven tracks album ‘In Joys’ which evoked shades of concentrated freak concerti of Mothers of Invention, the proto-surgery rock of Black Midi and the proggy excesses of Porcupine Tree. Derayernah returns with a smashing new single titled ‘Siberian Scopes’. A Prog rock vengeance filled with tongue in cheek surrealism and knowing humour (sometimes lost on humans).
The Scottish duo first met when Drue Marsland walked into the wrong rehearsal room and opted to stay with Jhau Watema rather rejoin his actual band mates, the band never doubted the cosmos’ choice in uniting them and succumbed to their destiny of writing art-rock with lyrics which would doubtless spook horses.
Meet Tia Beale the stylish 20-year-old, who hails from Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Surrounded by a household filled with a rich tapestry of music playing as she was growing up, thanks in part to her heritage of a Barbadian father and an Irish mother, Tia has already established herself as a musical talent to watch, after receiving shout-outs from industry tastemakers such as Muso TV. Still living in the family home, she is surrounded by a veritable zoo of animals, indeed her beloved dog, Evie, has been known to make cameo appearance on her photo shoots! Released last year via MGM, Tia’s official launch party for the EP is on 3rd April at Sydney’s Planer Restaurant.
Hot on the heels of the unveiling of her debut single Coke & Mentos last month, Sydney singer-songwriter Tia Beale’s debut five-track EP, TIA, has just hit streaming sites, with a physical CD release, distributed by MGM, also available. Recorded in collaboration with music industry veteran Steve Clisby (who has jammed with Jimi Hendrix and played alongside Kool & The Gang and Chaka Khan), who also acted as producer, Tia’s EP traverses a variety of genres, from the gentle balladry of Do It Over, to the dance floor pop of Coke & Mentos, synth and syncopated beats of Synergy, and hip-hop-flavoured Keep On Coming Back.