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BurnaMaleik Is Here To Stay With New Visual Project ‘U Evol I’

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St. Louis rapper Burna Maleik takes pride in his versatility and the diversity of his sound, be on the lookout for his new project, U Evol I, out everywhere now!

Brandon Maleik Hawkins, known by his artist name, BurnaMaleik, is a St. Louis artist making a name for himself with his versatile sound and lyrical wordplay. With his ability to adapt to any beat, whether that be R&B, traditional hip-hop, or trap, BurnaMaleik can acclimate to any sound and make it his own. He’s a unique artist to be on the lookout for because his diverse sound is what makes him different than his peers.

Starting his journey in music at the very young age of 10 but not seriously starting pursuing it until he was in his 20s, BurnaMaleik claims his upbringing has influenced his music and sound growing up. He says his parents are responsible for his versatility and diverse sound because they exposed him to different artists and genres. “From Luther Vandross to the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony,” the variation of melody is what BurnaMaleik says influenced him and his relationship with music. 

“I pride myself on the variety of sounds I make as an artist,” he said in a recent interview. “When the record comes on, you know it’s BurnaMaleik, and no matter what style of rap you prefer, BurnaMaleik will have at least one record you enjoy.”

His love for music and his fans keeps him motivated and gives him the tenacity to keep doing better. Burna wants his fans to take away that his music has both the fun-trap beat and the conscious flow on the same track, and that you do not need to limit yourself and with one or the other because the two can exist simultaneously. 

Burna feels there is no “need to take away substance to make hit records” and that you can have the hard beat with a conscious flow at the same time. He hopes his audience understands that they too can make songs with lyrical content and a message over a fun-beat. 

His newest project, U Evol I, has an overall Trap-Soul album feel, with the versatility and lyrical malice that audiences have come to expect from BurnaMaleik. U Evol I is Burna’s first official EP in his discography. The project is a visual and conceptual album and gives you a visual representation of light to darkness, from the albums’ start to finish. 

The visual project is an extension of his music, as each song takes you deeper and deeper into this sensual world and the dangers of love and trust created by BurnaMaleik. The visual takes place in a hotel room, where the scene goes from light to dark, or happy and sexual to mysterious and sinister. The energy changes as time passes in the hotel room, making for an incredible narrative and idea for a video. BurnaMaliek’s visual highlights a different aspect of the song. BurnaMaliek expands and illustrates each lyric of his song onto the screen up until the ultimate climax of his story, the demise of love and his partner being collateral damage. 

The project is creatively impressive and is available on all streaming platforms. In the meantime, also stay in touch with BurnaMaleik via his IG @burnamaleik


Check out his latest visual album, U EVOLI, below.

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Joey Bada$$ announces new album ‘2000’ to be released on 6/17 + North American tour

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Joey Bada$$ officially announces his new album, 2000, slated for release on June 17th, 2022 via Columbia Records. The album will arrive nearly 10 years to the date after the release of his classic mixtape, 1999. Along with the album announcement, Joey announces a 20-date North American summer tour.

Check out the full tour routing and details below and stay tuned for more from Joey Bada$$ coming soon.

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DJ Reese sold-out show with “The Voice” at United Center

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Chicago brought the whole city out with this one. The sold-out 7220 tour at the United Center starring Lil Durk, did not disappoint as DJ Reese kept the crowd lit the entire show!! The tour was filled with Chicago legends like Dreezy, Gherbo, LilZayosama, Katiegotbandz, Calboy, and Fredobang just to name a few!! Hosted by Live Nation, the tour kicked off in April with 17 tour dates, making stops in LA, Houston, Miami, Atlanta, New York and finally ending the tour in his city Chicago!

DJ Reese joined Durk on his entire tour, bringing his high-energy and crowd control skills to audiences everywhere. DJ Reese does more than DJ as he helps construct the feel and vibe of each set. Working closely with tour managers and artists, he creates captivating moments that fans will remember forever. Selling out the 20,000 venue the last show of the tour was filled with love and support as Lil Durk & DJ Reese closed out an unforgettable performance.

Follow: @djreesechicago 

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CyHi Announces Sophomore Album, ‘The Story Of EGOT’ + Partnership With EMPIRE

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Regarded as one of the most gifted lyricists in hip-hop, Atlanta musician/artist CyHi has spent more than a decade working behind the scenes of some of music’s most prolific albums and tracks. His independently released Royal Flush mixtape in 2010 caught the ear of Kanye, who was so impressed that he invited CyHi to contribute to what would be his platinum-selling album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, appearing on “So Appalled” alongside Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz, Pusha T, and RZA. 

Annoucement Link here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CdMIBsaOXuk/

After signing with Kanye’s GOOD Music in 2010, CyHi released nine mixtapes, including the critically acclaimed Black Hystori Project and Black Hystori Project 2: NAACP, with collaborations spanning from Childish Gambino, Bobby Valentino, B.o.B., Travis Porter, 2 Chainz, and Yelawolf. CyHi also had a substantial part in the creation of Kanye’s Yeezus, with writing credits on all but one of the album’s songs, and appeared on the 2012 GOOD Music compilation album Cruel Summer, featuring on “This Morning” with Raekwon, Common, Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Kid Cudi and D’banj, and “Sin City” alongside John Legend, Teyana Taylor, Malik Yusef and Travis Scott

To date, CyHi has been nominated for a Grammy for five of the past six years, including Kanye West’s “New Slaves” and “Ultralight Beam,” as well as Travis Scott and Drake’s multi-platinum hit, “Sicko Mode.” CyHi has garnered acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork, Complex, and XXL, who featured him on their coveted Freshman cover in 2011. 

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