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Key Glock Announces “The Yellow Tape Tour,” Kicking Off In April

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Holding it down for Paper Route Empire with his hard-hitting flows, Key Glock won’t let anything stop his rise to rap stardom. Today, Glock announces SiriusXM Hip Hop Nation Presents: The Yellow Tape Tour,” his first solo nationwide headlining tour. Spanning 33 dates with shows on both coasts and everywhere in between, the tour promises performances of songs from Glock’s Billboard Top 10 albums Yellow Tape (2020) and Yellow Tape 2 (2021), plus hits from his illustrious catalog. Kicking off on April 4th in Atlanta and finishing up in Orlando on May 20th, Glock’s first solo headlining tour finds the young rapper following in the footsteps of his mentor Young Dolph, whose presence will be felt in every show. Tickets for “The Yellow Tape Tour” go on sale on Friday, February 11th, at 10am local time.

Released in November 2021, Yellow Tape 2 was Key Glock’s most successful album to date, generating over 50 million streams globally in its first week, receiving critical acclaim from Pitchfork, and debuting at #6 on the Billboard 200. The album is home to singles like the Tay Keith-produced Ambition For Cash and the nursery rhyme-simple, diamond-hard street anthem “Toolie.” Following up 2020’s Yellow Tapewhich debuted at #14 on Billboard upon its release in early 2020, as well as Dum And Dummer 2, the Top Ten collab album with Young Dolph. Last month, Glock shared Proud,” a tribute to his mentor and a promise to keep grinding, which has over 9 million views on YouTube and can be found on Paper Route Empire Presents: Long Live Dolph. Long Live Dolph and Yellow Tape 2 are both available everywhere via Paper Route Empire.

With more music on the way and his upcoming tour, Key Glock looks to put the rap game on notice in 2022. There’s no stopping Paper Route Empire, and Key Glock is leading the charge in Memphis and beyond. Stay tuned for Yellow Tape 2 (Deluxe), coming in March via Paper Route Empire.

Buy Tickets for Key Glock’s “SiriusXM Hip Hop Nation Presents: The Yellow Tape Tour” (on sale Feb 11th @ 10am local): www.keyglock.com

Buy/Stream Yellow Tape 2​​http://music.empi.re/yellowtape2 

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C3 Boogie pioneers the distinctively refreshing Jersey sound across the UK rap scene with new heater “Be Like That”

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Ready to end the year on a high note, C3 Boogie is one of the most exciting young rappers in the UK right  now – pioneering the distinctively refreshing Jersey sound across the rap scene. Coming through with a fierce new heater ; the 19-year- old effortlessly swoops in with staple track, ‘Be Like That’

The track, set for release Wednesday 23rd November comes accompanied with a video that opens an exciting door into the vibrant world of C3 Boogie. Boasting effective high-octane visuals, paired with VHS styled cutaways directed by Biggz. We see trendsetter C3 showcasing his undeniable lyrical talent, as he delivers a balance of turnt up but serious robust bars over a bouncy Glxck production.

Speaking on the making of the track, C3 Boogie says: “I played the beat and I swear it just started speaking to me. The lyrics, vision for the video and how high I may potentially go after this release all came to my mind at the same time. One of funnest tracks I’ve made to date”

Since self-releasing his first single ‘Lean Out’ in 2020, the 19-year-old musician from Kilburn has been making waves in the UK scene. Last year his tracks ‘Turn It’ and ‘Plus One’ freestyle  gained an abundance of wide support, with fans feeling his cold bars as well as his cheeky sense of humour. C3 Boogie had also performed on BBC Three’s Tonight With Target show as part of their London Cypher which featured some of “London’s Coldest Up And Coming Lyricists” right now. 

C3 Boogie grew up in a musical household where his dad and uncles, who also used to spit bars, would listen to hip hop from morning till night while his mother listened to soul and R&B. His own musical taste ranges from the likes of Pop Smoke and Headie One to Jhené Aiko and Tyler The Creator.

With over 100k+ streams, over 600k+ views collectively and critical acclaim from the likes of GRM Daily, Mixtape Madness, Viper magazine, Wordplay and many more – C3 Boogie continues to rise as gears up to his debut EP, making him one to watch.

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June Freedom signs artist partnership with Empire and highlight new collab album

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Cape Verdean American Afropop/Worldbeat  artist June Freedom announces he has signed an artist partnership deal between his label  Flight Club Music Group and EMPIRE. This career milestone marks June as the first Cape  Verdean to sign a partnership with a major American music company and comes fresh off  the artist’s two wins at the 2022 Cabo Verde Music Awards—taking home Best International  Rhythm and Best Male Performance for Anchor Baby lead single, “Andréia”.

“Freedom to create my own lane in this industry has always been one of my missions, and I  love that EMPIRE supports this vision with all their artists,” said June in an announcement  of his signing. “The evolution of our partnership was very organic and I’m eager to share  more music with the help of my growing EMPIRE team.”

June’s excitement is reciprocated by EMPIRE’s executive A&R team. On the signing, Senior  Vice President of A&R, Tina Davis says: “June Freedom is an incredible talent and a unique  addition to our EMPIRE Africa roster. I’m excited to see him bring his artistic and authentic  creations to the world.” Vice President of A&R and GRAMMY-nominated producer, Shama  “Sak Pase” Joseph adds: “EMPIRE is home to some of the most trailblazing artists today. I look forward to working alongside June Freedom who is positioned to be one of the  diaspora’s most unique artists.”

Equally thrilled to amplify June Freedom is EMPIRE Africa’s lead Project Manager, Titilope  Adesanya. “Listening to June’s music for the first time was like being transported to  summer, on a beach, or autumn, dancing in a lounge. He is able to capture and express a  variety of emotions through his sound that is rich and feels ‘bright’ almost,” said Titilope on first discovering the artist and distinguishing his potential. “June and his core team have a  precision approach to things that I respect and am inspired by.” 

June also celebrates the news by unveiling that he will be one of the artists featured on  EMPIRE Africa’s debut compilation album, Where We Come From, Vol. 1. The album—set to  be released November 30th—will showcase an expansive range of African soundscapes,  bolstering representation and cultural appreciation beyond West African Afropop. Other artists set to feature on the album include Fireboy DML, Olamide, BNXN, L.A.X, Cheque,  Kizz Daniel, and more.

Long committed to expanding the commercial and mainstream breadth of Cape Verdean  music, June amassed a loyal following with the independent release of his debut album,  Anchor Baby, back in Summer 2021. The album, and its anniversary deluxe edition,  garnered international critical attention from the likes of Rolling Stone USA, EuroNews,  TimeOut Portugal, COLORS Listen, South by Southwest, Atlantic Music Expo and more.  Most recently, GQ Middle East included June Freedom on their “Best Afrobeats Artists Who  Are Pushing the Genre Forward” list—alongside Rema, Ayra Starr, Omah Lay and Tiwa  Savage— attributing June’s rise to his “sensual” and “genre-bending” style derived from “his  African roots [fused] with elements of electronic and Latin music.”

Far from being the conclusion of a successful artist launch, this official partnership marks  the beginning of a new chapter for June Freedom worldwide.

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The Moon Shines Bright On ‘AURA’

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Opening the project with “Pure”, listeners will be drawn in by the track’s tranquilizing  layers, pieced together by the sound of melodic strings and Moon’s distinctively euphonious vocals, before being drawn into the next single “Coffee” ft Matte. Teasing listeners with a taste of her versatility, Moon gives us a glimpse of her ability to be genreless, later moving into the uptempo pop number, “Signs’ . Wrapping up the project in just under twenty five minutes with “Cycles” and “Chances, this perfectly packaged body of work is enough to keep you wanting more.

Speaking on the making of the project, Moon says: “AURA is a project that highlights the phases in life that we go through, while learning to embrace and find the beauty in them. Each of my songs are experiences that this life has taught me so far and how I’ve transcended into the woman I am today because of it.”The Moon is a Compton, California-based R&B Soul & Pop artist whose radiant spirit can be felt across her community and around the world. Her aura and soothing voice take her listeners to euphoria as she conveys relatable stories in her songs. She sees her music as a unifying force, a spiritually connected glue with meaningful messages sent out into the world. Influenced by artists such as Sade,  Kendrick Lamar, and Frank Ocean, Moon still adds her unique flavor and tone to the music space. Her mission is to leave the same legacy as those who have always inspired and preceded her, while also giving back to her community.

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