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Meet Independent Artist Stixkz

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Stixkz is an upcoming artist from Austin, Texas who is destined for greatness in the music industry. He grew up watching his brothers rapping in the garage, but it wasn’t until the age of 21 where he took his craft to the next level. Along with being versatile, he can get on any beat which showcases his talent. With the hopes of going global, Stixkz is not only determined, but he also lets his music speak for itself.

When asked what his long term goals are, Stixkz responded “Taking over this rapping game, and have businesses all around the world…I reach for all audience, I want everybody to hear me out”.

What sets Stixkz apart from the rest is he is in his own lane and he’s all about business. As an artist who means what he says in his lyrics, he is not only relatable but his listeners gravitate towards his honesty. Stixkz is currently working on new music, and you can listen to it on all streaming services!

Follow Stixkz on Instagram and check him out on YouTube (Stixkz).

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Lola Brooke To Join A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie On Tour In North America & The UK

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Primed for global impact, Brooklyn M.V.P. and 2023’s artist to watch, Lola Brooke will support multi-platinum chart-topping rap superstar A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie on his upcoming international headline tour. This marks her very first international tour, introducing audiences everywhere to her show-stopping stage presence and powerhouse performances. The North American leg kicks off on February 7 at Mission Ballroom in Denver, CO, canvases the country, and concludes with a massive homecoming gig on March 4 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. She jets across the pond for the UK leg, beginning on March 22 at O2 Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, UK. Tickets are available HERE. Lola also plans to perform at multiple high profile showcases at SXSW in Austin this March. 

Lola continues her meteoric rise on her own terms. Her breakout single “Don’t Play With It” [feat. Billy B] has eclipsed over 50 million streams and cracked the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart at #29 while she just teamed up with Flo Milli and Maiya The Don for the official remix to “Conceited.” Rolling Stone pegged her as one of “11 Rappers Set to Make it Big in 2023” and raved, “she bellows her bars like they could knock down walls.” POPSUGAR confirmed, “Lola Brooke’s big moment has finally arrived.” 

There’s no stopping or slowing Lola Brooke down though…

Recently signing to Arista Records, Lola has been deemed as a “musician set to take over in 2023” via Vogue, “artist you need to know before 2023” via Ebony MagazineHot 97‘s “Who’s Next: Class of 2022,” and one of the “Best Female Rappers of 2022” via HipHopDX, Lola Brooke has established herself as a breakout talent and the next New York artist to watch. With over 50 million streams to date, Lola’s most acclaimed hit, “Don’t Play With It,” stands as one of the most in-demand songs in today’s current music landscape. The Recording Academy via GRAMMY.com recently highlighted the smash single as a viral phenomenon that defined Rap music’s dominance on the social media platform. To date, the track has garnered over 500k + TikTok video creations, peaked at #9 on TikTok Viral chart, and has garnered 100 + million views on the platform. The track and official music video have charted Top 50 on both the US Shazam and YouTube Music Video Charts with 16 + million YouTube views. “Don’t Play With It” has recently earned placements on coveted playlists across major platforms, including Apple Music’s “Rap Life,” “High Maintenance,” “#OnRepeat” and Spotify’s “RapCaviar,” “Most Necessary” and “Feelin’ Myself” while Lola has been crowned as a 2023 Artist to Watch by Apple Music.

All signs point to a massive new year for Lola. Last week, Lil’ Kim invited Lola to perform at her “Harlem Festival Of Culture with The Jump Off With Lil Kim And Friends” show at the Apollo Theater. The momentous moment, which also served as Lola’s first time performing at the Apollo, was topped off as Lil’ Kim praised the rising star furthermore stating “I’m so proud of you.” Lola also recently pulled up at Future’s sold-out show at Barclays Center in her hometown of Brooklyn, NY, as well as a recent A Boogie wit da Hoodie show eliciting massive roars from the crowd as soon as she hit the stage.

Lola recently unleashed her latest lyrical salvo “Here I Come.” Showcasing her slick, savage, and sharp flow, the track and official music video have earned her widespread acclaim. Right out of the gate, Pitchfork highlighted it as “The must-hear rap song of the day” and warned, “Her aura is intimidating; like a black widow, she shows that she’ll seduce and devour to get to the top.”REVOLT christened it “a bold new declaration of her presence in the music scene,” and OkayPlayer touted it among the “Best Hip-Hop Videos to Drop Last Week” and noted, “Lola Brooke’s ‘Here I Come’ is a swift-paced video that centers on her gritty and fiery rhymes.”

However, it just paves the way for more to come. With Arista Records and Team Eighty Productions in her corner, Lola Brooke has her sights set on 2023 with plans for more music very soon.

The Next Face of New York has arrived.

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Ice Spice Drops “In Ha Mood” Video as ‘LIKE..?’ Reaches Billboard Charts

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Bronx baddie Ice Spice is one of rap’s most exciting breakout stars. Keeping her winning streak going, Ice Spice recently shared the video for “In Ha Mood,” the opening salvo from her new debut EP, Like..?. Directed by Oliver Cannon and Chris Villa, the video finds the rising star bringing out a massive crowd in her home borough and showing off during a wintery photoshoot. Dropped over the weekend, “In Ha Mood” reached #1 on YouTube’s Trending Chart and racked up over 1.8 million views in its first two days of release.

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Praised by Pitchfork (with a 7.6 rating) and mentioned in recent features in The New York Times and PAPER Mag, Like..? hosts Ice’s three breakout viral hits – “Munch (Feelin U),” “Bikini Bottom,” and “In Ha Mood” – Like..? adds three new infectious bangers to the burgeoning Ice Spice canon, including “Gangsta Boo” ft. Lil Tjay, which just became Ice Spice’s first ever Billboard Hot 100 hit (#82). Entirely produced by her close collaborator RIOTUSALike..? made a splash on the Billboard Charts, debuting at #37 on Billboard 200 with an estimated 15k sales-equivalent units. Like..?, is available everywhere via 10K Projects/Capitol Records.

LISTEN to LIKE..? EP

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Lil Yachty Traverses Previous Lanes With ‘Let’s Start Here.’ & Premieres Video “sAy sOMETHINg”

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Lil Yachty continues to grow his legacy as a creative maverick with Let’s Start Here. (Quality Control Music/Motown Records). The Grammy nominated artist who’s known for challenging the status quo and disregarding expectations on his artistry does just that on this new album. 

For many months of 2021-2022 the acclaimed musician poured himself into a full band experience in the studio day and night with stints ranging from El Paso to Brooklyn. A deep, introspective and expansive Psychedelic Alternative album “Let’s Start Here” came to life Executive Produced by SADPONY. His longtime love of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and multiple psychedelic journeys influenced this ambitious and intimate album. The work will be enjoyed today on January 27th worldwide.

This ambitious and realized album serves as an introduction to a new era of craftsmanship. 

Listen to Lil Yachty’s new album Let’s Start Here., here.

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