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MIA GLADSTONE & Teezo Touchdown Enter a LOOPY Digital World in “OPEN LETTER”

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MIA GLADSTONE is a master chemist who can seamlessly blend disparate elements into a single infectious groove. Coming through with her latest multi-faceted banger as she tries to disentangle a complicated relationship, MIA GLADSTONE shares OPEN LETTER,” a new video single. A duet with fellow rising artist Teezo Touchdown, the song combines elements of hip-hop, R&B, dance music, and more into a sound of its own. “OPEN LETTER” appears on LOOPY, Mia’s next project, out this Friday, October 14th.

“I wrote ‘OPEN LETTER’ about two people,” says MIA GLADSTONE. “I was infatuated with them simultaneously–it was a confusing time. I felt like my love with the first person had the potential to be harmonious, and the other love was more complicated, less stable…There was an element of chase, chaos… I wrote it over a period of a couple months, so relationships shifted and that was reflected in the lyrics. ‘OPEN LETTER’ has seen many iterations. It started as the hook & I wrote verses to that beat but it wasn’t flowing right so then I made the lil’ flute transition part in another project file, then made an alternate beat for new verses in a new project file, and then the outro on another, which became the intro. The creation of this song truly pushed my evolution as a producer and beatmaker. I experimented a lot, played with a lot of new plug-ins…It’s probably the longest I’ve spent on a song. It was like four songs that became one.”

“OPEN LETTER” arrives with a video that similarly combines multiple techniques and storylines into a chaotic, but cohesive whole. Directed by William Alan Harris, it combines elements of ethereal beauty with intense body horror, packing in references as diverse as Akira, the I Spy series of picture books, Fantastic VoyageThe Little Prince, and more, using claymation, stop-motion animation, CGI, papercut animation, and more to tell its story. In the video, Mia and Teezo have the power to change the environment with their words, transforming their surroundings and themselves to fit their lyrics. 

“He’s a person who truly values art and does music because he loves it,” says MIA GLADSTONE of Teezo Touchdown. “We ended up shooting the video in LA for two days & the way he embodied his lyrics when we filmed was super inspiring to me.”

“OPEN LETTER” is the latest in a line of insanely creative videos from LOOPY, Mia’s forthcoming third project, out this Friday. Her first entirely self-produced body of work, LOOPY is an oasis of self-expression–the culmination of a three-year journey as a human exploring gender, sex, identity, fluidity, social media, the mind, and more.

Earlier this year, the artist shared the invigorating TALKING ONLINE” ft.Belis, takes an unflinching look at the horror of modern communication culture. “TALKING ONLINE” earned praise from FLAUNT, who called it “a brilliant satirical dig at the limitations media places on the human psyche” and hailed MIA GLADSTONE as a “DGAF media icon.” Mia kept the theme going with the sonically inventive  SOCIAL MEDIA” ft. Trent The HOOLiGAN, addressing the way social media companies profit off making people feel bad about themselves.

Featuring an appearance from Matt Martians on the bubbly, bass-heavy EMPATHY,” plus additional appearances from Lance Skiiwalker and more, LOOPY is available on Friday October 14th via PINK BOX STUDIOS.

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MULTI-FACETED TALENT RYAN DESTINY RETURNS WITH A NEW R&B SINGLE + VIDEO “HOW MANY” VIA NOVEMBER YELLOW

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Detroit-born singer and actress Ryan Destiny releases a new single and video for “How Many” via November Yellow. Listen here. Watch here

In Ryan’s own words: I like telling my experiences through a lens of coming out of a situation better than I came into it. Hopefully smarter, wiser. This song is a piece of a puzzle to me for the music following. Including the visual. The next song will be completely different but still, help tell the story.”

Best known for her leading role in Star, Lee Daniel’s musical drama on FOX TV, Ryan is no stranger to music. The multi-faceted talent grew up singing in music groups and went on to release her first solo single “The Same” in 2018 and her second song “Do You” in 2020. She was recently tapped to star in Barry Jenkins’ film Flint Strong which comes out in 2023.

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Roadrun Cmoe Shares “Farrakhan”

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Dallas rapper and serial entrepreneur, Roadrun Cmoe released his new, official video for “Farrakhan” today. Shot at La Ropaland, the streetwear designer-turned-rapper floats over the spacey beat with his syrupy lyricism and signature Texas drawl. “Farrakhan” is found on Roadrun Cmoe’s recently released project, Codeine Odyssey (Purple) [November 11th]. Watch the video for “Farrakhan” HERE.

Texas heat-seeker, Roadrun Cmoe officially hit the scene five years ago, and quickly caught a buzz with “Racks Today” released in March 2020. Not just a recording artist, Cmoe is a serial entrepreneur with his own studio, exotic cereal bar (featuring milkshakes, cereal, ice-cream, boba tea, etc), a successful streetwear brand + more. The Texas rapper is taking a multi-dimensional approach to his mogul aspirations as his fanbase continues to grow. With more new music on the way, Cmoe is set to be a 2023 Artist To Watch.

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AITCH IGNITES SCREENS WITH ACTION-PACKED “FUEGO” MUSIC VIDEO

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2022 has been a milestone year for the multi-platinum selling Moston rapper. Since releasing his debut album, Close To Home via Capitol Records / 10K Projects in August, Aitch has completed a sold-out European headline tour and hit stages in the United States. Outside of music, he became an ambassador for the Downs Syndrome Association. To celebrate his 23rd birthday, Aitch unleashes the official music video for album track, “Fuego.” Watch HERE.

Directed by close friend and creative collaborator Kelvin Jones, “Fuego” is a riveting, fast-paced visual involving multiple scenarios, including car explosions, a flaming baseball bat and a piñata. Aitch brings the heat as he immerses himself in explosive scenes, proving that he is a young man at the forefront of all action. Whilst showing off his custom grills, Aitch’s energy and character sets the mood for the track, making the VFX-worked visuals undeniably thrilling.

To gear up for another monumental year, the budding global star will tour in the U.S. again headlining stages in Los Angeles (4.5.23) at the Echoplex and in New York at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg (4.13.23). Get tickets HERE.

Aitch’s debut album Close To Home peaked at #2 in the UK and made history as the first NFT project to chart. It features the platinum-selling hit, Baby” featuring Ashanti, “In Disguise” feat. Bakar and the Shaun Ryder-assisted track 1989.” Aitch also collaborated with global star Ed Sheeran for “My G” which peaked at #7 in the UK and holds sentimental value to Aitch and fans alike as it honors his sister Gracie. Watch the moving video HERE.

Following the release of Close To HomeAitch joined forces with Anne-Marie on her Top 10 selling hit, “Psycho.” Showing his global potential as an artist and flying the flag for the UK, Aitch linked up with German rapper Luciano for his #1 single “Bamba” with U.S. rap queen BIA. To further cement his global appeal, He recently released a packet of remixes of platinum-selling smash hit “Baby” with Belgium rapper Hamz, German rapper Pajel, and Swedish rapper Geekazo.

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