Joey Bada$$ released his debut album, B4.DA.$$, via Cinematic Music Group / Pro Era. It is currently the #1 selling rap album on iTunes. To celebrate the release day and his 20th birthday, Joey also shared a non-album loosie for his fans. You can stream the Statik Selektah-produced “Born Day (AquariUS)” below. Joey celebrated his birthday and album release on 1/20 with a special performance at Verboten in Brooklyn alongside Pro Era, Peter Rosenberg, Funk Flex, and other special guests. Check out “Born Day (AquariUS)” below.
LISTEN: ”Born Day (AquariUS)” (prod. by Statik Selektah) -
You may not be familiar with the name of Interscope Records recording artist Emile Haynie, but you’ve heard his work as a Grammy-winning producer/songwriter on Eminem’s Recovery, Kanye West’s “Runaway,” Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven,” Lana Del Rey’s Born to Die and fun’sSome Nights as well as on albums and singles by Pink, FKA twigs, Kid Cudi and Ghostface Killah, among many others.
Making his debut as a performer, the Buffalo native traveled from his New York City home for a stay in Los Angeles for last year’s Grammys, which stretched into six months in room 39 of the famed Chateau Marmont, where he recorded his debut, We Fall, a narrative that details his recovery from a shattered romance. Along the way, he assembled an all-star cast - both of longtime friends and colleagues as well as idols he’d never met - including his good pal, Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt along with Brian Wilson, Lana Del Rey, Rufus Wainwright, Randy Newman, Nate Ruess, Lykke Li, Charlotte Gainsbourg, The xx’s Romy, the Zombies’ Colin Blunstone, Father John Misty, Florence Welch, Sampha and Blood Orange’s Devonte Hynes, among others.
“I made the album with mostly my friends, who knew what I was going through,” Emile explains. “I wanted to put the relationship under a microscope, and relive all my emotions, from being pissed off and hurt to a sense of relief.”
We Fall, which is out officially February 24, is available for pre-order digitally today. “Falling Apart,” the first single, featuring Andrew Wyatt and Brian Wilson, will be serviced to Triple A and non-commercial radio this month, and available as a 12-inch vinyl single exclusively at indie retailers with album preorder on February 3rd. The album will also be available digitally, as a physical CD exclusive at indie retail and in a special 12-inch gatefold vinyl edition.
Emile recently shared “Wait For Life,” which features vocals from Lana Del Rey. The track is available via digital download and digital streaming partners. It is also available instantly with pre-order of We Fall. Check out “Wait For Life” along with all We Fall details below.
STREAM: “Wait For Life” - http://vevo.ly/jiqRkQ
February 8th | Osaka, JP | Chika Ikkai
February 9th | Hiroshima, JP | 092 Banquet
February 10th | Fukuoka, JP | Utero
February 11th | Kumamoto, JP | Navaro
February 12th | Kobe, JP | Helluva Lounge
February 13th | Kyoto, JP | Metro
February 14th | Tokushima, JP | Crowbar
February 15th | Hamamatsu, JP | Kirchherr
February 16th | Nagoya, JP | KD Japon
February 17th | Tochigi, JP | Hello Dolly
February 18th | Sendai, JP | Space Zero & NeoBrotherz
February 19th | Tokyo, JP | O-Nest
February 20th | Tokyo, JP | Fever (late night party)
February 23rd | San Fransisco, CA | Brick & Mortar - TICKETS
February 25th | Portland, OR | Mississippi Studios - TICKETS
February 27th | Vancouver, BC | The Biltmore - TICKETS
February 28th | Mexico, DF | Deportivo Lomas Atlas (NRMAL Festival) - TICKETS
March 5th | Minneapolis, MN | Icehouse - TICKETS
March 6th | Chicago, IL | Subterranean - TICKETS
March 7th | Detroit, MI | UFO Factory - TICKETS
March 8th | Toronto, ON | Smiling Buddha - TICKETS
March 9th | Hamilton, ON | Baltimore House - TICKETS
March 12th | Dallas, TX | Three Links (Red Bull Sound Select Dallas: Curated by Gorilla vs Bear) - TICKETS
March 13th | Waltham, MA | Chums
March 19th | Quebec, QC | Le Cercle - TICKETS
May 12th | Bristol, Avon, UK | Start The Bus - TICKETS
May 13th | Manchester, UK | Gullivers - TICKETS
May 14th | London, UK | Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club - TICKETS
May 19th | Luxembourg, LU | De Gudde Wëllen - TICKETS
May 20th | Rotterdam, NL | WORM - TICKETS
May 23rd | Mannheim, DE | Maifield Derby Festival - TICKETS
May 24th | Dortmund, DE | Way Back When Festival - TICKETS
May 26th | Prague, CZ | 007 Club Strahov - TICKETS
May 28th | Berlin, DE | Privat Club - TICKETS
OFWGKTA’s Mike G is announced the release of his Award Tour II EP. To coincided with the announcement, Mike G is also sharing his Ace, The Creator-produced single “Highlights.” Award Tour II is available now via Odd Future Records. Check out the single and see a quote from Mike on the track below.
LISTEN: Mike G – “Highlights” (prod. by Ace, The Creator)
PRE-ORDER: Award Tour II EP -
Mike G tells The Fader: “Highlights is my favorite song that I’ve made thus far. The production is early OF era, hence “Ace, The Creator.” Vintage, if you will. I want it to represent the time it takes to reach any goal. Award Tour II is the project I’ve been most excited to release. A handful of concentrated songs I’m ecstatic for my friends and fans to hear.”