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GRAMMY-WINNING ARTIST LEON THOMAS REVEALS NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO “X-RATED” FEAT. BENNY THE BUTCHER


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(Los Angeles, CA – May 20, 2022) Entering what promises to be a massive era, GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer Leon Thomas unveils a new single and music video entitled “X-Rated” [feat. Benny The Butcher] today. Listen to it HERE, and watch the music video HERE.

The single marks Leon’s debut music under multiplatinum artist, singer, songwriter, producer Ty Dolla $ign’s newly inked EZMNY Records, a joint label venture with Motown Records. Ty shares his excitement, stating, “Leon’s talent was just a higher level from every other singer or producer that I was hearing, and the fact that he was doing everything himself from playing bass to working Logic and Pro Tools. From the first song I heard, I knew he was one of them ones.”  

On Leon’s “X-Rated” track, a glitchy beat holds down the groove beneath warbling loops, building a layered soundscape evocative of nineties hip-hop. His vocals glide over this backdrop as he celebrates female sexual freedom in the verses before a chantable chorus, “X-Rated girl, if these walls could talk.” Meanwhile, Griselda spitter Benny The Butcher pulls up with a fiery feature. The strikingly cinematic visual, which Thomas directed, captures these vibes on-screen and includes a cameo appearance from Ty Dolla $ign.

Speaking on the inspiration behind the song, Leon shares, “X-Rated is an ode to my love of “Boom Bap” and early 90’s instrumentals. Benny The Butcher brought authentic bars and helped further the theme of this record.”

A prolific songwriter and producer, Leon’s unique sound and writing wizardry can be found up and down the Billboard charts. He’s contributed to anthems for everyone from Toni Braxton and Babyface –winning a Grammy for his writing credits on the duo’s 2014 joint album Love, Marriage & Divorce—to Post Malone, Ariana Grande, Chris Brown, Kehlani, J. Cole, Rick Ross, Ella Mai, and more. As a co-writer and co-producer, he recently powered “Pipe Down,” “Love All” [feat. JAY-Z], and “In the Bible” [feat. Lil Durk & Giveon] from Drake’s global chart-topping Certified Lover Boy album.

Also, a true vocalist and artist in his own right, Leon unveiled his debut EP Genesis in 2018, which garnered tens of millions of streams and earned him critical acclaim. He continues to be a musical force of nature with the release of “X-Rated” and a highly anticipated project due out soon. Be on the lookout for more from Leon!

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ABOUT LEON THOMAS:

From writing and producing on #1 albums with chart-breaking artists to starring on hit television series, GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, and actor Leon Thomas has become one of the most watched multi-hyphenate talents in the entertainment industry today. He has written and produced with the likes of Post Malone, Ariana Grande, Kehlani, J. Cole, Rick Ross, and more, and won a Grammy for writing credits on Babyface and Toni Braxton’s 2014 joint album Love, Marriage & Divorce. In 2021, Leon found himself contributing his writing and production skills to Drake’s global chart-topping album Certified Lover Boy on “Pipe Down,” “Love All” feat. JAY-Z, and “In the Bible” feat. Lil Durk and Giveon. Born in Brooklyn and raised by his vocalist mother, opera-singing grandfather, and stepfather who played guitar for B.B. King, Thomas’ musical career began early. He appeared as Young Simba on Broadway’s The Lion King at 10 years old and began working with Nickelodeon at 13, voicing The Backyardigans character Tyrone and starring in Victorious for the show’s entire run. In 2018, Leon released his debut EP Genesis to critical acclaim. He continues to expand his artistry and venture into a new era of music under Ty Dolla $ign’s EZMNY Records and Motown Records, with the release of “X-Rated” feat. Benny The Butcher and a full project due out soon.

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RISING SINGER-SONGWRITER MALACHIII UNVEILS DEBUT EP THE ASCENSION WITH MOTOWN RECORDS


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(Los Angeles, CA – May 20, 2022) Elevating music to another stratosphere altogether, rising singer, songwriter, producer, and artist-to-watch Malachiii presents his debut EP, The Ascension, today via Motown Records. Listen to it HERE.

The Ascension highlights Malachiii’s artful approach as a future-facing curator, alchemizing vibes and styles into a multi-dimensional pop, hip-hop and R&B sound of his own design. Anchored by his production skills, the project boasts fan favorites including the vibey track “I’m Back,” the powerful anthem “Hold Me,” as well as the melodic “Free My Soul,” which Euphoria raved as “an upbeat listen with a mellow undertone, morphing multiple genres into one sound.” The EP fittingly closes with “Back When We Were Kids,” a nostalgic track featuring guitar riffs that seesaw back and forth between emotionally charged verses.

Speaking on his debut EP, Malachiii shares, “The Ascension is my true introduction to the world. This project is so important to me because it’s just the tip of the iceberg. The listener will get a chance to see different sides of me musically, while reflecting on my journey with “ascension” in all things in my life.”

Check out the tracklist for The Ascension below, and watch Malachiii pull back the curtain on his production process in his ‘Behind The Beat’ video series HERE and HERE. It’s Malachiii’s year, so hold on tight!

THE ASCENSION EP TRACKLIST:

1.    Elevate

2.    Hold Me

3.    What’s In Store

4.    I’m Back

5.    Free My Soul

6.    Next To Me

7.    Back When We Were Kids

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ABOUT MALACHIII

Malachiii knows joy. Over the last few years, the singer, songwriter, and producer from Southern California has demonstrated an affection for elastic flows, buoyant rhythms, and melodies lit by a magic-hour glow. This ecstatic energy has made his take on pop, hip-hop, and R&B infectious, but what makes it most special is his willingness to engage in heavy themes with a maturity and grace that belies his age. On songs like “Love Me,” his debut single with Motown Records, he delivers grinning verses, but he also ponders big questions. He’s come to understand that while his ultimate goal is to emit “love, light, positivity, and good vibes,” it’s most important to stay true to the real depths of his experience, even if it’s not always sunshine and rainbows. Malachiii grew up with the urge to perform, but it was after going on tour with GRAMMY® Award-winning composer AR Rahman at the age of 14 that he felt inspired to write and produce his own music. Over the years, his ability to translate relatable emotions into hooks earned him a publishing deal with Electric Feel (Post Malone, Iann Dior, 24KGoldn), which only bolstered his writing and producing efforts. Now, he’s stepping into the spotlight in his own right with the release of his debut EP The Ascension [Motown Records]. His hope is that his artistry will continue to resonate with listeners. “There’s very few people who have a transcendent impact on music, humanity, and culture as a whole,” he says. “That’s the type of artist I want to be.”

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K-POP STAR ALEXA REPRESENTING OKLAHOMA WINS NBC’S ‘AMERICAN SONG CONTEST’

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – May 9, 2022 –AleXa, a K-pop artist who represented her home state of Oklahoma, was crowned the winner of NBC’s “American Song Contest.” The winner was announced live during tonight’s Grand Final as the top 10 artists took the stage one last time. 

Representing Oklahoma, AleXa’s original song “Wonderland” won America and the National Jury’s vote for best hit song. “Wonderland” has been the most streamed song from the competition with over 2.7 million streams. 

To watch AleXa’s final performance of “Wonderland”: Click here

As the winner of “American Song Contest,” the song will be supported with airplay across iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide, using the company’s massive scale and reach to introduce this new music to the masses. The winner will also appear at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, airing live Sunday, May 15 from Las Vegas on NBC.

The Live Grand Final also included special performances by “American Song Contest” hosts Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dogg, who performed a medley of their hits “A Whole Lotta Woman” and “What’s My Name.” Grammy Award-nominated country music singer songwriter Jimmie Allen also performed his hit “Down Home.” 

AleXa is proud to represent the state where she was born and raised until the age of 21. Alex Christine, known professionally as AleXa (알렉사), is a K-pop singer, dancer and songwriter who grew up in Tulsa. A lifelong dancer, AleXa was first drawn to K-pop because of its strong performance identity. After nearly a million fan votes determined her the winner of online talent competition Rising Legends, she was one of the 96 chosen to participate in “Produce 48,” the most competitive audition show in Korea. In 2019, AleXa made her multilingual K-pop debut with “Bomb,” which has received nearly 22 million views to date and hit #7 on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart. A year later AleXa released extended plays “Do or Die” and “Decoherence,” garnering wins for two of Korea’s most prestigious awards. In 2021, AleXa released Y2K-inspired “ReviveR” with dance track “Xtra,” performed the national anthem for the Los Angeles Dodgers and became the first K-pop artist to host a fan meeting in the metaverse within the action-shooter game Scavengers. 

From the producers of “Eurovision Song Contest” and “The Voice,” the all-live music competition series, hosted by Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson, featured live new music performances – representing all 50 states, five U.S. territories and our nation’s capital – competing to win the country’s vote for the best hit song. The 56 artists spanned a wide range of performers, from undiscovered talent, up-and-coming new artists, and rising stars to established and legendary icons. An incredible solo artist, duo, group or band represented each location and performed a new original song, celebrating the depth and variety of different styles and genres across America.

“American Song Contest” is executive produced by Audrey Morrissey with Propagate’s Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens, American Song Contest, Inc.’s Anders Lenhoff, Christer Björkman, Peter Settman and Ola Melzig; alongside Gregory Lipstone, Amanda Zucker and Kyra Thompson. Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson also serve as executive producers. 

The series is produced by Propagate in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group, and American Song Contest, Inc. 

The Foxworth Theory presents Antonio Fargas, Kendall Minter, Faulu Mtume and Flo Anthony

Click the link here for The Theory Magazine, Spring 2022 Edition –
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“Spring is the season of change, rebirth, and restoration. Many of us come out the winter freeze with hopes of beautiful weather, flowers blooming and a change for the better. I also think about the time we all have worn masks to address COVID fears and the losses in our lives due to the pandemic. Springing forward, I am looking to making new memories, creating new histories, and tackling new opportunities.”

EUGENIA FOXWORTH is the host of the twice-weekly podcast series, THE FOXWORTH THEORY, seen on YouTube every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 9 pm EDT (link here – YouTube/TheFoxworthTheory)

Check out the Spring edition of THE THEORY, Ms. Foxworth’s online magazine detailing adventures as both a podcast host and her work as a leader representing the USA in the International Federation of Real Estate (FIABCI).

Guests of The Foxworth Theory podcast include TV actor/icon Antonio Fargas, music industry attorney Kendall Minter (The 360 Deal), Faulu Mtume (son of the late two-time Grammy winning producer/artist James Mtume) and national entertainment columnist Flo Anthony, with more to come.

Respect the Jux

“Respect the Jux” tells the story of Cat, a young Jamaican man with a corrupt past, who ventures to the United States on a quest to obtain

the American dream, the “right” way – only to find it doesn’t exist. Attempt after failed attempt, Cat finds himself in despair, and without many options, returns to his old ways. “Respect the Jux” is the age-old struggle between the good, the bad, betrayal, love, and success. By any means.

Making its world premiere on May 6th 2022 across all Pay Preview Platforms ( Prime Video, HBO Now, Apple, Google Play, etc.), and casted by industry legend Winsome Sinclair (Belly, Nappily Ever After), the film features rising star Ciera Payton (The Walking Dead, The Oval) and veteran entertainers: Tony Sirico (Sopranos, Goodfellas, Bronx Tale), Robert Constanzo (Pulp Fiction, Die Hard 2), Tobias Truvillion (Seburg, Hitch), Ed Lover and rapper Vado. CHECK OUT THE OFFICIAL TRAILER HERE

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Digital Underground Co-Founder Chopmaster J Pays Homage To The Late Shock G on the One-Year Anniversary of His Passing Drops “Sex Packets II – The Mixtape” and a Free NFT By DUNxG (DU Next Generation)

Los Angeles, CA – Digital Underground co-founder and drummer, Jimi “Chopmaster J” Dright, is paying tribute to his former bandmate and D.U. co-founder, Gregory Edward Jacobs, better known worldwide as Shock G aka Humpty Hump, on the one-year anniversary of his passing, April 22. DUNxG (DU Next Generation), spearheaded by Dright’s son, composer/producer/emcee, SOTU (Son Of The Underground) are releasing a mixtape entitled “Sex Packets II – The Mixtape” as an homage to the innovative 1990 original debut album “Sex Packets.”

Los Angeles, CA – Digital Underground co-founder and drummer, Jimi “Chopmaster J” Dright, is paying tribute to his former bandmate and D.U. co-founder, Gregory Edward Jacobs, better known worldwide asShock G aka Humpty Hump, on the one-year anniversary of his passing, April 22. DUNxG (DU Next Generation), spearheaded by Dright’s son, composer/producer/emcee, SOTU (Son Of The Underground) are releasing a mixtape entitled “Sex Packets II – The Mixtape” as an homage to the innovative 1990 original debut album “Sex Packets.” The free downloadable mixtape, as well as a free limited NFT for the first 2000 who sign up to be down with the Underground, are available at Dunxgmusic.com.

Sex Packets,” the debut studio album of the hip hop/pop sensation Digital Underground, was originally released in 1990. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source Magazine’s “100 Best Rap Albums Ever.”  “Sex Packets II -The Mixtape” pays homage to the 32-year-old classic with whimsical renditions as well as new sex-laced, funk-filled, cosmically tinged offerings. 

“I was concerned with not seeing Shock properly celebrated and acknowledged so we wanted to do our part. He was a brilliant musical genius that I shared creative space with,” cites Chopmaster J.  “It still blows my mind that it’s been 32 years since we envisioned a classic that was nominated for both the Grammy and American Music Awards. The Next Generation of D.U. puts a new spin on our old classic that does not disappoint. The new iteration of D.U. is a departure from any D.U. line-up of the past with new bandmate MEGA, but there’s also a cameo by D.U. alumni, Money B. As our most legendary band member Tupac always said, ‘you either evolve or become irrelevant’ and evolution is our only quest.”

“Not many new artists get to launch their careers in the footsteps of legacy,” adds SOTU. “I’ve got D.U. in my DNA! While ‘Sex Packets II – The Mixtape’ sets it off for DUNxG, we are dropping our debut album, “EVOLUTION” on June 10th. The single “MOVE” from that project, is out now on all streaming platforms. The D.U. lives!”

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“Sex Packets II – The Mixtape” is the first of many releases from the Chopmaster J Legacy Series which includes a body of work featuring such acts as Dave Hollister and George Clinton to name a few.

Listen to the “Sex Packets II -The Mixtape” at: https://soundcloud.com/dunextgeneration/sets/sex-packets-ii?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

Watch the music video for “Step Up,” DUNxG’s new spin on an old classic off their tribute mixtape “Sex Packets II – The Mixtape” at  https://youtu.be/B6rY5Jw4Ua4.

Download the free “Sex Packets II – The Mixtape” and receive a free NFT at https://www.dunxgmusic.com .

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The Devil You Know

AVAILABLE ON VOD APRIL 22

Boundaries and bonds are tested in this gritty crime-thriller drama about family, morality, and redemption. Once-incarcerated Marcus Cowans (Omar Epps) is trying to turn over a new leaf with the support of his loving family.

Upon discovering that one of his brothers (Will Catlett) may have been involved in a horrific crime, Marcus grapples with the limits of brotherhood and loyalty. He and his family, increasingly weary of the justice system’s failings, end up in the crosshairs of a seasoned but jaded detective (Michael Ealy).

Written and directed by Charles Murray, The Devil You Know evokes the question: Am I my brother’s keeper? And at what cost?

Lionsgate presents, a Command Films production, a Tetrad Studios production, in association with Brooklyn Works Films and BondIt Media Capital.

The film previously opened in theaters on April 1st.

Genre:

Crime-Drama, Thriller

Rating:

R for language throughout, some violence and sexual references

Running Time:

116 minutes

Cast:

Omar Epps, Will Catlett, Glynn Turman, Curtiss Cook, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Erica Tazel, Vaughn W. Hebron, Michael Beach, Keisha Epps, Ashley A. Williams, with Theo Rossi, and Michael Ealy

Written and Directed by:

Charles Murray

Produced by:

Roy Scott MacFarland, Jackie J. Stone, Marc Danon, Charles Murray

Executive Producers:

Omar Epps, Michael Ealy, Matthew Helderman, Luke Taylor, Tyler Gould, Sam Levine

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WU-TANG CLAN AND NAS ANNOUNCE CO HEADLINING ‘NY STATE OF MIND TOUR’

PRUDENTIAL CENTER – NEWARK, NJ
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2022

Tickets On Sale Starting Tuesday, April 26 at 10 am at LiveNation.com

Today, Hip Hop icons Wu-Tang Clan and Nas have announced their upcoming legendary co-headlining NY State of Mind tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 25-city tour kicks off on Tuesday, August 30th at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis, MO, making stops across North America in Atlanta, GA; Toronto, ON; Austin, TX; and more before wrapping up in Los Angeles, CA, at Hollywood Bowl.

Wu-Tang Clan and Has will bring the NY State of Mind Tour to the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.

Tickets go on sale starting on Tuesday, April 26th at 10 am at livenation.com PRESALE: American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in Clarkston MI, Toronto, ON, Newark NJ, Houston TX, Austin TX, Oakland, CA and Los Angeles, CA before the general public beginning Tuesday, April 19th at 10am local time through Monday, April 25th at 10 pm.

Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets in select markets beginning Tuesday, April 19th at 10 am until Monday, April 25th at 10 pm through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.

NY STATE OF MIND TOUR DATES:

Tue Aug 30 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*

Thu Sep 01 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center*

Fri Sep 02 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*

Sat Sep 03 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre^

Sun Sep 04 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage^

Wed Sep 07 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center*

Thu Sep 08 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion*

Fri Sep 09 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre*

Sat Sep 10 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center*

Tue Sep 13 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center^

Wed Sep 14 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach*

Fri Sep 16 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live*

Sat Sep 17 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek*

Sun Sep 18 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion*

Tue Sep 20 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre*

Wed Sep 21 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*

Thu Sep 22 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre*

Sat Sep 24 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center^

Sun Sep 25 – Austin, TX– Germania Insurance Amphitheater^

Mon Sep 26 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion*

Thu Sep 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion*

Fri Sep 30 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre*

Sat Oct 01 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena^

Sun Oct 02 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre*

Tue Oct 04 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl^

*Citi Presale Available ^American Express® Early Access Available

About Wu-Tang Clan Founded in New York City’s Staten Island in the early 1990s, the Wu-Tang Clan is comprised of members RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, U-God, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna, and the deceased Ol’ Dirty Bastard (ODB). Their name is a reference to a 1983 martial arts film.

Led by the production of RZA, samples from martial arts films have thematically appeared throughout the group’s

music, as have samples of classic funk and soul tracks from artists like Rick James, James Brown, and Syl Johnson.

As a group, Wu-Tang Clan have three platinum albums among their eight LPs, and the group’s complete anthology

(including solo albums) has more than 85 full-length releases. More than just rappers, Wu-Tang Clan are

entrepreneurs and successful cultural influencers, with an empire that features everything from clothing lines and

video games to books and acting credits.

Wu-Tang Clan on Tour

Considered by many to be the greatest hip-hop group of all time, Wu-Tang Clan have been touring as a unit since

their debut record — Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) — came out in 1993. The now triple-platinum release

vaulted the New York City group with songs like “C.R.E.A.M.” (Cash Rules Everything Around Me) and “Protect Ya

Neck” that are about as recognizable as anything in the rap canon. Their live sets are a family affair, with every member of the crew representing their lyrical contributions to the Wu’s eight studio albums, as well as notable cuts from the Wu-Tang solo discography. With the omnipresent Wu-Tang “W” flanking all angles of the stage, there’s a familiarity to Wu-Tang Clan’s music that gives their shows unique mass appeal.

Whether they’re delivering the 36 Chambers record front to back on the album’s 25th Anniversary Tour, or tracks

from GZA’s seminal Liquid Swords and Raekwon’s mafioso-minded Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…, or honoring the

legacy of their departed brother, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, every Wu-Tang Clan show is a celebration of prolific careers as

individuals and especially as the most storied group in hip-hop history.

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About Nas Nas (Nasir Jones) first reached an international audience when his track “Halftime” was tapped by producer MC Serch as the opening cut on 1992’s Zebrahead movie soundtrack. Signed to Columbia Records, the first full-length album by poet and rhyme-master Nas arrived in 1994, Illmatic. The RIAA platinum hip-hop landmark featured “It Ain’t Hard To Tell,” “The World Is Yours,” and “One.” 1996 brought the breakthrough double-platinum It Was Written (#1 R&B for 7 weeks, #1 pop for 4 weeks), with his first major crossover singles “Street Dreams” and “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That).” Success continued with the double-platinum I Am in 1999 (again #1 pop and #1 R&B), with the chart singles “Nas Is Like,” “Hate Me Now” (featuring Puff Daddy), and “You Won’t See Me Tonight” (featuring Aaliyah).

Subsequent albums by Nas included: the RIAA platinum Nastradamus (1999, #2 R&B, #7 pop, with “Nastradamus” and “You Owe Me,” featuring Ginuwine); the platinum Stillmatic (2001, #1 R&B, #5 pop, with “Got Ur Self A…,” “ “One Mic,” and “Rule”); the platinum God’s Son (2002, #1 R&B, with huge R&B/pop crossover hits “Made You Look” and “I Can”); and the platinum double-CD Street’s Disciple (2004, #2 R&B, #5 pop, with “Bridging the Gap” and “Just a Moment”). And his 2012 album, Life Is Good earned him 4 Grammy nominations including Rap Album of the Year and is certified RIAA gold.

Over the years, Nas has also been the featured guest on a number of crossover hits by other artists, among them: Allure (“Head Over Heels,” 1997); Missy Elliott (the #1 “Hot Boyz,” 1999); fellow Queensbridge rapper Mobb Deep (“It’s Mine,” 1999); Jagged Edge (“I Got It 2,” 2002); J-Lo (“I’m Gonna Be Alright,” 2002); Kanye West (“Classic (Better Than I’ve Ever Been),” 2006); DJ Khaled (“Nas Album Done,” 2016); Swizz Beats (“Echo,” 2018); Jhene Aiko (“10K Hours,” 2020) and others.

In August 2020, Nas released King’s Disease. King’s Disease marked Nas’ first new album in 2 years. The album was entirely produced by Hit-Boy, and Gabriel “G Code” Zardes serves as the albums co-executive producer. The album won “Best Rap Album” at the 2021 GRAMMYs, marking Nas’ first ever GRAMMY win.

In August of 2021, Nas released King’s Disease II, a sequel to the GRAMMY Award winning album. King’s Disease II was executive produced by Nas and Hit-Boy and features collaborations with Eminem, EPMD, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, YG, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Hit-Boy & more. The album earned a nomination for “Best Rap Album” at the 64th GRAMMY Awards. Most recently, Nas released a surprise album titled Magic featuring A$AP Rocky and DJ Premier.

In addition to his successful career in music, Nas has pursued a career in motion pictures that began with his co-starring role (alongside DMX) in 1998’s cult classic crime drama Belly, a film by director Hype Williams (with whom Nas has done several music videos). Most recently, he was the executive producer of the 2016 Netflix series The Get Down.

Nas is also the co-founder of Mass Appeal Records.

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TURNER SPORTS + BRON STUDIOS TO PREMIERE – THE PATHWAY

HOSTED & EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY INSIDE THE NBA’S KENNY “THE JET” SMITH AIRING ON TNT 10:30pm PT / 1:30 a.m. EST

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TNT has announced it will be airing special for the basketball series “The Pathway” TONIGHT at 10:30pm PT / 1:30 a.m. EST.  The special is set to air during TNT’s first round coverage of the 2022 NBA Playoffs. Directed by James D Stern, The Pathway is produced by Endgame Entertainment (Last Chance U and Last Chance U: Basketball), Film 45 (Being Serena), and executive produced by two-time NBA Champion and Inside the NBA’s Kenny “The Jet” Smith; and prolific producer/director Deon Taylor (The Intruder). In its entirety, The Pathway, is a seven part series.

The Pathway follows emerging basketball stars –­ Jonathan KumingaJalen GreenIsaiah Todd, and Daishen Nix – as they skip college and join the NBA’s G League Ignite, with their eyes set on eventually making it to the NBA. 

The Pathway chronicles each player’s dream of reaching the NBA, documenting the extraordinary sacrifices they and their families make, along with the hard work they put in and immense pressure they face to beat the incredible odds and succeed. Kuminga moved from the Congo when he was just 14 years old; Green, the former No. 1 high school player in the nation from Fresno, California, has been in the headlines since 7th grade; and top high school recruits, Todd and Nix, decommitted from storied NCAA programs to join G League Ignite. The road is not easy, from competing against older, stronger, more experienced professional NBA players and other talented prospects to impress NBA scouts and General Managers during the NBA Draft Combine, to the anxiety of Draft Night and the added pressure of shining in the NBA Summer League, fans witness what it takes for four young ballers to make their wildest dream of playing in the NBA a reality. 

The hour-long episode will air following TNT’s Inside the NBA postgame at 10:30pm PT / 1:30 a.m. EST.

Watch The Pathway here.

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The production company behind “Joker” and “Fences,” BRON Studios is focused on the development, production and exploitation of original live-action and animated motion pictures and series television

About BRON Studios + Upstream

To kick off the NFT experience, BRON Studios and Upstream have partnered to release two free NFT Hype Certificates; 10,000 in each airdrop worth $25 each. Claim one or both of these NFTs as an original fan to commemorate the moment before the next wave of NFT opportunities are announced: https://thepathwaytv.com/nft. These are the first among multiple NFT categories to be released, some featuring merch elements from the series (clips), some as moving images that will unlock giveaways, and other NFTs tied to the series release that will have access to original G-league games, events and merchandise.