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Motown Records and NBA YoungBoy Never Broke Again announce Never Broke Again global joint venture.

Motown Records, home to some of today's most impactful cultural hitmakers, and YoungBoy Never Broke Again, one of today's most prominent rappers/songwriters in the world, announced a global joint venture with his Never Broken Again, LLC record label.

According to a press release, the first project from the new venture is set to release in October, with the first single dropping in September.

The compilation also features P Yungin, Meechy Baby, Quando Rondo, No Cap, Rjae and Rojay later this year.

The new deal continues Motown's rich legacy of entrepreneurial partnerships by combining the label's global leadership with the artistic and creative vision of YoungBoy and Never Broke Again, LLC. YoungBoy and Kyle "Montana" Clairborne will continue to lead Never Broke Again, LLC, a label committed to signing and developing new artists and providing them with a platform to achieve success.

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In making this announcement, Ethiopia Habtemariam, Chairman and CEO of Motown Records said:

"I'm excited to work with Never Broke Again, a homegrown brand that has created an incredibly authentic and credible movement that represents the next generation in Louisiana's legacy of ground-breaking hip-hop labels. I look forward to working with YoungBoy and Montana to continue to grow their vision and reach their fans around the world."

NBA YoungBoy said:

"I felt like I had a responsibility to my artists to make sure to find the right partner for my label. I'm looking forward working with Ethiopia, Kenoe and Motown Records."

Montana said in a statement:

"Motown has been an inspiration for generations - a place that helps develop artists, songwriters and business executives and I'm thankful to Ethiopia, Kenoe and the team for making Never Broke Again part of the Motown family."

Kenoe Jordan, Vice President A&R, Motown said:

"I've known and admired YoungBoy for years. Growing up in the same city we have a great understanding of one another and this partnership was always something that I wanted to bring to Motown. YoungBoy is an incredible visionary whose confidence in his artistry is only outdone by his dedication and work ethic. I'm excited to welcome them into Motown and help bring the Never Broke Again label and brand to the next level."

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We Are Live Ent.

According to a press release, We Are Live Entertainment, a national concert and tour producer is BACK AND BIGGER THAN EVER with the announcement of the highly anticipated Legendz of the Streetz Tour, (formally Feed the Streetz).

The iconic tour is co-headlined by Rick Ross, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, and 2 Chainz, and recently added Gucci Mane, along with special guests Fabolous, Lil Kim, Trina, and Boosie Badazz; with DJ Drama slated as the official tour DJ for most stops.

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For the first time in history and fresh off Verzuz, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Trina, and Fabolous, alongside the aforementioned "legendz", will embark on a nationwide tour together.

The tour is shaping up to be one of the most iconic and memorable events in hip-hop history.

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Combined, the superstar lineup has sold over 100,000,000 albums worldwide and produced hundreds of chart-topping hits such as "Stay Schemin", "Soul Survivor", "Lemonade", "Ball Drop", "Quiet Storm", "I'm Different", "Wipe Me Down" and many more.

Legendz of the Streetz Tour is produced by We Are Live Entertainment, led by brothers Lin Rowe and Jerry Schools.

"This is an opportunity for hip-hop fans across the country to experience something monumental, the likes of which has never been done before," states Rowe. "Our goal is to make history with our productions, and I believe we hit the mark with this one."

Emerging from a year of challenges that impacted their official launch, the new name better reflects We Are Live Entertainment's vision for this tour. The Legendz of the Streetz Tour is all about power, influence, and success; evoking a very specific era in time that amplified the black culture in an unapologetic way.

Jerry Schools added, "Rebranding the tour was necessary to better reflect our intent to pay homage to hip-hop culture and celebrate a group of legendary artists."

The Legendz of the Streetz Tour will officially kick off Thursday, September 30th, in Augusta, GA followed by a show in Atlanta, GA, on October 1st, 2021 during the BET Hip Hop Awards weekend.
 
Legendz of the Streetz Tour Dates:

Thursday, September 30 - Augusta, GA - James Brown Arena^
Friday, October 1 - Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena*
Saturday, October 2 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum Complex*
Sunday, October 3 - Baltimore, MD - Royal Farms Arena*
Friday, October 8 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center*
Saturday, October 9 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center*
Sunday, October 10 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center*
Friday, October 15 - Miami, FL - BB&T Center^
Saturday, October 16 - Jacksonville, FL - VyStar Veterans Arena^
Sunday, October 17 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena^
Friday, October 22 - Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum^

*with Lil Kim

^with Trina

** More dates to be added
 
Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com. For additional information about The Legendz of the Streetz Tour, please visit: www.weareliveent.com.

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Pop singer Doja Cat shared a sultry live quarantine performance of her hit single "Say So" with Vevo on YouTube.

As part of Vevo's LIFT program, Vevo and Doja Cat today released a live performance of "Say So" off her new album Hot Pink. LIFT connects today's up-and-coming artists to audiences around the globe through video content.

Launched in 2011, Vevo's artist development program shines a spotlight on the world's freshest new talent. Vevo LIFT alumni include the likes of Billie Eilish, Halsey, Khalid, Jorja Smith, SZA, Julia Michaels, YUNGBLUD, Sam Smith, CNCO and more.

Born and raised in L.A., Doja Cat made her first upload to Soundcloud in 2013 at just 16-years-old. She developed a knack for music by studying piano and dance as a kid, and taught herself Logic and how to compose on a midi controller. Doja signed to RCA during 2014, she unveiled her acclaimed Purrr! EP. Its lead single "So High" impressively racked up over 30 million cumulative streams and garnered praise from tastemakers such as Fader, Vibe, Paper, Pigeons & Planes, and more.

While touring London with the likes of Lizzo, Father and Theophilus, she assembled what would become her debut album, Amala which was released in March 2018. In August 2018, she released what would become her viral hit "Mooo!" which garnered over 10 million views in just a couple of days.

With co-signs from Chance The Rapper, Katy Perry, Chris Brown and J.Cole among others, "Mooo!" propelled Doja Cat forward and added many fans to her already feverishly loyal fan base. Doja followed up with her smash hit "Tia Tamera" ft. Rico Nasty, and in March 2019, she released the Amala Deluxe album, which included the now-Platinum "Juicy."

"Say So" is now streaming on all platforms.
 

Source: Press release

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