Three 6 Mafia featuring Tiesto, Flo Rida, & Sean Kingston – Feel It video (Behind The Scenes)
DRAMA RETURNS WITH ALL-STAR COLLECTION; “GANGSTA GRILLZ: THE ALBUM VOL. 2” BLENDS WORLD FAMOUS DJ’S MIXTAPE STYLE WITH ORIGINAL TRACKS; AMONG THE SPECIAL GUESTS ARE T.I., SNOOP DOGG, AKON, FLO RIDA, GUCCI MANE, TREY SONGZ, AND BUN B; “GANGSTA GRILLZ: THE ALBUM VOL. 2” IS OUT NOW
Aphilliates/Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist Drama has announced this week’s release of his eagerly anticipated new album, “GANGSTA GRILLZ: THE ALBUM VOL. 2.” The collection – which features the banging hit single, “Day Dreaming (Feat. Akon, Snoop Dogg, and T.I.)” – is available in stores and online now.
The ATL-based Drama is known far and wide for his legendary “Gangsta Grillz” mixtapes. “GANGSTA GRILLZ: THE ALBUM VOL. 2” continues in the same flowing formula as 2007’s “GANGSTA GRILLZ: THE ALBUM,” with all-new original material that gathers together a veritable who’s-who of modern hip-hop. Among the rap icons included are Flo Rida, Gucci Mane, Trey Songz, LA the Darkman, OJ Da Juiceman, Bun-B, Nas, Ludacris, The-Dream, Busta Rhymes, Too $hort, Lil Boosie, Yo Gotti, and Willie the Kid. Production comes from such studio luminaries as Drumma Boy, Zaytoven, and Affiliates in-house beat maker V12 Da Hitman.
“This album broadens the movement and just brings good music to the table,” says Drama. “With the albums, mixtapes and artists, I’m keeping the music alive for those who are coming up under us and representing hip-hop. I don’t want to make it too complicated. It’s just about giving everybody something to ride to and giving them what they want.”
“Day Dreaming (Feat. Akon, Snoop Dogg, and T.I.)” has proven a major Urban radio success, while the track’s companion video clip is in rotation at BET. The album’s new single, “Ridiculous (Feat. Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti & Lonnie Mac),” is impacting now at Urban outlets nationwide.
Drama can be seen spinning on two upcoming installments of BET’s 106 & Park, slated for Wednesday, May 20th and Friday, May, 22nd. What’s more, he will be DJing at T.I.’s hugely anticipated farewell concert, set for this Sunday, May 24th, at Atlanta’s Philips Arena.
For up-to-the-minute news and information, please see Drama’s official MySpace page, www.myspace.com/djdrama.
Below is the final tracklisting for Flo Rida’s debut album MAIL ON SUNDAY in stores March 18th. Pls note spelling and punctuation of song titles/featured artists.
1. American Superstar feat. Lil Wayne
2. Ack Like You Know
3. Elevator feat. Timbaland
4. Roll feat. Sean Kingston
5. Low feat. T-Pain
6. Priceless feat. Birdman
7. Ms. Hangover
8. Still Missin
9. In The Ayer feat. Will.I.Am
10. Me & U
11. All My Life
12. Don’t Know How to Act feat. Yung Joc
13. Freaky Deaky feat. Trey Songz
14. Money Right feat. Rick Ross & Brisco
Flo Rida – Elevator (Featuring Timbaland) video
FLO RIDA MAKES HISTORY AS “LOW (FEAT. T-PAIN)” HITS #1
Single is first-ever rap debut to top the CHR/TOP 40 Chart; Blockbuster track continues to dominate radio as well as digital sales & ringtone
“STEP UP 2 THE STREETS” SOUNDTRACK IN STORES NOW; DEBUT ALBUM, “MAIL ON SUNDAY,” DROPS MARCH 18TH
“Low (Feat. T-Pain),” the blockbuster hit single from Poe Boy/Atlantic recording artist Flo Rida, has hit #1 on this week’s CHR/Top 40 national airplay chart. The track’s massive mainstream success is indeed momentous – “Low” is officially the first-ever debut single by a rap artist to reach the top spot in chart history, as well as only the fourth rap title to ascend to #1 since 2005.
Flo Rida – whose hugely anticipated debut album, “MAIL ON SUNDAY,” is set to street on March 18th – has instantly catapulted the upper ranks of hip-hop superstardom. Along with its CHR/Top 40 triumph, “Low” continues to light it up at Rhythmic outlets nationwide, maintaining the #1 airplay ranking for 8 uninterrupted weeks and counting. The track’s success marks the longest-reigning debut track from a male artist since Nelly’s classic “(Hot S**t) Country Grammar” held the top spot for 10 weeks in 2000.
The Carol City, FL native will celebrate the amazing accomplishment of “Low” with an eagerly awaited live performance on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, scheduled for tonight, February 6th (check local listings). In addition, Flo Rida will appear on MTV’s TRL on Wednesday, February 13th. Both appearances come in tandem with the single’s inclusion on this week’s Atlantic Records release, “STEP UP 2 THE STREETS – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK,” the musical companion to the upcoming Touchstone Pictures dance film which debuts in theaters nationwide on February 14th.
The “Low” companion video is proving equally unstoppable, coming in this week as the #1 most-played clip on both BET and MTV. “Low” – which also topped the countdowns on BET’s 106 & Park and MTV’s TRL– is now in “Heavy” rotation at BET, “Big 10” rotation at MTV, “Elite 8” rotation at MTV2 (where it is the network’s #2 most-played video), “Summa Cum Laude” at mtvU, “Blazin’” at MTV Jams, a top 5 “Power” rotation smash at MTV Hits, and the #1 ranked clip on MTV.com. As if all that weren’t enough, “Low” is also a top 10 success on Fuse.
Flo Rida is also breaking big online, where he is currently MySpace’s #2-ranked Top Indie Artist, logging a remarkable 8.5 million total streams thus far at his www.myspace.com/officialflo page. At YouTube, the video for “Low” has received more than 6 million views via Flo’s official channel, www.youtube.com/user/officialflo.
Without question one of 2008’s most anticipated albums, “MAIL ON SUNDAY” sees Flo Rida teaming with some of today’s biggest hit makers, including Timbaland, The Runners, J.R. Rotem, and Atlanta’s DJ Montay, who produced “Low.” He’s also recruited a who’s who of A-list collaborators like Atlantic Records labelmate Trey Songz, Lil’ Wayne (who appears on the street savvy “Guns And Roses”), Yung Joc (featured on the raucous party anthem “Furniture”), and Timbaland, who shows up on the album’s second single, “Elevator.”
ATLANTIC SET 2 “STEP UP 2 THE STREETS” ALL-STAR MUSICAL COMPANION TO UPCOMING FILM FEATURES FLO RIDA’S #1 SMASH, “LOW (FEAT. T-PAIN),” ALONG WITH HUGE HITS FROM PLIES AND TREY SONGZ; SOUNDTRACK ALSO FEATURES TWO NEW TRACKS FROM MISSY ELLIOTT; “STEP UP 2 THE STREETS – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK” HITS THE STREETS ON FEBRUARY 5TH
Atlantic Records has announced the release of “STEP UP 2 THE STREETS – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK,” the musical companion to the upcoming Touchstone Pictures dance film. Due in stores and online on February 5th, the album features tracks from a number of today’s top artists, highlighted by Flo Rida’s current #1 single, “Low (Feat. T-Pain).” Step Up 2 The Streets is slated to open in theatres nationwide on February 14th.
Along with “Low,” “STEP UP 2 THE STREETS – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK” gathers new tracks from a stunning line-up of hip-hop and R&B superstars, including Cassie (who also appears as one of the film’s stars), T-Pain, Enrique Iglesias, and Cupid (see attached tracklisting). Six-time Grammy Award winner Missy Elliott is featured on two brand-new tracks – “Shake Your Pom Pom” and “Ching-A-Ling” – due for inclusion on her eagerly awaited new album, tentatively slated for release this May. Companion videos are currently in production for a number of songs from “STEP UP 2 THE STREETS – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK,” with tracks also set to impact at multi-format radio outlets across the country.
“Low (Feat. T-Pain)” is quickly proving the first blockbuster single of the New Year, instantly marking Flo Rida as one of the hottest new voices in hip-hop. The track has just arrived atop Billboard’s “Hot 100,” while also ascending to the #1 position on a variety of other charts, including “Hot Digital Songs,” “Hot Digital Tracks,” and “Hot RingMasters,” and the “Pop 100.” In addition, “Low” remains the #1 best-seller at iTunes, where it has now reigned supreme for seven consecutive weeks.
Furthermore, Flo Rida is also lighting it up at radio, with “Low” currently ranked at #1 at Rhythmic outlets nationwide, The track is also bulleting its way up the top 10 at CHR/Top 40, with countless stations are reporting it as is their #1 most-requested song.
Among the other spotlight tracks on “STEP UP 2 THE STREETS – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK” are such explosive hit singles as a remix of Trey Songz’ “Can’t Help But Wait (Feat. Plies)” and Plies’ own “Hypnotized (Feat. Akon).” Both tracks are currently dominating Urban radio, with Songz’ original version of “Can’t Help But Wait” peaking at #1 on the Urban airplay charts and top 10 on the Rhythmic ranking. In addition, “Hypnotized” is now #4 at Rhythmic, having just entered the Urban Top 20. Further, Plies and “Hypnotized” are currently bulleting up the CHR/Top 40 national airplay chart.
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Step Up 2 The Streets is the follow-up to the smash hit Step Up, which ignited theaters in August 2006. When rebellious street dancer Andie (Briana Evigan) lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the school’s hottest dancer Chase (Robert Hoffman) to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore’s underground dance battle, The Streets, she ultimately finds a way to live her dream while building a bridge between her two separate worlds.
This coming-of-age dance film stars newcomers Briana Evigan, Robert Hoffman (You Got Served, She’s the Man), Telisha Shaw, Adam G. Sevani and Bad Boy recording artist Cassie, whose “Is It You” is featured in the film and on the soundtrack.
Featuring the directorial debut of award-winning up-and-comer Jon Chu, Step Up 2 The Streets reunites much of the production team behind the original film, including Step Up’s cutting-edge hip-hop choreographer Jamal Sims, who is joined this time by choreographers Hi-Hat (acclaimed as “hip-hop’s high diva of dance”) and Dave Scott (Stomp the Yard). Patrick Wachsberger & Erik Feig of Summit Entertainment produce with Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot of Offspring Entertainment.
For additional information, please visit www.stepup2soundtrack.com and www.myspace.com/stepupmovie.
(COMPLETE TRACKLISTING )
“STEP UP 2 THE STREETS – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK”
Available February 5th
1. Flo Rida – “Low (Feat. T-Pain)”
2. Missy Elliott – “Shake Your Pom Pom”
3. Cherish – “Killa (Feat. Yung Joc)”
4. Plies – “Hypnotized (Feat. Akon)”
5. Cassie – “Is It You”
6. Trey Songz – “Can’t Help But Wait (Feat. Plies)”
7. T-Pain – “Church (Feat. Teddy Verseti)”
8. Missy Elliott – “Ching-A-Ling”
9. Enrique Iglesias – “Push”
10. Cupid – “3-6-9 (Feat. B.o.B)”
11. Bayje – “Impossible”
12. Sophia Fresh – “Lives In Da Club (Feat. Jay Lyriq)”
13. Scarface – “Girl You Know (Feat. Trey Songz)”
14. KC – “Say Cheese”
15. Brit & Alex – “Let It Go”
16. Montana Tucker, Sikora and Denial – “Ain’t No Stressin”
FLO RIDA CONTINUES HIS RIDE AT #1 ON iTUNES WITH “LOW”; FLORIDA-BASED RAPPER SOARS INTO TOP 10 ON HOT 100; DEBUT ALBUM, “MAIL ON SUNDAY,” EXPECTED FEBRUARY 2008
Poe Boy Entertainment/Atlantic recording artist Flo Rida has scored big again this week at iTunes. The Florida-based rapper debuted at #1 three weeks ago with his single, “Low (Feat. T-Pain),” selling over 120,000 digital downloads in just its first week available. “Low” has remained the #1 single at iTunes now for three consecutive weeks. The track has soared into the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart as well, landing at #4, and comes in at #2 on the SoundScan Digital Song chart for its second week in a row. Flo Rida also leaps into the top 5 on the Billboard “Hot RingMasters” chart, with the ringtone for “Low” ranking at #3 this week.
Flo Rida is quickly marking himself as one of the hottest new voices in hip-hop. The Carol City, FL native has announced plans to release his major label debut album, “MAIL ON SUNDAY,” in February of 2008. The album sees Flo Rida joined not only by T-Pain but other major-league guests including Rick Ross and Trey Songz, with production from an incredible line-up including The Runners, JR Rotem, and Atlanta’s DJ Montay, who produced “Low.”
At Rhythmic radio, “Low” is currently locked inside the Top 5 and was the #1 greatest gainer for the third consecutive week. Its one-week increase was up 806 spins, one of the largest spin gains of 2007. At Top 40 radio, “Low” has had yet another a mammoth week, jumping to #23 with a bullet. The track is currently in full-time rotation at both Pop and Rhythmic formats in every major market in the country, and countless stations are reporting that “Low” is their #1 most-requested song.
The new companion video for “Low” is blowing up at MTV, where it has already been added to rotation at MTV, MTV2, MTV Hits, and MTV Jams, as well as at BET. Last week, MTV’s TRL and BET’s 106 & Park premiered the video, in addition to other recent premieres on MTV2’s Sucker Free and BET’s Rap City.
On MySpace, Flo Rida comes in at #3 on the Top Indie Artists ranking and at YouTube, his channel has received more than one million views to date.
In other news, “Low” will be prominently featured in the upcoming motion picture “Step Up 2 The Streets,” which hits theatres February 14th, as well as in its accompanying soundtrack, which will also be released by Atlantic Records.
Flo Rida can currently be heard on Poe Boy labelmate Rick Ross’ new single, “Street Money.” Both rappers just shot the song’s music video in Miami. Flo Rida was also recently featured on fellow-Floridian DJ Khaled’s current album, “We The Best,” on the track “B***h I’m From Dade County.” In addition, Flo Rida’s “Radio” will appear on EA Game’s NFL Tour 2008, which hits stores in January.
Flo Rida – Low video featuring T-Pain
T-Pain got his big break when, after doing an unofficial remix of Akon’s “Locked Up,” the African sensation signed T-Pain to his Konvict Music imprint. Since then, the soulful Florida native has had a meteoric ascension topping charts in the mainstream, hip-hop and R&B genres. T-Pain’s first solo effort, Rappa Ternt Sanga (2005, Jive/Konvict Musik) brought the smash hits “I’m Sprung,” and “I’m In Love With A Stripper,” which sold over five million ring tones combined. Coming back strong in 2007, T-Pain has been hard at work constructing his sophomore joint Epiphany. “There has been a growth inside of me since I made that first album,” T-Pain explains. Personal without being pretentious, Epiphany offers the listener a variety of musical styles that ranges from the snappin’ first single “Buy U a Drank” (featuring Yung Joc) to the rebel reggae furor of “Shotz” to the deep message of “Suicide.” In addition to Epiphany, T-Pain is currently gearing up to start working with various artists on outside projects including R. Kelly, Kanye West, Usher, Britney Spears and tour/label mate Chris Brown. “I’ve gotten so many calls from artists who want to work with me,” T-Pain explains. “Right now, it’s a very exciting time.”