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JoJo Announces Music Imprint "Clover Music" With Interscope Records

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JoJo recently announced on Instagram that she made the difficult decision of leaving her home at Atlantic Records in order to fulfill her "ultimate goal" of ownership.

The pop/R&B starlet will be embarking on a new journey with Interscope Records, a new music imprint called "Clover Music." Through the new venture, the "F**k Apologies" singer will team up with Interscope's head of A&R, Aaron Bay-Schuck.

"I'm reunited with @bayschuck, my original A&R at Atlantic, who was instrumental in signing me there," she wrote on Instagram Friday (Aug. 18). "One of the hardest things I've had to do in my career was leave the Atlantic family. It was a decision I seriously struggled with, but felt I owed it to myself to fulfill my ultimate goal, which was ownership."

Today, I am SO SO SO excited to announce my new imprint and joint venture, CLOVER MUSIC with Interscope Records!!! I'm reunited with @bayschuck, my original A&R at Atlantic, who was instrumental in signing me there... One of the hardest things I've had to do in my career was leave the Atlantic family. It was a decision I seriously struggled with, but felt I owed it to myself to fulfill my ultimate goal, which was ownership. At 13 years old, I was a brand new naive fetus of an artist trying to make a name for myself. At 18, after being blessed with two successful albums, I found myself having to fight for freedom and the opportunity to release music. It took six long tumultuous years but we did it. Thank YOU for sticking by me through thick and thin and showing me MAD LOVE!! ❤️ Thank you @Interscope and Aaron for trusting this little Mass girl with big dreams. Now let's make something great by @angelokritikos

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Atlantic Records was the new home of the prodigy after a tumultuous journey to release new music. She was deadlocked in a contract by her former label, Blackground, for several years. Through Atlantic, she released her first solo album in 10 years, 2016's Mad Love.

"Thank YOU for sticking by me through thick and thin and showing me MAD LOVE!!" she wrote to the label and her die-hard fans.

Congrats on the new endeavor.

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Solange's Performance Piece 'Witness!' To Premiere In September

Solange is the composer and director of a special performance piece titled "Witness!" The piece will be performed on September 17 at Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany.

"So excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:)," she wrote on Instagram to accompany a photo of the event flyer, which features the picturesque venue. Tickets for the performance go on sale on May 31.

The Houston native is no stranger to elaborate stage productions and intricate, detail-driven performances. She's performed in places such as the Guggenheim and Marfa's Chinati Foundation, so we're sure "Witness!" will be one to remember.

Earlier this year, Solange dropped her performance slot at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, citing "major production delays" as the cause for cancellation. "She sends her sincerest apologies, and looks forward to performing at Coachella in the future," the official Coachella Twitter page read.

The performance coincides with the release of her latest studio-album, When I Get Home. Check out her announcement below.

 

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so excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:) tickets on sale friday may 31 🖤!

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YG Releases '4REAL 4REAL' Album Featuring Meek Mill, Tyga, And More

After a brief delay, YG’s fourth studio album, 4REAL 4REAL is finally here. The 14-track project arrived on Friday (May 24) and features guest appearances by Meek Mill, Tyga, Kamaiyah, DaBaby, and more.

The album's release date was initially suspended in light of Nipsey Hussle's untimely death in March 2019. YG included a song, entitled "My Last Words (Nipsey Hussle Tribute)." The track includes audio from YG's speech at Nip's memorial service.

Just hours ahead of the album's release, YG announced that he would be giving a percentage of his album sales to Nip's two children. "I’m giving his kids a percentage of every song on the album,” YG said in a recent interview on Big Boy's Neighborhood. “By the time they get 18, from me, they’re gonna have a bag sitting there.”

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YG To Give Percentage Of Album Sales To Nipsey Hussle's Children

YG is gearing up for the release of his new studio album, 4REAL 4REAL. Ahead of the album's Friday release, YG stopped by Big Boy's Neighborhood on Wednesday (May 23), where he discussed his friendship with Nipsey Hussle. He also revealed his plans to donate a percentage of his album sales to Nip's two children.

YG revealed his thoughtful plan when he was asked about the epitaph that is included on the album's cover art.  "I put that 'In Loving Memory of Nip' on the album because I'm giving his kids a percentage of every song on the album. So by the time they hit 18, from me, they gonna have a bag," YG explained. He also noted that he is considering making donations to the family for the next six albums.

Nipsey and YG have been friends since 2010. "I think we did some music the same day," YG said of their first encounter. "After that, we just kept running across each other on some L.A. shit. From that, it just started to build... He ended up being like a big brother to me," YG says. "The brand shit was the thing we talked about all the time, building a brand that's gonna [outlast] you."

4REAL 4REAL was slated to drop earlier this year but was pushed back in light of Nipsey's untimely passing. It now drops this Friday (May 24).

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