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I.B. BAD: AN EPIC TALE
Contemplating scenarios in an extremely fluid situation. (5/25a)
YOUR TOP 20:
THE NEXT CHART
Will King Kendrick return to the throne? (5/25a)
JIMMY AND DRE CUT TO THE CHASE
Another HBO doc teaser to feast your peepers on. (5/25a)
A SPIRITED BREAKFAST FOR CAPSHAW
Luminaries turn out to nosh with City of Hope Spirit of Life honoree. (5/25a)
CREED CLIENT DAYA
TO INTERSCOPE
Janick and Bay-Schuck get their girl. (5/25a)
A&R IN THE AGE OF STREAMING
You know you were wondering.
LORDE'S NEXT LEVEL
How Melodrama took shape.
NASHVILLE BIG CAT
His last album made him a star. Will this one explode?
APPLE'S NEXT MOVE
The plan for domination.
THE B-SIDE
Nick Hakim (ATO)
3/13/17

WHAT IT IS: After releasing his intimate collection of lo-fi neo-soul songs—2014’s two-part Where Will We Go EP—to praise from the New York TimesNPRFader and more, the D.C.-bred singer/songwriter is preparing to deliver his debut full-length. He recorded Green Twins over the course of a year, experimenting with analog equipment in his bedroom and in Brooklyn studios. Across the album, which ranges from chaotic psychedelia to airy musings, Hakim’s singular, soulful voice cuts through.
ALBUM: Green Twins
RELEASE DATE: 5/19
SINGLE: “Bet She Looks Like You”
LIVE: On North American headlining tour now, includes SXSW; has toured in the past with MaxwellHow to Dress WellKING, more
INTERNET: 430k+ streams of current single; featured on New Music Friday (1.8M), New Indie Mix (740K), Chill Vibes (656K) playlists and others; 230% increase in Spotify monthly listeners; featured on SXSW preview playlists by NPR and Spotify
RADIO: Impacts NonComm/AAA 
on April 3; early support from KCRWBBC Radio 2BBC Radio 6
PRESS: NPR All Songs Considered single premiere; Fader Gen F (“Achingly beautiful soul music”), Stereogum (“A hazy, deeply felt bit of modern soul”), Amazon (Artist to Watch), NylonOkayplayerVultureRemezclaObserverUncutWashington Post, more
BOOKING: Matt Hickey/High Road Touring
PUBLISHING: Downtown Music Publishing
MANAGEMENT: Chris Gentry/United Management