Published on May 29th, 2020 | by Guest Editor0
Yung Bae Releases “Bad boy” Featuring Wiz Khalifa, Max and BBNO$
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“Portland producer Yung Bae is beloved for his future funk style that set disco strings and retro samples to energized bpms.”- Billboard
“The project features songs through a retro-futuristic electronic lens that pays homage to disco, funk, R&B, Japanese ‘City-Pop’, hip-hop, and pop,”- Hypebeast
Rising educator of Future Funk, Yung Bae brings “Bad Boy” to its biggest form featuring Multi-platinum selling, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist Wiz Khalifa, Rising “Young Pop God” (GQ) MAX and rapper bbno$ today via Arista Records. Listen HERE. Yung Bae mesmerizes his listener with an intoxicating blend of the traditional and the modern, falling somewhere between smooth jazz, funk, old school hip hop, and Studio 54 disco.
Yung Bae said, “I actually met bbno$ on an American Airlines flight and he was sitting next to me. I had my computer open working on a song, and he asked what I was working on, so I played it for him. He immediately started rapping over it mid-flight lol. Two weeks later I booked a flight to Vancouver to make ‘Bad Boy’”.
“This song is gonna go up!”, said Wiz Khalifa.
bbno$ said of the track, “When we were starting to write the song me and Yung Bae decided to rent this random house in the woods in Vancouver to break writers block. About a day in, the power cut out halfway through the session and we couldn’t reach the owner. We decided to hit Lowe’s and get a generator and said we wouldn’t leave until we finished the perfect song. Two weeks later we had ‘Bad Boy’”.
MAX stated, “Been obsessed with this song since it came out. When Bae and bbno$ texted me to jump on, was a no brainer to throw something vocal on”.
The original “Bad Boy” track featuring bbno$ & Billy Marchiafava has over 30 million streams across all digital platforms. The song was viewed with over 2 Billion impressions across 1 Million videos on TikTok and went to #1 on Spotify’s ‘Internet People’ playlist, amongst others. Viral videos set to “Bad Boy” were also featured on Upworthy and Popsugar.
YUNG BAE’S “BAD BOY” FEATURING WIZ KHALIFA, MAX AND BBNO$ IS AVAILABLE ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS NOW
ABOUT YUNG BAE
Throughout his extensive catalog, now spread across 6 albums and a collection of EPs and B-Sides, Yung Bae heralds the rise of Future Funk, stewarding the sub-genre from its niche underground internet culture into a cult-like phenomena. Starting in 2014, Yung Bae has taken the genre and its associated subculture from the depths of Tumblr memes (heavily rooted in Anime, 90s web design, glitch effects and a healthy dose of soft consumerism satire) to global festival stages and world headline tours. His catalog includes Bae 5, B4E, Skyscraper Anonymous, BA3, BAE 2, a collection of EPs and B-Sides, and his debut, Bae. The inspiration behind his music is often drawn from chillwave acts like Neon Indian, rock bands like The Doobie Brothers, DJs like Madlib, 90s hip-hop, and unsurprisingly “anybody who’s touched funk”. He still dedicates hours daily to digging the internet for obscure samples, always challenging himself to push the envelope creatively. After years of experimenting and honing his craft, his passion and commitment to music remains unwavering. Now Yung Bae is seen playing global festival stages and world headline tours. He is set to release new music this Summer.
ABOUT WIZ KHALIFA
Multi-platinum selling, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist Wiz Khalifa burst onto the scene with mainstream success with the release of his first major label debut album, ROLLING PAPERS in 2011. ROLLING PAPERS spawned the hugely successful hits “Black and Yellow,” “Roll Up,” and “No Sleep” and gave Wiz the platform to win the award for “Best New Artist” at the 2011 BET Awards and “Top New Artist” at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. As a follow up to ROLLING PAPERS, Wiz Released O.N.I.F.C. in 2012. This album featured tracks “Work Hard, Play Hard” and “Remember You” featuring The Weeknd. His third studio album released in 2014, BLACC HOLLYWOOD, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart and included hit single “We DemBoyz.” Soon after, Wiz’s track, “See You Again,” off the FURIOUS 7 soundtrack, catapulted to the top of the charts across 95 countries. Holding the #1 spot for 12 consecutive weeks, “See You Again” broke records by being Spotify’s most-streamed track in a single day in the United States and in a single week in 26 countries. In addition to winning 3 Teen Choice Awards in 2015, “See You Again” continued its success by winning a Critics’ Choice Award in the “Best Song” category, winning two Billboard Music Awards in the categories “Top Hot 100 Song” and “Top Rap Song,” earning three Grammy Award nominations in the categories “Song of the Year,” “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance,” and “Best Song Written for Visual Media,” and a Golden Globe nomination in the category “Best Original Song – Motion Picture.” Wiz released his album, KHALIFA, in February 2016 as a thank you to fans which included the tracks “Bake Sale” featuring Travis Scott and “Elevated.” In June of the same year, Wiz collaborated with Juicy J and TM88 to debut TGOD MAFIA PRESENTS: RUDE AWAKENING and embarked on his co-headlining “The High Road Summer Tour” with Snoop Dogg. On April 20th, 2017, Wiz launched his mobile app, Wiz Khalifa’s Weed Farm, which has garnered over 10.1 million downloads and is currently being played in over eight countries and six languages. Later that year, Wiz’s mixtape, LAUGH NOW, FLY LATER, was released in November and featured the chart-topping hit, “Letterman.” His latest studio album, ROLLING PAPERS 2, which is certified gold, was released in July 2018. Following the release, Wiz and rap duo Rae Sremmurd hit the road for their “Dazed and Blazed Tour” throughout summer 2018. In April of 2019, Wiz released his 5-part docuseries with Apple Music, “Wiz Khalifa: Behind the Cam,” which gives viewers an exclusive look into his life and career. In the summer of 2019, Wiz went on his “Decent Exposure Summer Tour” with French Montana, Moneybagg Yo, Chevy Woods, and DJ Drama. In November 2019, Wiz starred in Apple TV+’s “Dickinson,” as the character of Death alongside Hailee Steinfeld. You can currently catch Wiz in Fox’s animated sitcom, “Duncanville” which premiered February 2020. Most recently, Wiz released his latest project, The Saga of Wiz Khalifa, which features his track, “Contact”, featuring Tyga.
bbno$ (pronounced “baby no money”) is a Vancouver-based new wave rapper with over 1,000,000,000 streams. bbno$ has been steadily building a fan base online since he released his first single in 2016 on SoundCloud. First gaining traction in China, thanks to one of his songs being used in a dance choreography by the country’s biggest boyband, he has since been streamed over 100 million times, headlined 3 Chinese tours and played in 9 festivals since first going out to China in 2017. That same year Yung Gravy – one of bbno$’ regular collaborators – gained substantial momentum on streaming platforms in the western world and as a result of multiple collaborative songs, awareness of bbno$ substantially increased in the western world. 2018 bbno$ regularly released music and went to support Yung Gravy on North American and European tours, which then led bbno$ to do his first co-headlining Canadian tour which sold out one of his hometown’s hottest venue.
In the first half of 2019, bbno$ self-released his sophomore album Recess, supported a second Yung Gravy North American tour, and went into his first headlining American and European tours. June 2019 saw the release of a collaborative single titled “Lalala” with producer Y2K. A strong online marketing campaign on social media resulted in “Lalala” getting 12,000,000 worldwide streams in its first couple of weeks, and a licensing deal from Columbia Records three weeks after the original release. From there, things went ballistic. The track now has well over 500,000,000 streams and has peaked at #42 on the US CHR chart, #13 on Canadian CHR and hitting #1 in Romania.
Multiplatinum Sony recording artist MAX has been labeled a “Young Pop God” by GQ, named a “top popstar to watch” by Billboard and was nominated for “Best New Pop Artist” at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Since the breakout success of his full-length album Hell’s Kitchen Angel, MAX has garnered more than 1.2 billion streams and has toured the world multiple times over. He yielded an inescapable smash with “Lights Down Low,” which generated over half a billion streams globally, soared on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached No. 7 at Top 40 radio. He followed the track with hit single “Love Me Less” ft. Quinn XCII. The song is certified Gold in the US, reached No. 17 at Top 40 radio and has accumulated over 170 million streams worldwide. Most recently, MAX released “Missed Calls” ft. Hayley Kiyoko, “Where Am I At” and “Checklist” ft. Chromeo, all of which will be featured on his upcoming sophomore album Colour Vision out September 18.
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