Megan Thee Stallion + Gunna are XXL Freshman, Music Business Worldwide + Billboard Indie Power Players
Megan Thee Stallion and Gunna inducted into XXL's 2019 Freshman Class
300 Entertainment are pleased to announce that Megan Thee Stallion and Gunna have been inducted into the coveted XXL Freshman Class, hitting stands on July 16th.

Following the success of her Billboard Hot 100 single, "Big Ole Freak," and latest project Fever (1501 Certified/300 Entertainment), Megan Thee Stallion is on her way to becoming an inspiring household name, the rap sensation just graced the cover of Fader's Summer Music Issue, is nominated for BET's Best Female Hip Hop Act award, and is about to embark on the Legendary Nights tour with Meek Mill and Future. Megan's fiery rap game and rhyme schemes also just led her to become Apple Music's latest Up Next Artist. On the heels of this title comes her Apple Music Up Next short film, available on June 25 (Watch the trailer here).

Atlanta native and hip-hop superstar, Gunna's debut album, Drip or Drown 2 landed on the charts as the #1 Hip-Hop Album in the United States and #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts, making it the top debut album for its week of release. The album was released February 22nd 2019 via Young Thug's Young Stoner Life Records/300 Entertainment. Drip Or Drown 2 is Gunna’s first album since the immense success of projects such as Drip Season 3 and the gold-certified collaborative Drip Harder EP with Lil Baby. Executively produced by Wheezy and Turbo, the 16-track project offers features from Lil Baby, Playboi Carti, and Young Thug. Following release, the album has earned glowing reviews that further solidified him as the king of melodic trap music. Only 2 months into 2019, Gunna has performed with Metro Boomin, "Space Cadet" on Jimmy Fallon. Gunna teamed up with Tidal for a live stream fans-only concert at Gramercy Theater with a surprise cameo from Young Thug.

Kevin Liles interviewed for Music Biz Worldwide

300 Entertainment co-founder and CEO Kevin Liles was featured in Music Biz Worldwide's first US print edition detailing the success and growth of the independent company. "We wanted to build a disruptor, to say, ‘Let’s get rid of all the red tape," he said in the interview.

Kevin also speaks his mind on diversity within the music industry and broader issues like troubles within the education and judicial system. "One reason why we are independent, the reason we choose to do our own thing, is because there’s a problem with the system – not just the music system, but the education system, and the justice reform system. This is life in the eyes of somebody who lives it every single day."
Read the interview here.

Kevin Liles, Roger Gold and Rayna Bass included in
Billboard's Indie Power Players 2019

Additionally, Liles, along with fellow co-founder and Head of Pop Roger Gold, and Senior VP of Marketing Rayna Bass were included in Billboard's coveted Indie Power Players list of 2019.

Kevin Liles also shared his thoughts and made an inspiring playlist for Billboard for Black History Month. Read the feature and stream the playlist here.

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