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Monday, January 5, 2015

New Stadium Coming To Inglewood, California

Rams owner Stan Kroenke, who bought 60 acres adjacent to the Forum a year ago, has joined forces with the owners of the 238-acre Hollywood Park site, Stockbridge Capital Group. They plan to add an 80,000-seat NFL stadium and 6,000-seat performance venue to the already-massive development of retail, office, hotel and residential space, Stockbridge and the Kroenke Group told The Times.

The announcement is the latest in more than a dozen stadium proposals that have come and gone in the meandering, two-decade effort to bring an NFL franchise back to the nation’s second-largest media market. But Kroenke’s move marks the first time an existing team owner has controlled a local site large enough for a stadium and parking.

What’s more, Kroenke, a billionaire who built his fortune in real estate, has the ability to move quickly. The Rams can choose later this month to convert their lease in St. Louis to year-to-year. The Rams declined comment on any plans to move, but it’s no secret that the team is unhappy in the Edward Jones Dome, which is outdated by current NFL standards.

The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders are similarly unhappy in old stadiums that don’t offer updated amenities. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league would not be accepting relocation applications for the 2015 season. So the earliest any team could move would be 2016. Any team that moves could play in a temporary venue, such as the Coliseum or Rose Bowl, until a new stadium is constructed.

The developers said no tax dollars would be used for the construction project, including the stadium. The group plans to begin gathering signatures soon for an initiative that would place the entire project on the Inglewood municipal ballot in 2015.

Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. said he was “extremely supportive” of the ballot initiative that would add the sports and entertainment complex to the already-approved Hollywood Park development and speed construction. The stadium could be completed by 2018, the developers said.

The owners are calling the combined Kroenke and Hollywood Park projects the City of Champions Revitalization Project. Wilson Meany, a San Francisco firm, is heading development of the site. Wilson Meany is also developing Bay Meadows, a former horse racing track in San Mateo.

The developers want to restore Inglewood to prominence as a sports and entertainment hub. Before Staples Center was built in 1999, Inglewood’s Forum was home to the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team and Kings hockey team. The Forum was recently renovated to be a pure music venue.

Since the Raiders and Rams left after the 1994 season, the threat of moving to Los Angeles has been used as leverage by NFL teams looking to get stadium deals done in their current cities. In that sense, the region has been more valuable to the league without a team than with one.
Because stadiums are so expensive, now routinely topping $1 billion — and because there is no appetite in Los Angeles for public funding — the NFL has a great deal of influence on which team or teams ultimately move into the market. The league can issue loans to help pay for a stadium and award Super Bowls, which are used as a financing mechanism. Any relocation must be approved by a three-quarters majority of team owners.

As it stands, Los Angeles has two sites with the legal, political and environmental clearances for NFL venues: the Farmers Field plan downtown and Ed Roski’s proposal in City of Industry. The stadium entitlement process, which invariably involves resolving lawsuits filed by people opposed to a given project, typically requires at least a year, thousands of pages of documents, and millions of dollars in legal and consulting fees.

The developers of the proposed downtown Los Angeles stadium, entertainment giant AEG, have a few more months to find a football team under an agreement with the city. AEG has vowed to build a stadium called Farmers Field along with a new wing for the city’s convention center. The center’s obsolete West Hall would be demolished to make way for Farmers Field.

Wal-Mart originally owned the 60 acres adjacent to the Forum but sold it to Kroenke after failing to get public approval for a superstore. Madison Square Garden Co., which owns the Forum, had planned to buy the lot in order to acquire more space for parking and possibly additional development, but Kroenke beat them to it.

Kroenke is a former Wal-Mart board member and husband of Ann Walton Kroenke, daughter of Wal-Mart co-founder Bud Walton. Forbes magazine estimates Kroenke’s net worth at $5.8 billion — not counting his wife’s $5.6 billion — making him the NFL’s second-richest owner to Seattle’s Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder who is worth an estimated $17.1 billion.

Monday, June 19, 2017

TWUM Hottest Sports Moments

At "The Wrap-Up Magazine" Everyone loves some type of sport from time to time. Some of the hottest sports news, scores, rumors, fantasy games, and more can be found here. This is the latest in national and local sports news covering rumors of all kinds.
 The +Cleveland Cavaliers has just fired their coach +Mike Brown. Brown was fired for the second time in four years by owner Dan Gilbert, who last April brought back the only coach to get the Cavs to the NBA Finals but then dismissed him after the team failed to make the playoffs...More CLICK HERE
 In the final installment of All Access: Mayweather vs. Maidana, follow both fighters backstage and witness the aftermath of an epic battle. This is the Epilogue visual video...More CLICK HERE
 Damian Lillard of the +Portland Trail Blazers hit a buzzer beater over the +Houston Rockets. Damian Lillard drained the incredible three with 0.9 seconds left to send Portland to the 2nd round over Houston. Visit nba.com/video for more highlights...More CLICK HERE
 The +UConn Huskies has taken the national championship for college basketball. In a game featuring the highest combined seeds in the history of the national championship game, the Connecticut Huskies defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 at AT&T Stadium in North Texas to win the school’s fourth NCAA title...More CLICK HERE
 Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer won a frenetic bidding war for ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, with his $2-billion offer setting a record price for an NBA team, The Times has learned. Ballmer, who was chief executive of Microsoft for 14 years, was chosen over competitors that included Los Angeles-based investors Tony Ressler and Steve Karsh and a group that included David Geffen and executives from the Guggenheim Group, the Chicago-based owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers...More CLICK HERE
 Cleveland Cavaliers star member +Andrew Bynum has been suspended for conduct detrimental to the team. Andrew Bynum’s rocky season has continued, as the center has been suspended by the Cleveland Cavaliers...More CLICK HERE
 In Arlington, Texas, the +Oakland Raiders gave up control of the game late in the first half and saw the Dallas Cowboys dominate the second half of a 31-24 Thanksgiving Day loss...More CLICK HERE
 The +New York Knicks has been named the most valuable NBA Franchise. Forbes released its annual list of richest NBA teams, and the Knicks come in first at $1.4 billion. New York is one of three teams in the league that are worth over a billion dollars, with the runners-up on the list being the Los Angeles Lakers ($1.35 billion) and Chicago Bulls ($1 billion). The top five of the list is rounded out by the Boston Celtics ($875 million) and Brooklyn Nets ($780 million)...More CLICK HERE
 The Kings rocketed off the bench and gathered for a huge group hug near the Rangers’ net before the handshake line and the Stanley Cup ceremony featuring captain Dustin Brown’s second chance to take the 35-pound silver trophy from Commissioner Gary Bettman...More CLICK HERE
 Germany became World Cup champion for the fourth time on Sunday night, and the first European team in history to clinch soccer’s greatest prize on South American soil. It did so courtesy of a winner deep into extra time from substitute Mario Gotze, who displayed a brilliant piece of skill to decide a contest of outstanding quality...More CLICK HERE
 Micheal Jordan anniversary for his final +NBA championship games is today. The +Chicago Bulls with coach +Phil Jackson were the best of all times thus far. Today marks the 15th anniversary of one of the greatest shots in NBA history. In Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals...More CLICK HERE

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Former Microsoft CEO To Buy Clippers For $2 Billion

Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer won a frenetic bidding war for ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, with his $2-billion offer setting a record price for an NBA team, The Times has learned. Ballmer, who was chief executive of Microsoft for 14 years, was chosen over competitors that included Los Angeles-based investors Tony Ressler and Steve Karsh and a group that included David Geffen and executives from the Guggenheim Group, the Chicago-based owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The sale price is almost four times the highest previous NBA franchise sale price — the $550 million paid earlier this month for the Milwaukee Bucks. It is second only to the Dodgers’ 2012 sale for $2.1 billion as the highest price for any sports team in North America. The prospective sale by Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling comes five days ahead of an NBA hearing to oust her family from ownership following a controversy in which Donald Sterling insulted African-Americans in a secret audio recording.

The tentative deal still must receive the blessing of her husband, Donald Sterling, who has waxed and waned on the question of whether he would allow his wife to sell the team he has controlled for more than three decades. The deal also needs the eventual approval of 29 other NBA owners, but is expected to clear that hurdle as long as Ballmer reaffirms his pledge to keep the team in Los Angeles and not move it to Seattle, where he lives.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Chef Sean (@TheChefSean) - "Feelings"

Chef Sean returns with the new relatable music video for his song "Feelings," taken from his album, My Life. The song is one of several major releases during the COVID-19 pandemic and caps off a highly successful year despite the lockdown. From the trap to shawty blowing up his phone, fans get a chance to enter the world of Chef Sean with no filter. For the Bhrama Bull and Pamala Richardson directed visual Chef Sean connected with his new sponsor WEIV, a social media platform that allows celebrities and public figures to generate revenue directly from the application instead of using their Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, which doesn't currently allow them to monetize the content directly. "Feelings, is a song that speaks to the climate of the world right now, everyone is in their feelings and emotions are at an all time high. People are at odds and they are having a hard time coming together as one. I hope this song brings people together, it's just about having fun," Chef Sean said. "When people hear this song I hope they take on sec to come out of their feelings and just try to see the world for what it is, have some fun and just don't take things too seriously." Currently residing in Los Angeles, by way of Chicago, Chef Sean has been on a serious grind the past four years turning over accolade after accolade with ease. From sold out shows sharing the stage with major artists to recording and songwriting with the best in the industry in Los Angeles, Chef Sean is fully immersed in the music scene in Los Angeles. Racking up features with Jeremih, Al B and more, Chef Sean has put together a string of successful songs to entertain fans during these tough times. Since the start of 2018 Chef Sean has had quite a run performing and winning awards across the country. Most recently he was named the Core DJ's Artist of the Year, a highly touted award in the Midwest and he was invited to perform at the Rolling Loud Bay Area shows. On top of the aforementioned successes, Chef Sean finally began to earn well-deserved syndicated radio airplay across the United States helping him reach into Billboard's Hot Single Sales which measures the sales of commercial singles and is one of the component charts of the Hot 100. "Performing at Rolling Loud really opened the audience up to my world and gave me a chance to meet them halfway. Performing on that stage with so many people in the crowd was a great experience that I can build on. I wanted to have an innovative setlist so I am always working on new ways to entertain the crowd," Chef Sean said. "Right now I'm just focused on entertaining people during these tough times, everyone needs a break at some point."

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Marc Payne And Shorty T #NewVideo “Just Gettin Started" @MrMarcPayne @sthug84


Marc Payne x Shorty T bring you “Just Gettin’ Started” from their debut “Thru Hell N’ High Water”. The project is about the perspectives of “The West Kept Secret” - Marc Payne as he lived through the chaos of the Los Angeles Riots, and the viewpoints of Shorty T as he survived the flooding of his city due to Hurricane Katrina and the epidemic of the New Orleans Levee breaches.

Producer @TCTurnerClassic from Los Angeles came together with Instrumentalist @PoundGotit from New Orleans to supply the beats. “Thru Hell N’ High Water” is a blend of Los Angeles
and New Orleans culture as it is rich with “Flavaz” to Sauté The Streets!


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Magic Johnson New President Of Basketball Operations

The Los Angeles Lakers have shaken up their front office, promoting team legend Magic Johnson to president of basketball operations and firing general manager Mitch Kupchak and vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss.

“Today I took a series of actions I believe will return the Lakers to the heights Dr. Jerry Buss demanded and our fans rightly expect,” team governor Jeanie Buss said in a statement. “Effective immediately, Earvin Johnson will be in charge of all basketball operations and will report directly to me. Our search for a new General Manager to work with Earvin and Coach Luke Walton is well underway and we hope to announce a new General Manager in short order. Together, Earvin, Luke and our new General Manager will establish the foundation for the next generation of Los Angeles Lakers greatness.”

Jeanie Buss is Jim Buss’ sister, and both took on greater responsibility after the death of their father in February 2013.

Johnson was drafted by the Lakers in 1979 and won five titles with the team. He was hired as an adviser to the team in February. Johnson has held titles with the Lakers in the past, including honorary vice president, which he resigned from in June. He has also previously owned shares in the team, which he sold to Dr. Patrick Soon Shiong in 2011.

“It’s a dream come true to return to the Lakers as President of Basketball Operations working closely with Jeanie Buss and the Buss family,” Johnson said in the statement. “Since 1979, I’ve been a part of the Laker Nation and I’m passionate about this organization. I will do everything I can to build a winning culture on and off the court. We have a great coach in Luke Walton and good young players. We will work tirelessly to return our Los Angeles Lakers to NBA champions.”

Friday, September 30, 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Glass Skyslide Opens In LA

Skyslide, a glass enclosed slide that spans 45 feet across, high above Los Angeles, will open in the U.S. Bank Tower this summer. The slide is part of Skyspace LA, a multi-level experience that will spread across four different floors of the skyscraper, reaching 1,000 feet on the tower’s 70th story.

Glass slide will be suspended 1,000 feet above downtown Los Angeles. The slide, the premiere draw of Skyspace, will be made of clear glass that's 1.25 inches thick. In addition to the slide, Skyspace will also host an open-air observation deck. It will be California's tallest and have panoramic, 360-degree views of Los Angeles.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Darren Sharper Indicted

Almost 10 months after the Los Angeles County District Attorney‘s Office charged NFL safety Darren Sharper with seven felony counts, including two counts of rape by use of drugs, the 39-year-old Sharper was indicted in Louisiana Friday on aggravated rape and simple rape charges following a grand jury investigation.

If convicted of committing aggravated rape in Louisiana, Sharper would face “life imprisonment at hard labor without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence,” according to a press release issued by the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office earlier this year, citing Louisiana state law. The Orleans Parish DA obtained arrest warrants for Sharper and his acquaintance, Erik Nunez, on Feb. 27, 2015.

According to a spokesman for the Orleans Parish DA, Sharper was indicted on two counts of aggravated rape and one count of simple rape, Nunez was indicted on two counts of aggravated rape and one count of obstruction of justice, and another Sharper acquaintance, Brandon Licciardi, was indicted on three counts of human trafficking, one count of aggravated rape and one count of aggravated battery. Licciardi, a sergeant who worked in the traffic division of the St. Bernard (La.) Sheriff’s Office until being reassigned in June after he was under investigation, resigned Friday.

Sharper has already pleaded not guilty to charges in the L.A. County case. He remains jailed in Los Angeles. His lead attorney, Blair Berk, did not return a call and email from the Daily News for comment.Sharper was served an indictment by Tempe, Ariz. detectives March 12, and he was charged with two counts of sexual assault and three counts of administering dangerous drugs.

A Las Vegas investigation into similar alleged criminal behavior by Sharper — drugging women and sexually assaulting them — is still open, according to a Las Vegas Metro Police spokesman. A Miami Beach investigation of Sharper for alleged sexual assault was closed in May and no charges were filed.

Arizona authorities announced in March that they would not seek to extradite Sharper to face charges there until the Los Angeles rape case was completed. The Orleans Parish DA spokesman and assistant DA, Christopher Bowman, told the Daily News that while it is his office’s policy not to “comment on open cases, which this is now, all I will say is we are confident that we will be able to try Mr. Sharper within the time limits allowed under the law.”

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bill Cosby Hit With Another Lawsuit

The lawyer who sued President Clinton in the Paula Jones case is representing one of Cosby’s accusers, who’s filed a lawsuit claiming Cosby defamed her by in effect calling her a liar after she said he drugged and raped her more than 40 years ago.

Joseph Cammarata, a Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyer, filed the lawsuit on behalf of Tamara Green, who says Cosby raped her in the early 1970s when she was an aspiring model and singer. The lawsuit was filed in Springfield, Mass., near where Cosby lives. Green lives in Los Angeles.

Green, 65, is one of nearly two-dozen women who have said publicly, in the past or in recent weeks or both, that Cosby sexually assaulted them. Her lawsuit is the latest legal strategy tried against Cosby, who has said little in response to the allegations except to issue denials and angry denunciations of his accusers through his lawyer.

Green’s story is that she had lunch with Cosby, now 77, in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, that he gave her pills he described as cold medication, and she became woozy. He took her home, undressed her, molested her, digitally penetrated her, and wouldn’t stop despite her protests until she upended a table lamp. Then he left, leaving two $100 bills on a coffee table.

Green first told her story in 2005 on the Today show and in the Philadelphia Inquirer and has since told it to multiple media outlets this year. Each time, she asserts, Cosby, through his lawyers or his publicist, denied her allegations, defaming her by declaring them “absolutely false.” The suit claims Cosby’s publicist, David Brokaw, also defamed her after she later told her story to Newsweek.

Why did Green wait so long to file suit, given the one-year statute of limitations on defamation? Cammarata says Green, a retired lawyer, didn’t know she had that option. Also, he is arguing that Green was defamed more recently by Cosby, when she again talked about her experience in public after the allegations against Cosby resurfaced this summer.

Cammarata held a news conference in Washington to announce Green’s lawsuit; Green participated by satellite. He said the lawsuit is necessary — and the only option left to Cosby’s accusers — because the criminal statute of limitations has expired for most of them.

Cosby’s lawyer, Martin Singer of Los Angeles, issued a statement responding to Green’s lawsuit. “We are very confident that we will prevail in this proceeding and we will pursue claims against the attorneys who filed this action,” he said.

Andrea Constand, a Temple University basketball official, filed a civil suit against him in 2005, alleging battery and assault. Green was one of a dozen women who agreed to testify against Cosby for that suit, but never got the chance because it was settled in 2006.

Judy Huth filed suit in California two weeks ago, claiming recent emotional distress she connected to Cosby allegedly assaulting her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 17 some 40 years ago. Cosby and Singer sought to undermine her credibility by asserting in court documents that she tried to sell her story to a tabloid 10 years ago.

Monday, July 28, 2014

14 People Struck By Lightning Video

Los Angeles fire spokeswoman Katherine Main says 13 people, including the teen, were treated after they were struck Sunday afternoon at Venice Beach in Los Angeles. Four were treated at the scene and released, and the rest were taken to hospitals, where two are in critical condition.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says a 14th person was struck on a golf course on Southern California’s Catalina Island. The 57-year-old man is reported in stable condition. Some appear to have been in the water and others on the beach’s famed boardwalk.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The James Hotel

Rumors are, that the James Hotel may be coming to Los Angeles. The James Los Angeles will be comprised of two 10-story towers with 286 rooms, two restaurants, rooftop and lobby bars and approximately 10,000 square feet of meeting space – with spectacular views of the Los Angeles area. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Clayton Kershaw New $215 Million Dollar Deal

The +Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher +Clayton Kershaw have agreed on a seven-year, $215 million deal. It is the richest deal for a pitcher in Major League Baseball history, eclipsing the seven-year, $180 million contract Detroit gave Justin Verlander last winter and his average annual salary of $30.7 million is the highest ever for any baseball player.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Independent Record Labels You Should Know


From independent icons like XL Recordings and Sub Pop to newer teams like 88 Rising and Mind of a Genius, here are some of the essential labels you should know. As always, we encourage you to do your own digging and share your own favorites with us, but as long as you discovered just one new label, artist, or piece of music that you love from this list, then we did our job.

From legendary indies to internet-based upstarts, these labels are all doing something special.

Friday, October 2, 2020

7even Daze (@7evendaze_) - "West Side" (Video)

Up and coming Los Angeles R&B artist 7EVEN DAZE is representing where she is from while paying homage to West Coast artists who paved the way with her new single ‘West Side’. Creatively influenced by artists like Daniel Caesar, Frank Ocean and Beyoncé, 7EVEN DAZE’s music belongs to a new wave of R&B that aren't afraid to be different while maintaining a familiar sound. Her energetic vocals, beat and video; will let listeners know exactly where she is from. “This song is about my city Los Angeles. It is the vibe we live. I had to pay tribute to West Coast pioneers who paved the way for artists like myself.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Sameera Joline "Do You" (Official Video)

 


With a cool vibe, open roads, and smooth vocals, Sameera Joline blessing us with her newly-released music video for your single "Do You."

Based in Los Angeles, Sameera Joline is a 29-year old singer who actually grew up in Sweden before moving to the United States over 10 years ago. In addition, having parents with origins in Ivory Coast and Ghana adds to her versatile musical style ranging from Alternative Rnb to Afrobeat. 

Before her time in Los Angeles, she was twice the opening act for Ivorian supergroup Magic System in Denmark, at both the age of 17 and 18. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration - Business Law; yet another testament to her multifaceted nature.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

VIDEO: Squalla - Look At Me @callmesqualla

 LOS ANGELES, CA [September 4, 2020] --- Coming off a brief, yet worthwhile hiatus, Houston-born, California-living hip-hop artist Squalla makes a monstrous return with his brand new single "Look At Me" out now on all platforms. Always bringing a unique sound and energy to the track, Squalla's fans can expect the same effort on this Gooney Tunes-produced record. Equipped with confident bars, a mesmerizing flow, and a perfect backdrop to lay his lyrics down, it's safe to say the Houston emcee delivered tenfold on his first single release in two years. To add to the excitement, Squalla also delivered an exciting and trippy video courtesy of SwaySeason, where the free-spirited and braggadocios spitter shoots some hoops, kicks it with a slew of pretty girls, and forces you to do exactly what the song title says.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Jennifer Lopez Joined Protesters In LA


The celebrity power couple joined Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors and a large crowd of protesters as they marched down Hollywood Blvd.

"We must take a stand for what we believe in and fight against the injustices in this world," Lopez wrote in an Instagram post. "So we continue to peacefully protest until there is change."

Jennifer Lopez carried a sign that read "BLM #EnoughIsEnough" on one side and "Black Lives Matter" on the other side.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Jay-Z Net Worth Is $1 Billion In 2020


Jay-Z’s fortune holds flat at $1 billion nearly a year after Forbes first crowned him hip-hop’s first billionaire. He boasts an expansive kingdom encompassing spirits (his Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Ussé cognac), art (including work by Jean-Michel Basquiat), real estate (homes in Los Angeles, the Hamptons, Tribeca) and stakes in companies from Uber to Robinhood.

Jay-Z’s latest banner year of earnings ($81 million in 2019, good for No. 20 on our Celebrity 100) offset more recent declines across the market, helping to keep him on our list of Billionaires. And though the coronavirus has impacted the value of his holdings from ride-sharing to real estate, many of Jay-Z’s core assets are in areas well-positioned to weather the downturn.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Xian Bell (@Xian_Bell) - "You Were In My Dream" (Album)

West Coast rapper/singer Xian Bell releases a special Deluxe Version of his critically acclaimed project, "You Were In My Dream". Earning high praise across the music industry and from media outlets such as, Elevator Mag, Joe Budden’s Podcast, Sway’s Universe, iHeart Radio's Real 92.3 and Homegrown Radio, this is the Los Angeles native's third full length project to date. Also receiving acclaim from fellow artists like Big Baby Dram and celebrities like the late Nipsey Hussle’s wife, Lauren London, Xian Bell is earning widespread recognition for his talent of combining singing and rapping with smooth melodic undertones. Drawing in both females and males that can relate to Xian Bell’s poignant takes on relationships, life in Los Angeles and Hip-Hop culture, many are crowning Xian Bell as up next on the West Coast. “We got a video for a lot of records on the album, so we are focused on making sure the fans get those the right way. The video for Dollar And A Promise led off the campaign for the project and that record was everywhere from Joe Budden’s Podcast to Sway, and it’s been playing on the radio out here in LA on Real 92.3. We are also releasing a video for Drive Slow and Often in the coming weeks, so fans should be on the lookout for those too,” XianBell explained. Included with the release of the Deluxe Version of "You Were In My Dream" are five unreleased songs that didn’t make the initial cut, but that Xian Bell wanted to deliver to his fans after receiving an overwhelming amount of support on the initial release of effort. @Rated_TG, who has done work with Ty Dolla $ign, Glasses Malone and TDE among others, handled a majority of the mixing and engineering for the project. Combined with additional instrumentation from Worldwide Dre, Xian Bell had the perfect canvas to tell real-life stories over a dreamy soundscape that fit the themes of the album. “The recording process just came about from Rated_TG actually, the producer engineer of the project. We had been locked in for a minute and he just reached out and said that he had a dream or premonition that we were going to lock in and make a project that he 100% produced,” Xian Bell explained. "From there we started locking in every single day and that’s how we ended up with the song, 2AM. That’s where the title comes from and it was the first record that we kind of made. It got us turning in the right direction, so we followed that sound for the rest of the album.” Touching on an on-again, off-again relationship that kept appearing in Xian's dreams, the "You Were In My Dream" project is based on real moments in life that personally affected Xian, encapsulating a specific time in Xian's life. So much so that according to Elevator-Mag, Xian Bell's You Were In My Dream is, "as emotional-sounding as you can get. Don’t confuse it with soft, but rather self-aware, vulnerable, and honest." “Everything that I talk about, I have to have been through it. I’m not one of the artists that can just pull sh*t off the wall. I have to either be going through it or immediately affected by it the point where someone close to me is personally affected by it," Xian Bell said. As the Summer comes to a close, Xian Bell is looking to build off of his LA Rolling Loud performance as well as planned performances at L.A. pop ups and showcases.

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