Singer/songwriter 28th Star closes 2018 with the release of his first EP, “Paradise”, a six-track project which blends R&B, pop  and dance music. He developed the formula in New York City. 28th Star’s single “Down Under”, featuring Kevin McCall and LongLiveCzar, struck a chord with fans and the press alike this year, and 2019 promises more recognition. 28th Star shares warmth and positive energy on the EP “Paradise”, and he’s also shared a visual for the title track. “Paradise” is now available via all streaming platforms. Rapper 21 Savage has scored his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with his latest studio effort, “I am > I Was.” The project was released on Dec. 21 via Slaughter Gang/Epic Records and moved 131,000 units in the week ending Dec. 27 according to Neilsen Music. Of that sum, 18,000 were in traditional album sales, as a bulk of the album was driven by streaming activity. “I Am > I Was” is 21 Savage’s second studio album and marks his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and his fourth entry overall. He previously  hit the chart with “Without Warning” (with Offset and Metro Boomin), his debut solo album “Issa Album” and “Savage Mode” (with Metro Boomin). 21 Savage also placed five singles on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart, through the most recent list published on Dec. 29, 2018. Rapper Def Loaf has released the EP, “Go Def Go Vol. 1.” The six song project follows “Liberated”, her collaboration with Leon Bridges, which was released earlier this year and which she promoted by paying for marriage licenses in New York. “Go Def Go Vol. 1” features the tracks “Last Time I Checked” and “Who Gon Stop Us?” as well as four new songs.