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T-Rell Pops Up On “Fake Smiles”

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Hailing from Topeka, Kansas, T-Rell has built a faithful fanbase and racked up millions of views with emotional storytelling and soul-baring honesty. Diving into the painful subject of infidelity, T-Rell shares “Fake Smiles,” his new video. T-Rell sings his heart out in his signature style, blending rhythmic rap with resonant R&B as he tries to smile through the pain of his deteriorating relationship: “I be givin’ fake smiles cause I don’t wanna lose you / I gotta hide my pain / Inside I’m breaking down cause this hurt is on my mind.” 

In the video, Rell tells a story of a toxic relationship, filled with adultery and deceit, provoking him to mask his real feelings around his partner. After walking in on his partner cheating on him, T-Rell retreats to his car for a moment of privacy where he can let it all out. Vulnerable and compassionate, “Fake Smiles” is the seventh track off of 2 Big 2 Ignore, Rell’s latest album, which peaked at #1 on the iTunes sales chart upon release this past September.

Doing double duty as a treat for loyal listeners and a solid entry point for new listeners, 2 Big 2 Ignore supplements the emotional anthems for which he’s known with hard-nosed street tales and bangers for the club, like the recent single “Slide” ft. Fredo Bang. With his new album, T-Rell takes aim at those who doubted him, delivering a 16-track opus that loudly announces his status as a force to be reckoned with in the midwest and beyond. Though it doesn’t shy away from the pain music that T-Rell made his name on, as it pays tribute to Rell’s late friends like his manager 8-Ball and his close friend Mo3, the album leaves plenty of room for pleasure as well. Featuring appearances from Jackboy on the recent video  “Fly Away,”Young DroBigga Rankin, and more, 2 Big 2 Ignore is available everywhere via TRM / Winners Only / EMPIRE.

Determined to become a successful artist since he was a kid, T-Rell grew up loving rap and R&B, idolizing artists as disparate as Tyrese, Jamie Foxx, and Lil Boosie. His life changed forever after a catastrophic car accident that claimed the life of his brother and manager 8-Ball, an incident which inspired him to release My Dawg,” a massive regional hit and trickled into the national consciousness, eventually spawning a remix with Boosie and becoming part of the standard repertoire at memorial services. Five years later, T-Rell hasn’t slowed down one bit. He released the album Rell Play earlier in 2021, and it quickly climbed to #1 on the iTunes R&B/Soul chart, #6 on the iTunes All Genres chart, and #69 on the Apple Music charts. T-Rell told his story his own way in “2 Big 2 Ignore,” a new mini-documentary that explores the artist’s unlikely rise and his history of altruism in his city and beyond.

Watch “Fake Smiles” here below!

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Trapland Pat Shares Live Performance of New Song “Cappin”

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With his self-assured intensity and versatile rhythmic dexterity, Trapland Pat is quickly moving up the ranks of rap stardom. Offering a taste of his candid capabilities, Pat shares his 4 Shooters Onlyexclusive live performance of “Cappin,” the latest glimpse into his upcoming project, Trapnificent, coming soon via Bang Biz Ent./Alamo Records.

Reconnecting with frequent collaborator PepperJack Zoe, who produced recent singles like “Losses” and “Trap Dance,” the track finds Pat setting the record straight on his recent success and how the money didn’t change him half as much as it did the clout chasers that now surround him. Yet, with his undeniable appeal and the talent to back it up, Pat is keenly aware of his strengths as well as his value: “They don’t see the pain from this s***, just the glory/Drew this up from scratch, I get to venting ‘bout my story/Engineers feel my pain, that’s why they all tryna record me/My mouth costs your life, think twice, could you afford me?” Shot on the streets of Miami and showing off Pat’s wide-eyed charisma, ”Cappin” arrives as part of 4 Shooters Only’s “From The Block” series.

Raised in a Haitian household in Deerfield Beach, FL, Trapland Pat took it upon himself to escape his rough circumstances by any means necessary. When his football dreams came crashing to a halt after his scholarship to Indiana State was revoked, Pat threw himself into rap music. Inspired by his brother’s habit of freestyling, Pat realized he had serious talent, and spent his spare time refining his wordplay and songwriting. He made a name for himself in the south with mixtapes like Exit 41 and Pak Man, eventually earning the attention of Fredo Bang, who signed him to his Bang Biz imprint, in partnership with Alamo Records.

2021 was a huge year for the young rapper, heralded by his single Big Business.” Dominated by a simple, but infectious piano riff, “Big Business” showcased the rapper’s rare charisma, generating over 5 million combined streams and earning praise from Passion of the Weiss, who placed the song at #18 on its list of Best Rap Songs of 2021. “Big Business” was the centerpiece of the Pitchfork-acclaimed Thru The Dooran accomplished 13-track mixtape with appearances from fellow Floridians Kid Trunks and Kuttem Reese.

As Trapland Pat looks to take his searing street raps to a larger audience with the upcoming Trapnificent, stay tuned for much more music from the young rapper, and don’t dare doubt his determination to succeed.

Watch “Cappin” (Live) on 4 Shooters Only’s YouTube!

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GwalaBoy Phlyy Drops “Heavy Motion”

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Born Marcius Cleophas and raised in North Miami, GwalaBoy Phlyy is a motivated multi-disciplinary who has been carving out a lane for himself his whole life. Raised by a single mother and a distant drug dealer father, he cites Gucci Mane, Future, Money Man, 2Pac, and Lil Wayne as early influences and began to record music of his own in 7th grade; but really started taking music seriously around 2019. The following year he got his first big break by way of a feature from Roc Nation recording artist Bobby Fishscale. Other notable industry figures GB has worked with include ATL Jacob, Sauce Walka, Jackboy, Fredo Bang, and Zoey Dollaz.

Continuing his Going Colossal campaign, spearheaded by the Bobby Fishscale-collaboration “Cartier,” and following a recent Dirty Glove Bastard ‘Off The Porch‘ interview, Hatian Hip-Hop authority GwalaBoy Phlyy (@GwalaBoy_Phlyy) makes his way back to the small-screen in the official music video for “Heavy Motion.” Directed by Ntro4k Studios, the HD-clip for “Heavy Motion” finds the Florida based rap act practicing what he preaches; flexing foreign cars, jewelry, and designer drip. [Photo Credit: Medium Creative Agency]

Watch the visual for “Heavy Motion” as well as stream Going Colossal in its eternity on your DSP of choice below via GwalaBoy Music and check out his video for “Cartier” | HERE.

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YKG Hotboy Delivers “Piped Up” Visual!

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After raising his digital profile with the Julian MTZ directed HD-clip for “Another Day,” TX native YKG Hotboy (@ykg_hotboy) recruits directing duo Made By James to bring a new Rick Hertz produced Summer anthem titled “Piped Up” to life. The latest leak from the Young Kings Global posterboy captures him piping up with his community and features an assortment of head turning eye candy. [Photo Credit: Medium Creative Agency]

Raised in the Texas city of Galveston, YKG Hotboy is a 23 year old Afro-Mexican hip-hop artist. Posed to be the next big act to pop out of The Lone Star State, he brandishes an exciting flow along with electrifying sonics. Making sure his presence is felt with every release, it’s only a matter of time before Hotboy takes his rightful place on the throne.

Watch the music video for “Piped Up” and stream the song’s audio on your DSP of choice below via 24/8 Music / The Orchard!

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