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30 Reasons Why Key Glock Needs No Assistance on ‘YT2 (Deluxe)’

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Since the November release of Yellow Tape 2, which debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200 chart, #1 on the Independent Albums chart, and #2 on the Top Rap Albums chart, Key Glock has only gained momentum while carrying Paper Route Empire into the future. Today, Glock returns to expand the hit project, adding 10 new tracks and 10 more reasons why he shines without any features on Yellow Tape 2 (Deluxe), available now via Paper Route Empire.

Featuring the recent, Sledgren-produced singles, “Pain Killers” and “Play For Keeps,” the 10-track expansion bolsters the introspective candidness of YT2 without losing any of the bass-booming, wordplay-heavy Memphis flavor that Glock perfects. 

On tracks like “No Choice,” Glock reminisces on his roots and the turbulent past that motivates his hustle, rapping “I jumped up off the porch, had no choice but to get it/My momma was at home, my daddy was lying ‘bout coming to get me.” Yet, Glock’s effortlessly explosive braggadocio is felt full-force on cuts like “Gucci & Dolph,” as he boasts, “Yeah, yeah, yeah/Diamonds on me talking sound like Gucci Mane adlibs (brr).”

The success of Yellow Tape 2 proved beyond all doubt that Key Glock is a standalone star in the truest sense. With the 20-track project, Glock cracked his first solo entrance into the Top 10 on the Billboard 200, racked up over 70 million streams on Spotify alone, and did it all without a major label or a single guest feature. In January, Glock paid tribute to his cousin, mentor, and friend, Young Dolph, with his potent tribute, “Proud,” which earned over 4 million views in its first three days, and received praise from The New York Times, among others. The track was featured on the recent compilation album, Paper Route Empire Presents: Long Live Dolph, where Glock appeared alongside his fellow PRE labelmates, and appears on Yellow Tape 2 (Deluxe).

With Yellow Tape 2 (Deluxe) out now and a headlining tour starting in April–ten dates of which are already sold out–stay tuned to see what new heights Key Glock will reach in 2022.

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Saint-Côme, Makes Formal Introduction With New Track “Pressure”

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Saint-Côme is an emerging artist on the verge of superstardom. The new sensation of the infused Afro-Pop makes a formal introduction to the world in the buzzing track “Pressure.”

Directed by Era Filmz, the period piece visual showcases the empowering singer and featured artist Zoey Brinxx as bosses of their own empires. After donning lavish attire, they are met with traditional paparazzi following them around. Enjoys the power, the collaborators inspire other women to do the same through the catchy lyrics and sing-a-long hook.

This Afro-pop track is sure to get listeners dancing, enhanced by Zoey Brinxx’s fiery lyrics and her notoriety from “Love and Hip-Hop Miami.” It marks the beginning of what promises to be an exciting journey for this emerging artist.

Hailing from Miami, Stephanie Saint-Côme is a classically trained vocalist who has excelled in state competitions and won first place in the Musical Theater Advanced Category. She has performed with esteemed groups such as Seraphic Fire and Jubilate Inc., showcasing her talent in singing multiple languages. Among her most requested pieces are “Rejoice” from Handel’s Messiah, “The Prayer” in English and Italian, and “Ave Maria.”

The latest single introduces her unique sound to a worldwide audience and sets the stage for many more exciting projects. Stream the new single below, and afterward, follow Saint-Côme, on social media for daily updates and more.

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TAVE feat. Bibi Bourelly and India Shawn Drops “No More Maybes”

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GRAMMY- nominated TAVE releases his 
debut single “No More Maybes” featuring powerhouse vocalists Bibi Bourelly and India Shawn. Just moments after inking a deal with ADA/Warner Music UK, the London born and bred songwriter and producer is unveiling an exhilarating new artistic era with his name front and center. “No More Maybes” crystallizes TAVE’s newfound vision with an irresistible first listen of diverse cultures and sounds. This enthralling sonic journey through soul, R&B, hip-hop and pop features trailblazing singer-songwriter Bibi Bourelly and spell-binding R&B songstress India Shawn, who adds, “I don’t think TAVE knew he was making one of my dream collaborations happen when he hit me for a verse on ‘No More Maybes’. I’ve been a fan of Bibi for so long! It was cool to play with a different, darker sonic palette and to tap into a more rebellious side… it was a much needed departure, and that’s the essence of the song, getting away from familiar & not giving a f*ck.” Teeming with a rich tapestry of euphoric harmonies, emotive guitar, and silky layered melodies, “No More Maybes” is a groove-inducing listen that delivers the empowering declaration of self-worth and having the courage to demand what you deserve. 

TAVE has had a comprehensive career working alongside Little Mix, 6LACK, Masego, The Saturdays, Rapsody, SiR, Kelly Rowland, The-Dream, EXO, Jazmine Sullivan, Melanie Fiona, and more. Recent achievements include co-writing / co-producing K-pop sensation Aespa’s debut single, which soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot Shot Debut charts, contributing to Masego’s Grammy-nominated album “Studying Abroad: Extended Stay” with standout tracks like “Polygamy” and “Bliss Abroad”, and 6LACK’s “Inwood Hill Park” from his 2024 Grammy nominated album “Since I Have a Lover”. 

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KVTheWriter & Mai Lee Drops New Track, “Figure Out The Rest”

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Before she headlines Festival of Nations at Tower Grove Park next month and delivers the re-release of her debut LP ‘FRIENDZ,’ Mai Lee joins KVTheWriter on the official remix to her Reggie Son assisted track “Figure Out The Rest.” The STL posse cut finds the trio trading soulful verses about the 314 and all it’s allure over melodic guitar strums.

“I enjoyed sharing my artistry with KVtheWriter and Reggie Son. It was my first time working with them and I loved the experience. The song’s production is unique and allows each artist to stand out on the song. I felt like I gave St. Louis a bit of sexy sauce with my vocals,” say’s Lee speaking on the collaboration exclusively in a press statement.

A medley of the people and places she represents, Mai Lee transcends the boundaries of music and fashion. Growing up in Missouri, the seasoned singer has always had music on her mind and in her heart. Attending performing arts schools during her youth, she uses those experiences to create a unique genre blending sound. Known for her intoxicating and soulful vocals, Mai Lee has shared the stage with artists such as Megan Thee Stallion, 2 Chainz, Fetty Wap, Estelle, and Busta Rhymes, performing in front of an audience of 20K+ people.

While you may hear some familiar influences in her sound, Mai Lee notes her parents as her biggest inspirations for her music career. Fleeing from Vietnam in 1978 during the Vietnam War, Lee’s parents migrated through multiple refugee camps over the years before calling St. Louis their home. They opened up the first Vietnamese and Chinese Restaurant, Mai Lee Restaurant, a local staple in the city. The restaurant was built from absolutely nothing and ended up becoming the blueprint. Watching them work hard towards their dreams gave her the hustle and grit to pursue her dreams.

Stream KVTheWriter‘s “Figure Out The Rest (Remix)” on your DSP of choice after the jump and watch the Vietnamese R&B/Pop vocalist live performance visual for “Von” | HERE.

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