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80 Empire Unleashes New Visual For “Business”

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“BUSINESS,” by the multitalented, Italian/Canadian, brother duo, 80 Empire, is more than a music video; it’s a short film set in the iconic neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York. Jennifer Esposito, actress and director, echoed this sentiment after watching the piece of cinematic cool: 

” It’s so authentic NY!!!!! Love it. Really great!!! ” 

“Dope flow .. East Coast vibes with the Timbs on the beach. Made men shit! “

said Eminem’s Shady Records alum, Kxng Crooked of the visuals and song.
One of the things that makes this music video incredibly honest and authentic is 80 Empire’s relationship with Robert Funaro whom the boys affectionately call ” Bobby 300. “You will often see the 3 gentlemen holding up 3 fingers throughout the music video, ” 300 is something Bobby came up with and it just stuck. Its like a code amongst brothers and an understanding of mutual respect within that brotherhood, Adrian proudly declares.  “Business” features actor Robert Funaro and actress Cristina Donadio of Napoli Italy. Both stars played major roles on arguably the most quintessential Mafia tv series in the history of television, The Sopranos and Gomorrah.
“It’s pretty historical for us to have both of these insanely, talented actors from two of the Biggest mob shows in our production, here at Gladiator Records, actually surreal!” acknowledges brother Lucas. Lucas and Adrian, aka 80 Empire, came down to New York from their headquarters in Niagara on the lake, also known as Nappa Valley of the North. It is surrounded by vineyards and historic Fort George, nestled on the Niagara river just minutes away from Niagara Falls. The brothers really wanted to go back to New York, the city they love, and specifically Brooklyn to fully capture the entire messaging behind the latest single. 80 Empire was on a mission just like Jake and Elwood Blues.
The Brothers couldn’t fulfill their destiny without the assistance of influencer and PR friend, Monica German-Prestia known on line as Stefani Style and long time friend and collaborator, director and screenwriter Fatty Soprano.
Monica, a native of Bensonhurst Brooklyn, understood the assignment, and along with the talented eye of Director, Fatty Soprano, connecting the dots bringing in other Brooklynites. Together, they created a truly exceptional piece of visual art, to accompany an already Cool song. The single was featured on Apple Music’s curated playlist: Bars,alongside the likes of J Cole, Pusha T, and Kendrick Lamar. The song was released on the duo’s indie label Gladiator Records and distributed by SoulSpazm earlier in May of 2022.
80 Empire display their vast musical abilities by starting the video with their version of Gaetano Donizetti’s Furtiva Lagrima. Adrian sang the operatic piece, while brother Lucas played his arrangement on piano. The Empire proud of their Italian heritage, and lovers of Opera, thanks to their parents, wanted to share their love of their culture by setting the atmosphere in the first scene of the video. Be sure to check out the visual for “Business” and feel free to share and repost!

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Oakland’s Joe Blow and AG Unite On New Single “One In A Billion”

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Oakland Artist Joe Blow has made a striking return to the scene with his latest single “One in a Billion,” produced by San Diego’s AG. This track marks Joe Blow’s first release following a brief hiatus, offering his devoted fans a fresh sound infused with his signature West Coast flair.

Known for his expertise in crafting West Coast rap and contemporary hip-hop, Joe Blow brings a unique essence to the rap spectrum, gravitating towards the underground side of the genre. Unveiling “One in a Billion,” Joe Blow presents an Oakland anthem tailored for the steadfast hustlers who embody resilience and determination on a daily grind. The production of the track radiates a laid-back and glossy vibe, setting the tone for a smooth yet invigorating listening experience.

While Joe Blow has collaborated with some of the best in the industry, his authentic style and skill shine through in his solo endeavors. For those unfamiliar with his work, tracks like “Overdose” stand out as prime examples of Joe Blow’s ability to create captivating gangsta rap and laid-back compositions.

Renowned for his steady career since the early 1980s, Joe Blow remains a celebrated figure in the Oakland music scene. With his most streamed single being “Overdose” featuring Stevie Job, Joe Blow’s dedication to his craft and loyal fanbase have solidified his status in the industry.

For fans eager to experience Joe Blow’s latest offering, “One in a Billion,” the official music video captures the essence and energy of the track. The video, available via the link below, provides a visual accompaniment to Joe Blow’s lyrical prowess and AG’s exceptional production, offering a glimpse into the world of this influential Oakland artist.

As Joe Blow returns to the spotlight with “One in a Billion,” the track not only embodies his artistic evolution but also serves as a testament to his enduring legacy in West Coast rap. With his unmistakable style and unwavering dedication, Joe Blow continues to captivate audiences and inspire fellow musicians with his one-of-a-kind sound.

Watch the official music video for “One in a Billion” below.

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ATAK Unviels Need Space [Prod. By DJ Plugg]

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West Denver native ATAK releases a new animated video for “Need Space” off of his upcoming Prayers EP. Produced by DJ Plugg. Animation created by Neeko Muzik.

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Charles X Drops The Official Video For “FILA”

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Los Angeles-based artist Charles X has once again captivated the music world with the release of the official video for his latest single, “FILA.” Known for his unique blend of influences ranging from Michael Jackson to Andre 3000, Charles X brings a fresh and invigorating sound to the industry.

Charles X’s journey into music began early. A self-described misfit, he found solace and expression in music at the tender age of 12. Growing up with the absence of a father figure and frequently moving due to his mother’s military career, Charles X faced numerous challenges. These hardships only fueled his passion for music, transforming his struggles into a creative outlet.

The video for “FILA” is a testament to his artistic vision. Seamlessly blending the soulful introspection of Frank Ocean with the vibrant energy of Michael Jackson, the video offers a visual and auditory feast. Charles X’s ability to mix crooner vocals with rhythmic flow is on full display, earning him critical acclaim and comparisons to some of the industry’s greats.

Over his 20-year career, Charles X has remained dedicated to pushing musical boundaries. His collaborations with artists like Georgia Anne Muldrow and Caravan Palace highlight his versatility and commitment to creating unique sounds. His work has been featured in prestigious European publications such as Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair  and BET France, solidifying his international presence.

Charles X remains humble about his talents, attributing his success to his deep love and respect for music rather than innate skill. This humility, coupled with his relentless drive, sets him apart in an industry often dominated by conformity.

His message is clear: his music is about love and positivity. Charles X aspires to be a positive role model, particularly for young black kids facing similar challenges. His dream is to tour the world, spreading truth and making a lasting, positive impact.

As fans eagerly await more releases, the “FILA” video marks a significant milestone in Charles X’s career. To stay updated on his journey, follow Charles X on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok. Listen to his music on Spotify and Apple Music.

Check out the official visuals for “FILA” below.

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