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Ace Hood and Killer Mike Paint a Portrait of Black “Greatness” in New Video

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Driven by health, spirituality, self-sovereignty, and social consciousness, Ace Hood knows that true power comes from independence. Following the example of the historic Black trailblazers who preceded him, and looking to set an example of his own, Ace shares “Greatness,” the latest video from his recent M.I.N.D. (Memories Inside Never Die) EP, available everywhere via Hood Nation / EMPIRE.

Enlisting the help of Killer Mike, the track serves as a celebration of Black excellence which finds the two artists taking stock of the many hardships they faced along their journeys before laughing at the failures of those who aimed to derail their rises, as Killer Mike raps, “A greater man, I’m greater than any hater, man/I started off serving hand-to-hand in Decatur, man.”

Directed by Alex Heider, who recently connected with Ace for the powerful “At War” and “Free” videos,  “Greatness” opens with the image of Ace sitting in a home office decorated with antique furnishings, before transitioning to the interspersed portraits of Black historical figures lining the home’s mahogany walls. Those immortalized in the portraits include Mae Jemison, the first Black woman to go to space; Arthur Ashe, the first Black athlete to win many of tennis’ most prized tournaments; Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman in Congress and first Black person to run for US presidency; and Young Dolph and Nipsey Hussle, both revolutionaries of independence in hip-hop. After paying homage to the leaders that paved the way for them to achieve their own “Greatness,” the last two portraits are revealed, capturing the heroic images of Ace Hood and Killer Mike. 

Featuring recent singles like the boldly aspirational, “Glory,” and the glowingly self-assured, “Little Light,” M.I.N.D. marked a fresh, new start for Ace. Enlisting fellow independent veteran and outspoken activist Killer Mike for the project’s sole feature, the project is animated by a clear social message that dissects the mentality required to triumph over personal and generational trauma. Whether he’s celebrating the spoils of his hard-earned self-sovereignty as an artist on tracks like “Living Legend,” or grappling with long-standing structures which serve to deny him that autonomy as a black man on songs like “Free,” M.I.N.D. serves as Ace’s testament to the universal truths found only by looking inward.

“Knowledge is power,” asserts Ace Hood. “The key is to work together to further each other. I speak on a human level because at some point I, or a loved one, have been affected by the issues I speak about in my rhymes. I believe people need a fearless representation of what these issues look like.”

Stay tuned for much more music and mindfulness from Ace Hood in 2022.

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Rabbit Mr. Do It Releases “Like A Star” 

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Rabbit Mr. Do It is back on the scene with his latest single, “Like A Star.” The talented free agent NFL cornerback Jenoris Jenkins is known for his talents on the field, but now he is on a different level. His hits on the field are turning into hits in the booth. 

His newest single shows him flexing, hanging out the window of a whip with his homies in a fire SUV truck. “Jackrabbit,” aka Mr. DO IT, will be a household name if he commits his time to music like he did to football. 

He is known for his flashy plays, and now he has taken off the helmet so everyone can see who he is. The new single is the latest from his BLITZ HOUSE imprint. 

There has been a lot of talk about how his transition will fare, but he knows that he will give music his all. He shouts out his family on the dope new track and further proves why he has been the breadwinner in his tribe for the longest. 

Watch the music video from the ex-NFL star Rabbit Mr. Do It today!

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Music Videos You Need To See – Signed XO shares “D.R Flows”

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While helping fans find new inspiration, this aspiring artist drops yet another masterpiece after the success of his most popular project, “On Time.”

Signed XO has always been regarded as an artist with a catchy flow and a melodic hook. His tracks bring a unique vibe and help fans become more hopeful as they move to the rhythm. Looking back at his success with incredible features and records, there is no debate that this artist will one day be counted among legends.

While SignedXO has primarily focused on establishing his career through amazing features, he is now branching towards releasing singles. His latest track, “D.R Flows,” shows a glimpse of his talent as he amazes his fans with an energetic rhythm.  

Furthermore, SignedXO has always been big on traveling and exploring himself to bring the real truth to the fans. He believes in being transparent and basing his music on facts. With a complete catalog of singles and new projects in reserve, listeners can expect a dominant presence by SignedXO this year. 

SignedXO believes in doing his part for society using music as an outlet. In his own words, “My music helps get people through bad days. My music helps a good day become even better. My music has lessons in it.” He adds, “I’m passionate about it because I’m a very quiet person so music is my outlet to talk and get everything off my chest because I hold most of it in.”

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HDBeenDope Releases New Music Video for “Mamba”

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Roc Nation’s latest signee Brooklyn rapper HDBeenDope is debuting his new music video for his song “Mamba” from his latest EP project “What Can They Say” via BET Times Square Billboard and BET Music. The video made its broadcast premiere on BET Jams and the Paramount+ Times Square billboards. 

Directed by Erikson Corniel, the video opens with dynamic visuals of friends racing past HD in luxury sports cars, street bikes, wheelie-popping quads fully capturing the grit and sound of New York’s streets. The video pans out to east coast locals championing the rapper’s song going bar-for-bar rapping along at Rutgers basketball court. The explosive celebration of the track is interwoven with clips capturing the vibrant and colorful personalities of New York – fans young and old dance battling, playing the trumpet, cheering with a bottle of champagne, and more. 

The highly anticipated music video arrives shortly after the single release’s massive success earlier this year making ESPN network rotations as the song has echoed throughout some of the nation’s largest sports stadiums.  

The Brooklyn Native’s new video release comes from his latest EP project What Can They Say, produced by Dizzy Banko which marks just the beginning of HD’s career and who has already been recognized by Rolling Stone, BET Awards and more.  

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