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Ace Hood Yearns For Liberation in Heart-Wrenching “Free” Video

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Making his name with invigorating turn-up anthems before choosing a new path, Ace Hood is determined to use his insight and his influence to help people like him. In his new video Free,” Ace examines some common hardships faced by Black men, and dreams of a way the world could be different. Using an addictive, conversationally melodic flow over a whirring synth beat and stadium-sized percussion, Ace astutely summarizes a litany of problems–from gun violence, to police brutality, to poverty and hunger–and empathizes with those less fortunate than he: “You can’t save me from my darkness/You can’t save me from myself/In this world one can become heartless/When your skin tone makes you a target/I just wanna be free.”

“Being free to me is living in an unconditional space rather than the conditional state,” says Ace Hood. “To me, freedom is the mastering and understanding of self. To not be bound by any label.”

Directed by Alex Heider of Good Boy Films, the video for “Free” positions Ace as a fly on the wall as three individuals experience situations that test their character: Police assault a young Black man–wielding nothing but a cell phone–as he takes a break from his shift at work,  a Black man on a date with a white woman resists the impulse to commit violence when two suspicious bar patrons accost him, and a young child painfully witnesses his loving mother in an abusive relationship. Ace dons a white priestly raiment and welcomes the three characters to a world where they can finally be free.

“We all struggle with understanding ourselves and we all process things very differently, but it’s important to remember that we are not our experiences,” says Ace about his new video. “These things happen to us so we can learn to feel, adapt, and rise above. Hopefully, those lessons can help us create and model the change we would like to see in the world. In the ‘Free’ video, I lay down on the test table as the old me and rise as the new. This is me recharging and shifting into a higher form of myself, but as that happens, I start to experience traumatic memories that are subconsciously happening in my mind.”

“Free” is a highlight track from M.I.N.D. (Memories Inside Never Die), a new EP. Featuring recent singles like the boldly aspirational, “Glory,” and the glowingly self-assured, “Little Light,” M.I.N.D. marks a fresh, new start for Ace, with lyrics that reflect the mentality required to confront personal and generational trauma. A ten-track effort filled with thought-provoking subject matter and inventive flows, M.I.N.D. serves as Ace’s testament to the universal truths found only by looking inward. As revealed in a trailer that Ace released last week, M.I.N.D. (Memories Inside Never Die) EP arrives this Friday, February 25th, via Hood Nation/EMPIRE.

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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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