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BandGang Lonnie Bands Tries to Stay Afloat in “My Brother’s Keeper Pt. 2”

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BandGang Lonnie Bands is the model of resilience, bouncing back from a near-death experience to drop some of the hardest music of his career. Baring his soul in his new music video, Lonnie shares My Brother’s Keeper Pt. 2,” the latest release from the upcoming Hard 2 Kill: Reloaded. A sequel to a fan favorite track from 2016, “My Brother’s Keeper Pt. 2” finds a locked-in Lonnie ruminating on the hardships that made him who he is, and cursing the universe for making him shoulder so many burdens: “I got real PTSD/This sh*t deeper than anxiety/I got cursed from the family tree/Man, I think somebody got a voodoo doll of me.” In the video, Lonnie rocks an L.A. Angels cap as he dials in, going hard off the rip as he tries to relay the pain he feels.

“My Brother’s Keeper Pt. 2” is the latest drop from Hard 2 Kill: Reloaded, the deluxe version of his 2021 album Hard 2 Kill. Adding nine new tracks, including a BandGang posse cut, Hard 2 Kill: Reloaded reflects Lonnie’s state of mind since the previous project dropped in October. With H2K: Reloaded, Lonnie looks to add to the energetic imperativeness of its predecessor, released just months after he survived a near-fatal shooting incident, which saw the rapper rhyme with a new level of fearlessness, discuss his exploits in the streets, demonstrate his rap supremacy, and dare the opps to take another shot at him. Home to the recent single “Bam Bam,” H2K: Reloaded releases on February 18th via TF Entertainment.

With over 100 million YouTube views in the bank, BandGang Lonnie Bands is ready to prove that he’s one of the best bar-for-bar rappers in the game today. He made his name as one of six members of BandGang, a Detroit collective that helped bring the piano-heavy sound that now dominates Detroit to the forefront. The 26-year-old rapper showed his bonafides as a solo act with his KOD project, acclaimed by Pitchfork, and expanded his audience with guest appearances on tracks by Shoreline MafiaDrego & Beno, and more. Though the last two years have been hard, punctuated by Lonnie’s near-death experience and the loss of several close friends including BandGang Paid Will, the rapper emerged from his trials stronger as a man and an artist, determined to support his family by doing what he loves most–making music.

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JACQUEES RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SAY YEA”

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Offering up more heat, rising superstar and multi-platinum singer Jacquees reveals a brand new single and music video entitled “Say Yea” today. Get it HERE. Watch the music video HERE.
 
He’s back with another sultry bedroom anthem as we slip into the warmer months of Summer. “Say Yea” rides a sexy and slow beat towards a climactic chorus from the powerhouse vocalist. He flaunts his dynamic range with a falsetto-fueled crescendo. Once again, it showcases his raw vocal prowess.
 
Jacquees just released the official “Say Yea” music video which premiered on BET, MTV, YouTube and Vevo. Bridging the gap between eras, none other than multiplatinum R&B legend Keith Sweat appears for a surprise cameo in the video! “Say Yea” will impact Urban Radio on May 31.
 
Most recently, he released “Not Jus Anybody” featuring Future which was the “#1 Most Added Record at Urban Radio,” amassing 3,729,580 Spotify streams and 2,553,268 views to date.   Get ready for more from Jacquees in 2022.
 
Jacquees’ fans can catch him at one of his upcoming performances.

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Jada Kingdom tries to remember “Last Night” in new song and video

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Asserting herself as a breakthrough artist this year, Jamaican-born singer and songwriter Jada Kingdom uncovers a slick, sizzling, and sultry new single and video entitled “Last Night” today via Money Well Spent/Republic Records.

Listen to “Last Night” HERE

A sparse beat trickles underneath her sensual vocals as she confesses, “Last night was crazy, can’t remember it. Her voice moves in waves with the track’s ebb and flow, dipping in and out of dancehall and R&B with a sly hint of pop. In the accompanying visualizer, Jada brings the lyrics to life with a beach side party. 

It stands out as the follow-up to “Dickmatized.” The latter immediately incited critical applause. Brooklyn Vegan touted it among “20 New Rap and R&B Songs Out This Week” and applauded it as “a cool, chilled-out song that’s about exactly what you think it’s about.” Meanwhile, Dancehall Mag summed it up succinctly as “ultra-sexy.

“Dickmatized” arrived on the heels of the international bop “Jungle. Between cracking a million total streams, HotNewHipHop praised its “insights into the trials and tribulations the young singer has endured.” NME put it best, “The singer/songwriter’s tough upbringing means she isn’t afraid to tell it like it is, a mentality that shines through in her blend of salacious dancehall and straight-to-the-point R&B.

Meanwhile, she added multiple dimensions to this banger via official remixes from Skylar MonesR3HAB, and Sham “Sak Pase” Joseph. Continuing to engage her growing worldwide fan base, she also just dropped a sizzling cover of the Amy Winehouse classic “Back To Black. Watch it HERE.

Get ready for more from Jada Kingdom soon!

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Quavo x Takeoff Present New Single & Music Video “Hotel Lobby”

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Over the years, Quavo and Takeoff have gone wild once or twice. However, they go wilder than ever on their new single and music video “Hotel Lobby”—available today via Quality Control Music Group/Motown Records.  Quavo and Takeoff reveal a woozy and wobbly banger on a whole different level..

Listen to “Hotel Lobby” HERE and watch the music video for “Hotel Lobby” HERE.

The airy cinematic production and ominous beat set the tone as Quavo and Takeoff trade one intoxicating bar after another. Co-directed by Keemotion and Quavo, the music video serves as an insane homage to the cult classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas directed by Terry Gilliam and co-starring Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro. In the clip, Quavo and Takeoff assume the roles of Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo cruising through the desert with a “mobile pharmacy” before pulling up to a Las Vegas hotel and barely passing the doors to check in. All kinds of psychedelic, tripped-out trap madness follows as they deliver the South’s first proper hip-hop homage to the late Hunter S. Thompson. It’s unlike anything either of these two multiplatinum GRAMMY® Award-nominated superstars have done either solo or as part of Migos!

It also paves the way for more music to come.

Takeoff recently dropped off “Crypto” with Rich The Kid. It has already amassed over 6.5 million Spotify streams and 4.7 million YouTube views on the music video. Receiving critical acclaim, HYPEBEAST proclaimed, “the new single sees the Migos rapper embrace his love for cryptocurrency and the fortune that it has brought him.

Meanwhile, Quavo served up the intense “Shooters Inside My Crib.” It posted up 6 million Spotify streams and 6.6 million YouTube views on the music video. Touted among the “Soundsystem 50, High Snobiety observed, Quavo skates over the Ayo-B-produced beat effortlessly teasing us about an upcoming project.” REVOLT added, ‘Shooters Inside My Crib’ sees the North Atlanta star harmonizing about past struggles and current successes.” Sports Illustrated summed it up best as “an absolute banger.” Not to mention, he joined NBA2K22 as a playable character and will star in a new action thriller Takeover.

Be on the lookout for more soon!

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