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Bay Area Spotlight: @Saweetiie ‘s “Icy Girl” Still Cranks Hard

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There’s something about a beautiful woman, confident in her appearance and demeanor that makes her a force to be reckoned with. Society constantly reinforces impossible standards and unfair metrics for women to measure themselves against, and we understand that it can be hard. But when a woman can rise against these standards and celebrate her feminine whiles, it makes us shiver inside. Saweetie is that woman, and “Icy Girl Freestyle” is her declaration of self-love, confidence, and future successes.

To start it off, Saweetie is damn near flawless. She has crystal clear skin, a beautiful set of lips, and an all-knowing smirk that lets you know she knows exactly what you’re thinking before you can even say it. In the video for “Icy Girl Freestyle,” her figure is shown tastefully time and time again, and the sight never gets old. She’s gifted in more ways than one.

In addition to being beautiful, she’s a fierce rapper. Her flow is near unmatched in the entire industry and her delivery makes her someone to watch, without question. On “Icy Girl Freestyle” she delivers each line with zest and a certain pep that sells it hard, sending icy daggers into the heart with pinpoint precision. It’s an amazing listen that really shows her creativity as an artist while creating the groundwork for the future.

All of this leads us to a hot take that may get us in trouble. Saweetie’s “Icy Girl Freestyle” is better than Khia ‘s “My Neck, My Back.” They use the same beat, but the songs are completely different from each other. Saweetie’s has more emotion and swagger than Khia’s, but who are we to judge. Let’s just continue enjoying good music.

Check out the video for “Icy Girl” below.

 

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SWAVY RETURNS WITH “OUT OF LINE”, HIS NEW VIDEO SINGLE

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With a melodic ear as unmistakable as his distinctive vocals, Swavy is cruising in a lane of his own. Returning with a full tank of gas and an endless supply of vibes, the Toronto emcee shares his new video single, “Out Of Line”; watch HERE. Anchored by an instrumental from producer HP.Wave that finds Swavy alternating between rapping and singing in his expressive church-trained tenor, Swavy weaves within plaintive piano chords and a soulful bass, venting his new reality while navigating around his newfound fame. Listen to the new song HERE.
 
The video directed by Malique Stone is presented as a piece of immersive journalism, inviting listeners to Swavy’s perilous home turf, alternating between shots of him posted up at the local convenience store to sitting in the back of the Maybach demonstrating how far he’s come. Coupled with his recent success, the video offers an inspiring message: after a lifetime of fighting through the darkness, Swavy might finally see a silver lining.
 
Emerging from Toronto’s fertile underground scene, Swavy set himself apart with his soul-searching, relatable, melodic tempo. Beloved in his city and co-signed by the likes of Drake, Meek Mill, and Popcaan just to name a few, Swavy is ready to achieve his lofty ambitions.
 
Stay tuned for much more from Swavy coming soon.

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MBNel Shares an Uplifting Message from Overseas in “Don’t Say” Video

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Winning fans with his raw honesty and melodic mastery, MBNel plans to rise from the streets of Stockton to the mainstream. Continuing to defy expectations in his upward trajectory from the trenches, MBNel shares “Don’t Say,” his new single and music video. A piano-led anthem with rumbling bass and ethereal vocal samples, “Don’t Say” provides Nel with the opportunity to reflect on how far he’s come, sharing stories from the struggle and contrasting them with his recent success: “Designer clothes for all the times I used to borrow clothes/They tried to set the play, I hit that audible.” In the video, Nel shares dispatches from his global travels–he navigated Amsterdam in a Rolls Royce, and jetted off to the Cayman Island to catch some rays (and some chickens).

His first new song of the New Year, “Don’t Say” arrives on the road to Started In The South, the Stockton, CA native’s next EP. Arriving during a period of sustained growth from Nel, the new EP finds him reflecting on his success and paying homage to the streets that raised him. The “south” in the EP’s title refers to its position at the bottom of the map–Nel started at the bottom, but he’s quickly emerging from his circumstances off the strength of his authentic anthems. Featuring an appearance from OTF standout Doodie LoStarted In The South is coming soon via Muddy Boyz/EMPIRE.

MBNel ended 2022 on a hot streak, releasing songs like the devastating ballad “Fadeaway,” dedicated to the memory of a fan who recently passed away, and Toxic,” a relationship drama and duet with the rising singer Haben. Born and raised in Stockton, a city in Central Cali with a busy rap scene, MBNel built a reputation on the West Coast for his combination of hummable melodies and relatable trench tales. The 25-year-old artist has a loyal following who respond to his naked authenticity, a quality on display on his 2021 project No Hard Feelings. In the wake of last year’s success, Nel is challenging himself artistically, pushing the boundaries of his sound as he continues to express his truth.

Stay tuned for more from MBNel.

Watch “Don’t Say” here!

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SleazyWorld Go Returns With Heater “Robbers & Villains”

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2023 is set to be a landmark year for Kansas City’s SleazyWorld Go, who was announced by Spotify as an Artist To Watch in 2023, and last week iHeartRadio announced him as nominee for Best New Hip Hop Artist. Today, he continues his winning streak with the release of “Robbers & Villains,” a tight 2-minute heater about expecting the unexpected, growing up in an environment like he did in Grand Rapids, MI, and then later in Kansas City, MO. He pairs hard-hitting bars with sinister humor, making bangers that have real street wisdom behind them — a skill that Sleazy’s already proven to master on last year’s “Sleazy Flow.” In the video for “Robbers & Villains,” Sleazy takes it back home to Kansas City and mobs around town with his crew, directed by Jerry Production. 

2022 was a huge year for SleazyWorld Go — “Sleazy Flow,” earned him first a co-sign then feature from Lil Baby, his first #1 on Urban Radio, and his first RIAA certified platinum plaque. While “Sleazy Flow,” set Sleazy up for success, he proved he’s here for the long haul on Where The Shooters Be. WTSB has star studded features like Lil Baby, G Herbo, Offset, Rich The Kid, and more, but it also boasts 20 tracks that showcase Sleazy’s versatility. There are hard hitting rap bangers like “Free YSL,” songs for the ladies like “Different,” and he gets sentimental about his success and how far he’s come on “Public Housing.” 

SleazyWorld Go’s rise to stardom began in 2019, following a personal transformation behind bars. The artist whose mom moved his family from Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Kansas City, Missouri, searching for a better life, wanted to move in a positive direction. Music was his method. He began parsing a dynamic range of songs on social media and cultivating a fanbase. Ahead of all that 2023 has in store for him, Sleazy asserts, “I want to keep breaking barriers and doing what hasn’t been done.”

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