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blckfriend Shares New Visual For “Robbery”

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Hailing from New York City, blckfriend infuses the many genres that have influenced him to create a style that is distinctly his own. Prior to signing with Babygrande Records, blckfriend had fully immersed himself in his artistry, weaving hip-hop, rock, punk, and grunge into his sound and style. 

These elements also shine through in his live performances and experimental filmmaking, which have helped him not only accrue an audience on DSPs, but also on socials, where he avidly posts freestyles to keep his fans engaged. blckfriend wants to push boundaries as an artist, and his pursuit to master the electric guitar is just one of the many enticing elements of his live shows and recorded music.

Now, with his official debut single “Robbery,” blckfriend embarks on his journey as a multifaceted artist and guitarist with an unparalleled work ethic. With a psychedelic drunkenness to it, “Robbery” serves as an exciting debut for blckfriend. 

He has the uncanny ability of combining clever wordplay with off-kilter harmonies and rhythms, dissecting a beat while also delivering catchy flows. His talent truly shines midway through the song, where he plays an original guitar solo over the beat’s somber piano melody; he layers the solo with crooning vocals that evoke a sense of self-inflicted instability and befuddled thought. 

What’s more, his visual presence mirrors his commanding grip on the mic.

The music video for “Robbery” aptly depicts the same talent and mystery that the track conveys. Directed by Jack Rottier, who is best known for shooting a handful of Yeat’s best performing music videos, the visual takes viewers to an urban landscape where villains and thieves move through the night. 

In tandem with blckfriend’s eclectic persona, the video engages yet leaves plenty of unanswered questions. It’s a powerful debut that shows huge promise for blckfriend going forward.

 “It is rare to find an artist with multi-faceted talents like blckfriend. When you see an artist live and he raps, sings and plays the guitar it’s something special,” says Babygrande Founder Chuck Wilson. 

Watch the music video “Robbery” now!

Directed & Edited by: Jack Rottier

Production Company: HONEST Productions 

DP: Jake Johnston

AC: Isabel Mazzolini

Gaffer: Cedric Letsch

Still Photography: Stephen Dransfield

Track Produced by: JustDan

more info on blckfriend, please visit: https://linktr.ee/blckfriend  

ABOUT BABYGRANDE RECORDS:

Babygrande is an American independent record label and creative collective comprised of musicians, filmmakers, photographers, painters and writers. Founded in 2001 by Chuck Wilson, former Director of A&R at Priority Records/EMI, Babygrande has emerged as one of the premier independent labels operating today. Babygrande has a catalog of over 3000 albums, music videos, and online content that includes Hip-Hop, EDM, indie rock and everything in between. Babygrande has helped launch the careers of new artists and has nurtured the careers of seasoned veterans. As it heads towards its 25th Anniversary, Babygrande continues to focus on quality music and working with artists whose work ethic, craftsmanship, talent and sounds are superior. 

For more info on Babygrande Records, please visit: https://linktr.ee/babygrande

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Dende & Deante’ Hitchcock Team Up in “Georgia” for New Single

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Houston-based recording artist Dende rides down to “Georgia” with Platinum rapper Deante’ Hitchcock on his newest single. The TX-bred R&B singer showcases his tantalizing ability to seamlessly blend his lyrical skills with his soothing voice. The romantic ballad is Dende’s take on modern-day romanticism while staying true to who he is at his core. The self-proclaimed anime nerd continues to captivate his fan base by creating catchy hooks that boost his music’s replayability. 

“Georgia” is not Dende’s first collaboration with the Dreamville affiliate. Supporters of Dende & Deante’ alike have been begging the two young talents to reconnect musically since “Neck Up” featuring Bairi. Dende’s interesting life path and sense of humor have helped him cultivate a family-style fan base that isn’t afraid to be themselves. Although most R&B acts depend on their mystique, Dende’s vulnerability has helped him become one of the most relatable new upcoming acts in the underground space.

Inspired by indie legends like Chance The Rapper, Dende is excited to build upon the recent momentum of his impressive 2022. The silky-voiced crooner is gearing up for the release of his new EP, Before We Crash, set to arrive soon. Fans of artists like SminoLucky Daye, and Saba will gladly welcome Dende into their playlists.

For now, press play on “Georgia” featuring Platinum-MC Deante’ Hitchcock!

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Key Glock Announces 2023 “Glockoma Tour,”

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One of the most exciting faces in hip-hop today, Key Glock announces he will embark on his 2023 US tour this upcoming spring – SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation Presents: Key Glock – Glockoma Tour – with support from fellow Memphis native Big Scarr. Produced by Live Nation, the 31-date run kicks off on March 5th at Atlanta’s Coca-Cola Roxy making stops in Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, and more before wrapping up in Nashville, TN at Marathon Music Works on April 28th

Key Glock will be performing songs from his catalog, including PRE5L, the 5-song EP he released on November 17th, 2022. Glock’s last solo headlining tour, YellowTape 2022, sold over 35,000 tickets across intimate venues. His upcoming Key Glock – Glockoma Tour promises even more hits, with the addition of Big Scarr, an XXL Freshman and rising signee from Gucci Mane’s The New 1017 label.

TICKETS:  Tickets go on sale starting Friday, December 9 at 10am local time on keyglock.com

Stream PRE5Lhttps://music.empi.re/pre5l

Watch “Jigsaw”: https://youtu.be/iZRlepKGpOk

TICKETS:  Tickets go on sale starting Friday, December 9 at 10am local time on keyglock.com

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Slime Releases New Project ‘Love Me Or Don’t’ Ft. Young Thug, Toosie and more

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YSL’s own BSlime releases a new project Love Me Or Don’t. The 15-track effort serves as a re-introduction to the burgeoning Atlanta rapper, made up of a diverse selection of well-composed tracks. The project features standout track “Whippin’ It” featuring Young Stoner Life Records patriarch and BSlime’s own uncle Young Thug, which is accompanied by a dynamic and futuristic visual. The tape also houses appearances from Toosie and more.

With Love Me Or Don’t BSlime showcases his melodic ability and skillful flows, giving listeners a whole new perspective on his music. The goal with the project is for fans to unstestand his authenticity. As he establishes himself as an artist, BSlime isn’t here to prove himself to anyone, but rather to simply be himself. About the project, he says “I’m not making music or going through life to “people please”. I’ll never be able to satisfy everyone. People will either love me or not regardless of what I drop and this is the inspiration behind the title.”

Love Me Or Don’t is the latest full length offering from BSlime,which is a direct follow up to his recently released single “Baguette” ft. Persona Jackson. BSlime is coming off of a monumental 2021, which included his features on Young Stoner Life’s #1 Billboard compilation album Slime Language 2 with “Really Be Slime” alongside YNW Melly and FN DaDealer and Young Thug’s acclaimed Punk, with “Peepin out The Window” with Future. Now, BSlime is ready to further establish himself as next up out of Young Stoner Life Records and carve out his own lane as one to watch out of Atlanta.

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