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Detroit lyricist Courtney Bell returns with new single + video “Introspection”

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Courtney Bell, the lyrical Detroit rapper endorsed citywide, has returned with renewed sense of purpose, perspective, and vision on his latest single & video “Introspection”. After taking a brief hiatus from making music to focus on his mental health, community, & spiritual journey, Courtney lets listeners into the most intimate corners of his mind detailing the deep learning that occurred during his break and the extensive demons he fights on the daily. Over a subtle sample, jazzy drums, and waining keys, “Introspection” is a slow-burning confessional coupled with a lyrical exercise, showing the sheer ability & transparency that makes Courtney such a unique entity in today’s hip-hop landscape. The song encompasses the harrowing year Courtney Bell has had after tragically losing 13 people in his life to COVID, fiercely battling addiction, and even briefly losing his drive to make music. The visual for the track shows Courtney bouncing up-and-down the halls of a hospital draped in a medical gown, preaching about all of the heavy thoughts that occupy his brain and detailing the deep layers of his distinctive perspective. After taking time to find peace and figure out his own path, Courtney Bell is back and better than ever and ready to show the world he’s an MC like no other with “Introspection”.

Courtney Bell seeks to lessen the dissonance between trap and conscious rap. In 2020, he released his Poverty Strickenalbum featuring DCMBR, Janae Lynn, and TDE signee, Reason, who appeared on the Justice League-produced single, “Garments”. In the past, Courtney Bell has opened up for notable hip-hop acts such as BoogieEric Bellinger, and Dave East. Unafraid to use his platform to speak up, Courtney Bell often unapologetically expresses his frustrations against injustices committed against the Black community as heard in the Boogie assisted “Lion’s Den,” and open letter, “Dear Rap Negus.” He followed this up with a string of singles in 2021 including the Icewear Vezzo assisted “Deebo” & “Crime Pays” featuring bubbling rapper Allstar Jr. Now, after taking a brief hiatus to reevaluate his priorities, perspective, and position in the game, Courtney Bell is prepared to establish himself in the upper echelon of hip-hop today.

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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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