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JLShotThat is the Eye Behind Some of the Best Rappers in New York Hip-Hop

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When you think of the titans of New York rap, some of the first people that come to mind are easily the late great Pop Smoke, Fivio Foreign, and Lil Tjay. 

Hollis, Queens native JLShotThat (real name Jeremi Lam) has shot music videos some of the best and most influential tracks from each of them including Pop Smoke’s “Dior,” Fivio Foreign’s “Big Drip,” and Lil Tjay’s “Zoo York” featuring Pop and Fivio.

However, this success didn’t come overnight. JLShotThat began his career five years ago at one of the lowest times in his life.

“Ultimately I knew I had to make a change in my life and I knew I had a talent. My mother was struggling at the point and my back was against the wall,” JL stated. 

JLShotThat had also recently the victim of a home invasion, leaving him with no camera to shoot with. However, it was after a photo shoot that he did with a friend’s brand that things began to turn around.

“From there he offered to go partners with me and bought me my Sony A7sii and I never turned back from there,” JLShotThat said.

Since the releases of his collaborations with the titans of new york, JLShotThat’s hometown has become not only a sought-after director but a source of pride for his community.

“The response has been overwhelming honestly! Humbling to say the least. . . People in my hometown treat me like a celebrity, and I don’t feel like one. I’ve been told I am highly requested in the industry of new young directors and videographers. I am just blessed to be here,” JLShotThat explained.

Check out JLShotThat’s work on his Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

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Poiison & Styles P Drops New Collaboration “Big Boys”

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The LOX’s Styles P joins Poiison in the Boss Life Music Group presented music video for “Big Boys.” Serving as the commercial follow up to 2023’s “I Can’t Fall In Love” with Sha Money XL, which has already organically earned 100K+ streams since it’s debut in October, the Hip-Hop vocalist/songwriter finds herself trading bars with the decorated D-Block diplomat and fellow New York native about navigating romantic relationships without proper male guidance.

Hailing from Queens, Poiison passionately channels her life experiences into music, infusing pop and soul melodies with profound lyrical skill. Inspired by diverse artists like Madonna, Sade, Rick James, Lil Wayne, and Travis Scott she maintains a unique sound that captivates listeners; making their hearts and bodies move. As a multi-talented creative, Poiison actively oversees the details of her visuals, taking on the role of director to authentically deliver her perspective to the world with a fun and magnanimous spirit.

Her star quality and charisma are undeniably evident in her content. Parallel to her imagination, the release of her La Madrina mixtape series echoed creativity while showcasing her interpretation of well known industry records. Poiison’s development has led to performances alongside renowned artists such as 50 Cent, Ciara, and Robin Thicke. Poiison strives to create timeless music that conveys powerful messages rooted in real-life stories.

Press play on the Nimi Hendrix-directed visual for “Big Boys” as well as stream the official audio below via Roc Nation’s indie distribution company Equity.

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Lord Maji Featuring On-N-Off Strapz Shares “Space X”

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Florida rapper Lord Maji teams up with On-N-Off Strapz for his latest visual titled “Space X.” Directed by SoRight Films. Watch the music video below via YouTube or stream the single on any music platform.

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BraveSoull Arrives With An AfroBeats Fusion “Hate Me Now”

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In the colorful and ever-changing world of Afrobeats, a genre-hopping artist emerges with a single that not only captures the essence of the movement but also reinvents it, offering listeners a musical experience that knows no boundaries. BraveSoull and his resonating new release, “Hate Me Now,” brings tradition and innovation together.

Unveiling the Artistry of “Hate Me Now”

Since “Hate Me Now” made its seismic arrival, the effects are still being felt. The record, which is accompanied by a visually stunning music video, has shed new light on the season, infusing the scene with a dynamic blend of Afro rhythms and powerful, trap-inspired sounds that are nothing short of captivating.

BraveSoull, the trailblazing artist behind this amazing audio, is no stranger to the spotlight. His earlier works were defined by an unwavering creative vision, and “Hate Me Now” builds on that tradition with an extra layer of grit and glory. It displays the artist’s artistic development and capacity to both celebrate and transcend the genre he represents.

The Fusion of Past and Present

At its core, “Hate Me Now” is a modern take on Nas’ legendary hit of the same name, a 90s Hip-Hop track that features Puff Daddy which resonated deeply with a generation and is now given fresh life in a universe of Afrobeats by BraveSoull. This blend of past and present is more than just an homage; it is a revamping that pays homage to its origins while boldly venturing into unexplored territory.

In fact, the trendy track’s throbbing tempo, underlined by hard-hitting percussion and complex instrumental layers, sets the setting for BraveSoull’s lyrical talent. His delivery is nothing short of powerful, with words that pierce the air like a hot blade, delivering a message of strength and resistance. The song, which is both powerfully raw and precisely composed, addresses individuals who have been doubted and bruised by life’s storms, resonating with universal themes of empowerment and self-belief.

For a new generation looking for a voice that expresses their struggles and goals, BraveSoull stands up to the plate with a signature sound all of his own. His refusal to compromise, unwavering pursuit of authenticity, and dedication to his craft are evident in every note, making “Hate Me Now” an essential addition to any playlist.

In an age when mass production and commercial formulas frequently eclipse the essence of art, BraveSoull’s solid spirit is a breath of fresh air. His music serves as a reminder that, beyond the layers of production and performance, a song’s heartbeat is its soul, and “Hate Me Now” has plenty of it. For now, get familiar with this trailblazing talent here at 4Sho Magazine! Lastly, let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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