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MIA GLADSTONE Tells The Truth About “Social Media” in New Video Single

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Stepping away from the dance inspired sounds of her previous singles, MIA GLADSTONE keeps refusing easy labels. Continuing a run of songs that comment upon our age of fractured and impersonal communication, Mia shares SOCIAL MEDIA,” her new video single, out now. Produced by Mia herself, “SOCIAL MEDIA” bursts with sonic invention. The song doesn’t start so much as it buffers, as Mia renders the constant pressure she feels to post and interact with strangers with staccato Rhodes chords and clattering door knocks, before it resolves into a looping groove, with subsonic bass, cross-stick percussion, and perfectly placed horn salvos. Mia alternates between sighing croons and clipped rhymes, as she directly addresses the way social media companies profit off making people feel bad about themselves: “F*ck Instagram/F*ck Twitter/don’t tell me what to post you’re bitter/I’m a human, with emotions/Won’t you let me flyyy.” Guest rapper Trent The HOOLiGAN adds his own perspective, decrying the superficiality of online life and urging listeners to look up from their phone screens.

“SOCIAL MEDIA” arrives with a video that provides a glimpse into the world of the internet from Mia’s perspective. Mia spends much of the video trapped in a velvet-lined room, similar to a cushioned room in a mental hospital–it has a cute aesthetic, but it is still a prison. Mia becomes fascinated with a viral video of a pet pig, contrasting the images of the adorable creature with shots of the supermarket where many of its relatives might have ended up. Trent The HOOLiGAN acts as an anchor, delivering a sermon from a news desk as his appearance shifts back and forth. Directed by William Alan Harris, the video uses glitchy effects and digital animations reminiscent of early-Windows screensavers, continuing Mia’s exploration of internet unreality.

“SOCIAL MEDIA” is an apt follow-up to TALKING ONLINE” ft.Belis, an invigorating and lush single with a music video that takes an unflinching look at the horror of modern communication culture. Released last month, “TALKING ONLINE” earned praise from FLAUNT, who called it “a brilliant satirical dig at the limitations media places on the human psyche” and hailed MIA GLADSTONE as a “DGAF media icon.” “SOCIAL MEDIA,” “TALKING ONLINE,” and recent single  “EMPATHY, a collaboration with Matt Martians, will appear on LOOPYMia’s forthcoming third EP, coming soon.

MIA GLADSTONE started her rise in late 2019, releasing her GROW EP, which quickly established her as an artist to watch. GROW received praise from PAPER Mag and more, and set the table for her 2020 sophomore effort CYCLE/S. Garnering millions of streams in her young career, Mia built a reputation for making music that challenges conventional thinking. “I [want] to share my open outlook with the world and empower other people to rid themselves of their judgments and lead with love,” she told PAPER.

MIA continues to lead with love on LOOPYher next EP. Featuring a collaboration with Teezo Touchdown and produced entirely by Mia herself, LOOPY arrives on October 14th via PINK BOX STUDIOS.

Watch “SOCIAL MEDIA” ft. Trent The HOOLiGAN!

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FTL Jaii & Ezri Share “Kim K”

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FTL (“From the Land”) Jaii releases self-made success story on his witty rap anthem “Kim K” featuring fellow Cleveland-native and rap powerhouse Ezri. Produced by Loko La’Flare, “Kim K” is chalk full of silky, luxurious piano beats and melodic percussion. FTL Jaii rises above the track as an empowered rap force to be reckoned with at the young age of only sixteen

Directed by Joni Spielberg, the music video for “Kim K ” follows FTL Jaii and Ezri as they deliver an explosive performance in dark alleyways and graffiti-stroked stairwells. It’s a hard-hitting single that discusses the recognition of greatness in oneself. FTL Jaii writes, “They keep on sayin’ I’m chosen/ I tell them I know it.” The hook of the song is a pop culture reference to Kanye and Kim as FTL Jaii says, Like Ye bro can’t go without his K like Kim.” “Kim K” is a modern, prolific, celebration of the self as FTL Jaii and Ezri emerge with a power-punching new rap single. 

FTL Jaii is a sixteen year old rap artist from Cleveland, Ohio. He has been acclaimed byTalk of the Landand won Rookie of the Year inHot Music Cleveland in 2021. His latest single “Kim K” will be featured on his EP Hottest Youngin this November.

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Boss Hog Law Shares “Rose’s”

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Checkout Boss Hog Law’s new single “Rose’s” everyone deserves their 🌹🌹Rose’s one way or another. Boss Hog Law the artist has a dope clothing brand. Go checkout Boss Hog Law apparel shop now they have what you need. Check “Rose’s” out on all digital streaming platforms. 

Twitter: @Bosshoglaw (https://twitter.com/Bosshoglaw)

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OT7 QUANNY DROPS NEWEST SINGLE “DAME LILLARD”

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Straight out of Philly, Ot7 Quanny is on the brink of becoming one of the most popular acts out. His newest record, “Dame Lillard” looks like it will be the perfect song going into the Fall and especially the NBA season. The PYRO-25-produced banger shows Quanny’s knack for switching it up. His edgy bars, “Pull up for the 3 crunch time sh*t like Dame Lillard” is the perfect bar to describe Quanny’s urge to close out the 4th quarter strong.

 As Philly becomes one city to catch a small wave, it is obvious Ot7 Quanny is one of the city’s best up and coming acts. The North Philly rapper is eager to put on for his section of the city. This is a fire follow-up to his hit singles “Dog Talk” & “Trapped Out featuring Sleazywold Go.” 

Ot7 has seen a lot of motion in the last year especially with the help of fans on Tik Tok.Fans can’t get enough of his unconventional sound.Not only is his latest track fire, the visuals always meet the expectations.

Press play for his newest banger, “Dame Lillard!”

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