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Morray Recruits Cordae for “Still Here” Video

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Using his church-trained voice, melodic mastery, and incisive pen, Morray speaks for those going through the struggle. Teaming up with Cordae for his latest soulful single, Morray shares Still Here,” a new anthem for strivers and survivors. The new song finds common ground between the two Grammy-nominated artists, layering soulful piano and twanging guitars over crisp East Coast percussion. Morray opens the song with a emotional hook about his attempts to find liberation while still playing in the rap game, and Cordae follows with a thoughtful and penitent verse about his upbringing and his desire to keep it real: “Oh Lord, Oh Lord I heard you/Found myself and I’m searchin’/We been sinnin’ but won’t do it on purpose,” says Cordae. The Fayetteville, NC native follows up the Raleigh, NC native with a verse of his own, as he speaks on the stressful life of an artist on the move.

The video for “Still Here” finds both rappers in Atlanta, as they illustrate the highs and lows of neighborhood living. During Cordae’s verse, he rhymes from a kitchen that is alternately frozen and aflame, while Morray draws a line between historical and modern forms of racism, connecting past slavery with modern police brutality. Though the video covers heavy topics, it is never grim, as both rappers rejoice in the company of those who share similar experiences and resolve to keep on keeping on. “Still Here” is Morray’s first new single of 2022, and follows the breathlessly intense “Never Fail” ft. Benny The Butcher, which debuted in November and drew coverage in The New York TimesComplexThe FADERXXL, and many more

One of the biggest breakout stars in hip-hop in 2021, Morray is currently basking in the glow of his GRAMMY nominations for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance, each honoring him for his involvement in J. Cole’s “m y l i f e” (also featuring 21 Savage). The two GRAMMY nominations are the culmination of a meteoric rise that started with “Quicksand,” a GOLD-certified hit released in late 2020 that reached the Billboard Hot 100, racking up over 200 million streams in the process. The commercial and critical success of “Quicksand” and its follow-up singles turned heads around the industry, garnering the Pick Six Records/Interscope artist a position on the coveted XXL Freshman list for 2021 and “one to watch” designations from ComplexBillboardSPINPigeons & Planes, and many more. Recently, Morray earned Best New Artist nominations at both the BET Hip-Hop Awards and the Soul Train Awards.

In April 2021, Morray released his critically acclaimed debut album Street SermonsDebuting at  #41 on the Billboard 200 and propelling Morray to #1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chartStreet Sermons taps into the spiritual uplift and church-trained singing that makes Morray’s brand of hip-hop so unique, taking unflinching looks at the Fayetteville native’s youthful struggles and indiscretions and examining his motivations to succeed. Complex ranked Street Sermons at #10 on their list of Best Albums of 2021 So Far. In July, Morray revisited one of the tape’s highlights Trenches,” recruiting Polo G to add a verse for “Trenches” (Remix).

Street Sermons was just the beginning for Morray, who’s leveling up in every sense of the word. Morray joined his “m y l i f e” collaborator J. Cole on “The Off-Season Tour,” rocking sold-out crowd in a series of stadium dates. This summer, Morray performed “Quicksand” on JImmy Kimmel Live, and was highlighted by Rolling Stone as the “Best Debut” performer at Rolling Loud Festival in Miami.

With the follow-up to Street Sermons on the way, Morray is out to prove that he has the stuff to be a staple at the top of the rap game for many years to come. For an artist with Morray’s talent, the sky is the limit. Stay tuned for much more from Morray as 2022 moves along.

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Doodie Lo & Kodak Black Star in “ISTG Pt. 2” Video

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Doodie Lo commands tracks with his easygoing rasp and take-no-prisoners persona. Continuing a breakout year for the Kankakee, IL native, Doodie Lo shares ISTG Pt. 2,” a new collaboration with Kodak Black. The new releases remixes “ISTG,” a buzzing single released by Doodie Lo earlier this year. “ISTG Pt. 2” revels in the electric chemistry between the two rappers, as Kodak complements Doodie’s brashly confrontational verse with an impish one of his own: “It’s all good ’til it’s all bad/That n**** all cap, can’t wait to get up with his soft ass,” snarls Kodak. Directed by Jerry Production, the video for “ISTG Pt. 2” finds the dynamic duo mobbing with a crew at a private hangar, where they sip their favorite beverages before hopping on a jet.

“ISTG Pt. 2” is the latest salvo in a busy year for Doodie Lo, following recent singles like “Back Bone,” “FACE,” and the Icewear Vezzo-assisted “Melrose,” as the artist looks to make his mark with his street anthems. Last year, Doodie Lo made an impact with Big Doodie Lo, the artist’s debut full-length project. The mixtape is home to “Me & Doodie Lo,” an energetic collab between King Von and Doodie that originally appeared on OTF’s Loyal Bros compilation (and racked up over 13.8 million YouTube views), in which the legendary O-Block native gives Mr. Kankakee an enthusiastic co-sign. Over the past year, Doodie Lo has considerably grown his profile, gaining tens of thousands of YouTube subscribers and Spotify Monthly Listeners, and collaborating with heavy hitters like MoneybaggYoPoohShiestyBIG30, and more.

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KING EJ SHARES NEW SINGLES – “THE INTRO” & “BANDITS & BANDAGES”

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Jacksonville native artist and songwriter King EJ shares two new singles, “The Intro” and “Bandits & Bandages.” The two singles are his introduction as he captures and shares a lot of what he has dealt with and showcases the range of what’s to come. Both tracks are produced by Jevon Hill & Stanley Black of Co-Captains (Chris Brown, Mario, Nelly) with “Bandits & Bandages” also being produced by TJ Da Beatman (R. City, Kevin Gates, O). King EJ’s music can be described as R&B and Hip hop as he meshes both genres to come through with his own vibe.

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Lil Pump Goes R&B with Ty Dolla $ign for New Single & Visual, “She Know”

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Lil Pump continues to heat up the music game with his latest single and visual, “She Know” ft. heavy-hitter, Ty Dolla $ign. This unorthodox single shows Pump in a new light, as he joins Ty Dolla $ign to bring a sultry R&B sound. Sensuality exudes from the melodies, giving women a seductive soundtrack for the winter months. In the video, directed by City James (½ of madebyJAMES), voluptuous dancers are shot in a dark, artistic setting putting their sexiest moves onto the two powerhouse artists. This track allows Pump to show his versatility and growth within his overall sound, while engaging not only his loyal fan base, but also the ears of fellow R&B music lovers.

She Know” is the latest single off Pump’s “LP2” album, in partnership with SoundCloud, slated to be released in 2023. It follows the release of a slew of high-energy records including – “All The Sudden,” “Mosh Pit,” “1st Off,” “I’m Back,” and “Splurgin.”

You can pre-save “LP2”, and continue to play Pump’s “Mosh Pit Madness” video game and Presave “LP2” and play “Mosh Pit Madness” at: www.whereispump.com.

Also, in lieu of this record, Pump has launched a ‘stripper name generator’ device on his website, where fans can generate their fictional stripper name. Create your name at: whereispump.com/lil-pump-slot-machine-dev/

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