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MULTIPLATINUM RAP STAR LIL TECCA RELEASES NEW SINGLE “HVN ON EARTH” WITH KODAK BLACK 

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Multi-platinum chart-topping artist Lil Tecca has teamed up with Florida heavyweight Kodak Black for a surprise collaboration, “HVN ON EARTH,” out today via Galactic/Republic Records. The release marks the first collaboration between the two East Coast sensations.

Listen to “HVN ON EARTH”: HERE

Produced by Tecca alongside Billboard mainstay BNYX, “HVN ON EARTH” delivers a sonic landscape guaranteed to keep the summer vibes going. The record’s driving bass and addictive vocal chop underline a barrage of punchy and quotable rhymes. The momentum builds towards an anthemic refrain in the prechorus as Tecca admits, “I never had the time to make a way. I only had the time to make a play.” Meanwhile, Kodak Black cuts through the production with his distinctive warbling cadence and hypnotic flows. The two rappers complement each other perfectly, with their distinctive styles blending seamlessly on the track, resulting in an anthem that’s sure to remain in rotation for fans and casual listeners alike.

“HVN ON EARTH” follows the success of “500lbs,” which has already racked up over 15 million streams and counting. On the record, HotNewHipHop immediately proclaimed, “Lil Tecca has another hit on his hands,” and Ratings Game Music raved, “This might be Tecca’s most impressive release to date.”

500lbs“was released on the heels of “Need Me.” Complex hailed it as “The Best New Music This Week,” noting, “Lil Tecca flawlessly infuses his own unique style into the song, transforming ‘Need Me’ into a modern anthem for a new generation.” Garnering recognition from VibeHotNewHipHop, and more, XXL declared it one of “The 13 Best New Hip-Hop Songs This Week.” 

Posting up over 10 billion streams and claiming multiple platinum certifications, Lil Tecca has quietly cemented himself as one of rap’s most vital rising superstars. He first exploded with his platinum-certified mixtape, We Love You Tecca, and his breakout quadruple-platinum single “Ransom. He reeled in acclaim from New York Times, Billboard, HYPEBEAST, Complex, and many others in addition to selling out shows on his first headline run, the We Love You Tecca World Tour. In 2020, his full-length debut album, Virgo World, bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 and yielded two Hot 100 entries—namely “Dolly” with Lil Uzi Vert and “When You Down” feat. Lil Durk with Polo GHotNewHipHop praised it as “a great starting point for the 18-year-old. 2021’s We Love You Tecca 2 notably marked his third Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200. It also landed at #6 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart, making for his third Top 10 debut on the respective chart as well. He launches into his next chapter with more new music coming this year.

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Alex Jean & Darkchild Find A Way With “I Need Faith”

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Sampling Tem’s “Me & U,” Haitian Hip-Hop artist Alex Jean recruits Grammy Award-winning instrumentalist Rodney Jerkins for his latest leak “I Need Faith.” Co-produced by Jack Lawson, the infectious yet inspirational cut finds the Florida native effortlessly rapping the song’s lyrics with his larger than life vocals. The record marks Jean’s addition to Darkchild’s Alienz Alive label and preview of what new found fans can expect going forward.

Born and raised in Orlando with an older sister and their parents, Alex Jean is no stranger to adversity or achievement. Though early on in grade school he was a self described troublemaker, getting into fights and causing mischief, his family eventually moved into a well to do neighborhood where he received a more suitable education. The graduate of Lake Minneola Highschool, credits his father’s musical talents, Michael Jackson, Reggaeton acts like Don Omar and the strong bond with his sibling as the foundation for his forward progression.

Prior to making the decision to be a full time recording artist, Alex thought he was going to be a guitarist but soon realized his voice was ultimately the instrument he’d be using to help influence the world and help people in it find freedom. Last year his “Love Like That” collaboration with Hulvey & Torey D’Shaun reached No. 45 on Billboard’s HCS chart and with new music loaded up he’s poised to make a lasting impact that transcends the status quo.

Stream “I Need Faith” on your DSP of choice below via Alienz Alive and follow Alex Jean on IG | HERE.

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Olumide Releases Hot New Track “New Keys”

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Rick Ross producer Dizzee Beats handles instrumentation for Olumide”s Summer single “New Keys.” What better way to let the streets know you’re officially outside and ready to be seen? Pulling up in head turning transportation. On his timely track “New Keys,” the East Coast emcee takes a break from his more conscious content and catches a vibe played best in the express lane.

Speaking to Medium Creative Agency about his new song, the P.G. County native states: “This that feel good, bass heavy, braggadocious track. Whether you got something to be proud of or just want to stunt, this is that record.”

Olumide grew up in Maryland, where he casually began to make music with his brother as a high school student. His talent blossomed quickly, and soon, it became apparent that he was destined for bigger things. Olumide began performing in front of any audience that would have him, rapidly upgrading to multiple appearances at Baltimore Soundstage. Easily one of the most promising artists to emerge from the DMV, Olumide officially secured his spot sonically with the release of #BeenDope (Mixtape), which currently boasts millions of streams. Solidifying himself on the stage alongside Hip-Hop heavyweights like Curren$y and A Boogie wit da Hoodie as well as in the booth with other local entertainers like WillThaRapper and Ciscero, Olumide is a man on a mission, refining his craft and further developing his impressive lyrical abilities.

Stream “New Keys” on your DSP of choice via PGN Records below.

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Chelsea Pastel Releases New Song “2 Much”

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If sharing the same bill as Rapsody,joining Ebro forApple Music‘s DISCOVERED, catching the attention of HOT 97 as well as iHeartRadio, and being added to TIDAL‘s Hip-Hop: RISING playlist all while consistently releasing quality content wasn’t enough to convince critiques that Cleveland‘s Chelsea Pastel (@chelsea_pastel) is poised to be crowned Rap royalty, her newest release is sure to solidify just that. On “2 Much,” the follow up to “Greener” & “Price Going Up,” the Ohio outlier partners with MajorStage (@MajorStageMusic) to deliver a unique live performance experience that personifies song lyrics “too much talk with no action where I’m from we call it cap.” 

Starting with a powerful intro, “2 Much” explodes into an earthshaking drop, featuring a hook so addictive you’ll be shouting it all day long. Channeling the gritty sound pioneered by acts like Three 6 MafiaA$AP MobFather, and Key!, the song successfully brings nostalgia while putting a fresh twist on the current female rap scene. Recorded in a home studio session amongst friends, the infectious energy of “2 Much” shines through every bar. 

Born and bred in Forest City, Chelsea found her passion for music early on, which led her to enroll in the Cleveland School of Arts. After graduating, Chelsea began to make a name for herself throughout the Midwest and beyond. Her unique sonic style, catchy hooks, and lyrical prowess have earned her the title of Cleveland’s Next Up talent.

Apart from accolades, which include being featured regionally on WKYC and Dirty Glove Bastard as well as national recognition on top-tier entertainment networks like BET, Chelsea is a self-taught instrumentalist who often handles her production, writing, and engineering. Her unique brand of ballads can be best classified as a fusion of Rap and Pop with a touch of Rock accented by old-school flavor.

Stream the Cassius G-produced accompanying audio on your DSP of choice below via MajorStage andstay tuned for the Miguel Ramos-directed live performance visual.

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