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My Favorite Color Searches For A Real Love on “car pack” Double Single

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Effortlessly switching up his style with humor and soul, My Favorite Color never paints with the same hue twice. Serving up an auto-themed double single that tells two sides of a story, the Rostrum Records signee shares “car pack.” The first release of the year by the rising rapper, “car pack” contains two thematically connected, but tonally distinct singles.

“I’d say ‘Pink Lac’ is the dream and ‘Nissan’ is when I finally wake up,” explains My Favorite Color. “I see both songs as the perfect contrast between what you hope this rap sh*t is and what it ACTUALLY is before you get to what you were hoping for. In the life of a rapper, things like love become complicated, to say the least. On ‘Pink Lac,’ I was thinking I needed the glamour and glitz to find love, but it turns out losing those things is exactly what helped love find me. I don’t want anyone loving me for my Pink Lac , if they weren’t loving me for my Nissan. ‘Pink Lac’ is a metaphor for lust while ‘Nissan’ is a metaphor for love. Choose your car wisely cause it’s a long road, regardless.”

Driven by a meandering guitar lick and an ambling drumbeat, “Pink Lac” is a soulful and effortlessly fly anthem. A showcase for My Favorite Color’s inviting falsetto, “Pink Lac” finds the rapper fantasizing about achieving his goals and enjoying a life filled with adoring female fans, jealous male acquaintances, and Cotton Candy-colored coupes. Though the mood is celebratory, MFC allows some melancholy to seep through: “How would I have time for a ho?/I barely have time for my friends.”

The second track, “Nissan,” explores the flip side of the first song’s luxurious fantasy. Ambling along like a beat-up sedan, “Nissan” swells with a gauzy, synth-filled atmosphere. In between his laid back and tuneful hooks, My Favorite Color describes a deep and loving relationship based not on material things, like pink Cadillacs, but on mutual support and the hope for a better future: “Heard it a million times, I know that love is blind/But I’m tryna work it out, you’re like my 9-5.”

“car pack” arrives alongside a music video for “Pink Lac,” expanding My Favorite Color’s already deep catalog of inventive visuals. Directed by Globe, the video for “Pink Lac” ping pongs back in time between My Favorite Color’s childhood and present, as the young rapper fantasizes about what life might be like as a successful rap star. In the fantasy, MFC cruises through the Hollywood Hills to the San Fernando valley in the titular car, reveling in the company of four beautiful women and the jealous looks of his neighbors. By the end of the video, My Favorite Color snaps it back to reality with a humorous twist, showing the hollowness of the feeling he once fantasized about and revealing a crucial life lesson: surround yourself with people who love you for you, not for your things.

Hailing from Pittsburgh and based in L.A., My Favorite Color is constantly evolving. The rapper is known for his inventive music videos, including the recent animated video for “Man Man” ft. Valee, the ’90s sitcom-themed “Mama’s House,” the mannequin-filled “Cut Me In,” and 2021’s “Old News.” The creativity on display in “Old News,” in which the artist portrayed multiple characters a la Eddie Murphy, ranging from a kidnap victim, to a possibly untrained pilot, to a truth-telling stand-up comedian, inspired Pigeons & Planes to name him a Best New Artist in September 2021. The naturally funny rapper recently trended on TikTok with a rant in support of one of his favorite artists, Mac Miller.

Currently hard at work on his next project, an effort that keeps up the experimental spirit even as it properly continues the story he started with his heartfelt 2020 debut album Velma, stay tuned for much more from My Favorite Color.

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Marques Houston Returns To R&B With New Single “Last Drop”

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Marques Houston returns to R&B after a two-year break with the buzzing new single “Last Drop.”

The 42-year-old entertainer is making a strong comeback with his new track from the upcoming album The Best Worst Year Ever. “Last Drop” is a romantic serenade that interpolates Tevin Campbell’s “Can We Talk.”

Houston sings, “I wanna be the one that you call when you’re feeling low / I wanna be the one you can call on, girl, that’s for sure.”

“I wanted to get back to my nostalgic roots by paying homage to one of my favorite songs of all time, ‘Can We Talk’ by Tevin Campbell,” said Houston about making the new track. “I love the way that song makes me feel and the power it has to take me back to a moment of my many crushes as a teen. I wanted to create a rendition of the song and make it today’s generation’s soundtrack for their crushes.”

“Last Drop” was co-written by Houston and Ryan Hirt, with Jeffrey Toney on production. The song’s video pays homage to classic R&B visuals, featuring scenes of Houston dancing and singing in the rain.

“Last Drop” follows the release of “Admit It” in January. Both tracks will be featured on Houston’s upcoming album, due later this year. Additionally, he is expected to announce a headlining tour soon.

His new project follows his 2022 EP, ME: Dark Water, which included collaborations with Ray J and Monteco. With “Last Drop,” Houston aims to reignite the excitement he once stirred as “Batman” of the 1990s boy band Immature, later known as IMx. This new single, released via Phoenix Music Group, marks his return to the music scene.

Stream Marques Houston’s new song “Last Drop” and watch the official video today.

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@uknowflyboi rips up the beat in “Boston Kreme”

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It’s no secret that rappers from Detroit are, honestly, carrying the game right now. Whether it’s inspiring Lil Yachty’s Concrete Boys or just providing the rap game with some of the most original flows around, it’s always a good time when their biggest artists drop new releases. 

One of those artists is Flyboi Rich — one of the city’s top rising artists with tens of thousands of organic listeners on Spotify. His new release, “Boston Kreme,” packs in energy like sardines in a tiny can, showcasing his trademark lyrical dexterity and previewing an exciting drop schedule that he plans to act on this year. 

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Big YBA Show & Prove With ‘Definition Of Living’ Deluxe Album

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Upping the ante, NC representative Big YBA unloads the Deluxe edition of his most recent album the Definition of Living. Featuring five new tracks including “New York,” “For Your Love,” “Rap Assassin,” “Rebellious,” and “Cut ‘Em Off,” which was premiered by way of popular live performance platform Off The Curb, the enhanced body of work accents the original flawlessly.

Three months removed from his “Swag Surfin'” sampling collaboration “Hypnotic” featuring Rich The Kid signee SetitOff83 and the strategic seeding of LP standouts “30, “Rookie, “Lord Forgive Me,” “Venting Session,” “Mercy,” and “DOA,” the now 20 track collection of songs includes a lone guest appearance from GetRichZay while production duties are handled by Jozzex, KH Beatz, Maineestreamm, Prod No Heart, and Trippy XVI.

Raised in Durham, Big YBA is rapidly emerging as one of the most electrifying young artists from the Carolinas. With a brand built on authenticity, his versatility and melodic sound have allowed him to break through the industry release after release. Determined to experience success outside of his hometown, he views his personal and professional growth as motivation for listeners with similar ambitions.

Stream the Definition of Living (Deluxe) via Nu Nation / Vydia as well as watch his Off The Curb performance visual for “Cut ‘Em Off” after the jump.

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