GRAMMY® Award Winning Producer / Rapper, and SossHouse CEO, Pi’erre Bourne rewards his fans with the official release of “IG,” his first new song of 2023. First emerging as a snippet in 2021, “IG” is spoken about in hushed tones in rap fan circles, beloved for its all-encompassing atmosphere, combining thick synth pads with twinkling melodies and subsonic percussion.
Bourne cuts through his own production with taffy-like melodies, cheekily musing about his tendency to spot clout-chasing social media models wherever he goes. Now available on all platforms, “IG” is an outstanding addition to Pi’erre Bourne’s catalog of playalistic trap odysseys.
“IG” is the latest salvo in what’s shaping up to be a busy year for the SossHouse Founder and CEO. In April, Pi’erre Bourne prepares to make his desert debut at Coachella 2023. Last month, Pi’erre shared the new video for “DJ In The Car,” danceable highlight from his 2022 album Good Movie, available now HERE. The South Carolina-born artist is hard at work on the follow-up to Good Movie, dropping later this year.
The prolific Pi’erre Bourne had a busy 2022, highlighted by two full-length projects: Good Movie and Space Age Pimpin. A versatile effort released in the late summer, Good Movie demonstrates Pi’erre’s evolution as a producer and songwriter, home to highlights like “Moving Too Fast” ft. Young Nudy, the mutating situationship anthem “Love Drill,” and the percolating “Psane” ft. Don Toliver. Good Movie is available everywhere via SossHouse/Interscope Records. Released earlier in 2022, Space Age Pimpin is a collaborative project with legendary artist Juicy J. The project received critical acclaim from Pitchfork, The Fader, Stereogum, Complex, Hypebeast, UPROXX, Paste Magazine, and many more. Listen HERE.
Pi’erre Bourne has established himself as one of rap’s most inventive producers, and he flashed his behind-the-boards prowess in 2022 with his production on EA Monster, the critically acclaimed album by Young Nudy. As well as crafting beats for the likes of Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, and many others over hte years, he also dropped acclaimed solo projects The Life of Pi’erre 4 and The Life of Pi’erre 5, which was hailed as one of the “Best Albums of 2021” by NPR, Complex, Rolling Stone, and XXL. Pi’erre is the founder and CEO of his own SossHouse imprint – home to artists like Chavo and Sharc.
Stay tuned for much, much more from the superstar polymath as 2023 moves along, including his first-ever performance at Coachella. Pi’erre will kick off Coachella with a concert at The Novo in Downtown LA on Thursday, April 13th.
Twin Hector Drops “Special”
Platinum-selling recording artist Twin Hector releases the intoxicating and alluringly disruptive new music video for his single “Special”. Striking a perfect balance between decadent R&B soundscapes and addictive pop melodies, Twin Hector will push you over the edge with his sensual sonic daydream. Written about a divine union, “Special” is an all-enthralling love song about a deeply passionate connection.
Directed by Ben Tyler / Left Hand Films and Tai’Yon Hector himself, the visual for “Special” was inspired by R&B legend D’Angelo and captures Twin Hector in an intimate, black and bronzed aesthetic.Twin Hector takes his time, drenching you in a seductive wonderland of pulsating beats and heavenly vocals as he muses over his soulmate. “There ain’t nobody I’d choose over you.”
Watch Twin Hector’s video for “Special” for a sweltering, sultry experience that will leave your racing.
MICHAL MICHAL WANTS YOU TO ‘KNOW ME BETTER’ ON FRESH SINGLE FEATURING JAYD
So nice, you can’t help but spin it twice. Michal Michal kept his foot on the gas with his latest love-torn offering, “KNOW ME BETTER,” on Dec. 1. Featuring JayD and production from SK THE PLUG, the new single, which is Michal’s second release this month, is yet another head-turning effort that demands more than a first listen. Layered with woozy 808s, fleeting vocals and unbridled personality, ”KNOW ME BETTER” is packed with a barrage of Michal’s raspy flairs – a distinct hallmark of his sound. Continuing to embody his youthful aura, Michal ultimately has his sights set on searching for “the one” with “KNOW ME BETTER,” as JayD’s mesmerizing hook expertly plays into the sample-clad cut. “After all these years that we’ve been together, I thought you would know me better,” it hypnotically drones, Stringing together strong performances all year, following the success of his previous track “DON’T BLAME THE KIDS” and Summer’s End, which is now his top track on Spotify and Apple Music, it’s better to know of Michal Michal before he takes off.
Check it out here!
Emerging Alt Hip-Hop Star Kembe X Shares New Song “Rolling Stoned”
Isaiah Rashad joins Windy City wordsmith Kembe X for his Hippie Sabotage produced cut “Rolling Stoned.” A thought-provoking masterpiece that cleverly disguises its depth with wordplay and ethereal Alternative Hip-Hop instrumentation, “Rolling Stoned” invites listeners to embark on a journey of hidden meanings and insights. Serving as yet another teaser to the Top Dawg Entertainment affiliate’s forthcoming ‘Sleep Paralysis’ project, it may initially appear as brash rap but the record unfurls into a profound exploration of personal growth, dreams, and self-discovery.
“When we made this song in September 2021 it felt like a reunion and an opportunity to show Hippie Sabotage, I’m not the same person who moved from Chicago to LA and crashed on their couch. It was a chance to demonstrate my newfound confidence in my creative abilities and a willingness to adopt a fresh approach to music. It’s not a reinvention of my artistry, but a shedding of old skin and a dreamy exploration of a new version of myself, deeply connected to my psychedelic discoveries,” shares the Chicago native in a press statement when asked about his “Pole Vaulting” follow-up.
Known for his work with artists such as REASON, Guapdad4000, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul, Kembe X stands as a beacon of innovation in a musical landscape often mired in conformity. His music, with over 10M+ UGC views on TikTok and 5M+ views on YouTube, has ignited a cultural wave, resonating across platforms. Accumulating a staggering 30M+ Spotify streams, Kembe X’s tracks encapsulate the essence of his artistry.
Beyond mere numbers, Kembe X’s compositions, from the introspective depths of “Voices” and “Cozy Forever” to the bluesy contemplation of “Body Language” and “Anyway,” paint a poignant picture of battling depression, touching hearts and minds. His magnetic stage presence has left an indelible mark, from headlining the Hippie Sabotage Tour in 2016 to sharing the stage in the ScHoolboy Q CrasHtalk Tour in 2019, not to mention legendary performances at Rolling Loud Miami from 2014 to 2017 and Rolling Loud Los Angeles 2017, solidifying his status as a festival favorite.
Stream Kembe X’s “Rolling Stoned” on your DSP of choice via BMR / The Orchard and watch his live performance recap of “Pole Vaulting” at Red Rocks.