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Smoko Ono Takes Over London With Yxng Bane, Chance The Rapper, and Joey Purp for the “Winners” Video

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An essential producer behind present day Chicago hip hop, Smoko Ono has the ability to intertwine his city’s traditional sounds with those of the future. With the help of Yxng BaneChance The Rapper, and Joey Purp, Smoko Ono shares the new visual for “Winners.” The song has a true dancehall feel to it, bolstered by smooth, Afrobeats-inspired drum patterns and bouncing synths providing the ideal canvas for the two Chitown heroes to deliver their verses. Crossing the Atlantic ocean to London with his Chitown crew, Smoko and the dudes post up with Yxng Bane on his home turf, moving around the city, and hanging out the side of their van. Through incorporating elements like a fish-eye lens, the video creates the feeling of watching a vlog about Smoko and his friends while they do some light shopping and dig in on a prominent restaurant city. Making sure to stop by KISS FM UK to promote their new single, the four artists bring their short trip to a halt by finding some time to participate in London’s nightlife. 

The video for “Winners” arrives as the song continues to make waves in the streaming world. Currently, “Winners” sits at #1 on Apple Music’s The New Chicago playlist, has received over 1.5 million streams on Spotify to date, and has been recognized by high profile publications including BillboardComplex, and Pitchfork. “Winners” is Smoko Ono’s second star-studded new single of the year, following You Are” ft. Corinne Bailey Rae &UMI, which released in May. A song about loving someone with the totality of your being, “You Are” is drenched in reverb, offering ringing guitars–played by multi-Platinum artist Daniel Caesar–and sumptuous bass perfectly suited for headphone listening. “You Are” earned praise from BillboardUPROXXEarmilk, and more. Both featuring cover art from Nikko Washington“Winners” and “You Are” are available to stream via Payday Records, and will both appear on Smoko’s upcoming debut solo album, due to release in Q1 2022.

A frequent collaborator with the likes of Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa, Smoko Ono has a sterling reputation in Chicago and beyond for his production prowess. He’s produced tracks featuring some of music’s biggest stars, including Kanye West, DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Ty Dolla $ign, Cordae, and many more. Earlier this year, Smoko produced “All Pride Aside,” a song by Shelley fka DRAM featuring Summer Walker. The prolific producer is hard at work on his star-studded upcoming album, which will be his first album since the critically acclaimed Very Slighta collaborative project with Chicago rapper KAMI that generated over 12 million streams across platforms.

Stay tuned for much more from Smoko Ono in the rest of the year. Watch “Winners” ft. Yxng Bane, Chance The Rapper & Joey Purp here!

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[New Music] Young Tmo – TONIGHT

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Houston, TX native artist Young Tmo, born Tony Morris, is ready to take over the airwaves with his compelling and original content. He recently released his new single entitled “Tonight” — and the response has been organic and authentic since its initial release. Having a passion for music since the age of 8, Young Tmo’s dedication definitely reflects in his music. 

With goals to spread influence across the globe through his artistry, Young Tmo is continuously ready to create music from a genuine space. Garnering a very special and organic Fanbase, Young Tmo can definitely be projected as the next best thing out of Houston, TX. Listen to his new single to hear why. Stream “Tonight” below:

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Premiere: Shanyia Releases Debut Video “Slide”

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Rising as one of Baltimore, Maryland’s most quintessential musical artists, singer/rapper/songwriter Shanyia, proves to be the most versatile lyrical sweetheart we know. With rhythms and movements that shake any crowd, blended with her soft tones and hard-hitting beats, Shanyia creates the perfect vibe. At just 19-years-old, she effortlessly exudes a luxury lifestyle in the midst of a soaring music career.

Today, she releases her highly-anticipated debut single/video titled “Slide,” exclusively premiered with us. She teamed up with Hip-Hop producer extraordinaire, Swiftbangaz (Fredo Bang, Migos, Lil Yachty, Rick Ross, Miguel) to create an up-tempo hit that will have anyone, and everyone “sliding” and shaking the dancefloor.

Inspired by some of Hip-Hop’s greatest of today ie: Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Lil Baby, NBA Youngboy — Shanyia’s music provides a young, fresh perspective. Matched with undeniable production and set to be released through ‘Top of Tha World Entertainment / Asylum Records’, Shanyia’s first release will not only set the vibe, but it will become THE vibe.

As for the visual, it was directed by famed music video and commercial director, Caleb Seales, whose credits include: J. Cole, Kanye West, 2 Chainz, BET, and TVone. The music video provides for a stimulating, highly fast-paced ride with Shanyia, who we find swerving through the midnight hour — and we can’t help but slide into action alongside her in this heavy-hitting, uniquely cut visual.

So get familiar and press play on “Slide” below, and be sure to stream the official audio on DSP of choice.

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Chi Unleashes “All 4 Me” Visual

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Chi is the R&B prince of Vancouver. He is known as one of the best upcoming acts in his space in Canada. The sultry visual shows Chi in 4K singing while a beautiful woman cleans up his home. The Canadian singer is seen in a club while women dance in a manner he wants all for himself. Although he is not American, it is clear that he is also a fan of gentlemen’s clubs. Anthony Grosso produced the Snap Sinatra-directed visual. The photographer’s direction from Justin Filippone paints a clear picture of the scene.

Chi has a voice that women usually fall over. His high pitch helps create a soft mood and pairs well with his smooth instrumentals. Alexandra NextDoor is easily the star of the show. Her scenes are breathtaking and help the team well alongside Chi. His track “Body/All 4 Me” is a great starting point for anyone who wants to become a fan of the engaging new songwriter. 

Check out the cinematic new visual here today! 

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