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@Star2Official & Lil Poppa Share “Real Life”

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Entitled “Real Life” the song is Star2’s next hit with Jacksonville, Florida’s Lil Poppa. child of a refugee camp, Star2 and Lil Poppa bond through their experiences growing up in inner city poverty – Lil Poppa in Florida and Star2 in San Diego, California, they both sing “I live in a place where you hear sirens all the time” throughout the song.  

The urban rhythmic elements of the song are presented in an overlay of classical piano and a rush of strings that bring sorrow, angst, and despair. The haunting ballad is accomplished by an A-flat major chord progression with a B-major melody across it along with rich layers from drums, bass, and a trap drum beat. The despair is highlighted by distorted 808’s and trap drums – creating the feeling of desperation and deprivation along the backdrop of violence in the refugee camp as well as the urban hood.

The video begins with Star2 rolling his desert ATV and scrambling to the top of it sharing “you will never understand the pain that I’m feeling inside, I’ve done seen a lot of shit, shit you probably don’t even want to see in real life.” The video is set in the desert with the backdrop of a plane crash, the cockpit and fuselage at opposite ends. Star2’s lyrics tell us “I grew up in the jungle” and “if it weren’t for the music, I wouldn’t be here today.”  He also remembers that to help support his grandma, who brought him from the refugee camp, “gotta hustle on the block…I was just too young, I was just a kid.” 

The video ends with a beautiful rush of purple and pink smoke bombs. According to Star2: “making the video with Lil Poppa was a rush.  We acted as our own stunt men and had a blast racing in the desert. Lil Poppa is humble, not flashy but able to tell an emotional story about his struggle. I respect his unique flow and vocals.  He’s been through the same struggles as me but in a different way. He is one of my favorite artists and underrated.”

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Slimelife Shawty & Nardo Wick Drop “In A Min”

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Slimelife Shawty made his reputation with emotional raw lyricism and conversational melodics, but sometimes he feels the need to lock in and lay down the law. Taking time to methodically prove why he’s the sh*t and you ain’t, Slime shares In A Min,” his new video. Produced by Kid Hazel, known for his work with 21 Savage, “In A Min” is a sinister slice of street music, a minimalist banger with prominent percussion and a tolling bell that signifies doom for unlucky opps. Slimelife and guest rapper Nardo Wick (the man behind Billboard Top 20 hit “Who Want Smoke?”) do “diddy bops” on the beat with deadpan drawls: “I’ve been waiting for a n**** to play, why would I tuck my chain,” intones Nardo. In the video, Slime and Nardo take a coal black Jeep to the outskirts of the A as they mug for Jerry Production‘s camera. “In A Min” is the latest video from Better Living, Slime’s new album, which dropped last month via Alamo Records.

Executive-produced by Slime’s mentor Lil DurkBetter Living is a deeply sincere document from one Atlanta’s most promising young rappers, offering head-knocking bangers and heartfelt ballads in equal measure. The new full-length is home to several popular singles that have been tearing up ATL in recent months including “Suit Me Up,” with a guest appearance from Lil Durk, recent videos “Freestyle” and “Only The Slimes,” and street-successful singles like the emotional “Where’s The Love,”the powerful Slatt Bizness” (2.1 million YouTube views), the determined  “Baby Boy” (2.6 million views), the triumphant No Brakes” (2.98 million views). Featuring additional appearances from Future and Jackboy,Better Living is available everywhere via Alamo Records.

Better Living is the follow-up to last year’s No Slime Left Behind, Slime’s Alamo Records debut. In late 2020, Slimelife shared the 42 Dugg-featuring remix to “Don’t Worry (Clappers),” his biggest hit to date with over 15 million streams across platforms. As he continued his run of popular street singles, Slimelife showed off his performance chops this summer, performing an electrifying set at Rolling LoudMiami in July. Slimelife recently finished up the “Back Outside Tour” with Lil Baby and Lil Durk, where he performed songs from Better Living and other hits like last year’s “All Summer.”

With a knack for emotional honesty that earned him co-signs from heavy-hitters like Young ThugLil Baby, and Lil Durk, who gifted him an Only The Family chain, Slimelife Shawty is ready to reach the next level. With Better Living, Slime proves that he has the chops and authenticity to be the next melodic rapper to explode out of the A.

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Jake James Releases New Single + Video “Count It Slow”

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NY-newcomer Jake James has released his new single and video “Count It Slow” via Encore Music Group. The larger-than-life visual finds Jake in true Wolf Of Wall Street form rapping on his earnings from a bird’s-eye-view of Manhattan. Co-produced by GRAMMY award winners, Street Symphony (Nipsey Hussle, Meek Mill, Dave East) and Dirty Rice (Lecrae, Andy Mineo) “Count It Slow”  is true to Jake’s signature sound, showcasing his lyrical prowess and dexterity. Found on Jake’s upcoming project, The Earnings Season,  executive produced by Street Symphony and slated for release next month, “Count It Slow” is available everywhere now – watch the video HERE.

 The Earnings Season’s first offering, “High Grade,” (198k views) released at the top of November, finds Jake channeling rock influences and describing the pitfalls of chasing stardom. Fresh off the release of Jake’s debut EP, Letter Of Intent, the new melodic single is a change of pace from his signature New York boom-bap leaning sound, highlighting his versatility and range as an artist. Wall Street finance guy by day, rapper by night, Jake James continues to log long hours analyzing currencies and foreign markets to fund and pursue his musical aspirations.

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Dixdale Shawty x Icewear Vezzo Release “GOD Around My City”

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Anton Dewayne Heath aka Dixdale Shawty, is an American rapper and songwriter born and raised in Louisville, KY. Growing up listening to and influenced by artists such as Too Short, Eazy E, lil webbie, lil boosie yo gotti, Notorious B.I.G, Tupac jay z  meek millz and his favorite rapper Lil Wayne. His love for music started at a young age as he was intrigued by freestyle rapping and since then has continued to work on his craft.

“Music is my escape, my happy place.” Dixdale Shawty explains while expressing his love for music and his aspirations to be considered one of the Greats. Dixdale Ave; one of the toughest streets in the Southwest side of Louisville is where his name derives from.  His lyrics although raw and uncut have served as an outlet for him to express his truth. His early exposure to drugs, violence and poverty has manifested into his motivation to achieve greatness.  

With a vast target audience and a versatile rapping style; being relatable, genuine and authentic are morals that Dixdale prides himself on as his career soars to new heights.  Being a “Jack of All Trades” outside the booth has instilled a solid work ethic, which has made the daily studio visits and hard work towards making Dixdale Shawty a household name; second nature.

As an independent artist he has already released two albums and has performed in front of thousands of audience members, fans and known artists such as; Rick Ross, Rocko, Yo Gotti, Rich Homie, Megan Thee Stallion and much more. He is currently under new management and recording label; Re Up Music Entertainment. He is currently working on a new single as well as feature projects.  With his recent collaborations and social media push, Dixdale Shawty is sure to take off in the music industry in no time. His plans for the future includes to continue his diligent work towards creating chart topping music as an artist. While also developing and signing new talent and up and coming artists to Re Up Entertainment.  He has a presence on all social media platforms under Dixdale Shawty and can be reached at dixdaleshawty28@gmail.com for booking inquiries and/or upcoming show information.

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