|Toosii dropped Boys Don’t Cry: Men Do (Deluxe) last Friday, just hours before he joins Rod Wave on his North American arena tour, which kicks off tonight at Target Center in Minneapolis. Released via South Coast Music Group/Capitol Records, the new edition of his acclaimed 2022 EP, Boys Don’t Cry, features five new soul-baring tracks. The expanded title underscores its central theme – that it’s time to question the deeply ingrained belief that boys need to stifle their emotions in order to be strong. Download / stream Boys Don’t Cry: Men Do (Deluxe) HERE. See below for track listing. On the new songs, the 22-year-old artist is haunted yet informed by the past. Numbed by the pain of hard knocks and ill-fated romances, he nonetheless finds the courage to fall head over heels in love, as shown on tracks like “City Of Love.” Raised in Syracuse, New York, and Goose Creek, South Carolina, Toosii moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in his teens – and it’s there that he came into his own. He recorded the new material in neighboring Cary, NC.|
|As direct support on Rod Wave’s Beautiful Mind tour, Toosii will be playing for crowds across North America. The run includes shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY (November 23) and Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, NC (11/30). It will conclude at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA (December 21). Tickets are on sale HERE. See below for itinerary. Toosii’s lyrics have always been personal, but on Boys Don’t Cry: Men Do he reveals how his journey of self-discovery was flipped on its head with the birth of his son – who can be heard on the closing bars of “Since 9th Grade.” He’s begun to reexamine his own life lessons and approach the world differently. Yet as he approached professional and personal milestones, Toosii found himself battling a depression so deep and disruptive that he went nearly a year between projects. The moving piano ballad “Last Song” takes fans inside that dark time. Dealing with his own mental health gave Toosii a fresh perspective on life. “I’m just trying to learn to be the best person I can be for the people I love and for myself,” Toosii says. “Growing up as a man, we were always taught to be tough, not to have emotions, and that boys don’t cry. But it’s just not true. It’s alright as a man to tap into that emotional side.” Upon the original release of Boys Don’t Cry in October, Toosii gave a powerful performance of the collection’s songs, backed by a live band, on his YouTube channel. View HERE. He discussed the EP on Complex’s “The Daily Drift,” live on Twitch. XXL tipped Boys Don’t Cry as one of the fall’s highly anticipated drops and hailed “Love is…” as one of the “Best New Hip-Hop Songs.” The track has amassed more than 35 million combined global streams to date The Source observed, “Toosii’s ability to show vulnerability in his music has been something he’s done since stepping onto the scene.” Teen Vogue said, “if you’re not in his orbit yet, you need to tap in.” UPROXX noted, “Toosii has never run away from difficult emotions, and offers one of his most somber records in ‘Heartaches.” Hip-Hop Vibe heralded Toosii as “one of the hottest rising artists in the industry.”|
From ‘604$tunna,’ 604Blizzy x Lil Jjay Drops “3AM” Visual
Available now on Double Up Entertainment, “3AM” shows the two new stars hitting the city in the freshest wardrobe with a pocket full of big faces and big boy rides. The two trade verses filled with slick talking, bravado, and warning of being the next big acts in today’s music. “3AM” is the perfect origin point for newfound fans of the two stars as they ascend to new heights and 604Blizzy’s album ascends to one of the hottest projects of 2023.
604$tunna is an eight-track collaboration project that features RJ Lamont, Al, and Intense. Along with “3AM,” the project includes other breakout tracks such as “Pourin’ Up In $icily,” “Triple Threat,” and “Grey Cup.” The new project follows 604Blizzy’s 2021 collaboration album, First Take with Intense.
From an early age, 604Blizzy immersed himself in the world of hip-hop, initially captivated by Tupac during his kindergarten years. His journey led him to develop a deep appreciation for Pimp C from UGK, as well as legendary figures in Houston rap and California’s G-funk and gangster rap scenes, including Spice 1 and Death Row Records. The culmination of these influences is evident in 604Blizzy’s music, a dynamic fusion of trap sounds heavily influenced by the Detroit scene.
Watch “3AM” below, and stream the full album, here.
Iman Fandi Drops “Baseball Bat”
Model/athlete/singer-songwriter Iman Fandi recently released her fifth single “Baseball Bat” under Universal Music. The 23-year-old daughter of Singaporean footballer legend Fandi Ahmad and South African-born former model Wendy Jacobs, Iman broke out as an artist in 2021 with her single “Timeframe” (watch the official music video on Youtube), followed by singles like “Love Me Little More” (stream on Youtube) which racked up over a million Spotify streams. “Baseball Bat” unveils a concealed side of Iman – a silent rebel amidst the glitz and glam of social media. Fearless and bold, she sings “When life sucks, makes you feel so bad – hit it right back like a baseball bat.” As a model, Iman has graced the cover of Harper’s BAZAAR and Elle Magazine, and is a familiar face to brands such as Louis Vuitton, Adidas, Coach, YSL Beauty and more. With exciting collaborations in the near future, Iman is currently working on her debut album, set for 2024.
Ify P Reveals New Single “Swish”
For all of the money getters and ballers of the world Ify P blesses you with a upbeat and vibish new track titled “Swish.” You can be crossing up people on the court and counting up racks with the gang if this latest offering from Ify P added to your daily music rotation.
It’s a fun and energetic single that showcases the potential hit making ability this DMV native has. It is so good that even NBA 2k24 has supported it and makes it a focal point every time you check turn on the game.
“Swish” also serves as a preview to the expansive amounts of music and moves Ify P plans to make in 2024. He wanted to end his 2023 with a bang and “Swish” sets himself up as a artist to watch out for 2024 and beyond.
Stream “Swish” below.