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Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby to Stream Worldwide on Prime Video August 26 

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Prime Video announced it will exclusively stream Karam Gill’s Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby, produced by Quality Films, MGX Creative, and 4PF. The feature-length documentary made its world premiere at the Tribeca Festival on Saturday and was followed by a performance from Lil Baby. 

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Baby has been one of the world’s most impactful artists since his first release in 2017. Untrapped tells his story, and details his meteoric rise to become the most dominant name in the rap game. While still a teenager, Baby— known to friends and family as Dominique Armani Jones— was one of the most notorious figures in the streets of West Atlanta, before he was arrested and sent to prison. After his release in 2016, he faced a hard choice: Return to the fast money of the streets, or take a chance that his charisma and untested talent could bring him success as a rapper. In 2020, his second album, My Turn, was the year’s top seller across all genres of music. Today, Lil Baby is a devoted father to his two young boys and a powerful voice in the fight for racial justice and police reform. Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby chronicles the astonishing rise of a singular artist and activist, and explores the systemic oppression that keeps far too many people of color from participating in the American Dream.

Producers of Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby include Dominique “Lil Baby” Jones, Pierre “P” Thomas, Kevin “Coach K” Lee, Karam Gill, Daniel Malikyar, Andrew Primavera, and Blase Biello.

“I’m blessed to be able to tell my story and have people care to hear it,” said Dominique “Lil Baby” Jones. “This film is a real look into my journey, and if it inspires even one person to believe that they can get through hard stuff and dare to follow a dream, then it was worth every penny spent and hour worked. My story is many people’s story and I’m excited to share it.”

“This project has been in the works for several years now, during some of the most difficult times our country has faced,” said Karam Gill. “I couldn’t be prouder of the entire filmmaking team and the continued collaboration between Quality Films and MGX Creative to create another meaningful project that sheds light on larger societal issues. Lil Baby is someone who truly defied the odds, and I hope his story can bring positivity into our world.”

“With this documentary we got to highlight the obstacles and all the deep work that had to happen to get to where Lil Baby is now,” said Pierre “P” Thomas. “This raw footage is a powerful way to see that, and to see the negatives that were turned to positives. People will be beyond inspired.”

“Baby, like so many in this country, went through so many obstacles that could have thrown him into many bad places in life. To watch him come through to such a positive side is essential for people to see,” said Kevin “Coach K” Lee. “This documentary has the ability to change lives if viewers can believe just like he did.”

“Lil Baby is an incredibly impactful artist whose story of perseverance and achieving against all odds is something we are honored and excited to share with our global Prime Video audience,” said Alaina Bartels, head of talent synergy and specials at Amazon Studios.

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Baby has garnered dozens of multiplatinum certifications and tens of billions of streams. Following the success of his platinum full-length debut Harder Than Ever in 2018, he seized #1 on the Billboard Top 200 with 2020’s My Turn, the year’s #1 selling and #1 streaming album in the U.S. It has since gone quadruple-platinum and logged 85 weeks in the top 10 of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, the longest top-tier run in the chart’s history. Additionally, he scored his first Grammy Award earlier this year. Most recently, he released “Right On” and “In a Minute,” which both debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.  This feat puts Lil Baby in rare territory, making him the youngest of only 12 artists to have ever landed 100 or more songs on the Hot 100. This generation belongs to Lil Baby.

Recently featured on the Forbes “30 Under 30” list and Variety’s “Top 10 Documentary Filmmakers to Watch,” Karam Gill first made his directorial debut with the documentary G Funk (2017), the untold story of Warren G, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, and the rise of hip-hop’s most iconic subgenre. Gill recently partnered with Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer to write and direct the documentary series Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine for Showtime. Gill is the co-founder of the production company and creative agency MGX Creative, which focuses on exploring popular culture through bold and stylistic storytelling.

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SCOREY DROPS BRAND NEW VIDEO SINGLE “OH WELL”

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Scorey has released his brand-new track “Oh Well” – listen HERE. Hailing from Syracuse, NY with a cucumber cool composure that sets him apart from the hectic rap landscape, the track is taken from Scorey’s upcoming mixtape, Help Is On The Way, coming out on December 9th. The track also comes alongside an official video – watch HERE.
 
Featuring 16-explosive tracks, Help Is On The Way displays Scorey’s comfortability undefeated with his effortless rhymes and intuitive thinking. Scorey recently released his first offering from the tape “156 Hudson” – listen HERE
 
As the first artist signed to Capalot/ODA Records, Scorey has amassed over 9 million all-time listeners on Spotify, and can be heard on Dro Kenji’s “FINDERS KEEPERS” with Internet Money. After earning a spot-on Polo G’s Hall of Fame Tour, Scorey has released a string of songs including “Love Letter”, “Broken Guitars” from Polo G’s #1 albumHall of Fame and “Catch Me If You Can”. This year, Scorey has performed at multiple festivals including Rolling Loud SXSW, Dillo Day Festival at Northwestern University and Rolling Loud Miami. With two years of hard work and dropping multiple tracks and visuals, Scorey is ready to emerge from his perch upstate New York and blitz the rap game. Stay tuned for his steady rise. 

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SHY GLIZZY’S BANGER “WHITE GIRL” GOES PLATINUM!

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Multiplatinum GRAMMY® Award-nominated Washington, D.C. rapper and Glizzy Gang Founder Shy Glizzy has just picked up a platinum plaque for his enduring banger “White Girl.” In order to celebrate this milestone, he unveiled the long-awaited music video for the track—streaming on his official YouTube Channel now.

The black-and-white clip unfolds as a cinematic affair. It brings the lyrics to life as it follows Shy Glizzy past an encounter with a paparazzi and into the arms of a blonde femme fatale. In between seductive vignettes in the bedroom and at the pool, tension builds until the bloody finale ensues. It might just be his most captivating and arresting video to date.

Of course, the track originally adorned his breakout 2014 mixtape, Young Jefe, which introduced his fan favorite series of the same name.

It also continues a prolific streak. He recently dropped “MMY Freestyle” and “Underrated.” He shot the eye-catching video for the latter in Dubai. Moreover, HotNewHipHop hailed “Underrated” as “airy and chilled-out,” and REVOLT plugged the video, “He spends the day cruising the desert in his luxury red whip before heading off to the local markets at night.”

In other big news, his now-legendary collaboration with Goldlink “Crew” [feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy] has gone 6x-platinum!

Pushing forward without apology, Shy Glizzy consistently proves the real is back as he prepares more music for 2023.

Shy Glizzy has redefined, reignited, and reupped the DMV as a stronghold for hip-hop. Along the way, he has gathered over 1 billion streams and shined on the gold-certified “Do You Understand” [feat. Tory Lanez & Gunna] and the platinum-certified “White Girl.” He broke through into the mainstream in a big way with his appearance on Goldlink’s 6x-platinum “Crew” [feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy], earning a GRAMMY® Award nod in the process. Beyond widespread praise from Pitchfork, The FADER, The Washington Post, and more, he received a coveted cosign from Beyoncé who famously bopped along to “Awwsome” at Global Citizen Festival. Not to mention, he also heads up his own Glizzy Gang label as C.E.O. He not only remains a pillar of the DMV, but the culture at large as he kicks off his next era in 2023.

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Icewear Vezzo Connects with Jeezy, Gangsta Grillz Tape Out 12/8

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A slick-talking Detroit hero who’s steadily upped his ante in recent years, Icewear Vezzo drips with insights into successful street living. Teaming up with a fellow hustler for his latest music video, Vezzo shares “One Time” ft. Jeezy. Complete with the menacing piano lines and ominous bells that characterize many of Vezzo’s most beloved tracks, “One Time” is an anthem dedicated to the trappers and the flexers, with a countdown chorus that demands to be chanted by a crowd: “Three times for the n****s in heaven/Four times for the bad b*tches that’s steppin.” Vezzo and Jeezy are complemented by the energetic ad-libs of the legendary DJ Drama, who also appears in the music video. Directed by Diesel Films, the video finds Vezzo, Jeezy, and Drama relaxing in Vezzo’s native 6 Mile, as they turn up in an abandoned warehouse.

“One Time” hails from Paint The City, the upcoming mixtape by Icewear Vezzo. Hosted by DJ Drama, Paint The City is the latest edition of the DJ’s famous Gangsta Grillz series of tapes. The new video is the second glimpse of the upcoming tape, following God Bless The 6,” a collaboration with his fellow 6 Mile native Babyface Ray. The first full-length to be released since Vezzo signed to Quality Control MusicPaint The City is available everywhere on December 8th.

The upcoming tape arrives at the end of a banner year for the respected Detroit rapper. In July, Vezzo released his acclaimed Rich Off Pints 3, the concluding chapter of Vezzo’s signature mixtape series. Continuing the path set by 2021’s Rich Off Pints and Rich Off Pints 2, which generated a combined 150 million streams across platforms, Rich Off Pints 3 is the product of a man who has been through hell in the pursuit of better days. The tape recently earned praise from Pitchfork, who stated, “His latest project basks in the idea that an album this regionally specific can still have nationwide appeal.” Later in the summer, Vezzo connected with Kodak Black for It’s All On U,” a buzzing single that racked up over 5 million streams on Spotify and 11 million views on YouTube.

Vezzo’s new deal with Quality Control marks the start of an exciting new period of success for the budding superstar. Consistently racking up more than 4 million streams on his catalog per week, Vezzo’s ambitions reach far beyond music, and even beyond the physical realm. The Iced Up Records CEO is a serial entrepreneur, starting his own businesses in fields as diverse as real estate, cannabis, snacks (We Eatin! brand recently dropped Vezzo’s own flavor of chips, called Vezzo Hotz), and jewelry maintenance. Vezzo is on track to be a pioneer in the burgeoning metaverse, with his own VezzoVerse launching soon and a forthcoming line of NFTs.

With limitless ambition and the work ethic to achieve his every desire, it’s only a matter of time before Icewear Vezzo takes over the game.

Watch “One Time” ft. Jeezy!

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