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YS Drops “Cold Hearted” LP

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If there was a list of Compton’s most consistent artists in 2020, YS would be at the top of it. The 20-year-old remained focused and productive in a year filled with tragedy, and hysteria. He has now released two projects and ten videos in a 12-month span. His latest project, “Cold Hearted” features Sada Baby, Guapdad 4000, and WS Boogie. This comes only months after his widely acclaimed “Street Icon” project with platinum producer Ron-Ron. 

YS explores his ability to mix his signature aggressive delivery with melodies over a guitar and piano-heavy production on “Cold Hearted”. The frigid tone of the project begins with “Hard Times” as YS paints a vivid picture as he recalls past trauma. “Souls in the Sky” has YS crooning to the heavens about his late uncle and other lost loved ones over twangy trap production creating a standout track. His reconnection with Sada Baby brings the fiery flow out of YS for the first time on the project as he raps “my heart cold, so don’t know just how I feel n****a”. “Match Your Energy” is YS at his most vulnerable, “going through the most, but I’m still here, I guess it’s bittersweet”. The project ends with “Life of Thirty”, his most evenly concocted mixture of aggressive street tales with melodic hooks creating a perfect finale to the wintry project. 

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Lakeyah Is Back With New EP ‘No Pressure Part 2″

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Quality Control’s “Female Goat” Lakeyah is back with a new, versatile EP, No Pressure Part 2 [Quality Control Music/Motown Records]. As the direct follow-up to her June release No Pressure Part 1, the EP’s tracklist is led by the hard-hitting anthem “Maneuver” featuring Flo Milli, plus four additional new tracks including “Real Bitch” featuring Memphis rapper Gloss Up, and features from Lucky Daye, Icewear Vezzo, Peezy, Latto, and Layton GreenLakeyah flaunts both Midwest and Atlanta sounds with genre-crossing fluidity throughout No Pressure Part 2, and continues to blend smooth R&B with punching, all-out bars that contend with her QC counterparts. Listen HERE.

Lakeyah shares: “No Pressure Part 2 is a natural follow up to part one. While I was creating this EP, I wanted it to be a reminder of my lyrical ability and versatility. I have songs for the girls, the culture I represent and a song just in time for cuffing season!”

Since signing to QC, the Milwaukee-born rapper has consistently fed her fans with music–releasing Time’s Up in 2020 and In Due Time in 2021–and landed a spot in XXL’s coveted ‘2021 Freshman Class.’ Her momentum has carried through into 2022 with her milestone signing to Motown Records, the release of the No Pressure EPs with breakout single “Mind Yo Business” [feat. Latto], explosive performances at Rolling Loud Miami and Something in the Water festivals, as well as features in Teen Vogue and ForbesLakeyah has made a habit of delivering clever flows and undeniably catchy hooks that keep fans and peers coming back for more. With her unique style, natural talent and so much range, Lakeyah is destined to climb the ranks to stardom. 

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BABY MONEY RETURNS WITH NEW ALBUM “NEW MONEY”

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Detroit rapper Baby Money has returned with his latest, triumphant album “New Money.” His second project since his signing to Quality Control Music, “New Money” showcases Baby Money’s signature Midwest cadence and delivery of hard-hitting bars that chronicle his relentless hustle and rise to fame. The 16-track offering boasts features from Jeezy, Mozzy, and fellow Detroit rappers GT and Tay B

To accompany the release, Baby Money also shared a new video for the standout track “Been Rich” featuring Tay B. The 2M Digital & Taye Taye Vision directed video follows Baby Money and Tay B with quick cutting visuals as they trade bars and flaunt their newfound wealth.  

Baby Money grew up in a neighborhood on Detroit’s West-side known as “12th Street.” He started rapping at the age of 12 and has since continued honing his craft, and has steadily released a slew of mixtapes that have put him on the map as one of the Midwest’s most promising artists. After releasing his first project under the QC banner, “Easy Money,” the Detroit rapper was already turning heads amongst fans and industry peers alike. The project garnered praise from Billboard, Complex, XXL, UPROXX, HipHopDX, HNHH and more. With the release of “New Money,” Baby Money is poised to continue his rise through the hip hop ranks. 

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LUCKI Gets “GEEKED N BLESSED” in Latest Drop from 9/23 ‘FLAWLESS LIKE ME’ Album

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LUCKI immerses listeners into his insular world with hypnotic flows and a taste for room-enveloping sonics. Coming through with the latest missive from his September 23 project FLAWLESS LIKE ME, LUCKI shares GEEKED N BLESSED.” Marked by wistful, yet triumphant production from producers BhristoMingoVenexxiMixed Matches, and Davyn, who combine horn fanfares with melancholy whistle-synth melodies to convey LUCKI’s conflicted mindset: “I’m prolly higher than I ever been/And so how the f*ck I land on my feet?” The new song is the follow-up to COINCIDENCE,” a single with a creative video directed by COLE BENNETT, which racked up over 3 million views in its first month of release.

FLAWLESS LIKE ME continues a busy year for the 26-year-old underground hero, marked by sold out shows, festival performances, and 350 million on-demand streams in 2022 alone.The new album arrives in the wake of a string of successful loose singles, most notably SUPER URUS,” which generated over 12 million Spotify streams and 3 million YouTube views to date. In August, LUCKI connected with Internet Money for “2K In The Soda,” a woozy new banger from their new EP. LUCKI embarked on a fast-selling tour in the spring, and shut it down this summer with performances at festivals like Rolling LoudLyrical Lemonade’s Summer SmashSo What!, and Rolling Loud Portugal. The upcoming FLAWLESS LIKE ME follows up WAKE UP LUCKI, the artist’s late-2021 project, a full collaboration with Working On Dying producer F1LTHY.

With his new album on the way and a legion of devoted fans awaiting his every move, it’s only a matter of time before LUCKI takes over the game.

Stay tuned for FLAWLESS LIKE ME, out on September 23rd via EMPIRE.

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