Two of the biggest acts in today’s hip hop, Nardo Wick and The Kid Laroi, link up for the new visual “Burning Up,” which is the new collaboration from Wick’s debut album, Who Is Nardo Wick, out now via RCA Records. Watch the Lyrical Lemonade’s Cole Bennett-directed visual below.
The new video follows Wick’s latest visual, “Demon Time,” released last week. The Kid Laroi joins Wick’s debut album on the deluxe version along with new guests Latto and Lakeyah. Currently, Nardo is gearing up to hit the road again, this time as a guest on Lil Durk’s The 7220 Deluxe Tour kicking off September 17th.
In a little over a year and a half, Nardo Wick exploded onto the rap scene and has begun to make a name for himself. His hit single “Who Want Smoke?” officially dropped at the start of 2021 and since then, has been RIAA-certified 2x Platinum and has over 30 million views on YouTube. Following up the rise of “Who Want Smoke?”, Nardo’s released a slew of successful tracks including “Shhh”, “Pull Up” and “I Be Chillin” before releasing the alternative version of “Who Want Smoke??” featuring Lil Durk, 21 Savage and G Herbo. The new version of Nardo’s hit single debuted at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the video – currently at 138 million views and counting – trended on YouTube for weeks to follow and six months later is still sitting in the top 20 at #15. Ending the year on a high note, Nardo released his debut album Who Is Nardo Wick? in December 2021 and it landed in the top 20 (#19)on the Billboard 200 chart, making it the fifth largest debut of 2021.
Nardo Wick is having the best time in his career right now. This year alone, the Jacksonville native made the XXL’s Freshman Class and his debut album is certified gold by the RIAA.
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After dropping “Colors,” TDE’s Reason makes a quick follow-up with the release of the new music video for the latest single “Barely Miss.” The music video is directed by Jazz Carter and Carlos Acosta. “Barely Miss” is executive produced by Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. Watch the “Barely Miss” video below.
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In honor of what would have been the 37th birthday of Young Dolph, Paper Route Empire has released the late rapper’s first posthumous single, “Hall of Fame.”
Dolph is in vintage form on the Bandplay-produced song, detailing his history, celebrating his accomplishments, and showing off his undeniable charm with uncommon flexes.
“Have you ever felt a V12 when the gears change?/Have you seen my new charm? It’s taller than Johnny Dang.”
As Paper Route Empire pays homage to Dolph’s legacy by working as hard as they can, Dolph’s first posthumous record continues a very busy year for the label he founded. The label compilation album Paper Route Empire Presents: Long Live Dolph, which includes heartfelt tributes to Dolph from practically every artist on the roster, from emerging stars like Key Glock to relatively rookies like Paper Route Woo, served as the beginning of the run. Listen to “Hall Of Fame” below.
Michael Santiago Render, known professionally as Killer Mike, is an American rapper/actor/activist from Atlanta, GA. He has released the albums “Monster” (2003), “I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind” (2006), “I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind 2” (2008), “PL3DGE” (2011) and “‘R.A.P. Music” (2012).
On his latest album, Jamie, singer-songwriter Montell Fish laments the loss of a lover, floating through sorrowful guitar and piano instrumentals, reciting poignant poetry that has captured the hearts of nearly four million fans across genres on Spotify alone. On “Last Dance,” Fish evokes what may be a funeral wake, with he and a love interest wrapped in black ensembles, as his fingers rush across a piano to the simple lyrics, “If this is my last dance, I want it to be with you.” The track is lonely and somber, reflecting back Fish’s post-break-up longing and hopelessness.
Kirby, “Pineapple Cognac”
Mega-singer-songwriter Kirby brings all the summer energy with “Pineapple Cognac.” The single is stacked with quotable lyrics, as the Rihanna collaborator starts off strong with the blunt line: “You gotta stop f–king with these basic hoes.” Other notable moments include “if you want to try ’em all get a buffet/ If you want a bad bitch get a puppy,” the rising Tennessee artist proving her pen with effortless swagger, over a soul-drenched beat.
Doechii feat. SZA, “Persuasive (Remix)”
We were probably all just as astonished as Doechii herself was, when we heard SZA’s verse on the remix of her house-infused single, “Persuasive.” The fellow TDE signee delivered a memorable verse that gave new life to the March single, making it the perfect “last hurrah” soundtrack for summer 2022.
Flo Milli feat. Babyface Ray, “Hottie”
In the collaboration we neither saw coming nor knew we needed, Flo Milli and Babyface Ray join forces for the ultimate feel-good jam. The track’s rapid percussion and ethereal synths combined with Milli and Ray’s earworm verses set the track up perfectly for TikTok virality — all that’s missing is the trending dance.
Ron Suno, Dusty Locane & Rah Swish, “SHOES”
Ah, summer in New York City. Here, Ron Suno, Dusty Locane and Rah Swish team up to show us what it’s all about, the Bronx and Brooklyn natives galavanting around the city to a hard rock-infused drill beat. “I feel like Nike ’cause I keep a TEC,” Suno raps, the trio of rappers moving between NYC subways, interspersed with West Coast landscapes of palm trees and In-N-Out in the background.
Kate Stewart, “The Game”
On her new single “The Game,” Kate Stewart is taking back her power. Stretching her vocals for the powerful track, the London singer asserts that she is playing by her own rules. “‘The Game’ symbolizes not letting anything or anyone get in the way of you or what you’re trying to do,” she explains in a press release. “You just have to look forward and enjoy the ride, looking back will only hinder all the progress you’ve made. Don’t let anyone dull your shine, the games the game!”
Central Cee, “Doja”
Central Cee expresses his admiration for Doja Cat on his new song “Doja.” Sampling Eve and Gwen Stefani’s 2001 hit “Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” the West London rapper fuses that with drill beats as he delivers amusing bars. “Somebody tell Doja Cat, I’m tryna indulge in that,” he raps for the chorus.
Kyle Dion, “Dance For Me”
Sometimes you need to dance the pain away, and this week Kyle Dion dropped the perfect anthem for doing just that. “Dance For Me” finds the singer urging his lover to dance for him, yet the upbeat, lighthearted track can apply to anyone.
Noah, “S–t Shaker”
CXR rapper Noah dropped a two-pack to start off the week. “S–t Shaker” is the standout, with its menacing reverb and 808s, as Noah raps about being a “hit maker, s–t shaker, b—h taker” and everything else that’s boastful and rhymes.
Will Hill, “Tangerine”
Will Hill is unbothered on his new single “Tangerine.” The track’s cover art features the Atlanta rapper nonchalantly drinking champagne on a tangerine pool float, yet the tangerine he is rapping about is totally different. “What you need I can put you on the team/ I’m drinking water but the weed is tangerine/ I’m everything I say, I’m saying what I mean/ I’m going up in price increasing all the fees,” he raps.
The park, which is in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, will be transformed into the best outdoor sanctuary for dance music. Before Pershing Square closes to undergo renovation, GORDO has the distinction of performing the last show there.
Three months after ending his run as Carnage with a sold-out “Thank You” tour that began at the Avalon Hollywood, moved on to take over New York City, and finished in Houston, Texas, Diamanté Blackmon returns to the city with new vitality, a new sound, a new name, and an entirely different musical experience. GORDO is ready to deliver a legendary and unforgettable performance as he now fuses his ever-expanding enthusiasm for house music with some of Europe’s finest musical inspirations. He just returned from his European Summer Tour.
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