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(Video) Jake James – “Boss Thoughts” @jakejamesnyc

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NY-newcomer Jake James released his nostalgic debut single, “Boss Thoughts” today. The new single’s boom-bap soundscape, produced by multi-platinum producer Buckwild (Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Beastie Boys, Fat Joe, Big Pun, Big L,) underscores Jake’s slick lyricism, setting the perfect tone for his debut offering. Premiered via HipHopSince1987, the video features the actual public housing Jake grew up in, as well as his dad and little cousin – a true rags to wall street story. “Boss Thoughts” is available everywhere now, watch the video HERE.

“I am a product of my environment growing up poor in rural upstate NY,” Jake explains to HipHopSince1987. “On my first single, I wanted people to feel my struggles and past traumas translated into my motivation for more. I touch on my friend passing, my best friend getting locked up, and my other best friend getting shot 7 times, as well as my ability to persevere despite it all. On the technical side, the song shows my lyrical abilities. I’m really spitting on a boom-bap instrumental produced by one of the pioneers of the sound – that alone felt crazy.”

Investment banker by day, rapper by night. Coming up in rural upstate New York, pursuing music was low on Jake James’ list of career paths. His love for writing began at five and he recalls writing poetry as his parents played Jazz and Soul oldies.

Jake figured that education would be his easiest way out. At fifteen, he used his top-tier SAT scores to apply for college and was accepted. In college, Jake studied finance, ran his own small equity fund, and began touring small shows in various markets, opening for notable established acts, including G-Unit, Dave East, and Moneybagg Yo. Eventually Jake organically sold-out NYC’s legendary venue, SOB’s on his own. Jake’s talent has garnered the attention and respect of acclaimed producer Statik Selektah and even the iconic Notorious B.I.G.’s producer, Buckwild.

From public housing to portfolios, Jake has an unthinkable story to tell, with the release of “Boss Thoughts” and more new music on the way, Jake James is poised for a breakout year.

Welsh Da God Brooklyn New York. Co founder of Onthesceneny Follow me Twitter Welsh_ci/ Instagram Welsh_ci.

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RedJak Enlists Filnobep For Animated Video Of “Slurred Flow” Ft. Bfb Da Packman

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Rapper RedJak just linked with legendary animator Filnobep his Bfb Da Packman collab “Slurred Flow”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5hbFpYk2c4

RedJak is a hip-hop artist/writer who grew up in the gritty streets of Chicago. He’s been seriously pursuing music as a solo artist since 2011 with his debut mixtape titled #ImTrendingHoe being released on Datpiff at that time. He then continued on to release two additional mixtapes as part of that series in 2013 and 2014 before taking a brief hiatus from music. In 2017 he returned to music by releasing a series of freestyles once a month for six consecutive months via YouTube as a way to reintroduce himself as well as gain new listeners. In 2020 he released two EPs titled: “ImTrendingHoe: The Sh!t Tape” and “ImTrendingHoe: The Sh!t Tape 2”.

Spotify link-
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5mc73q7qegnBBaVdqV1Bhd

Instagram: @Redjak
Twitter – @redjak

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(Video) C5 – “Fool For Love” (Outta Luck) @OfficialC5_

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C5’s brand new video for “Fool For Love” (Outta Luck) begins revealing a distant couple unwilling to find solace. Ready to give up and pour his heart out one last time, C5 finds himself giving up on love unable to find common ground. As the video progresses it only seems to get worse…

C5 is a dynamic, conscious, innovative rapper & songwriter from Oakland, CA who prides himself on making music that is an honest representation of his life experiences. His music tells the story of what it’s like to be from the streets while remaining true to oneself and fighting for a life better than the one he’s experienced growing up.

C5 has toured as an opening act for Chance The Rapper, Snoop Dogg, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Usher, Bryson Tiller, E-40, and performed with Royce Da 5’9. He has features with notable artists such as Marty Grimes, Rexx Life Raj, Chevy Woods, Adrian Marcel, and Mistah F.A.B.

“Fool For Love” (Outta Luck) is off his latest project Swimming With A Pisces. The project gives us a look inside the mind and emotions of a Pisces male and brings out the introspective and vulnerable side of C5. On Swimming With A Pisces, C5 takes us on a journey inside the struggles he’s faced not bending his morals in a world full of deceit and betrayal. Throughout his career the young creative says he may not have been as openly vulnerable as he could have been. Instead, he has made music with popular content that was expected of him. With features from Chevy Woods and Adrian Marcel, Swimming With A Pisces is based on true events and delivers songs you can ride to, cry to, party to, and inspire you.

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