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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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G2BABY – Talk To Em (Official Video) Shot By: ChdProductions

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That Sauce right here! I been saying it for a little minute now that G2Baby really in his bag right now. The emerging New York artist G2Baby just recently dropped the visuals to his new joint “Talk To Em” & it was fire as always. G2Baby is one of the dopest new artists on the scene. The 24 year old up and coming artist is from Yonkers, NY & he’s been rapping since he was 16. He started taking it serious when he released his first single & video “Demons & Angels” in the beginning of 2020. During the pandemic he had a lot of time on hands to really work on his craft so can distribute the music that people would like to hear. He dropped a project earlier this year in February, (a 10 song mix tape) on all steaming platforms called “Skii”. Feedback was sky rocketing and caused him to drop another tape early a 5 song Ep (BWA1). As of right he’s taking a break from releasing any new music to give us more visuals. This is the first one up & you know it’s on point..   

  In a lane of his own, this year you can tell he’s locked in & ready to go off. dropping some of his best music yet. He’s one of my favorite new artists this year.  He’s not new to delivering heat. His versatility with his music its crazy. He’s been getting all types of love & radio coverage from DJ Drewski along with a few others. As of right he’s taking a break from releasing any new music to give us more visuals. This is the first one up & you know it’s on point. Not too many artists giving the artists real vibes that go along with the drill beats. We need more artists like him in the music game. We not with the politics. You know we got that sauce here! Make sure you’re tuned in with him on social media (@G2_Baby_). It’s only getting better as he go. He bodied this! Tune in.

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Stream: Art Says He’s A “Sad Boy Forever”

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Rising artist Art has dropped his newest EP entitled “Sad Boy Forever“. The EP has three features on the 5 track project listen above to “Sad Boy Forever”

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