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Madden NFL Soundtrack Commemoration

To commemorate the Madden NFL 22 soundtrack, featured stars are teaming up for a music video mashup that takes fans on a tour across the album—and the country. The stunning visual opens with Atlanta rapper BRS Kash performing his song “Oh No” in Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium and then follows the various featured artists as they welcome us into their respective hometown arenas. The scale and production make for a truly cinematic experience, echoing the towering achievement of the soundtrack. The record was already historic—its release marked the first ever official album from EA SPORTS™ Madden NFL via Interscope Records—but the vibrant video adds even more to the moment.

Watch it HERE.

This music video is practically a short film, with intricate set design and staging for every location. It’s packed with memorable moments like Tierra Whack posted up in a suit with Philadelphia Eagles’ mascot Swoop. Moneybagg Yo also channels the lo-fi legacy of Memphis rap, capturing the Titans’ stadium in fuzzy VHS warmth. Morray croons from the halls of Chapel Hill’s Kenan Memorial Stadium. Swae Lee wields a game controller as he looks down at the SoFi gridiron in L.A. Every killer guest—including Sally Sossa, 42 Dugg, YSB Tril, and JID—make their mark, causing the video to feel like a motion-picture cypher. It’s a testament to the strength of the soundtrack, and to the outsized reputation Madden has in hip-hop. 

This video follows quickly on the heels of the stellar Madden NFL 22 soundtrack, which features 11 exclusive songs by the aforementioned rappers and more. Interscope worked hand and hand with their artists to make the album from scratch, creating a record that would move crowds and define the sound of Madden NFL 22. This new music video only magnifies that excitement, showing off the genuine love that these rappers have for the game, and vice versa.

Where to Find Madden 2022

Madden NFL 22 is out now on Sony PlayStation®4, Sony PlayStation®5, Microsoft Xbox One, Microsoft Xbox Series X|S, PC via Origin™ and Steam®, and Google Stadia™. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates.

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Morray × Polo G – Trenches (Remix)

MORRAY RELEASES HIS NEW REMIX OF TRENCHES FEATURING POLO G

WATCH TRENCHES (REMIX) FT. POLO G: HERE

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‘Trenches’, from an album due next week titled Street Sermons, rides the minor chords and trap beats that often accompany antisocial boasts. But while ‘Trenches’ doesn’t ignore gangs, drugs or poverty, Morray also recognizes a community that holds families, neighbors and friends – The New York Times

Few crooning rappers have his polish, resonance, and soul. – SPIN

With only four songs on streaming platforms—all released in 2020—Fayetteville, North Carolina rapper Morray has already proven he’s a hitmaker. His debut single ‘Quicksand’ is undeniable, anchored by the type of hook you get from a Roddy Ricch or Rod Wave song and infused with storytelling and charisma to paint a picture even if you’re unfamiliar with the newcomer. – Pigeons & Planes 

Fresh Off His First-Ever Performance at Rolling Loud, the 2021 XXL Freshman Recruits a Kindred Spirit to Add a Verse to a Street Sermons Highlight

Morray’s emotional singing and empathetic lyrics make him an ideal avatar for those struggling in the streets, and an excellent role model for those looking to make it out. His song Trenches is an ode to people who think they are out of options, urging them to stay positive through the pain. Today, the Fayetteville, NC native shares Trenches (Remix), which adds a verse from Polo G, another street storyteller whose lyrics speak for the less fortunate. The new remix juxtaposes Morray’s gospel-influenced passion with Polo’s plaintive and conversational melodies, the younger rapper spinning a succinct 16 about his rise from tragedy to triumph: Member I was f*cked up, now my foreign in the hood parked/You can beat the system if you street and booksmart, intones Polo G.

Directed by Justice Silvera, the video follows the story of a man who works hard every day to put food on his family’s plates, resisting the clarion call of street life so he can be present for his wife and young daughter. Morray and Polo G provide the perspective of those who’ve escaped their past hardship, but their lyrics prove that men like the video’s protagonist deserve just as much respect as any rap star. Trenches (Remix) is the latest in a long line of quality videos from Morray, most recently the video for Mistakes, a highlight from his debut album Street Sermons.

Debuting at  #41 on the Billboard 200 and propelling Morray to #1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart, Street Sermons taps into the spiritual uplift and church-trained singing that makes Morray’s brand of hip-hop so unique, taking unflinching looks at the Fayetteville native’s youthful struggles and indiscretions and examining his motivations to succeed. Home to his breakout single Quicksand, which recently earned a GOLD certification from the RIAA and surpassed the 100 million view milestone on YouTube, the project contains universal truths about the tragedies and triumphs of growing up in the hood, filtered through Morray’s experience as a neighborhood kid made good. Complex ranked Street Sermons at #10 on their list of Best Albums of 2021 So Far.

Earlier this summer, Morray earned a position on the coveted XXL Freshman list for 2021. The honor is the latest in a long line of accolades, including one to watch designations from Complex, Billboard, SPIN, Pigeons & Planes, and many more. An engaging live performer, as evidenced by his recent appearance on JImmy Kimmel Live, Morray was highlighted by Rolling Stone as the Best Debut performer at last weekend’s Rolling Loud Festival in Miami.

With Street Sermons and his newfound position as a XXL Freshman, Morray culminates his meteoric rise and proves that he’s ready to build an artistic legacy and a nest egg for his wife and kids. For an artist with Morray’s talent, the sky’s the limit.

Listen/purchase Morray Trenches Remix ft. Polo G and follow via Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Soundcloud and Spotify.

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LPB Poody × Lil Wayne

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“BATMAN” HAS GARNERED  OVER 50 MILLION STREAMS AND COUNTING 

The “Batman” remix is a testament to what’s to come for Poody this summer. With co-signs from two of Hip-Hops biggest power players, he’s definitely making his mark as one of the top rising artists to watch in 2021.

Known widely for his first single “Address It,” the 20-year-old achieved a commendable feat with over 50 million streams thanks to its fast acceleration on Tik Tok. Last Summer Poody teamed up with other rising artists including 42 Dugg on “Connected” and released Untamed in January, with features from Yung Bleu and GCM 26. Fan favorites like “Radio Boyz,” “Ghostriders” and “Welcome 2 Carver Shores” prove Poody’s versatile approach to street raps and a promise of what’s to come.  

Poody is currently in the studio putting together his next mixtape, a project he promises will be more diverse than anything he’s released. “I’ve got a variety of new music coming,” he adds. “I’m working on my vocals, singing and stuff. I like trying new things.”   

LPB Poody’s “Batman” 

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GRIP × Gutter

GRIP gives just the precise amount of weirdness and prophecy in his latest single, “Gutter.”

In the animated visuals by director Caleb Seales, GRIP and Wara find themselves in a mental funhouse that serves as a “choose your own adventure” series with a route to the perfect label as the new goal. While industry plants will more than likely pass the evaluation full of rich distractions and audacious silhouettes, the red warnings bring what is true and real to GRIP’s vision.

Instead of falling into the trap, GRIP climbs out of yet another “Gutter” to stick on the path to rap stardom. With production by Tu serving as a soundtrack to the very twisted adventure, fans will be glued to the screens to find out what happens next.

Shady Records and Eminem took to social media yesterday to announce GRIP as the newest addition to the label’s roster. He’s been called “Atlanta’s Next Great Storyteller” and has already garnered tremendous buzz and acclaim, starting with his 2017 breakout project Porch. The next project, 2019’s Snubhouse kept the momentum building, and he quickly followed up with two more projects in 2020: Halo and PROBOSCIDEA. GRIP is building buzz and lyrical prowess caught the ear of Eminem manager and Shady Records’ President Paul Rosenberg, who then brought it to Eminem.  The two quickly linked with GRIP and added him to the label.  GRIP is currently working on his debut album for Shady, coming later this year.

Gutter” is GRIP’s debut track on Shady Records, and showcases an artist who can rap with the best in the game with a label boasting the likes of Westside Boogie plus recent Shady alumni, Griselda’s Westside Gunn and Conway the Machine. Label President Paul Rosenberg says, “GRIP is the type of artist that brings you into his world and expresses himself through a complete composed body of work. If true album artists in this era are a rare breed- then GRIP is a unicorn! We’re excited for him to join the Shady Records family”

GRIP adds, “It was one of those full circle moments because I grew up on Eminem so to have him reach out and let me know how dope my shit is was so cool. Excited to partner with Shady/Interscope and get the music out on a larger platform.”  GRIP’s upcoming  LP will serve as a breathtaking introduction to those just learning about the emcee and a reminder for existing fans that the musician doesn’t fit a cookie cutter sound…which is just the way he likes it.

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OMB Bloodbath – Don’t Do It

OMB Bloodbath released the music video for her new single: “Don’t Do It.” They not only honor the rapper’s home but they provide a glance into Bloodbath’s life with loved ones who keep her grounded. Directed by Jon Primo and Edgar Esteves, Bloodbath enjoys some fashionable moments while rightfully parading her Blackness as she cruises through the streets of Houston. These moments also come with a sombering sentiment. Bloodbath’s late mentor George Floyd is honored throughout the visuals as she performs with glee in front of his iconic mural. While bittersweet, Bloodbath has previously shared her inspiring friendship with Floyd in an editorial for Billboard. “He had a good aura about him. You look at a dude that big and think he has to be some type of extra-hard gangsta, but he was the exact opposite,” she said at the time of his death. “That’s why you hear a lot of people call him the gentle giant. He had a heart of gold.”

About OMB Bloodbath

Representing Houston’s historic Third Ward, OMB Bloodbath is in a class of her own. While 2020 was a wild ride for everyone, it was OMB Bloodbath’s pivotal year. Her hustle paid off, when Blood secured a deal with 10:22 PM and Love Renaissance (LVRN), in partnership with Interscope Records.  The release of “Dropout” with fellow Houston star Maxo Kream fanned the flames for what was to come. The song cracked 750K organic views in no time on YouTube and is currently inching towards a million. Also, Bloodbath’s “For Me” became a TikTok favorite. The Chase B and Ken The Man assisted single is also enjoying a ride to the 2 million mark on YouTube, making it her biggest record to date. “My whole hood is rooting for me, my city’s rooting for me. I’m just taking in every moment of it, working hard, and keeping it going,” she explains.