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JACQUEES – SINCERELY FOR YOU

JACQUEES ANNOUNCES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALBUM
SINCERELY FOR YOU
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY FUTURE 
 RELEASES TWO NEW SINGLES AHEAD OF ALBUM RELEASE
“TIPSY” and “STILL THAT”

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ALBUM IN STORES
OUT DECEMBER 16

R&B superstar and multi-platinum singer Jacquees has announced the forthcoming release of his highly anticipated third studio album, Sincerely For You via Cash Money Records. Arriving on December 16, Sincerely For You is executive produced by GRAMMY award-winning recording artist Future and features collaborations with 21 SavageSummer Walker6LACKDreezyTory LanezJohn P. Kee, and Future. In addition to today’s eagerly awaited announcement, Jacquees releases two new tracks, “Tipsy and “Still That,” available on all digital partners now.

Pre-save Sincerely For You HERE.    
 
Tipsy” and “Still That” give a glimpse to what fans and followers can expect from Jacquees’ next body of work. He shared the news with fans today on his social channels stating “This is sincerely for you, you, you, you and you and everybody who been there for me along the way! Thank y’all so much, thank you God my family, friends and FANS. This journey has been nothing short of incredible and we got way more to go! Get ready for some Real R&B Let’s Win.”
 
Official videos for both tracks accompanying the static audio releases are available to experience via Jacquees’ YouTube channel Here (“Tipsy”) and Here (“Still That”). Earlier today, the R&B powerhouse unveiled a special B.T.S. look into the making of “Tipsy” HereSincerely For You, will also feature Jacquees’ sultry bedroom anthem “Say Yea,” which arrived a few short months ago and now boasts over 2.5 + million views for the official music video. “Say Yea” received co-signs as the ‘Best in Music’ for the week from outlets such as BETXXLUPROXX and esteemed praise from VibeThe SourceRevoltThat Grape JuiceRap RadarRated R&BThis is R&B and more.

Sincerely For You Track-List:

  1. Sincerely For You (Intro)
  2. Say Yea
  3. Reason Why
  4. When You Bad Like That (feat. Future)
  5. Woman’s Worth
  6. Start Over
  7. Tell Me It’s Over (feat. 6lack & Summer Walker)
  8. I Remember
  9. Ya Body (feat. Dreezy)
  10. Be With You (feat. Tory Lanez)
  11. Way Too Many Shots
  12. Still That
  13. Tipsy
  14. Sex, Hennessy & R&B / Talking About You
  15. Stay There
  16. The Mud (feat. 21 Savage)
  17. One More Time (feat. John P. Kee)

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About Jacquees:  

A thirteen-year grind ushered Jacquees into the forefront of modern R&B with multiple platinum records, billions of streams, and sold-out shows everywhere. Behind all of those flashy vocal runs and silky bedroom jams, you’ll find the same humble music-obsessed vocalist who first picked up a microphone at 9-years-old in his hometown of Decatur, GA.
 He’s come a long way too. After the success of his independent 19 EP in 2014, he inked a deal with Cash Money Records and cultivated a signature style steeped in throwback soul with the right amount of 21st century sizzle. His 2018 full-length debut4275 scored a gold certification from the RIAA and boasted the double-platinum “B.E.D.” and platinum “At The Club” featuring Dej Loaf. A year later in 2019, he returned with King of R&B, which yielded the gold-selling “Your Peace” featuring Lil Baby. Not to mention, he teamed up with Cash Money Records Co-Founder and iconic rapper Birdman for the collaborative Lost At Sea [2016] and Lost At Sea 2 [2018]. He also closed out 2019 with the Christmas in Decatur EP.

Now, he’s turning the page on the next chapter of his career.
“It’s a new chapter, for sure,” he affirms. “I’m rebranding by getting back to how I started. I’m having fun again. Of course, it’s still a job, but I’m having a really good time. I took a break from everything for a minute and I’m stepping out now.”


About Cash Money Records:

Since 1991, Brothers Bryan “Birdman” Williams aka “Baby” and Ronald “Slim”Williams have built Cash Money Records into a legendary force in the music industry. Through tireless devotion and an unparalleled work ethic, the duo founded the legendary label in the New Orleans housing projects and elevated it into a multi-million-dollar empire and cultural tastemaker. Not only is the company revered as an iconic and enduring global street brand, it’s become the most successful independent record label in America boasting a bevy of chart-dominating, multi-platinum artists and Grammy Award winners and cumulative sales over 100 million albums worldwide, the roster includes JacqueesGSO Phat, Eighty8, Juvenile, Rublow and more. The label also houses Lil Wayne‘s imprint Young Money Entertainment (Drake and Nicki Minaj) as well as a publishing arm Cash Money ContentCash Money Records is distributed by Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company.

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EIGHTY8 – THE REALEST

EIGHTY8 RISES WITH LATEST RELEASE
“THE REALEST”
NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW

“One of the The 10 Rappers To Watch in 2022” – Miami New Times

Rising Cash Money Records artist Eighty8 unleashes his latest new single and music video “The Realest” today. Get it HERE. The Zach Geitner– produced-track hinges on an irresistible beat punctuated by sharp 808s and a simmering groove. Eighty8’s hypnotic cadence is accompanied by visual that brings this vibe to vibrancy on-screen. The Sam Brave-directed official video premiered earlier today via BET Jams. Watch HERE.

Last year, Eighty8 made waves with his breakout banger “Hit. Right out of the gate, he amassed over 2 million YouTube views on the music video as the track flows in 1 million + streams across music service platforms. In addition to praise from Hip Hop DXRESPECT Magazine, and more, The Miami New Times pegged him as one of “The 10 Rappers To Watch in 2022” and spoke to him for an in-depth profile. Meanwhile, The Knockturnal applauded, Eighty8 fuses R&B, hip-hop, pop and island music to create a truly new and innovative sound that transcends genres.” The release garnered attention from XXL as the Miami native was selected to be in the running for the 10th voting spot for the renowned 2022 Freshman class.

Leveling up to his latest release “The Realest,” Eighty8 continues to deliver on his pledge to showcase the depths of his dynamic artistry that stands separate from any artist alike.

About Eighty8: 

Roots can shape personality. Our lineage informs how we act and how we react to any given situation. Drawing on Jamaican and Haitian heritage, Eighty8 translates emotional extremes into an unpredictable and undeniable hybrid of R&B, hip-hop, pop, and island flavors. Generating nearly 3 million Spotify streams independently, receiving acclaim from Hip Hop DX, Hip Hop N More, On Smash and signing to Cash Money Records in 2020, he’s ready to formally introduce himself. He adopted his name during a period of self-discovery after learning that the number 8 represents a sense of power and exemplifies peace and unity. 

Born and raised on the North Side of Miami, at three-years-old, he realized he could sing and spent hours replaying an old Michael Jackson VHS as he obsessively studied the King of Pop. Throughout middle school, he sang to girls in the hallway and shutdown the stage with show-stopping performances at pep rallies and talent shows. As a teen, he joined the R&B group 4th and Ocean, recording music for Warner Bros. Records. Following the group’s split, he caught the attention of Balistic Beats and dropped the single “Pree.”The music made its way to Cash Money Records and Eighty8 was signed to the roster in 2020.

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About Cash Money Records

Since 1991, Brothers Bryan “Birdman” Williams aka “Baby” and Ronald “Slim” Williams have built Cash Money Records into a legendary force in the music industry. Through tireless devotion and an unparalleled work ethic, the duo founded the legendary label in the New Orleans housing projects and elevated it into a multi-million-dollar empire and cultural tastemaker. Not only is the company revered as an iconic and enduring global street brand, it’s become the most successful independent record label in America boasting a bevy of chart-dominating, multi-platinum artists and Grammy Award winners and cumulative sales over 100 million albums worldwide, the roster includes JacqueesBlueface, Deemic, Juvenile and more. The label also houses Lil Wayne‘s imprint Young Money Entertainment (Drake and Nicki Minaj) as well as a publishing arm Cash Money ContentCash Money Records is distributed by Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company.

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JACQUEES – Say Yea

Jacquees releases his all-new single “Say Yea,” accompanied by a summer-inspired music video.

Stream the single HERE and catch the music video HERE.

About the single, ThisIsRNB stated, “Jacquees never misses. The single “Say Yea” out now can definitely become the summer anthem for all the smooth talkers…”

HipHopNMore, too, raved about the track when stating, “…if “Say Yea” tells us anything, then we know that we’re in for some sticky sweet R&B goodness.” 

About Cash Money Records:

Since 1991, Brothers Bryan “Birdman” Williams aka “Baby” and Ronald “Slim” Williams have built Cash Money Records into a legendary force in the music industry. Through tireless devotion and an unparalleled work ethic, the duo founded the legendary label in the New Orleans housing projects and elevated it into a multi-million-dollar empire and cultural tastemaker. Not only is the company revered as an iconic and enduring global street brand, it’s become the most successful independent record label in America boasting a bevy of chart-dominating, multi-platinum artists and Grammy Award winners and cumulative sales over 100 million albums worldwide, the roster includes Jacquees, Blueface, Deemic, Juvenile and more. The label also houses Lil Wayne‘s imprint Young Money Entertainment (Drake and Nicki Minaj) as well as a publishing arm Cash Money Content. Cash Money Records is distributed by Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company.

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Red Carpet Premiere of BMF

STARZ hosted a star-studded Red Carpet World Premiere Screening and Concert event in celebration of the new original series  “BMF” at the Cellairis Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia.  “BMF ” was produced in Atlanta and Detroit, where the real-life Black Mafia Family that inspired the series had bases of operation from the 1980-2000s. In homage to the true legends, attendees wore all-black attire to the outdoor event. The evening began with guests viewing the first episode of the series, which will premiere on STARZ on Sunday, September 26. Following the premiere screening, series Executive Producer Curtis  “50 Cent ” Jackson,  “BMF ” recurring star Snoop Dogg and others performed. Guests enjoyed live performances of the  “BMF “main title song  “Wish Me Luck ” performed by Curtis  “50 Cent ” Jackson, Moneybagg Yo and Snoop Dogg. 

In addition to the musical performers, attendees included “BMF” Executive Producer and Writer, Randy Huggins and cast members Demetrius  “Lil Meech ” Flenory Jr., Da’Vinchi, Russell Hornsby, Michole Briana White, Ajiona Alexus, Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Myles Truitt, Steve Harris, La La Anthony and Arkeisha  “Kash Doll ” Knight.

Special guests at the premiere screening and concert included T.I.,2 Chainz, Flo Rida, Young Thug, Gunna, Monica, Kandi Burress, Killa Mike, Jacob Latimore, South Side, Reginae Carter, Toya Johnson, Jamira  “Cuban Link ” Haines, G Herbo, Mimi Faust, Ari Fletcher, Pee, Ty Young, Lecrae, Anthony Hamilton, Angie Stone, Clifton Powell, DC Young Fly, Charles Oakley, Angela Simmons, Blue  “Pretty Ricky “, David Banner, Jacquees and STARZ, President and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch.

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Rich Gang – Blue Emerald

Rich Gang is back! Cash Money Records co-founder and GRAMMY® Award-nominated rap icon Bryan “Baby” Williams a.k.a. Birdman has joined forces with GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum superstar Young Thug on a new single entitled Blue Emerald. Get it HERE.

The track fuses otherworldly production with a UFO-style buzz as Young Thug slithers through the beat with eerie melodies. It all builds toward a massive and magnetic chant meant to blast off into the fall. 

“This is what y’all have been waiting for,” Birdman says.  “Me and Thugger are back together, and ‘Blue Emerald’ is just the beginning. This is the next era of Rich Gang. It starts now.”

This notably marks the return of Rich Gang—the ever-evolving hip-hop brand and collective founded by Birdman. 2013’s compilation album, Rich Gang, crashed the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 and yielded the gold-selling Hot 100 hit “Tap Out,” featuring Lil Wayne, Birdman, Mack Maine, Nicki Minaj, and Future. Riding this momentum, Rich Gang delivered the multi-platinum smash “Lifestyle” [feat. Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan, & Birdman] and the historic mixtape, Rich Gang: Tha Tour Part 1. The latter project claimed spots on numerous best of the decade lists, including ones by Noisey, Stereogum, and Rolling Stone. Stereogum hailed it as “a classic of 2010s rap music.”

The music video premiered on BET Jams, BET Hip Hop, Vevo and YouTube with Music Choice and Revolt on August 27th at Midnight (12:00 am ET / 9:00 pm PT). Watch it HERE.

About Cash Money Records

Since 1991, Brothers Bryan “Birdman” Williams aka “Baby” and Ronald “Slim” Williams have built Cash Money Records into a legendary force in the music industry. Through tireless devotion and an unparalleled work ethic, the duo founded the legendary label in the New Orleans housing projects and elevated it into a multi-million-dollar empire and cultural tastemaker. Not only is the company revered as an iconic and enduring global street brand, it’s become the most successful independent record label in America boasting a bevy of chart-dominating, multi-platinum artists and Grammy Award winners and cumulative sales over 100 million albums worldwide, the roster includes Jacquees, Blueface, Deemic, Juvenile and more. The label also houses Lil Wayne’s imprint Young Money Entertainment (Drake and Nicki Minaj) as well as a publishing arm Cash Money Content. Cash Money Records is distributed by Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company.

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Jacquees × Future – Not Jus Anybody

JACQUEES’ SINGLE NOT JUS ANYBODY FEATURING FUTURE #1 MOST ADDED RECORD AT URBAN RADIO

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Returning to the top, rising superstar and multi-platinum singer Jacquees logs the #1 Most Added Record At Urban Radio this week with his new single Not Jus Anybody featuring Future. It went into regular rotation at 47 stations in key markets nationwide. Get it HERE.

The music video made its debut on MTV Live, MTVU, BET Jams, BET Soul, BET Hip Hop, YO! MTV, and VEVO last month. BET named it Jam of the Week this week, logging over 100 spins. Simultaneously, the video is in strong rotation on REVOLT and Music Choice. Additionally, Jacquees appeared as a guest on the FB Live Audio Room executive produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment and Facebook last week.

So far, Not Jus Anybody has already racked up 429K Spotify streams and 769k YouTube views on the music video. In addition, it received plugs from Complex, Rated R&B and HipHopDx.

Most importantly, it sets the stage for his anxiously awaited new album, coming soon.

About Cash Money Records

Since 1991, Brothers Bryan Birdman Williams aka Baby and Ronald Slim Williams have built Cash Money Records into a legendary force in the music industry. Through tireless devotion and an unparalleled work ethic, the duo founded the legendary label in the New Orleans housing projects and elevated it into a multi-million-dollar empire and cultural tastemaker. Not only is the company revered as an iconic and enduring global street brand, it’s become the most successful independent record label in America boasting a bevy of chart-dominating, multi-platinum artists and Grammy Award winners and cumulative sales over 100 million albums worldwide, the roster includes Jacquees, Blueface, Deemic, Juvenile and more. The label also houses Lil Wayne’s imprint Young Money Entertainment (Drake and Nicki Minaj) as well as a publishing arm Cash Money Content. Cash Money Records is distributed by Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company.

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JACQUEES’ RELEASES – NOT JUS ANYBODY FEATURING FUTURE

Dropping what might be his biggest collaboration yet, rising superstar and multi-platinum singer Jacquees serves up a brand new single entitled “Not Jus Anybody” featuring Future today. Get it here.

As a stark piano drips in the background, he immediately captivates with his signature show stopping vocal range on point. Meanwhile, GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum hip-hop titan Future rolls through with otherworldly rhymes and a hazy melody. The track unites two Atlanta forces together once more, and the results immediately overpower in the best way. The music video, directed by Jon J, is available to watch on all streaming channels along with broadcast partners BET Jams, BET Soul, MTV Live and MTVU. Watch here.

Jacquees recently shared “Bed Friend” featuring Queen Naija. Right out of the gate, it racked up over 2 million Spotify streams. HYPEBEAST named it among the “Best New Tracks,” and Vibe raved, “This composition is one that has bedroom burner written all over it.”

Just prior, his single “Freaky As Me” featuring Mulatto eclipsed 2.8 million Spotify streams and 2.1 million views on the video.

Last month, Jacquees took the stage for a performance at the 6th Annual Black Music Honors hosted by Loni Love on Bounce TV. Jacquees delivered a blockbuster tribute performance of honoree Ginuwine’s hit “So Anxious.” Jacquees joined Cece Winans, Montell Jordan, Chrisette Michele, Zacardi Cortez, and more. In advance, he also appeared on FOX’s Good Day DC.

As a testament to Jacquees’ unprecedented success and reign at the top of R&B, the talented singer has achieved several milestones: his debut album 4275 is RIAA gold-certified and has a string of top-selling hits including “B.E.D.”(double-platinum) and “At The Club” featuring Dej Loaf (platinum) and “Your Peace” featuring Lil Baby (gold).

Everything continues to build towards his anticipated next album, coming soon.

Connect With Jacquees

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About Cash Money Records: 

Since 1991, Brothers Bryan “Birdman” Williams aka “Baby” and Ronald “Slim” Williams have built Cash Money Records into a legendary force in the music industry. Through tireless devotion and an unparalleled work ethic, the duo founded the legendary label in the New Orleans housing projects and elevated it into a multi-million-dollar empire and cultural tastemaker. Not only is the company revered as an iconic and enduring global street brand, it’s become the most successful independent record label in America boasting a bevy of chart-dominating, multi-platinum artists and Grammy Award winners and cumulative sales over 100 million albums worldwide, the roster includes Jacquees, Blueface, Deemic, Juvenile and more. The label also houses Lil Wayne’s imprint Young Money Entertainment (Drake and Nicki Minaj) as well as a publishing arm Cash Money Content. Cash Money Records is distributed by Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company.

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6th Annual Black Music Honors

Chicago-based television production company Central City Productions will televise the 6th Annual Black Music Honors in national broadcast syndication starting June 5 to July 4, 2021 and on Saturday, June 19 at 1:00 p.m. EST on Bounce TV. This year’s presentation will celebrate Black Music Month and commemorate Juneteenth or Emancipation Day with a special tribute to the holiday presented by Speech of Arrested Development.

This years performers include Cece Winans, Montell Jordan, After 7, Syleena Johnson, Pleasure P, Stokley, Avery Sunshine, J. Moss, Q Parker, Bahamadia, Chrisette Michele, Jac Ross, Jacquees, Mumu Fresh, Kevin Ross, Theresa Tha Songbird, and Zacardi Cortez. Emmy Award-winning talk show host, comedienne and author Loni Love will host the star-studded two-hour special which will honor artists and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music.

The honorees for this year’s Black Music Honors includes, multiple Grammy Award-nominated R&B legend Angie Stone tapped to receive the Soul Music Icon Award, Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter and actor Ginuwine will receive the Urban Music Icon Award, multiple Stellar Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated gospel vocalist Marvin Sapp will receive the Gospel Music Icon Award, and Grammy Award-winning jazz virtuoso, Ramsey Lewis will receive the Legends Award. The National Museum of African American Music will be honored with the Legacy Award.

Founder and Executive Producer Don Jackson stated, “I am extremely excited about our 6th Annual Black Music Honors in commemoration of the Juneteenth holiday, and we’ve assembled a spectacular line-up of performers to celebrate our music icons and the spirit of the holiday. It’s especially fitting that we honor the National Museum of African American Music, now open to the public, which supports our mission of honoring legendary Black artists who have influenced the culture and music worldwide.”

Assets and downloadable photos of the host, honorees and performers can be found by clicking here. For more information on Black Music Honors, please visit the Black Music Honors website and connect on social media.

Kiana Ledé – KIKI

By Cassandra Yany

Platinum-selling artist Kiana Ledé released seven brand new songs Friday to expand her critically acclaimed album KIKI. These tracks help the Phoenix-born and LA-based singer to show more seduction, spirit and soul than she has before.

The deluxe version includes the single “Only Fan” featuring Jacquees, on which lustful verses, airy guitar and a steady beat create a throwback R&B energy. The two artists sing back and forth as Jacquees’ falsetto reaches a hypnotic peak. The album now contains a bonus track, “Youth” featuring GRAMMY Award-winning blues rock artist Gary Clark Jr., who brings smooth vocals and a head-bobbing riff to the song. 

KIKI was first released on April 3 and earned a spot in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top R&B Albums Chart, Top 5 of the Apple Music R&B/ Soul Albums Chart, Top 5 of the iTunes R&B/ Soul Albums Chart and Top 10 of the Apple Music Overall Albums Chart. It has garnered over 50 million streams and received praise from notable outlets such as ELLE, Billboard, Highsnobiety, Vibe and more.

Recently, Kiana Ledé teamed up with Usher for “This Day” from the Netflix original film Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.

About Kiana Ledé

Just who is Kiana Ledé? On the one hand, you know her as a fierce and fiery force in R&B responsible for bangers such as the platinum-certified “EX,” “Mad At Me” and “Chocolate” feat. Ari Lennox and has received over 1 billion streams globally and praise from Complex, Vibe, Billboard, ROLLACOASTER Magazine and more. But, who is she? “KIKI,” she answers. On her aptly titled full-length debut, she reveals every side of herself: the vulnerability, the vitality, the anger, the lust, the loyalty, the joy, the darkness, and the truth as evinced on song.

Long before all of this, the songstress “from South Phoenix with Black, Mexican, Native American, and White ancestry” grew up between divorced parents. She played classical instruments and competed in pageants—but popped wheelies on dirt bikes and got under the hood to fix a car or two. Eventually, an adventurous spirit carried her from Arizona to Los Angeles where she began a journey that comes full circle in 2020.

Deluxe Album Tracklisting (Previously Unreleased)

  1. Ladylike
  2. Chocolate (LoFi Remix) [feat. Ari Lennox]
  3. Must Be Mine [feat. Ant Clemons]
  4. Amazing
  5. Only Fan [feat. Jacquees]
  6. None For You

Original Tracklisting

  1. Cancelled
  2. Movin
  3. Mad At Me
  4. Chocolate [feat. Ari Lennox]
  5. Forfeit [feat. Lucky Daye]
  6. Second Chances [feat. 6lack]
  7. Crazy
  8. Plenty More
  9. Skiterlude
  10. Labels [feat. Moneybagg Yo & Bia]
  11. Honest
  12. Feel A Way
  13. Good Girl [feat. Col3trane]
  14. Attention
  15. Separation [feat. Arin Ray]
  16. Protection
  17. No Takebacks
  18. Bonus: Youth [feat. Gary Clark, Jr.]

Listen to KIKI (Deluxe) here

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**Photo Courtesy of Republic Records

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Aminé Drops “Riri” Video

Aminé drops co-directed music video for “Riri”

Portland-based rapper, artist, director, culture shaker and innovative ingenue Aminé delivers his video for “Riri” which he co-directed with longtime visual collaborator Jack Bergert. The video was filmed in quarantine around LA mansions with cameos from the likes of beloved sports broadcaster Taylor Rooks. Aminé even locked writer/comedian Jak Knight, from ABC’s Black-ish, for a closing skit in the “RiRi” video.

“We shot this video before the murder of George Floyd & my knowledge of the Breonna Taylor case,” Aminé writes “but I felt compelled to delay its release for obvious reasons. Activism is essential right now so I put my focus there for the past few weeks. We skipped editing sessions to march in the Black Lives Matter protests. I’m dropping the ‘Riri’ video today because it’s important to show black joy in a time where we’re constantly seeing imagery of pain and suffering.”

Pegged “one of the most creative voices in hip-hop, Aminé shakes the culture every time he releases a new song” (Hot New Hip Hop) and “Riri” is no different. Complex Magazine reportedly “wouldn’t be surpris[ed] if the real Rihanna was caught on Instagram enjoying the new tune.” Hypebeast cosigns that “the centerpiece of ‘Riri’ is Aminé’s soulful hook and reflective lyrics buoyed by bassrich production from frequent collaborator Pasqué.”

In addition to the excitement of the new music video, Aminé has also joined forces with former YEEZY designer Sara Jaramillo and Alice Wang’s ILYSM to offer a $500 grant this week for an artist impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns. Applications for this round of #ILYSM4Artists are due by noon EST on Thursday 6/25 at ILYSM.COM .

About Aminé:

Artists who move culture forward create their own. Aminé’s debut LP, “Good For You” did just that for Portland’s music scene, hiphop and the culture at large — buoyed by his 5x platinum RIAA certified breakout smash “Caroline,” “REDMERCEDES” and “Wedding Crashers” [feat. Offset]. The album which displayed mosaic influence from his parents’ Ethiopian heritage to trailblazers like Kanye West and André 3000, made an instantly indelible impact — scoring a RIAA gold certification, millions of singles streams, Spotify #1s, and 21 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs Chart, peaking at #11. Aminé further solidified himself as a force of nature between explosive festival sets and show-stopping late nights. Maintaining this momentum, while owning his subdued profile and preference for an AirBNB wilderness cabin over a posh studio for recording, Aminé released his self-described 2018 EP/LP/MIXTAPE/ ALBUM “ONEPOINTFIVE.”

Earlier this year, Aminé continued on his promise to change perceptions and defy expectations with “Shimmy” paying homage to his past, while declaring 2020 as his. Accompanied by a co-directed music video love letter to Portland, the song garnered 20 Million streams globally and the gamut of fanfare which you can watch here. Continuing to expand his influence, Aminé also recently appeared on HBO’s Insecure this month.

Follow Aminé | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | SoundCloud | Spotify |

Watch “Riri” here and stream the song here.