— Coming off of his latest tour, Compton wordsmith, Boogie, decides to bless us with a brand new 2-minute freestyle.
Back in January, Boogie released his debut studio album, Everythings For Sale, just about a year after signing with Eminem’s Shady Records. The album, which included features from heavy hitters such as J.I.D, 6lack, Snoh Aalegra, and Eminem himself, was met with critical acclaim and also peaked at #28 on the Billboard 200 charts. Now, after successfully completing his 18-city Everythings For Sale Tour, Boogie has already returned with some new music.
Although “Expose Me (Freestyle)” is a small sample of Boogie’s apparent lyrical abilities, there is certainly no lack in substance. Boogie gets introspective (which he does all too well) and finds himself attempting to find mental and emotional balance within the unpredictability of his lifestyle. So much so, in fact, that he even recognizes that he himself gets “lost” sometimes and needs help getting back on his path. Still, Boogie seems to understand that betting on himself and leaning on his own judgement is what got him here and what will ultimately propel him further.
Check out the short visual for “Expose Me (Freestyle)” above as well as his Everythings For Sale Tour Recap. Also, with Boogie having already dropped some new music, I think it’s safe to say that we should stay tuned for more.
— 6lack has been on an incredible run since the release of his sophomore album, East Atlanta Love Letter. Now, he’s released a visual for “Pretty Little Fears”, featuring Dreamville’s J. Cole, that holds your attention hostage for about 4 minutes.
If you hadn’t been paying attention, it seems that 6lack has elevated to such a status that he simply cannot lose. And, while that’s never the case for any artist, the amount of effort and consistency that 6lack puts into his already transparent artistry almost makes that observation true. With his most recent release, East Atlanta Love Letter, topping the R&B charts and debuting at #3 on the Billboard 200, 6lack continues to cement his superstardom and it’s clear that he’s not letting up anytime soon.
Although minimalistic and non-conceptual, the scenery, angles, and color used in the imagery subtly demand your attention and discourages you from even blinking. The “Pretty Little Fears” music video, directed by Matthew Dillon Cohen, ran through a series of shots of 6lack hanging out with his lady in a number of secluded, yet oddly romantic locations. The same occurs when J. Cole takes over as he converses with his own significant other on a lonely road just before they stroll through an eerily empty carnival.
Check out the music video above, and also, stay on the lookout for more content from both 6lack and J. Cole as both are undeniably in the zone right now.
After the colossal release of his platinum debut album Free 6LACK, 6LACK returns two years later with the next chapter: East Atlanta Love Letter, a deep reflection of love, lament and life in Atlanta…
…but this isn’t a love story. Born Ricardo Valdez Valentine, 6LACK (pronounced “black”), delivers an impassioned and personal project sifting his anguished self apart by way of recovery, best exploited in “Disconnect” and “Switch” before redeeming himself with “Sorry”.
He sets a despondent mood, seamlessly rectified by alluring vocals and nostalgic piano ballads with guest features from J Cole, Future, Khalid and Offset. This alternative R&B album sees 6LACK unravel major headway in “Pretty Little Fears (ft. J Cole)” and “Scripture”, leaving the woes behind and holding hope for a defying affinity with “Stan”.
As 6LACK embraces fatherhood, he holds his one-year-old daughter Syx Rose Valentine (featured on the cover), as the muse behind his entirety, serving “a purpose bigger than himself”, and it’s evident – these love letters are far from finished.