Revisiting a standout track from his deeply personal Jerome Raheem Fortune, Rome Fortune delivers a visual for “Blicka Blicka” directed by Anthony Supreme. The video’s avant garde styling is matched by two futuristic, bass-heavy “Blicka Blicka” remixes from LA producers C.Z. (fresh off collabs with Baauer and Nina Las Vegas) and Cy Kosis.
Check out the “Blicka Blick” remixes HERE
Last year in Pittsburgh, artist started to smarten up and work on strengthening long lasting branding that could live potentially past their careers. While Hardo had the city embracing his “TRAP” movement, PK Delay‘s “dad” branding surfaced and drew a large response with his music, merchandising, and people bought into the experience every chance they could. We pulled together a question/answer response about the impact this made on PK in 2016.
You had one of the best artist brands with “dad” Talk about your preparation for release of the music and merch together…
PK: The preparation was right on time. I had been plotting on a “dad” project because I was really on my dad shit. The music was pieced together with the merchandise at the right time. I was making the dad music and I was already working on the merch as well. I was tired of doing the regular t-shirt approach with my merchandise so I switched to hats. The dad style hat was the perfect choice. I was already wearing the dad hat so I said to myself I might as well just make my own hats.
Did you expect the response to be what it was when it came to equally supporting the music, events, and merch?
PK: I expected the response that I got but I didn’t think it would get as big as it did. People loved the hats and everything blended together so they had to come enjoy the full experience. People wanted to get the colorful hats, meet the dad and figure out what the pears were about. Every event associated with the dad brand was positive and fun just like the music. I plotted on this release for months ahead so everything was already mapped out. I knew what I was getting into.
What impact did it have on you as an artist and how you want to deliver your creations to your supporters?
PK: This impacted me greatly because I see people still want to come find out about PK Delay during whatever phase he is going through. People adapt to my music well. It showed me that my core following holds up very strong and people believe in what I have going on. I want to give the people whatever I create without worrying if they will except it or not. The people that support me are great and open minded. I have some of the most honest fans and friends. It goes a long way. I want them to come on the journey with me. Artist that can do that are always my favorite. I want to be one of those artist and I’m just thankful to keep going. I won’t stop and they respect me for that. In return, I give them something that can help them through the day or feel good even if it’s for 3 minutes.
Watch PK’s latest visual for “Ms”
Jimi Tents is not going away anytime soon. He delivered his newest track, Should’ve Called Pt. 2, via Pigs and Plans on the Beats 1/Apple network last night. Part 1 was a huge fan favorite and it will be great to see where his journey leads him to. Recently it’s gotten him a placement with Footaction on a yet to be disclosed project. Stay tuned.
Buy Should’ve Called Pt. 2 on iTunes HERE
Slowly becoming one of our favorite Texas acts, Maxo Kream‘s descriptive tales paints the perfect picture each time. “Grannies” is no exception as he gives listeners a chance to understand his upbringing with his family in Houston including robberies, drug addictions, even witnessing his Uncle stabbing someone at the age of 6. But these are similar happenings black families go through as Granny were always the glue of the family. Stream below:
There’s no need to speak on the troubles Kehlani has dealt with in the recent past. SweetSexySavage should be a celebration of how a woman triumphed over dark times and how her fans valiantly stood behind her at all times to uplift her spirits. Since Cloud 19, her incredible singing abilities matched with her lively and youthful personality has new fans gravitating towards her organically. With all the support she continues to gain, the 21 year old Grammy nominated artist has the chance to be one of music’s heavyweight early in her career.
Buy SweetSexySavage on iTunes HERE
Also visit for tickets for her world tour: http://www.kehlanimusic.com/
Featuring headliners Rae Sremmurd and Solange, the #BCFest is back again along with musical support from 21 Savage, Alunageorge, Lil Yachty, Kevin Abstract, Rapsody, Smino, Chaz French, Nick Grant, Rejjie Snow, and Sir the Baptist. Always ahead of the game when it comes to serving the community and delivering new and innovative ways to improve our well being by allowing independent entrepreneurs and businesses to participate, Broccoli City adds a week filled with panelist, a 5K Run & Fitness event, an art & music pop-up plus more.
Buy your tickets for #BCFest2017 HERE
Full information for BC Week Here and below: https://bcfestival.com/bc-week/