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Rico Nasty has shared the music video for ‘Gotsta Get Paid’, which is taken from her seventh mixtape, Las Ruinas. In the Moshpxt-directed clip the rapper is seen hanging out at the edge of a cliff, setting a car on fire and walking through a forest at night while singing to to her song. Watch the video for the 100 Gecs co-produced song below. [via NME]

Right now, the Memphis rapper GloRilla is going through a wild, dizzy come-up. Earlier this year, she released ‘FNF (Let’s Go),’ an underground smash that went viral and crossed over to the Hot 100. That success won GloRilla a deal with hometown rap king Yo Gotti’s CMG label, and she made her debut for that label when she released her song ‘Tomorrow’ a couple of months ago. Now, Glorilla has a new version of ‘Tomorrow’ with her spiritual and stylistic peer Cardi B, and its video will brighten your day. Cardi and GloRilla make so much sense together. They both make assertively ratchet head-slap music, and they both sound great over hard, simple beats. In the Diesel Filmz-directed video for ‘Tomorrow 2,’ GloRilla and her friends go wild in Cardi’s New York hometown, pole-dancing on subway poles and hanging out of sunroofs. Then, Cardi herself shows up and says a whole lot of tough shit: “Bitches be on dick today, sing every word of ‘Up’ tomorrow/ Bitch, I still got cases opened, keep your mouth shut tomorrow.” [via Stereogum]

Haviah Mighty has returned with ‘Honey Bun,’ a moody new song about the surface-level pleasures of fame. Produced by Bizness Boi and Derelle Rideout, ‘Honey Bun’ represents the mentality of always wanting more once you experience success. In a press release, Mighty explained that after a breakup, she turned to the material benefits of her rising rap career for comfort, only to realize that owning a bunch of Prada and Balenciaga can only make you so happy. “The end of this relationship was the end of stability and certainty for a time. It broke my trust. It meant that my value system around building relationships had completely changed. Where I once sought authenticity in a new connection, I found my desires were only surface,” Mighty recalled. “I pivoted hard to self-validation, recognizing my co-dependency on this person only after being left behind. I began to rely heavily on having multiple beautiful partners, money, designer clothes, drugs and any other way to escape the hurt. ‘Honey Bun’ is a toxic part of my journey, but mixed with the internal conflict of knowing better deep down.” After seemingly flexing about her new lavish lifestyle, Mighty ends ‘Honey Bun’ with audio from her father, who explains what’s really important. “I reflect on parental advice, ‘don’t need nothing but yourself, that’s on my mama/father,’ and while I’m still crooning about needing ‘another one,’ through the outro my father can be heard discrediting the entire song with his take on what beauty really is,” she explained. “You’re reminded that just as your true purpose is found from going within, the true purpose of another is found within them. Overall, this song is a reminder that nothing is surface deep.” [via Consequence]

Brooklyn-raised emcee Nello Luchi has always displayed the gift of gab and as a true student of the game, she values the power of lyricism over the unnecessary glitz. I must say, it’s been a while since we heard from her till she hit us up with her new jam ‘Bed Stuy Fly’. The aptly titled single sees her representing her borough to the fullest and reminding us that she never left. Her pen is still sharp as ever as she effortlessly glides over the moody backdrop made up of haunting keys and airy strings. Far from rhyming for the sake of it, Nello puts emotions into the lines with a lot of personal insight and bravado. Lines like “Duality of life I’d rather put on the leather but it gotta be vegan, I don’t beef with the extra, natural born flexer” and “Ran with Bad Boys, comb through them like the Bethas, yeah I’m on this beat like mustard, better catch-up” explore her tastes and firm demeanour as a lady who can rock with the men. [via Earmilk]


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