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21-year-old singer, rapper, model, and YouTube personality Shan.X just released a new genre-bending single ‘Wish IGAF’. The alternative rap and metal trap-influenced track is a break up anthem at its core. Reflecting on her writing experience, X says, “My ex had just broken up with me and I was like I wish IGAF like damn and then I just wrote it. I was definitely in my bag, I definitely gave a fuck tho. DEFINITELY”. The versatility in Shan.X’s catalog is clear when comparing ‘Wish IGAF’ with her previous most recent release, ‘Me’; as her last release was an R&B track and this single is on a whole new wave. The strong electric guitar on the beat blends perfectly with Shan.Xs aggressive vocals and adlibs, creating a badass angry vibe.

One of the great feelgood stories in rap this year has been the rise of Memphis party-starter GloRilla, whose viral smash ‘FNF (Let’s Go)’ came out of nowhere and crashed the charts just as summer was starting up. Since then, GloRilla has signed with Yo Gotti’s CMG label, and she’s put out some great collabs. GloRilla releases Anyways, Life’s Great…, her debut EP. Before the record arrived, she had one more song for us. You don’t get any prizes for figuring out what ‘Nut Quick’ is all about. GloRilla is an extremely direct rapper; it’s one of her great strengths. On ‘Nut Quick,’ she goes in hard over a simple, hammering beat. She really talks her shit on this one: “I’m a raw-ass bitch, but swear to God I can’t be fucked with/ Found out I was pregnant, got it gone, and I ain’t fuck since/ He thought I would be crazy after sex, but I ain’t nothin’/ He could’ve been my favorite sneaky link, but he just nut quick.” If she’s rapping about you, you’re having a bad day. [via Stereogum]

Chanelle Kazadi‘s video for ‘Smile’ captivates with its vibrance and mesmerizing sound. Kazadi, who grew up in Ravenna, Ohio, found her true passion in music after initially pursuing a career as a professional boxer. After releasing a series of strong early project, she built momentum and shared her versatile 2021 album Make It Work, which she then followed up with two singles, ‘Pootie Tang’ and ‘Smile’, the latter of which has now been given a fresh accompanying visual that captures its ethereal, warm sonics. ‘Smile’, produced by Dawg9000, blooms with textural, glowing samples chopped neatly atop a laid-back rhythm section consisting of refreshing percussion and a rich, engaging bassline. Atop the balmy instrumentation, Kazadi shines as she delivers a series of characteristically dynamic, fluid bars containing detailed, poetic lyricism. The new accompanying visual, directed by Ahmad Ghanim depicts Kazadi giving a commanding yet easygoing performance in front of a variety of beautifully scenic natural backdrops, reinforcing the song’s organic sound. [via Earmilk]

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