Coi Leray is a platinum-selling superstar rapper-singer from New Jersey. Not too long ago, she released a supercharged remix of her mega-viral best friend anthem, entitled, “TWINNEM (Remix),” featuring the multiplatinum Charlotte spitter, DaBaby, via Republic Records.
‘TWINNEM’ is Coi Leray’s fastest-rising hit single yet. With the remix, she adds another dimension to the fan-favorite banger. Coi’s relentless energy commands attention, while DaBaby pulls up with a smooth and slick cameo punctuated by dynamic bars. The original “TWINNEM” single has already clocked 22 million-plus streams and the music video has accumulated over 12 million views.
Taking over TikTok, “TWINNEM” inspired a staggering five million video creates, yielding six billion global views thus far. Not to mention, it vaulted to #1 on the US TikTok chart and #2 on the US/Global Billboard-Triller chart. Among those millions of clips, Justin Bieber, Paris Hilton, Ed Sheeran, Kevin Hart, Lil Baby, Jason Derulo, Cheech & Chong, Kim Petras, Tia Mowry, Frankie Grande, Ashley Tisdale, and more have all busted a move to the track.
“I’ve watched so many of these DSCVR videos over the years. It’s cool they continue to support artists that are on the cusp of doing big things. Happy that they chose just one Country artist this year and even happier that it’s me!” – Willie Jones stated
Vevo’s DSCVR ATW series showcases engaging, high-quality live performance video content from the class of 2022. One artist from this class is Willie Jones, a charismatic newcomer who isn’t the first artist to blend Country and hip-hop. In 2009, Nelly and Tim McGraw’s “Over and Over” single did an amazing job of priming a generation for crossover hits. A decade later, “Old Town Road” proved that the blend could shatter chart records and deliver a superstar in Lil Nas X.
“The tides are turning in country music, and Willie is one of the big reasons why. Ever since I first saw him perform over three years ago, I knew he was something special. With his soulful voice and southern swag, he’s bringing a whole new sound to the genre. It’s game-changers like Willie that make us so proud of ATW’s class of 2022.” – Justin Prager, Vevo’s Senior Director/Music Programming, stated
Big Boss Vette, one of hip-hop’s hottest new voices, is a rapper/singer from St. Louis, Missouri. Not too long ago, she released a glossy audiovisual for her “Big Boss Vette” single via Beatstaz/Amigo Records/Republic Records. The Fonzy-directed video finds Vette in a stylish neon-lit environment equipped with luxury vehicles.
Big Boss Vette makes it known that she is indeed the new boss in her city. Apparently, bar-for-bar, she wholeheartedly believes that she is king, definitely number one, and no one is on her level because she has the game completely on lockdown. Later, she admits, “You know I’m killing it. Big boss, big bank, bad b*tch, period!”
‘Big Boss Vette’ contains a self-absorbed narrative and braggadocious lyrics. The likable tune possesses skittering 808s and bass-laden instrumentation flavored with an urban rap vibration. Furthermore, the song follows hot on the heels of Big Boss Vette’s previously released single, entitled, “Eater.”
A.GIRL is the family nickname given to 22-year-old hip-hop artist, Hinenuiterangi Tairua. Not too long ago, she and Jaecy released a gritty drill tune, entitled, “We Them Boyz,” which challenges the idea of what it means to be one of the boys. The song, born out of Sydney’s most recent lockdown, proves that drill isn’t just a man’s game. The lyrics, written by A.GIRL and her sister, Matire, features adlibs by her little brother, Axe. The track, which contains a relatable narrative and melodic instrumentation, is flavored with a gritty UK drill vibration.
“I wanted to create a track with the energy of drill rap but without the violence that the genre is known for. The track’s vibe is a fun flex without any malice. ‘We Them Boyz’ is about the family you choose, whether you be male, female, or anything in between.” – A.GIRL explained
Hip-hop is still a male-dominated genre, with playlisting heavily favoring male artists, especially when it comes to drill music. Only a handful of female artists have broken into the drill genre, and A.GIRL is one of them. The talented artist was raised in Western Sydney. She calls Australia her home but the connection to her family’s Maori homeland of Te Hapua (in the north island of New Zealand) runs deep.
Cliff Savage is an urban recording artist from Long Beach, California. Not too long ago, he released a club-friendly rap tune, entitled, “Quarterback,” which tells an intriguing tale about a young guy who finds himself inside an exclusive LA strip club with his crew. Apparently, he’s celebrating life and throwing money at a desirable dancer. While getting an exotic lap dance, he realizes that she’s a freaky money getter. Therefore, he asks her, “Tell me what I gotta do to make you throw it like a quarterback?” Later, he and the stripper exit the club and he drives them away in an expensive foreign vehicle.
‘Quarterback’ contains a football-themed narrative and an ear-pleasing rap flow that will resonate well with fans of Tory Lanez, Big Sean, and Tyga. The likable tune possesses melodic instrumentation flavored with a contemporary rap vibration. From the field to the strip club, “Quarterback” is definitely going to make her “throw it!”
In 2020 alone, Cliff has been featured on multiple editorial playlists including Spotify (Most Necessary and Hip-Hop Mixtape), Apple Music (The Plug), YouTube Music (West Coast Rap Renaissance), and VEVO (Incoming Hip Hop). Recently, he was featured on the summer smash, “Replay,” by Rolling Loud’s official disc jockey, DJ Five Venoms, and Moe.
Mike Klaw is a rising France-based DJ, record producer, and remixer from Guyana. Not too long ago, he released a feel-good dance tune, entitled, “Wknd,” which tells a fun tale about a young guy who is ready to enjoy the weekend with his significant other. Apparently, he wants to get close to his partner so that they can dance the night away. Later, he tells his companion, “Ain’t nobody getting down like we can.”
“I had the idea to create a glamorous sound that makes you dance and can be listened to at any time whether it’s in a club, at home, or with friends. It’s about having a great time.” – DJ Mike Klaw explained
For DJ Mike Klaw, music is much more than orchestrated noise, it’s a vessel to inspire happiness and bring people together. Through his high-octane energy, positive vibes, and meticulous song selection and mixing skills, Mike Klaw seeks to spread the universal language of joy.
‘Wknd,’ a club-friendly tune, possesses up-tempo production flavored with electro-pop and contemporary dance elements. Furthermore, “Wknd” follows mildly on the heels of DJ Mike Klaw’s previously released singles including “How I Act” and “Better.”
Dynamyte is an LA-based singer-songwriter, drummer, and multi-instrumentalist from Boston, MA. Not too long ago, she released a lovely neo-soul tune, entitled, “Only Want You,” which tells an intriguing tale about a young woman who wants love and attention from a distant love interest. Apparently, there’s a lot of persistent people out there who are trying their utmost best to get with her. However, she keeps curving them to the side because she desires this one individual who isn’t quite interested in her. Later, she admits to her love interest, “They got to wait ‘cause I only want you.” Then, she realizes, “I know the secret is to care less, that’s something I can’t do.”
Dynamyte, currently 23-years-old, recently graduated from Brown University. She studied Sociology with a focus on social interaction and social psychology. She loves to analyze human beings and their behaviors, the underlying inspiration behind her lyrics. Also, she uses her analyses to make sense of her experiences when writing, while targeting what kind of content she feels the world needs.
DA REAL3ST is a rising artist from north London, England. Not too long ago, he and Sona, an artist from south London, released an appealing video for their “BET” single, directed by Jack Whitfield. The song was produced by TRTheProducer (AJ Tracey, IAMDDB, Abra Cadabra, M Huncho).
“‘BET’ is a song about the contrast between grinding hard and the effects it could have on your personal/love life. I wanted to show versatility within my style and also within drill. Drill can be fun and does not always have to be so serious.” – DA REAL3ST explained
‘BET’ contains an urban street narrative, smooth cadences, and tuneful rap flows. The likable tune possesses melodic instrumentation flavored with hip-hop, UK drill, trap, and afrobeats elements. Furthermore, “BET” is featured on DA REAL3ST’s debut mixtape, entitled, “Love Or Rivalry.”
Class Vee is a singer-songwriter based in Tampa, Florida. Not too long ago, she released a groovy neo-soul tune, entitled, “IDK Why,” which tells a heartfelt tale about a single young woman who wants a little excitement in her uneventful life. Apparently, one day, she goes out on a date with a guy who is listed on her phone registry. She hopes for the best, but during their mundane conversation, which takes place at a bar, her mind constantly drifts away to other thoughts because she’s bored. Later, she addresses her dating experience, “I don’t know why I do this, I don’t know why I think it will all change.”
“‘IDK Why’ is about dating in this day and age. Sometimes, we date as a distraction because we are bored, or lonely, or just trying to get over someone. Sometimes, we decide maybe this person is different and maybe I’ll have fun. You get out and you realize it wasn’t as fun as you thought and you’re back to square one.” – Class Vee explained
The location is South-side Jamaica, a rough and tough neighborhood in Queens, New York, and home to Babita Harris, an uninsured single parent who falls ill after returning home from vacation. She is taken to a hospital, where Salome McBryant diagnoses her with having black fever disease, which has done a significant amount of damage to her liver. With a couple of months to live, Babita's only hope of survival is a costly liver transplant. But with no health insurance, the chance of surgery is slim. What she needs is a quarter of a million dollars in cash. And that's when Barnes, her only son, along with his best friends, Demus and Baker, spring into dangerous action to get the money. Though their road is paved with good intentions, the brothers in arms are in for a few surprises and a whole lot of heat in this supernatural thriller which tells two remarkable tales of crime and redemption.
Barnes, Demus, and Baker are back with another actioned-packed adventure. This time, they travel to Monomotapa, Alkebulan, where the king and queen were recently slain by Ego, a familiar nemesis whom the three Black boys thought they had destroyed in the afterlife. But they were deeply mistaken. Now, Ego has in his possession The Hotep Brother Manuscript, a sacred book filled with spiritual laws and enchanting spells, which he uses to turn the Monomotapan military into Egomaniacs. By his side is Deadra, a divine entity, and their goal is to rule Monomotapa and discontinue all shipments of gold to Planet Black, the home of the deities. Currently, the black planet is vulnerable, protected by a thin layer of gold that is quickly depleting. With the threat of an incoming meteoroid shower looming, there’s no telling what might happen to Planet Black if a large shipment of gold doesn’t arrive there soon.