It’s shaping up to be an exciting year for new music already, with even more on the way over the coming weeks. We’ve had several female creatives markedly making waves as of late. WHIPPED CREAM is set to further that trend with the arrival of her “The Dark” collaborative single.
The track arrived on Thursday (January 26), and gave her the opportunity to connect with Ohio-born rapper Jasiah, as well as the song’s producer, Crimson Child.
“The Dark” tells a story of toxic love and loss. The Dayton native’s operatic vocals set the scene over a soundscape of haunting keys and textured synth work.
In a press release, WHIPPED CREAM spoke candidly of her experience crafting the single. “There is love in holding on and there is love in letting go. ‘The Dark’ is inspired by the concept of picking up a rose – it looks incredibly inviting and beautiful to hold, but it can puncture the skin. It’s about a relationship where one person hasn’t cut out their toxic behaviours and although beautiful underneath,” she began.
“They still damage the one they love most. It’s learning to finally let go of what might be so beautiful yet painful and unhealthy, and head into the unknown, ‘the dark.’”
The emotional track will appear on CREAM’s Someone You Can Count On EP, due out on March 8th. Additionally, you’ll be able to find the accompanying music video on YouTube on February 1st.
Stream WHIPPED CREAM and Jasiah’s “The Dark” collaboration on Spotify or Apple Music below. Afterward, tell us your thoughts on the genre-bending new single in the comment section.
Your lips, your touch
Your eyes are danger
I can’t see the safer side
The dark, the depths
The endless abyss
I’m with you, I fall inside
Big Boogie is on a roll already this year, following his previously released “Outside” single with another track today (January 24). The latest release, called “Twelve Four,” is due to appear on the rhymer’s forthcoming mixtape.
According to a press release, Yo Gotti’s protégé will deliver his Definition of Big Dude project on the last day of January. The effort’s sole guest appearance comes from Fat Trel on “P*ssy Monster.” Aside from that, Boogie’s bars will carry listeners through the 14-song tracklist.
Prior to this month’s drop, the last full-length tape the CMG artist gave us was Underrated. That had an impressive run, debuting at No. 9 on Spotify’s Top Albums Chart. Additionally, his “Pop Out” track specifically enticed fans. It subsequently reached No. 10 on the Urban Mainstream radio charts.
Throughout 2022, he grew his audience further with titles like “Off The Top Challenge” and “Scared Of You Too” with Mohead Mike and Boosie Badazz. Before that, his “KeKe” and “Meant Dat” songs both appeared on his label’s Gangsta Art compilation album.
Upon signing with CMG, BB was given an amazing chain from the “Down in the DMs” hitmaker. Since then, he’s proven himself to be a worthy contributor to the organization’s growth.
Stream Big Boogie’s “Twelve Four” single on Spotify or Apple Music below. Afterward, let us know if you’re excited to hear his Definition of Big Dude mixtape in the comment section.
I talk my shit because I’m chosen
I can pop my shit but I’m humble because I’m golden
APD be light up like Christmas that isn’t frozen
I took off right in they face, them lil’ bitches be nosey
2022 saw the arrival of some undoubtedly strong releases from female artists. It seems as though that trend will continue into 2023 – based on what we’ve heard so far, anyway. Obviously, Ice Spice’s EP took streamers by storm this past weekend, but now we’ve got Chloe Bailey’s debut album to look forward to, and a new single from Arkansas native Kari Faux.
On Tuesday (January 24), her “ME FIRST” track markedly landed on DSPs. It comes accompanied by a UNIIQU3 Jersey Club remix that’s surely just what your workout playlist needs.
The catchy, upbeat song was produced by Phoelix, 2forwOyNE and Park Ave. The trio clearly nailed the confident, feel-good vibe that Faux was going for.
Speaking on her first single of the year, the Houston-based rhymer dished, “‘ME FIRST’ is an affirmation. It’s a reminder not to neglect your own needs in hopes of being liked or accepted. It’s really a self-love bop for the twerkers. Get into it!”
According to a press release, this is just a taste of the magic Faux plans to bring later in the year.
Her last full-length project, the deluxe cut of Lowkey Superstar, quickly became a favourite amongst fans. Across 12 titles, she worked with names like JID, Jazz Cartier, Baby Tate, Smino, and Deante’ Hitchcock.
Stream Kari Faux’s “ME FIRST” on Spotify or Apple Music below. Additionally, make sure to come back this Friday (January 27) to hear more amazing new releases from some of our favourite artists.
You like the way its fitting in my Eckhaus Latta
Wanna put a baby in it cause I’m shape like a bottle
Always do the most, rev it up full throttle
I may be 5’6″ but my face on model