Bostonian bi-racial Boricua emcee BIAhas been behind the scenes finessing her lyricism towards mainstream airwaves for years. Her hunger initially shined through on the Oxygen series, Sisterhood of Hip Hop. However, her moment did not come until much later on the 17 Annual Latin Grammys stage. The slim figured rapper’s heavy showmanship came out swinging as fiercely as her wavy hair extensions. Alongside her I AM OTHER cosign Pharrell, and the beloved J Balvin, the Latino community was forced to become acquainted.
The streets are buzzing about the release of her hardcore meets fashion-forward project Trap Vogue.But BIA has been profound from the start and it resonates now more than ever. At the top of 2016, she teamed up with super-producer Bunx Daddaand rapped, “If Gucci’s coming home then we don’t need no Donald Trump.” Today she reflects on her premonition stating she feels “disappointed but not defeated. The youth needs to know this is what it is right now, but this is not what it will be forever.”
In 2017, progressiveness is her only focus – after having explored Puerto Rico and much of South America for the first time. BIA feels connected to her culture like never before. With well-over 300 million impressions on the “Safari” video, she is taking her music a step further. The rapper is learning Spanish and channeling one of her idols, Ivy Queen – for her upcoming genre-merging Spanish project. Already halfway through the mixtape, BIA says she’s excited and pushing her sound where she never thought she would go. This year she is taking it global and we’re equally enthusiastic to hear more.
Rainy Milo is set to perform as one of the headline acts at the upcoming SBTV curated, Idiot Savant: Cloud/X Festival in Southeast London at Studio 338 on Saturday, August 27th. Check all details for the live event here below:
Izzy Bizu announces the release date and title for her upcoming debut album out via Sony Music Entertainment. The album titled, A Moment Of Madness, will see it’s release on September 2nd, 2016. The 13 song album will feature previously released singles, “Adam & Eve,” “Give Me Love,” and her current single “White Tiger.” the debut album will also feature a 4 song deluxe edition including the collaboration with Honne, “Someone That Loves You.”
Following the season finale of Empire, V. Bozeman fires right back at an old lover with the release of her latest single “Go” (now available on iTunes). Follow the link below to read up more about V’s feature on Singersroom.com.
Cutcraft Music Group’s newest artist, BIA, has released the video to her new single “Gucci Comin’ Home”(also available on iTunes) which also carries production from talented producer Bunx Dadda. Watch the Guwop themed song and read more about the Vibe write up below:
Kossisko along with his filmmaking partner, Merav Walklet, recently spoke with Berkeleyside News about their upcoming horror sci-fi film, 2037, which addresses Bay Area gentrification and displacement.