The newest face of New York hip-hop, Lola Brooke, arrives with a must-hear official remix to her breakout single “Don’t Play With It” featuring Yung Miami and Latto.
The latest music release from the Brooklyn-born rising rap phenom adds a glaring flare to the astronomically-rising native single featuring Billy B.
The ‘Don’t Play With It’ movement increases considerably with today’s fresh new offering coinciding with an official music video available to experience HERE via Lola Brooke’s YouTube channel.
Lola taps Yung Miami, and Latto for a new rendition of the lethal hit as each of the all-star artists creates an irresistible, synergetic energy that brings the essence of the New York-flavored track to new horizons. The Dizzy Banko-produced track has remained the soundtrack to the masses within the past year and has justly placed Lola Brooke in the conversation as one of the best new artists to watch on a global scale.
“Don’t Play With It” has received an array of international acclaim since its release, including 77M+ worldwide streams to date, over 27M+ views for the official music video along with placements on flagship Hip Hop playlists like Spotify’s “RapCaviar,” Apple Music’s “Rap Life,” and Amazon Music’s “Rap Rotation.”
On the global front, just as Lola concludes her first tour tonight in London, England, with A Boogie wit da Hoodie, “D.P.W.I.” continues to receive stellar radio support from Europe, including plays from UK BBC 1Xtra/Radio 1/Capital XTRA/Kiss Fresh/Ple Radio + Belgium Fun Radio, France Mouv Mix/Rinse France, Germany TIDE Radio, Ireland FM 104, Norway NRK P3 and more. Big Gator’s worldwide takeover has only just begun.
Earlier this month, Lola unleashed her highly praised song “So Disrespectful” along with an official music video touted by Okay Player as one of the ‘best videos to drop last week.’ Hypebeast highlighted the track stating, “The rising star has done it again,” furthermore sharing, “there’s a special magic that rests in New York City when procuring talented rappers. Lola Brooke is one of the newest stars on the scene, and with her caliber of recent hits, she’s here to stay.” Vibe Magazine added, “So Disrespectful carries similar gritty energy as “Don’t Play With It” and could strike fear even into the most macho men… it’s hard to determine whether her rap voice, flow, or diction stand out the most. Either way, the Brooklyn rapper turned in another impressive performance.”
The track was highlighted by XXL as ‘the best in Hip Hop for the week,’ coined by Billboard as one of ten ‘must-hear new tracks of the week via the publication’s R&B/Hip-Hop Fresh Picks of the Week column, and praised on Rolling Stone ‘all the songs you need to know this week’ column. Listen to “So Disrespectful” HERE.
Miami-Dade Police responded to calls of shots fired in the area of NW 135th St. & 1st Ave in North Miami just before 1 AM. The victim’s red Mercedes was towed. Unconfirmed reports say rapper Yung Miami was in the car. Nobody was hurt.
14 shots??? They definitely trying to kill Yung Miami. Ain’t no mistaken identity. It’s really some hating mfs out here. I wouldn’t even make club appearances if I were her. I’m sick to my stomach. Y’all betta leave my baby alone.
Florida shot at Yung Miami for no reason but George Zimmerman is still walking around unscathed after killing Trayvon Martin and selling autographed skittles bags??? you know what all you “thugs and gangsters” are?
You sensitive thugs all need hugs
The second season of the comedy show called RAP SH!T starts with two episodes on Thursday, August 10th. The season will continue with one episode every week until the final episode on Thursday, September 21.
RAP SH!T season 2 will continue to follow the two estranged high school friends from Miami, Shawna, and Mia, who reunite to form a rap group. In their rise to fame, Shawna and Mia find themselves at a pivotal moment in their rap career as they are forced to decide if they will stay true to themselves or conform to the demands of the music industry.
Aida Osman (Shawna), KaMillion (Mia), Jonica Booth (Chastity), RJ Cyler (Lamont), and Daniel Augustin (Maurice) star in the upcoming season.
RAP SH!T is executive produced by Issa Rae and showrunner Syreeta Singleton, as well as Montrel McKay for HOORAE, Jonathan Berry, and Dave Becky for 3 Arts Entertainment, and Jim Kleverweis.
Hip-hop duo Yung Miami and JT of City Girls serve as co-executive producers, along with Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “P” Thomas for Quality Control Films and Sara Rastogi and Jax Clark for HOORAE. Rae’s audio content company Raedio handles music supervision for the series.
Today, BET+, the premier streaming service for African-Americans, announced the return of its wildly successful original docuseries, “The Impact Atlanta,” in collaboration with Entertainment One (eOne) and Quality Films, the film and television arm of multimedia powerhouse Quality Control Music.
The addition of a new Atlanta-based cast member, rapper, and influencer Jerrika Karlae, is a highlight of the second season. Tuson Jewell, a fan favorite, has been promoted to a full-time cast member.
In the eight-episode series, these young trendsetters give viewers an all-access pass to their fast-paced lives and the most important events, conversations, and moments happening in the zeitgeist. In an age where social media is so important in business, music, beauty, and fashion, viewers will get a glimpse into the creative process, preparation, and deal-making required to truly impact culture.
Aside from their fast-paced business lives, the new season promises to deliver on each of our stars’ personal growth, adversities, and major life decisions that may affect friendships and family.
In its first season, which premiered in October 2022, the docuseries attracted a record number of new subscribers to the platform.
“The Impact Atlanta” is executive produced by Kevin ‘Coach K’ Lee, Pierre ‘P’ Thomas, and Brian Sher for Quality Films, Karam Gill, and Tara Long and Gennifer Gardiner for eOne. Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming, and Strategy, and Angela Aguilera, SVP of Music Programming and Development, will oversee BET+. Morgan Miller will be the showrunner.
The series is currently in production, with a release date set for later this year. Check out the “The Impact Atlanta” cast members who are returning below.
Ariana “Ari” Fletcher, one of the social media’s highest-earning influencers, grew her following into a multimillion-dollar endorsement and branding machine.
Ari rose to popularity on social media for her trendsetting wardrobe choices and hairstyles, and recently launched her makeup line “Remedy By Ari” which sold out within minutes after its first drop. Her YouTube Series “#DinnerWithTheDon” which features her cooking and comedy skills in a lighthearted format, has already gained nearly half a million subscribers.
A proud mother and sister, Ari continues to honor her brother Kyle Jamison’s legacy with his name in her Instagram handle after his untimely passing in 2013.
Destiny “Dess Dior” Bailey( @1dessdior)
One of the most sought-after influencers, Dess Dior, made a mark for herself in the rap game with her hit singles “Don’t Play” and “Rich B*tch.”
The Savanna, Georgia native brings, rapping since the age of 12, Dess launched her own entertainment label and leveraged her popularity as a known fashion and beauty influencer to amass nearly two million combined social media followers. No stranger to detail, Dess also owns the “Rich B*tch Gang” (RBG) accessory line geared to empower her female followers.
While working on her own fashion line, Dess has expanded into print modeling recently donning the front rows and runways of notable fashion brands.
Dess’s latest EP “RAW“ became an instant hit giving her new material for appearances on rapper Future’s multi-city “One Big Party” tour in 2023.
Dionte “Arrogant Tae” Gray is the sought-after, trendsetting, hairstylist whose clientele includes names like Nicki Minaj, Lala Anthony, and JT from City Girls, to name a few.
The Chicago native was exposed to the hair business at an early age where he eventually began styling his mom and family members. After honing his craft for years, with clients in the U.S. and abroad, Tae has expanded his reach to include product branding and multiple endorsement deals.
Tae recently introduced his hair care line “Obviously Arrogant” with a national retail distribution deal and his clothing brand is set for a summer 2023 debut.
Tae’s impact on the beauty industry has crossed over into popular culture, even being mentioned in Drake’s hit “Laugh Now Cry Later,” with the lyrical reference “We in Atlanta, I buy her a wig, she’s telling me Tae is the best.”
Jerrika Karlae is a multifaceted recording artist, influencer, and entrepreneur hailing from Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Although deeply involved in fashion, music has always held a special place in Karlae’s heart. Initially a hobby, her writing and performance talents quickly gained recognition with her debut on the 2018 hit “U Ain’t Slime Enough.” Since then, she has collaborated with top rappers like Yung Miami of City Girls, Coi Leray, Gunna, and Lil Yachty.
Using her social media presence, Karlae has secured major deals with brands like Fashion Nova and PrettyLittleThing.
Lakeyah Robinson (@lakeyah)
The Milwaukee-born rapper and singer entered the spotlight in 2019 with a remix of a City Girls track for the viral “First Day Out” challenge, which gained traction online and caught the eyes of Quality Control Music and City Girls’ JT, who reposted her track. In early 2020, Lakeyah followed up with The Keymix II project, which introduced the world to her unmatched range, effortlessly swinging between aggressive, braggadocious rap and soulful, earnest R&B tracks.
After Lil Baby reshared Lakeyah’s remix of his single “We Paid,” Quality Control signed her immediately. Since signing, Lakeyah has consistently fed her fans with music eventually and landed a spot in XXL’s coveted ‘2021 Freshman Class.’
In 2022, Lakeyah signed to Motown Records and released two EPs, No Pressure Part 1 and No Pressure Part 2. The projects boast breakout singles “Mind Yo Business” [feat. Latto] and “Real Bitch” [feat. Gloss Up] respectively, showcasing Lakeyah’s clever flows, cutting-edge delivery, and undeniably catchy hooks.
Artist and aspiring actor, Tuson Jewell, is a native of Detroit, MI. Tuson spent time in his family’s studio as a child, developing a love for music which eventually led to the release of his first album, “What’z My Name?” at 10 years of age.
Introduced as Ari’s bestie and Tae’s assistant in season one of “The Impact Atlanta,” Tuson instantly became a fan favorite with his sharp reads and quick-witted humor.
Tuson moved to Atlanta to further his career by creating timeless “feel good” music that “uplifts” people. He is currently working on an EP set for a summer 2023 release.