Houston’s Cam Wallace Signs To Motown Records

It’s draft day for the new sensation Cam Wallace.

Today, it was announced that the Houston rapper just signed a deal with Motown Records. The home of superstars Migos, Ne-yo and Lil Baby made the signing announcement Wednesday (Mar 24) via Instagram with the caption: “We are proud to welcome the multi-talented @camiam4ever to the Motown family.”

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“Cam is a once-in-a-lifetime talent that raps, sings, produces, engineers, mixes at a high quality,” said Vice President of A&R – Motown Records – Shawn Barron in a statement.

A triple-threat, Cam Wallace developed a following with his collaboration alongside Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Slim Thug, Rock City, and Lecrae. Between crafting hits for stars, the rising artist made a name for himself as a solo act with buzzworthy hits “Retail,” “Rigth Quick” and “The Rulez.” The new deal establishes anticipation for a new album, expected 2021.

Wallace released a new visual to commemorate the announcement in the freestyle “Lemon Pepper Freestyle,” made a hit by Drake and Rick Ross several weeks ago. For more Cam Wallace, follow the new artist on Instagram. Watch the new video below.

Kota the Friend & Statik Selektah – “To Kill a Sunrise” (Album Review)

Kota the Friend is a 28 year old MC from New York City that broke out in 2016 off his debut EP Palm Tree Liquor. This was followed up with 2 more EPs before dropping his debut album FOTO in 2019. Kota has gone on to release 4 albums since then but just 2 months after his previous one Lyrics to Go 2, he’s staying busy by enlisting Statik Selektah for his 5th full-length outing.

The album kicks off with “Wolves”, where Kota talks about how he can’t lose over a weepy boom bap beat. The next song “Hate” addresses those who throw shade on his name over some dusty drums & a piano loop while “The Cold” talks about how people wonder where he goes when he’s in his bag over a violin-tinged beat. “The Love” gets in his romance bag over a luxurious instrumental while the song “Go Now” talks about wanting to build with his partner over a dream-like beat.

The track “What Ya Sayin’?” calls out those who tried to bring him down with them over some rich boom bap production while the song “Live & Direct” talks about sharing your mind with your set over some more gorgeous keyboard harmonies. The track “Day Glow” talks about opening up the windows over a tranquil instrumental & letting it all in while the song “Sunrise” thanks the listener for having his back over a jazzy beat. The album then finishes with “Sunset”, where Kota talks about being true then over some heavy horns.

This is a super solid album in my book & it’s just been really awesome to see how much Kota has grown in the last 5 years. His lyricism is a lot more wittier in comparison to Lyrics to Go 2 & Statik whips up some of his most luxuriant beats ever.

Score: 8/10

OnlyJahmez – “Thoughts” (Official Video)

New Jersey recording artist Onlyjahmez rode a huge wave with his innovative style on the hit song, “Fxck Rules (2019).” Now he’s set to elevate to mainstream popularity on the new visual to his latest single “Thoughts,” out now via Thump Records.

A BET Jams premiere. “Thoughts” is a dark and twisted video that shows us OnlyJahmez battling his demons and examine relationships, opps and fans. Directed by WaveChange, Jahmez finds his answers in the desert where he raps about his mind playing tricks on him. The song displays the artist’s emotional depth.

The new song is the lead single for OnlyJahmez’s forthcoming project, RIOT, which arrives 2nd quarter. “Thoughts” has become a Tik Tok favorite with over one million views on the popular social network. The Tik Tok acclaim is another great accolade that includes the artist’s breakout song, “Tiff Banister” which features the best rapper alive, Lil Wayne.

Watch “Thoughts” now and follow OnlyJahmez on social media for daily updates and more.

Davie Napalm – “I’m A Fool” (Video)

Effortlessly breathing the language of Hip-Hop, St. Louis based emcee Davie Napalm premieres his first solo music video “I’m A Fool“. The stripped-down video, created by video artist Louis Quatorze, puts Davie Napalm front and center, acknowledging the noise of modern rap trends in an era of being true to oneself and music is underappreciated.

E Bleu – “3am”

E Bleu, known collaborator of 24HRS and Eric Bellinger, is looking to get you in a freak mood with releases his late-night driven new single “3am.” For his first release of 2021, Bleu retells a demon time encounter with a beautiful love interest filled with grandstanding and freaky revelations. While breaking down the play-by-play, the Houston native showcases his amazing natural abilities and creative songwriting.

The lyrics tell a situation many lovers can relate to, its conception is based on a true story. “I’ve always been a night owl,” said E Bleu. “The energy at night is just different to me. I remember being in an Uber on the way home just mentally recapping the night and feeling like it’s somehow a pattern I fall into every night. I got home and recorded it in like 15 min on my kitchen counter at 3am.”

Available now via 2EZ Recordings, “3am” prepares both new and old fans to the artist’s forthcoming project, slated to arrive in 2021. Reaching mainstream acknowledgment in 2018, E Bleu released his best work yet last year with “Action” and “Sit Right” featuring Kap G. And with Texas becoming a hotspot in today’s Hip-Hop, it’s merely a matter of time when the majors come to snatch up this high-profile artist.

Stream it below and follow E Bleu on Instagram.