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Rap Artist JG Shares Introspective New Song:
Tampa rapper JG releases a new tune called “Public Relations” today. The track’s melancholy sound finds The Leftovers artist delivering emotionally driven lyrics about breaking old relationship habits. The new song serves as the title track for his upcoming project Public Relations 2 releasing via his independent label The Leftovers.
“I’ve anticipated this for a long time now. My hopes for Public Relations 2 are very high, but most of all I just hope that each of you love it as much as I do,” explains JG. “Launching with this single I feel like it establishes the sound to expect from the album.”
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Tampa, Florida born independent artist JG combines melodic tunes driven by emotional, introspective and relatable lyrics. His previous project 3 Feet From Gold featured his biggest hit “My Side.” The official music video to the song landed on Vevo’s “dscvr Hip-Hop” and “New Hip-Hop” playlists and gained over 300,000 plays. 3 Feet From Gold also featured the slapper “Birds In LA” featuring Rich The Kid that landed on tastemaker music blog Daily Chiefers.
JG’s early music reflected homelife. “I was going through a lot of stuff with my dad being in and out of prison and drugs, and I didn’t get along with my step dad. He was an alcoholic,” he reflects. Music was his therapy. The strong reaction to his YouTube covers of Drake’s “Headlines” and Kirko Bangz’s “Drank in My Cup” fueled his music pursuits. His first mixtape, “Public Relations,” a concept album about a breakup released on Valentine’s Day, received even better feedback.
“I’m relatable to the kids who are just regular kids who maybe don’t have everything that the kids down the street have,” explains the rapper inspired by the likes of J. Cole, Kanye West and Drake. “I don’t want to be perceived as, Oh, I’m a rapper. I got to wear big ass chains. I got to rock a grill. I want to be viewed as down-to-earth, humble. I could be humble, but I’m still a dope ass MC. I just want people to look and be like, ‘Damn if he could do this then I could too.”
JG’s new album Public Relations 2 will release this Fall via independent label The Leftovers and features Gusto Leimert, Cam Wallace, Young Joe, Eighty K and Wifisfuneral.
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Today, Tampa Bay rapper JG shares the music video to his introspective track “Public Relations.” The self-directed clip shows JG on a rooftop overlooking Los Angeles while he delivers melodic bars reflecting on a relationship with a girlfriend. The track is the first official release setting the tone for JG’s forthcoming full-length Public Relations 2 releasing via independent label The Leftovers.
“At this point I only care about making music that makes me happy,” explains JG. “I hope you appreciate the honesty and connect with what I’m saying in these songs. If my music can help brighten just one person’s day then I’m doing my job.”
This week JG joined the cast of growing rappers contributing bars to the #SoBrooklyn viral challenge. Started by Brooklyn rapper Casanova, the challenge asks rappers to showcase their best rap skills over an instrumental to Casanova’s track “So Brooklyn.” New York MCs DMX, Papoose, Memphis Bleek, Young M.A and a slew of other rappers from all over the map have joined in on the fun. Check out JG’s “So Tampa Freestyle” below.
Tampa, Florida born artist JG delivers a melodic sound and distinct voice with emotionally driven lyrics about everyday life struggles. His music is inspired by artists like J.Cole, Kanye West and Drake. This Fall, he’ll release his album Public Relations 2 via independent label The Leftovers. The album includes features with Gusto Leimert, Young Joe, Eighty K, Wifisfuneral and production by Cam Wallace who has worked with artists Chris Brown and Ciara.
JG grew up in a musical family, starting to play the drums at age 4. His uncle also played in a southern rock/blues band called Framed. It was DMX’s “Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood” album that made a huge impression after his older brother played it for him. By age 11, JG was writing his own raps. During his freshman year in high school, he began posting music on Myspace and catching the attention of his classmates. His early raps reflected homelife. “I was going through a lot of stuff with my dad being in and out of prison and drugs, and I didn’t get along with my step dad. He was an alcoholic,” he reflects. “Music was my therapy.”
In 2017, he released his full-length debut 3 Feet From Gold featuring stand-out cut “My Side” that landed on Vevo’s “dscvr Hip-Hop” and “New Hip-Hop” playlists and received over 300K plays on the official music video. The project also featured “Lies” with Cash Money rapper Caskey that gained over 437K views. And the “slapper” “Bird in LA” with Rich The Kid that landed on tastemaker blog Daily Chiefers and gained over 1 Million Plays on its official music video via WorldStarHipHop. JG has performed both at music festivals and alongside artists such as Juice Wrld, PnBRock, Trippie Redd, Chief Keef, Soulja Boy and Lil Tracy.
“I’m relatable to regular kids who maybe don’t have everything that the kids down the street have,” explains JG. “I don’t want to be perceived as, Oh, I’m a rapper, so I got to wear big ass chains, rock a grill and flash stacks of money. I just want to be known as dope MC that connects with the everyday kid that might be going through something and now knows that he ain’t alone.”
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