4B, Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal) And Trick Daddy Join Forces On “Shut Up”
There’s no doubt that Jersey Shore-based producer 4B knows how to start a party, and look no further than his new collaboration with Diesel (aka Shaquille O’Neal) and Florida-based veteran rapper Trick Daddy to be your new weekend soundtrack. “Shut Up” goes hard out of the gate with a menacing bassline and sinister, serrating synths, all complemented with Trick Daddy’s hyped rapping. The track is hard-hitting with plenty of rhythms, providing just the vibe for your summertime clubbing or house party with your friends. “Shut Up” follows 4B’s recently released track “Drum” from earlier this summer, ahead of his concept event at the iconic Hollywood Palladium “4B & Friends” on July 15. Trick Daddy rose to fame during the late 90s and worked with names like Lil Jon, DJ Khaled, Pitbull, Young Jeezy, and many others.
“I linked up with Shaq, aka DJ Diesel, in Texas. I asked him why he DJs. Mind you, I used to watch this VHS “Shaq Attack – In Your Face” where he was DJing in the 90s, but I was curious to see why he’s doing it in 2022. He said the first time he played a festival, it felt like Game 7. I was inspired immediately. He really loves the bass music crowd, and I see him head banging during his sets. So I wanted to bring that bass but also Jersey vibe to the table for a collab, and I think we nailed it with ‘Shut Up.’ He’s been playing it ever since, and I’m so pumped for it to finally be out.” — 4B
“Working with 4B on ‘Shut Up’ was a blast. Bobby and I have done countless shows together, but we never sat down to actually make a record… It was time to change that.” — Diesel aka Shaquille O’Neal
Robert McKeon Jr., better known as 4B, may only be 29 years old, but he’s already been honing his musical skills for nearly half of his life. The American DJ and producer has relentlessly pursued his signature sound and vision, garnering support from some of the industry’s legends like Skrillex, DJ Snake, Diplo and Tiësto for his unique sound and meticulous production style. His trademark single was “Pop Dat” with Aazar in 2015; which became a quintessential trap anthem upon its release in 2015 and quickly evolved into a festival staple recognized all over the world. Since its release, it has become one of the most played trap songs in 2016, putting 4B firmly on the map as one to be watched in the dance music scene. Since then, his talent for boundary-pushing production translated easily into a finely tuned ear for remixes, including one for Fetty Wap’s “My Way” with Flosstradamus and DJ Snake’s “Middle,” which was officially released through Interscope. 4B has also earned himself somewhat of a cult following from his electric live performances, which include his wildly popular set at EDC Las Vegas right before ZEDD, where he brought out Soulja Boy as a special guest. 4B continues to evolve and mature as an artist, and we are excited to see what the next wave of his career brings.
Shaquille O’Neal is one of the most dominant basketball players in NBA history and is now also one of the greatest entertainers on earth. At 7’1″ and 325 pounds, Shaq’s larger-than-life personality and powerful athleticism have resulted in worldwide admiration and one of the most passionate fan bases in sports and entertainment. The Hall of Famer first discovered electronic dance music after crashing the festival TomorrowWorld in 2014, a milestone event that changed his life forever after being exposed to DJ’s such as Steve Aoki and Skrillex. Shaquille has been passionate about music from a very young age – at just 14 after O’Neal saw Public Enemy live for the first time, while sandwiched in a crowd of 5000 people, he became fixated on DJing. He cut his neighbors’ grass, walked dogs, and scraped together any cash that he could until he saved up $200 to buy his first set of turntables at a local pawn shop. Fast forward to 1993, Shaquille’s rap album, ‘Shaq Diesel,’ did the unthinkable of selling over a million copies and peaked at No. 25 on the Billboard 100 cementing O’Neal as the only athlete ever with a platinum-selling album. SHAQ aka DJ Diesel’s dance music debut was at TomorrowWorld 2015, as the Hall of Famer took the stage for the first time in front of tens of thousands of fans mixing the best of Trap, EDM, and Hip-Hop. From there DJ Diesel’s career was born as he cemented the title of ‘the biggest DJ in the world.’ DJ Diesel recently embarked on a 15+ date “Summer of SHAQ” tour, has graced main stages around the globe from Tomorrowland, Lost Lands, Life in Color, and even launched his own festival series – Shaq’s Fun House.
4B’s upcoming dates:
Jul 08 – Philadelphia, PA – NOTO
Jul 09 – Hollywood, FL – DAER Dayclub
Jul 15 – Los Angeles, CA – “4B & Friends” at Hollywood Palladium
Jul 16 – Albuquerque, NM – The Salt Yard – West
Jul 17 – Scottsdale, AZ – Maya Day & Nightclub
Jul 21 – Las Vegas, NV – Hakkasan
Jul 23 – Portland, OR – 45 East
Jul 29 – New York, NY – NYC Boat Party
Jul 31 – Toronto, ON – Veld Festival
Aug 05 – Dallas, TX – Stereo Live
Aug 06 – Houston, TX – Stereo Live
Aug 11 – Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Bar & Stage
Aug 12 – Vancouver, BC – Celebrities Nightclub
Aug 19 – San Diego, CA – Nova SD
Diesel’s upcoming dates:
Jul 09 – Las Vegas, NV – Encore Beach Club at Night
Jul 13 – Ibiza, ES – Ushuaia Ibiza
Jul 14 – Krk, HR – Club Diamond
Jul 15 – Dubrovnik, HR – Ravelin Culture Club
Jul 16 – Almeria, ES – Dreambeach Festival
Jul 17 – Boom, BE – Tomorrowland
Jul 29 – Las Vegas, NV – Encore Beach Club at Night
Jul 30 – Calgary, AB – Chasing Summer Festival
Aug 05 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic
Aug 06 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
Aug 13 – Las Vegas, NV – Encore Beach Club at Night
Aug 20 – Las Vegas, NV – Encore Beach Club at Night
Aug 21 – George, WA – Bass Canyon
Sep 03 – New York, NY – Electric Zoo
Sep 15-18 – Victoria, BC – Rifflandia Festival
Sep 17 – Las Vegas, NV – Encore Beach Club at Night
Sep 25 – Thornville, OH – Lost Lands
Nov 06 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
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DVBBS & Wiz Khalifa Collab On Viral Single “SH SH SH (Hit That)”
Canadian brothers DVBBS keep showcasing their creative prowess by breaking genre barriers with their new single with Wiz Khalifa – “SH SH SH (Hit That),” a record sitting on the intersection of Bass and Hip-Hop music, infused with a sample coming from a startup rapper, urfavxboyfriend, that DVBBS accidentally stumbled upon on his TikTok account on one of the uploads. They loved the line from the get-go and knew they had to make it into a full-length track. Wiz wasted no time jumping on board, and the rest is history – a unique sound that sees DVBBS experimenting and Wiz’s signature flow with the catchy “SH SH SH” vocal overlay. This unusual release is part of the growing trend of TikTok mashups that have become popular with the platform and Instagram’s videos, giving previously unknown artists yet another way to break through to the masses. Viral dancer and social media personality Casey Frey recently uploaded his video take on “SH SH SH (Hit That)” with DVBBS & Wiz Khalifa’s track to Instagram, which has amassed over 280K likes and surpassed 6M views within only 3 days from its upload.
Only a few producers have risen to the top in the electronic music scene as quickly as DVBBS, who captured the industry’s attention with hits like “Tsunami” and “Not Going Home” and never let it go. The Canadian brothers Alex and Christopher have been continuously cultivating their sound since their debut in 2012 and have racked up an impressive display of collaborations with renowned names from diverse musical backgrounds, such as blackbear, 24kGoldn, Jasmine Thompson, Belly, NERVO, Juicy J, Galantis, Cody Simpson, Aloe Blacc, Icona Pop, GASHI, and more. DVBBS continue to prove there’s nothing they can’t accomplish. Their hits, such as “La La Land,” “Gold Skies,” and the breakthrough “Angel” are staples in every dance music fan’s library. Prior to the global pandemic, DVBBS performed a staggering 250 dates per year at some of the world’s hottest music festivals and top-tier clubs, including Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, Ultra Music Festival, Hakkasan Las Vegas or Ibiza’s Amnesia, and Ushuaia. Throughout their career, DVBBS has proved they are relentlessly dedicated to expanding their global footprint and bringing cutting-edge new music to their listeners.
A perfect balance of pop hooks, effortless charm, and stoner rap swagger, Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa was one of the highest-rising stars of a certain sect of mainstream hip-hop in the 2010s. With a series of hits built around slick rhymes and slicker production, Khalifa moved from mixtapes to stadium anthems and even major motion-picture soundtrack collaborations with pop star Charlie Puth. In 2018, Wiz released the single “Hopeless Romantic” with Swae Lee b/w “Real Rich” with Gucci Mane. Both tracks appeared on his sequel, “Rolling Papers 2,” which arrived that summer. Khalifa returned in February 2019 with the Trippie Red and Preme collaboration “Alright,” and revisited his collaborative friendship with Curren$y for the nostalgic mixtape 2009 and the cloudy, old-school-tinged “Fly Times, Vol. 1: The Good Fly Young.” These more off-handed and casual mixtape releases were followed in 2020 by the brief but manicured production of the seven-song EP “The Saga of Wiz Khalifa.” In addition to strongly stylized pop production, the EP included high-profile features from Logic, Quavo, Tyga, Megan Thee Stallion, and more. After devoting much of the next few years to collaborations and rapid-fire mixtape releases like the Juicy J joint project Stoner’s Night and the quadruple-threat Full Court Press with Smoke DZA, Girl Talk, and Big K.R.I.T., Wiz returned in July of 2022 with his seventh solo studio album, “Multiverse.” Recorded primarily in Khalifa’s home studio in Los Angeles, “Multiverse” was a more mature outing for the rapper and dealt with lyrical themes of self-acceptance, fatherhood, and emotional growth. His charm, persona, and weedy wit have been in peak form from the time of his major-label debut – 2011’s “Rolling Papers,” to 2022’s more mature “Multiverse.”
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“Trust Me,” The Mind-Blowing Jam From Bay Area Producer UFCK
San Francisco, California is home to many talented artists, but one producer, in particular, aspires to make waves in the music industry. UFCK, hailing from the Bay Area, has just released a new single that is sure to turn heads.
This dope song titled “Trust Me,” is a tribute to a fallen brother, Solomon Anselmo, who meant the world to the vocalist, WG. Certainly, the emotion and passion in the lyrics are palpable, making the listener feel what the rapper is feeling through his rhymes and delivery.
On the flip side, “Trust Me” is a tune that sticks in your head as it showcases UFCK’s mind-blowing production skills. Moreover, the Trap sound is undeniable, but it’s combined with a unique blend of acoustics and smooth drums. Truly one-of-a-kind!
Up for nodding along to the beat? Press play below.
Clearly, UFCK’s slow, sultry melodies sweetly complement WG’s intimate lyricism. Overall, their talents work well together, creating a musical experience that resonates deeply with all people.
One way or another, the whole composition allows you to see the difficulty of earning or maintaining trust in a relationship. Definitely, a catchy number that is easy to relate to.
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Trap Music Artist XAVAGE Premieres Infectious Song “Don’t Stop”
It’s just a matter of time before Trap music artist XAVAGE and his new single “Don’t Stop” blow the clubs around the world. Recently, he’s been keeping a strong profile dropping killer Bass tracks, and this one is no exception.
Be aware that urban vibes and complicated patterns at rapid-fire speed invite listeners to twerk. From the very beginning, this infectious release encompasses everything the modern genre has ever represented.
Moreover, groovy and bouncy elements prove lethal once again. Such a sonic force for twisted madness will surely raise the temperature on any dance floor!
One way or another, “Don’t Stop” seems to be the perfect continuation of his last EP, ‘Stay XAVAGE 2.’ Also, if you look back at when he started his music career, you can tell his origins are rooted in Hip-Hop, and he keeps its influence to the present day.
It’s worth mentioning, this fresh track is a winning fusion of booming 808s plus the confident, commanding flow. The Los Angeles-based producer channels the free spirit of those partygoers who love dancing till the break of dawn.
Without further ado, keep an ear out for XAVAGE’s forthcoming bangers and more updates via his socials.