Big Jade can make any beat her own–no matter how famous the original song. Putting her stamp on a beloved ’00s rap hit, Big Jade samples Lil Mama in her new “Lip Gloss” freestyle and music video. To be honest, Lil Mama cannot touch this. The song’s instantly recognizable boom-clap beat is the ideal canvas for Jade to inject her East Texas attitude. Moreover, peppering in references to the original song while attacking the beat from a wholly different angle. Slightly different than Lil Mama tried to in the original song: “B*tches don’t like me/And Ion like hoes neither/And I don’t care if y’all was friends/I don’t need y’all neither”. In the video, a green-haired Jade relaxes in the studio with her team as she shows off her skills. The new freestyle is Jade’s first release since her acclaimed debut project Pressure, and will appear on her sample-heavy upcoming mixtape Jade Wins, due later this summer.
Big Jade Is Making A Name For Herself In The Game
Acclaimed by Stereogum, who called the album “grimy and guttural, with a punch-you-in-the-jaw directness and a deep snarl,” and Pitchfork, who named the album one of the best-overlooked albums of Spring 2021, Pressure rolls out the red carpet for a series of guests from the Lone Star State, including, Erica Banks, Queendom Come, and OMB Bloodbath, a group of Houston and Dallas rappers giving the co-sign to the talented Beaumont native.
The project is home to highlights like the recent single “Dem Girlz” ft. Erica Banks & BeatKing. This is a David Banner-flipping banger perfectly suited for rides in the low-low, the blistering introductory “No Hook”. Furthermore, the sultry, DJ Chose-produced “Gucci Bag” is a hit too. Throughout, Jade stays rooted in her home state, but isn’t afraid to incorporate sounds from other regions. This is including hyperactive acid bass often heard in L.A. and the Bay in “Get It!” The album earned further notices in Pitchfork, for its highlight track “Pressed” ft. OMB Bloodbath, and from Passion Of The Weiss, who praised Jade saying “anyone and anything that stands in her way will likely be steamrolled.” Earlier this summer, Jade tapped the legendary Swishahouse member DJ Michael Watts to release a Chopped & Screwed remix of the project.
A powerful introductory statement from a vital new Texas talent, Pressure is available everywhere via Alamo Records.