PR: City Girls Share New Album 'Girl Code'
Biz 3: Today City Girls release Girl Code (Quality Control Music/Motown/Capitol Records). It includes features from Cardi B, Lil Baby, and Jacquees. Recently the girls released a new song, "TWERK," with the remix version featuring Cardi B included on Girl Code.
One of the most provocative female hip-hop duo in years, the Miami duo of JT and Yung Miami are the next generation of female rappers. On their acclaimed debut project, PERIOD, City Girls speak out as raw and confident, and with as much swagger, as the boys do, ultimately flipping the script on Hip Hop.
And people are listening. With nearly 100 million streams, JT and Young Miami are uncensored, unapologetic, sharing a commitment to their hood roots and a bold insistence that the culture they come from should stop them from getting a piece of the cash pie.
Most recently City Girls caught the ear of Drake, an early fan who recruited them for his 10-week chart topping song "In My Feelings." It's not all about Kiki - When the City Girls rap "I'll show you how to network. F*ck that Netflix and chill; what's your net worth?" they unapologetically rap about sexual and financial empowerment, and they are not looking for any broke boys.
As Refinery29 states: "This emerging group taps into the same enterprising spirit applauded in male rappers when they wax poetic about selling drugs or pimping to escape bleak financial circumstance. This female version is just as inspiring. The male gaze only succeeds in objectifying women when the sole outcome considered is male gratification. City Girls set the terms of engagement for a payday they've orchestrated."
With JT currently serving her sentence for credit card fraud, City Girls worked hard and banked a lot of material before she went in. As Yung Miami states: "It is a minor setback for a major comeback." But perhaps the clearest explanation of the City Girl's Girl Code is spoken in the album's earliest moments. During a phone call from JT in prison on "Intro (FREE JT)," Yung Miami picks up the mic and unleashes a fiery verse that puts to rest any question of what she and her partner are here to accomplish: "All my life I've been going against the odds/ Tryna come up on me, better keep your job/ A round of applause for the boss ass bitches/ Who made it on their own." And as the track fades out, JT chimes in with a final message of defiance for any who would stand in their way: "When I come home-Period -- game over."
Coach K and Pierre "Pee" Thomas of the renowned Quality Control Music label discovered the girls and took their first song "Fu*k Dat N****" from a regional hit to a national smash when it appeared on the seminal Quality Control Presents: Control The Streets Vol 1 compilation. This year Quality Control Music released City Girls' uncensored heart-wrenching documentary "Point Blank Period". The documentary follows the City Girls as they break into a predominantly male-dominated industry with the release of Period. It features their reactions to hearing Drake shout them out on his record to JT working in the studio until her jail sentence starts. Exclusive interviews are included with Yung Miami and J.T., as well as industry trailblazers Trina, Kevin "Coach K" Lee and Pierre "Pee" Thomas, exposing the complicated road to breaking female artists in the changing music landscape.
LISTEN TO GIRL CODE: https://qualitycontrol.lnk.to/GirlCode
WATCH THE CITY GIRLS DOCUMENTARY 'POINT BLANK PERIOD': https://youtu.be/YQ4oglk_v7M
GIRL CODE TRACKLIST:
INTRO (FREE JT)
ON THE LOW
PANTIES AND BRA
TWERK ft. Cardi B
SEASON ft. Lil Baby
GIVE IT A TRY ft. Jacquees
WHAT WE DOIN
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