Fierce, defiant, and outrageously talented, Beaumont’s Big Jade is Texas to the core. Partaking in one of Texas’s most venerable hip-hop traditions, Jade shares a Chopped & Screwed version of Pressure, her debut album. Employing the talents of Houston’s DJ Michael Watts, the founder of H-Town’s legendary Swishahouse Records, Pressure (Chopped & Screwed by Michael Watts) slows down and stretches out the album’s ten songs, placing an even greater emphasis on Jade’s tough-talking bars and making her voice even more commanding than it already was. Remixed with the renowned Swishahouse precision, the latest version of Pressure further establishes Jade’s bonafides as the Lone Star State’s rising rap queen.
Along with the Chopped & Screwed version of Pressure, Jade shares “Pressed,” her latest video from the original album. Produced by BeatKing, “Pressed” finds Jade taking aim at those who pretend to be tough on social media, but wouldn’t dare stand up to Jade in person: “You don’t want to see Big Jade bust/Call my ratchet b*tches up, make it hard for b*tches to stand up.” The song features an appearance from Houston’s OMB Bloodbath, who describes their perfect woman in great detail. Directed by Trill Art, the video demonstrates Jade’s power in East Texas, captivating a bus full of students with her bars and her demeanor.
Acclaimed by Stereogum, who called the album “grimy and guttural, with a punch-you-in-the-jaw directness and a deep snarl,” 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, a David Banner-flipping banger perfectly suited for rides in the low-low, the blistering introductory “No Hook,” and the sultry, DJ Chose-produced “Gucci Bag.“ Throughout, Jade stays rooted in her home state, but isn’t afraid to incorporate sounds from other regions, 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 “Blessed” ft. OMB Bloodbath, and by Passion Of The Weiss, who praised Jade saying “anyone and anything that stands in her way will likely be steamrolled.” A powerful introductory statement from a vital new Texas talent, Pressure is available everywhere via Alamo Records.
Bursting out of a small Texas city, a long drive removed from industry hubs like Houston and New Orleans, Big Jade built an online following with her unapologetic realness. In popular videos like “RPM” and “Phone Jumpin,” praised by Pitchfork, Jade exists in her element, showing off her rapping ability while styling hair, her longtime day job. Her brief, but visceral Texas trap bangers caught the attention of Houston heavy-hitter BeatKing, who took her under his wing and offered her guest verses and some of his fieriest beats. Now signed to Alamo Records and with co-signs from Audiomack, UPROXX, Okayplayer, Brooklyn Vegan, HotNewHipHop, and more, Big Jade is ready to make the leap from being the pride of North Beaumont to a nationally recognized star.
Watch “Pressed” ft. OMB Bloodbath: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmyvOWWg684
Stream Pressure (Chopped & Screwed): https://smarturl.it/Pressurechopped
Buy/Stream Pressure: http://smarturl.it/PressureBigJade
- No Hook (Prod. by BeatKing)
- All Gas No Brakes (Prod. by BeatKing)
- Gucci Bag (Prod. by DJ Chose)
- Pressed ft. OMB Bloodbath (Prod. by BeatKing)
- Up Now
- Dem Girlz ft. Erica Banks & BeatKing (Prod. by BeatKing)
- I Tell You What (Prod. by BeatKing)
- Jade Wins (Prod. by BeatKing)
- Respectfully ft. BeatKing & Queendome Come (Prod. by BeatKing)
- Get It! (Prod. by Bankroll Got It)
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