Premiere: Snow Tha Product Puts On For Gangsta Queens Worldwide In "Run That"

"Better run that check, better run that."

Ahead of Queen of the South's Season 2 premiere, where Snow Tha Product will make her television debut, the rapper unveils a musical snack to whet our appetites.

Commissioned to soundtrack the USA drama-thriller, Snow's contribution is both on screen and behind the booth.

"Getting the chance to be on Queen Of The South this season was an amazing experience," shares Snow, who plays Lil’ Traviesa (Lil T), a fearless and quick-witted woman running a prison drug trafficking operation through her gang members on the inside. "The cast and crew were like family and welcomed me with open arms. And being able to make a song for the show really brought it full circle for me."

"You don't gotta watch that throne, 'cause it's mine/ Gimmie that crown 'cause it's been my time," she spits in a video backdropped by running scenes from the series.

Watch the West Coast representer lethally "Run That," exclusively on VIBE.com. Queen of the South returns to USA Network Thursday, June 8, at 10 p.m. EST.

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Premiere: Chris Rivers Speaks To Late Father Big Pun On 'Sincerely Me'

Chris Rivers claims that he's the Greatest In The Universe (G.I.T.U.) on his upcoming album, but while claiming that title, he also has to take on something that goes deeper than music: his relationship with his father, the late latino rap legend Big Pun.

On the heartfelt "Sincerely Me," Rivers mourns the death of Pun, who died in February 2000 from issues related to extreme obesity. Rivers was 5 years old back then, and he uses his new song to catch his father up on all that he's missed since his death. He shares forgiveness for his dad's mistakes, wishes he was still alive to help him and the rest of the family, and beams with pride while sharing his own success as a rapper.

"'Sincerely Me' is a heartfelt homage that I used as a letter to my father, Big Pun. I wanted to tell him about my life and the things I have been dealing with since his passing," Rivers told VIBE. "My emotions range from forgiveness, hardships to triumph. It’s a lyrically compact display that I feel shows my growth as both a human and as an artist."

The song appears on his upcoming album, G.I.T.U. He would often utter the phrase to himself through bouts of depression and doubt. The LP, which will be released through Mello Music Group on August 16, 2019, tells the story of that journey.

"G.I.T.U. is a title that fully encompasses the feel of this body of work, because it traverses my mental state, loves had and lost, stories of overcoming obstacles; both internal and external while learning to love myself and becoming the best version of who I could be,” Chris said. “Both as a person and an artist, this record breaks through the boundaries of my personal limitations. Everyone’s world is their own, everyone has their own universe that they are in control of. And in mine---I’m undoubtedly the G.I.T.U.”

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Premiere: The Hamiltones Beg For Love In 'Pieces' Music Video

We've all been there – when a relationship is reaching its possible end, and one side is fighting to keep the partner they love so much. Begging a woman to stay has made for legendary songs, and on "Pieces," The Hamiltones sing their hearts out while trying to keep a relationship together.

The music video, directed by EverydayLavan, shows each member of The Hamiltones singing longing, heartfelt vocals asking for another chance, while a woman becomes fed up while waiting on her man to come home to her. "Pieces" has slow, melodic vibes, and should be an instant listen for fans of classic R&B. The song will be released on streaming platforms at midnight (May 3).

J. Vito, Tony Lelo, and 2E began as a trio of background vocalists for Grammy-winning soul singer Anthony Hamilton, and earned adoration on social media and YouTube for their quartet-styled cover performances. After selling out The Apollo and working with the likes of Hamilton, PJ Morton and Tori Kelly, The Hamiltones are preparing their debut Watch The Ton3s for a June 7, 2019 release under Rapper Big Pooh's Common Cents Media Group / EMPIRE / Dame Inc.

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Premiere: I DO Tackles Gun Violence In "Tears" Music Video

The United States' problem with gun violence has become one of its most daunting concerns, with statistics from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation stating that the country had 4.43 deaths due to gun violence for every 100,000 people in 2017. It's become so commonplace that many have become desensitized, but Los Angeles' duo I DO hopes to keep conversation around the topic alive in the new video for their song "Tears."

The Hector Felix-directed video illustrates three instances of gun violence: an argument between three men that ends up with a mother grieving the loss of her son, a white police officer who pulls over a car with two unarmed black men and shoots one of them, and a mass shooter who opens fire at a concert. The video also attempts to humanize immigrants. The song, performed by I DO – the duo of vocalist J. Lauryn and producer Trackdilla – is just as mournful. "How many times will it take for us to see freedom? Too many bodies on the floor," J. Lauryn sings.

“We hope 'Tears' is a song that connects with anyone who has lost a loved one or friend to gun violence,” I DO told VIBE in a shared statement. "'Tears' is a song with a message. A message that many are trying to push. How many voices does it take for change to happen?”

The Hawaiian-born J. Lauryn wrote on Ziggy Marley's Grammy-winning self-titled album, along with lending pen work to David Guetta and Ashanti. Trackdilla escaped violent conditions in Angola, Africa to arrive in the United States, where he has since produced and collaborated with 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Sean Paul and others. Together the two form I DO, a duo represented by Billboard Power 100 manager Dre London, who manages Post Malone and Tyla Yahweh.

Watch the music video for "Tears" above.

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