Audio: Big Jade – “Eat” ft. Z-Ro
The Pride of Beaumont, TX Teams Up With a Houston Legend For a Lush and Unapologetic New Banger
“Beaumont, Texas loudmouth Big Jade has the best music videos. They’re a much needed break from the endless stream of fifteen dudes stuffed into an Airbnb, pointing guns at the shaky cameraman, and doing donuts in rented cars outside.” – Pitchfork
“Jade’s music is grimy and guttural, with a punch-you-in-the-jaw directness and a deep snarl.” – Stereogum
“Pressure, out via Alamo Records, is pure adrenaline and charisma as the Beaumont native stakes her claim as one of Texas’ best rappers, rattling off searing bars over high-energy beats” – Audiomack
“On Pressure she employs that sharp, incisive flow to display her pointed wit over speaker slamming production… Big Jade is in a prime position to become the latest star from the state where everything is bigger.” – UPROXX
“This unrivaled skill, confidence, and charisma are the attributes that make Big Jade so interesting.” – Lyrical Lemonade
Emerging from a small city to become one of Texas’s most promising rappers, Big Jade is driven by her insatiable hunger for success. Sick of starving, Jade prepares to chow down on her opposition, sharing “Eat,” her expansive new video single. The new release unites the Beaumont, TX native with Z-Ro, a legend of her home state’s rap scene, who lends his golden pipes and veteran presence to the proceedings.
Sliding into the pocket of a lush instrumental, complete with cinematic strings, dramatic pianos, and thunderous Texas trap percussion, Big Jade kicks things off with a brash and confident verse, assuring that her status in the streets is secure, with or without music: “We runnin’ out of options, stay the f*ck up out that gossip/Cause they knowin’ how I’m comin’ if we run into a problem.” On his hook and second verse, Z-Ro demonstrates why he’s one of the Lone Star state’s best emcees, combining sonorous melody with evidence that his wild-eyed intensity hasn’t abated with age: “I ain’t gon’ be the old n***a talkin’ bout what he didn’t do/Imma be the old n**** talkin’ ‘let’s hit a lick or two’.” In the video, which releases at 5pm ET, Jade and Z-Ro host an H-Town gathering in a city park, complete with customized cars with swangers and neon-lit messages in their popped trunks (echoing Jade’s video for her 2021 standout “Dem Girlz”).
“Eat” is Big Jade’s first new single of 2022, arriving after a red-hot 2021 that established her as one of the most promising emcees in the South. Jade’s breakout year started with the release of her debut album Pressure, available everywhere via Alamo Records. 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 rapper’s standout 2021 continued with Jade Wins, a Mortal Kombat-referencing mixtape that features fiery freestyles atop iconic rap beats, proving that the Pride of Beaumont, TX can eat your favorite rapper for breakfast. Jade recently earned props from peers like Rico Nasty and Muni Long for her fiery freestyle over the beat from “Forgot About Dre” on The Come Up Show Live with DJ Cosmic Kev.
With her debut album under her belt and much higher to climb, Big Jade has no plans to rest on her laurels. Stay tuned for much more music from her in the near future as she continues her rise to rap royalty.
Watch “Eat” ft. Z-Ro: http://bigjade.lnk.to/Eat-Video
Buy/Stream “Eat” ft. Z-Ro: http://bigjade.lnk.to/Eat
Watch Jade’s recent freestyle on The Come Up Show Live with DJ Cosmic Kev: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuyCcm2TSDk
“I got the attention of the right people by being genuinely myself,” explains rapper Big Jade.
From Beaumont, Texas, the 26-year-old spitter made a name for herself by releasing a series of videos online that showcased her rapping ability. However, her Beatking-produced “RPM” showed a woman juggling rap dreams while doing hair. She was unashamed, unapologetic, and uncut. “It was real. That’s how I grind and get money,” admits Jade. “I’m not out here getting rap money yet; I’m popular on Instagram. Rappers are scared to say they’re doing something else just to make it. Where are you getting the money to invest in yourself and make it happen? Because that’s where it all starts for all of us.” Newly signed to Alamo Records, Big Jade took those steps to get noticed, and now she hopes to put herself and her city on the map.
“Eat” ft. Z-Ro: http://bigjade.lnk.to/Eat
“Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See”: https://youtu.be/4wVM_MSo7Zg
“Ms. Jackson”: https://youtu.be/u0bfcVlSBBo
“Lip Gloss”: https://youtu.be/N_a1Tegmqr4
“Pressed” ft. OMB Bloodbath: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmyvOWWg684
“I Tell You What”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibLLUVUXzzY
“Dem Girlz” ft. Erica Banks & BeatKing: http://smarturl.it/demgirlz
“Bonnet” (Freestyle): https://youtu.be/cIvQylLXU2Q
“No Hook” (Prod. by BeatKing): http://bigjade.lnk.to/NoHook
“Groupies” (Freestyle): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ORs5HF1oCU
“Before The Deal (Freestyle)”: https://youtu.be/QpQiqw4seIU
“Respectfully” ft. BeatKing & Queendome Come: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpbvR_5hdmU
“Phone Jumpin”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta1T5FZzhZo