Video: Big Jade – “Groupies” (Freestyle)
The Alamo Records Signee Shows Off Her Rap Talent in a Bite-Sized Freestyle Video
“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
“This unrivaled skill, confidence, and charisma are the attributes that make Big Jade so interesting.” – Lyrical Lemonade
Fiercely delivering brash bars in her authoritative drawl, Big Jade is the next to blow from East Texas. Taking time to address her haters, Big Jade shares “Groupies” (Freestyle), her latest video. Unleashing a muscular flow atop blooping synths and active 808s, Jade packs an avalanche of effortlessly fly punchlines into a 70-second verse, talking down to all the men and women who couldn’t possibly reach her level: “Got out the cellar and got me a deal/Forgive if I do not care how you feel.” In the video, Jade addresses her subjects from the studio, her designer shades blocking anyone who’d stop her shine. “Groupies” is Jade’s latest effort since her recent single “Gucci Bag,” produced by DJ Chose.
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 trap bangers caught the attention of BeatKing, who took her under his wing and offered her guest verses and some of his fieriest beats. Earlier this year, Jade joined up with her mentor BeatKing for the Texas trap slapper “Respectfully,” also featuring an appearance from Queendome Come. Jade keeps her fans entertained with a regular supply of freestyles, like the recent “Before The Deal,” that show off her bars and indefatigable demeanor. Now with the backing of Alamo Records, Big Jade is ready to make the leap from being the pride of North Beaumont to a nationally recognized star.
Watch “Groupies” (Freestyle): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ORs5HF1oCU
“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.
“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