MP3: Bobby Brackins Teams Up With Zendaya & Jeremih For “My Jam”
Jezebel Premieres Sizzling New Bobby Brackins Featuring Young Fashionista and R&B Sensation
Critical Praise for Bobby Brackins:
“Brackins has such a specific voice, which is obviously a great quality in a rapper—it’s pinched and rangy, a scratchy pop-art alto that counters the smooth edges around him.” – Jezebel
“We expect to hear much more greatness from Bobby in the future.” – Karen Civil
“…such an addictive bounce repeat listens happen without intention.” – The Smoking Section
“‘Hot Box’ is a steaming track that you’ll find yourself humming instantly.” – XXL
“Brackins sounds like a seasoned vet as he displays his charismatic delivery.” – Complex
“A sensuous, blunted bit of ratchet R&B.” – HotNewHipHop
Continuing his streak for creating radio-ready hit records, Bobby Brackins has released his latest single, “My Jam.” Joined by Disney Channel star and Teen Vogue’s February cover girl Zendaya and RnB favorite, Jeremih, the track was debuted via Jezebel who noted “Brackins has such a specific voice, which is obviously a great quality in a rapper—it’s pinched and rangy, a scratchy pop-art alto that counters the smooth edges around him, and he wrote “2 On,” hence the familiar nighttime intimacy of this new one.” Anticipation for “My Jam” has been building for months as the artists have been teasing it in interviews and on social media, while the Bay Area’s WiLD 94.9 gave the single its radio debut.
Bobby Brackins, who’s had an incredible streak, having won a BMI Award and been nominated for a Grammy, has played a huge role in cultivating the California sound that’s been dominating radio. With two songwriting credits for the undeniable hits “Loyal” by Chris Brown and “2On” by Tinashe under his belt, both laden with Bay Area references, Bobby Brackins is proud to be at the forefront of bridging the gap between his hometown and the rest of the country. “Aside from legends like E-40 and Too $hort, there aren’t many artists from my generation from The Bay who are working with L.A.,” Bobby explains. “So I put it on myself. I built the bridge for this generation.” The East Oakland, California native is leading the pack of self-made songwriters, artists, and producers while collaborating with top artists including Usher, Lil Wayne, Tinashe, G-Eazy, Chris Brown, YG, Iamsu!, Too $hort, Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Mustard, and more.
Produced by Dem Jointz, “My Jam” follows the release of Bobby Brackins’ previous single, “Hot Box,” featuring G-Eazy and Mila J, which has amassed nearly 4 million SoundCloud plays and 1 million YouTube views. Although the song was released over five months ago, it’s continued to pick up speed with remix after remix, the majority of them, voluntarily. Soon after L.A’s Power 106 named “Hot Box” the Song of the Week last year, Bobby Brackins’ friend and former tour DJ, DJ Mustard, remixed the track, giving a New Jack Swing vibe. Then, renowned UK house producer Sinden turned up the BPM’s and made it dance floor-ready. “Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock and/or live in North Korea—you’ve surely cozied up to the sex, drugs, and alcohol-fueled bangingness of Bobby Brackins’ hit single ‘Hot Box,’” said THUMP in their premiere of the Sinden remix.
As Noisey stated in a recent interview, Bobby wrote two of the biggest songs of 2014—winning his first BMI Award for songwriting credits on Chris Brown’s “Loyal,” and earning industry praises for writing Tinashe’s “2 On,” which Billboard named the #1 R&B Track of the Year. With many successes credited to his name, Bobby Brackins recognizes that his music is reaching the radars of other artists. “ I just focus on making good music,” Brackins states. “If I’m making it for myself or others—as long as it’s quality, somebody’s going to want to be a part of it.”
Listen to “My Jam” (ft. Zendaya & Jeremih): https://soundcloud.com/bobbybrackins/my-jam-feat-zendaya-jeremih-prod-by-dem-jointz
Check out the Jezebel premiere: http://themuse.jezebel.com/zendaya-slays-this-song-with-bobby-brackins-and-jeremih-1684803683
Purchase “My Jam” on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/my-jam-feat.-zendaya-jeremih/id965037421
Amidst a wave of self-made songwriters, artists and producers, Oakland, California’s Bobby Brackins is at the forefront. With over 25 million YouTube plays, and international radio spins, the established soloist who has written a litany of artists including Zendaya, Trey Songz, and Jeremih is finally coming into his own. Following high school, Bobby Brackins relocated to Los Angeles alongside his producer and close friend, Nic Nac. “I wanted to keep making music with Nic, and I knew that L.A. was more industry-based. That’s where the labels and well-connected managers were,” Bobby Brackins states. Taking advantage of the web early on to brand himself the artist has had a slew of success working with countless artists which led to Bobby Brackins penning and co-producing a #1 record for Chris Brown in “Loyal,” as well as helping Tinashe find the traction necessary to earn a major label album release date with her lead single, “2 On.” The credit is there, is as the chart and viral reaction, assuring the world that Bobby Brackins has his pen, production, and pulse on the people.
“My Jam” (ft. Zendaya & Jeremih): https://soundcloud.com/bobbybrackins/my-jam-feat-zendaya-jeremih-prod-by-dem-jointz
“Hot Box” (Remix featuring IAMSU! & Too $hort): https://soundcloud.com/bobbybrackins/hot-box-feat-iamsu-too-short-mila-j/
“Hot Box” (Sinden Remix): https://soundcloud.com/bobbybrackins/hot-box-sinden-remix/
“Hot Box” (DJ Mustard Remix): https://soundcloud.com/dj-mustard-1/hot-box-remix-bobby-brackins-feat-mila-j-choice-terrance-martin
“Hot Box” (feat. G-Eazy & Mila J) Video: http://www.vevo.com/watch/bobby-brackins/hot-box/USA2P1467790
“Hot Box” (feat. G-Eazy & Mila J) Lyric Video: http://youtu.be/4X-bOWDGQLI
“Hot Box” (feat. G-Eazy & Mila J): https://soundcloud.com/bobbybrackins/bobby-brackins-hot-box-ft-g-eazy-mila-j/
Bio, pictures and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/bobby-brackins/