Video: P-L0 ft. E-40 – “Put Me On Somethin'”
Debuted by XXL, the Rapper/Producer Drops Hyphy Video Single From More Than Anything, Due May 12th
Critical Praise for P-Lo
“P-Lo is HBK Gang’s swaggy secret weapon, because his beats are as good as his raps and DJ sets” – The FADER
Brimming with boundless energy and an great ear for hooks, P-Lo is capable of turning a routine trip to the DMV into an occasion to get lit. Kicking it with crash test dummies and speeding during his driving test, P-Lo shows off his effortless charm in “Put Me On Somethin’,” his latest video. Produced with bounce by P-Lo himself, the Filipino-American rapper recruits E-40, the Counselor, to spit a typically witty verse: “Stop babysitting, pass it/My Fetti stretch like elastic/Yeah bro, I gotta have it/Born to trap–survival tactics.” Premiered by XXL, “Put Me On Somethin'” is a highlight from More Than Anything, P-Lo’s upcoming project. The follow up to 2016’s Before Anything, More Than Anything releases on May 12th.
“This video is inspired by going to the DMV and being bored completely out of your mind. It represents a lot of double meanings,” P-Lo explained to XXL. “E-40 teaching me the game, but is also my driving instructor. The first driving instructor, he wasn’t liking me based on my appearance and energy, not knowing I was well-equipped to drive, but that’s a lot of people’s first impressions of me—just because you look a certain way, judging a book by a cover… The song itself is a real statement song. When Bay Area gives so much style and culture to the game and people ignore or disregard it. We’re always putting people onto game. The game needs to give back also. They need me put me on something. I can’t keep putting you on, y’all gotta give me something too.”
With his signature snare snaps and hypnotic keyboard riffs, P-Lo is one of the defining architects behind the sound of modern West Coast rap. Born and raised in Pinole, CA, P-Lo founded the HBK Gang with Iamsu! when they were both in high school in 2005. Comprising artists such as P-Lo, Iamsu!, Kehlani, Sage The Gemini, Jay Ant, Kool John, and others, HBK has been one of the most influential rap collectives in the game. With Jay Ant and Iamsu!, P-Lo built a name for himself as a member of The Invasion, producing many of HBK’s biggest hits, including Iamsu’s “Only That Real,” ft. 2 Chainz, and became an in-demand producer nationwide. In 2013, P-Lo had a big hit with Yo Gotti’s “Act Right,” which peaked at #100 on the Hot 100.
On More Than Anything, P-Lo comes into his own as a rapper, showcasing his flow over his own production and high-quality beats from the likes of Cal-A, Nic Nac, Feez, Jay Ant, Mikos Da Gawd, ReeceBeats, and more. Featuring appearances from E-40, G-Eazy, Marc E Bassy, Skizzy Mars, Iamsu!, Rexx Life Raj, Feez, Kool John, More Than Anything proves that P-Lo brings much more to the table than just slaps. Catch P-Lo on an upcoming tour with Rexx Life Raj, and pre-order More Than Anything on iTunes.
Watch “Put Me On Somethin'” ft. E-40: https://youtu.be/U-uadpyaPU8
Check out the XXL premiere: http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2017/04/p-lo-put-me-on-somethin-e-40-video/
Pre-order More Than Anything: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/more-than-anything/id1227550577?ls=1&app=itunes
Purchase tickets for P-Lo’s More Than Anything Tour with Rexx Life Raj: HBKPLO.com
5/31 – The Studio at Webster Hall, New York, NY
6/1 – Trocadero Balcony, Philadelphia, PA
6/3 – Vinyl, Atlanta, GA
6/4 – Arizona Pete’s, Greensboro, NC
6/14 – Club Red, Tempe, AZ
6/16 – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
6/17 – Rock City, Camarillo, CA
6/19 – House of Blues, San Diego, CA
6/20 – Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA
6/21 – Strummer’s, Fresno, CA
6/22 – Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
6/24 – The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
6/27 – Hawthorne Lounge, Portland, OR
6/28 – Chop Suey, Seattle, WA
6/30 – Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC
6/7 – Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Please contact Michelle or Isabel for more info.
After producing Yo Gotti’s “Act Right” and “Bout Me” for Wiz Khalifa, Pinole, CA born rapper/producer P-Lo is cultivating the sound of the Bay Area on a national level. Growing up as a Filipino-American, music was a centerpiece of his family’s household. P-Lo recalls going through his father’s vinyl music collection and listening to artists such as Carlos Santana, The Beatles, and Eric Clapton; this early encounter with different genres of music was the launching pad to P-Lo’s Musical career. After listening to Kanye West’s debut album The College Dropout, P-Lo decided to take his love of music and put it into action. He began making beats at home with computer speakers, which eventually caught the attention of his high school classmate Iamsu! in 2005. P-Lo and IAMSU founded the HBK Gang, an influential Bay Area collective, and shortly afterword teamed up with P-Lo’s brother Kuya Beats to form the production team The Invasion. P-Lo has produced for Wiz Khalifa, Yo Gotti, E-40, Nef The Pharaoh, and many others, always pushing the boundaries of the West Coast sound as a rapper and a producer. More Than Anything, his next full-length project, which features P-Lo both behind the mic and behind the boards, releases on May 12th.
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More Than Anything: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/more-than-anything/id1227550577?ls=1&app=itunes
“Put Me On Somethin'” ft. E-40: https://youtu.be/U-uadpyaPU8 // https://soundcloud.com/heartbreakplo/put-me-on-somethin-ft-e-40
“Always” ft. Rexx Life Raj (Prod. by Cal-A): https://soundcloud.com/heartbreakplo/always-ft-rexx-life-raj
“Light This Bitch Up” ft. G-Eazy & Jay Ant: https://youtu.be/ZLlsR1g09Ew
Kool John & P-Lo – “On One”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLHqSQBbth8
HBK Gang – “Never Going Broke”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paGPMjyp-nI