Last year after being signed to Roc Nation himself for management, Bronx legend Fat Joe launched his record label RNG, which is an imprint on Brooklyn music and business icon JAY-Z’s Roc Nation, and his eclectic artist roster. Along with the mention of our all-time favourite, UFO FEV, the Bronx-native rising R&B singer Angelica Vila shows she’s ready to fill the shoes of a world-renowned pop star in time. Seeing mutual friends promote her music releases on my feeds and now, having the chance to meet her, I am excited about what’s to come.
‘More in the Morning’ is a song about being intimate when the sun rises. In the best case scenario, you’re in bed with your significant other. You just had one of the best nights, ever. Your love for one another isn’t stale, nor does it feel like it will be. Because your moments together feel right, you want to be intimate. They’re on your mind during the day, and when you’re apart from one another.
As far as the production of the record goes, I’m old enough to know all of the samples used in Angelica Vila’s catchy buzzer. To the incredible Afro-Caribbean musicians Grace Jones (‘La Vie En Rose’) and Shyne (‘Bonnie & Shyne’ featuring Barrington Levy), it looks like you’re going to live on—through this generation, too. Check out Angelica Vila’s music video below. She’s dancing, singing and rapping, well. Like from what I’ve heard about the incomparable Beyoncé, Vila is a genuinely sweet person, who I’d like to see go far because of her in-person interactions and attitude.
PS: I enjoyed the green outfit the most.
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Straight out of The Bronx, twenty-year-old Angelica Vila brings back a bold and bright bounce from the New York streets. A one-two punch of sheer vocal talent and international flavour immediately turned Hip-Hop icon Fat Joe into a fan upon seeing her freestyle DJ Khaled’s ‘Wild Thoughts’ on Instagram. Immediately after, he went on to sign her in late 2017 as she dove into countless studio sessions in New York and Miami. This life-changing moment served as the payoff for a lifelong grind that, since a young age, has been guided by her uncle-turned-manager, Nae Sketchie—a high-profile club promoter in New York City.