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Premiere: Philadelphia’s hottest new artists Bri Steves and Poundside Pop drop official visual for ‘Stick Up’

Delivering prestigious sing-rap vocals like a musical veteran, Bri Steves enlists her fellow Philadelphia-native Poundside Pop for her latest effort, ‘Stick Up’. Keeping it gritty and glam, as her predecessor Eve (the “pitbull in a skirt&rdsquo;), Steves shows she can hold her own as police sirens blare and she enters a local bodega to pick up cash in the opening scene. Next, she is with the bike club and eventually, ends up at a local diner for another business transaction with featured artist, Poundside Pop. Watch the visual for the single, produced by Nabevin, from her forthcoming debut EP. The Janoff video direction shows what both artists lives are like in the City of Brotherly Love.

At ten-years-old, the twenty-five-year-old artist began studying the viola at the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. Some years later, champion lyricists like Biggie, Joey Bada$$ and J Cole inspired her to start rapping. While attending Temple University, she began experimenting with her singing voice and eventually maturated into a double threat on the mic. Before graduating, she signed with Atlantic Records and balanced her final collegiate year alongside studio time in Miami, Atlanta and Los Angeles where she worked with producers like Sonny Digital.

Back in February before the global public health crisis, GRUNGECAKE published a list of five artists we believed the world to watch out for and support. Bri Steves was on that list, so it is an honour to premiere her music video today.


Written by Richardine Bartee

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