With cuffing season and the holidays right around the corner, Russ Coson’s new single “Closer Than Friends” is a must add to your R&B playlists! The smooth banger, which features punchline packed rap verses from fellow Filipino-American artists Darrell Medellin and Pretty Pape$, was world premiered earlier today on MYX Radio.
According to Russ, “Closer Than Friends” was inspired by a familiar 80s classic. “Had to flip one of my favorite R&B songs from the late 80’s and give it a West Coast vibe!,” said the Bay Area crooner in a caption on his Instagram. Stream “Closer Than Friends” below!
Filipino American Hip-Hop Artist Pretty Pape$ hits the MYX Traks stage and performs his viral hit “Boomin” live at our MYX Global Studios in Los Angeles, California. Pape$ is the first Hip-Hop artist on MYX Traks, so he made sure to bring the energy for a memorable performance. Check out his performance below!
MYX Traks is a part of MYX Global’s new Youtube content line-up. The show features a live in-studio performance from up-and-coming and established artists co-produced with Traklife Media Group.
Pretty Pape$ is a one-man shop in this music industry. From production, writing, engineering and mixing, Pape$ is one of those artists who you can leave in the studio by himself and he’ll walk out the studio with a hit. In a sense, he's like Russ, a DIY pioneer. Pape$ knows his talent will only get him so far, that’s why he’s leaned on his consistency to make a name for himself.
Since he started dropping music Pretty Pape$ hasn’t taken a year off, consistently dropping singles, EP’s & albums annually. In 2020 it seems all his hard work is really starting to pay off as his 2019 single “Boomin” has begun to make its round on Tik Tok. It all started when the Boston Celtics used “Boomin” on an Instagram Reels video and within a week the official account for the NBA, NFL, CBS Sports, Saints, Ravens & more have used “Boomin” on Tik Tok. Within 2 weeks the song has generated over 7 million views from verified accounts on Tik Tok and it's only just starting.