Three of rap’s top young talents connect on “Watermelon Automobile”!
Personally hand-picked by Kanye West and signed to his G.O.O.D. Music imprint, it didn’t take long for Valee to make an impression. Not only was Valee named Rolling Stone’s “Hot Rapper Of the Year,” he was also awarded Single of the Year by Spin Magazine for “Womp Womp” (which went Gold) featuring Jeremih.
Yet, what separates Valee from his peers, is that his completely original, unorthodox rap sketches are virtually a sub-genre of their own; one that inspired some of the culture’s biggest heavyweights to dissect, emulate, and copy his soft-spoken style and flow. For fans of clever lyrics, effortless style, and endless swag, Valee’s artistry resembles trap music for the connoisseur.
After a successful stint on G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam, Valee opted to embark on an independent career, one that would give the rising Chicago South Sider more opportunity to create as freely as possible.
Now the rising star embarks on the next phase of his career with the announcement of Virtuoso, Valee’s forthcoming collaborative album with Harry Fraud. Harry Fraud thrives on being entrusted with artists’ most personal statements; recently, producing chart-topping projects for Curren$y (Vices), French Montana (Montega, which hit Billboard’s Top 200 chart), Dave East (Hoffa), Lil Peep (High Fashion), Benny The Butcher (The Plugs I Met 2), Jim Jones (The Fraud Department), Jay Worthy’s You Take The Credit, We’ll Take The Check and 38 Spesh’s Beyond Belief.
After announcing the album with “Vibrant” featuring Action Bronson, Valee & Harry return with a new single, “Watermelon Automobile,” featuring fellow rising stars Saba & Mavi. “Watermelon Automobile” was exclusively premiered by Fader.
Valee discussed how the “Watermelon Automobile” collaboration came together with Fader. “I wanted to work with Saba for a while now and this project was the right time. Plus, it’s Chicago! I think Saba is one of the best to come outta the city. I met Mavi at a show my manager (Andrew Barber) threw in Chicago, and I became a fan of his music and his live performance. It made too much sense to get him on this as well. He went crazy.”
Valee & Harry Fraud’s Virtuoso will be released on 7-21-23.
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