XO-Signed Duo 88 Glam (88 Camino & Derek Wise) Announce New Self-Titled Project, Releasing on November 7th
The Two Emcees Chomp Cigars, Mob in Corner Stores in the Night-Vision Clip for “12,” Which Features a Cameo from The Weeknd
Captivating with liquid jams about the high life and a stylish visual aesthetic, Canadian duo 88GLAM (88 Camino & Derek Wise) is the latest musical enigma from The Weeknd‘s tastemaking XO label.Announcing their arrival with a collection of noirish late night rap-n-b jams, 88GLAM announce their debut self-titled album. A product of pure collaboration between two Toronto artists, Derek Wise and 88 Camino grew to appreciate each other’s style in the city’s late night party scene. Wise’s authoritative baritone meshes brilliantly with Camino’s emotive tenor, painting the album’s neon-lit soundscapes with compelling rhymes. Featuring an appearance from NAV and production from the likes of Murda Beatz, WondaGirl, AlexOnWeed, and VillaBeatz, 88GLAM arrives on November 7th.
Today, the duo shares “12,” their cinematic and dreamlike new video single. Teased on social media by various members of the XO crew, the new single is a evocative head-nodding ode to Jordans, with liquid keys plunking out competing melodies, snapping, skeletal snares, and booming bass. Featuring a cameo appearance from The Weeknd, the new video follows the late night adventures of Camino and Wise, dipping into night vision as they stunt at a gas station, cause trouble at a convenience store, and lamp at the club. Premiered by Billboard, “12” is an excellent example of 88GLAM’s inimitable aesthetic, mixing hedonistic, aqueous, club-ready music with Drive-style late-night visuals. “12” is currently available to stream on all digital service providers.
Watch “12”: https://youtu.be/TpgwhHFH6Rw
Check out the Billboard premiere:
Derek Wise Background:
Derek Bissue (born December 11th, 1992) better known by his stage name Derek Wise, is a Canadian rapper born in the Scarborough region of Toronto, Canada. Wise began rapping at the age of 10 years old. Listening to an array of musical creatives spanning several genres helped him develop a sound that is natural in every setting; along with his command of rhythm and cadence, this is his greatest gift. Derek’s unstable upbringing and his mother playing the role of both parents taught Derek how to be independent and the ability to rise above any circumstance, which presently is a common theme in much of Derek’s music. His unique perspective is a result of his interests in classic mob movies and taste for culture.
Wise has fought through adversity and maintained a unique wave of monstrous releases in the past few months including his new 2017 debut project, INGLORIOUS available now at all digital retailers. His latest single and video, “Disconnected” received overwhelming acclaim from fans and press as it exemplified Derek’s distinct melodies. The video for “Disconnected” was a nominee for iHeartRadio’s MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARD for Best Hip Hop Video. The long-awaited INGLORIOUS project provides a vivid, cinematic look into the mind of Derek Wise but, its only the beginning.
88 Camino Background:
Shakqueel Burthwright (born June 14th, 1992} better known as 88 Camino, is a Canadian rapper born in the Scarborough region of Toronto,Canada. Shakqueel began rapping at the age of 17 years old. Listening to an array of musical creatives spanning several genres helped him develop a sound that has a lot of replay value. When Shakqueel was 9 years old, his mother moved away to Tulsa, Oklahoma, for school and brought him with her for a new journey. Eight years later, 88 returns to Toronto, Canada and had a mission to pursue music on a high level. After releasing a ton of old music numerous years ago, 88 Camino has taken more than a year off to perfect his craft and he is ready for the world to hear his drug-infused euphoric timeless sound. His unique perspective is a result of his interests in real life observations.