Album: P-Lo – More Than Anything

Featuring Appearances from G-Eazy, E-40 and Others, the HBK Ringleader’s Latest Album Expands New Boundaries For the Filipino-American Rapper/Producer

5.12.2017

Critical Praise for P-Lo

“P-Lo is HBK Gang’s swaggy secret weapon, because his beats are as good as his raps and DJ sets” – The FADER

The Album:

The man behind the boards for massive hits such as Iamsu’s “Only That Real,” ft. 2 Chainz and Yo Gotti’s Act Right,” P-Lo has the mic skills to claim the spotlight for himself. Returning with a diverse set of bangers, ballads, and everything in between, P-Lo drops More Than Anything, his latest album. An accomplished and expansive listen, More Than Anything finds P-Lo showcasing his flow over his own production and high-quality beats from the likes of Cal-A, Nic Nac, Feez, Jay Ant, Mikos Da Gawd, ReeceBeats, and more. With an exquisite ear and a fine-tuned attention to detail, P-Lo is an expert on exploiting negative space, flexing an impressive cadence and a knack for finding chanted hooks. Featuring appearances from E-40, G-Eazy, Marc E Bassy, Skizzy Mars, Iamsu!, Rexx Life Raj, Feez, Kool JohnMore Than Anything is a testament to the HBK founder’s talent and influence among his peers.

Born and raised in Pinole, CA, Filipino-American Paulo Rodriguez started making music at a young age. Inspired by his older brother Kuya Beats, a producer in his own right, P-Lo developed a great appreciation for the music in his father’s record collection, including Santana and the Beatles. When he heard Kanye West’s The College Dropout in 2004, P-Lo knew that he wanted to make a living making rap music. In 2005, P-Lo met a high school classmate who shared his passion for hip-hop: Iamsu!. Together, the two rapper/producers formed the Heartbreak Gang, shortened to HBK, recruiting artists like Kool John, Sage The Gemini, Jay AntKehlani, and others to become one of the premiere rap collectives on the West Coast. With Jay Ant and Iamsu!, P-Lo built a name for himself as a member of The Invasion, producing many of HBK’s biggest hits, including Iamsu’s “Only That Real,” ft. 2 Chainz, and became an in-demand producer nationwide. In 2013, P-Lo had a big hit with Yo Gotti’s Act Right,” which peaked at #100 on the Hot 100. P-Lo has also found success as a rapper, earning millions of plays on his own SoundCloud and stepping out from behind the boards on several HBK hits.

The follow-up to last year’s Before Anything EP, More Than Anything arrives after a steady stream of high-quality pre-released singles from the album. Earlier this week, P-Lo shared Feel Good,” a monstrous club banger with an appearance from G-Eazy. “Feel Good” followed Never Sorry,” another flex-happy hyphy track, which premiered alongside an interview with Mass Appeal. Last month, P-Lo dialed up the Counselor, E-40, for the enthusiastic Put Me On Somethin’” video, premiered by XXL. P-Lo kicked off the More Than Anything campaign by sharing Always,” a subdued, sensitive track with an appearance from Rexx Life Raj, which Spotify featured on its Most Necessary playlist. P-Lo is currently preparing for the More Than Anything Tour with Rexx Life Raj, which commences on June 14th at Club Red in Tempe, Arizona.

Listen to More Than Anything: https://soundcloud.com/heartbreakplo/sets/more-than-anything

Buy More Than Anythinghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/more-than-anything/id1227550577?ls=1&app=itunes

Purchase tickets for P-Lo’s More Than Anything Tour with Rexx Life Raj: HBKPLO.com

More Than Anything Tracklist:
1 – The One (prod. by P-Lo)
2 – Can’t Lose (prod. by P-Lo & ReeceBeats)
3 – Never Sorry ft. Pluto Mars (prod. by P-Lo, DTB & Jay Ant)
4 – Feel Good ft. G-Eazy (prod. by P-Lo & J Gramm)
5 – Much More (prod. by Mikos Da Gawd)
6 – College Girls ft. Skizzy Mars (prod. by Michael Keenan)
7 – Back To You ft. Millie (prod. by P-Lo)
8 – Always ft. Rexx Life Raj (prod. by Cal-A)
9 – Noticed ft. Feez (prod. by Feez and Nic Nac)
10 – Still Fine ft. IAMSU! & Kool John (prod. by P-Lo)
11 – PMOS ft. E-40 (prod. by P-Lo)
12 – Faster ft. Marc E. Bassy (prod. by Cal-A)
13 – The End (prod. by Cal-A)
14 – More Than Anything (prod. by P-Lo & ReeceBeats)
15 – Look At Me Now (prod. by P-Lo & ReeceBeats)

Tour Dates:

June 14 – Club Red, Tempe, AZ
June 16 – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
June 17 – Rock City, Camarillo, CA
June 19 – House of Blues, San Diego, CA
June 20 – Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA
June 21 – Strummer’s, Fresno, CA
June 22 – Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
June 24 – The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
June 27 – Hawthorne Lounge, Portland, OR
June 28 – Chop Suey, Seattle, WA
June 30 – Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC
July 07 – Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA

Please contact Michelle or Isabel for more info.


P-Lo Background:

After producing Yo Gotti’s “Act Right” and “Bout Me” for Wiz Khalifa, Pinole, CA born rapper/producer P-Lo is cultivating the sound of the Bay Area on a national level. Growing up as a Filipino-American, music was a centerpiece of his family’s household. P-Lo recalls going through his father’s vinyl music collection and listening to artists such as Carlos Santana, The Beatles, and Eric Clapton; this early encounter with different genres of music was the launching pad to P-Lo’s Musical career. After listening to Kanye West’s debut album The College Dropout, P-Lo decided to take his love of music and put it into action. He began making beats at home with computer speakers, which eventually caught the attention of his high school classmate Iamsu! in 2005. P-Lo and IAMSU founded the HBK Gang, an influential Bay Area collective, and shortly afterword teamed up with P-Lo’s brother Kuya Beats to form the production team The Invasion. P-Lo has produced for Wiz Khalifa, Yo Gotti, E-40, Nef The Pharaoh, and many others, always pushing the boundaries of the West Coast sound as a rapper and a producer. More Than Anything, his next full-length project, which features P-Lo both behind the mic and behind the boards, releases on May 12th.


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More Than Anything: https://soundcloud.com/heartbreakplo/sets/more-than-anything // https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/more-than-anything/id1227550577?ls=1&app=itunes

“Feel Good” ft. G-Eazy: https://soundcloud.com/heartbreakplo/feel-good-ft-g-eazy-prod-by-p-lo-j-gramm

“Never Sorry” ft. Pluto Mars: https://soundcloud.com/heartbreakplo/never-sorry-ft-pluto-mars-prod-by-dtb-jay-ant-p-lo

“Put Me On Somethin'” ft. E-40: https://youtu.be/U-uadpyaPU8 // https://soundcloud.com/heartbreakplo/put-me-on-somethin-ft-e-40

“Always” ft. Rexx Life Raj (Prod. by Cal-A): https://soundcloud.com/heartbreakplo/always-ft-rexx-life-raj

“O.B.B.”: https://soundcloud.com/heartbreakplo/obb

“Light This Bitch Up” ft. G-Eazy & Jay Ant: https://youtu.be/ZLlsR1g09Ew

Kool John & P-Lo – “On One”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLHqSQBbth8

HBK Gang – “Never Going Broke”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paGPMjyp-nI

Bio, photos, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/p-lo/