NY-newcomer Jake James released the official video for his follow-up single “Celebration” featuring GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Stacy Barthetoday. Just in time for graduation season, the aspirational, coming-of-age visual shows Jake daydreaming on what’s to come in life post-graduation – a crossroads familiar to many. On the track, Jake raps about chasing his dreams and reaching for the stars over Statik Selektah’s (Nas, KRS-One, Wiz Khalifa, Action Bronson) stripped down boom-bap production. “Celebration” featuring Stacey Barthe is available everywhere now, watch the video HERE.
“Celebration” comes behind Jake’s nostalgic debut single, “Boss Thoughts”. The single’s boom-bap soundscape, produced by multi-platinum producer Buckwild (Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Beastie Boys, Fat Joe, Big Pun, Big L,) underscores Jake’s slick lyricism. Sitting at nearly 100K views, the video features the actual public housing Jake grew up in, as well as his dad and little cousin – a true rags-to-wall street story.