Samuel Shabazz Announces PLANE BOY, His Upcoming Album, Coming 6/21 via Wavy Gang/EMPIRE

The Detroit Native Does It All For His Girl in New Video and Single “FOR YOU

 

The Video:
Recently signed to Babyface Ray’s Wavy Gang label, Samuel Shabazz has been steadily building his rap career for over a decade. Now with the support of one of the most respected acts in his home city of Detroit behind him, he announces his upcoming album, PLANE BOY, coming June 21st via Wavy Gang/EMPIRE. With the announcement comes the lovestruck new single and video “FOR YOU” Listen HERE and watch the video HERE.

The upcoming album finds Sam embracing his Detroit roots and tapping into his city’s signature sound. The project’s title takes inspiration from the vintage aesthetic of the iconic Playboy “Big Bunny” plane. Sam has also referenced aviation previously in his work, including his clothing line “DOP✈️R Clothing,” known for the slogans, “We Up Forev✈️R” and “Fly Beyond The Hype.”

Along with the album announcement, Sam shares the project’s first single “FOR YOU.” The song finds the Detroit rapper feeling infatuated, admiring his girl’s beauty and the mesmerizing effect she has on him. Over steady drums and buzzy synths, he croons, “For you, I search high and low / It should be a crime for you to be this fine / I’m runnin’ out of lines to tell you every time / This might be fate, I can’t ignore signs.” In the video, Sam plays a private investigator who is hired by a client who suspects his wife of cheating. In a turn of events, Sam ends up falling for the subject of his investigation, much to his client’s demise.

PLANE BOY will be Samuel Shabazz’s latest step in journey to the top of Detroit’s rap game. Growing up in Detroit’s Westside, he was introduced to music by his father, Uncle Sam, an R&B artist signed to Boyz II Men’s label during the 1990s. Starting to rap, write, and produce amidst a restlessly creative childhood, filled with trips to the studio with his dad, he later began recording during stints in Atlanta and California, while earning a Bachelor’s degree in Recording Arts. In 2014, while returning to Deroit, Samuel met Babyface Ray through a mutual friend. The two artists bonded as brothers and began collaborating on music. Their chemistry is evident in Product Of My Environment, their 2019 collab album, which includes the hit track “Hall Of Fame” ft. Veeze (9M YT views). The track pushed Samuel onto new radars and made him a sought-out Detroit collaborator. He began to break beyond the city with 2021’s From Me To You and 2022’s Not A Fan. Last year, he released the introspective I Changed My Mind, which marks a shift in direction and Samuel’s reframed attitude about his career. The project earned Samuel’s most buzz yet in Detroit, and includes Samuel’s most streamed song to date “Dotted Line” ft. Veeze (1.5M YT views).
Now with PLANE BOY on the way, the Detroit hero is ready to soar to new heights.

Learn More About Samuel Shabazz by watching this recent vlog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R49wfKb6IjM

PLANE BOY Tracklist:
CUDDY
1800 CALL SAM
SAY YES
DAXTON
GREEKTOWN
FOR YOU
PLANEBOY PINK
TURN YOU UP
MY BBY
EXCUSE
IMA THROW THIS MONEY
HAVIN PROBLEMS
ALL OF THIS LOVE
DIARY OF A YOUNG BLACK SLAYER
SOUL TIES
PULL ME BACK
LIFE GETS HARD
NEVER FRIENDLY

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