The Video:
A longtime Detroit hidden gem, Samuel Shabazz is well-poised to breakthrough to the mainstream. Hot off the release of his PLANEBOY album last Friday, he shares the video for “SAY YES,” a highlight track from the project. Over thudding 808s and crisp synth keys, Sam shows off the versatility of his vocals, experimenting with the upper range while he asks his girl to see why he’s deserving of her love: “Baby girl, I’m blessed, that’s a plus / This ain’t no test, this the one / I ain’t gone stop ’til you done / I got what you need, it’s what you want.” In the video, directed by Galaxy Productions, Sam and his crew pull up to a grocery store in Detroit with a convoy of luxury cars, flexing their stacks of cash and affirming their status as their city’s ones to watch.

“SAY YES” appears on PLANEBOY, Samuel Shabazz’s latest step in his 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).

Stream PLANEBOY: https://music.empi.re/planeboy

PLANEBOY Tracklist:
RIPCUDDYWOP
1800 CALL SAM
SAY YES
DAXTON
GREEKTOWN
FOR YOU
PLANEBOY PINK
TURN YOU UP
MY BABY
EXCUSE
IMA THROW THIS MONEY Ft. Talibando
HAVIN PROBLEMS
ALL OF THIS LOVE ft. Moxie knox
DIARY OF A YOUNG BLACK SLAYER
SOUL TIES
PULL ME BACK ft. Dre Butterz
LIFE GETS HARD ft. Babyface Ray
NEVER FRIENDLY II

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