April 26th: L'il Debbie and Dev
Born in Oakland California, Lil Debbie grew up in the bay area acquiring all of the different cultures that the Bay offers as a melting pot. Connecting with Kreayshawn in 2011 they begin shooting videos for local Bay Area rappers and quickly gained a rep for doing cool shit throughout the Bay. Out of nowhere Kreayshawn & Debbie connected with Speakz (local Bay area rapper) who wrote Gucci Gucci for Kreayshawn who was going to rap and Debbie was going to style the look for them and they were going to shoot a video for it and just put it out for fun. Well the rest is history and from that each girl ended up going there separate routes.
Debbie has released 5 EP’s with the current release of her full album “Debbie” which charted on Billboard at #41 with an iTunes peak at #5 on Hip-Hop charts. She also has been touring across the US for the past 3 years. She recently did a European tour in early 2016 where she hit London, Paris, Barcelona, Brussels etc… In 2016 Debbie released her first Electronic record with Yellow Claw & Wiwek titled “Pop It” on OWSLA which was her first introduction to the electronic world!
After the release of “Pop It” Debbie released a record called “Get Lit” with Will Sparks from Australia on Interscope. With those 2 records, Debbie’s voice was heard and she began working on several other records as well as her own solo EP on Barong Family with co-writes with Yellow Claw, Moksi, Cesqaux etc… It became a hit and Debbie focused and became a full-time DJ/Producer/MC. There’s nothing like her shows with DJ’ing and live performance which is what led her to a 2018 Tomorrowland performance!
You might remember Dev from Far East Movement's 2010 hit "Like a G6" (who doesn't remember that jam?), but a lot's happened since then. The musician released her debut album The Night the Sun Came Up in 2012, featuring her single "Bass Down Low," and now, two years later, she's starting fresh with a whole new sound.
Dev's EP Bittersweet July, which officially drops September 23 (pre-order it here!), is pretty far from the club-y tracks you've probably spent a good chunk of time dancing to. Her new songs are just as catchy, though. From "Honey Dip" to "Kids," these are some pretty contagious beats.
We have your exclusive first listen of Dev's EP below, days before the official release. Because after she came in to Teen Vogue HQ and played us her new tracks in person, we knew we couldn't wait very long to have them on repeat. Prepare yourselves for your favorite new playlist.
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