Remy Ma is strutting the promo trail for new single ‘Melanin Magic (ft. Chris Brown).’ And said trail brought her to Hot 97‘s Ebro In The Morning.
There the femcee opened up about the track and its housing album ‘Seven Winters & Six Summers’ – including when fans can expect the set.
Chopping it up with Ebro, Peter Rosenberg, and Laura Stylez, Remy revealed that the LP is currently earmarked for a May release.
She interestingly also seemed to hint that she has dissolved her relationship with new manager Vince Herbert. For, at the 16.53 mark she alludes to not actually having a manager – owing this to her routine practice of hiring folk if she believes in their vision but firing them swiftly if they can’t deliver on it.
Wise move to set the record up this way.
Sure, she has a lot of good will working in her favor. But she ultimately needs to the build her buzz to optimum volume before dropping a whole body of work. It’ll be no easy feat, but the long haul approach certainly gives her the scope to figure it out.
And beyond the obvious promotional opportunities situated around said time (BET Awards etc), she’ll also benefit from the busy window of female rap releases set for the coming months (Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, and even Iggy Azalea).
Because while there’ll undoubtedly be a competitive slant, there’s also the reality that any success by one act arguably creates the right climate for others to benefit from (see: radio, streaming, and the like).
As for the management situation with Vince, we’d be fibbing if we said we weren’t wondering how his artists felt about the mess he and Tamar were airing publicly at Christmastime. It’s anyone’s guess what’s actually going on, but it wouldn’t be surprising if she bounced because of it. Just saying.
In any case, listen to Remy’s new single ‘Melanin Magic’ below…