After stunning fans with her sultry debut single, “Black Truck,” Mereba (Interscope) has returned with an equally gripping visual. The 9th Wonder-produced song is a poetic depiction of the triumphs and trials of life and love; and the video complements the lyric’s abstract quality. Directed by Mereba and renowned photographers Durimel (twin brothers Jalan and Jibril), the video features a collage of raw and soulful shots, staged in Miami, Florida. James Laxton, director of cinematography for Moonlight, contributed to the production as well. You can view the video HERE.
Prior to the release of the “Black Truck,” Mereba was best known for her collaborations with Grammy nominated 6LACK and Dreamville newcomers J.I.D and Earthgang. Mereba’s unique voice and style lends itself to its own distinct genre of alternative R&B, and the rising star is also credited as a songwriter, rapper, guitarist and producer. Having spent her formative years living across the east coast as well as in her father’s native country, Ethiopia, Mereba further developed her artistry after moving to Atlanta. She credits Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill and Joni Mitchell as her greatest influences.
Stars collided at Interscope Records’ annual BET Awards pre-party, held last night at Poppy in West Hollywood. The mesmerizing venue, known for dabbling with surrealism while catering to Hollywood royalty, opened its doors to an impressive list of artists, industry professionals and tastemakers. The evening was sponsored by Bud Light, Hennessy, Seedo and Lyft. DJs A-OH, Megan Ryte and Nitrane entertained the host of celebrity guests which included: Rae Sremmurd, Tory Lanez, Mustard, Kamaiyah, YG, Machine Gun Kelly and many more.
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There’s music and then there’s music for your soul. At first listen it’s not hard to detect which category Mereba lends her vocal abilities to. Born and raised across the east coast, the young singer/songwriter further developed her artistry after moving to Atlanta, and credits Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, and Joni Mitchell as influences. Today, she releases her debut single “Black Truck,” on Interscope Records which is now available at all digital retailers. You can take a listen HERE. “Black Truck,” is a sultry track about the struggles and triumphs of life and love. Produced by 9th Wonder (Jay-Z/Erykah Badu/Mary J. Blige), the single pulls softly at your heart strings but exudes confidence with a gritty hook. After a number of successful collaborations with Grammy nominated 6LACK and Dreamville’s newcomers J.I.D and Earthgang, Mereba is ready to set sail for a journey of her own.