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Rostrum Records artist Vali has released her infectious debut single “Ain’t No Friend of Mine” this week (2/1), and premiered the video on Rap-Up. The single, produced and co-written by T-Baby (cred: Major Lazer’s “Light it Up”), comes off of her debut EP, which will be released later this year.

Characterized by her undeniable charm and inimitable charisma, the New York-born and Los Angeles-based pop maverick is influenced by 21st-century R&B and hip-hop and weaves the sounds throughout her music. Having grown up in a musical family with both her parents in the orchestra, her father a conductor and her mother for Broadway, Vali has emerged with a style of her own. Commanding a vocal strut that carries with gusto and grit, she caught the attention of acclaimed creative director Laurieann Gibson (cred: Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Lady Gaga) early on, who stepped into the role of manager and is excited to be part of the team. Vali’s sound reflects a carefully assembled mosaic of sticky pop, bombastic theatricality, and vintage fashion.

Vali is everything we’ve wanted in an artist! She’s pop, she’s hip-hop, she’s R&B (do we smell a little country flavor on this track?), and we can’t wait to see what she does next! Rostrum Records has outdone themselves by selecting such a versatile, well-rounded musician, and we know she’s going to make a huge name for herself this year!

Be sure to check out “Ain’t No Friend Of Mine,” and our other favorite single, “Dimes” featuring the one and only Wiz Khalifa below!

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Vali – Ain’t No Friend of Mine

Vali ft. Wiz Khalifa – Dimes