HipHopDX Premiere – North Carolina-bred rapper Jackie Spade has unearthed fellow North Carolina native and veteran Hip Hop artist Petey Pablo for his new single, “Country Love.” The track comes from Jackie’s debut album, Aurafication, which is expected to arrive on February 22 via Champion Sound Recordings.
“I wrote ‘Country Love’ specifically as a anthem for North Carolina,” Jackie tells HipHopDX. “When I heard the beat, the first thing that popped into mind was ‘Raise Up’ and I immediately was like, ‘I need Petey Pablo on this’ and long story short, the universe made it happen.”
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Friends, Family and supporters I’m releasing my first studio album #AURAFICATION Feb. 22 and y’all don’t understand my joy🙌🏿 I want to thank @sevenfootgiant @champsoundx3 @commoncentsmg @dre1sinceday1 @empire @lute_west9 @damartheemcee @heyy_itsdanni_ @pumaxay @carlsjuddster my producers @domwick_ @prodbyfatir @djslim336🙏🏿 A lot went on during this process and even lost our brother @_mcnificent_ 😇 You can hear my growth from front to back of this album and it’s sonically dope af if I must say so myself but in all, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it for you♠️
Fans may recognize Jackie from the 2015 BET Hip Hop Cypher where he spit alongside Joyner Lucas and Tink.
“Country Love” follows the previously released “MIA” single, the first offering from the upcoming project.
Check out the “Country Love” single above and pre-order the album here.
(Oh and below is Petey’s 2001 hit, “Raise Up” just because.)