Compton Singer/Songwriter Gemaine & Super-Producer Charlie Heat “No Questions”

Compton singer-songwriter Gemaine and super-producer Charlie Heat (Kayne West, Lil Uzi Vert, Madonna, Kehlani) release the lead single “No Questions” from their collaborative forthcoming album New Jack City available this spring.


Alongside a compelling music video, “No Questions” showcases Gemaine’s soothing and rich voice with intimate lyrics reminiscent of traditional R&B ballads.



The instrumentation starts with minimalistic production allowing Gemaine’s vocals to take center, before opening with scintillating keys and mellow percussion.


“I was inspired to write ‘No Questions’ by a tweet that I saw from Issa Rae. She mentioned she was listening to Mint Condition’s “Breaking My Heart” and said she wished men today would be more like the R&B singers from the past. She was bringing attention to the fact that loving a woman used to be cool. It inspired me to make a record that had similar energy but with a modern sound. I wrote this song to remind men that there's nothing wrong with being soft-spoken and romantic with your girl.”

 
 

The new song follows Gemaine’s Lefty EP released in 2020 which received praised by HotNewHipHop, HipHopDX, Rated R&B, and more. On the upcoming collaboration project New Jack City, Gemaine works with in-house production partners Ymtk and DJ Charlie Heat; the latter serves as executive producer and boasts credentials with Ye, Lil Uzi Vert, Kehlani, Da Baby, Madonna and more. Both formidable artists in their own right, the producers possess the innate ability to match Gemaine's vision and high standard of artistic execution –– a phenomenon he suggests is anomalous in his experience.


Buoyed by the success of early studio sessions, Gemaine and Charlie Heat quickly realized their collective potential and took the ambitious step toward completing a collaborative project. Inspired by the pace and swagger of gangster films like the gritty 1991 thriller New Jack City, Gemaine and his partners developed a spacious musical signature that lends cinematic flair to even the most effervescent jams and cements an artistic brotherhood derived from what he describes as the collective's "ruthless" work ethic.

 
 

Gemaine is a drummer and self-taught pianist turned singer, songwriter and producer. First introduced to music in church, he was a quick study in the charisma and famed chord progressions of modern gospel music as a kid coming up in Compton. Gemaine began singing publicly at the age of 18 when a video he recorded at a local Guitar Center and uploaded to the TikTok predecessor Vine transformed him into a viral sensation.


Listen and watch the music video below:

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