GLBL WRMNG, a new collective of more than 20 New Orleans-centric artists, musicians and producers, has fired off its vibrant introduction to the world. The group on Friday released its debut single and music video “504,” featuring emcees Pell, Kr3wcial and $leazy EZ, and announced its upcoming “GLBL WRMNG Vol. 1” release, out Feb. 19. Check out the video below:
“504” is a celebration, full of pride in being from New Orleans — and understanding that joy out of resilience. The video, produced by Red Balloon, pops with colorful backdrops and small groups of people dancing. It’s a sincere scene: This is a party by locals, particularly Black New Orleanians, for their city.
Pell, talking with Complex, said the song originated from a beat created by New Orleans producer Niyo Davinci, who died in 2020, and the song and video are dedicated to him. Proceeds from the YouTube stream will be donated to Concerned Citizens of St. John Parish, a grassroots organization working for environmental justice.
GLBL WRMNG was spearheaded by Pell and New Orleans music professional Nate “Suave” Cameron, who is tour and production manager for Tank and the Bangas and runs Them People Productions with his wife Krystle Sims-Cameron. Along with the creative side of writing, recording and releasing music, the collective also is focused on building up infrastructure within the New Orleans music community by working with artists on the business aspect of the industry. GLBL WRMNG — a nod to the dangerous reality of climate change for New Orleans — carries a “further together” ethos.
“I wanted to make records with all my hometown friends that didn’t have to be just Pell records that could showcase the talent of New Orleans and what we had to offer,” Pell says. “I wanted to executively produce this record and then give us all something to call back on whenever we were on the road or outside of the city so that we could keep connecting and building together.”
Along with Pell, Kr3wcial and $leazy EZ, GLBL WRMNG includes: Malik Ninety Five, Raina Menne, Neal, Alfred Banks, Nesby Phips, Paasky, James Seville, The Adoni, Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph, Daylight Rodriguez, Stone Cold Jzzle, LeTrainiump, Dominic Scott, Lil Iceberg, Kenneth Brother, Audio Hittaz, Al the Builder, Treyy Lb, Chad Alexander Roby, Ghazi Ghamali, Theodore Gould, Brandon J. Bierria, Lolly and Kyrstle Cameron.
More about GLBL WRMNG can be found at linktr.ee/glblwrmng504.