RuPaul?s Drag Race?s?fan favorite Manila Luzon and EDM/Pop rapper Andre Xcellence have teamed up for Manila’s newest single, ?Ice Cream?.? Produced?by “The Prodigal” for American Commission/Pink Money Records, the track is?a high-energy,?sex-driven,?urban pop banger that turns a favorite children?s rhyme on its sticky ear.??It is reminiscent of?Rihanna?s ?Birthday Cake?,?with slick beats, glossy vocals and plenty of?playful double entendre and hilarious?sexual innuendo.??The eye-popping music video,?directed by Brad Hammer,?adds to the creamy fun with scantily clad muscle boys frolicking in brightly colored short-shorts and baseball caps while seductively licking down dripping ice cream cones.??Manila Luzon and?Andre Xcellence?s ?Ice Cream? is?available for?pre-sale?now on Amazon and will be available July 31st on iTunes.
?Manila and I met in the studio while she and my executive production team, The Prodigal, were recording her upcoming EP,? explains Andre Xcellence from his home in Los Angeles. ?We had a chance to vibe and develop our friendship, and I got to look at Manila?s impressive catalogue. There was just one thing missing. She needed a song that would makes fans wanna grind and shake their asses.?
?Ice Cream? is just that.? The sound is raw and dirty; intended to make listeners want to get sticky and ratchet.
?Manila is delicious with a cherry on top in ?Ice Cream?,? continues Xcellence.? ?She whips the song up into a frenzy through her lyrical styling and expressions. She is sensual, sexy, serious, and sickening all rolled in one. She also has the comedic timing of a Carol Burnet.?
Manila Luzon is the breakout star from the popular TV competition show, RuPaul?s Drag Race.? ???She is an amazing talent and is just?scratching the surface on where she?s going?career wise,? proclaims Xcellence. ?As far as our collaborations, we?re just getting started.?
Andre Xcellence introduced himself to Hip Hop last year with music that artfully blends urban beats and progressive house.? ?It?s a new genre and I’d like?to be?the leader of it,? he says.
His name, given to him by his college fraternity brothers, is a nod at his desire to strive for perfection.? ?I aim to be the voice of the voiceless and make great music with no politics.?
In addition to his recording work, Andre Xcellence heads the independent label, American Commission, with his executive production team, “The Prodigal”. ??He lives by the motto, ?You do not have to like me, but you will respect me.?