Parisalexa shares ‘…Better Than Being in Love’, announces signing to PayDay Records (DJ Premier, OJ Da Juiceman)

July 31 2021
Photo by Conner Sorensen

Seattle’s Parisalexa today announces her signing to revitalized legendary Hip Hop label, Payday Records, debuting on the imprint with her latest single, ‘…Better Than Being In Love’. Listen HERE.

‘…Better Than Being In Love’ is the Seattle R&B singer-songwriter’s first new material since the release of her 2020 debut full-length, 2 Real, which won acclaim from NPR Music, KEXP, DJ Booth, Bandcamp, HotNewHipHop, and more for its artfully genre-fluid celebration of Blackness, body image and self-worth. 

Parisalexa’s aptitude for songwriting that crosses time, genre and influences is once again all over the sultry ‘…Better Than Being in Love’ with a lightly trap-infused beat that rides below pitter-patter guitar plucks as her lithe vocals move between smoky, sensuous croon and self-assured rap flows. “…Better Than Being In Love” was produced by B HAM and Grammy-nominated producer Bizness Boi, who, having previously worked with the likes of Lil Nas X, Summer Walker, Swae Lee, 6LACK and more, is recognized for his ability to seek out and develop ascendant hip hop and R&B talents. 

Originally founded in 1991, the iconic Payday Records was responsible for helping to break the careers of hip hop luminaries Jay-Z, Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def), Showbiz & A.G., Jeru the Damaja and more. In November 2017, Payday relaunched as an imprint of electronic music behemoth Ultra Records, under the stewardship of Patrick Moxey. For an artist such as Parisalexa, who draws plentiful inspiration from 1990s and early-2000s hip hop and R&B, Payday Records is a fitting, natural home. 

“…Better Than Being In Love” by Parisalexa is out now, buy/stream it here.

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