MANILA, Philippines - Kemosabe/RCA Recordâ€™s new artist, 16-year-old Rebecca Marie Gomez, ofter known simply as BECKY G, is teaming with VEVO, the worldâ€™s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, to premiere the music video for her new track â€œBecky From The Blockâ€ feat. Jennifer Lopez.
Directed by Chrisp Productions and Definite Films and shot in Beckyâ€™s hometown of Inglewood, CA, the video features Beckyâ€™s friends, family and a show of support from Jenny From The Block herself, superstar Jennifer Lopez. â€œBecky From The Blockâ€ was written by Becky G, Dr. Luke, Jordan Omley and Cirkut and produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut for Prescription Songs.
Says Becky, It was such a dope and fun experience to work with an idol of mine. Jen has always been an inspiration to me so to have her blessing on my remake of Jenny from the Block was part of my dream coming true. Becky from the Block is my life story and for her to have listened to it and be in the music video means the world to me. Hanging out with her and sharing a lot of laughs will be something I will never forget.
Becky G, an American and Latina singer and rapper signed to Kemosabe, the Sony Music Entertainment record label founded by hitmaker Dr. Luke, and RCA Records last year. Luke signed Becky after viewing a YouTube clip of her swaggering her way through an original rap set to â€œOtisâ€ from Jay-Z and Kanye Westâ€™s album, Watch The Throne. The song opens with Becky declaring: â€œIf everybodyâ€™s getting one shot, I ainâ€™t missing.â€
Born and raised in the Inglewood section of Los Angeles Beckyâ€™s family hails from Mexico and she is bilingual. Becky has been working with Jordan Omley and Mike Mani of The Jam, Cirkut, Benny Blanco, will.i.am, Billboard and Ammo, as well as a slew of other producers, on her debut album.
Last year Becky released â€œProblem (The Monster Remix)â€ feat. will.i.am, a special remix created especially for Sony Pictures Animationâ€™s new animated family comedy Hotel Transylvania. The music video for â€œProblem (The Monster Remix)â€ feat. will.i.am features footage from the movie and premieres.
Becky also co-wrote and was featured on Cher Lloydâ€™s single â€œOathâ€ and Cody Simpsonâ€™s single â€œWish U Were Here,â€ and a remix of â€œDie Youngâ€ by Ke$ha, which went to #1 on Radio Disney.