It’s All About The ‘Plug Walk’ By Rich The Kid on ROTW

A week after Swae Lee’s ‘Hurt To Look’ single, we can now enjoy five long days of having Rich The Kid’s ‘Plug Walk’ as ROTW (Record of the Week).

Rich the Kid has a debut album, ‘The World Is Yours’, about to drop, an album we hear is set to feature artists like Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, and (as reported by Rap Up, possible collaborations with Kanye West, Migos and Frank Ocean. 

It’s from that album that we now have the three minute something single ‘Plug Walk’ which is complete with a music video that samples heavily from hit TV Series ‘Breaking Bad’, in which Rich The Kid plays Heisenberg.

Check it out;

 

 

The jam features lyrics such as;You can’t reach me (what?), space coupe like E.T
It’s the plug tryna call me (skrrt, skrrt)
I was up trappin’ early in the morning (plug)
Ooh, on the wave like a du-rag (du-rag)
Pussy nigga callin’ for his boo back (pussy)
Plug walk, Gucci on my shoe racks (Gucci)
Walk up in the house with a rat-a-tat

 

Swae Lee Holds Fort on ROTW With ‘Hurt To Look’

Tra duo Rae Sremmurd, made up of Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmy,  are preparing the release of their joint album SR3MM, which will be a three disc project featuring each of their respective solo albums.

It’s from Swae Lee’s solo album ‘Swaecation’ that we receive the banger ‘Hurt To Look’ which follows the release of his brother Slim Jxmmy’s ‘Brxnks Truck’ which debuted on HBR officially, on the Wednesday Jam Session #JSHBR.

‘Hurt To Look’ becomes Swae Lee’s added stay on ROTW, having enjoyed being there with French Montana on French’s ‘Unforgettable’ single.

The jam features lyrics like…

 can feel the weight of what you say (ooh, ooh)
I had explanations for days (ooh, ooh)
Don’t think you’re the only one that’s sane
It seems like we’re not on the same page
All I do is think when I’m away (away)
Colors burst and all I see are shapes (hey!)
Sun goes away and that’s when I call your name (your name)
She’s here for good, and I’m here to stay

If you haven’t already seen the video, here it is.

5 Steps To Determine a Record Of The Week

It’s the creme de la creme of music jams that play out on radio each week.

The Record of the Week is a coveted spot on our airwaves and each week, a brand new mission to find and ‘crown’ a jam as ROTW begins.

It’s a tradition that we have carried out for the better part of a decade and I now outline five of what are clearly the most obvious factors to consider before choosing and naming a ROTW.

Please note: The process of picking a ROTW is a combined effort and a process that involves a number of the station’s producers.

That said, these five factors have been created and outlined as perceived by the writer (Rae Kiragu).

(In no particular order)

Must be a certified banger.

I mean just looking at the previous ROTW jams, (queue Cardi B’s Bodak Yellow, Octopizzo’s ‘TBT’ and Busta Rhymes’ ‘Girlfriend’), it is clear that an ROTW must appeal to a large number of people.

Has got to be new.

ROTW singles have often been as new as music that has only just been released. Never in the history of ROTW has there been a jam older than a week, to be put up as Record of the Week.

Is not limited to any genre.

Definitely one of the most versatile elements to this feature is that it can literally be a single from any genre. We’ve had Kenyan jams be ROTW, dancehall singles be ROTW, Hip Hop Jams be ROTW, heck, we’ve even had House music jams be ROTW. Just as long as they are bangers.

Must be representative of our brand voice.

I think it goes without saying that HBR is widely hip hop and urban. It therefore follows that our ROTW, irrespective of what genre it comes from should also be a good representation of this urban culture. I mean can you possibly imagine waking up to a rhumba ROTW on HBR?

It helps if it’s a trend setter.

In ROTW history, we’ve noted that most trend-setting jams have found their way up there. These include hits that introduce a new dance like the Nae Nae or the Dab.

 

Those are only five factors that determine a ROTW. Remember you can check out all ROTW jams from here.

Wizkid Touring With Yet Another International Artist

We have followed Wizkid’s steady growth in music and while we await for his Nairobi staging set for the coming weeks (at Barberque Live), he is making more moves this time, getting added to the line up of stars who’ll be touring with Trap music star Future. 

Wizkid has been on Kenyan soil before and has since been featured and released a number of singles including one with Maybach music emcee Wale which features big wigs Major Lazer and singer Dua Lipa.

The Naija star has held his own since his massive breakthrough on Drake’s ‘One Dance’, continuing to create waves with his star studded collabos including the now Kenyan famous Chris Brown featured ‘African Bad Gal’.

 

 

‘Too Much Sauce’ DJ Esco feat. Future & Lil Uzi Vert (Record of the Week)

| ‘Too Much Sauce’ DJ Esco feat. Future & Lil Uzi Vert |

Urban dictionary: ‘Too Much Sauce’ :

The act of being extremely fly. Typically draped in designer having loads of confidence and clout.

‘Too Much Sauce’ is a remake of a jam originally recorded by rapper ‘Future’ (fro the Project E.T album featuring other artist Lil Vert). DJ Esco is one of hip hop and trap music’s iconic names and his ‘Too Much Sauce’ jam is now enjoying plenty of airplay as our record of the week.

Taking over from Fuse ODG’s ‘Jinja’ as record of the week, ‘Too Much Sauce’ is your ultimate club banger and an instant hit to all the urban hip hop heads.

Find him on twitter as @EscoMoeCity and other than being a great deejay, he’s in the recent past made headlines for sharing his story about being stuck in jail in Dubai for 56 nights. (a story which was popularly featured on Fader Magazine).

 

Young MA On Growing Up and Still Living at Home

Success of her chart topping hit ‘Ooouuu’ was followed by the shock of it being a song belonging to a woman as the general assumption thanks to lyrics such as “I ride for my guys, that’s the bro code” was that the jam was recorded by a guy.

Well in the latest issue of Elle Magazine, Young Ma has opened up about these assumptions and about growing up saying;

“Sometimes I question why I was born this way. I never wanted to wear skirts or shoes, makeup, nails, dresses, or even wear my hair a certain way. I always wanted to wear sneakers, stud earrings, hair in a ponytail, and play with the boys. I never wanted to be a cheerleader, I wanted to play football. I always wanted to be the boy doll. I never understood it until I got older and realized this is just who I was meant to be and I am proud of who I am.”

This star whose track is one of 2016’s most played record, still lives at home despite her success explaining that it’s contributed to how grounded she is.

I plan on moving, but I’m a real homebody. I like to feel like things are still kind of the same, you know what I mean? I don’t wanna get to that point where I feel like—I don’t wanna feel like it’s not my comfortable zone. It keeps me grateful just to be home and not forgetting where I came from. I know eventually I’ll own two houses everywhere, but right now I’m just still comfortable and humble. I like being humble.”

(Story credit: Vladtv.com)