Haitian-Canadian rapper Wasiu has been building a name for himself with the release of several tracks this year. On his latest release, “I Got It,” he teams up with fellow MTLien, RAW Records co-founder/producer Dear Lola, who remixes Jay Z and Kanye‘s infectious “What U Need” with a funky bassline and dance floor-ready swing. The song premiered via HYPETRAK, with Wasiu weaving comical yet determined metaphorical rhymes into the song. “Knew she was hip I can tell by her waistline” he says, later claiming that he’s “tryna book a thousand gigs like a terabyte.” Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump.
“Dear Lola (co-founder of RAW Records) sampled Kanye West & Jay Z’s “Gotta Have It” and I immediately felt like they gotta have my music. My music is that ’80s crack shit, that classic shit, ‘I Got It,'” Wasiu said. “The song is about having the hottest shit that everybody wants, but because the demand is so high, so is the price. Sometimes, you give suppliers consignment, and they don’t bring your money back, which is when you have to go and handle them with extreme measures. The weather is getting hot, this is my summertime anthem… Back in the kitchen, lets get to cooking, and turn these customers to fiends. This is that crack music.”
The 24 year-old rapper first debuted back in January with his Kaytranada-produced video single“Physical,” and has since gone on to show his range of politically-charged, socially conscious, and self-confident rhymes. “My music is empowerment, and defeat. It’s the whole spectrum,” he explains. “I’m showing what people view as both the good and the bad… and how without the bad, you can’t have the good, and so you start to appreciate the bad… for the good.”
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