Beloved for their exuberant interpretations of the viral dances of the day, ZaeHD & CEO are equally adept rappers. Wielding an aggressive whisper atop a speaker-shattering instrumental, ZaeHD & CEO strut their stuff on “Bass Boomin,” their latest video. Riding a suitably bass-heavy beat from producer Toosi, “Bass Boomin” is raucous fun, as Zae and CEO unleash rude boasts and pop culture references amidst a stream of unhinged ad-libs: “She eat sushi, I eat steak/Leaves fall, need a rake,” says ZaeHD, as CEO rhymes “The coupe is Batman/It fly like a robin.” In the video, the irrepressible duo dances atop a Ferrari, zips around in motorcycles, and takes a walk in the woods, as they show clips from wild live performances, filmed through a color-washed filter that recalls VHS home movies. “Bass Boomin” is the latest visual from HighDefGang Vol. 1, the first mixtape by ZaeHD & CEO. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
With a collage-like cover that shows a few of Zae and CEO’s favorite things (popcorn, shrimp, aliens, and all things winter), HighDefGang Vol. 1 relies on the chemistry and interplay between the two rhymers, as their hushed witticisms contrast with the overdriven bass in the beats. Produced in full by HD Gang’s in-house producer Toosi, known for his producer tag “them hits don’t make no sense,” the new tape features the hit single “All In”, which has 7.5 million views on its official video, 2.4 million plays on its official dance video, and 7.4 million plays on Spotify, and inspired a Verified video on Genius. HighDefGang Vol. 1 also boasts the hit follow-up “Robotics” (1.8 million video views, 3.4 million Spotify plays, and an appearance on Drake’s Insta story). One of the most purely joyful and energetic rap releases of the year so far, HighDefGang Vol. 1 is available everywhere for stream and purchase.
Though they are relatively new to rapping, Little Rock, Arkansas natives ZaeHD and CEO have long been influential in the culture as dancers, starting their careers in the orbit of viral dance extraordinaire SheLovesMeechie
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