The newest development in New York drill has been the liberal use of ’90s and early 2000s R&B samples, as heard in regional hits like B-Lovee’s “My Every part,” which flips Mary J. Blige’s “Every part.” Kay Flock is the most recent rapper to hop on board along with his new single “Shake It,” bringing fellow Bronx native Cardi B alongside for the journey.
Produced by Elias Beatz, the monitor samples Akon’s 2005 hit “Bananza (Stomach Dancer).” A snippet of the track had already gone viral on TikTok, however anticipation for “Shake It” reached a fever pitch after clips from the video shoot surfaced of Cardi performing her verse whereas draped out in purple — her wig even seems to be like a purple bandana.
That unbridled power is the right match for the pattern drill manufacturing: “I gotta step up, bitch, I’m a stomper/ All of my opps get blended with the grabba/ Broke bitch mentioned she was gon’ contact me/ She lyin’, Hakuna Matata.” Watch the video beneath.
Greatest identified for his breakout viral hit “Is Ya Prepared,” Flock is at present locked up in Rikers on first-degree homicide expenses. His opening verse units the tone with strains like “I’m Mr. Dangle-Out-The-V/ Tryna flock ’em, pop ’em, drop ’em,” earlier than Bory300 and Dougie B name out their rivals.
“Shake It” isn’t groundbreaking by any means, however recruiting Cardi to shut out the monitor makes it the very best try at a mainstream pattern drill track so far. (Fivio International interpolated Future Little one’s “Say My Identify” for considered one of his current songs, nevertheless it’s too near the unique.)
After the success of “Is Ya Prepared,” Flock slowed it down for the September single “Being Trustworthy,” which acquired an honorable point out in our Rap Music of the Week column. Final November, he dropped his debut challenge, The D.O.A. Tape.
In the meantime, Cardi just lately joined Summer time Walker and SZA for an prolonged model of “No Love,” which was named our Music of the Week. Later this month, the My Chemical Romance stan will seem in an episode of Child Shark’s Large Present! by which she’ll star as Sharki B.