One word: LIT!!

Last year, we got the surprise of our lives when we International Wave was released, a collaboration between veteran rapper Talib Kweli and Korean up-and-comer BewhY.  I was a solid track with a happy vibe and the rappers did their thing despite an imposed verse language barrier.

And then BewhY and Big K.R.I.T had to come and top it.

First off, the production is just all kinds of good.  You get a little bit of the Asian/Indian sound through the overlapping melody with a little bit of that oddly recognizable Korean synth and that beat that just screams American hip-hop.  The wordplay is tight, too, and hangs together well even though the average listener is going to have to adjust their brains to realize that there is difference between what constitutes a pun in Korean and what works in America when you read the translated lyrics.

The mixture of Korean and English is really nice here and give the track and interesting sound.  BewhY’s verse in the beginning is fast and furious with the rhymes and the tempo, but Big K.R.I.T manages to match him with his English verse without losing any of the momentum.  This can not be understated because it is very hard, thanks to the differences in syllable pronunciation and word construction, that there isn’t a little drop off or pick up when the switch happens.  This kind of seamless transfer is usually what you see hear when bilingual singers and rappers (of which we think BewhY is one) because they mix the languages within the verses.  Doing so with almost fill separation is admirable.

When is this going to available to purchase?  We want it in our collections NOW.

pop!gasa is always uno in our book…

Lyrics:
Worldwide stunner
BewhY is who you wanna be
The public knows, the reason he’s so different from me
Difference in energy and head size
Body n mind, I already had the things of tomorrow yesterday
So I act today
I’m the dude who will bring the distance between culture and economy close
Making them unhappy is what brings me success
My lyrics are futuristic
Sightings of the future me
My tongue is filled with power
Things’ll happen as they are said
I won’t say probably cuz it’s already done
I’m walking on a red carpet
Between dudes who I could care less about
It was easy to be the best
Kids who say they’re doing well, they’re cute in my eyes
Shut your mouth and watch me get big
Now I’ll make you rest
I’ll send you off inside my greatness

I’m uno
My team uno
My girl Uno
I’m doing Uno
Numero Uno
(No matter what uno)
Numero Uno
(No matter what uno)
Numero Uno
(No matter what uno)
No dos
I’m uno
My team uno
My girl Uno
I’m doing Uno
Numero Uno (No matter what uno)
Numero Uno (No matter what uno)
Numero Uno (No matter what uno)
No dos

Young Krizzle shawty
One of one with it what
you mean you know
another southern
player out here that could peep the flow
numero uno country
bunking with the tweets and lows
last dragon Bruce Leroy
got to peep the glow out the trunk
thumping surround in this whip
dodging them laws like I’m in the matrix
if you was a winner you’d know how it is
to get an award just for talking yo shit
I got a new agenda bout it
shawty monkey so good
you could squeeze a benz up out it
talking top drops 7 series
throw some rims around it
just to flex blow check cuz
I’m only one that been about it lately
golden child wavy
gimme the knife so
i cut the cake that they paid me
owner and play for the
team they can’t trade me
God and the talent he gave
me what made me
you know slamming
these does like a sumo
for all the times haters was
hating cuz i was uno
24k the gold like I’m Bruno
chopping these blades on
foes i call it kubo 4real
all i ever wanted was a grill
and the candy paint that you
can’t touch but might spill on the curb
country shit worldwide ya heard
parade down 8th street
swanging and swerve uno

I’m uno
My team uno
My girl Uno
I’m doing Uno
Numero Uno
(No matter what uno)
Numero Uno
(No matter what uno)
Numero Uno
(No matter what uno)
No dos
I’m uno
My team uno
My girl Uno
I’m doing Uno
Numero Uno
(No matter what uno)
Numero Uno
(No matter what uno)
Numero Uno
(No matter what uno)
No dos

Before I get ready to go to the Grammy’s
Prepare to hold my fame
You saw on TV
I don’t make my music around your tastes
Minor n underground
Since I’m the best, I can see jealousy around me
That’s the size of the plate of
Your bros who can’t even fill half of half of half of half of me
Hold up hold up hold up leggo
One of one who don’t wanna be one
Top with it who don’t wanna see one
A legacy who don’t wanna lead one
If you ain’t uno one gang
you don’t wanna see none

I’m uno
My team uno
My girl Uno
I’m doing Uno
Numero Uno
(No matter what uno)
Numero Uno
(No matter what uno)
Numero Uno
(No matter what uno)
No dos
I’m uno
My team uno
My girl Uno
I’m doing Uno
Numero Uno
(No matter what uno)
Numero Uno
(No matter what uno)
Numero Uno
(No matter what uno)
No dos

 

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