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Wasiu teams up with Ghost & KD II Times for the first single off #‎MTLiens‬: “Pussy N**ga”

Montreal, QC – We’ve been long overdue but Wasiu FINALLY hit us with that new music. The up-and-coming Montreal rapper teamed up with Ghost and KD II Times for “Pussy N**ga,” the first single release off Wasiu’s forthcoming #MTLiens EP. The track was produced by one of my favourite up-and-coming producers and frequent Wasiu collaborator, Dear Lola. The artwork comes courtesy of H.Shariff.

This song serves as three different artist perspectives on what “Pussy N**ga” means. Ghost approaches the hook with a very aggressive stance, channelling all his anger towards the cats that piss him off.

Wasiu approaches his bars as a continuation of his EP’s storyline. He gives us a commentary on peer pressure, and being forced to participate in a fight he doesn’t want to be a part of. Then KD II Times uses his part of the song to fire a warning shot.

So we’ve got three different accounts of “Pussy N**ga” going down on here. And through it all, we get to see what it’s like to be out in Montreal. This is #MTLiens at its realest. And it’s also one of the grimiest, most aggressive tracks I’ve heard in a minute. Oh. And in case you didn’t know, Ghost is Wasiu’s manager. So it was kind of surreal to hear him on the hook. Shout-out to Ghost. He’s always a pleasure to work with, and he’s got some filthy hook-spitting abilities. Check it out below.

Wasiu - No Chance (Prod. Dear Lola) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

One thing I love about Wasiu is how his raps are usually some sort of roleplay. He gets in the role of his characters and pens his bars from his characters’ perspectives. He understands humanity on this deep twisted level. And he tells these detailed vivid stories. That’s why it’s always kind of eerie listening to a Wasiu song; you never really know if he’s talking about himself or someone else. I recently found out that Wasiu has a B.A. in psychology. Which makes perfect sense. He understands the human mind and behaviour.

Wasiu told me that “Pussy N**ga” is part of the storyline on the #MTLiens project. The song appears on the EP after a song that finds Wasiu in the middle of a fight he didn’t want to get into. He went out on a night with his squad to find a bad bitch and wound up getting into a fight. Then “Pussy N**ga” serves as a continuation of the fight’s aftermath: “Been hanging with the bad boys lately/ Not Diddy/ But I’m sipping that Ciroc/ Inability to stop/ Everybody go crazy.”

Despite the fact that Wasiu’s character doesn’t want to be involved in the fight, he’s put in this position where he has to be a part of the fight to help his homies. Here’s how Wasiu broke it down for me: “The character Im describing, he himself feels alienated. ‘Cause he’s just like, ‘Why am I part of this?’ I’m in it but I feel left out because I’m not in it ’cause I wanna be in it.”

KD’s verse is actually probably the more aggressive part of the song. While Wasiu doesn’t actually want to be part of any altercation, KD goes hard about making sure the snitches get what’s coming to them. He’s the one who probably wants to start the fights.

Then there’s that monster hook. Ghost approached the hook from a very aggressive stance. According to Wasiu, Ghost had to think of all the people that piss him off in order to deliver on the hook. Then Wasiu had the idea for all three artists to get on the hook and chant it together to create a mob effect: “Pussy n**ga/ What I told ya?/ Holding fingers/ I snatch that/ From ya/ Snatch that/ From ya/ Snitch ass n**ga/ Slit ya/ Stick ya/ Kill ya/ N**gas/ Pullin’ triggers/ Like a soldier/ Smoking n**gas/ I’ll slap a n**ga/ Pussy n**ga/ What I told ya?/ I’ll cut ya motherf**kin’ neck.”


Twitter: @AfroWasiu | @DearLola1 | @ghostmargiela | @KDIITimes

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Sarah Jay is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also a former A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @ThisIsSarahJay

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