Rap crews and studio wizards have long known that hit songs come when you capture the vibe of friends wildin’ out and crystallize their energy as sound. Fortunately for solo artists, there’s no rule stopping them from collaborating on tracks and even joint tapes. Given Nasty C and Tellaman’s shared apartment, it’s safe to say they share a stronger bromance than Jay Z and Kanye did even on Watch The Throne. And their latest collaborative effort, “Dance” continues their earnest affair.
The title alone is a kind of litmus test giving away the intensity of the song before the accordion and orchestral violin harmonies start. The oddly mellow bouncy sound, and all its variations, is one of the best things you hear on “Dance” ; a cue to get ready because Nasty C and Tellaman immediately let loose on synths and drum kicks, for 4 full minutes of pure trap-soul bliss.
Strangely though, Nasty C’s youthful lyricism though strong, never mind on his own song, is tame, when compared to Tellaman’s next to flawless delivery. This isn’t a song with high minded ideas but only if you don’t agree that jewelry, swag could be considered a show of black excellence, which is a greatness in its own way. While Nasty C personifies his junk referring to it as “Little Man”, Tellaman sings the hook and has a verse that finds the essential feeling at the heart of “Dance” and amplifies it. Singing “I Make Her Dance Like A Diamond/ Ain’t Worried About No Alcohol, I Got A Rider/ What Will They Do Without Us I Really Wonder”, the fumes clear to reveal the apparent stripclub location of the song.
You can stream “Dance” by Nasty C and Tellaman below.
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