After establishing her lyrical dominance in the music scene last year with her hook-filled breakout “Gangsta”, the Nigeria-born, South London-raised rapper Darkoo continues to show she’s on her way to stardom and not just in it for the meantime. The 18-year old MC has already aligned herself for a catastrophic takeover this year, following her signing to Virgin EMI and her previous release “Juicy (Brown Skin like Eva)” which landed her a Best New Music spot within a week of its release.
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For her latest, Darkoo presents another silky smooth romantic afropop-inspired number, “Kryptonite (Tough Times Never Last)” and it’s clear to see that she has another hit on her hands. While showing off her lyrical chops which are getting better with each release, she glides effortlessly on the laid-back saxophone melody, primed for DJ sets and playlists.
‘Take your time for me baby go low/baby give me love make me go insane’ she sings on the instantly memorable hook, couching her lustful feelings behind the catchy mid-tempo beat. In her usual fashion, she fuses afropop and rap, celebrating her success so far, and in the same breath tries to score the hottest girl at the party.
The Kaylum Dennis-directed video follows Darkoo as she clocks off after a workday at the garage, before heading to the party function to pop some bottles and kick back with her friends. She has also redefined her usual look, refusing to be boxed in, which is something she does frequently: she appears high glam in one scene, and in the next, she’s kicking with the mandem and sending threats to the opps.
Watch the video for “Kryptonite (Tough Times Never Last)” below.
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