There are few better things in hip-hop than two emerging stars from radically different scenes bringing their unique flows together. On “Pads”, Dubai based rapper, Seki SuperVillain (formerly Izzy) and Young Gaby combine their trap flow with Prettyboy D-O’s menacing street rap style. 1TakeNnandos laces the trio with a dark instrumental that has the pensive energy of a cathedral procession with bouncy trap drums layered over haunting synths.
Seki SuperVillain’s laid back vocals shine with his tough-talking lyrics fueled by the effortless flow. Prettyboy D-O verse, however, stands out with his distinct blend of patois, Afropop and rap serving as a testament to the hustler ambition he sings of in his verse. Young Gaby’s closing verse is shorter than the others but his fast-paced flow gives him room to drop just as many bars to defend his right to be on the boastful track. With each artist’s unique delivery highlighted, “Pads” is an indicator that international collaborations don’t have to come at the cost of sacrificing style. The song features as the second track on the Seki SuperVillain’s newly released self-titled ‘Seki SuperVillain’ project which also features other international act like Danish rapper, Noah Carter.
Stream “Pads” by Seki SuperVillain, Young Gaby and Prettyboy D-O below.
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