NATIVE Premiere: Teezee taps DETO BLACK for technicolour new single, “NOK’D”

Ahead of 'Arrested by Love'

Teezee has committed to being a pioneer for the entirety of his career. As one-third of the influential neo-Afropop fusion group, DRB Lasgidi, Teezee has played an integral part in musical and cultural shifts, combining inventive takes on contemporary, melody-infused rap with a chic sense of fashion into a unique personality.

Over the last year, Teezee has been clearing up space and building the buzz for his soon-to-be-released EP, Arrested by Love’, sharing “GUALA” with Maison2500 and New World, the Davido-assisted “Badi,” and “NEW GOVERNMENT,” featuring Prettyboy D-O and Kofi Mole, as singles. With the EP closer than ever, Teezee has added to the canon of pre-release drop with “NOK’D,” premiering exclusively on The NATIVE.


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On “NOK’D,” Teezee is joined by ascendant rap star DETO BLACK, and the pair form a funky tag team, whipping their way through Genio’s technicolour Trap beat with auto-tune-assisted finesse. Going back and forth every few bars, Teezee and DETO form a dynamic pairing, with the former performing in a staccato flow and the latter employing a buttery cadence. Thematically in-sync, each rapper boasts of their undeniable swagger, exuding unflappable confidence and, most importantly, FUN.

Between Teezee laying claim to the world and your girl, and DETO proclaiming her unfuckwitable-ness with trademark poise, “NOK’D” is as imperial as it is an infectious listen. Doubling down on the swagger, the song’s accompanying video is a mash-up of eye-catching, Nollywood-inspired styling and irreverent energy befitting the lyrics. It’s the fourth consecutive proof of Teezee’s knack for creating music guided by his convictions, further heightening the stakes for Arrested by Love.

Watch the video for “Nok’D” here.