Fans of Drake and 40's Toronto based OVO Sound Imprint are well familiar with Baka Not Nice. The Toronto rapper lived out the trajectory of Drizzy's "Started From The Bottom" narrative, beginning his career as a member of Drake's security team. Eventually, Baka delivered a few performances on the Nothing Was The Same cut "From Time," as well as More Life's "Free Smoke" and "Gyalchester." In the meantime, Baka has been steady working on his own solo project, 4Milli, which has already spawned the single "Live Up To My Name." Now, Baka has followed up the anthem with the melodic banger "Money In The Bank."
Over a bouncy, low-key instrumental, Baka delivers a relaxed flow as he lyrically flaunts his rising clout - "My celle trippin' cause I got a celle in my cell, ringin' like a telethon, like a marathon, first single got me banned from America, I need to call up Farrakhan." There's an interesting sonic juxtaposition going on between Baka's brash delivery and the auto-tune driven effects; even when he's raising the intensity, he still sounds chill as hell. And why wouldn't he be, considering the fact that he's got money in the bank now? All things considered, it seems like rolling with one of the biggest artists in the world has some clear advantages.
If you're operating under the "In Drake We Trust" mantra, you'll probably find some enjoyment in OVO's latest drop. The chorus is at once catchy and endearingly silly, as Baka channels his fellow Canadian Nardwuar, delivering an impassioned "doo doo, doo-do do doo." "Money In The Bank" serves as refreshing apertif from Baka, and should whet your appetite while you wait for the upcoming 4Milli. For now, the project doesn't have a release date, but it wouldn't be surprising if we see an increased level of material from the Canadian rapper.
Locked up 'cause a nigga didn't tell
Real ni**as never took the deal like Chappelle
Water dripping 'cause I treat the jail like a hotel
My celle dripping 'cause I got a celle in my cell
Wringing like a telephone Like a marathon
First single got me banned from my America
I Need to call up Farrakhan