Philthy Rich has put the hostilities with Mozzy for just a second to complete a song with Kamaiyah. In doing so, the ever-prolific Philthy Rich was able to convince The Mekanix to jump behind the boards this time as well. In light of the fact, Rich isn't exactly known for to maintain the same "aesthetic" values for too long, it's refreshing to hear Kamaiyah set the tone with "Break The Bank's" goo-eyed hook.
Check it out for yourself. Philthy Rich is a masterful beat selector but not the most charismatic person on the mic. That's mean there isn't an interesting grassroots dynamic behind the music that keeps us interested. In fact, Philthy Rich is pretty much the epitome of grassroots culture, in the sense of building a connection with a certain type of person. The other percentage of Philthy's fans have simply taken up a position as voyeurs. Philthy doesn't make any effort to bridge the distance, unlike Kamaiyah belying a different kind of realness.
Kamaiyah's story is also rooted in respect, but the cornerstone dynamic in her music is built around her self-professed hedonism. Much of the flair she put towards her breakthrough mixtape in 2016 is readily displayed on Philthy's "Break The Bank" Therein lies the beauty of her "palpability" as an artist. When Kamaiyah professes, "talk about it, bet about it," in her elongated verse, she's not speaking in alien terms. Her message is remarkably similar to her profit-driven host, but the tone is altogether different - tricking us into believing Oakland is a fun-ride any time she comes along, no matter the circumstances.