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Sheck Wes' "Kyrie" Could Be His Next Hit

Trevor Smith
October 05, 2018 10:51
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The quotable track off "Mudboy" feels like a conscious sequel to "Mo Bamba."


Despite being released in 2017, Sheck Wes' "Mo Bamba" has become one of the biggest breakout rap hits of the year. Amid the hype around the single, the Harlem rapper has shared his debut full-length MUDBOY, which puts his unique energy to use over the course of 14 solo tracks. One of the immediate standouts is "Kyrie," a song that appears one track before "Mo Bamba" on the tracklist. While "Bamba" was titled after the Orlando Magic rookie who grew up with Wes, "Kyrie" uses the Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving in a similar way. Opening with an audio clip of Kyrie telling a Lebron heckler to "suck [his] dick," on the chorus, he creates yet another simple but infectious earworm: "Kyrie, K-K-K-Kyrie / Ballin' like I'm Kyrie, K-K-K-Kyrie." Wes is someone who knows his limitations as an emcee, putting big ideas and pure charisma above all else -- so far, it's an effective formula. 

Listen to MUDBOY, released through Travis Scott's Cactus Jack Records and Kanye West's GOOD Music, today. Catch Wes on Travis' Astroworld tour very soon.

Quotable Lyrics:

You know I'm on the green team
Uh, boogers in my ear, make them say "Bling-bling"
You know I'm the bomb, ball like I'm on TNT
Huh, Jayson Tatum, rookie, how I'm ballin' in the sleeve
Racks in my jeans
No ash on my fleece
First round draft picks, throw 'em in the V


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