“Rude Bwoy” (listen/download)
Over the past few weeks Brooklyn rapper Versatile Excell has been taking the music world by storm with his infectious new single “Rude Bwoy.” The single was produced by Duck Dodgers. The production here is hot. It includes a distinct rhythm, an up-tempo pulse, a hint of Reggae, and a club/street vibe. The hook is alright. The delivery is easy to follow and the lyrics are uncomplicated as well. The verses are premium. Excell comes with an energetic flow, cutting wordplay, and intense rhymes. He doesn’t hold back at all and fully embodies the essence of a true “rude boy.” Some highlight lines are: “Sound like Drake. They want me to spit like Weezy. Impersonate their styles but that s–t ain’t me g. I’m different from the others and I’m not what you’re used to. Don’t wanna hear me out then f–k all of ya’ll too. Respectful and humble yet I can be a jerk. Disrespect the island, someone bound to get hurt.” Excell came with his A game in those lines right there. Overall, this song is a banger and it is easy to see why it has become such a hit with the fans.
If readers liked the track, they may want to check out the video below. It’s a black and white number that features Excell in an array of situations. So he is shown in the studio, chilling on a rooftop, hanging out with his boys, etc. The final shot includes brilliant color, a pretty skyline, and a nice view of the city.
**My Two Cents: I thought this track was sick. I love the beat and Excell really spoke his mind lyrically. I had to rewind some parts a few times to confirm what I heard. That’s a good thing. The video is decent too. I think it showed Excell in his true form. So it had a very natural appeal to it. It could have had more of a tough element to better match the song though. But it’s still a fair visual representation of the single. Kudos to Excell for doing his thing on both projects. -MinM