The best thing about this mixed-up world we live in is that the membranes between different genres and levels of the music world have been made a lot more soluble by the culture of the internet. Case in point, this new tune from Miami teen Cris Cab, who wrote this song in response to Rihanna‘s “Man Down”–and then got yard royalty Mavado and Wyclef Jean to jump on it. Must have worked, too, because it just got the LargeUp large up as well. Here’s what they said:
We’ve been hearing about Miami’s Cris Cab for a minute but, after hearing “Rihanna’s Gun,” we get the sense we completely had him twisted. While there’s a definite Wyclef (specifically Wyclef channeling Bob Marley) vibe to his single “Good Girls,” we had him mostly pegged as a Starbucks-y John Mayer type. But “Rihanna’s Gun” (produced by ‘Clef and his brother, Sedeck Jean) is some badman business, with young Cris (seriously, we’re not sure he’s even graduated high school) holding his own next to the MFin’ Gully Gad, Mavado, as he responds to Rihanna’s “Man Down.” As much as this song is about being humbled and wounded, CC turns the phrase “Rikers Island” like a hardened shotta. Count us officially intrigued by the possibilitie of his Echo Boom mixtape, featuring production from Pharrell and Supa Dups among others, out next Wednesday.
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