Rap Song of the Week breaks down all the hip-hop tracks you need to hear every Friday. Check out the full playlist here. This week, Latto and GloRilla teamed up on “FTCU.”
Few artists have soared more in 2022 than Latto, who followed her first top 5 hit, “Big Energy” with her second studio album, 777and a major round. Emerging Memphis GloRilla is on an accelerating trajectory of its own, going from a viral hit (“FNF (Let’s Go)”) to a top 10 single (“Tomorrow 2”) to her first hit next year. Both artists recently earned their first Grammy Award nominations as well.
Now, these Southern rappers have teamed up to celebrate their success on “FTCU”. The club hitchhiker gets a seal of approval from their predecessor Gangsta Boo as producer da gets this psychedelic spin on Three 6 Mafia’s classic “Tear Da Club Up,” making for a raucous strip club anthem where the duo can let loose. haters.
Lato in particular has a lot to get off her chest. After Nicki Minaj found out that the Grammys had moved her single “Super Freaky Girl” into the pop awards categories, Take a snapshot In “big energy” to continue to consider the categories of rap. In a separate incident, more than 100 unreleased Latto songs were leaked online.
However, the Atlanta rapper doesn’t address the beef on “FTCU.” Instead, Latto brushes it off and brags about being on top: “Most coveted in my town, bitch, me and those diamonds hit/bet” They don’t run on Big Latto, they don’t care about any picture. “
Now, GloRilla is at a point in her career where there doesn’t seem to be anything but love for her success. However, like many up-and-coming artists, she clearly retains connections to her old life. Spit bars about how her crew hasn’t changed (“I pray you don’t run away, all my bitches”) fit right into the “FTCU.”
As the latest Three 6 Mafia tribute in recent years, the FTCU song isn’t groundbreaking, but it doesn’t have to be. When two of the best rappers get together to compose a club anthem, everyone wins.
– Eddie Fu
New music editor