Meet Wati Heru and Kashaka, a Brooklyn-bred emcee/producer combo making their DopeHouse debut with their new music video, “BKWYA.”
From the moment you press play on the Tanner W. Jarman-directed clip you’re greeted with a white eyed emcee holding a bottle, as a vintage Clipse-esque backdrop begins to consume your soul. From there on, Kashaka’s boardwork will have you locked in, nodding your head for the next three+ minus. Mass Appeal said you’ll “Diddy Bop to [it] while walking around the crib,” and I can attest to that – as I just caught myself doing it midway through my third or fourth listen.
Don’t think this is just a one man show though; it’s far from that. Wati’s presence is clear – his flow is effortless, his lines are sharp. With nods to N.O.R.E., Busta, Pharrell and others sprinkled throughout, his calm but precise delivery is a warm welcome in the midst of the barrage of high-screeching-yell-raps or whatever the sound that’s flooding airwaves is described as.
As a bonus, I’ve included the two’s previous connection, “Stop Playin'” as well.
DYSTOPIA FM is the name of Wati Heru and Kashaka’s upcoming EP. It arrives March 13th. I suggest you pick it up.