Tkay Maidza is a rapper from Australia whose sound on her newest single, “Carry On,” sound like a cross between Santigold, Diplo and M.I.A.
She’s joined by Killer Mike on the song as she shuns off any haters, bystanders or leeches on her way to success. And while the motivation to push those kind of people to the side may come from hunger, it’s really, as she says, “I really don’t care, and I’m still kind of young.”
Killer Mike joins the party from a higher point of influence. “I say ‘fuck ’em,’ get that bullshit off your chest,” he told her in his verse.
“The song is about people trying to stop my stride, but I guess what I’m trying to say is I have bigger issues that only matter to me as a youngin’ at this point in my career and Killer Mike is reinforcing that,” she told Pigeons & Planes. “It was really cool that Mike listened to what I was saying in my verse as his verse is a conversation to mine… to him I must sound like I need guidance, and what he said was really reassuring and relevant for me.”
Listen to “Carry On” below.