Spank Rock ‘Back Up’ prod. by Kid Kamillion
Prepare to get hyped, because SPANK ROCK is heading straight for the jugular with another deliciously versatile track. Need something to listen to while you finish that thirty-minute squat challenge?
Trying to mack on a girl on the dance floor but waiting for the DJ to drop that perfect tune? Looking to take your house party from zero to a hunnit real quick with a tune so infectious that even your narc neighbours will find themselves incapable of complaint? Decided to take up twerking in your bedroom but don’t know where or how to start? Try this:
‘Back Up’, a B-side to the recently released ‘Assassin’, is a hedonistic party track – a characteristically balls-to-the-wall offering from the Baltimore native. Spank is serving up rapid-fire, ass-tastic vocals and strutting bravado amidst chaotic, hot-blooded discord, in a track that he, himself, is describing it as a “poli-sci-fiction club anthem for all the club-hopping activists making a change daily”. Be that as it may, we’re just calling it what it is: an unapologetic, hard-hitting banger. It’s fast-paced and bouncy but Crookers-approved New Orleans producer KID KAMILLION brings the sweatiness with frenzied beats and heavy bass.
It’s easy to get lost in this track – despite its overall well-honed sound, each second of the song seems to be comprised of multiple layers – but make sure you take time to listen closely to the rhymes Spank Rock is weaving over the top. Under the illusionary veil of references to booty and clubbing is masterful, subtle and intrinsically witty lyricism that seems to cover everything from domestic violence to fascism, government and the Illuminati. (But of course.)
Preorder the extended single pack (with ‘Assassin ft. AMANDA BLACK’) now on iTunes and kick start your summer.
Words by Cheryl Billman.