Towkio ‘Involved’ ft. Vic Mensa (prod. Kaytranada)
Now the mention of “retro” might make you cringe and shake your head, but there’s no ignoring a strong funk sound on a dance track. KAYTRANADA has collaborated with VIC MENSA before, but now fellow Chicagoan TOWKIO is part of the mix and it’s sounding rich.
It’s not too often you hear a rapper mention “neutron, electron, proton,” alongside “you should put a coat on.” The quick and clever flow of the lyrics doesn’t exactly give Kaytranada’s production a chance to breathe. But the overall track has an energetic spirit that puts you in a really good mood.
Mensa and Towkio both belong to the Save Money music collective. So fans of Chance The Rapper and Childish Gambino will dig what these artists have created, but the sound is so catchy that it’s not hard for anyone to get caught on that hook.
The track is full energy throughout, progressing from sassy forewarning, “don’t you dare try and put me in the friendzone” to an old school breakdown that builds into yelps and shouts under funky handclaps.
Towkio’s new album .wavtheory comes out in April and if “Get Involved” is anything of a taste tester then we’re excited.
Words by Antigone Anagnostellis