Premiere: Jesswar is on top of her game with HEATA feat. Tasha The Amazon
The explosive return is a re-introduction to a rapper amongst the country's best.
It's been two years since Brisbane-via-Fijian rapper Jesswar marked her arrival with Savage, a burst-out-the-gates that saw the introduction of a rapper that could prove dominative to the larger Australian rap culture. The time since hasn't exactly been quiet - she's worked with OKENYO, DZ Deathrays and B Wise on guest features and collaborative efforts while performing everything from Laneway Festival to Splendour In The Grass - but she's definitely an artist whose quick-firing trap-rap has been missed in a rap scene quickly diversifying in image and sound; a large part of which complementary to Jesswar's ability to think forward-thinkingly and slightly left to the norm.
Today, however, HEATA makes it clear that Jesswar is back, and that she's a force to be reckoned with as we enter the second half of 2019 with one of the world's richest rap markets. Teaming up with Canadian artist-on-the-rise Tasha The Amazon, HEATA is three-minutes-thirty of explosive rap that makes its mark from the get-go, with a triumphant brass opening making way for clanging bass kicks and Jesswar's quick-firing pace, which glidingly navigates the crashing production around it with ease. It's a masterclass in Jesswar's ability to create some of Australia's boldest and most confident rap music; her vocal feeling untouchable as it refuses to be overshadowed by the production swelling behind it - an incredible feat, considering it's one of the heaviest rap songs of the year thus far. Tasha's verse proves just confident as Jesswar's, and thus, makes HEATA an introduction to two rappers whose music is bound to blossom in the years ahead.
The track officially arrives via Golden Era Records tomorrow, but you can dive into it below - just be careful to not get swept up off your feet.
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