Donae’o broke onto the UK music scene within the early 2000s, together with his fusion of Ghanaian and Guyanese sounds into his beats. He’s just about risen to Nationwide Treasure standing, his music having rocked the London membership scene for the perfect a part of the final twenty years. In the meantime, OG Relli began out across the similar time, together with his performances at, and internet hosting of, The Bounce Off, at London’s historic Scala venue, very a lot the center of the Metropolis’s hip-hop battle scene.
Together with his personal Guyanese and Ghanaian heritage, in addition to some Jamaican within the combine, OG Relli was the proper match for Donae’o, and when the pair started to textual content as soon as extra final yr, they found a connection of their shared heritage, their passions, and goals for his or her music – and all of it naturally coalesced into the extremely contagious observe that’s ‘Swaggy’.
An Afro-Caribbean observe, ‘Swaggy’ is an absolute bop, and is actually club-ready with its low rolling beat that calls to thoughts a lot of the early 2000s Funky Home occasions. The pair recollect their shared joys: getting some cash, dressing swaggy, and most of all of the meals – notably jollof and ackee. It’s a observe that individuals will discover relatable, irrespective of the place they reside.
The music video for ‘Swaggy’ takes a step additional and has a deep dive into the lives of Donae’o and OG Relli. Whereas there’s gorgeously shot scenes of footwear, chains, and naturally, pink carpets, it’s clear that these artists don’t simply worth the “stuff”, however they put extra inventory into the true issues in life – reminiscent of who makes the higher jollof. ‘Swaggy’ is infectious and at occasions hilarious, and after watching the video, you’ll be desirous to refill your bowl with a few of that scrumptious meals – don’t get aggy – get swaggy!