WORLASI is a multi-talented songwriter, painter, rapper, singer, beat maker and imho, poet.
Worlasi I know personally, Poetra, not really, but have a crush on (gosh how many crushes do I have now? yare yare)
Anyhow, both creatives are set to release bodies of work just after each other, the former I believe on the last day of September and the latter next month.
Fate? Well isn’t that the possibility!
I’m excited for both projects, Worlasi’s Nus3 which is Ewe for Strength and Poetra’s in your face, jaw gaping title, Motherfucktitude: the NAKED ones.
I’ve no idea what direction Poetra’s work is gonna take. My guess is, a planet load of narratives that honestly explore feminism, race and humanity in beautiful rhyme that doesn’t scream amateur hour accompanied by that sensual voice that roots you to the spot. More importantly however, based off her Instagram poetry stints, I am confident the potency of her thoughts will dump you in a dark tunnel where that blinding yet difficult to grasp light at the end is wisdom we badly need.
And with a title like that, I’m ready to first motherfuck my ears into euphoria then scream my lungs out, motherfucktitude!
That’s the cover for Worlasi’s mixtape. It beautifully captures the spirit of the “you’re your own master and slave” mantra. Let’s pretend that’s me instead of Worlasi in the photo. I’m more a slave to my whims, easily letting negativity get to me instead of picking myself up like a boss and screaming motherfuck the world and just doing me (forgive me, Drake’s Over is blasting through my ears atm).
But on the real, I’ve had the privilege of listening and damn has Worlasi matured in his lyrics and topics. Nus3 is refreshing to mad extremes that border on groovy, danceable and exciting yet consciousness nudging melodies and raps that make him a modular peg in one kind of hole, dope! OMG, Worlasi regurgitated his hiphop beginnings on some songs and I love it.
Word of caution, don’t listen to either artist in a precarious situation like crossing train tracks, bungee jumping, calming a raging terrier, screwing a dramatic partner or doing anything that requires your full attention.
Poetra and Worlasi will stop you in your tracks with their mind boggling…oh fuck all this yevugbe.
Dem go bost your mind.
Images via Socialite Photography, Worlasi and Poetra.