Words by Jesse Serwer—
We’d been wondering recently what had become of Mr. OK. The Montréal-based Haitian MC’s 2010 EP Ma Mwen had us thinking he could be the guy to bring kreyòl rap to the non-kreyòl speaking world’s attention but sometime after we interviewed him in this space that year he dropped off our collective radar screen. Well, our curiosity has been salved in the form of “Wa Wont,” a prelude to OK’s upcoming sophomore EP with producer Freeworm (his primary collaborator on Ma Mwen). Turns out “Wa Wont,” a big anthem over the beat from Childish Gambino’s “Bonfire,” is actually the latest of several leaks posted on the Masalacism blog leading up to the new EP’s release, with each available as a free download for a limited time. Stream “Wa Wont” below, and download it here for the price of your e-mail address.