Words by Desmond Alphonso
Following the initial drop of “No Negative Vibes” featuring Alkaline and Runtown on May 17, last week saw the arrival of “Round of Applause” pairing Nigerian rapper Ice Prince with JA swagga don Demarco. Today, it’s “Xcellent,” which pits Ice Prince alongside Jamaican lyrical assassin, Masicka, for what Walshy describes as “the most hardcore dancehall song on the album.”
Check out an exclusive premiere of the “Xcellent” lyric video below:
“Ice Prince was sending me demos of stuff he was working on, and ‘Xcellent’ was one of the tracks,” Walshy tells us. “To me, it’s the most hardcore dancehall song on the album. Just because of that, and Masicka being one of my favorite dancehall artists of the moment, I immediately hit his team up and said, ‘Yo, mi have a hardcore dancehall song and it need a hardcore deejay ‘pon it.’ Man, did Masicka deliver. When I tell you, the song just level up. Every time I hear the song, I just want to stand on a driving car. I just want to talk so much shit and overdo it. I wanna be so… nuff. “
“Xcellent” is available now on all streaming services.
Look out for “Call Me” featuring Kranium and Mr. Eazi, the fourth and final single, dropping this Monday, June 3rd.