Drill goes pop with Wilai & Twopee’s ‘International Mami’
The Thailand to NYC vibe is strong with this one
Drill is the sound of the streets right now. It goes hard with bass that blows people’s speakers out and turns any dancefloor into a mosh pit. But is it too hard for the ladies? They want to have a good time, too.
Enter Wilai’s ‘International Mami’ and the middle ground has been found. The bass-heavy beat, made by RG the Producer, is head-turning and speaker-shattering. Instead of a gruff MC like Pop Smoke barking lyrics, Wilai’s smooth and whispery voice comes on and it’s instantly distinctive. Her flow flips between Thai and English, Hip Hop and R&B, Drill and the club so effortlessly that you might not even notice your hands are in the air.
Veteran MC Twopee takes a break from winning and being a judge on The Rapper, Thailand’s answer to The Rap of China, to join Wilai cruising the streets at night in Thailand and to drop a rewindable verse. The two have an unmistakable chemistry and it shows up in the song and video, which is filmed in New York City and Thailand.
Getting a dope female rapper and vocalist on a Drill beat is a brilliant move to keep the ladies interested. Look out for more of this and a lot more of Wilai in the future.
Check out Wilai featuring Twopee in ‘International Mami’ below.