By Charlie Maybee
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Virginia-based rapper Clutch Kalah has arrived with her debut single titled “R!CH $H!T,” with hard hitting drive produced by Trillemotion and featuring of Quake-Legit.
This is a track that indulges in its profanity to incredibly fun effect, and unlike the lyrical content, the production is very clean. With this pristine mix playing to Clutch Kalah’s strengths, there’s power reminiscent of Missy Elliott or Cardi B pulsing through the song. The lyricism is well crafted and executed showing off rhythmic prowess that accumulates hype through its excellence.
And, while Clutch certainly provides a stellar songwriting base on her own, Quake-Legit’s verse is a clear highlight of the song. It’s cool, crisp, and refreshing like an ice cold La Croix on a summer day; texture and rhythm fizzing through lightening quick rhymes as he stylistically demonstrates the big money attitude of the lyrics.
At only 15 years old, Clutch Kalah is making some impressive moves with “R!CH $H!T.” In a genre that has been historically dominated by men, it’s nice to hear the voices of young women breaking through the mold. This is one that will be making waves in the club scenes of the 757 and beyond, so keep an eye out for her next collaboration (or solo track)!
“R!CH $H!T” is available on major streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud. Follow our Alchemical Weekly Spotify Playlist for more great music featured on the site.
Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Winchester, Virginia who currently teaches in the Dance Division of the Shenandoah Conservatory. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression. He also currently fronts local hard rock band, The Aftershakes, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.
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