Switch Lanes // Tkay Maidza

She’s only 17, but Tkay Maidza is already making serious waves on the music scene. The Australia-via-Zimbabwe rapper delivered a stellar animated video via Complex.   We love it!  The sound is fresh, it’s young, it’s needed and … it’s animated.  The song comes off her latest mixtape, “The Switch Tape”.

“The Switch Tapemixtape is basically an outlook and a taste of what I have been working on for the past 12 months,” she told The FADER over email. “A true introduction of Brat Rap Tkay. I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting and having fun whilst I’ve been writing so I wanted to show everyone what is up, but this doesn’t indicate anything what so ever. I just hope people feel the vibes and enjoy.”

There have been a ton of comparisons to Azaelia Banks and M.I.A. but something tells me Tkay is carving out her own path, thankfully.  We’re gonna keep an eye on this one.  In the meantime, do yourself a favor and press play.