Still hot from the release of IWASVERYBAD, Maryland’s IDK is hoping to make 2018 an even bigger year for himself. Dropping off “Hello Pt. 3” at the beginning of January, 2018 XXL Freshman candidate IDK also alluded to a new project currently in the works as a well as teasing an exciting link up with XXL alum and renegade rapper Denzel Curry. The two will join ASAP Ferg on tour this year, but it seems that they have been hitting the studio together ahead of the first show in February.
After a very public exchange on Twitter that built anticipation for the single, the two finally released “NO_WAVE” this morning, a crazy, piano-driven track that sees both feed off each other in an exciting and energetic collaboration.
IDK and Curry come together over production from Razjah, who also took the reigns on IDK’s “Baby Scale.” “NO_WAVE” is another warning shot from IDK, whose intent in 2018 becomes clearer with every bar. IDK fashions himself one step ahead, switching the wave up on people who just figured it out; he snaps at his critics and anyone who pretends to run in the same lane as him, bringing a nasty edge to his bars that we’ve heard from him before on projects like Subtrap.
Denzel comes in with a massive verse, catching IDK’s hook and running double time over the instrumental. Speaking with XXL, IDK says that Curry “fit the beat,” enabling both of them to relax and enjoy themselves. The Floridian brings his trademark verve to lines like,”For the new wave, I started it, like a durag when you open up the starter kit,” unleashing bar after bar until he allows IDK’s hook run the track out.
IDK spoke about the chemistry between himself and Denzel, noting that the song is not the only product of what appeared to be a productive studio session. There’s more to come from both this year, hopefully both together and independently.
Catch “NO_WAVE” on Soundcloud below.