Black Noi$e feat BbyMutha “Mutha Magick”

Detroit producer and DJ Black Noi$e just released his album Oblivion. The single “Mutha Magick” combines a steely, high-intensity Noi$e beat with commanding raps from the Chattanooga, TN oracle, bbymutha.

My p*ssy heavy, I limp/ I push your baby in the corner/ Imma bully your pimp,” goes one of the many memorable lines. The song’s accompanying music video, animated by Aaron Hymes, features the duo in cartoon form, along with many other friends as they creep the grounds of a massive mansion. Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends vibes.

What are you up to right now — describe your surroundings.

First off, f*ck the police. And f*ck all these racists galavanting around the world [and] country. But currently watching one of those little electric vacuums clean my room.

Black Noi$e interview with Nylon

Tronco Traxx – “Walk for Me”

20 Tracks That Defined the Sound of Ballroom, New York’s Fiercest Queer Subculture

Tronco Traxx, producer Robbie Tronco and MC Thomas Biscardi, were behind several iconic ballroom-inspired tracks, like “CUNT (She’s a Cunt, She’s a Pussy),” and “Runway (As a House).” But “Walk for Me’s” minimal 909 beats and commanding presence — Biscardi chants “walk for me” with so much attitude it sounds like a taunt — made it a no-brainer for runway walk-offs, with Biscardi referencing ballroom lingo with lines like “Butch queen up in pumps!”

Tronco also played at clubs like Shampoo in Philly and Tracks in D.C., and the song became so popular in the gay nightlife scene that DJs would often isolate the vocal and drop it over other tracks in their sets. “Walk for Me” remains a classic, sampled by everyone from footwork pioneer DJ Rashad to U.K. DJs like Joy Orbison and Boddika.

Origin of WAP “There’s some whores in this house” sample

The Story Behind ‘WAP’s Unforgettable ‘There’s Some Whores in This House’ Sample

“I was known for my voice in the Army, because even when I wasn’t supposed to be calling cadences, they would pull me out of formation to do it. I wasn’t a drill sergeant; I left the Army because they passed me over for a promotion.”

Al “T” McLaran