The summertime heat is finally making its way into New York City, and we’re pretty sure that we have rapper Wordsmiff to thank for it. Right off the heels of a memorable performance on DJ Enuff’s Hotbox, Wordsmiff hits us with the reason Enuff thinks he’s made for television- his new single “LimeLight”.
Produced by Omni Beats, “Limelight” gives off an effervescence that’ll force you into an unconscious two step while questioning if you should still Milly Rock to it. The answer, of course, is yes. Paired with the sultry voice of frequent collaborator Fi, the track completely peels pack the usual, tough posterior Wordsmiff has given us in past offerings and forces you to let your hair down, get in your bag and have fun.
“I chose this record because it’s me. I like to have fun and also show love to the culture. I showed love to The Spinners and Kid N’ Play because people don’t talk about them anymore- but I could take that [sound] and make it something fresh and new. I wanted to return not with the same flow everyone is doing, but still something to say I’m back.”
Months removed from his last project Can A N*gga Dream, Wordsmiff is using “Limelight” as the first of a slew of loosies that we can expect this year, but there are no plans for a new project just yet. “I gave people 4 projects in 2 years and people are always like ‘where’s the new music?’ Like what?” says Smiff. “So I just want to gear up and give you guys a good album. I’m starting all over.”
“You’re gonna hear a lot more different sounds from me. Sounds I knew I could do but haven’t ventured into. I got “Return of the Boombap” coming right after “Limelight” and you’ll hear the difference in me.
A new summer staple for your cookout playlist, listen to Wordsmiff’s new single “Limelight” below and keep your eyes peeled to what the Brooklyn native has coming next here.