Kasai Releases Her Debut Single â€œPretty Boysâ€ Ft. Joey Bada$$
With a year of hard work under her belt, Kasai wrote â€œPretty Boysâ€ – her debut single, which features US heavy-weight Joey Bada$$. The song began, as many do, as a demo; however Nike offered Kasai a campaign in which she could use a snippet of a song, whilst wearing the Airmax 270. Using â€œPretty Boysâ€, with just her own vocal, Kasai attracted the attention of social media follower and highly respected rapper Joey Bada$$, who insisted he write to the track. An organic collaboration, the song speaks volumes of talent, and is one of the catchiest debuts of the year.
The video, shot on a low-fi budget in-between Joeyâ€™s tour dates in the US, echoes this DIY and natural collaboration – one that seems to have arrived without plan or motive, and yet works perfectly in harmony.
Hailing from Brooklyn, NYC, Joey Bada$$ shot to fame with his Pro Era collective, releasing his debut mixtape 1999 in 2012, to critical acclaim and recognition – igniting a journey of true success and leading to his debut album B4.DA.$$ in 2015. His most recent project ALL -AMERIKKKAN was released in 2017, and proved just why this young artist has won multiple awards, including BET Awards â€˜Best New Artist.â€™
A fusion of sounds and genres, and a US/UK collabotaion, â€œPretty Boysâ€ is the perfect debut from Kasai, who is set to floor listeners with not only her ability to write the catchiest of tastemaker Pop singles, inflected with the nostalgia of blissful 90â€™s RnB vocals; but also her beauty and style.
A true star in the making, mark Kasai as your one-to-watch.