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Premiere: Tink – When I’m Lit (The GTW Remix)

Posted: May 07, 2013

You may know The GTW a.k.a. James King as one of three vocalists in Chicago R&B super group JODY, but he’s also a gifted producer who draws influence from the So So Def hits of the ’90s as well his Nigerian roots. On his remix of fellow Chicagoan Tink‘s “When I’m Lit,” he reminds us of how ubiquitous Kel Mitchel’s love of orange soda was in Kenan & Kel‘s heyday, adding a cheeky Nickelodeon sample and lacing the track with exotic percussion, velvety sax, and a seductive bassline. In King’s hands, the spectacularly saucy rapper is rendered curiously enticing with jabs like What if I told you that I like you but I love your money? You can look forward to more of The GTW’s alluring sound on an upcoming solo project and, of course, more JODY.

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