Wednesday, March 10, 2021

McKinley Dixon - "Swangin'"

Photo by David Muessig

It's been a while since I've been this excited for an upcoming hip hop release, but the latest from McKinley Dixon is hardly your typical hip hop album. His latest single, "Swangin'," runs a little more mainstream hip hop than "make a poet Black" was. In some bizarro world, "Swangin'" could be a huge top 40 hit, and it very well could end up there. Dixon's flow is laid back to being almost Snoop Dogg level, although it does slowly build in intensity as the song goes on. This is the kind of song that begs for driving around with your windows down in the warm weather. It could very well end up being the summer song of 2021.

McKinley Dixon says of the new song: "I usually don’t have one person produce all the instrumentals on songs of mine but Letjoux isn’t just anybody. Living in Richmond, this beat Josh (Letjoux) made just sounded so Virginia, I had to rap over it. It sort of fills the void of wanting to make a song that had the feel of children banging on a lunch room table."

You can listen to "Swangin'" below. For My Mama and Anyone Who Look Like Her is due out May 7 on Spacebomb Records. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on McKinley Dixon, check out the artist's Facebook and Twitter.

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