Coi Leray is empowering women and paying homage to some Hip Hop legends with her latest track.
On Friday (November 4), the “TWINNEM” rapper shared a video on Instagram previewing an unreleased record that features a heavy sample of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five’s classic 1982 hit “The Message.”
Taking inspiration from the original cadence of the iconic early Hip Hop record, Coi Leray can be heard championing women on the unreleased joint, which she’s already crowned the “new anthem.” Over the funky, bouncy beat in the video clip, she raps: “Cuz girls is playa’s too.”
“GIRLS IS PLAYAS TOOO !!! KEEEP IT PLAYER BABYYYYY [Heart emojis] GOOD VIBES AND GOOD ENERGY!!!!,” Coi Leray wrote in the caption of the video on Instagram.
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While it’s clear the 2022 DX Rising star was influenced by “The Message,” she’s also added her own spice and flare to the demo, which vividly captures her patent rap-heavy, melody-ready formula as she weaves in and out of rhythmic pockets and vocal patterns through the minute-long snippet.
“What you know about living on top/ Penthouse suites looking down on the opps/ Took him for a test drive/ Left him on the lot/ Time is money/ So I spent it on a watch,” Coi Leray raps in the video.
New York Hip Hop tastemakers such as DJ Clue and former G-Unit affiliate DJ Whoo Kid showed their support for the record in the comments of Coi Leray’s original IG post. “Send that thru,” Clue wrote in a comment while Whoo Kidd added several fire emojis in another comment.
While she didn’t provide any details on a possible release date for the record, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the record is officially released soon as Coi Leray has rolled out several of her recent singles on social media ahead of the official release.