Video: KiingRod – “Chimmy” ft. DaBoii of SOB X RBE
The Vallejo Riser Recruits a Childhood Friend for a Highlight From the Recent Just The Beginning Mixtape
Inuits might have over 50 words for “snow,” but Bay Area natives have hundreds of terms for “broke boy.” On his latest video single, Vallejo’s KiingRod introduces the world to the word “Chimmy,” a word that describes a special breed of broke boy–the kind that has nothing, yet hates those who shine. Kicking off with a reckless and aggressive verse from DaBoii of SOB X RBE, “Chimmy” finds the two rappers shouting down lames and finding ways to fill their bags, attacking the “Eye of the Tiger”-esque instrumental. In the video, the two rappers glow up under neon lights, throwing cash and showing off their jewelry. “Chimmy” is KiingRod’s latest video since the release of Just The Beginning, a compact set of slappers that helps KiingRod standout in the crowded landscape of Bay Area rap.
A lesson in Bay Area linguistics from KiingRod: “‘Chimmy’ is a word we made up. We make up a lot of words because we’re always hanging around each other and creating and borrowing other people’s slang. Like ‘pookie,’ which means feeling lost or in a cloud like ‘After smoking 10 woods, I’m feeling pookie.’ *laughs* ‘Chimmy’ is a word for a broke or cheap or hater It describes how some people look at us now – we got our own bag, we started this wave, don’t hate us or act chimmy because we made our own way. Go out and get yours. BYLUG.”
With an irrepressible energy and a facility with threatening punchlines, KiingRod has a long career ahead of him. Rocking a tireless delivery over glistening post-hyphy beats, the SOB X RBE affiliate flashes huge potential, creating mob music with genuine emotion that explores the contrast between his rough childhood and flex-heavy present. Distributed by EMPIRE and premiered by Daily Chiefers, Just The Beginning features previously released highlights such as the deliriously condescending “Bank Roll,” which boasts a standout verse from YBN Nahmir, and the infectious “Viral,” featuring Sick Wid It Records’ JT The 4th. With additional appearances from Yhung T.O. of SOB X RBE, Lil Sheik, Flexcity Streetz, Lil Noonie, and Kbgocrazy, Just The Beginning delivers on the promise of cult hit singles such as 2017’s “Knockdown” with ten ferocious new Bay Area bangers.
Watch “Chimmy”: https://youtu.be/0h6elf5K400
Buy / Stream Just The Beginning:
Just The Beginning tracklist:
1 – Now You Know by KiingRod
2 – All Factz by KiingRod (feat. Daboii)
3 – Switching Sides by KiingRod (feat. Lil Noonie & Kbgocrazy)
4 – Viral by KiingRod (feat. JT The 4th)
5 – Double Back by KiingRod
6 – Bak 2 Bak by KiingRod (feat. Flexcity Streetz)
7 – Risk by KiingRod (feat. Lil Sheik)
8 – Bank Roll by KiingRod (feat. YBN Nahmir)
9 – No Name by KiingRod
10 – Get Me Rich by KiingRod (feat. Yhung T.O.)
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A product of the hit-making SOB X RBE family, KiingRod bulldozed his way into the game with debut single “Knockdown.” The video single with more than 6 million plays follows the Vallejo, California native’s pathway into Rap—a journey that began in the last year. However, before picking up the mic, Rod learned how to make catchy, street-certified songs and command stages from always being around his brothers. With his SOB X RBE family in tow, KiingRod is charging ahead at full speed with Just The Beginning. From the diverse culture of Vallejo, Rod and his cohorts are showing the power of loyalty and writing new DIY success stories from the Bay. “The code we live by is ‘get it how you live.’ You can’t let anything knock you down. You’ve got to do something in this world, and you need to figure out the plan to make that happen.” In a short time, KiingRod has done just that.
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Just The Beginning: https://empire.lnk.to/Justthebeginning
“Bank Roll” ft. YBN Nahmir: https://soundcloud.com/kiing_rod/bank-roll-feat-ybn-nahmir
“Viral” ft. JT The 4th: https://youtu.be/DKM27Cx1274 // https://open.spotify.com/track/1jemkppODLhob1zBIHM0rr?si=kvhSbTxYTIif3oNWBqKh4w // https://soundcloud.com/bangers_only/kiingrod-viral-feat-jt-the-4th
“Double Back”: https://youtu.be/DwVb5p60HQE