Rah Swish Announces Mayor Of The Streets, Releasing on May 28th via TM/Same Swish/EMPIRE
The Canarsie Native Channels Black Sabbath and Jay-Z in the Trackmasters-Produced “WOO It Again” Single
The Deep-Voiced Rhymer and Pop Smoke Associate Aims High In the Upcoming Project, Which Features Appearances From Ron Suno, Fetty Luciano, and More
“As the New York City street rap renaissance continues, it seems like new guys are coming around every corner with a banger. Enter Rah Swish, whose latest song, ‘Treeshin’,’ is a stereo system’s dream: bass-heavy, belligerent, and demanding to be cranked to max volume.” – Pitchfork
“New York’s Secret Weapon” – Kazi Magazine
Delivering his rhymes with an authoritative boom and a thick NYC accent, Brooklyn drill riser Rah Swish lives and breathes his city’s streets. Ready to mark his territory with a hard-hitting series of songs, Rah announces Mayor Of The Streets, his next project. Crackling and action-packed, Rah Swish’s music is a fast-moving, aggressive, and danceable strain of the drill sound that’s currently sweeping the Five Boroughs. Slickly sliding between wobbly 808s and skittering snares, Rah Swish proves that he’s one of NYC’s most charismatic emcees, projecting a supernatural aura of confidence with his nimble flows and energetic ad-libs. The album is home to recent singles from the WOO-affiliated rapper, including “Warm Ups” (965k views on YouTube) and “WOO Back” (882k views on YouTube). Featuring appearances from fellow New Yorkers Ron Suno, Fetty Luciano, Leeky G Bando, and Young Costomado, and production from NYC legends the Trackmasters, along with local figures like Jbanga, Jetz, and more, Mayor Of The Streets arrives on May 28th via EMPIRE.
Along with the announcement of the album, Rah shares “WOO It Again,” his latest single. “WOO It Again” is a sonic switch-up for Rah Swish, trading in drill’s trademark synths for a combo of fuzzy electric guitar and freewheeling drums that evokes the best of Black Sabbath. Produced by the legendary duo Trackmasters, responsible for a laundry list of hits by Biggie, Nas, Jay-Z, and more, “WOO It Again” is an old school-style NYC anthem, a pugilistic tone-setter that places the young rapper as a standard bearer for the new NY sound: “Feel like I’m Jigga/Blue Yankee fitted.” The 23-year has the charisma to back up his lofty claims, serving up an indelible hook designed for crowd chant-alongs.
Born and raised on the same Canarsie streets that birthed his close friend and WOO associate Pop Smoke, Rah Swish is a prominent pillar of the city’s ascendant drill scene. Mayor Of The Streets will be Rah’s first new project since the release of WOO Forever in 2020. home to street hits like “Feel Like Pop,” “Tongue Out (Treeshin’ 2),” and “WOO Forever,“ WOO Forever proved that Rah Swish is more than capable of keeping the WOO alive. The rapper turned heads later in the year with the Aaliyah-sampling “Watchu Like,” a sultry collaboration with Bronx rapper Dream Doll, racking up over 2.6 million YouTube views.
With the upcoming Mayor Of The Streets, Rah Swish looks to solidify his status as NYC’s next up. Stay tuned for more music and the sequel to his short film BK Belly to arrive in the coming weeks.
Buy/Stream “WOO It Again”: https://music.empi.re/wooitagain
Mayor Of The Streets tracklist:
1.”Shoota or Not”
2. “Woo Back” (Prod. by Jetz)
3. “#RS” (ft. Ron Suno) (Prod. by Jbanga)
4. Ilgauskas (Prod. by Ben10)
5. Warm Ups (ft. Leeky G Bando) (Prod. by Jetz)
6. “Woo It Again” (Prod. by Trackmasters)
7. Trending Topics (Prod. by Jetz)
8. El Otro (Prod. by Benji Roy)
9. Woo Back (Remix) ft Young Costomato and Fetty Luciano (Prod. by Jetz)
Hailing from Canarsie, Brooklyn, Rah Swish is one of the first to carve out the newfound drill scene in New York City. Rah Swish teamed up with childhood friends to make a rap collective named N.B.A., which stood for “Never Broke Again.” After garnering millions of views on group songs, Rah began to release music as a solo act and built a highly engaged core following with early standout records like “Debo,” “Back Up,” “This & That,” and “Double It” with Pop Smoke. Dropping his first body of work in 2019 entitled “Look What They Started,” Rah quickly began to catapult to new heights with the breakout single “Treeshin’,” which became the unapologetic theme song for thotty activity all over his city and reached 2 million views on Youtube in a matter of months. In 2020, Rah has continued to put New York on notice with standout videos like “Too Much” featuring Bizzy Banks,“War Time” and “Who Run The City”. Rah draws inspiration from 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Drake, and of course, Rah Swish. WOO!
“WOO It Again”: https://music.empi.re/wooitagain
“Watchu Like” ft. Dream Doll: https://music.empi.re/watchulike
“50 Bars Pt. 4”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKlSoISToOw
“Feel Like Pop”: https://youtu.be/JEHdpxl8Cic
WOO Forever: https://empire.ffm.to/woo_forever
“Tongue Out (Treeshin’ 2)”: https://empire.ffm.to/tongueout
“WOO Forever”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cSBhHn5Bn8