MP3: Well$ – “Black Swan”

HipHopDX Debuts First Single Off Well$ Upcoming MTSYD Mixtape


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Critical Praise for Well$:

“WELL$ flows atop the audio grit with some clever rhymes contained by a confident delivery…[The track] leaves us with high expectations…” – Potholes in My Blog

The Song:

After dropping the gritty “State Of Ecstasy Pt. 2 earlier this month, Well$ drops the first official single off his upcoming MTYSD mixtape. The track titled, “Black Swan” is a story Well$ based off a friend who is a stripper. He explains,”When people think about stripping they don’t think of it from the woman’s perspective. Some woman make the choice to do it, and that’s great for them, but this song is for the women stuck in the life. I’ve met many women who strip and they all have their different reasons for doing it but they had a common thread in all the stories – an absent father.”

“Black Swan” is also a track where Well$ wanted to make a deep empathic statement saying, “I think we, as a culture, judge too much without thinking about the shit people have to go through. I’m just trying to make people think about the other side of the story.”

MTSYD: Revenge of The African Booty Scratcher, drops in February 2014.

Stream “Black Swan”:

HipHopDX premiere:

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Please contact Michelle or Dan if interested in talking with Well$.

Well$ Background:

Like most kids in his native town of Charlotte, North Carolina, Leroy Shingu had a head filled with hip-hop dreams growing up, even trying his hand at freestyling when he was all of nine years old. But a trying background starkly different from the blissful suburban reality of his peers would compel the rapper better known as Well$ to turn that childhood fantasy into a promising career as a rapper.

Quietly released in 2012, $ay La V, Well$’ debut EP rose steadily on the Bandcamp charts to peak at number 5 and eventually become the most downloaded album in the Charlotte area. This remarkable ascent as well as the video for the song “State of Ecstasy The Interlude Part 1″ hauled Well$ out of virtual anonymity, and shoved him onto high profile stage performances with artists such as G Eazy, Chris Webby, Johnny Polygon, and one of his idols, Pac Div.

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