In March of 2015, Houston, Texas rapper Chedda Da Connect dropped “Flicka Da Wrist,” a debut single from a relatively unknown artist which went on to become a viral behemoth. A Trap-focused ode to drug-cooking techniques, it became a cultural touchstone, remixed by artists including 2 Chainz and T.I. More than a year later, the style and turn of phrase the song helped make mainstream has become the jumping off point for yet another blazing hot track, albeit not a remix of its original version. Rather, “Wrist” is a brand new song from Logic and features Pusha T, an MC credited for bringing “coke Rap” to a widespread audience.
Premiering earlier today (June 21) on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show, “Wrist” is an expert pairing of a revered representative of today’s Hip-Hop voice and the voice of a veteran MC who shaped an entire generation of spitters. A frenetic yet cohesive collab, it’s the tale of “a Colombian man who had been a coke dealer but had a change of mind,” Logic explained to Lowe. The Gaithersburg, Maryland native was born in 1990 less than 300 miles from Virginia Beach, Virginia, where in the later half of the decade, Pusha T was finessing the style that he and his brother No Malice (f/k/a Malice) would make famous on 2002’s Lord Willin’. There is something poetic about the two coming together to spin a tale of destruction, from two chronologically disparate perspectives as Logic drops a verse built on elderly hindsight, and King Push a verse about unbridled youthful ambition.
“Wrist” will be available for purchase on Friday, June 24.