Harlem-bred rapper, Sheck Wes, has a captivating energy you can feel in every project released so far. He’s still in the early stages with only a few tracks you can find on your preferred streaming service including Soundcloud, but the work he has dropped is impressive to say the least. With fashion, basketball, and music as his frequent indulgences, the possibilities were endless since his early teen years. Even in tracks like “Paper” you’ll hear him proclaim going from a “hoop star” to now paid for “cool bars”. Listen, the track is fire and we’re going to put you on now so you can tell your friends you’ve about his work from day one.
This week, Sheck Wes releases a new music video for his 16-year old-produced track “Mo Mamba”. Kanye West’s videographer, WhiteTrashTyler directed the visual featuring Sheck and friends. The song is inspired by Sheckwes’s childhood friend and projected NBA lottery pick, Mo Momba. In the rapper’s most recent interview with i-D, Sheck Wes expresses their deep one-of-one connection.
“The first person I sent the song to was Mo Bamba himself. Me and Mo Bamba grew up together in the same neighborhood where I shot that video [in Harlem]. Those courts were our stomping grounds. It meant a lot to me to go back there and show people where Mo Bamba and I grew up. He was always telling me, ‘aw man, you gotta throw my name into a song!’ So I was like, “why don’t I just make a whole song about Mo Bamba?'”, he told i-D.
Watch the full music video below.