RESPECT. Premiere: Ras Nebyu Feat. Rico Nasty – Thirsty Packman

Photo Credit: Ras Nebyu TP

D.C. has been on a run in 2017 thanks to their ever-growing stable of artists, and Ras Nebyu is more than happy to add mileage. His newest single — titled “Thirsty Packman” — is here and it features rising artist Rico Nasty.

For those who’ve slept, Ras Nebyu is a buzzing DMV hip-hop artist who stands out due to his socially conscious music and unique style. Not only that, but he’s even got the stamp of approval from fellow D.C. artists including Wale. He’s also the head of the Washington Slizzards movement in D.C. It’s a collective of artists and creators in D.C. that, since conception, has snowballed into merchandise, clothing and more.

Ras also spoke on how the track came together:

When I initially recorded it, it was one of my favorite songs to date because it was super effortless & that helped me not take myself too seriously but at the same time saying something of substance. The contrast between the hook & verses turned out to be the perfect balance, plus it cranked so hard to me. A few months later after hearing Rico’s “Poppin” on Issa Rae’s “Insecure” show, I thought it would be tight to have her on the record. Wasn’t sure how realistic it was but the next morning my manager told me he was working on it & about 2 days later she sent it back with her verse on.

This single is very upfront like his earlier releases, but groovy and is perfect for riding through the city with your friends and vibing out to.

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About Melvin Taylor II

Melvin Taylor II is a Chicago native who moved to New York City and is going after the dream. Currently he is both producing for Bold TV and hosts his radio show "The Alternative with Melvin Taylor" which can be found on WHCR 90.3 FM-NY (Tuesday 3a-6a est). You can also find him on stage at Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) performing improv or writing for Respect Magazine. In the future, he hopes to host on a national platform while creating more opportunities for talented individuals who are looking to find their way.