Rated-R Playboy can hardly be boxed into any one genre, creating a name for himself for his talents in creating sonically distinct records. Earlier in his life, the rising rapper was heavily involved in martial arts before making the conscious decision to pursue a career in music full-time. Finding his way to independent label The Fly District, he released a string of records and began to build his catalog up.
After rebranding himself from Rob Hicks, Rated-R Playboy kicked 2020 off with the release of his critically-acclaimed single titled “Bossy” back in March. Following it with the release of “Gutterboys”, a hard-hitting, more serious record focusing on social injustices and crime in the black community, he returns today to premiere his newest single titled “Black Coffee,” exclusively on Flaunt.
Speaking on “Black Coffee,” he reveals it “showcases my appreciation and love towards black women. It’s always been a hip-hop trend to love and admire women of lighter complexion in the black community, but I wanted to switch and make a song for dark-skinned women—since they’re rarely shown love in hip-hop.”
“Black Coffee” screams all things 70’s funk and disco, ending the year on the highest note possible. The record not only showcases his range as a recording artist, but delivers a sound that’s yet to be heard this year. Recruiting Planet Giza’s lead vocalist Tony Stone to add a more smooth and soothing side of things for the record, the new song is produced by Flowers in Narnia, the same producer he tapped for “Bossy.”
Give “Black Coffee” a listen below!