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Aussie hip-hop legend TKAY Maidza is back with her brand new banger, Kim! Inspired by the fictional cartoon super hero Kim Possible, the release is accompanied by spectacular visual and features a guest verse from American rapper, Yung Baby Tate.
Following up from the musicians ARIA-nominated, Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2 EP, Kim is full of grimy synths, set to a darting ping-pong-like computer rhythm. The track sees Maidza duck and weave between blips, rapping in quick succession over a jutting trap beat for one of her fiercest takes yet.
The music video depicts the singer in the role of three iconic Kim’s: Kim Possible, Lil Kim and Kim Kardashian. From working in the lab as Kim Possible to Lil Kim’s iconic 1999 MTV VMAs outfit, and Kim Kardashian’s internet-breaking PAPER cover shoot, Maidza maintains the powerful personas of all three across several scenes, as a 10-storeys tall Yung Baby Tate appears Kim Possible's nemesis, Shego.
Speaking of the visual, the musician shares: “The idea for the song came from Kim Possible, an iconic figure in my childhood - she always came out on top. I thought why not make a song to remind those who question me that I will always figure it out like Kim. From there when we starting planning a video we thought why not recreate iconic moments from other iconic Kim's, across generations.”
Tkay Maidza emerged from Adelaide at just 17 years old in 2013. 7 years later, she has remained in the company of hip-hop’s greatest, pulling together a rolodex of sought after collaborators including Run The Jewels’ Killer Mike, rap sensation DUCKWRTH and French producer extraordinaire Martin Solveig. Placing herself firmly in the fashion sphere, Tkay has an ongoing relationship with Stella McCartney, performing at their virtual festival #StellaFest, performing in Milan last year as a musical guest for the Spring 2020 presentation and being soundtracked for the 2017 poignant fashion waste campaign.
Kim is out now! Watch the music video below.