Inland Empire rapper GirlzLuhDev‘s latest sensual single “Leg or Arm” brings a bit of summer warmth to the depths of winter. The track, which is out now on Capitol Records, is built around soft keyboards and West Coast bounce that provide a canvas for Dev’s mischievous and fun vocals. Listen HERE.
The dizzy, intimate production of “Leg or Arm” feels like a dreamy afternoon in the California sun. It’s pure warmth, an escape from the troubles of the world. Dev flows like a breeze, sipping Shirley Temples, messing around with a girl, and playfully wondering if he’ll end up being talked about in her groupchat. When he croons about “riding round with blicky and designer clothes,” it sounds less like a threat than a positive affirmation. Dev places gangsta tropes in new contexts, making every bar feel like a celebration. He’s the fun-loving ball of energy and melody that rap needs, next in a lineage of West Coast rap-singers.
“Leg or Arm” follows a hot streak of memorable singles from Dev, including the pounding “Gas Me Up” and the somber “Dead Bro.” This track kicks off a new year for the 18-year-old rising star as he continues to build on the success that began with 2020’s “Tooka,” which launched him to the national stage and earned him a deal with Capitol. The game needs rappers as charismatic as Dev, and with each passing track, he’s proving that he’s rare indeed. Dev has amassed over 34 million streams in the U.S. alone.
GirlzLuhDev is a rapper, singer, ex-basketball star, and quite possibly America’s next great hitmaker. Oh, and he’s a senior in high school. The 18-year-old artist from California’s Inland Empire is a year into making music but has already landed a viral hit, the raunchy but blissed out “Tooka.” Supported by simple beats and rich keys, he parlays his youthful energy into a bright blend of bars, warbled melodies, and ad-libs that sound like smack talk beamed down from a distant planet. Its sun-baked West Coast Street rap meets the wonky charm of a kid with nothing to lose. Signed to Capitol Records, Dev has his sights set on the national spotlight.