21-year-old Brooklyn drill rapper Jay Gwuapo returns with track and video: “Bassline” via From Nothing Records/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records. The visual shows Gwuapo in the tropics with friends living it up and beautiful women while the track’s hypnotic beats play.
Watch “Bassline” HERE.
Last year Jay Gwuapo was on the track, “Proud of You” with Paris Bryant, and in 2020 he released “Black Mask” ft. Pop Smoke, which is special to the rising rapper as the late Pop Smoke was one of his best childhood friends. “Intro,” “Smoke Season Freestyle” and “Dangerous” were additional tracks Gwuapo released, and together, these four tracks honored and paid tribute to Pop as well as KJ Balla. KJ Balla was a frequent collaborator, labelmate, and friend of Jay Gwuapo‘s that was tragically killed. Other recent releases include “Lost Files,” “R8” and “Back to Back” with KJ Balla, “Long Live The Woo,” a tribute to Pop following his death, and a feature on Lil Tjay’s album with “Gettin Lit.”
Jay Gwuapo is officially back–stay tuned for more music coming soon.
About Jay Gwuapo
Brooklyn’s long been a hotbed for the latest and greatest in rap talent, and Jay Gwuapo is the borough’s next rising star in the drill scene. The East New York native is just 21 years old, having picked up rap as a career two years ago—but he’s already making moves that artists with years on him have yet to accomplish. With a series of buzz-generating street singles and a debut mixtape under his belt, Gwuapo’s talent and hybridized musical style will surely only gain more recognition to come.
Gwuapo started pursuing rap in earnest, pumping out unreleased tracks that started making noise in the NYC rap scene and eventually teaming up with Russ and KJ Balla’s From Nothing record label. “Downbad” from 2018 marked his proper debut single, featuring chilly production and Gwuapo’s now-trademarked “R&B-drill” sound. Then came the languid, melodic “Drip Sauce,” a collab with fellow Brooklynite KJ Balla.
Since then, Gwuapo’s dropped a few more choice tracks, including “Steppin’ Out” and the grim, serious “Well Explained”. Eventually, word got around to star-making label Polo Grounds Music, whose B. Jacques took particular interest in helping Gwuapo take his career and talent to the next level. “A lot of people were reaching out, but no one connected with me like my son B,” he enthuses. “The love felt different from what I felt from nobody else.”In 2019, Gwuapo announced his signing to Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records and released his debut project, From Nothing Pt. 1 which featured collaborations with label mate Calboy as well as Lil Tjay, Don Q, and KJ Balla.