hip hop by Kulture Hub Squad July 26, 2021
New York artist and producer Mafia B has had a busy 2021 so far.
After releasing his 5-track EP ‘What The F**K‘ in May, he’s following up by dropping the visuals for his single ‘What You Came For’ with help from On Smash.
The up-tempo banger is a new sound for Mafia B, who started out as a techno and house producer and shows his range for creating and collaborating across different genres.
We had the chance to speak to Mafia B a couple of months ago and asked him about how he linked up with On Smash. He said:
“WHAT YOU CAME FOR, FEATURING ON SMASH, WAS 100% SPONTANEOUS. I JUST SO HAPPENED TO BE IN THE STUDIO HANGING OUT WITH J.LEON, WHO IS AN ENGINEER BASED IN NYC, AND THE NEXT THING I KNOW, ON SMASH STOPPED BY TO HANG. I SHOWED HIM A FEW OF MY TRACKS TO SEE IF HE WANTED TO TAKE A SHOT AT FREESTYLING. HE LIKED THE INSTRUMENTALS OF ONE OF THE TRACKS, WE HAD J.LOEN RECORD HIM, THEN I TOOK THE VOCALS HOME TO PROCESS THEM. THE REST WAS HISTORY. SOMETIMES THE THINGS THAT ARE UNPLANNED HAVE THE BEST OUTCOME.”– Mafia B
As for the music video directed by Andy-Lincoln Estonia, the vibes are reminiscent of Mafia B’s underground music background as the intensity from On Smash brings the track to life.
Check out the video and stream Mafia B’s full EP ‘What The F**K’ here.