Following their recently released debut tracks ‘Rainbow’ and ‘Yajirobe Trap Bag’, which have seen them garner early support and acclaim from fans and critics alike, including The Plug Society, HypeFresh Magazine and Kaboom Magazine, among others, LA rap duo sensugang are back with a brand new single titled ‘Melon Juice’, premiered via The RapFest and HillyDilly, and taken from their forthcoming and now anticipated debut EP Chaos Control.
Originally from Maryland, and now residing in LA, sensugang are made up of producer/artist Yung Sensu and rapper/songwriter Gangaroo Pouch, and inspired by the infamous ‘Senzu Beans’ from classic Japanese anime Dragon Ball Z. Much like the ‘Senzu Beans’ regeneration powers, Sensugang are creating music to rejuvenate listeners, and give them a boost from everyday struggles.
In contrast to the quick-fire rapping on ‘Yajirobe Trap Bag’, and showing their artistic versatility, sensugang take a more measured yet assertive approach on ‘Melon Juice’. From the sparse bass-heavy production, to the melodic and commanding rap flow, to the infectious chorus, ‘Melon Juice’ will leave you singing “I don’t need hoes, I got bank rolls” along before you even know it.
Speaking about the inspiration for ‘Melon Juice’, sensugang say, “The record comes from a place of financial loss… Gangaroo had just got hustled by a backpage jawn for $300 – the same amount he’d typically lose on a bad night at the ‘sino. In an enraged yet enlightened state, Gangaroo professed his iconic new worldview, ‘I don’t need hoes, I got bankrolls’. ‘Melon Juice’ is an anthem you can throw money to, even if you barely have any, you could probably throw monopoly money to this joint if I’m being honest. It’s a ballad for all the bad jaunts with a regular job, I’m proud of y’all”.