Vassco is one of those producers that can do anything. He works on records across so many genres; it’s a miracle he’s able to handle it. With his sophomore single, ‘1 Percent’, Vassco has enlisted the help of rapper, Nessly, and local Caribbean talent, ‘Oprehay’, to create a feel-good track with seriously dark undertones. It has this strange way of getting under your skin. Listen here
Vassco used his debut single ‘New Money’ to reach out to Nessly, who, at the time, was one of his favourite artists. Nessly heard some records and agreed to work with him. With Vassco being based in the Cayman Islands, his management chose to fly Nessly and his team down to the Caribbean for an island getaway/recording and writing session. Together they made over 10 songs in 5 days – sounds like these island retreat sessions are productive. After finishing the record, rapper Oprehay was sent the demo to see if maybe he would like to get involved. He immediately loved it and tracked his vocals. Next thing they know, Nessly is on set shooting a video that looks more like a toxic waste accident than a typical rap video…….in a good way. Oprehay’s verse displays his unique tone and lyricism well whilst showing his proficiency in front of the camera. Nessly and Oprehay are a great creative fit.
“1 Percent” is the lead single of Vass’s debut EP, The Hum Collection, which releases on the same day, November 11 2019, and displays his multifaceted production capabilities. Having smashed 80,000 streams on his last release ‘New Money’, we’re expecting big things from Vassco.
Speaking to the motivation behind 1 Percent, Vassco shares:
“1 Percent is a fun comment on popular culture. It’s unapologetically accurate and makes comments on everything from politics to the ridiculous nature of the typical ‘Flex’ lifestyle that exists in rap music. The music video shows this further in a toxic waste like basement set. This is the reality of where most rappers are – the ‘1 Percent’ lifestyle is fake.”