Ahead of his sophomore album, ‘Never Forgotten,’ MadeinTYO (pronounced Made in Tokyo) has teamed with two of Chicago’s dopest artists, Chance the Rapper and Smino, for the single “BET Uncut.”
Paying tribute to the early 2000’s ‘BET Uncut’ TV block that would air rap videos featuring mature content – think Nelly’s “Tip Drill” – during the early morning hours of the weekend, the video keeps things relatively tame considering the title.
But the trio still brings the spiciness with lyrics like, “I’m so f****n’ lucky that I’m not in a deal / I deserve some breakfast and some top in the Hills.” (Those are Chance’s bars if you couldn’t tell.)
Chance and Tokyo are developing some solid chemistry in the studio. Last year, the two collaborated for the first time on the standout track “Hot Shower” alongside DaBaby.
The mastermind behind the airy and bouncy “BET Uncut” beat is K Swisha, Tokyo’s favorite producer. Similar to many of his prior projects, K Swisha will be a mainstay across ‘Never Forgotten,’ as Tokyo noted in an Instagram post teasing the album, “let’s just say @kswisha kills it.” Say less!
For those who want to get dripped like Tokyo himself, a collection of merch centered around the trippy sketch found on the upcoming album cover recently went live on madeintyo.com. That umbrella is low-key fire.
Tokyo’s over 1 million Instagram fans can expect ‘Never Forgotten’ to arrive on Friday, Oct. 30, close to the two-year anniversary of the 28-year-old’s debut album, ‘Sincerely, Tokyo.’ Peep the latest visuals below.