Tez Nubian Queen ft Sean Kingston is back with their latest release ‘How To Flex”. The song starts with an acoustic strum sound not too dissimilar to the likes of Lil Nas who has become a leading figure in rap and Hip-Hop lately. I’m not sure if Tez Nubian Queen draws any influences from him as an artist, but that particular element of the song personally reminded me of the use of such contrasting soundscapes.
Once the beat kicks in you’re fully immersed into a modern hip-hop song featuring familiar auto-tune sounds which has carved many a hit over the years. How To Flex has a catchy hook featuring Icy Lando and Sean Kingston, which then progresses into Tez Nubians complex lyrical rap – there’s definitely plenty going on, but it’s never over-done, the balance seems just right.
The song would probably appeal to fans of Nicki Minaj and Drake, where I can perhaps hear slight similarities between the artists in terms of sound and production.
There’s no doubt that Tez Nubian Queen has progressed over the last few years as an artist. How To Flex sounds a lot more polished than her previous releases, and it wouldn’t be out of place in rap and hip-hop playlists that feature some of the biggest artists in the game.
It wouldn’t surprise me if you didn’t hear a lot more from Tez Nubian Queen on your airwaves in the very near future, and her recent collaborations with hip-hop artists have been a definite success.
This week saw additional tracks “Money Mission” drop ft rapper Troy Lanez. Two more songs due later in the year featuring famous names include “Put It Down” ft Drake on Aug 15th, and a song featuring Snoop Dogg in September.