Australian / First Nations man, Tasman Keith has shared his new collaboration, “CHEQUE” featuring Genesis Owusu. The new song is lifted from Keith’s upcoming debut album A Colour Undone out July 8th, 2022 via AWAL.
“CHEQUE” picks up the boastful swagger of previous release, “5FT FREESTYLE”, which saw Keith debut one of two personas whose journey will unfold through A Colour Undone. The new track sees the reappearance of an insolent, devilish ego that thrives on self-indulgence and conceit. What begins as a stripped-back gospel service rapidly snaps into fury – ruminating on the need for a savior, for “someone that’s going to come down to this earth and just do something for us,” salvation arrives through a steadfast beat-switch.
In Tasman’s words, “CHEQUE is the continuation of the character introduced in 5FT FREESTYLE split into two parts, the abrasive ego and then the controlled version of that ego. Lyrically it’s just having something to say over some crazy production. I called Genesis and told him I had a joint for him to talk his shit on… a few weeks later he rolled through and locked in the verse.”
Genesis Owusu shares, “Tasman specifically told me to flex. Talk that talk. The weirdo shit is cool but it’s time to rap.”