Up-and-coming artist Richie Rozay and Bronx superstar A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie teamed up on their new single ‘No Love Songs’. The Starr Mazi directed video, premiering below, begins with clips of different news segments about deadly shootings and gun violence occurring in the Bronx. Upon hearing the Lvtto produced track, you may think you’re about to hear a love song, but as the title states, this isn’t your typical love song. Instead, the duo created a song about being from the Bronx, constantly hearing about death, and losing faith in their city. The feeling of experiencing pain, and using drugs as a temporary fix.
“I’ma try my best to not make this a love song/Tryna fight depression, I can’t put the drugs down/He dropped out of school, he was interested in cocaine/ Man, they killed that boy and all they shot was one round/ News’ article saying another gang member dead in my city/I’m losing faith like B.I.G. and I’m feeling like I’m Biggie.”
The memorable hook mixed with Rozay melodic flow created a passionate record. A Boogie has consigned Rozay in the past and he continues to show his music love. Having the opportunity to feature him on a song from his newly released Street Poet Tape is a blessing. The Bronx duo had amazing chemistry throughout the track. I hope this will be the first of many more to come if this is the type of music we’re going to get.
“We instantly connected as artists from the same struggles,” Rozay explained. “Got together played him a few songs then the next day he called me and said send that joint you played for me that was NO LOVE SONGS.”
As drill music is taking over NYC, Rozay is creating a lane that works for him. I love the direction his music is going in, and I look forward to witnessing his career taking off.