You read that right. Tkay Maidza snapped. It’s time to stop sleeping on her talent. ‘Awake’ is out now and it’s amazing and it’s time to stream it immediately.

I’m sure nobody woke up this morning prepared to hear that Tkay Maidza had teamed up with legendary experimental rapper JPEGMAFIA to create a jarring, high-energy noise rap track.

But alas, here we are, and we could not be happier with the results. ‘Awake’ has come to us, this golden package, delivered in a spiky black metal box, with a music video alongside it. The video, which features a secret unreleased song at the end, stars Tkay Maidza running through fields with a spotlight on her and looking intimidating in front of fences, as if she just broke into an electrical powerplant and is here to shut down the power of your entire suburb.

And the beat is something straight out of the Denzel Curry, JPEGMAFIA, Shygirl tomes of experimental beats, so it’s just an incredible pleasure to hear Tkay hopping on something so wild.

Watch the video for ‘Awake’ below:

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The song seems to be about both insomnia and also about threatening the hell out of one’s opponents. The song is a wild departure from Maidza’s last hit that made rounds, ‘Flexin”, which in itself showcased how the artist was levelling up out of her comfort zone.

Maidza is still evolving past her final form, and it seems with ‘Awake’ she has found her footing and is now just clearing land to build her full-time residency in the landscape of worldwide rap.

JPEGMAFIA himself is a pleasant surprise on the feature, as the artist usually hops on tracks with artists of a similar experimental inclination to himself.

The rapper just recently released the incredibly glitchy yet calming track with a beautiful title, ‘Jesus Forgive Me, I Am A Thot’, and it seems he has no intention to slow down, with an album coming out very soon.

Watch the video for ‘Jesus Forgive Me, I Am A Thot’ below:

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