Hip-Hop Artist Dope KNife Releases Killer New Single "So Upset"
Based in Savannah, GA, Liberian-American producer and wordsmith Dope KNife works hard to spotlight the local hip-hop scene. A founding member of record label and collective Dope Sandwich, KNife champions fellow artists through releases and collaborations, but his solo work is where the real magic lays.
Dope KNife’s latest single “So Upset” was born out of taste and want. "[It’s] like the type of rap song that I really used to dig growing up,” he tells The Music Mermaid, “and at the end of the day, I try to make things I'd like to listen to." Riffing off the elements of hip-hop he used to love, Dope KNife delivers a dark, slinking rap built on thumping beats and quick-witted lyricism mimicking the spit and slap of punchy percussion. The video accompaniment to “So Upset” captures cannabis culture, footage of good times and relaxed performance paired perfectly with the track’s gritty grumble. It’s a hypnotic effort from an underrated master in hip-hop today.