Wallie The Sensei and Yxng KA team up for “Damage”
Compton’s Wallie the Sensei enlists North Philly upstart Yxng KA for the gripping new single “Damage.” The song is available now through Capitol Records.
The hard-hitting track is accompanied by a cinematic visual, which captures the spitter and his young associate trading bars on helipads and hotel balconies. “Damage” follows Wallie’s recent hit singles “Homi” and “Ghetto Lullaby.”
As always, Wallie’s sharp pen is on full display in “Damage,” a propulsive track about accumulating wealth. “I just had a whole year without a scam, if I don’t get this money I throw tantrums,” he spits over thoughtful piano chords and chest-thumping bass. “The s__t I’ve been through has caused damage to your heart, traumatized by the struggle, I need a mansion.” KA then steps forward to give his opinion on the subject.
The accompanying “Damage” visual shows Compton’s emcee risking a mountain of chips and his signature “W” chain at the poker table, before picking it up and heading to a helipad with his winnings in trailer. Wallie’s move from the poker table to the skyscrapers is a perfect metaphor for his rapid rise in the rap game. There is no need to bet on The Sensei, at this point he is a safe bet.
“Damage” builds on the momentum of Wallie’s April release “Homi,” which followed GIFTED–a project led by “03 Flow”. A true labor of love, “03 Flow” pays tribute to fellow rapper 03 Greedo, who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence. It quickly took on a life of its own with radio support, streaming success and rave reviews from music peers such as the late PnB Rock.
GIFTED also included Wallie’s team with Detroit Powerhouse 42 Dugg for the remix of “Scandalous”. The two rungs exchange with ease as Wallie recounts the struggles of success and the enemies who would come for his head. With the relentless “Damage”, Wallie The Sensei adds another chapter to one of rap’s most difficult discographies.
Buy or stream “Damage”.