DC rapper Yung Gleesh has flourished on the fringe for the past two years, sneaking in raw, dry-knuckled gems on his Cleanside's Finest mixtape series. I've had "Since When" on repeat for a week: a thrashing, slurred, meticulously-paced list of misdemeanors somewhere between Fredo Santana's meanest and Lil B's funniest. Today, he premieres "Wasabi," a straight-ahead cooking anthem laden with drunken harmonies about dinner dates with a foreign. "We shot that shit in my city, my hood. Round there by god damn the carryout near my way," Gleesh tells FADER of the Will Hoopes-directed clip, set between Chinese and Japanese restaurants. And about the slight air of racism? Gleesh says the censors were lenient. "The only thing MTV made us edit was the 'yellow gal.' That was the only thing they made us edit! Not 'bitch,' not nothin' else. 'Take "yellow gal" out and we got you.'"
Watch Yung Gleesh Chef Up In “Wasabi”
Watch a new video from DC’s Yung Gleesh.
December 17, 2014