It's hard to argue with Alex Mali when she lays out her instructions for fakes and phonies on "Hoity Toity": dem weh haffi pack it up. On the single, premiering today on The FADER, the Brooklyn singer-songwriter layers soft vocals and melodies into a hazy, reggae&b anthem. MeLo-X joins with a similarly anti-bad mind verse, and really, all I want to do is cruise around with my best girls, blasting Alex Mali from a drop-top Jeep.
"'Hoity toity' is a Jamaican patois term that pretty much means being 'boujie,' and there have been multiple occasions where people would look down on me, or try to make me seem as though I was lesser than them, and I was starting to realize that I didn't want any negativity in my space," Alex explained. "Whether it's people throwing shade, or being phony towards me, I only want the realest of the real surrounding me.'"
Watch the clip, shot by Courtney Loo and David Karpp, above.
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