$NOT’s next chapter after his colorful and versatile album ETHEREAL ultimately began with a promise. Taking to Twitter on June 24, the 24-year-old “DOJA” rapper is going to try and “drop music every 3 weeks” following his new single “Ms. Porter.”
As his first solo effort since his star-studded LP in February, “Ms. Porter” not only recruits longtime producer and rising rapper Eem Triplin, but also tirade specialist Night Lovell, as $NOT’s A-list crew brings forth a can’t-miss banger that sizzles in the summer heat. Touting angelic, contemplative bells and a deep-voiced verse from Lovell, the pair seamlessly play off one another’s darkened energy — working as a tandem to create a transportative track that feels as if you’re falling deeper into a void.
Can you hear me now? Screamin’ out loud (Go)
Even though it’s in my brain (Woo)
Even though I got this pain (Huh)
Even though I’m in the rain (Brr)
While my brain out, Kurt Cobain (Yeah)
Still sat with these balminess (Yeah)
Stuff a white coke Mary Jane (Go)
Put the blame on all my name (Go)
I’ma sad white cryin’ out flame (Huh)$NOT — “Ms. Porter”
“Ms. Porter” is $NOT and Lovell’s first link-up since their 2020 track “Human,” the duo tout a few similarities in both their production and cadence. Triplin, on the other hand, has been the sonic mastermind behind a handful of hits from $NOT’s 2020 albums – TRAGEDY + and Beautiful Havoc. Now, Triplin is ascending on his own accord — seeing viral hits in “Awkward Freestyle” and “New Jack City” running up YouTube’s trending chart.
$NOT’s stardom was seemingly inevitable following his sophomore effort Beautiful Havoc. Quickly boasting a slew of videos with Lyrical Lemonade for tracks in “Revenge,” “Mean,” “Whipski” and more, he also earned RIAA Platinum honors for Billboard-charting single “Tell Em” with the energetic Cochise.
The Brooklyn-born, West Palm Beach-raised rapper’s ruthless, cutthroat presence on the mic is uniquely addicting on first listen — rapping, singing and melodically ascending on ETHEREAL. Tapping A$AP Rocky (“Doja”), Trippie Redd (“Alone”), Juicy J (“Halle Berry”), Kevin Abstract (“Eye Eye Eye”), Joey BADA$$ (“How U Feel”) and more for his third studio album, it’s a kaleidoscope of different auras with $NOT offering to go in any direction — allowing the listener to pick and choose.
If “Ms. Porter” is an extension of ETHEREAL, $NOT’s respect for his underground roots continues to shoot him to greater heights.
Listen to ‘Ms. Porter’ below!