By this point, it’s no secret that Cash Cobain and the rest of the Slizzy gang have been making waves with their female-friendly, dance-first approach to the hard-edged drill sound that has dominated New York in recent years. With their new single, Cash and Lee have the understated swag of Sexy Drill on full display while offering up a fresh soundtrack and new dance to accompany the Slizzy’s growing movement.
In a full display of the power of the Slizzy’s, there was a huge turnout for the release of Cash and Chow’s 2 Slizzy 2 Sexy premiere in September, after which they took to the streets to “bop” and “blick” their way to the afterparty while recording the “Slizzy Bop” music video. The lighthearted atmosphere and signature dance moves pictured in the visual (captured by WATER+ and Al20cal) really show what Sexy Drill is all about, bringing the fun back into NYC hip hop.
The song itself is a great example of the appeal of the blossoming sub-genre. Built around the uniquely punchy drums of its most important pioneer in Cash Cobain, the songs calm coolness is injected with energy by its bouncy, head-bop-inducing production while still maintaining the finesse and understated swag Sexy Drill has come to be known for.
Following the release of his 2219 tape earlier this year – with its standout track “SWV” – and the warm reception to “Slizzy Bop,” 2219 Lee is already planning his next move (and nickname) with his upcoming new single “WockLee Anthem” with Mali Smith.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that the Sexy Drill sound that Cash, Lee and the rest of the Slizzy’s are pushing forward is beginning to take root both in and outside the city – even overseas after a recent international tour showcased in their recent “Wizzas in Paris” video. As new fans continue to join the movement, it’s only a matter of time before the guys find themselves Slizzy Bopping to the top.
Watch Cash Cobain & 2219 Lee’s “Slizzy Bop” below