From The Vault is back this week with a Rap-Sung classic for the ages.
‘What’chu Like’ by Da Brat and Tyrese is today’s pick.
The single was released in the year 2000 as the second offering from Brat’s third LP ‘Unrestricted.’ Helmed by certified duo Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox, the jam served as her last Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 peaking at #26 and reached the Top 10 of the Hot Hip-Hop/R&B songs tally.
The legendary Dave Meyers directed the song’s visual. Filled with beach-ready models, the clip featured the two artists living their best lives under the sun and later on partying together at a giant beach bash.
‘What’chu Like’ is renown for its showcasing of a more sensuous side of the rapper, embracing the demure, at least for a little while.
For most of the 2010’s we had been longing for the days the female rap scene would offer us the diversity it originally had in its early years.
With Nicki Minaj undeniably elevating the game and making it more visible, and Cardi B’s rousing arrival, the mood is set for the femcee field as a collective to show the world how it’s done… again.
During the last year, the likes of Megan Thee Stallion, the City Girls and Saweetie showed up and showed out, we’re ready to see where these ladies and all the other talented queens take it next.