Chicago's Save Money Crew returns with "G W M," a new Towkio track featuring verses from Vic Mensa. The duo was joined by frequent collaborator Mr. Carmack alongside Kenny Segal, who co-produced the bubbly trap beat.
— cerebral bossy (@VicMensa) March 5, 2016
"G W M," which stands for "gang with me," features unmistakable production elements from Los Angeles Team Supreme beatmakers Carmack and Segal including lurching bass and prominently frenetic high hats. Listen to the cypher-inducing hip-hop anthem below.
While Towkio and Mensa dedicate a few fun verses to the usual lyrical fodder including illicit substances like Molly and DMT, the focus of the song is a celebration of the squad-like nature of hip-hop culture. Towkio raps, "I got Vic with me. That mean 'Ye with me, mean Jay with me, Kim K with me, Beyonce with me," Stereogum reports. In other words, the community gets closer when established stars like Kanye, Jay Z and Beyonce support rising stars.
The duo also shout-out Puff Daddy and Just Blaze among other artists. When Mensa drops a few disparaging lines about Spike Lee, however, he expresses some disdain for the director's most recent film, Chi-Raq, and insists that Chicago is "not a movie scene."
"G W M" marks Towkio's first track of 2016. As Noisey points out, the artist has been pretty quiet following the release of his .Wav Theory mixtape last summer.
Mensa, meanwhile, has had a busy start to 2016. Earlier this week he spoke out on the Flint, Michigan water crisis following a performance at the #JusticeForFlint fundraiser event alongside Janelle Monae and Dej Loaf among others; there he debuted "16 Shots," a new tribute to Laquan McDonald who was shot 16 times by Chicago police in 2014.
"G W M" marks Mr. Carmack's second new collaboration so far this March, following his feature on Salva's new track "A.D.D." Give that a listen below.