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DA REAL3ST and Sona Link Up On New Hit Single “BET”
Rising UK rapper DA REAL3ST has returned with his brand-new single, “BET”, alongside Sona. The track was produced by TRTheProducer (AJ Tracey, IAMDDB, Abra Cadabra, M Huncho) and arrives with accompanying visuals directed by Jack Whitfield. It’s taken from DA REAL3ST’s forthcoming debut mixtape, LOVE OR RIVALRY, which is due for release 19th November. The project will feature previous singles “NO COMPLACENCY” and “NO FEMALES”, which both went on to garner huge support for the north London born, south London raised artist when released earlier this year and marked him out as one to watch.
Stirring elements of hip-hop, drill and afrobeats (through tapping into his and Sona’s Nigerian roots), DA REAL3ST showcases his full repertoire of talents on “BET”, with the track highlighting both his smooth cadence and impressive lyricism. And with his knack for melodies and toplines also on full display, as heard noticeably during the track’s catchy hook, which will be etched into everyone’s head after just one list, it has all the makings of a bona fide hit with undeniable replay value.
Speaking further on the release, DA REAL3ST says, “‘BET’ is a song about the contrast between grinding hard and the effects it could have on your personal/love life. I wanted to show versatility within my style and also within drill. Drill can be fun and does not always have to be so serious."
A huge talent and artistically at the top of his game, it’s clear from “BET” and his earlier releases that DA REAL3ST has a huge future ahead. He’s showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon either and will only increase his stature and presence within the UK scene and beyond over the months to come with the release of mixtape LOVE OR RIVALRY.
“BET” is available to buy/stream now on all platforms.
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