Kweku Collins is a rising artist, a star who is about to shine beyond Evanston, the suburbs of Chicago where he has grown. This 19-year old rapper, producer, and songwriter has always been creating music as he comes from a musical family. On his debut LP “Nat Love”, that was released earlier this month via Closed Sessions, he shows that hip-hop is not only about gangsters and strip-clubs. The album is particularly intimate as he produced all the songs but one himself, in his room. Our favorite one, “Stupid Rose”, is a low-key smooth banger about the souvenir of a bad bitch he used to love; a one-way love affair.
In the track, Collins explains that he, more or less, tried anything in order to get attention from a girl he was loving. At that time, he was probably naive and a sweet innocent kid:
And this was way before my love for cannabis, woah
And I was waiting on a ride that never did show
And I debated back and forth among my friends
But see these roses turn from red to black again now
Now, things have changed, but he still remembers these “stupid fucking roses”. The story, that is half-sang, half-rapped, is interesting and shows the vulnerable soul of the artist. It’s sort of endearing and the chorus is catchy and spellbinding.
In short, Kweku Collins’ “Stupid Rose” is a gem.
By the way, the track is featured on this week HighClouds30, our weekly charts of the hottest tracks. “Stupid Rose” is a new entry, on the 30th position. See the full charts here.