Playy, the gifted hip-hop lyricist and performer, has recently released his newest track, “Gold on My Lip.” Not only is it a vibrant tribute to the iconic Grills culture, but it is an absolute mood.
A Musical Path
While Playy’s name might not be widely recognized, he is no stranger to the music industry. Throughout his career, he has garnered a Grammy nomination for his work as a songwriter and artist, a testament to his remarkable talent. Such recognition and accolades undoubtedly result from his dedication and skill as an artist. However, such achievements do not happen overnight.
Depth of Artistry
Playy’s love for music traces back to his childhood, nurtured by his mother, who built him a studio. However, it wasn’t until he turned 16 that he seriously embarked on his journey in the industry. Since then, Playy has steadily built his credibility, lending his lyrical prowess to some of the industry’s finest, including Kelly Rowland, Twista, Luckey Daye, and Marley Waters.
In fact, one of his more notable contributions is to Ludacris and Nicki Minaj’s “My Chick Bad,” where he was credited as a co-writer. Yet, Playy’s artistic talents extend well beyond his songwriting abilities. “Gold on My Lip” serves as a testament to the depth of his artistry, showcasing his distinctive style and musical prowess.
“Gold on My Lip” – A Tribute to Houston and Grills Culture
“Gold on My Lip” pays homage to the city of Houston and the culture that gave birth to Grills, the iconic fashion accessory. The video serves as the perfect complement. The lyrical showcase is delivered in an electric atmosphere, the flow complemented by a hard-hitting, head-bobbing bass line, propelling listeners to ride the flow. And one can’t help but notice the brilliance of the signature Grills on full display.
Playy’s Creative Process for G.O.M.L
For Playy, the creative process was swift and effortless. It’s no secret that true artists can tap into extraordinary creativity when the inspiration strikes. His ingenuity was on display throughout the development of the track. Reportedly, the song was written and recorded in an Atlanta hotel room, which was ingeniously transformed into an impromptu studio. However, this should be no surprise for those who know Playy. The artist’s familiarity with Grills and Texas runs deep. As a native Texan, he has adorned these iconic mouthpieces for as long as he can remember. As Broadway World notes, the artist recalls,
“I had my first grill when I was under eight, and ever since then, I’ve always had a grill.”
Playy remains dedicated to his craft and is actively engaged in the creation of fresh music. But not always does the opportunity arise to see him perform live. However, for those anticipating such, mark their calendars for his expected appearance at the 2024 SXSW (South by Southwest) festival. In the meantime, delve into his latest track, “Gold on My Lip,” to experience just a little taste.
Written By: Renae Richardson