Seeing Wayne Watts transform from a young Will Smith-esque rapper in his pre-UMD days to where he is now has been an incredible journey. Now, don’t get me wrong: when he was just DK, things were still hype and great. However, as he’s grown, he’s started to put out even better music as time progresses. An example of that is the recently-released “Garvey’s Gift.”
The multitalented Baltimore-born, Colorado-residing artist’s latest is a mix between revolutionary pro-Black music and vibe-friendly sing-song rap. Taking inspiration from Marcus Garvey, protest songs of the recent past (think songs like LIl Baby’s “The Bigger Picture”) and Baltimore artist Shordie Shordie, Watts creates a track that revels in Black Boy Joy while also being a strong statement against those who wish to destroy what Black people have worked to create. It’s a great track, one that’s aided immensely by its production. For this to just be a demo, I’m curious to see where Wayne goes on the next HomeGold session. Check out the song above and remember to support dope music in all its forms.