Tierra Whack broke through the hip-hop humdrum last year with her debut full-length, Whack World. Every song on the 15-track album clocked in at just one minute long, yet the bite-sized cuts displayed a range of talent from the Philadelphia artist. Today, she’s demonstrating that she can still kill it on longer tracks with her new single, “Only Child”.
The four-minute song puts Whack’s unique, playful point of view on display with its wobbly beat and lines like, “You done turned my heart so cold, I should work at Friendly’s (Ain’t she sweet!).” Whack alternates from slightly pitch altered crooning and rapping throughout “Only Child” as she addresses a selfish lover: “It’s not your fault/ It’s how you were raised/ Excuses, excuses really all that you say/ Not here to play/ You can’t seem to share/ Every other day you forget how to care about me.”
Take a listen below.