Waddie Lee's latest single, "GWAP," will resonate with anyone looking to add a comma (or two) to their bank account. Whether you're working a nine-to-five, stacking stimulus checks, or slangin' your old Pokémon cards, this is the theme music for pandemic paper chasing.
The started-from-the-bottom trope is a familiar one in hip hop, but Lee manages to add some unique flavor to the mix. Hailing from Stockton, California, a city with well-documented financial struggles of its own, Lee's animated, singsongy vocals blend seamlessly with the minimalist production to create a Grade-A bangalanger. The song is anchored by a—dare I say—infectious hook. I could have used another dose (it only plays twice), but this only made me return for seconds.
If "GWAP" has you doing the Shmoney Dance, you should peep the rest of Waddie Lee's catalog. And be on the looky-look for his upcoming EP that will drop before the end of the year.