New York based singer, Josh Stone, has released the official visuals for his latest single, “Slide 101,” featuring Dave East. On the very raunchy single, Josh Stone comedically sprinkles NSFW rhymes in the verses and hook. Many listeners will find it difficult to forget the repetitive lines in the hook where he sings, “Shawty wanna ride/ Shawty wanna drive/ Shawty wanna smoke.” In the music video, Stone finds himself having problems with the two women in his world — the main and side. The scenes are hilarious and the energy matches that of the songs lyrics. All the while David East delivers quick punchlines in his brief appearance in the video.
Stone and East linked up to make the rhythmic record together during the Covid-19 pandemic while Quad Studios was locked down. In a press statement, Josh Stone tells EARMILK he produced the single with a focus on creating a record that is different from East’s notable New York sound. He also adds that the video was shot in Long Island three weeks after the song had been produced. Sharing a fun fact about the production of the music video, Josh Stone said, “during filming, an outdoor wedding was taking place next door and the wedding guests along with the bride and groom wound up in the video.”
When Stone is not writing or producing, he is collaborating with other engineers. He describes his sound as Hip-hop & Pop influenced. Artistically, Stone is inspired by many great artists such as Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Nipsey Hussle, and Eminem to name a few. What inspires him most is his everyday life and his main source of motivation stems from his family.