• ANDRÉ WAGNER
  • The GTW

Local rapper James King (aka the GTW) has been a Bleader fixture since he teamed up with Bengfang to drop the 4814 EP back in September. Lately others have been getting clued in on King including Yours Truly, the popular music site behind the excellent “Songs From Scratch” series that pairs producers and rappers to create a new track; it’s responsible for the sultry psych-R&B track by Jeremih and Shlohmo, “Bo Peep (Do U Right),” and a great collaboration from Chance the Rapper and Nosaj Thing called “Paranoia,” which Chance released as part of the second song on Acid Rap, “Pusha Man.”

Yours Truly hasn’t picked King for the series (at least not yet), but yesterday the site premiered his spacey remix of “When I’m Lit” by local rapper-singer Tink. The remix dropped just days after his R&B vocal group Jody released a slightly gauzy track called “The Long Goodbye.”