If you’ve watched the recent Netflix documentary, ‘This Is Pop‘, you’ll know that T-Pain has his own label, Nappy Boy Entertainment. His first signing, Chayo Nash, is a musician after T-Pain’s own heart, and he makes music of his very own style, which draws from hip-hop, spaced-out guitar rock, soul, electric blues, and R&B, allowing his Chicago roots to show, yet imbuing it with the casual laidback hedonism of his adopted home, Florida. Nash’s latest single, ‘Like Dis’ is the perfect demonstration for why he was chosen by Nappy Boy. The respective chemistry and dynamism of Chayo Nash and T-Pain’s voices is showcased in ‘Like Dis’; it’s a match made in heaven.
Likewise they’re the perfect partners in the video for ‘Like Dis’. They’re captured on camera, relaxed on the sofa, surfing TV channels by remote control. But as soon as the beat kicks in, they’re teleported to a funhouse universe which is the visual representation of the song. One set is decorated with black and white zigzags, running in patterns down irregular corridors, and another is filled with vibrant yellow and decorated with mysterious symbols. Chayo Nash and T-Pain face the camera and address it with the exact combination of bewilderment and total confidence that anybody who has ever been high will immediately recognise.
Watch the video for ‘Like Dis’ below and check out Chayo Nash and his music online on Instagram.