Killa Cal – SideWalk Talk
One of the most prominent underground artists out of the DMV has just released one of the most anticipated singles of the year. SideWalk Talk, produced by Krankington, has been buzzing since Cal leaked some of the audio from the studio on his IG page towards the end of 2022. He also made an appearance at RPM’s Record pool event and debuted the song along with a slight performance with legendary engineer and producer Young Guru in attendance. Since then, everyone has been waiting for this single to drop, and to no disappointment – IT’S A BANGER.
Killa raps effortlessly over piano chords and violin strings, as he delivers multiple punchlines and metaphors through the entire song. With the hook only being at the beginning of the song, he gets right to work with the rhymes and continues a verbal onslaught up until a classic ending. Shouting out DMV go-go culture with lines like “All Bout Money (ABM) / I got Shooters that you can’t see / In your Backyard with guns taller than Big G”, shows his versatility and his love for the culture that bred him. Some parts of the song are smoothed out with melodic changes, but Cal keeps the pedal to the floor lyrically the whole way through. Can’t wait to see the visual for this one.
Check out the song above.