Pairing Aiko’s hypnotic melodies with Moneybagg Yo’s deft and dynamic rhymes, the video alternates between vignettes of a miniature Aiko singing on the edge of a sink and stove before she and Moneybagg Yo turn up on screen together, locking into their unmatched chemistry.
Continuing an unbreakable hot streak since the top of 2021, the acclaimed Memphis hip-hop artist also captured No.1 at Urban Radio with his latest smash “Wockesha,” which also earned platinum certification from the RIAA. Most recently, he delivered a remix of the single with features from Lil Wayne and Ashanti that received praise from ET, Complex, Revolt, and more.
The original track kicks off with a cameo from hip-hop legend Lil Wayne, who divulges his infamous speech on dismissing those who can’t mind their business. On the remix Wayne offers up an additional full verse, plus a section helmed by Ashanti. Wanye begins the remix with his thoughts on “Wockesha” while Bagg takes the chorus and leaves the R&B songstress to close out the track with her silky smooth vocals and a powerful verse of her own.
Upon release, A Gangsta’s Pain was immediately one of the biggest hip-hop debuts of the year to date. The rap star’s project was No.1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart, Top Rap Albums Chart, and No.1 on Apple Music’s All Genre and Hip Hop chart the entire week of release. Billboard applauded his “authentic stories that connect to both the hearts and minds of the streets,” while UPROXXobserved, “Moneybagg Yo steps out of his comfort zone to conquer ‘A Gangsta’s Pain’ on his pensive new album.”
Back in July, Moneybagg Yo announced his nationwide “A Gangsta’s Pain” fall tour, presented by Rolling Loud.
The 21-date, cross-country tour kicked off in Tampa at the end of September and features Fredo Bang, BIG30, Big Homiie G, Blacc Zacc and TripStar.