He has been silent for about a year, but Malawi’s high-flying rapper, Tay Grin aka Nyau King, is back not only with a bang, but with a new swag in town, getting everyone all “Nyaud’up”.
Jumping on Jamaican Nyanda’s latest song ‘Slippery when wet’ remix, Grin has created what is currently the most buzzed-about song in Malawi.
The song was released on Malawi’s airwaves on Thursday and went trending, all “Nyaud’up”, on Facebook and Twitter Friday morning.
Is this Tay Grin’s way of saying “hommies am back”? Nyasa Times caught up with the Nyau King, and as he raps in one of the lines, now aka Mufasa.
“Yeah that’s definitely one way of doing it,” said Grin in an interview.
“Been focusing on business lately and I didn’t want to give half efforts to the fans who have always supported me over almost ten years now. Hence my silence this year.
“At the same time I didn’t want to make them feel like I didn’t care either, so I went into the studio with the blessing of Nyanda to do the remix and cooked up this track,” he added.
The award-winning rapper said he was happy with the response to the remix.
Said Tay: “Am happy they like it and along the way created a new slang “Nyaud’up”, which is currently trending on Facebook and Twitter.
“Nyaud’up up is the new swag, a Malawian way of saying we fresh, hip, knowledgable and in tune with the times.”
Tay Grin revealed in the interview that he will be dropping his new singles in the first quarter of next year.
“I will be coming with a smash video. Next year we going all out,” he pointed out, adding “I am stronger than ever and we about to turn 2014 into a nyaud’up year”.
The Nyau King also extended his “thank you” to all the people that have supported him throughout his career.
“Tay Grin wouldn’t be Tay Grin without you. I love and respect you all,” he said.
This is Tay Grin’s second time to work with Nyanda on a song after he was also featured in Brick & Lace’s ‘Back to Di Bone’ remix.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :