Kwame’s new single ‘TOMMY’S IN TROUBLE’ is a powerful anti-discrimination anthem

Kwame’s new single ‘TOMMY’S IN TROUBLE’ is a powerful anti-discrimination anthem

Words by Tom Parker

Kwame recruits CLYPSO and Phil Fresh for the new track.

Kwame has just dropped his second single for 2020 in the form of powerful anti-discrimination anthem, ‘TOMMY’S IN TROUBLE’. Also featuring contributions from rising Sydney peers CLYPSO and Phil Fresh, the track speaks of society’s perpetual inconsistencies when it comes to freedom of speech.

As Tommy navigates his way through an oppressed world, he faces a number of difficult and unjust scenarios. “Table’s set and the tree is lit, Tommy got himself in trouble,” CLYPSO sings in the song’s chorus. Tommy’s journey hasn’t been easy – as he moves against his repression, the walls cave in and he’s got nowhere to go.

‘TOMMY’S IN TROUBLE’ is a multi-faceted story from three artists each from different backgrounds, which results in a strident and passionate culmination of defiance and opinion.

The new track follows on from ‘schleep.’, a slick two-minute number that turned heads across the music industry with its rawness and flow, further solidifying Kwame’s status in the Australian hip hop scene.

On the day of its March release, the track received a special launch when A$AP Ferg, whom Kwame supported in Melbourne, pulled the Ghanaian-Australian rapper on-stage during his sold-out Sydney show. The song has since gone onto amass over 1.5m streams.

Kwame also has a new EP on the way. Please, Get Home Safe is set for release on Friday October 30 and will feature ‘TOMMY’S IN TROUBLE’, however ‘schleep.’ will not appear on the record.

Check out the new track below.

‘TOMMY’S IN TROUBLE’ is out now via Def Jam ANZ. For more on Kwame, check out his Facebook and Instagram.

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