Nick Grant’s New Jam Reminds Why Hip-Hop Was Built On James Brown Music (Audio)

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Earlier this month, Nick Grant showed off his Rap chops with the Biggie-inspired “Nobody.” The Atlanta, Georgia MC also earned the applause from Heads for his flip of Erykah Badu’s “Window Seat,” proving that he’s got what it takes to take cues from icons while also remaining fresh and inventive. Today, he’s dropped “Get Up,” a Karriem Riggins-produced joint that allows for the same kind of electricity found on Mark Ronson’s Mystikal-assisted “Feel Right.”

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What these two tracks have in common is the undeniable presence of James Brown’s influence; it’s injected throughout “Get Up”‘s foundation, from the opening horns to the boisterous vocal delivery and sexual overtones (not to mention its title). Featuring Trapstep innovators Watch the Duck, it’s an amped-up, dancefloor-ready cut with crossover appeal that shows off Grant’s amorous side.

“Get Up” will reportedly be featured on a forthcoming E.P. and is available for purchase on iTunes, but Heads looking to catch up on Nick Grant’s music thus far can do so by checking out ‘88, the mixtape he dropped in early 2016.