TUNE OF THE WEEK: Mahalia ft. Rico Nasty – Jealous

Leicester-born star Mahalia has released her new Cadenza produced track “Jealous” which features buzzing hip hop star Rico Nasty.

“Jealous” is a song that possesses beautifully crafted booming and bumping production that you can bop to with ease calmly. Mahalia’s soothingly soft vocals flow over the beat effortlessly and the usually aggressive Rico Nasty matches Mahalia’s energy with great effect.

This song will definitely build up more momentum for Mahalia, who delivered her intimate Isolation Tapes EP and made an impressive appearance on Pa Salieu’s incendiary Send Them To Coventry last year.

Discussing how her collab with Rico Nasty came together, Mahalia said: “I made ‘Jealous’ on a sunny day at the end of summer last year. I was sat in the studio with Cadenza and Miraa May getting some stuff off my chest from the past few weeks. ‘Jealous’ was born pretty fast after chatting. It was a weird time… I was dealing with friends being super unsupportive about decisions I was making and I was struggling with navigating that. I’m really proud and excited about what came out in this song and I hope people love it in the same way we did when we wrote it. Rico Nasty is a badass and one of my favourite artists so getting her to feature was a huge moment for me!”

The video for “Jealous”, directed by Melody Maker, uses the song as the soundtrack for some ex-boyfriend revenge. Maker said he wanted the clip to recall 1998 film Belly, and it finds Mahalia and Rico hacking all the appliances in a man’s home and wreaking a bit of havoc.

Press play and enjoy the Tune of The Week!


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