Sounds x Premiere: Natey G // No Penny

Natey G strolled into class this Wednesday packing a special hump-day delivery: his new music video for “No Penny.” The frat-star turned rap-star teamed up with producer Gregory Ross to release a slew of singles as follow up to Airplane Mode, his 2018 sophomore release. Although still an undergrad, the Weston, CT native has been steamrolling since his 2017 single “April Showers” put him on the map, dropping two singles this year alone.

The new track is as coltish as it is crass. The lyrics breach through beaming synths and drumfire hi-hats to crown the song like a court passing judgment: “Y’all just ain’t feeling yourself / It’s sad to see you ain’t gonna be real with yourself.” Its fervently blunt approach hits like a weaponized panic attack- Natey G chews up the listener and spits them back out before they’ve realized the song is over.

The video’s cacophony of glitches and jump cuts put the viewer on a breakneck acid trip to the center of Natey G’s mind- where pipedreams replace five-year-plans, and suburban streets sink down into subway systems. The hard to swallow lyrics and unrelenting rhythm section call for both a gut-check and a penchant spin of your stereo’s volume knob.

You can keep up with UConn’s favorite MC by following Natey G on Instagram.

Pasquale Liuzzi
Music Writer // LeftbankCollege

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Pasquale Liuzzi

Pasquale is a Connecticut-based drummer, writer, and promoter. He is a staple in the state's DIY scene. In addition to owning The Church in Hamden, CT, Pasquale books out most of the spaces in the state's network of underground venues. While attending the University of Connecticut, he developed a passion for bolstering the presence of music coming from his state and the Northeast in general. You can typically find him at a local show or with his head buried in his notebook, making plans to take over the world.

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