Since first emerging right at the very end of 2021 as a bright new talent in Ghana’s blossoming drill scene—dubbed Asakaa—Yaw Tog enjoyed an almost vertical rise to the top, taking his sound global and collaborating with our very own Stormzy.
For his latest single, “Azul”, Yaw Tog teamed up with Nigeria’s Bad Boy Timz and it’s a bit of a surprise, swapping out the drill hallmarks of previous releases and replacing them with something a little lighter and a little breezier
Thanks to producer Semzi’s colourful grooves, “Azul” moves beyond the confines of Asakaa and into something closer to the warm melodies and pulsing low-end of Amapiano. The two artists make for a natural pairing as well; Yaw Tog’s Auto-Tune-licked tones driving the track forward before Timz glides in with a softer, breathier flow for added breeziness. With any luck, this won’t be the last time they connect in the studio.
At just 18 years old, Yaw Tog’s already hit some pretty formidable numbers, but this cool-headed club number could prove to be his biggest success yet.