*St. Louis rapper Chingy is back with the new project “The Woah Down,” a country/hip-hop song he recorded with country-pop duo Meg & Tyler.
Meg was a runner-up on “The Voice” and formerly part of the duo Steel Magnolia; Tyler Cain is her fiancé.
The trio released their new video on Friday (April 24th), which you can check out above.
Chingy says “The Woah Down” bridges country and hip-hop, just like Lil Nas X did back in 2018 with his mega hit “Old Town Road,”
“I just wanted to make a great record; I wasn’t thinking genres,” he says, via thejasmineBRAND. “Music is universal, and that was my goal — making a universal tune. When I did ‘Right Thurr,’ I didn’t have the intention of it being urban, pop or mainstream, but when it came out, it hit all those platforms. I never have the intention of categorizing my music. I always want to be different and authentic in what I do.”
When it comes to comparison to “Old Town Road,” the hip-hop star said: “If there’s any comparisons, people have their right to their opinions, and that’s how they feel, whether it’s balanced or imbalanced,” he says of “The Woah Down.”
Adding, “If it reminds them of something, then it reminds them of something. When it comes to me and comparisons and competition, I always think competition divides. I don’t feel like I’m in competition.”
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He also shared how his collaboration with Meg & Tyler came about.
“It started with an idea in my head. We were in Nashville and so I knew I was going to record with Meg [Linsey], and [Cain] later on that day and when I got there, I just got on the beat machine and started putting down the beat.”
Chingy adds, “I told Tyler to lay some guitar down on it, and he laid some guitar down on it. And Meg, she had a title ‘Woah Down’ and wanted to make a hook. So me and Meg kind of collaborated on a hook and I told them, ‘Fire up the mic’ and I went in there and kind of my vocals, and me and Meg laid the hook down. That’s how the song came about.”
The rapper and the country music duo shared a video tutorial explaining the “The Woah Down” dance steps (see Instagram post above).
Chingy says “The Woah Down” is “about having fun, enjoying yourself, getting you in a good mood and appreciating the moment. It’s all about appreciating life and love.”