HIP hop and rock collide in Black Country style with the launch of the latest WEAK13 single featuring veteran Rapper Fonzi Neutron.
The collaboration song “Black Country Rampage (Welcome To The Black Country) heavily embraces the Black Country with its strong use of regional language and dialect.
WEAK13 bassist Wesley Smith said: “The Black Country accent can easily be fused with rap and metal; no Americanisms used here; few bands attempt this kind of thing and we’re happy to fly the Black Country flag.”
The tune which had its world debut on Black Country Radio includes a friendly salute to Black Country light entertainer Jonny Cole.
The single, released December 13, was recorded in Stourbridge at Base Studios by producer Simon Henley and includes a special guest appearance from Midlands UK rapper Fonzi Neutron who has worked with WEAK13 before.
Fonzi said: “It’s the second time I’ve jammed with these guys; when it comes to music they’re always top of the game.”
A music video accompanies the Black Country Rampage tune and introduces the character known as Black Country Man – arguably the first-ever Black Country superhero.
WEAK13 singer and guitarist Nick J Townsend said: “His powers cor be beat and he dae conform.”
The music video can be viewed on the official WEAK13 YouTube channel along with the single which is available from all major music streaming platforms.