Bandmanrill, Sha Ek, & MCVERTT Stick ‘Em Up in “Jiggy in Jersey, Pt. 3”
As the regional sounds of Jersey Club and New York drill continue to permeate the mainstream, Newark’s Bandmanrill and the Bronx’s Sha EK continue to refine and innovate their local flair, with star producer MCVERTT behind the boards. Marking the progression of the cross-Hudson collaborators and the undeniable chemistry they’ve developed, the trio shares their new video for “Jiggy in Jersey, Pt. 3” (ft. MCVERTT). Taking a chance to air out the increased animosity they sense from enemies, critics, and everyone in between as their profile rises, the video for “Jiggy in Jersey, Pt. 3” finds Sha and Bandman with ten toes down in the underdog cities that raised them, with the same chips on their shoulders firmly in place. Over MCVERTT’s signature blend of drill-inspired sliding 808s with a Jersey Club five-count kick pattern, Sha and Bandman make it clear that they’re unfazed by the chatter: “I don’t care ‘cause I’m toting that Smith &/They told me, ‘Chill, cause these n****s be snitching’/Steve O signed me and everything changed/I was bummy, now look at me, different.” “Jiggy In Jersey Pt. 3” completes a series of hard-hitting videos that honed the chemistry between Bandmanrill and Sha EK, following “Jiggy In Jersey” (3.7 million views) and the Eurodance-sampling “Jiggy In Jersey, Pt. 2” (2.4 million views).
A supersized project designed to fill dancefloors on both sides of the Hudson with their fiery mix of drill music and Jersey club, Bandmanrill, Sha EK, and MCVERTT’s new album Defiant Presents: Jiggy In Jersey (ft. MCVERTT) is an unstoppable 27-track behemoth that defines the developing hybrid genre. The album recently earned a strong review in Pitchfork (7.5), who said the project “fires on all cylinders.” The project earned additional coverage in Billboard, [http://]XXL, BET, Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, and more. Jiggy In Jersey is home to highlight tracks like “Face Down,” MCVERTT’s collaboration with Ferg and Sexyy Red, which debuted at #27 on the brand new Billboard TikTok Top 50 chart, and “Mr. D.C.T. Pt. 2,” Bandman’s Crystal Waters-sampling collaboration with NYC riser Maiya The Don. The first release by Defiant Records, the new imprint founded by executive Steve “Steve-O” Carless–read more at Billboard–Defiant Presents: Jiggy In Jersey (ft. MCVERTT) is available everywhere now. Check out our previous coverage on the group here.