Toronto’s rising R&B star Ebhoni announces her upcoming mixtape Good Dick & Weed set to be released on July 23rd. The announcement comes with the release of her latest single, Rotation. Over a woozy instrumental produced by FORTHENIGHT (Bad Bunny, Don Toliver), Rotation offers a confident ode to taking control of your love life and keeping your romantic options open. Listen HERE.
“Rotation” is built around a low-lit trap beat and dizzy synths, a roomy production that leaves space for Ebhoni’s magnetic personality. From the opening moments, she makes a case for putting herself first, leaving lovers waiting by the phone. “Make ‘em get a little impatient,” she coos. “Whatever’s happenin’ have ‘em waiting.” Throughout the cut, she leans into that mindset, prioritizing stacking cash and traveling the world over carnal pleasures. Showing off her easy charisma, “Rotation” feels like a new peak in a growing catalog full of mellow R&B hits. The new song arrives amid a hot streak for the singer/songwriter. In May, Ebhoni released the unfiltered, melancholic “Rep It,” the first song from Good Dick & Weed. That followed February’s X EP, which garnered considerable critical acclaim.
Praised for her powerhouse talent, Office Magazine predicts Ebhoni “is on a fast track to worldwide recognition.” Earlier this year, Ebhoni released her EP “X,” to critical reception from press and rare groove enthusiasts. In addition to Pitchfork praising Ebhoni for “reclaiming the Toronto R&B crown for women.” HotNewHipHop wrote, “Ebhoni has been one artist to keep an eye out for in the 6ix,” it’s no wonder FLAUNT crowned her “Our favorite new R&B artist.” Tracks like “Rotation” only bolster the rep she’s built as one of R&B’s most magnetic young stars, and with Good Dick & Weed on the way, her growing fandom will surely only continue to expand.
Good Dick & Weed, the evocative new mixtape is a product of nighttime, connecting the dots and piecing together information from strings of late night texts, voice notes from the calls you choose not to pick up, as well as poignant diary vignettes curled up in the sink from the washroom of the Atlanta apartment she currently resides. where the low-key 21-year-old feels her most authentic self. It’s also a matter-of-fact acknowledgement of growing up on Weston Road in Toronto where her father sold drugs, waking up to ringing doorbells early in the morning, seeing notes left on her mother’s car and playing outside of housing complexes while her father was inside doing deals.
Putting up walls for her own self-protection, she’s only now beginning to draw from the power that comes from her own vulnerability. “I really have been through so much, and it’s important to show that to help others who might not have that platform.” Good Dick & Weed draws from this agency, a declaration of assured frankness that shows the choices you make don’t have to be perfect as long as you believe in them. Looking towards the future, Ebhoni sees this mixtape as indicative of just one pivotal moment and is glad to have captured it in its rawest essence: no matter how times change, the feelings were always real. If you know you know.