A few short years ago Orlando rapper Tyla Yaweh was working part-time at Dunkin Donuts as a cover for his real earnings selling drugs. Like all lies, this one was eventually was found out and Tyla’s mother kicked him out of the house. Fast forward to now and Yaweh is the newest signing to Post Malone and Dre London’s label London Entertainment with a pair of hits on Spotify that have over 5 million plays between them. Dude has also played to raucous live crowds at SXSW and as the opener on Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys Tour. As he gears up for his highly anticipated debut F The Rules, Tyla has given us the dancefloor-ready jam “She Bad.”

A sultry, funk-infused R&B number complete with some psychedelic artwork, “She Bad” finds Tyla mesmerized by the dance moves of a mysterious lady. Bizness Boi (best known for his work with PartyNextDoor, Quavo, and Swae Lee) provided the trippy, hypnotic beat. The song’s instantly catchy, King of Pop-referencing chorus sounds like one we’ll be hearing for a long time.

For an artist who’s known for his infectious energy, Tyla sounds laidback, and dare we say ‘chill’ on this track. Smooth is perhaps the aptest description of his sing-songy flow here. Whatever words you want to use to describe, it sounds good as hell. Find out for yourself now.



In regards to his aforementioned debut record, Tyla had this to say to Billboard: “It’s called Fuck the Rules, but we’re calling it F the Rules for marketing purposes. It’s about not staying in a box and not obeying the music rules that say: 'You have to stay in one lane.”

It should be out at the top of the new year, though no release date has been set yet. According to MR. Yaweh, it’s 90% done. In the meantime he’ll be touring, peep dates and venues below.

OCT 30 Catalyst  Santa Cruz, CA
NOV 07 Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom & Cervantes' Other Side  Denver, CO
NOV 11 Varsity Theater  Minneapolis, MN
NOV 15 Newport Music Hall  Columbus, OH
NOV 16 Stage AE  Pittsburgh, PA
NOV 20 Music Hall of Williamsburg  Brooklyn, NY
NOV 23 The Fillmore  Philadelphia, PA
NOV 24 U Street Music Hall  Washington, DC
NOV 29 The Social  Orlando, FL
DEC 01 The Hangar  Miami, FL
DEC 06 Trees  Dallas, TX
DEC 07 Empire Control Room & Garage  Austin, TX
DEC 08 Paper Tiger  San Antonio, TX
DEC 09 White Oak Music Hall  Houston, TX


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