Mahalia and Rico Nasty drop new joint single ‘Jealous’

Alongside a haunting video clip

Mahalia and Rico Nasty have dropped their joint single ‘Jealous’, after teasing it earlier this week.

Alongside the song, which is backed by delicately-plucked guitars, the duo have released a haunting music video.

Directed by Melody Maker, the video sees Mahalia enlist Rico’s help in breaking into a man’s home where the two proceed to taunt him in various ways.

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‘Jealous’ marks the first release this year from Mahalia, and the second from Rico following ‘Lil Bitch’ with Chillpill and Soleima.

Both artists released records in 2020, Mahalia with her three-track EP ‘Isolation Tapes’ and Rico with her debut album, ‘Nightmare Vacation’. ‘Isolation Tapes’ won Mahalia the Best Female Act and Best R&B/Soul Act categories at the 2020 MOBO Awards.

As for Rico, NME gave ‘Nightmare Vacation’ a four-star review upon its release, writing, “the frenetic Maryland artist will not be restrained by any boundaries – genre, social or otherwise – as this thrilling, wildly charged, star-stuffed debut proves.”

“While Nasty’s catalogue has found her focused on pushing to the extremities of self-expression – baking rock, screamo and punk directly into her rap with reckless abandon – with this record she flexes her chops as an artist with mainstream appeal.”

The record also appeared on NME‘s list of the 50 best albums of 2020.

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Last month, Rico made her television debut, performing ‘OHFR?’ on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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