DRB Lasgidi – Alte ft BOJ, Fresh L & Teezee
BOJ opens the 2Kris-produced track chanting “alté” in his signature raspy voice, which is then juxtaposed with Fresh L’s crisp delivery on his following verse.
As usual, BOJ is charged with the chorus and also a rift, the latter following a solid second verse by TeeZee.
Widely accepted as the pioneers of the Alté movement — hence the name of their comeback tape, Pioneers — DRB lament the times when “alté” was used as a synonym for weird, remembering when they were judged for being unapologetically self-expressive.
Now that the creative movement boasts increasing momentum — both locally and globally — the pioneers are capitalising on their status, and they’ve knocked it out of the park with this effort.
“Alté” is a lively jam with all the right elements to become a mainstream hit.