Strike a Pose
by Young T & Bugsey (featuring Aitch)

Album: Plead the 5th (2019)
Charted: 9

Songfacts®:

  • Young T (Rashard Tucker) and Bugsey (Doyin Julius) were born and raised in the English city of Nottingham. Both decided at a very young age that they wanted to become rappers, and they learned the trade while entertaining their schoolfriends with freesstyles during lunch breaks. The pair first met aged 15, having been aware of each other's DIY recordings on separate sides of the city, and decided to link up.

    Young T and Bugsey's 2016 single "Glistenin" landed the duo a major record deal from Sony. The pair achieved their first UK chart success in 2018 when their contributed the hook to Stay Flee Get Lizzy's top 40 hit "Ay Caramba."
  • This banger features a back-to-back verse by the pair filled with cheeky one-liners, while Bugsey's hook is aimed at the ladies. Manchester artist Aitch contributes the second verse, which is filled with hot-boy boasts.
  • The song was produced by Wiley and Bugzy Malone collaborator Toddla T. The beatmaker previously worked with Young T & Bugsey when he supplied the instrumentation for "Ay Caramba."
  • The song's music video, directed by Ray Fiasco, features Young T & Bugsey alongside Aitch, surrounded by an array of beautiful models.

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