Dream Team: Play-N-Skillz, De La Ghetto, and Ñengo Flow goes for a brand new single “Tranki“
The new single is featured with accompanying video, plays homage to the duo’s early Southern hip-hop inspired Latin flair. “Tranki” and its video are available for streaming on all digital platforms today.
In “Tranki” Play-N-Skillz wanted to take fans back to where the duo began their illustrious career by incorporating all the sounds, rhythms, and flows that they have become known for while also paying tribute to their roots. To bring the song to life, they enlisted the help of Ñengo Flow and De La Ghetto, who with their distinctive lyrical prowess and commanding flows pushed the song to become what Play-N-Skillz had envisioned.
The song first begins with a guitar solo from emerging artist Rey Santana setting the tone for the song as well as providing the underlying rhythm with which Play-N-Skillz built the song. The producing duo and artists created a song that not only is emotive musically, but also lyrically as well as they weave a story about bouncing back after a heartbreak.
Play-N-Skillz shares, “We consider ‘Tranki’ a street record that is laced with a very catchy pop element to it. When writing the song, we envisioned collaborating with legendary Urban artists on it to really bring it to life. That’s where Ñengo Flow and De La Ghetto came in. When we played them the song, they both loved what we were going for. ‘Tranki’ is a Latin Street record laced with hip-hop vibes and takes us back to our Play-N-Skillz roots. Fans will get to hear our Texas hip-hop layered with Southern hip-hop drums with Spanish lyrics and melodies culminating with a classic Play-N-Skillz sonic production. We also wanted to create something with a strong message as well and ‘Tranki’ achieves this with its lyrics detailing a story of redemption after a breakup or a tough love situation. Self-care and self-love is very important and that’s the main premise of the song.”
The video, which was filmed in Miami, FL was directed by Michael Garcia and produced by 305 Films. Despite the sombered emotions the song portrays, Michael Garcia juxtaposed the feel of the video with hopeful tones and hues throughout. Both Ñengo Flow and De La Ghetto are accompanied by dancers as they deliver their poignant lines about bouncing back after feeling heartbroken and betrayed by their former leading ladies. Interspersed throughout the video fans get glimpses of Play-N-Skillz as well manning their production table adding a fun nightclub vibe to the video.
The producing duo also joined the K-Pop super group in 2018 for their stadium tour across South America and Mexico. Play-N-Skillz has also received several certifications from the RIAA: “Si Una Vez” went 4x Platinum, “Azukita” went 2x Platinum, “Bésame” went 1x Platinum, “No Es Ilegal” went 1x Platinum and “Cuidado” went Gold.