Here’s An Ethiopian Cover of 'Controlla'
Ras Nebyu—a Washington, DC-based Ethiopian rapper—steps up to the plate to handle this freestyle remix of “Controlla.”
We’ve seen the Kenyan oldies version , now it’s time for the Ethiopian take on Drake’s massive summer single.
This time it’s Ras Nebyu —a Washington, DC-based rapper originally from Adama—who steps up to the plate to handle this freestyle remix of “Controlla.”
Ras Nebyu’s cover, titled “Shikorina,” zooms in on a beautiful Ethiopian girl the MC at clubs and parties around DC’s K Street.
“Shikorina” means “beautiful, sweet like sugar [and is] used to describe a lover, daughter, or friend” in Tigrinya, the MC explains.
The Washington DC metropolitan area, as you might know, has the largest community of Ethiopians not living in Africa. So it's no surprise that this Ethiopian-American love story comes out of the capital city.
Stream Ras Nebyu’s “Shikorina (Controlla Riddim)” above and check out his Slizzatrism mixtape for more.