L.A.'s G Perico and Jay Worthy have teamed up with the Forth Worth, Texas producer Cardo to form G-Worthy. The trio released their self-titled EP last week, and it's a trip through West Coast rap history, at the same time showcasing the most exciting new voices the region has to offer. Though Cardo is not from California himself, the beatmaker has never had trouble tapping into the G-Funk and Bay Area sounds of the past, while also always managing to put his own spin on it. Though the summer's now over, "Scandalous" makes it feel like it could last forever. It's hard not to think back to Wiz Khalifa's Kush and OJ or Nef The Pharaoh's Neffy Got Wings when Cardo's blocky synths enter and Jay Worthy delivers an airy hook. It's further reminder that the producer is building a memorable repertoire and truly has a signature of his own.
Cardo recently revealed an interesting fact about one of his biggest hits: Travis Scott's "Goosebumps." According to the producer, Travis was not the only person to have possession of the instrumental. "Only three to four people had that beat," he told DJ Booth earlier this year. "That was Drake, ScHoolboy Q, Future—don't know if he ever got it—Rihanna and I sent it to Young Thug as well." Cardo also worked on Kendrick Lamar's DAMN., contributing to the memorable deep cut "GOD."
We recently spoke to G Perico about his April album All Blue and his decision to stay independent. "What inspired me was pretty much a lack of options. I might as well start my own shit because anywhere that probably would have fucked with me at the time, or even right now, or give me a situation where I get to go get myself hot in the streets or on the net or whatever," he said. "I just see a lot of artists get signed but don't no music ever come out because they want a hit song."
Listen to the full G-Worthy release here.
When the city say it's on, it's on
We expected to ride
Entrepreneurin' the ghetto
With my tek on my side
Got the gang on my neck
My first love, initiated in blood