UK R&B Stars Mahalia And Ella Mai Sample Some Greats On New Song "What You Did"

UK R&B Stars Mahalia And Ella Mai Sample Some Greats On New Song "What You Did"


September 04, 2019

Well, she's done it again.

After the phenomenal success she found sampling Beenie Man on the Burna Boy-assisted "Simmer", Mahalia's back with another deft sample choice, this time employing a section of Norman Whitfield's "I'm Going Down", as well as Cam'ron and Juelz Santana's '02 rap hit, "Oh Boy".

Joined this time by fellow hit-maker Ella Mai, "Oh Boy" sees the pair exchange verses about staying strong in the face of pleas from a lover who wronged them. They may sing sweetly, but the thumping instrumental and fearless lyrics pack a punch that would make anyone think twice about asking for forgiveness.

The new single comes just days before Mahalia's debut album, Love & Compromise, drops on September 6 and should easily push fan anticipation to fever pitch.

Updated on September 9: the official video has now landed.



Words: James Keith


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