“We from different places, we have different stories, but it’s the same thing. On the street level, we’re the same,” Kony tells us breaking down the Vice Versa EP. The two had their first encounter after Nef heard his son rapping Kony’s verse from “Shootergang Baby Face,” a song the child’s mother kept in rotation during drives.
To introduce Vice Versa, Kony and Nef the Pharaoh have served up the project’s lead single, debuting the effort via its official music video. Known as”Ludacris,” the record showcases the pairing’s chemistry as they trade sharp, neck-snapping bars back and forth.
“Life always gonna be crazy, I live life fast. I basically went straight to Nef’s house to record when I got out of jail,” Kony explains. “Life is ludicrous. So now you get out of the streets. What do you do? You can never really get away from your past. The system make sure that you keep tripping up and end up back in the system.”
The “Ludacris” video was filmed in Vallejo, Nef the Pharaoh’s hometown. “We just chose to go back and forth with our verses,” Kony adds, breaking down the concept for the new clip and song. “This was the second song we recorded together and we were just seeing how we mesh with each other. It was great so we kept it.”
Nef calls the Jay Slappy-produced “Ludacris” a “pure slapper.” “Me and Kony are showing off our bars going back to back with dope ass punchlines,” he says.
You can check out ShooterGang Kony and Nef the Pharaoh’s “Ludacris” video and single above. Vice Versa is scheduled to hit digital streaming platforms on November 9, and is currently available for pre-order through EMPIRE.