Though he came up under the wing of the late Pop Smoke, Canarsie rapper Rah Swish has more than enough charisma to stand out on his own. Showing off his magnetic screen presence, Rah Swish presents BK Belly, a new short film (or #WOOVIE). The new film pays homage to Hype Williams’ 1998 film Belly, a cult classic that featured DMX and Nas in starring roles, lovingly recreating the original’s plot and iconic moments with a Brooklyn twist. Directed with style by Poke & Tone of The Trackmasters, who produced tracks for the original film’s blockbuster soundtrack, BK Belly follows Rah as he schemes, strategizes, romances, and kills in an attempt to take over the Brooklyn streets.
BK Belly benefits from a soundtrack that features new music from Rah Swish, who is planning to release his upcoming project WOO Forever on June 26th. Honoring the memory of his close friend Pop Smoke even as he builds his own legacy, WOO Forever is Rah’s first project since last year’s debut Look What They Started. Though it reflects the dark realities of street life, Rah Swish’s brand of drill gets a lift from the emcee’s crackling energy, as he fills every space with wild ad-libs (“WOO”) and toe-tags each beat with merciless precision. Be on the lookout for the album, but in the meantime, check out the cinematic masterpiece BK Belly.