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Premiere: Tkay Maidza's "M.O.B." Is The Sunny Self-Confidence Anthem You Need Right Now

The 18-year-old Australian rapper deftly explores the cracks between dance music and hip-hop.

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Tkay Maidza, the 18-year-old Australian rapper with major buzz and serious talent, is back with a new single, "M.O.B.," premiering right here on BuzzFeed Music. Listen to it below.

"M.O.B." first appeared on Maidza's breakthrough project the Switch Tape — a 33-minute mix she posted to her SoundCloud account last fall — but is now getting its own proper release.

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Short for "Money Over Bitches," Maidza says the song is really a letter to her future self.

"It's about the present me talking to the future me about what I want to be and hoping I achieve it," Maidza tells BuzzFeed News. "The 'money over bitches' sample is open to interpretation, but to me it actually means working hard over the 'bitches' in life, whether that's your mental struggles, people, or whatever else."

In addition to #bars, this fierce up-and-comer has eclectic tastes. She says she was inspired by influential future-pop label pc music, Danny Brown, and Kendrick Lamar while recording "M.O.B."

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Listen to the rest of the Switch Tape below.

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