After over ten years and a multitude of releases under the Spank Rock moniker, Naeem Juwan has decided to make a change. The artist has now revealed his new alias, choosing to go by Naeem and rest the Spank Rock banner for the foreseeable future. Under his own first name, the now mononymous artist has released his new single, “Sway(e)d” on his longtime home imprint, Boys Noize Records.
No stranger to working with Boys Noize, Naeem’s initial BNR offering is very fitting for the label, with heavy bass stabs, and spastic percussion lying under the rapper’s aggressive and confident bars. The release comes with an altered version and an instrumental version of the track. Resembling tracks like “Rick Rubin” on YoYoYoYoYo, this new original marks the first step of change in Naeem’s updated persona. After previewing three songs with Bon Iver at Bonnaroo, Naeem hopefully has more new music ready to be heard.