Earlier this month, W.A.Y., 2une Godi, and WicJones released “No Reason” to stream and download on all major streaming platforms. The song comes on the heels of W.A.Y.’s debut, cinematic release, 9D. 2une Godi adds a little fun to W.A.Y’s sober meditative lyrics and WicJones hits the target with a spacey production that teeters on the line of boom-bap.
“WicJones and I developed a music relationship and we’re working together on a regular basis trying to build our chemistry further,” W.A.Y. said. “I met 2une Godi at a showcase in Denver sometime in 2017 and we developed a friendship that leads to a brotherhood at this point…Me and 2une Godi both come from way different backgrounds so rapping with him is always dope. We both go for the kill with everything we say and it was just one of those ‘iron sharpens iron’ moments. We wrote the song and hook together and utilized the back and forth bar for bar style out of just natural flow between each other and that was something that really made the record stand out.”
The group ran into a few challenges along the way. The vocals were recorded but in the middle of the process, they ran into some significant changes. “I actually upgraded my equipment in the time that we initially recorded,” Wicjones shared. “When we re-recorded vocals…getting the vocal tones to match from completely different equipment was an interesting but fun challenge that I was happy to accept.” The producer works with some of Denver’s top artists. “The ear training that it takes to hear the subtle differences between each take and making the adjustments to get them to match was a cool little metaphorical ‘notch’ to add to my belt.”
The lyrics for the track are anthematic and they directly address the naysayers who don’t believe in your vision. “Turn the HATE into a positive,” 2une Godi said. “There are so many ways to make light out of the dark, so embracing the hate from others and fighting through and still having a good time is what this song was about to me. We agreed that people hate for no reason because you’re doing your thing, so we thought that would be a great topic at the moment in that time of our lives.
“W.A.Y. and I wanted to match each other’s skillset and intensity along with WicJones’ raw production,” 2une Godi continued. “We wanted to bring some hype to our first song. With me living in another state, we all had the mindset of bringing all we got because it was our first time doing something like this. So we switched the flow and rapped faster and took turns coming in after one another on the beat.”
“We wanted to let the world around us know that HATE would not stand in our way,” W.A.Y. added. “…Whether it be from other artists or just people in general. There’s a lot of hate in this world. Most of the time there isn’t a legitimate reason for it. We wanted to expose this type of negative energy and I hope that whoever carries it hears this song and deads that energy within themselves. Because there is really no reason to be jealous, envious or hateful to anyone, especially when all we’re trying to do is make something of ourselves in this world. Push through, focus on you and what you are doing. Everything else is for the birds.”