MadeinTYO has always been an artist who doesn’t disappoint when it comes to creating solidified bangers. His flexecution first made waves in 2016 after the release of his single, “Uber Everywhere.” In turn, the song peaked at number 51 on the Billboard Hot 100, and pretty soon, rap icons like Travis Scott hopped on the remix. Following this, MadeinTYO garnered more success with other singles like, “Skateboard P,” which was certified gold and platinum by the RIAA. And like his first single, MadeinTYO grabbed the attention of Big Sean, who eventually added a verse to the remix.
Case in point, the swaggy artist, has no problem with curating music that puts a little bounce in one’s step. His newest single, “Money Up (feat. Toro y Moi),” attests to this theory as he uses his success story to push others toward making a bountiful fortune.
“Money Up” pairs its upbeat hip-hop beat with video game elements with spacey-like synths, a bellowing baseline, and sporadic hi-hats. Between lyrics, the “Skateboard P” lyricist encourages those who’re listening to chase a check.
“Get your money up, don’t fuck the money up (Phew)/Uh, get your money up, don’t fuck the money up (Phew, phew),” he raps in a singsong flow.
He also uses an unbothered cadence to speak on his preferences in terms of women. Elsewhere, MadeinTYO talks about his dislike for the system and how unfair it is.
“Fuck 12, I can’t stand a copper (Fuck 12)/Free Tay-K, you ‘posed to be out here (Ooh),” Before his verse ends, MadeinTYO does a slight flex all while speaking about what he’d like to do with a lady in the streets and the sheets.
Toro y Moi matches MadeinTYO’s energy as they serve straightforward bars about sticking to the grind. At the same time, they also list the benefits of keeping their focus.
“Money heavy, gotta keep an eye/On my people, on my baby, where they all reside,” they spit along with, “Crowd’s roarin’, that shit cleared my mic/Crowdsurfin’, kicked out all the lights (Ooh)/Admission goin’ up every night.”
This deliverance comes as a surprise due to Toro y Moi’s usual musical styling. Other times they use honeyed registers over indie rock-like soundscapes.
Listen to “Money Up (feat Toro y Moi)” below: