- Words Solly Warner
Artist and producer, Professor Paws, captures the excitement and flirtations of a relationship in its early stages on his new track “Southside Girl”.
Of Ghanaian and European heritage, Professor Paws is influenced by his roots and is keen to ensure that diversity always shines through in his music. Being exposed to a wide range of sounds and styles has helped shape his sound to one that moves between varying genres, tones and styles. His countless hours in the studio as a producer has seen him work alongside major rappers, such as Giggs, Fekky, Cash and Joe Grind, and has undoubtedly helped to further navigate his own personal artistry.
Professor Paws first came onto the scene in 2019 when he teamed up with Big Chess on the GRM Daily premiere of “Ride or Die”. Following this, Professor Paws has continued to make gains with his releases, including the emotive story of inner-city life and turmoil on “Rum Pa Pa Pum” featuring Yung Saber.
Professor Paws now shares his first new offering for 2021 with “Southside Girl”. The track draws on R&B influence for a soulful, party hook whilst his snappy, playful rap flows lace the verses. Professor Paws details the songs’ inspiration, “This song is about ‘getting to know’ someone new and asking them to stay over your side of the city for the night so they can be introduced to the area. The song was inspired by a real-life love interest who was from a different upbringing and side of town to me.”
On course to release his debut project later this year, Professor Paws hits an experimental sweet spot with “Southside Girl”.