The island-themed track finds Born (of famed Boston duo G. Dot & Born) continuing to play to his strengths, particularly his ability to craft bangers of all types. With “Hot Topic,” he’s a bit more on the low-key and chilled-out tip. And he embraces that relaxed vibe while sharing vocal duties with Quavo, who again proves he is the reigning king of the ad-lib game.
In the video for “Hot Topic,” the two are just as natural on screen as they are in the studio. With director Starlyn Javier capturing their exploits, Born and Quavo dive headfirst into extravagance during their time spent in the DR. This includes making their way through the tropical scenery, hanging with an abundance of attractive women (they being the song’s actual topic), and ballin’ out in a crazy-beautiful mansion.
“Hot Topic” is now available through all major digital retailers for stream and download, via EMPIRE Distribution. Be sure to peep Born’s most recent project, last year’s Born Flexin’ mixtape, which has amassed over half a million combined streams on SoundCloud.