DAWGGONE DAVIS ft. Chago G. Williams “Can’t Rap My Head Around This”

International Rap and hip-hop phenomenon Rebecca “DawgGoneDavis” and hook master (and longtime Snoop Dogg producer) Chago G. Williams have worked their edgy, visceral, and incendiary dual magic numerous times before – but never like this. On one of their first tracks, 2020’s “Darkest Hour” – which hit #5 on the Euro Indie Chart – they danced around the heavy energy of tragic loss, with her talking generally about dealing with grief and his chorus echoing, “It’s like a raging war, stuck in the darkest hour/With no lights at all, who cares if we fail?” Tough stuff for sure, but “Can’t Rap My Head Around This,” Rebecca and Chago’s remarkable seventh and latest rockin’ Rap jam, roars their hard-hitting truth to a whole other level. Produced as all their tracks are by German producer, saxophonist and flutist Hellmut Wolf and Featuring the otherworldly rock guitar crunch, drums and bass of rock band Moral DK from LA, the song begins with the Rapper’s very direct reference to her beloved nephew who was shot and killed in a home invasion at the age of 25. Rebecca notes that it took 11 years to put the surviving perpetrators behind bars. She ties her grief with the dynamic connection she and her nephew shared over their mutual love for rock and roll: “Sweet 25 – slain. That’s the rub. He didn’t even make the 27 club. He took the Stairway to Heaven. Full of pride – yeah. That was the day our music died/He was diggin’ Zeppelin my boy…” When she sent these clever, incisive lyrics to Chago, he connected them to deep losses in his own life and quickly spun out a hook that he delivers with appropriate rage and confusion at the top of the track (the first time Rebecca chose a chorus to open): “Can’t rap my head around this. . .When the shots rang out and she lost her little boy.” In a later chorus, the wise, witty wordsmith makes the shock of losing a loved one to murder even more real: “I can’t stand up/Just want to fall down.” As Rebecca has done throughout her nearly five year career as an artist, she lets her anger and sorrow over her nephew, and their mutual love of Led Zeppelin, become a springboard for some whimsical stream of consciousness rapping: She mentions trips to Lakehurst NJ, where the Hindenburg (a real life Zeppelin) crashed and blew up in 1937. She flashes forward from that metaphor to “Discovered Zeppelin flying high/Staring at the stage, my oh my!” Her unique rap also refers to another tough challenge in her life, breast cancer (“Slower than tumors in my chest/Gave cancer the boot”) and exults in her collaborations with “Hellmut and his rockin’ flute” before invoking her passion for “a whole lotta Led” once again. After a playful Marge and Homer Simpson reference, Rebecca becomes perhaps the first rapper on the planet to tie her lament of wearing a pageboy haircut on the school bus to a crush she had on Jimmy Page. She gets a bit naughty referencing tight 70’s Robert Plant jeans before reaffirming, “I want a whole lotta Led.” With over 21 international hit singles, Rebecca is an unstoppable phenomenon, proving time and again that an almost “Middle Aged Woman – Hip Hop Style” – the name of her 2018 debut single, the first of many to reach #1 on the Euro Indie Music Chart – can rap and roll as impactfully and passionately as any artist/songwriter. The powerful intuitive creative relationship she has cultivated with Williams – whom she calls “one of the greatest hook masters of the world” – has led to some of her biggest hits. “Can’t Rap…” follows on the heels of their two most recent singles “Love’s Boss” (#5 on the Euro Indie Chart) and “Appreciation,” an ode to The Guess Who and Burton Cummings which hit #7 on the World Indie Music Chart and became a huge terrestrial radio smash In Canada. DGD and Chago’s hitmaking streak also includes the edgy, pandemic era singles “Darkest Hour” (#5 on the Euro Indie Chart), “No More” (#11) and “Clean Slate” (#7) as well as “Raybans in the Rain,” a festive celebration of summer, Rebecca’s favorite season. “What’s special about ‘Can’t Rap My Head Around This’ is that with just a few lines and his intense emotional energy, Chago did the hard emotional work to really underscore the devastation of the story I am telling in the first verse, and how it still pains, angers and haunts me” says Rebecca. “We’ve been working together now for four solid years, and when I send him my latest raps, I never know if he’s gonna do his spin on them soft, medium or hard RAP. I didn’t order this one to be as hard and intense as he came back with, but like always, he got the feeling Right! . I heard it and thought, ‘Holy cow, this is perfect.’ I realized he knows the pain and wasn’t afraid to be vulnerable. I’ve loved every track we’ve done, but this one in particular surpassed all of our expectations!”