'B.O.T.A. (Baddest Of Them All)' by Eliza Rose and Interplanetary Criminal hits #2 in UK charts
The track which has gone viral on TikTok is becoming the sound of summer '22
Eliza Rose and Interplanetary Criminal’s viral house track 'B.O.T.A. (Baddest Of Them All)' has made it up to #2 in the UK Singles Charts.
Last week the track entered the top 10 of the UK charts, and has since surged in popularity on TikTok.
Now at #2, the track has overtaken Beyoncé’s ‘Break My Soul’, David Guetta’s ‘What Love Can Do’, Central Cee’s ‘Doja’ and many other hits.
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The track was released in June via Eliza’s very-own Rosebud Recordings with the music video paying tribute to Hackney's queer nightlife scene.
Produced by Interplanetary Criminal, 'B.O.T.A.' includes a sample of Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam's 1991 anthem ‘Let The Beat Hit 'Em (LL W:Love RC Mix)’.
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As reported by NME, Eliza says: "I always use my surroundings to inspire me," adding that: "I was in my boyfriend's bedroom and he had a Coffy poster, and the words were, 'She's the baddest, wickedest in town.' It was a Blaxploitation poster, so that's something I'm proud of and want to represent. I used that to inspire my lyrics and knew what it needed to be—it was strange, like a gift from a higher power."
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Speaking about Hackney, Eliza Rose says: "This community in Hackney means so much to me, and collaboration is what’s given me purpose, community, joy, and so much art. It’s hard for working class Black women and marginalised people to break through, so we have to support each other's art, and lift each other up, or it becomes impossible.
"Showing these worlds on screen is also integral to the development of open mind sets, and showing young people that there are different ways of living out here!”
Watch Eliza play 'B.O.T.A. (Baddest Of Them All)' in her set at The Lab LDN below.
Becky Buckle is Mixmag's Video and Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter