How Sheck Wes’ “Mo Bamba” Became A Hit One Year Later | Genius News

Published on Oct 5, 2018
Harlem rapper Sheck Wes‘ breakout hit “Mo Bamba” didn’t arrive with a bang. In fact, its lyrics weren’t even transcribed on Genius until nearly two months after its release. Now, the song is racking up tens of millions of streams and steadily climbing the Billboard Hot 100, reaching a new high of No. 31 on this week’s chart. Although it’s been buzzing since early 2018, “Mo Bamba” feels like it’s just getting started.
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  • Is it me or does this guy look a little like 2 Pac?

  • Watch everyone is going to play the hell out of it over and over again and it's going to be cancer

  • Hoe was this possible?

  • This song is fire

  • If Sheck not a 2019 freshman this year, we might have to riot.

  • Winter 2018???

  • Bruh I live on Indiana university of Pennsylvania and I hear this every single weekend 😂 everywhere

  • 2K19

  • Chippi chippi is better

  • Yo where can I get that t-shirt?👀🔥

  • Aye any artist who wants to blow up like us message me and tell me your ig and I'll add you in my group on ig

  • I heard this song by accident on Spotify while i was playing CALL of DUTY 😂

  • joel embiid is better than mo bamba

  • *@**1:51** -* *THESE DUMBASSES DESTROYED A FUCKING HOUSE BECAUSE OF A GODDAMN SONG ????*

  • I heard this back in like May on BBC 1xtra charlie sloth

  • The song is trash 🗑 please

  • Where are my dorrittttooooooooooosssssss

  • New York Times beat you on this

  • 0:28 "Starts to catch fire around the winter of 2018" ***Pauses video and looks at the calendar***

  • Because it's catchy

  • Yesjulz get some Aretha now.

  • I just stubbed my toooeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Daily reminder if you like Mo Bamba and youre a male, you sus for liking to hear a man moan an entire song🤷🏻‍♂️

  • I don understand how people like this song it is so annoying it is letterly check Wes saying oooooohhhhhh in a deep monetone

  • You forgot to mention that the song was featured on Apple’s A List Hip-Hip playlist

  • us-tv.org/tv/video-enfjE1swMZQ.html

  • I be listening to sheck since 2017

  • Who are those guys from 0:32

  • Don't forget it was in the first Purge.

  • I remember listening to mo bamba when it came out and it hasnt felt like a year. Wtf

  • bro how are people now finding out about this song y'all some bandwagons god damn

  • Saw these for ages on spotify before it blew up, so weird

  • The song is trash

  • Lmao all y’all bout late as a bitch I was rocking out to this last summer

  • this shit is trash and i’m tired of hearing this

  • soundcloud.com/reyad-elrosoul/nopain

  • It’s a terrible song too

  • Mudboy is some hot trash I'm so disappointed

  • Mo Bamba got drafted, that's why this blew up now.

  • NBA 2k19 helped probably tbh

  • They played this like 3 times at homecoming

  • How tf did i missed this song in the purge? Lmao

  • He's ass...

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  • *BITCH!*

  • Travis Scott first played it over a year ago on a IG story.

  • I got some porno music if y'all wanna check it out us-tv.org/tv/video-5g9JipecR5I.html

  • Song is complete ass But it’s lit AF when it comes on, and it’s hard not to sing along to

  • it’s because of 2k19

  • This song is Ass though idk how this foo poppin’ with some mummy ass raps “uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh”

  • Who else saw him perform at the playboi Carti tour?

  • us-tv.org/tv/video-MDDwiDKumIg.html

  • Yall really slept on this

  • Idk I heard it early 2018 and thought it was fire. I think right around March or April

  • Why there's no sub

  • 1/2 Hit Wonder

  • I found it from the purge

  • He’s sooooo cute

  • Y’all gotta respect this man fr

  • You look like 2Pac.

  • Every party, every tailgate is bumping this to the max!

  • 0:36 is it jus me or he looks like tay k

  • Bro what the fuck 😂😂😂 this shit sound trash

  • I STUBBED MY TOOOOEEEEEEEE

  • The Purge

  • The international 14 year old white girl song

  • Lmao the broken roof at the end got me dying

  • This song is just annoying.Dats it

  • winter 2018???

  • Mo bamba going to the nba and nba 2k19 with travis scott

  • Remember when this shit came out shit was fire when Mo came to UT.

  • those earrings dude wearing are wild

  • Baaaaaaaaasaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalling...... Like wtf? The flow part is the only good part

  • First time hearing it was during Travis’s set at hard summer🤘🏽

  • Bruh I've seen this joint on RapCaviar in Spotify a year ago. This song's still on there. Knew this was gonna be a hit.

  • FUCK...SHIT.....BITCH

  • BITCCCCCHHHHHHHH IM SHECK WES AND IM REALLY LITTTT.

  • Never heard it until now

  • *Bitch*

  • soundcloud.com/user-250826951/man-up

  • So it’s becoming a meme?

  • Once this got on the 2k soundtrack it had no choice but to blow up

  • nba2k19 put me on lol

  • Winter??? It just became fall chill the fuck out

  • LIVE SHECK WES SLAPS HARDER WAIT TILL THAT MAKE IT OUT THE MUD

  • OH FUCK SHIT BITCH, (just imagine the rest of the lyrics here)

    • YEAH I'M SHECK WES AND I'M GETTING REALLY RICH...

  • Because Juice WRLD's songs were through this shit too People always sleeping over good artists

  • My fav part was 00:00 00:01, 00:02, 00:03, 00:04, 00:05, 00:06, 00:07, 00:08, 00:09, 00:10, 00:11, 00:12, 00:13, 00:14, 00:15, 00:16, 00:17, 00:18, 00:19, 00:20, 00:21 00:22, 00:23, 00:24, 00:25, 00:26, 00:27, 00:28, 00:29, 00:30, 00:31, 00:32, 00:33, 00:34, 00:35, 00:36, 00:37, 00:38, 00:39, 00:40, 00:41, 00:42, 00:43, 00:44, 00:45, 00:46, 00:47, 00:48, 00:49, 00:50, 00:51, 00:52, 00:53, 00:54, 00:55, 00:56, 00:57, 00:58, 00:59, 01:00, 01:01, 01:02, 01:03, 01:04, 01:05, 01:06, 01:07, 01:08, 01:09, 01:10, 01:11, 01:12, 01:13, 01:14, 01:15, 01:16, 01:17, 01:18, 01:19, 01:20, 01:21, 01:22, 01:23, 01:24, 01:25, 01:26, 01:27, 01:28, 01:29, 01:30, 01:31, 01:32, 01:33, 01:34, 01:35, 01:36, 01:37, 01:38, 01:39, 01:40, 01:41, 01:42, 01:43, 01:44, 01:45, 01:46, 01:47, 01:48, 01:49, 01:50 ,01:51 01:52, 01:53, 01:54, 01:55, 01:56, 01:57, 01:58, 01:59, 02:00, 02:01, 02:02, 02:03, 02:04, 02:05, 02:06, 02:07, 02:08, 02:09, 02:10, 02:11, 02:12, 02:13, 02:14, 02:15, 02:16, 02:17, 02:18, 02:19, 02:20 Lol this took me a while Edit: Im at 5k Subs Now! Glad You all love my music xoxo

  • Like if you’ve been listening to MO BAMBA since last year

  • I heard this song when it had like 2 mil views and didn’t think it was that good. Then after listening for a while I started to think this was fire. Wtf is wrong with me

  • Only heard it in memes

  • Its not even winter 2018 yet

  • how the fuck did it catch fire in winter 2018 when it ain't even winter 2018?

  • “BITCH”

  • Really didn’t show how I’d became a hit

  • Winter 2018?

  • I literally just found out about the song 3 days ago. I was like damn this shit is almost a year old

  • Them ear rings gotta go boi!

  • Oh so now people listen to Sheck?

  • Is it just me or is this song fucking trash