"I'm the type of bitch who take the dick, don't make me wait, just make it quick," spits queer New York-based rapper Dick van Dick on his latest single, "Pony Rider." Produced by Falside, who's previously collaborated with Jay Boogie and dropped his own solo EP Don't Touch Me, "Pony Rider" sees DVD lyrically unloading all his pony riding fantasies above a tenacious, aggressive instrumental. "I'm riding on that pony," he repeats throughout, bitchy and unapologetic, as if the song itself is an open invitation.
With roots in the West Coast, DVD's past is defined by nights circulating San Francisco punk houses, where he experimented with drugs, got tattoos and connected with bands like Shannon and the Clams and Hunx and his Punx. His family on both sides are Louisiana Creole, fostering DVD's interest today in witchcraft, which has naturally seeped into his brand of grimey unpolished hip-hop. When DVD's not rapping, he's chanting (in six conversant languages) over altars—a place he can focus his energy.
"Pony Rider" follows DVD's breakout 2016 video "KLLN KNTS," and sees the rapper wearing similar handmade headpieces. Where his last visual is set in the streets, "Pony Rider" takes place in the club, as DVD raps alongside NYC nightlife pillars, like Ladyfag, Gia Garison, Maya Monès and Nicky Ottav. Fellow queer rapper and DVD's longtime collaborator F. Virtue also makes a noteworthy appearance in the Aklo-directed, Snowy Wilderness-produced clip.
Ahead of DVD's debut album release this spring (via Doom Dab), watch the OUT premiere of "Pony Rider," below.