Exclusive: Ayo & Teo Talk 'Rolex,' Justin Bieber, & Going Viral
"By now, fans have heard Ayo & Teo’s top 40 single “Rolex,” with its hypnotic chorus and dance-ready beat. But before the success of their viral hit, the duo of brothers simply wanted a Rolex with a dab of ranch."
"During a recent visit to Rap-Up HQ, Ayo explained how the group’s hit song came to be, following an ill-fated trip to the jewelry store. “I sent a picture [of the Rolex] to my manager,” said the social media influencer. “He never responds that fast. He responded quick like, ‘Get out that store right now.’ I’m like, ‘Come on.'”
"Disappointed, the duo went back to their hotel room and got to work on a track that would catapult them to their greatest success yet. “We had the T-Pain Auto-Tune app on our phones,” he added. “We were fooling around on that, just rapping to instrumentals. [Teo] went to the bathroom. I’m like, ‘Why are you in the bathroom?’ I guess it was like a studio, a play studio. He came out with the hook, but it wasn’t the full hook. He only had some of it. We went to the studio and knocked it out that night It only took about an hour-and-a-half.”