Now, here’s something that you don’t see every day. Slowed-down production isn’t just a rarity in the Bay Area, it’s largely absent from rap altogether. This could be a side effect of our short attention spans and fast-moving society that continues to grow faster. But our songs are quicker, leaner, and bounce more than a ’64 Impala.
Well, not “Scarred For Life (Remix)”
Bay Area natives Cutty Forever and OMB Peezy take their time to carve up some slowed down production so delicately that every syllable they utter can be heard precisely. Cutty uses autotune to deliver his bars, but it’s not overbearing or annoying. OMB Peezy kills it as usual, only like he can. The two together have created a fiery track that doesn’t rely on quick production to make it a hit in modern times.
Wath the video for “Scarred For Life (Remix” below.
@AkhilSesh’s visual for “Lil Thouwow” will throw you for a loop
Akhil Sesh’s latest visual is “Lil Thouwow” and if there’s one word to describe it, it’s definitely “wow.” That’s a good one by the way, often because the word gets misconstrued in this context. In the visual for the song smoother than usual song, Akhil Sesh loads on copious amounts of special effects that showcase a drive to be eclectic. It works, too.
Watch the video for “Lil Thouwow” below.
@theofficialyed goes crazy in “Like I Never Left”
Y.E.D. hails from Atlanta and is more grassroots than anyone coming out of the city. His raw, visceral style of music relies on its spontaneity for thrills. “Like I Never Left” captures lightning in a bottle for a captivating sound and style that place you right in the action. The video will give you vertigo, but it’s mesmerizing in a way that Harmony Korine’s K.I.D.S is.
Watch the video for “Like I Never Left” below.
@Coringmusic shows Brooklyn’s beauty in “Brooklyn”
Watch Corin Gabriella’s exciting new video for “Brooklyn.” It has a very grassroots feel to the way that it’s shot and the frantic, energetic viewpoints that it uses to portray the city’s angst. Corin is a rising R & B stalwart out of the city with a soulful sound that cuts through much of the more atmospheric muddling that exists in contemporary soul culture. With a fresh, funky twist, her latest will give you something to remember.
Watch the video for “Brooklyn” below.