It’s finally happened. Early 2010s drill has seen a semi-revival thanks to Lil Kappy and his magnetic new single “Spotted.” Trap rap made a transition into drill rap thanks to the massive Chicago movement, but it quickly left that for the cloudy, melodic, bass-thumping stylings utilized by artists like Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan. If you thought that drill music was washed away in the canals of time, I’m happy to tell you that you’re wrong. Lil Kappy does the convention justice.
Maybe it’s the bog standard trap beat embellished by Kappy’s vocals that make it a hit. Or his sheer energy that makes you want to continuously play the track back and revel in its simplicities; today’s complex releases make use of so many moving parts that by the time they end, listener’s are often confused.
One thing’s for certain, the visual plays a large part in the track’s power. It’s shot in crystal clear HD; better than some of the releases on VEVO. Seriously, Kappy’s camera could capture the germs resting on the kitchen cabinet. It’s that clear. And through this lens, we see some serious firepower. It’s classic drill props for a classic drill song. How can you not love it?
Check out the visual for “Spotted” below.
Dannyalwayswin and BIG Syme head to the strip club in “Case Close”
Dannyalwayswin and BIG Syme turn a trip to the strip club into a cinematic masterpiece. Thanks to some masterful editing from The Cinema Gods, a clash of reds, blues, booty, and dracos, makes for a seriously interesting watch. The way the light shines off the dancers’ backsides as the scene moves in slow motion is something that we won’t forget for a long while.
The song itself is fiery, making use of a drawn-out hook that becomes an instant earworm by the second time you hear it. Both contributions from these guys are quality gives and help to further their status as Detroit heavyweights.
You should really watch the video for “Case Close” below.
Young Zo and Lil Trev craft a Bay Area anthem with “Slide 4 Me”
Bay Area stalwarts Young Zo and Lil Trev have a hit on their hands with the adventurous “Slide 4 Me.” Young ZO’s use of autotune clashes nicely with Lil Trev’s dangerous, charismatic flow. The production is Bay Area-esque to the fullest, being brisk, bubbly, and crisp. Combine these elements together and you have a seriously good hit that’ll do wonders to Zo and Trev’s rising star status.
Watch the video for “Slide 4 Me” below.
@ImAsianDoll shows her vulnerable side on “These Boys Are The Same”
Asian Doll has decided to take a break from hardcore, street raps and has dipped into her delicate side with “These Boys Are The Same.” The slow, emotional cut has some gusto in it but is largely driven by a sullen delivery by Asian Doll who utilizes autotune to croon to listeners. It’s vulnerable, and, surprisingly, sounds really good. She’d be forgiven if she decided to sing more than she does rap; she’s now shown that she’s capable of doing both excellently.
Listen to “These Boys Are The Same” below.