Following the essential evolution of contemporary hip hop and emo rap, Lil Dubaii injects a level of ambient sound-design and heartfelt lyrical purpose, for the quickly atmospheric, immersive and moving single Slide.
Featuring impressively vast, enveloping production, multi-layered and dreamy but with that underlying heavy bass and trap rhythm just softly keeping things moving, Slide introduces a higher-toned vocal melody intermittently throughout a consistently soulful mix.
Alongside this, the rapper and artist delves into his story with a quietly fused vocal thread – effected as per the sound of the moment, blending melody and rap but ultimately weaving in a subtle degree of passion romance and intention that keeps things interesting.
The flow proves as hypnotic as the overall arrangement, resulting in a three-minute release that stands out for its delicacy and heart as much so as its humble yet catchy resolve.
Vulnerability at the forefront helps the music really speak volumes on behalf of the style and approach of Lil Dubaii. I look forward to seeing what else comes through from the Atlanta-based rapper and artist in the coming months.