Clean-cut keys and jazz-cafe vibes kick off this retro sound-play single from Weed Receipts.
Blending musical simplicity and space with a clear contemporary influence on the vocal front, Pootie Tang keeps the mood steady yet creative, and continues to bring in fresh twists of character and colour throughout its lifespan.
Fusing rap and melody alongside multiple layers of minimalist yet memorable musicality, the track intrigues fairly quickly, and later goes on to impress with ease as the lyrics and subtle confidence of the leading rap vocal lay bare an unexpectedly detailed story-line.
The entire set-up is essentially quite unique right about now – quirky enough to grab attention yet rhythmically enticing and satisfying enough to connect with a broader audience.
The clean vocal presentation for the rap verse offers a welcomed tip of the hat to classic, unaffected hip hop. And on the other hand, fragments of sound-play and auto-tune appear intermittently, constantly mixing things up and, as stated, keeping things creatively unpredictable.
It’s a job well done – a genuinely new, interesting release, with modern day appeal and a certain timelessness all at once.