WELL$ hasn’t been releasing music for too long, in fact we just discovered him in the past few months leading up to the release of his debut project. With just one project to his name, he’s already managed to leave an imprint on the internet, thanks to pensive rhymes and the right production. WELL$ seems to be aware of the fact that he’s got a lot to prove for his home of North Carolina, and thus he only stepped foot into the blogosphere rap game when he was at his most polished. We didn’t have to suffer a bunch of one-time-play freestyles from WELL$ either, he only dropped off a select amount of records leading up to his debut MTSYD: The Revenge Of The African Booty Scratcher, perhaps a calculated decision to get fans excited to cop the full release. Since the project’s release, he’s returned to low-key status.
MTSYD is a great introduction to WELL$ as it offers a range of sounds, styles, and rhymes. When we spoke to WELL$ for an interview, this was something he iterated: he wants to make music for every day of your life. He accomplishes that too, with a sprinkle of everything: conscious and socially-aware raps, new age r’n’b jams, slightly ignant records, old school sounds; although, generally speaking, WELL$ doesn’t seem to cross over into turn-up territory, his music is grounded in real life. With MTSYD out now, we’re anticipating what the future holds for WELL$ and we’ll be checking for his progression.
WELL$ says: "The music scene in NC is a mix between music with substance, music you ride to, and music niggas rage to. I'm tryna embody a little bit of all of them in my music .But music with substance is whats big out here. I feel like Little Brother, one of the best groups to ever do it layed that blueprint, than J Cole built upon it and took it another step further. So I'm just tryna take what they started further, and advance the culture while still building my own legacy."