Sleepy Hallow & Marshmello Join The "GBG" On New Single

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High-pitched EDM-style sampled vocals and a bouncy drill beat come together harmoniously on this track.

No one hears "Sleepy Hallow" and thinks EDM, the same way that no one hears Marshmello and thinks "Brooklyn drill." But what's great about these genres is that they work so well with so many others, and with each other, you can get a catchy and faithful song to its roots. Moreover, the two artists just released the new single "GBG," which features a high-pitched vocal sample that sounds like the lead-up to a progressive house drop of sorts. However, the song is firmly planted in New York drill territory, as the Flatbush MC always does with his hard-hitting material. While it might not be a new take on the genre or anything outside of either's traditional comfort zones or skill sets, it makes for a pretty straightforward and instantly satisfying cut.

Furthermore, a great deal of that satisfaction comes from the fact that Sleepy Hallow stays on a consistent flow and locks into the beat smoothly. His voice propels the whole thing, rendering the chipmunks lead melodic vocals to a simple background addition to the main draw. "GBG" also benefits from a seamless verse-chorus-verse structure, where the 23-year-old's bars are what moves one section of the track to the next rather than a melodic or instrumental switch-up. Sure, it might not be the most elaborate structure, but it's a clear and righteous effort to spotlight Hallow's presence on this song. He's a leader in his scene, and one that's unfortunately had a lot of time in his career cut short by external issues.

Sleepy Hallow's "GBG" With Marshmello: Watch The Music Video

Meanwhile, for those unfamiliar with Marshmello, this is far from the first time that the EDM giant has crossed over into the hip-hop or R&B space. Just this year, he released the bubbly Brent Faiyaz collaboration "Fell In Love," and will likely continue to expand his credits in the future. These two certainly set themselves up as a potentially consistent and chemistry-filled collaboration for the future. If you haven't heard "GBG" yet, find it on your preferred streaming service and check out some notable lyrics below. Also, stay up to date on HNHH for more news on Sleepy Hallow and Marshmello, and for more great music each week.

Quotable Lyrics
Yeah, I'm good, she proud of my drip,
She said she adore my Dior kicks,
F**k a Uber, you gotta get Lyft,
In the air, that's an opp in a spliff

About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.