Valee & MVW Feel Like Pop Stars On New Single, "Tailor Swift"

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"White Gucci pants, same color as Taylor Swift" is just one of many boisterous but tongue-in-cheek lines on this hypnotizing song.

Valee may have already dropped a collaborative album with Harry Fraud, Virtuoso, but he's by no means done with 2023. Moreover, he just released a new single "Tailor Swift" with producer and multi-genre artist MVW, and it makes for a fitting and engaging listen. As such, it's exciting to hear that their full-length collab project, VALEEDATION, will drop very soon on Friday, October 20. On it, we should expect more of the abstract piano playing, carefree delivery, witty lines, and zany vibes that this single displays. The Chicago MC has long been one of the scene's most interesting and influential voices, and the fact that he's still going should be a treat for everyone.

Furthermore, "Tailor Swift" hints towards this upcoming project being a little more off-kilter than usual for the 35-year-old- which is saying something. With just this cut to go by, it feels like the dwindling and odd rhythmic piano keys will be a big part of this, which might extend to other melodic elements. Sharp snares, hissy hi-hats, and atmospheric effects also contribute to this song's hypnotizing nature, and hopefully MVW continued down this path a few more times along his beat-making travels. Of course, part of the excitement behind a Valee release is that you don't really know what you'll get until you get it. Still, you can count on his deadpan delivery, odd flows, and nonchalant lyrics to guide you through.

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Meanwhile, VALEEDATION will be equally exciting from a rapping and production standpoint. Previous albums from Michael Vincent Waller like CONNECTIONS, which also featured the "Vibrant" lyricist, demonstrates the breadth of his abilities and influences. No matter what style or sound they decide to tackle, we're probably getting one of the most unique and visionary underground albums of the year very soon. If you haven't heard "Tailor Swift" yet, find it on your preferred streaming service and peep standout bars below. Also, check back in with HNHH for more news and updates on Valee, MVW, and more great hip-hop drops every week.

Quotable Lyrics
Like they resurrect Bruce Lee, my flip-flops are kicking,
Like I resurrect Bruce Lee, my b***h closet flip and flip,
Bought a new everything, now my b***h closet flip,
Holographic lines in my paper, hundred loose leafs

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.