The rise of emo elements in hip-hop has been something to behold, yet fans seem to have gravitated toward the blend with open minds and willing hearts. One has to wonder at how such a combination became en vogue, yet artists like the melodic Juice WRLD has proven there is indeed a market, even if the two cultures could not feel more stylistically disparate. Now, many artists have taken to exploring the previously uncharted territory, leading to a rise in melodic melancholy previously unseen in previous generations.
Enter Wintertime, who impressed last year with his eponymous release. To be fair, the young talent should not be written off as a mere emo-rapper, yet his most recent cut "4 Door" finds him employing cadences found within the genre. Perhaps it's merely a natural evolution, given the shared affinity for bandana-wearing in both hip-hop and emo circles.
Lyrically, "4 Door" finds many tropes recycled, from copious drinking, stunting, and more. Over a gentle, childlike beat, Wintertime slows thing down with an simple, yet effective flow. Should you enjoy your bars with a hint of mumble, you might very well enjoy this one.
I might step out in my Conchords,
I be ballin I feel like Paul George
I be ballin I feel like All Stars
You ain't got no strap you mall cop, Paul Blart