As trap music is rising at an all time high with heavy bass and kicks, a more simplistic new sub-genre of hip hop is emerging from its independent artists. Amine, Chance the Rapper, and Rejjie Snow for example, execute singing-raps into their bars to express good messages to simply make you smile.
Pell (born Jared Pellerin) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer from New Orleans, who was relocated because of Hurricane Katrina. He carries this sound of simplicity, while simultaneously showing off his fun and energetic side. On his song “Throwback“, he integrates New Orleans bounce music and a remixed version of Kanye West’s “Slow Jamz” with help from Saba
By harmonizing, Pell creates a hit that’s reminiscent of 2000’s R&B radio singles, creating nostalgia for those who can’t get over that era of music. It’s literally a throwback of a throwback since he’s remixed this Yeezy verse. He doesn’t saturate the instrumental, therefore the spacing on the record allows us to really soak in his words:
“This might be a throwback/She want ride like horses/She must think I’m Bojack”
If you’re feeling this track, you’ll enjoy his 2017 project Girasol.