sorry for the wait by vante: EP Review
Hip-hop has merged with some interesting genres in the past decade to create a resonant vibe. Some rappers have taken a liking to lofi, and some have incorporated a bit of jazz and mood into their mix. The latter bit is where visionary poet vante comes into the picture, and his EP “sorry for the wait” stays true to that aspect. It’s a wonderful record filled with passionate songwriting and intimate soundscapes. Altogether, it’s a combination worth hearing from start to finish, so let’s move on ahead to this review of “sorry for the wait.”
Each song on vante’s EP follows a mellow tempo, and it’s perfect to hear while chillin’ with your best companions on a weekend. This essence begins with the first track “girlies in the city.” The song is a mixture of west coast jazz blended with modern hip-hop. The essence of jazz is slowed down, so it has ties with lofi too, and man it’s pretty thrilling! The next number “last call” has more of a funk to it, with groovy basslines and a sway to the rhythm. That very essence continues in the exciting piece “whatchu mean?” Club hip-hop makes a greeting and combines the sounds of old-school hip-hop to generate a cool aesthetic.
The EP’s ending tracks “you & your crew” and “big talk” are songwriting at its finest. Both songs have a laid-back aura and evocative storytelling.
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Review by: Damien Reid