Wiley From Atlanta has promptly develop into one particular of my favourite underground up and comers and more than the previous couple of months, his hot streak of singles has observed him promptly traverse from relative anonymity to becoming one particular of the most anticipated artists to come out of Atlanta. His gruff voice and leading-price songwriting combine for a delightful fusion of hip-hop and r&b, with a distinct homage to his hometown that peeks out at instances from his lyrics or production (this complete album was developed by Oliver Blue and Malik Drake, with help from Ian Pope).
“Blue Do not Make Me Cry” characteristics the aforementioned singles, but adds a diverse selection of new material as effectively. Wiley examines appreciate, betrayal, and maturation from the viewpoint of an artist with a tormented soul and an apathetic but soft side. The album only characteristics two artists, Jarrod Milton, and surging Atlanta rapper, Kenny Mason who is poised to have a tremendously huge subsequent year. Wiley hinted on Twitter at a lot of this album becoming devoted to Milton, a massively talented Atlantan in his personal suitable who heartbreakingly passed away from Leukemia in January final year.
This is a sonic tour by means of Wiley’s Atlanta, grief, and heartbreak, consolidated into nine heavy and deeply individual tracks. “Blue Do not Make Me Cry” will undoubtedly go down as one particular of my favourite projects of 2019 and as merely just a fan, I am extremely proud of Wiley From Atlanta.
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