May 18, 2016

Feature: @ELHAE (written by @RamseySaidWHAT)

Andre 3000, Lauryn Hill, even Drake. Rapping and singing together on a track is nothing new to our ears. This eerie unnamed subgenre of R&B and hip-hop that I like to call rap-singing is the new trend as of late. This is the kind of music I've fixated to since I first started writing reviews. Acts like The Weeknd, Tory Lanez, PartyNextDoor, and Bryson Tiller have caught my ear. The new act to join this list is an experimental (as he likes to call it) artist by the name of Elhae.

I realized he was featured on Só Você with Esta on Sango's producer tape Da Rochina 3 last fall. I first heard Elhae's Needs. It was referred by a friend of a friend who knew someone involved with the production credits. Sounds like a lie but I don't want to get into it just know my source is legit. Anyways, the song is produced in such an awesome way as Elhae croons for the things he needs from his lover. I think it's pretty simple and not too much to ask from your lover.

So after playing this song (& a really dope remix by 8chan) on repeat about 30 times, I really dove into him and the project it was on, All Have Fallen which dropped two months ago. Dude has pipes, bars, and the story to take him over the top. His flow is in beat but kind of has a spoken word vibe to it. Beats from Rascal and the rest of his production is pretty dope from what I've heard thus far.Homeboy is also a pretty dope videographer too directing his own video for a song Situations. It samples Childish Gambino's rendition of the classic U Don't Have to Call by Usher.

"But when you love someone you throw yourself inside the fire. Just to see if it burns, just to see if she cares. Just to see if she realizes that your love is rare"

It truly is special where I get my music nowadays. Usually through soundcloud surfing or a cosign of a respected ear. Someone told me about him and I stumbled upon the music I was already hip to. He's gotten verses and cosigns from acts like Kehlani, JMSN, SPZRKT and more. At this point I knew this dude is for real. I'm excited to see what's next for this Atlanta product. Check him out yourself.

Jonathan C. Ramsey
Jonathan C. Ramsey

Multimedia Journalist, Founder and Chief Editor of WTM Host of A-Side B-Side Podcast and more. I like to talk about stuff and write it down. Sometimes to a microphone. Either way, I need you to feel this.

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