In a world that’s constantly seeing new music produced every single day, it takes a little more than a simple beat and a riff to make something that connects and simultaneously impresses. Fortunately, there are some who go above and beyond to bring audiences something special, and it’s perhaps in their hands that the future of music resides. Willie T The Hitmaker is the newest artist in the market of hip-hop, his music is unique, he has his own style, inspired by an eclectic range of artists from different genres. He describes his experiences through his songs, the street life that almost took his life.
“Willie T The Hitmaker” is an artist who showcases an attempt to jump ahead on this latest release, bringing music fans something that feels fit to fill the rap scene but also perfect to accompany those indie-rock festival nights. The accompanying video highlights just how deeply passionate the artist is about music. This track, this instrumental journey – with all of its ups and downs, its multiple layers and changing levels of energy – is a composition that has been hand built, so to speak. Brick by brick, the elements were created and performed and added into the mix.
As the single pours through, a multi-layered synth backdrop fills the room with a sense of possibility and warmth. There’s a lightness to the sound, everything floats a little higher as it plays – even Willie T The Hitmaker
’s leading voice feeds into this dreamlike, atmospheric aura in a perfectly fitting way. The whole thing is a pleasure to have surrounded you, so much so that there’s a deafening silence when it ends; and this is all before you even take into account the lyrics.
The verses are definitely where the strength lies, the simple melody of the hook has a certain relevant today, for sure – Willie T The Hitmaker knows how to craft easy going tunes for modern fans of the genre – it’s the wordplay and the flow of the verses that stands a little taller in this case; particularly in the way they contrast with the gentle ambiance of the backdrop. The song then appears like a short scene revealed as the curtain is drawn open. After this, the lyrics work to find a clever balance between that which is incredibly personal and that which is more widely accessible.
The experiences dictated and the ideas seem true to a single character, which genuine fans tend to really appreciate and find honest and endearing in an artist they admire. Many of the lines also seem a little more vague though, so at the same time you get something that’s easy to relate to and feel involved in. That’s often what people turn to hip hop or rap for in the first place – to escape or enhance a more mundane reality, to feel involved in something or like they belong to something.