“Ti Santos” is a deeply creative artist with an awesome singing voice that carries his writing and melodies along beautifully. The concept of “Some Poeplo” is underlined throughout the recording by means of a blissfully ambient collection of sounds and riffs. Everything takes a generally minimalist approach, but the overall effect is this dramatic and emotional work of art that reinforces those underlying ideas with every moment that passes.
The style and swagger of that leading vocal is on point, the tone of voice, the confidence, the underlying message – the sound has rhythm and power and showcases a constantly evolving, ever-capable lyricist and performer. The structure of the track pays tribute to that minimalist element in a way, there’s an abundance of creativity in terms of the layout – the arrangement of the lyrics, the verses, the hook – but for the most part, the whole thing has been very cleverly crafted so as to draw your focus to the flawless finish of it all and the strength and energy of those vocal parts.
The hook takes hold from the second you hear it, and Ti Santos is, without a doubt, a rapper with an intense and memorable sound and flow. “Some Poeplo” strikes as something of a smash hit from yesteryear, or an underground, independent revelation – the kind of discovery that makes all the searching seem worthwhile.
The instrumentation throughout is well executed and adds to the structure effectively – the whole song is marked out, each line feeling re-emphasized by the energy of the music surrounding it. The classic, hip hop vibe is strong, with a little of that retro electronic distortion to keep things relevant to the creative freedom sound.
The artist’s use of melody is minimal yet effective, it contrasts well with the varying energy of the rap flow. The outpouring of lyricism at certain points is mesmerizing, particularly when you consider how open and real the lines are. What’s more, nothing at all appears to be there purely for the sake of filling up the space. The thoughtful nature of the writing is consistently clear, and despite the mellow energy of the track, on the whole, it develops and grows in intensity and power through the smart arrangement of lines and effective utilization of musicality.
Listen well and there’s so much to appreciate. You can listen over and over because it’s such an enjoyable track, and the more involved you get – the more the words and the mood of the piece are likely to uplift and inspire.