This is essentially a little something for the week to help calm your nerves or find your center again. “Too Legit” by “Ball Major” is partly this warm, familiar, organic snippet of folk music, yet also partly something notably unique and much more interesting than your average hip hop offering.
“Too Legit” is a solid track with a little bit of all the best parts of hip-hop and rap. For the most part, the track brings audiences classic hip-hop energy; a thick beat, a haunting leading riff that repeats throughout – the signature sound of the music – and the leading rap vocal. The rap delivery has an intense yet mellow vibe to it – the passion is there without over-focusing on speed or shouting, and this approach is far more effective in making you really want to listen. It’s also a great voice to listen to, with great flow.
Often the greatest thing about music, when it’s at its most effective, is that you can press play and let it wash away your troubles, or you can take the same song on some other, opposing day, and use it to really make you think with more depth and direction. The good vibes are in full force, and this is something well worth downloading in itself, but in addition – once you really get involved – there’s plenty here to consider and to familiarize yourself with and appreciate.
It’s hugely refreshing to hear a whole new take on the essence of hip hop and rap from a musician with plenty of skill, both musically and in his songwriting, and with plenty of character. Hopefully, there’s a whole lot more to come from The Ball Major.
Alongside the rap edge and atmosphere is this featured vocal melody that really adds something fresh and alternative to the mix. The vocal delivery in this case brings softness in a way, emotional honesty that works in unison with the rap lyrics and concept but also contrasts with it in the gentle performance style and the feelings so clearly displayed. All of this takes place in a creatively structured track that has been well thought out and well produced so as to give you the full throttle audio experience you’d be hoping for when seeking out fresh hip-hop.