Lavish production and a soulful, thoughtful style of writing take the lead with a deep reflection for Texas’ Lil E’s first song, ‘Welcome.’
Lil E is a rapper and lyricist from the state of Texas. The rapper Lil E began rapping when he was 13 years old, and even after taking a brief hiatus from the industry, he decided to release his first single, “WELCOME,” in 2021 to pay tribute to the resumption of his career as Lil E. The song is a celebration of the return to the music of Lil E. This is just a perception of what is to come in terms of his artistic abilities and creative process in the future.
Following that, the vocal takes on a more familiar and utterly unique form, effectively nodding to the superior sound of today’s hip-hop scene. Still, the tempo keeps things fresh, and the music that pours over you as WELCOME proceeds works nicely to create a sense of tranquility and contrast with Lil E’s vocal’s rhythm and outspoken nature.
While the single WELCOME ticks many boxes in trendy rap sounds and genres, Lil E’s vocal tone undoubtedly contributes to the whole character – a distinct edge, something to remember his work by. His speech is relatively calm, in keeping with the intensity of the soundscape and subject matter. Nonetheless, a certain level of seriousness allows the weight and theme of pride and swagger to reach out more intensely.
Lil E moves with an increasingly deliberate style of lyricism as the track goes, impressing significantly more throughout the later half thanks to creative wordplay and having certainly found his flow and objective with this single titled WELCOME. The song’s hook is now more audible, presenting a better image of the artist’s understanding of metaphor as well as the overall modern sound and topical referencing.
A really great track, an easy hit, and one you’re likely to remember for the rest of your life if it crosses your path. Hopefully, there will be more to come.