With this single, “Who Talking,” from the Young upcoming artist hottest coming out of Young Dre Money, the forward vocals and creative arrangement of bars help inject a new level of intention to the alternative hip hop landscape.
Young Dre Money pays tribute to the giants of yesteryear while presenting a hard-hitting piece of music aimed to reinvigorate the initial excitement for the hip hop genre, driving with a clear sense of drama, imaginative sound-play, and a classically engaging vocal style.
The release is an obvious anthem of hip hop music, with a nostalgic yet crisp soundtrack and an upfront vocal lead from the artist himself. The first stanza is full of facts and story-telling, with references and consistency throughout the bars.
However, as the song progresses, more intensity is introduced – and Young Dre Money remains true to the natural ebb and drive of the beat, his vocal rhythm never dipping below standard.
Young Dre Money’s voice reaches out from a humble role within the mix – not bathed in effects, not drenched in loudness to gain attention – riding alongside a simple yet addictive beat, with a classic, nostalgic musical back-drop and riff that’s immediately recognizable.
The intensity rises as a result of developing emotion in the voice, changes in flow, and references to a more laid-back enjoyment for the work and the good times.
For the most part, it’s an entertaining composition, not too heavy on purpose but providing the late-night good vibes needed to escape the severity of the world. “Who Talking,” a standout for its vocal rhythm and the easy satisfaction of the beat, is another simple hit of excitement and color at the finish.
A distinct vocal tone, creative rhymes, and new musicality combine to carry this delicate yet powerful song forward in an intriguing way. Rap enthusiasts, both old and new, should check it out.
A terrific way to end, a personal favorite, and a fantastic highlight from the artist, this is an easy one to play for both classic and modern hip hop enthusiasts.