The hook on this Ashton McCreight-produced banger will take up a permanent, Las Vegas-style residency in your cranium. You will be doing the most inane activity and suddenly start singing “I’d rather have youuuu” in your mind and maybe even out loud in front of your family. It might honestly embarrass you. Consider this a warning. Perhaps don’t even listen to the song if you are afraid you might not be able to control your vocals and your natural showmanship. The risk is your own.
The story of Lais began on Reddit where he posted his debut project Session One and instantly garnered a small, loyal fan base. From there, SITR favorite Skizzy Mars discovered him and convinced him to join the Penthouse Music roster. Together, they remixed Session One standout “For You,” which now has nearly a million plays on SoundCloud. That collaboration closed the Session One chapter of Lais’s short career, and began the Place in Time, which is the name of his upcoming EP, segment of his career. As Lais tweeted last night, it’s only fitting to start the new EP where he finished the last.
Here’s what Lais told Noisey about the song:
“The idea behind the song came from this one night where I was faded out of my mind partying in Montreal. Then after the party me and this girl went back to the hotel room and she wanted to hook up but she was trying to figure out if I was even conscious. So the whole time she kept asking me shit and all I could say was, “baby don’t worry, I’m still here” because the only thing I could understand her saying was my name. It was still a fun time but the song was just to let her know sometimes I’m gone but I’m still not that far away.”
“Be Lazy” is the third single from Skizzy Mars‘s The Red Balloon Project. Once again, Michael Keenan handles production, as the pair cruises to a swift 3 for 3 on singles from the new EP. As the title would suggest, this is a song to be lazy to, so smoke to this. Now. Stop doing your homework. Homework is lame. Smoking is tight.
And while you’re at it, make sure to buy the project here.
Skizzy Mars and Marc E. Bassy team up on this Diana Ross-sampling banger. This year has been pretty incredible for Skizzy. After dropping Pace in March, the New York native has gone full Drake mode and released a slew of free, non-album tracks that all fucking kill. And he’s not done. His next tape The Red Balloon should be coming out soon. Stay tuned.
Two minutes and 25 seconds. That’s all it takes for Jon Waltz to piece together one of his most confident tracks to date. “Crew Initiation” sounds like if Drake was in the NWTS phase of his career at age 18. It is yet another display of the gradual realization of the Memphis rapper’s full potential and a perfect addition to the collection of songs by the breakthrough artists of Sunset Selections.
Our all-original mixtape will be here this Thursday (10/10) for free download.
On “Somewhere Else” Jon Waltz‘s modern influences bleed through. You hear glimpses of Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky–all through the kaleidoscope viewpoint of an 18-year-old on a mission. I seriously think this is the most confident the Memphis MC has sounded on the mic (2:10 is my favorite part).
Also, add this to your party playlist as soon as possible.