This sort of dreamy, phonographic sound in hip-hop has grown as tiresome as the "singer with a guitar" schtick in indie right now and, I'm one to think, the hip-hop community has grown comfortable with the monotony.
"What kinds of songs you make?
I make the kind you gotta read, baby."
Oh no doubt, and I think a lot of what Mavi is saying is both beautiful and powerful, but he's kind of reading the same. It's music, not just literature, and Mavi does very little to ... read more