» » James Seville - BETA [EP]


James Seville drops off a brief three-track EP titled BETA. Things get started with the Blake Edward Jr.-produced title track. As some innocent synths lay down a flighty melody, clean, compact drums offer scaffolding for Seville to deliver alliterative rhymes with a light-hearted flow. "Surreal" features massive wobbling synths compliments of Samurai Del. In his lyrics, Seville compares his antics to those of his peers, noting how his more substantially situate him within the hip hop lifestyle. The last track is my least favorite of the three. It sounds something like Seville is trying to emulate Drake while also trying to shout out Lesley Gore. The production from Sun Yehoshua isn't bad but it's a little trappy and, as a result, neither stands out nor fits in with the uniquely synthetic beats preceding it.



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