Monday, August 24, 2015

Single Review: "They Don't Put it Down Like You" by Yourz Truly ft. JC Collins

As stated on his Soundcloud:

"Rapper , singer , songwriter Quartez L. Binns better known as Y.T (Yourz Truly), started out as a R&B artist and would later go on to prove to be multi-talented as he took on Hip Hop as a freestyle rap battler, showcasing his lyrical skills during his high school years. Known for his diverse style and musical creativity, Yourz Truly is the first artist to be released on the indie label FaSho Records based in Atlanta."

Yourz Truly aspires to break out of the typical facet of hip-hop/R&B based with new and innovative beats meant for the dance floor and beyond. Whether your listening in your car or blasting in a cubicle at your workstation, "They Don't Put it Down Like You" is sure to get your body movin'; while I'd like to hear (and see) more freestyle raps from this young artist, with the two tracks currently present on his SoundCloud, his potential is very good for the future. Let's take a closer look, shall we?

At the start of the song, we have a mellow synth followed by some minor sounding chords. The song progresses nicely into a chorus and the main line of the song "They Don't Put it Down Like You". By a minute in, you realize this is a chillin' on the couch type of song. It's not overly complex and it doesn't need to be. The lyrics compliment the 16th hi-hats, and the bass accommodates the ample room left for the short but sweet piano plucks.

The song is very well written and the overall theme is one of love and respect. The song provokes a strong emotion for objectiveness, implying the other party (for which the song is about) is one of a kind. Hence, "They Don't Put it Down Like You". R&B is a strong genre for these particular "feels" and this song definitely nurtures those feels. Much like the conclusion of many video games, movies, or novels, you want the struggling hero to succeed. It is the classic tale of the underdog looking to seek out and obtain his goal.

However, as much as I like this song, as I stated before, it's not overly complex. If you're looking for a track that has a variation of time signature, a change of key or a turn of tempo...this might not be for you. The track very much maintains a stagnant feel, but it is one of a catchy nature.

This is a great song and I highly recommend you be on the lookout for Yourz Truly. His style is unique, his flows fresh, and his beats tasteful.

I give this track a 9.3 out of 10.

Thank you for reading!


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ahem...yours truly,

- DjjD

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