YP is killing the game “Softly” in the latest video from his upcoming Restless mixtape. Coasting above hazy R&B tones and 808s from producer C-Sick that will shake the door panels loose in your whip, this winding tale finds the Chicago native speaking on the obstacles he’s overcome in all realms of life, via a fire-at-will flow and overall relaxed delivery. There’s almost a sense that YP holds back his energy to match the song sonically, which delivers a nice juxtaposition and comes across quite well.
Considering so many MCs just go all out and could’ve made their come up story much more aggressive, we can appreciate the showmanship in YP’s game. Stunting is only cool, when needed. Otherwise, low-profile is typically the best way to thrive.