Best Friends 4L – [YNW Melly] ft. [Lil Tjay]

Despite some of the legal issues that YNW Melly has been dealing with over the past couple of years, he has still managed to release a slew of music that continues to keep his fanbase and followers engaged and captivated. While he gears up for the release of his upcoming album Just a Matter of Slime next Friday, the 13th, he decided that he’s back for more with a little help from his friend Lil Tjay for their track “Best Friends 4L” which serves as a lighthearted ballad of friendship and loyalty that I had no choice but to write about after hearing it.

Produced by TrillGotJuice, things start out with some touching piano keys that are eventually met with crisp percussive elements and resounding drums that combine with one another for a foundation that truly allows both artists to showcase their incredible and unique voices for a single that is sure to make some headlines. For the chorus, Melly’s somewhat raspy, autotuned vocals are perfect as he begins at a lower octave and allows himself to raise his pitch and show his range wonderfully for a hook that you’re not going to soon forget.

When Tjay comes in for the first verse, his sped-up cadence combined with his higher-pitched deliveries are a remarkable combination that accentuates Melly’s unique vocals as well, combining for a record that is truly inspiring and heartfelt. While this is the extent of things for the most part and Melly only handles the hooks, this is a nice quick hit that is definitely going to do wonders as momentum builds going into his upcoming album.

While I don’t know exactly what to expect from the project that is going to be in our hands in a week from now, I’m legitimately so excited to hear the fully cohesive album. With a tracklist that boasts 12 songs featuring names like Lil Uzi Vert, Hotboii, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Kodak Black, Young Thug, Future, and so many more, there is clearly a heavy-hitting lineup that any fan of hip-hop isn’t going to want to miss out on. While we patiently await the upcoming album, make sure you tune into YNW Melly and Lil Tjay’s latest single “Best Friends 4L” as soon as you can in order to start getting some buzz and excitement around Just a Matter of Slime.