New York City drill was a subgenre that took the music world by storm more than most other sounds could claim to have done in the history of rap music. Thanks to tastemakers and trailblazers like the late, great Pop Smoke, the world knew about this type of rap music, and we have been nothing short of mesmerized ever since.
Although Fivio Foreign was already making a name for himself, it seemed like he continued on a path that Pop had paved, and I think that Fivio is doing the perfect job of keeping this subgenre alive and well, especially when you look at his latest album B.I.B.L.E. This project was a lengthy 17 songs and spanned over 51 minutes long with features from an insane cast of emcees including Quavo, A$AP Rocky, Lil Yachty, Lil Tjay, Polo G, and even Ne-Yo, amongst others, and I think that if every project turns out as well as this one did, Fivio just might be known as one of the greats by the end of his career.
The song with Yachty “Slime Them” was a shock to me, because Lil Boat has never been shy to try out different styles of hip-hop, and after pretty much mastering the Detroit flow that has become so well-known over the last few years, I was super impressed and all-in on his execution of the NYC drill cadence as he and Fivio traded off verses.
Due to this, I definitely couldn’t ignore the AMD Visuals-directed music video, because although the scenes themselves are relatively normal, I feel like all of the effects that were used, including animations, edits, and different lenses all contributed to the end product that came together perfectly. I truly hope that we get more Lil Yachty over these types of beats, and if he’s right next to Fivio again in the future, we already know that the results will be phenomenal.