A Night at the Hip-Hopera
This hip-hop track sounds like very little else on the market. That's partly because it starts with a beautifully ethereal classical female vocalist, singing a few wordless notes that get looped through the track. A few keys are plunked alongside it, as well as a downtempo drum loop and some artfully executed percussion samples. All in all, these elements combine to form a gorgeously relaxing beat for Minnesota's Flawless to rap over, patiently spitting slow rhymes about determination and drive. The track is less than two minutes, with an abrupt ending suggesting the song either didn't record right or didn't upload right. However, it takes less time than that to realize that Flawless has an incredible taste and style that is rare in hip-hop, and sorely needed.