G Stacks’ latest single, I Got You, starts with a recorded interview that allows you to understand the artist’s empathetic and ego-less MO while implanting a sense of anticipation of what to come after such a candid intro.
The curiosity that the prelude piques soon pays off when the melodic trap track shifts into full gear with intricate indie guitars around solid 808s and G Stacks’ affectionate lyrical waxing. His wordplay is just as slick as the canter in the rap bars in this fervently evocative release that will stay with you for long after the intro.
I Got You is the soft underbelly, and hopefully the future, of hustler hip hop; it offers the same old school hip hop conviction to strive for greatness, but G Stacks’ version of greatness isn’t measured in dollar signs. He uses who we can be for the people who need us as a metric.
Check out the official video for I Got You that premiered on July 30th via YouTube.
Review by Amelia Vandergast