The last time we heard from Bostonian rhymer Latrell James was when he dropped Twelve, his intimate and highly lauded album that sent shockwaves through Beantown and underground speakers/earbuds on both coasts. Today, Latrell comes out of the woodwork to bless us with "The Mentality." Peep out the EARMILK premiere of said banger below and ride the wave!
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James' latest record is indeed wavy like your grandma's chicken gravy. The slowed-down, catchy tune features a hypnotic chorus and flow that puts your head on a swivel; then, just as the dust settles, he flips the script and transitions into a more thoughtful lyrical onslaught with an expedited cadence. It's the maraschino cherry on a deceptively layered track that can hold its own on any playlist--whether you're end-of-the-week turn-upping or end-of-the-weekend turn-downing, "The Mentality" deserves steady rotation.