With the imminent release of Jay-Z’s album, 4:44, all of hip hop is talking about Hov. What’re his best albums, things about the twins, how much Tidal sucks, and on and on and on.
Instead of adding to the noise, Montreal native, and EARMILK favorite, Wasiu is showing love for Beyonce’s other half by putting his spin on the classic, “22 Two’s,” off of Reasonable Doubt, with “44 Four’s.”
Produced by Jamvvis, “44 Four’s” finds Wasiu doubling up on Hov’s Reasonable Doubt classic. If you thought “22 Two’s” was at all impressive, wait to you hit play on Wasiu's version, yikes. In the same amount of time that Hov takes for his track, the MTLien drops gems like "Sinnin with the FOURplay, Winnin is my FOURte," all over an electronic beat that fits Wasiu's overall aesthetic.
Wasiu is a talented guy, no (reasonable) doubt about that. Before releasing this one, he showed tremendous flexibility with tracks like, "No Jumper" and "Daddy Issues." It’s not like we needed to see him out do Hov like this. And yet, he did, and it’s fantastic.
Wasiu’s Snow Mexican EP is out now, so pick up a copy if you haven’t already. Big things to come for this guy, ladies, and gents.