theWHOevers have released a new single “pride2theside” that shows respect to the days of boom bap while also looking into the future. The Chicago duo of JE$$E and Lloyd Dotdot wrote and produced the track that also features bass player Brahmulus who helps cultivate a vibe that will certainly get heads nodding.
As the title implies, “pride2theside” explores the ramifications of pride in every day life. The track begins with a snippet of a conversation in which one person says, “Pride stops you from doing shit that you should do.” It may not be the most descriptive phrasing, but it speaks to a feeling we’ve all experienced at some point and encapsulates the message of the song. A thumping beat soon enters as Lloyd Dotdot and JE$$E deliver verses about the implications of pride in their lives. The song’s hooks offer a soulful summation of the themes as they sing, “You better put your pride to the side for a minute / for it’s gonna get you… you better hide from your pride, know your limit / for it’s unforgiving.” The song’s thoughtful lyrics and effortless vibe should make listeners come back for more from theWHOevers.