Lil Wop, the younger, satanic version of Gucci Mane, has released a new EP called Silent Hill (as in the scary video game). The tape is a fifty-fifty split between Guwop-influenced bars (listen for the “eeeeyyyy” ad lib) and a halloween sound-effect CD. In other words, this isn’t background music to play while you’re eating a candle lit dinner. But, the EP’s sound is cohesive from start to finish which is impressive, considering how it was released. Last night, The Wopster Tweeted the following:
Three hours later he tweeted that “dis EP I’m finna drop tonight sounding like a album hold on now.” A couple more hours passed and now we have the new Lil Wop EP.
What’s also remarkable about these songs is the way they stretch out. It’s very uncommon these days for hip-hop music to have instrumental breaks, but Lil Wop gives us a ton of them. “DAWN OF THE DEAD” is a great example, where Wop raps for less than two minutes before letting the beat fade into two minutes of silence and then reemerge for the rest of the seven minute song, with no vocals. Definitely worth a listen for the atmosphere alone.