Healy, an up-and-coming hip-hop artist from Memphis, Tennessee, captures a unique sound in his first full-length release, Subluxe. The album came out on June 9 and has already defined itself as a phenomenal summer listen. Healy masterfully weaves rap lyrics, soulful a cappella, and immense instrumentation. He strays from the norms of hip-hop production and instead creates something smooth, lively, and atmospheric. In the song “Butternut,” for example, he transitions completely out of hip-hop confines and creates nothing short of a soulful R&B ballad. “Everything has melody,” Healy says in the album’s introduction, and Subluxe is exemplary of just that. The altering melodies, instruments, styles, and tones throughout showcase Healy’s power as a young artist. Add Subluxe to your summer playlist — you certainly won’t regret it.
Defining a Soulful Brand of Hip-Hop
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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