The thing about music is that it can heal mostly anything. Julie Stevens of FFD hit my line out of the blue with this one after months of us not speaking. I trust her ear, so I checked it out. Like I said, good music is enough to make me reevaluate almost anything (especially if I’m the one who had most or all of the negative energy in the situation).
This isn’t about me, though, so let’s talk “Life Pays.”
“Life Pays” by Seattle by way of Kansas City artist Y3music (FKA Les Paul Music) perked my ears up immediately. Powered by production by Chicago’s Mulatto Beats, Y3 and his cohort of features create a song that speaks on today’s world, but doesn’t harp on every ounce of negativity. Instead, the trio of artists who appear on the song give us an almost ethereal approach to the “life and times are hard” song. I think it helps that the last two minutes of the song are spent with harmonies layered over the beat.
Well, that and the fact that Y3music has flows for days.
Bad puns aside, Y3’s flow and delivery is something like Kendrick meets Wiz Khalifa. It’s laidback but still precise. Each line of discourse over the world today lands as heavily as it should, forcing you to accept Y3’s reality. As mentioned, the approach is heavenly in some ways; it draws you in, envelops your senses and washes over you like a baptism by way of harsh hip-hop realism.
Check out “Life Pays” below and support dope music in all its forms. Also, be sure to check out FlowsforDays.com and remember that life’s too short to hold grudges over small things.