In a world where tracks are getting shorter and shorter, I’m still a big fan of songs longer than 2:45. I’m old-school like that, sue me. Heck, I’ve passed on songs with hella BARS and amazing wordplay because the song ended at 1:36 and I’m sitting there, ready to hear more like:
Caddyshack reference aside, I love when artists do songs that are a bit longer than average.
Enter Cleveland, Ohio native werdperfect with a four-minute freeverse that tackles a variety of topics. Seemingly inspired by the likes of Mac and Earl Sweatshirt, “Barstool Analyst” is a track that goes in depth about a lot. I think I like this one because, outside of the length, it’s a commentary on socioeconomic issues as well as a bit of braggadocios lyricism. The brother is nice with the pen, and I appreciate that wholeheartedly. If you want some BARS with a side of conscious boombap and punchline-heavy lyrics, check this one out above and support dope music in all its forms. If you’re feeling this one, be on the lookout for werd’s album, which drops on May 21st.