Okay, first things first. I love the bridge between the old school, the middle school and the new school that this track gives listeners. Featuring a mindset of “hey, the old and the new can and should coexist,” “Without Me” is a great song. Sonically, it’s a mix between old-school boombap and newer vibes. Lyrically, Fee and Edo G. tear the beat up, laying a plan out there for generational unity. They do this while also admonishing those who throw dirt on either the old school or the new school.
We need more of that in hip-hop, at least to me. Now, I’m never going to get used to songs under two minutes–just like some newer artists/fans will never get used to a three-verse song. That said, we’re all hip-hop, in one way or another. Not only that, most of us truly love the artform and all it can do. Check out “Without Me” below and support dope music in all its forms.