#MOSTHATED S1 steps into the 'The Lift' with Tim & Barry
Love him or hate him, you cannot deny that S1 is a phenomenal force in UK rap/drill. We now see him connect with grime capturing veterans, Tim & Barry, on their freestyle platform: ‘The Lift’.
The MOSTHATED rapper seems to push the envelope as he switches his often dominant, aggressive, drill demeanor for a much slower, more gentle approach. S1 raps over a Contraband production (I could only find relation to Mr.Mono ‘One More’), which although is fairly melodic and soft, it is very cold with deep kicks and snapping percussion. The 12World artist raps/sings about those doubting him, how high he has now elevated, and usually boasy bars but this somehow feels more of a humble, ‘F you to those that hated’, compared to how we’d normal imagine S1 to flex. Whatever the case, the production is nice and S1 floats across it well. There does seem to be somewhat of a turn in narrative as he stated in a #NextTopic interview with Mixtape Madness that: “[I’m the king of drill]….all the content that man’s got out . There’s nothing that man can say, yh S1 can sing“, yet it’s good to see him develop and expand. Plus that interview was Sept 2018, things change; and to give him credit, the beat isn’t some afrobeats turn up kinda joint and his lyrics are sticking true to him. To finish, from what Tim & Barry are stating, the man came to a freestyle and actually freestyled (something of a rarity these days) and in one take! It’s unsure as to how much was actually off dome, but there are particular points where you can kinda tell. Yet if the entire thing is, then shit, every other rapper needs to step it up and stop holding the phone in front of their face when they come for their freestyles. Major props to S1 if this is legit.
Overall it’s a nice look for S1. He’s on the up and seems do be doing everything correct. Definitely looking forward to his debut.