Song of the Day: April 22, 2017

Travis Scott and Kanye West go ham on “Piss On Your Grave,” an exhilarating blend between hip hop and rock and roll.

Many rappers besides Kanye have been making music outside of the hip hop genre. With Kendrick Lamar fusing jazz-oriented sounds with rap drums in To Pimp A Butterfly and others like Lil Uzi Vert and XXXTENTACION making heavy metal music, it’s hard to ignore the fact that the game is shifting.

This shift in which rappers blend two genres of music has received much attention and love from the listeners. Its results have beneficial to fans because it has been noticeably pushing artists to become more flexible with their styles.

The phenomenon has become a lot bigger than hip hop. Musicians from other genres have merged into the culture by collaborating with rappers. One of the biggest and most recent examples is former Beatles guitarist Paul McCartney investing in hip hop and making music with Kanye West and Rihanna.

“Piss On Your Grave” is clear example of this phenomenon. The song kicks off with a guitar solo by the late Jimi Hendrix, setting up Kanye and Travis for a series of aggravating verses and punchlines.

The anger in the artists’ vocals was highly noticeable, and they matched the rock and roll instrumentals as expected.

“Piss On Your Grave” is a powerful, but short track. It left the listener hoping for more, but its “short and sweet” length did not affect the song’s quality at all. The production by Kanye and Charlie Heat blending hip hop and rock and roll was specially unique and the rappers’ out-of-control verses were thrilling.

Listen to “Piss On Your Grave” if you feel enraged or want to become empowered with the ferocity of Kanye’s and Travis’ flow.

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