Mother and son team, Lavette and YungChe, drop their highly anticipated single, “Hhello”. Their overall mission is to encourage parents and children to have better relationships and work on building a family business. Today’s hip-hip is saturated with beats and the artists rap about non-sense, but not Lavette and YungChe. YungChe is just up and coming, but he is an artist in every sense of the word. He is able to paint pictures of life that you can hardly get anywhere else. His narrative is clean and conscious, while is flow is uncluttered and on point.
Riding on catchy piano-driven beat, YungChe can air out his demons, spread around some serious ideas and have some lyrical fun. The track is layered with meaning, knotted up with intent and resonance, while treating everyday issues and themes that are relatable and will grab many ears.
“Hhello” is the sort of track that deserves to be really listened to, relished, and delighted in, in all its soulful, funky glory. Other important facets of the track accrue and gently layer, rather than bludgeon the listener.
This is the case with the sweet hook sung by Lavette. It’s not loud and obtrusive, or in distinct contrast with what YungChe is doing. And as the track moves past the midway mark Lavette weaves in her own rap verse. It’s an affecting interlude before she switches back to singing the hook.
Though simple in construction, this track astonishes, inspires, entertains and enthralls on so many levels. How many kids do you think get to rap and perform on a track with their mom?
Music can elicit a number of emotions — tears, unbridled happiness, a wave of calmness, anger, and more. Without emotion, music loses a great deal of its impact. Luckily Lavette and YungChe infuse “Hhello” with emotional traits that are bound to hook the listener.
Though they thankfully, and wisely do avoid the melodramatics which would have been easy to squeeze out of a mother and son combination. At the end of the day “Hhello” is a well-crafted song with thoughtful lyrics and an immaculate production.
The icing on the cake is provided by the stellar performances, which are never forced or overdone, by both Lavette and YungChe. The promise of even better things to come is evident from this recording. Nothing would surprise me at this point!