Uriel is an artist out of North Atlanta, Ga. In his track “Excuse Me”, he ventures into more of a vintage R&B and soul setting, with a subtle bit of J-Dilla influence. To sum it up best, this venture undoubtedly works for him with the production being nothing short of oblique and flamboyant-tipped. This is where Uriel pulls off one of his better rap performances, showcasing himself with suave and debonair that fits with the old-school atmosphere of the track. “Excuse Me” is like an old-school R&B journey that is worth taking. It is one where the heart and soul of the artist is fully displayed for all the world to see.
Uriel’s tool-set includes a vast array of soothing rhymes, appealing and charming hooks, and an aptitude for picking just the right tone and timbre. And Uriel has done his best job at showing his knack for beat picking too. He enchants the situation by laminating a cushy guitar soundscape with his wishes and introspects.
His lyrical prowess is also as sharp as ever on this song, as he raps: “I promise not to ever love you, if you promise not to ever love me, and reach our fantasy. Can see this love last forever, forever, please don’t let it fade away.” The song also exhales an air of grounded-ness in both the boards and the verses.
What is particularly enticing about this track is Uriel’s ability for sticking to the plan. He never crosses into dangerous or unmarked territory. And yet, not a single moment lapses on this recording, where the music is dull, cut-and-dried, or mechanical.
The song is not only short enough for multiple playbacks but also long enough for a deeply engrossing listen. Uriel takes the freedom of the production and instrumentation to appropriately float along the beat and flex his creativity. He can be heard reaching deep within himself and taking refuge in his honesty; there’s no questioning his elite level of lyrical maturity.
‘Soul’ is a word that has been used loosely these days. In the past, it was used to describe the ability to move emotions and make a connection. Now it is attached to anything that is trying to claim a deeper meaning. For his track, “Excuse Me”, Uriel uses his arsenal of allusive schemes and laidback rhymes to ‘soulfully’ connect with fans by giving them small glimpses into a romantic story.