The correct beat selection can help elevate a drill song to unreal heights. It can turn a song with stellar lyrics into a mid-range single that doesn’t make you feel anything, but it can also turn one with passable lyrics into something that has you coming back for more time and time again. Louis Rid has got the best of both worlds though with his debut single OTT. With an ice cold flow that delivers his speak truth lyrics with sniper like precision and a beat that blends together with a slick string section to create something fresh yet familiar with nostalgia, this is a single that has ridiculously high replay value. There’s even moments I can see hundreds of people screaming out at any gig, especially the line, “mum said I shoulda gone uni / bruv you’ve gotta be jokin,” which is a TikTok sound in the making right now.
This is Louis Rid’s first single but this young musician is a drill rapper with a difference. Be sure to keep an eye on him as he continues to push through the London scene and make his name something you’ll never forget.