Here’s 5 tracks as chosen by Sydney rapper Yibby, following the release of his debut EP Lost In Translation earlier this month.
Young Thug’s inflictions in his delivery are always so different and I was really drawn to it. When I did that “wo-oh” doubling on “Woah” I was trying to channel Thug (laughs).
Stevie Wonder – For Once In My Life
My dad gave me a Stevie Wonder record he had with a lot of his classics and I couldn’t get it out of my head. Whenever I try to sing, I’m usually thinking about that Stevie record (laughs).
Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Got Your Money (feat. Kelis)
The way Ol’ Dirty Bastard would bring out his personality in his verses was something I couldn’t stop thinking about when making the project. This song especially stuck out, he’s wild and the blend of soul in the hook and production is tight.
Kanye West – FML
I had this on repeat the day I made “Folk”, the melody at the start of the record was so cool to me. When I did the hook for “Folk” the first time I did it with the same timing, we ended up speeding it up though (laughs).
Isaiah Rashad – Heavenly Father
Isaiah sounds so honest on this track and his songwriting and use of backing layers is crazy, that whole project so nice; this one made me want to make something vulnerable.