RGM RATING (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
A mesmerizing hip-hop single with a smooth and serious flow.
Philadelphia native, Zakye Rothmiller, also known as Inflation, is an independent rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, and engineer. He’s ready to share his unique vision with the world. As an artist, Inflation’s goal is to “break down barriers and blur the lines between genres and culture like never before.” His musical inspirations include Tyler the Creator, Kanye West, and Kendrick Lamar. As a result, his creations are a blend of sounds that encompass many styles. He’s dropped these mixed tracks on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube. Inflation’s latest song is the hip-hop single “tomb” and its accompanying official video.
According to Inflation, his new single “expresses the feelings of a creative young adult who struggles with expressing themself, and being truly proud of the things they create.” In addition to emotional introspection, “tomb” offers a mellow backdrop with punchy beats and jazzy vibes. Lyrics like “The days are a haze, my mind is a maze” and “Sometimes I wish I didn’t care so much about how I’m gonna turn out, I’m burnt out” explore choices that can consume your mind. Somehow, the lyrics remain open and honest throughout. Then, there’s the aesthetically pleasing music video, which highlights the stylish mixture of classic and contemporary elements. Every aspect makes Inflation’s skills shine through.
Stream “tomb” by Inflation today, and prepare for music barriers to come down.
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