99toyo – dontDESERVEYOU++*

99toyo continues his hot streak with a new EP entitled dontDESERVEYOU++*. The new project is exclusively produced by etc4est. While only being 2 songs long, it still packs quite the punch.

Right from the get-go, we start out with the track “dontDESERVEYOU++*”. This track is similar to his previous work but the production is one the key standout parts of this track. Picture this. It’s a dark night in a Japanese forest. The moon is full and some heavy fog is rolling in. That’s the feeling you get when you listen to the opening melody of this song. This is only cemented by the opening line of the song.

aye // I can find a way out, just across the water

From there, the 808s and drums come and give the feeling as if you are walking through the forest trying to find a way out of it. The 808s give the impression of being weighed down (the fog) and the drums could be something like the grass rustling or even tree branches snapping when you are walking on them. This song is super surreal and just gave wonderful imagery in my head when I listen to it.

The second song on the project is entitled “after this++*”. While not having the imagery of the last one it’s still a wonderful song. It has a beautiful melody that’s a bit glitchy and all over the place, which continues to give an eery feeling. It flows perfectly with the monotone voice that 99toyo has.

From finding 99toyo on KanyeToThe, it’s been crazy to see his growth from one project to the next. Capitalizing on a sound that isn’t rarely used except for a few artists is always a good way to market yourself. If you like dark, angst hip-hop this is the project for you. Check it out down below and tell us what you think.

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