Coming in hot from the 615 with a sauce load of Southern Swagger, Quez Cantrell pays respect to the ebbs and flows of the hustle while moving mountains and talking all about it on his latest release Talkin My S#!T featuring TheyNeedWeez.
The intro starts off by transporting listeners into a time capsule back to the mid-2000's–10's era of music when Jim Jones, Rick Ross, August Alsina, T.I, and Drake were taking over on radio play, and the music industry was flooded with variety. Talkin My S#!T radiates the aural aesthetic of this era from the vocal sample, minimalistic drumbeat, and summer vibe synths.
Quez Cantrell releases a gritty, clean, cut, southern flow full of clarity over the nostalgic beat as he speaks on sacrifice, knowing his vision, staying focused, and letting his accomplishments silence all the haters all while talking his sh*t. TheyNeedWeez adds a celebratory feel with his smooth, R&B-rich tones that are slightly reminiscent of August Alsina.
“Talkin My S#!T was inspired by going through a phase of self-discovery. In that phase, I had to learn how to value myself and see myself in the best light. To affirm myself unapologetically and not shrink myself due to imposter syndrome. Rap and Hip-Hop are braggadocios and bravado-driven genres. I feel like this song is a song to talk sh*t for the good guys who don’t lean on their possessions but instead value their standards and morals as men."- Quez Cantrell
The beat jumps as Quez Cantrell delivers accentuations with a deep tone. Producer Big Boy Traks had his fingers in his bag on this track! Talkin My S#!T is a statement, a triumphant, a return to the time when Hip-Hop hit a third wave on the scene and evolved into a fusionism twist. Artists continuously demonstrate that Hip-Hop isn’t dead; if anything, it endures a rest period due to the cyclical nature of music, and like every cycle, it’ll come right back for a fourth wave with another evolutionary twist.
"My influence is heavily inspired by Nipsey Hussle, Big K.R.I.T., and Starlito, to name a few. The production just sounded upbeat and felt like it required an honest perspective. The timing of where I was in life and what I felt the beat was saying to me ultimately inspired the outcome." - Quez
With another single on the way as we speak, listeners can also expect an album drop from Quez Cantrell before the final curtain call of the year! Until then, the curtain is still up, and the music is still blasting. Spin Talkin My S#!T with us (link below).