Pressure Gauge – [Xavier Wulf] & [Quintin Lamb]

In all honesty, I make as much of an effort as possible to write about music that I thoroughly enjoy, but there are certain days throughout the years that are simply slow in terms of artists dropping something new, so there are certain records that aren’t my absolute favorite, but I write about them anyway. At the same time, I definitely try and be as transparent as possible in my articles and when I’m not totally in love with a song, I try and mention the goods just as much as I point out some of the shortfalls.

What makes my job easy, though, is when one of my all-time favorite artists releases something new, because I have countless talking points to make as well as incredible music to listen to, so it’s these artists that make writing a breeze. One emcee who has been a favorite of mine over the years is underground Memphis phenom Xavier Wulf, and his menacing, ruthless style has always been something that I was captivated by. Last year was a massive one for him too, considering he released a plethora of tracks as well as some features and even an EP alongside Quintin Lamb entitled GARAGE PUNK.

So, it goes without saying that I was pumped to wake up and find out that X dropped a music video for the project’s second track “Pressure Gauge”, I was elated and couldn’t wait to write it up. Quintin might’ve made the masterful beat, but I had no clue that he was a director either, but ever since watching this music video that was shot by the hitmaker as well, I was blown away, to say the least. If there’s one thing most fans know about Xavier, aside from his insane musical skillset, it’s the fact that he is a car enthusiast, and that might be undercutting his love for automobiles and street races.

While this is nothing new in most of his other visuals, he takes us to the gas station to fill up his tank before heading to the autobody shop in order to work on some whips and spit some of his bars, all while smoking a blunt and living the life I’m sure he used to dream of. Xavier Wulf and Quintin Lamb are one of the most dynamic duos in the entire industry, and since they’ve now released projects in 2020 and 2021, my only hope is that they team up once again this year to continue their unbeaten streak of all-out hits once more.