SK8 Baller (Deluxe) – [FlashyWes]

I wish I had found FlashyWes’s original SK8 Baller project early enough to write about it in the first place but lucky for me he is back with a deluxe version to the tape with four new tracks that are equally if not more enjoyable than the original. The Detroit rapper who I first heard after first listening to his features alongside fellow Motor City artist Shaudy Kash, is one of the slickest lyricists in a city full of them and never fails to amaze me in his ability to pull references out of a hat and warp them into double entendres simultaneously. The title of the project is ironic to me because it truly feels that Wes is skating over each unique instrumental as he glides from bar to bar. The only feature comes from Lac Deuce on the song “Dark Side” that is powered by a triumphant trumpet melody that sounds like it is straight out of a Bankroll Fresh song where he and Wes go back and forth not missing a beat between them, both respectively killing their verses. I am really eager to hear more from FlashyWes and he is one of my favorite younger acts in what is undoubtedly the most exciting city in rap.