Well$ By Jack Barnes Asserting his authoritative bark over an eclectic array of beats, NC’s Well$ is one of the most inventive emcees south of the Mason-Dixon line. A quick burst of intense self-reflection, “Demo 1” is the latest lyrical exercise from the young rapper, as he experiments with vocal manipulation and sizzles with 2 minutes […]

Well$ By Jack Barnes With an gruff, authoritative, and weathered rasp, Charlotte rapper Well$ crafts fierce and honest rap songs about his life as a hard-living young man and as a child of Congolese immigrants. Saluting his friends who have supported him from the beginning, Well$ dances around swirling synth arpeggios on “Day Ones,” his […]

Baloji By Jack Barnes An authoritative barker with a malleable flow, Charlotte emcee Well$ aggressively attacks any beat he can get his hands on. Teaming up with Belgian/Congolese artist Baloji, Well$ tries his hand at Afrobeat in the latest remix to Baloji’s “Unité & Litre.” Crafted by South African producer Moroko and featuring acclaimed artist Saul […]

Well$ By Jack Barnes Charlotte’s rising rapper Well$ is a fiercely energetic performer, with a powerful rasp that belies his age. On “XXX,” premiered today by The FADER, the 2016 XXL Freshman Nominee demonstrates a kinetic flow on his two impassioned verses, attacking the bass-driven beat with verve. Enjoy this video stream below after […]

Well$ By Jack Barnes At first they may seem like strange bedfellows, but Charlotte rapper Well$ and Durham indie electropop duo Sylvan Esso are distinctively North Carolinian. Well$ represents NC Hip-Hop’s combination of the North’s intricate lyricism and the South’s brash boastfulness, while Sylvan Esso creates a blend ofAmelia Meath‘s […]