By: Seamus Fay
If you’ve been following Graduation Music for some time now, you’ve probably heard the name Reem Skully at some point or another. If you haven’t? Well, you’re in for a treat, as this Mattapan native joins our pages today to unleash a lyrically dense new freestyle, “Airplane Mode”. But before we get into this one, I must tell you – this is the first solo offering from Skully in a minute, and if I had to sum up the prowess shown in his return to the spotlight, I’d make sure it’s known that this promising is back, better than ever. So don’t sleep.
At its core, “Airplane Mode” is a direct manifestation of Skully’s mindset at the moment, letting the world know that he’s done playing games, he’s driven as ever, and he’s not in his bag, he’s “in [his] briefcase“. The hypnotic production directly shows this attitude, as simplistic, to-the-point cadences float over the soulful instrumental, providing a relentlessly ambitious energy all along the way. This takes us back to the title of the track, “Airplane Mode”. Reem Skully refuses to be bothered, ridding his life of all of the distractions and getting straight to the point. And quite honestly, it seems to be working, as this freestyle is my personal favorite offering of his to date.
But don’t just take my word for it, listen below and keep an eye on Skully moving forward if you weren’t already!