By: Seamus Fay
Reem Skully has been on Graduation Music’s radar for a minute now, and by way of thoughtful, quality releases, he’s quickly making a name for himself as one of the most impressive rising acts in the city. The last time he made his way to our pages, fans were blessed with the infamous “Airplane Mode” freestyle. Today, maintaining this prowess, Skully drops off his newest song, “Respect 1st”, and it may just be his finest effort to date.
As the title denotes, this release is entirely focused around the venerable stature of an artist like Reem Skully. He’s been doing his thing for quite some time now, and in pursuit of the bag, he holds no hesitation in hustling to get to the destination. This ambitious, hard-working mind does Skully well, as the lyricism on this one is truly second to none when it comes to money-minded anthems.
Topping this off perfectly is sparkling production courtesy of Humbeats, who, like always, is sure to cater perfectly to the artist’s strengths when crafting together an instrumental. The infectious sound of “Respect 1st” is placed alongside motivated scenery in the music video, and overall, this is a perfect release to act as the lead single off of the forthcoming project, SKULLYBABY. That being said, Reem Skully is about to make some serious noise in Boston and beyond, so don’t sleep.
Get ready for the Mattapan native’s full-length effort and in the meantime, keep “Respect 1st” on repeat at the link below!