Skweez gon give it to ya
Immediately, this beat will catch your attention. The beat flipped Janet Jackson's classic "Anytime, Anyplace" and sprinkled in some Kendrick Lamar influence as well. This song is not bad at all, and gives some space to improve. Skweez is an independent artist who is working to find his way much like his musical influence, the late Nipsey Hussle. We honor the space Skweez has created for us to enjoy his music and the story he has to tell.
Bop: As mentioned before, this song does have some space to improve. The beginning of the song starts off a bit rough but the song in itself is written really well. Skweez is a talented rapper with an amazing voice. It is raspy and youthful; it is fresh and intentional. This gives Skweez an amazing foundation off which to build. Proper mixing of the vocals to help them align with the beat would elevate this song well on its way to being a certified bop.
Airpods Quality: The beat is really well produced but the track needs work on to address the rawness of Skweez's vocals. As independent artists continue to grow, it is essential that they begin to locate engineers who can mix their songs to radio quality. If you want to fully enjoy this song, turn down the volume a few notches to be able to hear all of the elements of the song; the Janet Jackson sample, the drums, the evolution of this beat to decipher from Kendrick Lamar's "Poetic Justice" to this independently existing record. "Can Get It" would still get some play in my airpods, for sure, though.
Knock Value: Given that this track derived from an R&B single, this song is a nostalgic groove. It has some knock to it, but it isn't distracting. The producer did a great job of flipping this beat from the two former iterations by Ms. Jackson and Mr. Lamar. Coincidentally, "Can Get It," reminds me of Payroll Giovanni in that it is nostalgic bounce to the flow. It won't have your speakers rattling in your car, but you'll find yourself snapping along midway through the record.
Misogyny Meter: There isn't a direct attack on women in the song at all. One of Skweez's influences is Curren$y and you can hear the influence in music. Skweez's flow is skraight hip-hop. There is confidence, introspection, and an invitation to acknowledge Skweez's style. Definitely something we can all enjoy.
Decidedly, this song is pretty good. It could use some work to develop the vocals and to remain steadfast in the identity of the song. However, you can tell that Skweez is a dedicated artist, a talented rapper, and a favorable songwriter. There is a charm about this song that you can appreciate as a fan of independent artists. Click the links below to follow Skweez on social media and to support this artist!