THE ONLY ONE - LEX ESQUIVEL / JAME$ON / HOLLOW VISIONS
I've heard producer Lex Esquivel and MC Hollow Visions work together before but this song is dope in ways I couldn’t have previously foreseen.
I don’t know who Jame$on is, but even with slick production effects added to his voice it’s clear to me that he’s a powerful singer. He takes the lead on most of this moody and melodic romance-tinged single. I’m excited to hear more from this cat.
Hollow comes in as the rap feature, adding his signature smooth and sly wisdom. Hollow’s always saying something new and interesting with flavor…
“pain is only half of what makes you crack” - Hollow Visions
What stands out most to me about this track is how the R & B context absolutely shines a strong new light on Lex’s range. I already knew he could do boom-bap, could do trap, could do all kinds of hard-ass west coast hip-hop but hearing this song bang in the whip with Jame$on’s harmonies pinging throughout the space made the breadth of Esquivel’s sound, the potential of this producer, all the more apparent. I didn’t notice until I actually sat down to write about this piece that he is in fact the main artist listed on this track with Jame$on and Hollow as features so I hope that this means that there’s a full Lex project coming in the near-term as I would most definitely bump such a tape and so should you. In the meantime, groove into fall with this slap.
Tristan "Tanjint Wiggy" Acker is a staff writer for Zus Entertainment, a Jooseboxx and Untapped Hip-Hop contributor, and member of the Inland Empire, California based nerdculture hip-hop group the West Coast Avengers