Pre Game Freestyles is a new EP from singer/songwriter Ellis Blè. The songs combine elements of trap music, afro-beat rhythms and moderately paced hip hop vocals. The artist has a smooth delivery with a good sense of timing. His voice really does flow well, and the surprisingly detailed lyrics keep the listener engaged with the material. The backing music is fresh and mildly futuristic, but the area where the album impresses the most is with the “stream of consciousness” storytelling. The amusingly titled Horny Lately also features a groovy guitar intro and is probably my favorite jam on here. Pre Game Freestyles is a fine little EP that blends sexualized sentimentality with romance, personal reflection and a party vibe.
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