Here’s something fresh coming out of Dallas Texas. ErnieWoodlo recently dropped his new video in my inbox for, “Lil Big Homie”, and I’d be lying if I said that it hit me right away. In a world full of turn up, the tune is the anti-turn.
Via a depressing, soft spoken and poignant delivery during the vocals, ErnieWoodlo finds the time to reflect on his life as a whole. From his upbringing, to his current position, and looking all the way ahead to his funeral, ErnieWoodlo has found a way to shed his soul on the track. Through a smooth flow and easy to follow lyrics, the song reads almost like an interview.While the production is fresh in its own right – laden with rich guitars, haunting vocals, clean piano, fat 808’s and slapping drums – for me the songwriting is what makes me keep coming back here. While it may take a few listens to really have this connect, if you pay attention it will for sure dig deep. Like a window into his life, ErnieWoodlo let’s you into his world through beautifully crafted metaphors, thought provoking questions, and a clear storyline.
While most of the song remains low key, ErnieWoodlo makes sure to kick things up during the hook, taking the tune from a sad story to a story of triumph. If you like conscious hip hop that still hits, this may be a jam for you.