Bronx artist Charlie Wayy has shared a new full-length album titled Sweet Sixteen. Raised in the Webster Houses, Wayy has developed a heartfelt, uncompromisingly authentic style built upon a foundation of sharply-crafted, vivid lyricism and raw production. His latest project Sweet Sixteen continues to demonstrate his venomous pen game, as he weaves hard-hitting bars atop luxurious yet grimy instrumentation.
Wayy wastes no time in delivering the goods, kicking off the project in a strong fashion with “Vancourtland.” With true-to-life lyricism and nocturnal production, “Vancourtland” paints an unfiltered picture across its 1-minute run time. “Tailor Tape” contains some clever bars that will have listeners rewinding throughout to catch everything, underscored by an elegant instrumental. “Sunday Service”, featuring j nics, brings in a slightly different sound with cloudier, uplifting production centred around atmospheric keys and glowing vocal samples, showcasing Wayy’s versatility. “Penn Station”, featuring a beat from accomplished producer Neako, provides a project highlight with graceful keys playing out beneath Wayy’s poetic, deft verses. “Soulè Food”, with MARQUIS, utilizes winding vocal samples and refined keys to create a colorful sound palette.
A versatile, focused set of 16 tracks that remain thoughtful and honest throughout, Sweet Sixteen, executively produced by Ricky Mapes, presents another strong offering from the prolific Charlie Wayy.
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