Molding a new and distinctive sound, Cush Wallace is becoming a musical force in Los Angeles. His West Coast hip hop energy comes to life sonically with dreamy, floaty croons and machete-like rap bars. As an artist, he uses his music to share personal anecdotes about relationships with women and his business dealings. His latest release is a single aptly titled Playin’ Games.
On the song, he delivers a colorful rap flow that feels like a cross between R&B and melodic rap. The track’s energetic beat is invigorating. It gives the single an electronic, almost new age funk music feel. Cush Wallace grew up between the thriving music hotspots of New York and Los Angeles, and he often draws sonic inspiration from his Afro-Latino roots. On Playin Games, he raps, “got her hanging on to every single word I said now.”
Musically, the track has some cool features like a syncopated high hat rhythm that isn’t trap, but gives you a similar vibe. Also, Cush’s vocals do a little modulation halfway through the song.
“A n*gga try to dump you, put em in the trash…”
Cush Wallace has been grinding since 2013. As a multi-instrumentalist who is classically trained as a guitarist and cellist, he writes, produces, and even mixes and masters his own music. He has shared the stage with the likes of fellow Cali artists Kendrick Lamar and E-40, and gained support from Beats By Dre. The rapper/producer landed a spot on Apple Music’s Hip Hop chart and Triller’s Top Trending Songs. Don’t sleep on Mr. Wallace; he is positioning himself to be the next big thing coming out of the West Coast.