Milwaukee’s own Watley Yeltaw is currently pushing a new single titled “Up.” The song will appear on his next upcoming full length mixtape. The production here is fly. It largely incorporates a sample of “On & On” which was a chart topping 90’s hit by Soul/R&B singer Erykah Badu. The rich groovy down to earth instrumental still has a classic essence about it even after all these years. The hook is decent. The delivery is easy to comprehend and the lyrics are customary. The verses are up to standard. Watley Yeltaw issues out a befitting flow, quality wordplay, and gratifying rhymes. He pays his respects to a lady that has caught his attention while at the same time showing love to one of his favorite recreational activities. A couple of lines worth taking notice of are: “Hate messages they sending like they all came with typos. Don’t tell her that I’m different. Cause that would be a lie. Whisper F it, I’m a try. I ain’t trying to kill no vibes. She tells me she’s an artist. I reply so am I.” Those are some non-complex yet breezy bars right there. All in all, this song is deserving of a spin or two.
**My Two Cents: I thought this was a neat track. Watley’s flow fit the sample extremely well and the content had a nice light feel to it. I liked the way he intertwined expressing his interest in a female with his affinity for smoking. The lyrics could have been slightly stronger though. Especially given the record he chose to utilize. But as a whole, I certainly think readers should give “Up” an ear when they have a chance. -MinM