When Future dropped "Mask Off" in 2017, the flute entered the hip hop scene in a big way. It became one of the most common samples to hear and a reliable means of crafting a hit. Two years later and something about the nasally winds of the instrument still manage to get the blood flowing.
Montreal artist, AlienEmoji, turned to this trusted formula on his new song, "Maybach (Party For One)", and confirmed its continued durability. AE's melodies on the hook playfully jump along with the flute, while offering that blend of flexes and aspirations required of an up-and-coming rapper. Success is something broken down into increments, with some pieces already attained and many more lying ahead. Even though AlienEmoji "and that check go way back," he's still "tryna switch Vibe toâ a Maybach."
Vocal layerings make his flows pop even more and all these elements combine to give the track a satisfying level of levity. The final verse has Moji's bars tumbling over one another in a mesmerizing manner reminiscent of Playboi Carti's cascading cadences. AlienEmoji's oeuvre only spans four tracks now - consisting of "Leeches," "Lomachenko" and "FU&ALLOFYOURFRIENDS" - but he's proving he's one to watch.
I keep business around me like I’m Buffett
I’m Elon Musk in the flesh I might go to space
And everyone gets an album cause I’m Winfrey
Yeah I went free