MVW makes his debut on SpitFireHipHop with “Still Do” featuring Valee.
New York composer Michael Vincent Waller (MVW) teams with producer Lex Luger and Chicago rapper Valee for “Still Do,” the second single from his upcoming project Classic$ available via AWAL Recordings. With MVW and Lex Luger’s rich production of ominous strings and punchy beats, and Valee’s effortless vocals on wealth and luxury, the three artists come together to create a fresh new sound.
MVW explains, “My core intention on Classic$ is to get classical music into hip-hop without dissolving either. It’s about allowing the production and samples to breathe organically. We’re not simply trying to add orchestral heavy strings. Instead, we’re relying on dark and episodic chamberal moments, which fit naturally. I hope people are like, ‘I didn’t know classical music could be so funky. I can’t believe trap is so sensuous and beautiful.’”
Valee adds, “The production on the song just spoke to me. I knew I had to do something different and use a brand new flow for it.”
“Still Do” follows Classic$ lead single “Survey Says” featuring Shanique Marie that celebrates the pride and joy of unity and self-love on the vocals while co-producer Lex Luger flips Michael Vincent Waller’s original composition “Love 1” into a hypnotic and mesmerizing sample. Classic$ will be the first hip-hop project from Michael Vincent Waller. He has released three classical albums via Unseen Worlds, Recital and XI Records. His 2019 album Moments was revered as “absolutely sparkling” by Exclaim!. Meanwhile Pitchfork raves that “every note and gesture on Moments seems to be deeply felt and philosophically weighed before a hand touches a piano key or lifts a mallet.”