In today’s age, technology has flooded our lives with content. Caught in the mire are modern musicians who champion an art form more widely distributed than any other throughout human history. And we, more often than not, overlook the music created by unfamiliar faces because it’s challenging. We’d rather have an easy listen, a known quantity to skim through while we think about something else.
Hearing is easy, but listening is difficult. Welcome to “Why We Like It,” where we rebuke the trends in favor of thoughtful analysis and underknown sounds.
“Lamborghini Racers” — Lxnny
How We Found It
Our SubmitHub inbox was blessed by “Lamborghini Racers,” the latest from North Carolina-based MC Lxnny. The track comes off his new album Lamborghini Boats, the third full-length effort of his career and direct thematic sequel to his Ocean Views EP.
Why We Like It
So often do artists speak from their own perspective, stepping out of one’s point of view becomes something of a musical novelty. Lxnny is not the protagonist of “Lamborghini Racers,” but feels like a close observer with access to the thoughts and emotions of the drug emperor he spins his yarn on. The song plays out like the first chapter of a book where the author flexes their poetic muscle to adjust your mind to the scenery. While writers have to build these images from scratch, Lxnny’s exquisite use of vocal effects and Sean Wreckless’ instrumental to place you on a coastal vacation with an underlying sense of foreboding.
Lxnny’s story is of a man whose lifestyle was born out of necessity but morphed into something darker. As he raps, “He just tryna feed his family / but it’s greed that lace the pantry / He seen land that need some stamping / brand placements are enhancing,” we can see how this character’s internal logic sees him forgive himself for the colonist-like need to consume all. Through Lxnny’s poetry and the immersive instrumental, we get to experience the life, the motivations and the pain of a character all within two minutes. “Lamborghini Racers” is a swift trip through another life.
The idea of the entire project was a sequel to another project I dropped entitled Ocean Views. We wanted to create something that could take people on a mental vacation as we were dealing with the beginning of the pandemic along with just the stress and pressures of life. So that was the drive to express the need to get away from everyday stresses. It also went into play when I heard how crazy the beat was too. When I first listened I immediately went into the melody and lyrics you hear in the Hook/Pre-Verse. As I was putting together the words to finish that section I thought about telling a story from a Scarface esque KingPin perspective. I am very influenced by movies like Scarface, Goodfellas, Casino, The Godfather, American Gangster, etc because I feel there are a lot of parallels to life itself even if you are not involved in that lifestyle. So I took that information and wrote the song from the perspective of a KingPin who is at the top of his game, wanting to get away from all the annoying things he has to deal with on a day to day, while still being pursued by the feds. In the end he ultimately meets his demise and it calls back to wondering if it was all worth it.” – Lxnny for CentralSauce
More From Lxnny
“Lamborghini Racers” is taken from Lxnny’s newest project, the similarly titled Lamborghini Boats. Give it a listen if you dug this track. Also be sure to follow Lxnny on Twitter and Instagram to keep up with his releases.
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