Although fairly scarce, Classified’s name always warrants attention. As longstanding supporters of the veteran MC/producer, we stay confident that no matter what he’s dropping, the blue-collar POV he’s known for will always be prevalent.
On his latest single, “Higher,” the open book Canadian talent easily connects with listeners once again, by reworking a familiar Jackie Wilson classic to emphasize how his um…lady friend gives him the steam needed to move through the fog. Some might call the undercover smoking song cliche, but his concept is easily digestible and the refinement on this sample flip is immaculate. Plus, Class got Bobby Ray to come back to Earth for a moment and deliver some of the lighthearted spit we used to appreciate so much more than his awkward braggadocio.