Welp, looks like we’re all going to have to start paying attention to ishDARR. The 17-year-old Milwaukee-baced emcee is, by definition, greener than that dusty dollar bill in your wallet, but he does a damn good job at hiding the fact on “Nothing.” And he has some genuine lyrical ability to thank, including that ever-so-important intangible: understanding how a cadence works. We don’t generally talk about it when we praise rappers (or I rarely read people hyping it up over straight lyrics or a nice beat, both of which ‘DARR provides), but knowing exactly when and where to throw your punches is a huge part of the song.
Just listen to the hook and you’ll get the point. Our young hero waltzes right through it, hammering his point home in a manner that’s as aesthetically pleasing as a fresh blanket of snow or a perfect joint.
And, again. He’s 17. I don’t want to say we should be expecting some nice things from the kid, because it kinda goes without saying. Hit play and find out for yourself.