Earlier this month, LOWFi dropped their newest EP, The Difference via Cinematic Music Group. The 3-track EP showcases the Baltimore/Florida collective’s introspective side. It reflects on the past while simultaneously nodding to the future. The project serves as a placeholder for LOWFi fans. Their last release dropped in May and their upcoming full-length album, Legion will be here this fall. Exclusive merchandise is expected to accompany the quick-strike, alongside a yet-to-be-released video for the standout track “Memory Lane.”
The production of each song hints at the old-school sentimentality that early 2000s hip hop kept alive. In balanced contrast however, Hayelo, Jayy Grams, and Von Wilda‘s delivery updates their sound in subtle strokes of modern influence.
“Structure wise, we like to play with it, it’s more than just doing a hook and a verse,” Hayelo told TheRapFest.com in an earlier interview. “Sometimes we actually sit down and we all have this thought in our head that we didn’t have to speak about first. Then once someone says it, everybody else is like me to, me too.”
The trio’s debut album The Allegory, dropped back in 2018 with zero guest appearances. The project currently has over 1 Million streams across all platforms. The group formed in 2013 when the three rappers were in their early teens. Each of them bring their own flavor and the chemistry between them is youthful and energetic.
Filtered through a boom bap approach, LOWFi dares to tackle serious subjects in their lyrics and juxtaposes the heaviness of reality with witty humor. The purposeful contrast bridges some of the gap between “old head” hip hop purists and the new school. There’s something for everyone in their catalog.
Click below to listen to The Difference, now available to stream and download on all major platforms.