Keshon Whyte first appeared on our radars with ill summer single ‘Sauvignon Blanc’ last year and has continued to impress since then. Now resident in Ghana, the move looks to have brought with it a surge of inspiration allowing the lyricist to level-up again with new 4 track EP, 7 Blanc. From first track ‘True Religion’ which boasts some beautifully spacey production by 4stringsz, bars are effortlessly smooth. As lyrical approaches go, Whyte makes keeping things rhythmically and conceptually simple a strength; dispensing rhyme schemes that give instrumentals space to breathe and letting assured stanzas hang for a moment for listener digestion at the end of sentences. The resulting style is something that always comes off sounding honest, naturally cool and relatably human.
Speaking with this calm conviction lends cohesiveness to Keshon’s vibe throughout the EP, both serving to imbue a humbleness to his more pensive moments and helping to ground points where he channels his inner rapper-ego with outlandishly cocky claims such as “I’m a god figure” on ‘Who Am I’. Following the booming sub of ‘Who Am I’s trap influenced beat (prod. Foreign Local), final track and single ‘10pm In Adenta’ keeps the bass pounding while phasing in chill-jazz samples. With a lyric that firmly locates itself in the present day in Ghana, 7 Blanc has the feeling of ending with Whyte’s arrival in a new space at the start of his story.
We’re looking forward to the next chapter. 7 Blanc dropped yesterday and is available to buy here.