It's stunning how a flow can be both super powerful & smooth at the same time.
The Philly rapper Inflation (who we'll definitely be keeping an ear on) delivers a personal story called "tomb", wrapped up in gentle jazzy keys and punchy beatwork. The song flows so seamlessly and somehow blends the best from both the oldschool & newschool hip hop worlds - reminding me of blackwave. in a way. Inflation elaborates on the backstory:
I wrote this song in December of 2020, the end of my first semester of college. I finished my senior year of high school remote, and did my entire first year of college remote. This song expresses the feelings of a creative young adult who struggles with expressing themself, and being truly proud of the things they create.
There's also a pretty captivating music video you should dive into: