With her gangster and bravado in tow, Littyfromdacity rips throught her new 9-track album, The Distance.
This distance may refer to her female counterparts, as her slider is rather high on many attributes not typical of gender.
Littyfromdacity’s rapid-fire flow is so distinct; only DTP’s Shawnna may come close in style, but definitely not in technicality. Litty’s smooth-ish multi-syllable rhyme patterns litter her verses, resulting in more of a 16-bar ride than a run-through.
The Distance actually starts off a bit slow. “Find Me“, though mildly impressive, may be the weakest track here. Though, it’s placement makes sense as it’s content sets the stage for who LFDC is. “FWM” is equally mundane, but once again adds character. “All that I need is a reason to pop/Don’t make me squeeze it, lil n*gga, just stop” she spits on the latter, reinforcing her straight-street attitude.
“Dennis” has an interesting unnamed feature and an instrumental you’d hear in a desert-mirage montage. Here is where the Charlotte, NC emcee comes alive performance-wise. Semi-tired Dennis The Manace references aside, her flow is urgent and her message is clear: “Demanding respect, even if it get deadly“.
Track 4, “September” is Litty coming to full-form. A clear front-runner for a single and visual, this is a clear example of how dynamic she is. A semi-melodic hook with perfect inflections and 3-8 syllable rhymes for a good portion make it hard not to love. Lil Uzi Vert meets Freddie Gibbs.
“Dedication” serves as a confessional and audio mural for a fallen family member; a therapy session. “It be the realest n*ggas that’s the first ones to leave/Them the ones we be needing the most“, her ending line pretty much sums up the sentiment. Otherwise, pledging allegiance to street morals.
Line for line, the most lyrically dense on The Distance is “Wassup“, where she spits “Out here dodging 12, like a scene out of Reno“. A 2:39 ode to her refocusing on all of the important things. “Shadow & Stones” has another solid unnamed feature, a background sample & a somber soundtrack with a contrasting tone. It works. Overcoming, its overarching theme.
Littyfromdacity loves love (and sex), also, on “Spoken Word“. Yet again, fleshing out her dynamics for all to see. “Proud of Me” is a great ending. A classic-type all-in-all to wrap things up. Litty sings here more than she does the entire album. There’s so some personal revelations, to add icing onto the cake.
Overall, The Distance is a solid piece. It’s raw-sounding vocals and in-your-face mixing is something to get used to, but add a gritiness that fits her personality. This would have been even more stellar as a 6-track tape, but all is needed for a full perspective of who Littyfromdacity actually is.