December 31, 2016
North Carolina’s Erick Lottary recently released his much anticipated EP, Hold Please. While we’ve been patiently waiting, over the Summer, Lottary created some buzz with two songs, “The Sheep” and “CTRL + ALT + DEL” receiving some much-deserved attention from a few national music publications. Hold Please is packed with sharp bars of shrewd lyrics of the now, Charlotte-based rapper detailing his perspective and journey in the rap game. In the impressive bonus track “Stayed Down,” Lottary flips Rihanna’s “Needed Me” into a brutally honest song about his current outlook and progression as an artist and father. On the chorus, Lottary who also sings on the track, says “I stayed down, I came up, I lost friends, they changed up.” While later in the song he utters sincere verses about his dual life as a father and a provider for his children, “Man I got a job, I never put on facades, my son need me more than my pride.” This type of conscientious rap packaged in his rugged voice and sharp wordplay is what separates Lottary from the pack.
“100,” “Mechanic,” and “The Sheep” are also standout tracks on this enjoyably forthright and expressive project that will leave you wanting more from the Fayetteville native, who is expected to release his third full-length album in 2017. The new EP Hold Please is now available on iTunes.
Stream the bonus track “Stayed Down” off the EP Hold Please by Erick Lottary