Valee & MVW – “Tailor Swift”

Valee & MVW – “Tailor Swift”

The Chicago rap eccentric Valee had a lot of hype behind him a few years ago, but he largely disappeared, and that hype dissipated. This year, though, Valee has made up for lost time, releasing two full-lengths, Vacabularee and the Harry Fraud collab Virtuoso. Pretty soon, we’ll get a third. Next month, Valee and the producer MVW will release a new LP called Valeedation. (No. Really. That’s what it’s called.)

MVW is Michael Vinent Waller, a former contemporary classical composer who studied under La Monte Young before reinventing himself as a rap producer, working with artists like Zelooperz, TiaCorine, and Xavier Wulf. He and Valee have worked together before; they released a single called “Bali” last year. Valeedation will feature appearances from Zelooperz, Pink Siifu, Tony Shhnow, and Bbyafricka. It’ll also include the brand-new single “Tailor Swift.”

“Tailor Swift” has a lurching, idiosyncratic beat, and it’s got a Valee delivery that matches its strange suspended quality. As the title implies, Valee has fun with the wordplay: “White Gucci pants, same color Taylor Swift/ Getting measured in Gucci, bitch, my tailor’s swift.” Below, listen to “Tailor Swift” and check out the Valeedation tracklist.

01 “Could Be
02 “MetroPCS” (Feat. Zelooperz)

03 “Nelly Furtado
04 “Yo Yo” (Feat. Tony Shhnow)

05 “Gucci Gotta Getit
06 “Shrimp Fried Rice”
07 “Pistachio” (Feat. Zelooperz)

08 “Tailor Swift”
09 “Liquid
10 “Creme De La Creme” (Feat. Pink Siifu)
11 “Dedication
12 “People” (Feat. Bbyafricka)

13 “Twelve”
14 “Ain’t Exotic”

Valeedation is out 10/20 on MVW Productions/Fake Shore Drive.

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