La Brea native Fih comes with soulful sounds on her new two track “La Brea & Slauson.” Freestyling over Jay-Z’s “Imaginary Players” and YBN Nahmir’s “Doubleback,” this EP hits a bit harder with more colorful production than her last covers, “La Brea & Rodeo.” Her voice here is a more distorted, contrasting the natural feeling of the previous tracks.
That being said, her sound resonates beautifully on both new songs. Fih does a great job walking the line between rap and R&B, effortlessly dropping in back and forth while serving up weightless choruses and grounded bars.
On “KEEP IT PLAYER,” her voice echoes with the synths behind her, the backup vocals sparkling the background during the chorus. Her singing is light and comforting, contrasting her rapping and warming the listener up for the next track. On “G SLIDE,” it’s nothing but the bars; there’s very little singing, and it’s much more punctual than her other raps.
Overall, this second two piece project is a nice addition to her budding discography, showing her versatility as she holds her own over the instrumentals.