New Music Critique: Pretty Litt

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7.8

Contact: prettylittlivvbamm@gmail.com

Web: soundcloud.com

Seeking: Label
Style: Hip-Hop

What strikes us first about the Chicago-based duo Pretty Litt (Livv and Bamm) is the thoughtful production and composition of the tracks. “Jungle” is comprised of an old soul sample, with an effected vocal run and postmodern drum beat serving as the main instrumental. The female emcees reverse gender roles on “PLA (Pretty Litt Anthem)” telling their men to be ready for when they get back from a night out. “Windy City” is the most effective effort, pleading for social and racial justice, with firsthand observations interspersed with clips of speeches and rallies. The duo details: Laquan McDonald, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Kendrick Johnson. We sat in silence letting the stories sink in.