Wil May - What You Waiting For

Posted about 6 years ago
Wil May
What You Waiting For EP

What, you haven’t jumped on the Wil May buzz train? Well, What You Waiting For? While the Michigan-bred, ATL-based rapper/beatsmith may lack the Southern twang you might expect from a Grand Hustle signee, his latest EP single (and first Booth feature) is a clear indicator of his potential. Showcasing his skills on both sides of the boards, May flips a keyboard-led groove sampled from Frou Frou’s Let Go (yep, that’s Imogen Heap on the chorus) into a pensive backdrop for his reflections on the grind. In introspective verses, Wil expresses his confidence in his abilities, and his frustration with the waiting game – in his own words, “I need it right now, so bad it f*cking hurts.” It’s a sentiment we’ve heard from a thousand other hip-hop hopefuls, but it’s a genuine one, and May’s mix of melodic flows and fluid melodies makes for a certifiably fresh end product. When it comes time for this up-and-comer to spread his wings, will he soar or fall? I think I know the answer, but I’ll leave it to Booth readers to speculate. Those digging WYWF should keep it locked for details on his EP of the same name, scheduled for release “soon.”

Wil May Downloads

Written by
Posted about 6 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

More from Wil May

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

Drake Plans to “Soundtrack Your Life” with “More Life” Project in December

After teasing fans about prospective project releases since "Views" dropped in April, Drizzy announces his next "project." Read More
Posted 11 hours ago by DJ Z

D.R.A.M. “Big Baby D.R.A.M.” 1 Listen Album Review

D.R.A.M.'s debut album isn't flawless but it's full of fun, love and joy. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by Yoh

“Rick Grimes is Dead,” According to Murs’ Latest Video

The veteran emcee capitalizes off of the most popular TV show in the country with a zombie-filled quickstrike release. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by Brent Bradley

Joe Budden’s “Rage & The Machine” is a Reminder He’s a Great Emcee

On his latest album, Budden displays the lyrical and conceptual skills that made fans love him in the first place. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by Brent Bradley

Nas’ Album Isn’t Done Yet, But You Should Be Excited About It

Jay Z’s long-time A&R and the guy who signed Kanye is working on Nas’ new album—and that’s good news for everyone. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by Andy James

Chance The Rapper Releases “How Great” Video, But It’s Not That Great

The video serves as a reminder that no artist is perfect, and everyone has the occasional misfire. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by Brent Bradley
Sample Text - Sample Link




Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.