Willy Cardiac has set the South African Hip Hop scene ablaze with his emo punk take on trap music. Willy shot to international attention with the earlier release, Fan Of Me featuring RnB sensation Eric Bellinger, along with stand out singles including Sippy Dippy, No Percs, Maniac Lullaby, and Blinky earning him over half a million streams. Riding off the energy garnered from his increasing popularity, Willy returns with his new project Sex And Pearls, easily showcasing his ability to switch between flows, a feature palpable on tracks Babe Don’t Trip and Run featuring DJ Maphorisa.
On Babe Don’t Trip, a high-octane single filled with braggadocious bars delivered over a thumping bassline and distorted synths, the 19-year-old, shows off his dexterity by infusing his raps with a punk aesthetic. Willy easily proves why he is considered the ‘voice of the youth’ in South Africa with his budding electro-tinged, trap soundscape.
On the following track, Run, Willy Cardiac features DJ Maphorisa, and together, they deliver a sound blend of Afrobeat and trap. The latter provides Willy with a platform to show off his incredible skill set as he rap-sings on this melodic offering.
Run rounds up the paired release and unfolds the many facets of Willy Cardiac.