Shy teddy bear has made a name for itself over the past two years in a city with a rich hip-hop history. The young Memphis native took off at just 21, with a top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 to his name, as well as a successful debut mixtape. As an artist signed at Gucci Mane1017 Records / Atlantic Records, Pooh has already turned his big opportunity into something special like his song “Back in the blood” starring Lil Durk peaked at No. 13 on the Hot 100. Not bad for an artist who has only rapped since the age of 18. Due to the song’s resounding success, the producers are trying to match the vibe of the YC-produced record with Shy teddy bear type beats.
As a smart rapper with a dark sense of humor, Pooh’s dance between street seriousness and his direct threats in his lyrics made him hot. His first mixtape, Shy season, which landed No. 4 on the Billboard 200 album chart last December and sold 66,000 units in the first week, features this kind of rhyme and a variety of chunky, heavy beats produced by TP808, DocPlayboi, Nile Waves, CMo, Abaz , X-plosive, Real Red, Skywalker OG, SoulSoundz, Tugga and more. Where Pooh varies in his taste in rhythms, it is with the tempo. “Back In Blood” and “Neighbors”, produced by CMo, are halfway, the latter being significantly faster. However, “Choppa Way”, produced by Real Red, and “Take A Life” produced by Tugga with a sort of Foogiano crawl, allowing Pooh to show more charisma than he has en masse.
At “Back in the bloodThe star of that beat are the piano keys, recognizable everywhere. They move up and down, steadily throughout the duration of the song, but the drums set the pace. The way the drums are programmed sounds polished. , passing cleanly without being overdone. According to YC himself, he modified an 808 to be different from the melee and used a similar one used by his friend and fellow producer Tay Keith. All of these factors, the Fast tempo and consistency of sounds helped make it a success.
For “7.62 God”, one of Pooh’s greatest songs that precedes “Back in Blood”, the song produced by TP808 is drum heavy, carrying all the beat. The use of horns and ropes gives the impression that royalty is coming; just that it was his first great song. The CMo-product “Neighbors,” a Shy season single, is closer to “7.62 God” due to its pace and high rebound in Memphis, reminiscent of the type of drums DJ Paul and Juicy J designed by Three 6 Mafia. Among the differences, all of these sounds fit together and add to Pooh’s appeal. He tends to choose rhythms that sound very loud without getting lost in the production he is rapping on.
Before the rapper makes his next move, check out some Pooh Shiesty-type beats below that were created with his sound in mind.
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