Chill Moody relaunches his #MoodyMondays series with weekly new jams for 2022 - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

“Bars matter,” Philly rapper Chill Moody posted on social media earlier this week, and that’s evident in the latest singles he’s been rolling out for the return of his #MoodyMondays series.

Chill loves to keep productive, and one of the ways he does that is by goal-setting through social media challenges — he tells us this current run of Moody Mondays, where he releases a new cut every week on streaming services, will carry him into the springtime.

Of the initial run, there’s a distinct sonic variety, beginning with the Wes Manchild-produced “Billy Ray Valentine,” which is pensive and minimal, with touches of crackling vinyl and accents of bass under a nonstop lyrical flow — like he said, “bars matter” — with rhymes about being “on my way to a nice fortune.”

The SAMlive beat on “Starrcade’92” is punchier, built around a lively boom-bap rhythm with Mobb Deep textures (as well as a lyrical reference to their hit “Shook Ones”), while Chill reflects on his drive to innovate; the Lester London collab “needle drop” is more low-key and delicate, featuring Chill’s introspective bars intertwining with beautiful piano melodies and guitar licks into a dreamlike outro.

Listen below, and keep tabs on Chill’s IG for word of the next Moody Monday release.

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