Paintafresco’s ‘Flowers to Graves’ is a melting pot of melodic rap, earnest sentiments, unsubtle motivational speech, and beyond passable lyricism, all lightly seasoned with a dash of that overused infamous trap snare. With so much to vibe with, while pushing everything else around the plate, the song is a good enough plating of emotion.
A raspy-voiced broad on the song’s intro claims responsibility for Fresco’s sense of direction, and it is an almost believable display. However, in this elaborate painting, Fresco is on a diverging road and clearly, he’s chasing the bag on the one less traveled.
Flowers to Graves conforms to the chasmic, melancholic, clean, and softened trap vibe that spans across the entire ‘RIP Meant to Be’ record. And over the somewhat ethereal production, the song serves to reinforce the notion that Fresco is a lyricist before he’s anything else – his lines and references are as cohesive as a good work of literature. All this, but still light enough to be paid no attention when it comes on at a groove.
Paintafresco has definitely yet to make a meaningful debut in the industry, especially if he pushes past notions to conform to whatever is trending right now.