Hailing from Seattle Washington, Sam Lachow is young, Caucasian, (and not to mention devastatingly attractive), and seems to be catching on quickly in the hip-hop industry. While his beats are still relatively unknown by the majority, his tracks have a genuine vibe and speak to a comprehensive audience on everything from providing advice to spitting vernacular on partying and drugs.
In his track “Little Man Big City” Lachow raps to his little brother, and gives him guidance on how to survive the woes of middle school; this track also shows that he continues to be there for his younger brother even in the thick of his rap career. Lachow’s wisdom is reflected in this song through content and form: he informs his brother about the difficulties that he might face, as he reflects back on his own experiences as a child. This is mirrored in the line: “Sixth grade: I’ll tell you what those were the best days, thinkin’ about girls and writin’ raps instead of essays”. Through form, Lachow’s raw wholesome rap voice is contrasted against a simple backbeat, which contains a hint of piano and a dash of saxophone. His tone is truthful: he isn’t telling his little brother not to smoke or drink, but rather he tells him to have fun as he makes his brother promise “not to grow up to fast”. Lachow also references childhood motifs such as “green eggs and ham”. The message of this song is enforced through these nostalgic elements and familial references.
Lachow pulls at the heartstrings and wisdom of older siblings and exemplifies the strength in the bond between siblings (when I first heard this track I posted it on my sister’s wall because it seems like Lachow and his little brother have a similar bond to my sister and I).
Another notable quality about Lachow’s rap style is his ability to connect with a variety of different audiences. In this track he claims: “I got my gangster friends, I got my hipster friends, I got my valley-hood friends that’ll lick your friends, I got my Ivy League homies and my pot head homies, and I got a couple clicks of bitches…” and so on and so forth.
Anyways, I would like to know what you guys think! Here you go: