Miami-based hip-hop artist Cartier Dré released his brand-new track, “No Sleep,” an ode to those who will always go the extra mile, just last week,
“No Sleep” hails the ‘work hard, play hard’ mindset of the music industry, and reminds listeners that life is short. Thus, it’s okay to lose a little sleep if it results in making a new, valuable connection or harnessing a powerful dose of inspiration.
A bilingual rapper, Dré raps in English and Spanish, blending contagious pop-flavored hooks with washes of alluring sound. It’s a sound inspired by artists such as Kanye West, Drake, and Kid Cudi.
As a former athlete and excellent student, Dré is no stranger to the hustle approach. In school, he received baseball offers from Division I, II, and III universities, resulting in attending one of the nation’s elite Ivy League colleges.
The lyrics reveal the attitude “No Sleep” is conveying.
“Sleep is for the weak, I’ve been grinding every day each and every week / I got money on my mind my favorite color’s green, I’m countin up this paper and I’m eatin up this cheese.”
“No Sleep” opens on a risky-flavored piano followed by Dré’s filtered voice, which shifts to his deliciously evocative flow, imbuing the rhymes with lush, unique textures and enticing, melodic cadence. The syncopated rhythm, crisp and tight, gives the rhythmic foundation a fat, rolling feel as radiant harmonies infuse the tune with sonic depth and dimension.
With “No Sleep,” Cartier Dré dishes out innovative hip-hop, full of beaucoup layers of tasty colors, simultaneously luminous and compact.