Arizona, what’s good out in these streets. I been on the hunt for some new fire and found it in the form of “Raindrops” by the R&B sensation, Zai Allday. This joint is catchy with smoky production (think drake-era “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”) and well laid vocals, giving it high replay value. The hook is a play on the song “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” by B.J. Thomas, and Zai sets fire from the jump singing, “Raindrops keep falling on my head now/ drippin and it’s wet now/ wave is super grow, yea/ it’s flowin, yea/”. Zai glides easily over track with the rhythm and cadence of a skilled emcee who just so happens to be singing.
Zai has a slam dunk with “Raindrops” creating a unique sound and song concept that catches your attention. The song’s content is smart and engaging with Zai seducing through the speakers on several well painted lines such as: “Bet I keep you wetter than the seven seas/”, and “I’m in the rim like I’m Vince Carter going insane and she wanna fuck with real, so she don’t fuck with no lames/”. The pace of the song feels more like hip-hop as he rap/sings in short bursts, “Raindrops/falling on top and all over me/ can’t stop/ and I got no top, aint no canopy/hey ma/ why don’t you come over and fuck with me/”. Throughout the song, Zai strikes a perfect balance with adlibs that are lowkey and slightly autotuned, but give the song a sharp, professional touch.
Unfortunately, for everything Zai does right on “Raindrops”, the song ends at 1:47 seconds!! As soon as you really get into it, it’s over. The song is also expectedly a bit repetitive with the hook playing a major part of what is a really short song. Overall, Zai checks the boxes on a highly entertaining and sexy song. This week, Zai Allday and his smooth single, “Raindrops”, is going to capture a 9.5 out of 10 for locking you end from the beginning to the end, even if the end comes briefly. Salute Zai for a great song. Thanks for riding with me on the review every week, more great music to come, stay tuned. Peace, and love, your boy, Bo!