Pro Material Single “Switch It Up” Ripples Through the Ethos
Pro Material “SWITCH IT UP” For the People
Independent rap duo Pro Material stands by their recent single “SWITCH IT UP”as it makes ripples of sweet noise through hip hop. Rappers Gilz and Banks merge their creative styles showcasing melodic hip hop with heavy hitting bars, to meet at the paradigm of rap lyricism.
In fact, this single has proved its timelessness as it gives something for listeners to bob their heads to. Their chemistry is marked by their contrasting styles and gives an undertone of a cipher. The bars Pro Material drop in “SWITCH IT UP” speak to the genuine pursuit of a woman through a poetic account. Gilz takes to the first verse to spit melodic rhymes about their relationship:
“I got her vibin, got her subscribing, I got the wine and she sippin up. I’m in her mind and she in denial when I ain’t replying or picking. I’m never sliding or tripping up. They should co-sign how I give it up. They on the pine while I’m livin up. It’s a surprise if it isn’t us.”
Pro Material’s flows are experimental in nature and pay homage to all aspects of the genre. They strategically pull from past and present. Even the hook, styled from classic chants, takes a new purpose and pulls the single together at both ends.
Banks comments, “This is what it sounds like when you switch it up. Stop playin with us—we different!”
ABOUT PRO MATERIAL
Pro Material was conceptualized in 2005 when Martin Gilfritz Semelfort and Ty Banks, met during their senior year of high school and bonded over their love for wordplay, melodic rhymes, and hardcore gritty rap. Growing up on the East Coast, Gilz and Banks have an undying passion for raw lyricism and the competitive flow of true hip hop. Pro Material released their debut project, Until Further Notice, in 2014, though their most notable album, Ethos, was released following after that project.
This duo’s musical style is a blend of East Coast rap with heavy bars, catchy hooks and melodies. While Pro Materials loves to adapt to any and every beat they encounter, their subject matter ranges from topics of current events, relationships, the struggle of a work-life balance, and the trials of and tribulations of life. Pro Material is an independent duo and creates their own merchandise and produces and directs their own visuals. The group aspires to impact the world through music in addition to staying true to the raw and authentic sound and culture of hip hop.
The “SWITCH IT UP” single appears on Pro Material’s project ETHOS. Listen to the single on all music platforms.