On Well$' "Dreams Of An Insomniac," his producer Atu loops a vocal sample that echoes "I know what you like" over the entire song. It's mesmerizing; the production alone will remind you of those late nights when you're up at 3 a.m., laying in bed and your mind keeps racing, which is exactly what Well$ intended. The instrumental was originally released as "What You Like" off Pictures on Silence, but "Dreams of An Insomniac" will appear on his upcoming project, MTSYD: The Revenge of the African Booty Scratcher, which drops on April 28.
He's recently gained quite a bit of buzz off of the video for "Savoir-Faire," which features Well$'s grandmother rocking Jordans. Beyond that, Well$'s work always hits hard, and is overwhelmingly personal—you can feel his confusion and anger in "Dreams Of An Insomniac" after just the first few lines. It makes sense when you hear what he has to say about the track:
"When I wrote this song I was living at my aunts house. [All of the sudden] it kinda hit me that I left my parents house and came to live up here (Chapel Hill, NC) to do this rap shit. I had no money, no job, no nothing—just some raps and a busted iPhone 4S just to access wifi. I wasn't feeling myself too much at the time. Along with losing my older Cousin B a couple months earlier, it was just a bad time for me. Although people would come to me and say you will make it you next, I felt like giving up. But thanks to my Immaculate Taste set, I pushed through. I'm glad I did.
I named the songs 'Dreams Of An Insomniac' just cause it's hella nights that I couldn't sleep thinking of how to get on. And there are all these things that come to your mind when you're alone with your thoughts, and that's the only way a insomniac 'dreams'... through his thoughts."