We’ve been getting a lot of support and site traffic from South Africa lately, it’s only right to highlight some rising artist out that way. Stream “The Breakthrough”, the latest project by Johannesburg’s very own MeloGenic.
World P is a 36 year old emcee based in Detroit, Michigan affiliated with Port Huron heavyweight Substance810 & this actually happens to be his full-length debut.
The album kicks off with “Who Knew”, where World P opens about going from being locked up as a teenager to the man he is today over some grand piano melodies & finger-snapping. The next song “Dark Flower” shows off his storytelling skills over a cavernous beat while the track “Envy” talks about those who’re jealous of him over a Bay Area style instrumental. The song “It’s My Party” is obviously a club banger with over a trap beat with some staccato keyboards & after the “Bobby Smith” interlude, the track “Ain’t About That” viciously calls out those who have no loyalty to him.
The song “Go Girl” is a decent strip club banger while the track “Sold My Heart” completely gets on the emo rap tip over a moody beat. The song “Dear Dad” is an emotional letter to P’s father over a grand beat & before the album finishes off with the “Flagg Bey” outro, the closer “Fuck It” is a response to a woman claiming that she’s leaving him over a luxurious instrumental.
If you’re curious about World P, then definitely give this album a listen because he does a good job at giving the listener a proper introduction as to who he is.
Felt is a duo consisting of underground veterans MURS & Slug. The pair made their debut in late 2002 with a self-titled full-length produced by The Grouch, but would step their game up a lot much more on their 2005 sophomore effort that featured front to back production from Ant. Last we heard from them was in ‘09 with a 3rd album that was entirely produced by Aesop Rock but after a dropping a loosie earlier this week, MURS & Slug are hooking back up with Ant to drop Felt 4 U out of nowhere.
The album kicks off with “Never Enough”, where the duo talk about leveling up over a funky beat. The next song “Find My Way” talks about forever paying the price over an instrumental to cruise down the street to while the track “Don’t Do Me Like That” talks about getting into arguments with their wives over a mellow beat. The song “Trees” sees the 2 trading bars back & forth over a boom bap beat with an organ loop while the track “Through the Night” gets romantic over a sensual instrumental.
The song “Freeze Tag” is a crowd mover with a somewhat disco inspired beat while the track “Sticks & Stones” looks back on their childhoods over a heavenly instrumental. The song “Underwater” gets back on the love side of things over a fittingly aquatic instrumental while the track “Alexander F’real” continues to show their chemistry over a slick beat. The song “Hologram” with The Grouch & Aesop Rock sees the 4 talking about how they don’t give a fuck what people be hollering over what could possibly be the darkest instrumental on the whole album while the penultimate track “Crimson Skies” talk about being at the crossroads over a cinematic boom bap beat. The album finishes with “Borboleta”, where Felt talks about how far they’ve come & how far they have left down the road over an summery instrumental.
These guys have never disappointed me personally & this is a pretty damn good comeback for them. Ant absolutely kills it on the boards whereas both MURS & Slug both sound like they never left because the way they compliment each other is still as fantastic as ever.