Originally from Philly/South Jersey, lyricist P-Rawb teams up with Big O to deliver this nine track album featuring Tyana Marie, Gabby and mixing by Big O, Chris Chase and Shane Great. “The Complexity” can be described as a body of work that reflects the ebbs and flows of P-Rawb’s life. Let’s get into this.
“Vertabrae” is the first track on the album and features a super silky baseline, shout out to Big O. P-Rawb puts on an applause worthy opening performance. Lyrically, this song is perspective story telling done right, coupled with slick flow switches from start to finish. This was a truly gifted performance, from the writing to the delivery, good job!
The production on “Crush” is just super fresh! Glitchy breaks mixed to perfection. P-Rawb is smooth as he flexes his pen game and seems to dance over the beat. This song is a cool and suave version of the regular boy meets girl concept. Then just when you think it’s over, you’re given the sweetest little wholesome lick of something beautiful by Big O.
“SoulScape” features one of the smoothest beats on the entire tape. The strings, the keys, the baseline and the drums, this production is wholesome. Lyrically, P-Rawb gives us an insight into the complexities of his life and of the inner workings of his mind. Clever rhyme schemes are at play on this track and Shane Great did a great job with the mix.
As far as producer/rapper duos go, these two artists definitely hit the mark. The album is jazzy, thoughtful and skilfully crafted. The rapping is consistent, the production is clean from start to finish and the features are excellently selected. If you’re a fan of genuinely fresh finds, this album is for you. Honourable mention goes to “Enjoy The Ride”, this production is so fresh! Also “Who Am I”, this song is for straight rap fans, trust me. Follow these two on Instagram: @prawb & @bigrodamous