Thursday, December 11, 2014
Violent Ground Tackles Heavy Lyrical Progress on The Release of Their Latest Record
“Reborn”, “Never Fade Away”, “Rap”, “Nuthin’ On Me”, all stand out amidst a solid 13 tracks, but this is a whole record to be consumed and listened to as a whole, not just singles. I appreciated the way that things work so well together, flowing through various themes, topics, and ideas. From love, loss, politics, and so much more, the duo paints a picture so well that it feels so complex and yet they make it seem so simple. The flow goes slow, fast, and through various stages, creating a kaleidoscope of thematic beats that are not seen in the mainstream right now.
As far as hip hop records, this is a strong showing and something that I think more people should hear. The duality of the vocals alone is worth checking out, as it’s synchronic at times, but with power and focus through various highs and lows. It’s impressive how the rhyme skills show on top of elevated beats that are organic in nature. There’s so much here that it’s a heavy record with lots of talent. I’m impressed with the delivery, especially the harmony and chaos that is presented in such a complete package. As far as independent hip hop, this is a very powerful record that feels so urgent in a time when a lot of the mainstream is boring and tired.
I highly recommend you check out Violent Ground’s latest record. You can check out the track “Born With Tha Mic” below, and check out more via their official website here.