Saturday, November 7, 2015

Malichi Presents A Fascinating Vision With Real Life

I’m always on the lookout for new music, and if you follow my blog, you know that I’m all over the map reviewing records that I find hitting my ear. This includes a lot of music that most people skip over. Malichi is one of those artists that you may not know about, yet, but here I am to say that the music he’s putting out is quite good, and deserves more attention. With the release of “Real Life”, the MC puts on a showcase of relevance, with a touch of spiritual prowess as well.

It’s rare to hear from Christian hip hop the type of flow that Malichi pushes with this recording. He isn’t emulating someone, he’s not trying to be the second coming of a secular rapper, he’s just himself here. With every track you hear a mix of fluid beats, and his lyrical points that come through with honesty, and fresh air. He focuses on a mix of rhymes, special guest singers, and a touch of reggae to mix things up. There’s so much here, 20 tracks to navigate through, and each one has a special flow to it. The mix is clear, with nice bass, good beats, and a clarity in vocals that you don’t always get with hip hop.

When Malichi jumps in to rhyme, his flows are educated, spiritually dipped, but not without relevance. Sometimes you get hip hop artists forcing the flow to rhyme with spiritual elements, but that’s not what you get here. This record features a lot of skillfully placed rhymes, and they are as important to the song structures as the lyrical material pushes. The fluidity of the rap mix is definitely on par with some of the best in the industry right now. There’s no holding back, it all seems to come from the heart.

I can really appreciate the record here, with some stand out tracks. Some of the best tracks here include, “B-Boy Stance”, “Rush”, “Vision”, “Child Soldier”, “Street Life”, and “Watch Dem Friends”, just to name a few. With 20 tracks of hip hop here, you’re not going to run out of great music fast. There’s over an hour of greatness found here, and each track differs from the next, pointing towards a positive stance. Pay attention to the lyrics, and the mix of beats here. Malichi jumps through a lot of hoops to paint a good picture, making it seem too easy. There’s a lot to dissect here, I can’t say enough good things about the mix on the record. You’ll have this on repeat, no doubt. There’s so many great tracks.

Check out Malichi’s “Real Life” by checking out his official website here, and don’t miss this creative hip hop record.

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