If you are a retro Hip Hop head you probably one of them niggas sayin that this isn't Hip Hop but we beg to differ. The energy these guys have is undeniable. At first listen it would be very easy to denounce their music as Hip Hop but if you get your fucking head out of your ass and open your mind realizing that the music that you still want from the 90's is never coming back you'd find these young dudes refreshing as they embody that in their time. IT'S THEIR TIME!! Sitcha ass down and let them create.
And that they have done with this album. The beats are bangin (s/o Mike Will Made It) and the concepts are on point especially from the views of the youth these days. They're having fun but are conscious of their success in light of where they could be as young black men.
Let's face it if Kriss Kross were to have come out in 2015 they'd probably be this. These guys have mastered their craft period and the confidence in their flow and stage presence shows it. They dare to use their voices in sarcastic manners which make some things they say funny but never stops the groove of the tune. Tune your ears to it. Don't be so resistant. That's for the older heads who wanna sit around stuck waiting on Nas, De La Soul or some fuckin body to come back and be the fore front of Hip Hop. That shit is over just as when they were doin it it was over for most our founding fathers of Hip Hop in the late 70's early 80's. Hip Hop is evolving as it always has and this is what it's becoming in this era which is pretty fuckin cool.
Either way the album is bangin from tracks like "Unlock the Swag" to "YNO feat Big Sean". Trust that you will be bangin this one while you getting dressed and in ya wipp on the way to where ever the hell you goin. To make sure here's the link to purchase https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sremmlife/id948398152
Go get it! You wont regret it. Start your year off in some fun Turnt up in yo face music!
By Antuan "A-Tuan" Wright for Apex Coture Magazine