Hope in Dirt City
[Upper Class Recordings]
The song “Get on Down” has a beat that pays homage to the renaissance of Hip-Hop by laying out a heavy drum kit on top of samples suited up with funky synths. The many different elements come together and create the illusion of a minimalist approach, which makes for a refreshing sound. Cadence Weapon enters and decides to leave out the recurring hooks. Instead he showcases his ability to layer complex rhymes while at the same time produce noteworthy rhythmic patterns. The result is two solid verses that let the world know he is hungrier than ever.
After the long wait, Hope in Dirty City comes to satisfy our need for a Hip-Hop artist that can deliver. Cadence Weapon integrates many different influences from Jazz to Indie-Rock without it feeling forced. This album instead creates a coherent and innovative musical profile that leaves us wanting more.
Written by Octavio Abea, Radio K volunteer.