trade poet – “BLACK FACE”
trade poet, a Manchester-based musician, makes slowcore hip hop. On “BLACK FACE,” he unhurriedly recites his strains over a ruminative guitar riff swiped from Duster’s “time glitch.” He’ll combine quotidian worries–like trying like his father due to his dreadlocks–with a poetic description of making lyrics (“Pen and paper/I can paint a panorama”). Because the sweeping instrumentation surrounds him, he strikes from tossed off asides (“No cash nigga/I used to be smoking marijuana”) to absurdist threats (“Paranoid police/feed ‘em to piranhas”). Across the tune’s midpoint, he heightens his voice with results, making him sound as if he’s rapping underwater. It looks like being submerged in his ideas.
With artists releasing songs at a quick and livid tempo, it’s tough for the common hip-hop head to maintain observe of all of it—irrespective of how tapped in they’re. That’s why we created The Ones, a each day put up to focus on the tune it’s good to hear.
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