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THE MATTER – DOPAMINE RUSH


I like that Dopamine Rush is having fun with words and vocab; I’m biased towards this kind of content tbh. His music is throwback east coast in style for me – it reminds me of the Lox and Peter Gunz.  His beat choices are solid AF; I like the concepts on songs like “Black Will Hunting”.

“Fast Mood” is some post Wu-Tang, thinking in the Dojo lyrical workout shit. I love it. The drums are earthy, the chorus is introspective, the outro speech sample is thought-provoking and the instrumental solo from Paul Wilson aka Incognegro is delicious. “Staunch Candidate” is a rowdy posse cut full of features, funny samples and raucous syncopation.

Rush sounds like he’s careful, he maintains a level of calm respectability in his MC persona; “Reasonable Doubts” luxury rap vibes for real, check out this thoughtful language-loving record when you have a moment.


Tristan "Tanjint Wiggy" Acker is a staff writer for Zus Entertainment, a Jooseboxx and Untapped Hip-Hop contributor, and member of the Inland Empire, California based nerdculture hip-hop group the West Coast Avengers

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