THE ROARING – SAHTYRE
There’s a lot to love about this record on which Saht welcomes your unfortunate ass into the new 20’s.
The biggest takeaway for me is a shift in emphasis: for me his previous works were about his hedonistic and psychedelic philosophy while his anti-establishment politics and deep race consciousness were less emphasized, something we caught glimpses of throughout the larger pieces about a life lived on the edge of delirium.
On this record, the fog is cleared away a bit and we get Saht’s pessimistic but personal and textured takes on life with the psychedelic hedonism taking more of a back seat (though it's still absolutely there if you're paying attention). I find his vocal affect more natural and convincing on this project than on any of the others I’ve heard thus far; features like Trizz and Murs gel wonderfully with Sahtyre’s seasoned mic techniques.
In my view part of the fog clearing is just the kinds of beats chosen and these ones are sharp, perfectly melodic and keep momentum going on a project full of heavy truth about existence in our police state.
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