THOUGHTCRIME – THE THOUGHT
Updated: Feb 22
"fuck a wedding ring / I wanna mobilize"
The Thought is great at marrying familiar sounding neo-soul rap with novel content and bars. Microphonist, SOUL.DOPE.95, Mozenraff and several other producers bring their A-game with some of my favorite mid-2000s type melodic boom-bap styles to this brief but substantial record.
"Picture This" is a cool musical essay that gives us Thought deftly deploying anaphora as he often does.
“Kount Dracula” continues his habit of Gil Scott Heron type crooning between the verses.
“Feel U” is probably my favorite song on here, it’s a brilliant and infectious posse cut with an unstoppable chorus.
There's a particular line somewhere in this EP about how we'll kill ourselves in worship of the lifestyles of the past and I really feel that - tap in.
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