STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 151478-22148 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: Digital Only Album RELEASE DATE: 2014-04-29
Reviewed by Steve Hayes
Name: Social Club. Rappers: FERN and Marty Mar. Location: Miami. Approach: "We make music you're not embarrassed to show your friends." The album (which scores 5 out of 5 on iTunes) kicks off with an inspiring God-talk from guest Chris Durso called "Misfits" where he reminds us of our calling to be representatives of Jesus, a commitment to God, a life choice that others don't want. The album itself is a work of hip-hop art. If 'Misfits 2' were a painting it would be something avant-garde and likely surrealist. Rapping skills are outstanding here while production is vast and varied mainly focusing on electronic sounds and basslines. The project kicks off with a southern testimonial featuring Andy Mineo on "Coogi Sweater" (Coogi is a colourful but expensive brand). Then we break into a sung, rapped and strummed ode to a girl, highlighting the paradox of social media "friends" ("Well isn't it awkward that we're close on the internet but in real life we're so far"). Immediately we're transported into "Cops" which is a dubstep rap track. Then we keep the bassy feel flowing as FERN and Marty Mar consistently drop some furious and impeccable flows. We slow down with "Burn The Bridge" (walking the other way from a relationship and more). . . "so I can't look back on a life that took me away from a life in the first place." Misfits indeed.
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