Like Joey Bada$$ and his Pro Era crewmates, Brooklyn bully Mr. MFN eXquire has reveled in a boom bap-inspired style that is a combination of East Coast hip hop’s various golden eras and MF DOOM’s eccentric backdrops. The difference, however, is the eX is usually eloquently rapping about making a sexual example out of one’s mother while simultaneously smacking her brother. After taking a brief hiatus, he returns with a new project (following up his early 2015 drop Live from the Danger Room), LiveForever.
Unapologetically Brooklyn (if you live in Crown Heights, then you’ll recognize the guy in the intro), the seven-track project is a murky trip through the mad mind of one Hugh Anthony Allison. His free-wheeling style meshes well with the colorful backdrops provided by Hi Rez, Constrobuz, Darko The Super and more, and definitely should not be missed. Stream LiveForever below.