I would be remiss not to admit my desires of seeing the whole “mumble rap” movement fade away, almost as quickly as the snap music/ringtone era of the early naughts did. But as a grown man, I do understand there’s checks and balances to this rap shit, not unlike our current government, and I could just as easily ignore most of it and go about my day. After all, the backbone of Hip-Hop—lyricism—will never go out of style and will always be celebrated, albeit seemingly by a smaller minority of listeners.
Having announced the title of his next EP, Rejoice! Rappers Are Rapping Again! earlier in the year, Blackalicious’ Gift of Gab launched his own Patreon channel, and as a gift to subscribers, Gift of Gab is offering an exclusive download of the new project, which he described to HHDX as a “new batch of songs” he’s been working on that “is all about lyricism for heads who love it.”
You already got a small taste of what to expect on the appropriately named “It’s Just Practice.” Today, the West Coast lyricist calls on two emcees who all share the same wave length—R.A. The Rugged Man and A-F-R-O—for the tongue twisting “Freedom Form Flowing.”
Hit that play button below, become a patron of his and download Rejoice! Rappers Are Rapping Again! today.