It appears the pendulum in entice and hip hop has lastly swung again the opposite manner sufficient that that mumble rap is beginning to fade again to the sides once more and articulate rappers with good verse and circulate are coming again into focus. For EDM followers who additionally like hip hop this can be a welcome sufficient change but it surely’s additional enjoyable when digital music is thrown in with this new crop of well-heeled hip hop.
CW Allen is one in every of these well-spoken rappers who’s making his technique to the forefront of each the indie hip hop and EDM/entice scenes. His musical type on his new EP The Dream Child 2 is straight-up outdated 90s indie hip hop with a number of twists: most notably, digital flourished are sprinkled in and there’s a heavy nod to entice beats in songs like “Dangerous Desires” but it surely doesn’t finish there. There are thrives of guitar, jazzy horns and extra within the EP and in Allen’s type typically.
“Dangerous Desires” has been launched as a single and a video previous to the brand new EP’s launch on August 2 and it’s an excellent snapshot of what the The Dream Child goes to be about: heaps extra entice/90s hip hop vibes with well-spit verses which can be uplifting, emotive and enjoyable all of sudden. It might sound that the primary single takes a little bit of a flip from Allen’s ordinary constructive message but it surely’s extra of a name to motion. “We’d like the story to vary; wake me up from this dream..” The tune is a heartfelt plea for individuals to look into their hearts to vary the present social and political local weather. In Allen’s world, even “Dangerous Desires” can flip into love and constructive change.
On high of being stable hip hop with well-placed and well-spit verses, CW Allen provides numerous different genres into his music for additional flare but it surely’s all to get his level throughout. Dream Child 2 at core is about amplifying love, cancelling all of the damaging noise that doesn’t matter and going after one’s desires. It’s the sort of hip hop that’s desperately wanted proper now, so right here’s hoping the message is heeded.
Dream Child 2 shall be out on August 2 and shall be streamable on Spotify together with CW Allen’s different releases presently accessible now. You’ll want to try his different movies as nicely on YouTube.