I might be one of the only rap bloggers who is checking for any Anticon stuff. It seems like even though they were at one time the epitome of wide-open rap music, the majority of their carryover into this very digital age has been on websites that aren’t necessarily regarded for their hip hop content.
It’s gonna be interesting to see where this song turns up as it most definitely splits the difference between those two worlds. On his first solo album since Live From Rome it sounds like Sole might be aiming for something that works a little harder to compromise with the audience. If the whole album is like this, it’ll be interesting to see how it plays out. Because, people talk like they want gritty political social-critique in their raps, but when it comes up it’s usually a different story.- Zachg