IT’S BEEN 5 MONTHS SINCE LA RAPPER 423KIDK RELEASED “SELFISH” AND I STILL DON’T KNOW WHAT TO MAKE OF IT.
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At the top of the year 423kidk released a full length project entitled Never Going Back. The tape really demonstrates his artistic abilities when it comes to melody, flow and delivery. You can tell 423kidk isn’t a stranger to genre bending. However it’s with his latest release where he reminds us that he has mastered it. A few months after he released Never Going Back, he released the Ibemxn produced record“Selfish” and completely shook up the game. The song is a perfect mix of everything we liked about the groove and aesthetic of the music in the 80s with the the melody and delivery we have in Hip-Hop today. 423kidk perfectly walks over the already melodic beat with a flow that is infectious. It’s so good you almost forget what the song is about, by the time you start paying attention to what’s being said you’ve spun the record back three times.
The song is accompanied by a video directed by Drewshotya. Producer Ibmxn explained the concept for the video was to “time travel back to the 80’s” and that’s the perfect representation of the serimenting with sounds and genre bending, “Selfish” has been one of the best examples I’ve heard in a long time. Stream the song below as well as Never Going Back. Let us know what you think of both projects!
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