Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Clear Soul Forces- Detroit Revolution(s) (2012)

I was told this is an album with little lyrical value.  That same person told me this was their hip-hop album of the year.  After listening through once, I immediately understood why Detroit Revolution(s) was described like this, and my initial opinion is that that description is pretty spot on.  Clear Soul Forces use interesting enough beats to keep me listening, but really, this is an album that is all about the flow.  Every member of this crew spits fire.  The delivery comes out varied, both in style and tone.  More importantly, though, is that all of the delivery sounds confident and effortless. 

At times, this group reminds me of Lootpack; specifically songs like '15 minutes'.  While Lootpack may make more conscious rap, this song similar beats and B-boy flow.  Ironically, the vocals and beat on 'The World is Yours' sound like something from Kanye, not like the NAS reference in the title or like Viktor Vaugnh and Ghostface like referenced in the lyrics.  Songs like this show promise for this group to garnish fame.  Its good to see that the group can make solid radio tracks in addition to showing off strong flows.

While I could go on disecting the group's style, I suggest you simply take a listen on their bandcamp and enjoy the free download they provided.  This is an album that would have made my top 50 of 2012 if I had heard it in time and is a group I will be keeping my eye on in the future.

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