Hope – Eddy BMarch 15, 2013
Eddy B dropped the first track off of “HopeLess Act” yesterday, and it is everything I have been missing. With a very short intro of vocal “ooh”s, he jumps right into delivering hard-hitting vocals atop a back-to-basics beat: simple piano hook, bass, drum, and vocal “ooh”s in the background. Eddy B sings his chorus in a layered fashion that gives it a slightly harmonic sound. His verses are relentless, filled with shining vignettes of life, pain, loss, and determination. At the same time that Eddy B builds these crystal clear word-pictures, he fills his lines with clever referential lyricism. This is what I look for in hip hop. Give it a listen.
BONUS: And here’s the video to go with the music.