Baytown-based beatsmith kal.kal is becoming a fixture on this blog. The dude stays hard at work in the lab, and his sound variety is quite awe-inspiring. Right out of the 2018 gate, kal.kal finds himself experimenting with an electronic based, slightly dancier sound, while still managing to incorporate some of the trademark moods and textures he is becoming known for. The January EP may be more of a taste-tester project, or possibly it is a sign of the shape of things to come. Either way, we are certain that there will be more and more coming from kal.kal, and smart people are tuned in.
Not many MCs straddle the line between confidence and humility better than Virgil Wolfe. The Baytown resident is known for dropping extremely thought provoking, and sometimes coded, lyrics in a manner so laid back that much of the information may be missed through the first listen or two. Before The World Wakes Up is a project that revels in that realm. A unifying double-theme of putting in work while everyone is sleeping and being ‘woke’ in the midst of the oblivious is executed masterfully. Production duties were handled mostly by Calamity, with Virgil Wolfe handling the beatsmithing on Donahue. This one is definitely dope, and perfectly placed in terms of release date to make me rethink my whole Best of 2017 standings for the homies.
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