The very concept of balance, of needing to find that in order to achieve peace and to re-connect with those who matter, is something rarely pondered in modern hip hop; or music in general. This song goes against the grain in many ways, not throwing blame or leading with guilt, just keeping things honest.
It’s hard to compare the work ethic of Cesare to anyone else in independent hip hop right now. The first of yet two more brand new releases is a track that hits with memorable impact, showcasing Cesare at his peak passionately, engaged within a story-line that holds close to the intense & gritty vibe presented by the music.
The contrast between these spoken word moments and the uplifting brightness of the hook lets the whole thing really hit with impact.
Cesare’s return brings a smooth yet bright new beat and a melodically satisfying RnB vibe – whilst also tipping its hat to the contemporary sounds of the hip hop landscape.
A style born from a place like Detroit is often in a league of its own, and an Emcee like Cesare working the fiercely competitive & burgeoning independent music scene of the city has a clearly established sound & style.
Individuality is hugely important in independent music, and with Cesare’s music you get a good mixture of this with a comforting sense of familiarity.