Creatively the music on the project varies distinctly as N0va has collaborated with a number of different producers to build the project, however, there is a definite overall mood that keeps things relevant & easy to escape into.
This single produced by JENIUS showcases the smooth musicality & clever conceptual approach of Finessen under a thoughtful & somewhat alternative light.
Dark Lite’s message is strong – don’t let any one tell you that you can’t do something. If the dream is there, go after it. From Belgium to New York is his story; a well produced, creative & passionate debut album.
The creative freedom to explore & express whatever is of interest is unstoppable here, which makes for something loaded with individuality. A touch of Outkast comes through on occasion, as does a hint of Cypress Hill. Everything else feels completely new.
Right from this offset this release has such good vibes. The rhythm & lightness, that dance-hall or reggae-fusion feel, it lays the ambiance effectively & this is all backed up & enhanced by a considerably genuine, warm sounding leading voice.
How this much could emerge in one strike is immense – the stories, the flow, the rhymes, the vocal tone, the honesty, the musical eclecticism, the endless variety. A total must for fans of classic hip hop with fresh ideas & more than a few musical twists.
This album comes as a genuine & welcome surprise, the detail & complexity of the project in its entirety is stunning. A rare & perfectly well presented concept album, this is undeniably fresh & hugely impressive.
It’s easy to sit around & shit on what we don’t like about ‘mainstream’ Hip Hop, but I think that has more to do with jealousy in a lot of cases or even just subjectivity. Hip Hop is about self expression & personal truth.