Shorter than ever yet more harder-hitting and loaded with vocal and conceptual grit, Champion strikes with impact and somehow, despite an entire catalogue of unpredictable, creatively uninhibited tracks, further instills the faith in D.Tech as a vastly versatile, incomparable hip hop artist.
Two minutes and three seconds, a dreamlike downpour of synths, somewhat chaotic and swirling as they cascade around you. Throw in a thick beat, and an intense and fast-paced vocal line – Champion grabs attention from the offset and proceeds to wrap its intentions around you with unwavering energy.
D.Tech’s vocal sounds different here – a raspy kind of care-free yet confident, hot-blooded delivery. It also meanders through a few well-placed flows – each one working in unison with the underlying structure and evolution of what is a decidedly artistic and engaging soundscape.
In terms of the subject matter, short lines offer a back-and-forth dynamic that seems to detail or list the challenges and subsequent personality qualities required to overcome them. This is followed by a kind of You-Me call-and-response, dedicated to laying bare drive and determination, inspiring a sort of motivated sense of possibility. You did that, I did this, and there’s only one Champion at the end of it all.
A powerful track, and it can’t be said enough that every release from D.Tech is completely unexpected, unique its own expressive and compelling way, and also incredibly impressive from both a rap and production perspective. An easy one to turn up loud as you start to take back control of your year.
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