Increasingly making waves online, this classic alternative from prettyjimmy brings together the simplicity of early hip hop and the spacious artistry of a creatively free modern sound.
Making fine use of an easy bass-line and fragments of rhythm and detail, Lush Down stands tall on the strength of its own swagger and style. A recognisable riff joins forces with theatrical, characterful vocal work, often freestyle seeming, to lay bare a story complete with scenes and changes in direction – always resolving back to that title concept in the way that any true anthem should.
Striking with a nostalgic Cypress Hill kind of vibe, the single barely stretches past the two-minute mark, yet hits with impact regardless thanks to this concise and recognisable approach. A clear sense of identity comes through, along with a notably unique aura that proves refreshing in light of much of the contemporary hip hop scene. An easy must.