Creative production and a slightly fuzzy mix help give this single from STOLENCARZ and producer HOSPICEMANE a notably vintage yet colorful sound and style.
Balancing a uniquely vintage ambiance with a lower-toned, mellow yet still heavy vocal line, VICTIM IN DA HOOD leads with a level of identity every step of the way.
Two different vocal parts, a hopeful musical aura yet an intense and dark lyrical backbone – the whole thing feels like a rhythmically mastered freestyle, with lyrics taking something of a backseat to the music but still managing to introduce the rap verses with a certain sense of intention and weight.
On second listen, this gentle piano-led introduction, the warmth and intensity of the intermittent beat, the anthem-like vocal chants – the track has a defiantly recognizable vibe to it, and the vocals work in unison with this groove for the most part. However, they also throw in a few hits of no-fucks-given wordplay and character to keep things unpredictable.