In a saturated music industry, where everybody and anybody can make and release their art to the world, there are bound to be some undiscovered gems of absolute artistry out there. It’s particularly difficult when you try to find a fresh new Hip-Hop album that actually makes you obsess again like you did when you were a teenager. To be honest though, I wouldn’t label it with a single genre.
Melodically full to the brim, big beats spilling out in all the right places, complete and undisguised angst, raw energy, bars that make it to the moon and back.. Angry Young Man is possibly the best underground album you’ll download all year. And it’s completely free.
I’ve followed OnCue since his ‘Feel Tall’ days, but I lost touch for a little while recently. Then ‘So Much Love’ caught my ear, a massive dance track with utterly deep lyricism behind it – nothing but real, in my opinion, and real is the only kind of music we search for.
The title track is classic Cuey – the video as well, fresh but familiar, with an unforgettable hook that seems to span a little deeper than just one last cigarette; only the man himself could answer that one though.
The bottom line is you need to hear this for yourself. Go download Angry Young Man, and turn it up loud. Follow Cuey on Facebook and Twitter, and stalk out some more of his videos while you’re at it. You won’t be disappointed.