EP Review: Set Free
Spit it nigga. Cappa’s words flow over a mix of backing tracks. He has a fresh 90s Hip-Hop vibe, rapping about topics true to his heart. Forget superficial modern rappers. Brings us back to the days of Mobb Deep, Nas and Tupac.
My favourite tracks from his EP are ‘Time I spent’ and ‘Letters.’ ‘Time I spent’ is very catchy, capturing the time musicians spend honing our craft. ‘So much I love I gave/but I do this for the music ain’t no other way.’ The woodwind-sounding instrument in the background plays a nice motif.
In ‘Letters’ Cappa raps about family values, togetherness and love, reminding me of Alicia Key’s ‘Blended Family.’ He states ‘Family means everything to me, even the ones I haven’t met.’ He references his grandparents looking down at him. I love the cute little boy in the intro. Underneath his bars are instrumentals that blend dancehall, afro-beat, trap, house and grime. The dance hall instrumental in Halloumi reminds me of ‘Work’ by Rihanna, contrasting with the guitar sound in ‘Letters’ and the more classic Hip-Hop sound in ‘Set Free.’ These contrasts are refreshing.
A nice bit of humour is the intro in Bacardi, where an interviewer says ‘What are you most known for’ and the rapper replies ‘My biiiig mouth’ and ‘Controversy.’ I think this says a lot about Cappa’s interests and where he wants to go musically. This is a fine EP with a fresh sound to bring to the urban Hip-Hop scene. Click the links below to check him out!
Link to EP here: https://soundcloud.com/cappamusic1/sets/set-free-ep
Stream his Mixtape: http://www.datpiff.com/Cappa-Set-Free-EP-mixtape.869888.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CappaMusic1/