Hip hop is all the time in the field of tension between the deeply serious and the joke. Tenstarapparen Z. E, who broke through with his verse on the Cherries superhit ”163 forever”, has not always managed to keep his balance. The debut, ”My pen bleed” fell partly down, in a kind of hip-hop pastiche: Chicks, money, weapons. Every other song was about to be avsugen.
instead, in the ideal boundary. Z. E raps with a twinkle in his eye that sit in the prison and in earnest about being the king of kings. It is klubbig trap of contemporary cuts, but because of Erik lundin's Swedish, and mr Didas upphackade flow, he manages to also build your own – both rapteknisk and thematic identity. An eccentric world where the silly Migos-adlibs have the same value as the experience of not having food on the table. Impressive.
Best tracks: ”Sweden know”
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