Free The Artist – “Things That Matter” (EP Review)

 

Free The Artist is an upcoming who was raised in Compton, CA and caught a buzz with his latest EP release titled “Things That Matter” which introduces us to 7 amazing and influential tracks revolving stories about the atmosphere of violence, killings, and this world wide pandemic we are all facing today.  Backed by a strong local fanbase, Free The Artist unveils a high talent level and clearly separates himself for the ever-hungry West-Coast underground scene.  We also recognize and respect that he is a active duty service member, so his voice and perspective is a lot more powerful then the average civilian.

Stream Free The Artist’s new EP “Things That Matter” on Audiomack now.

This new project is a 7-track effort starting off with a raw banger titled “Not What You Think” (what I am) giving us a solid tour guide into his mind, subject matter and what matters to him the most “Things That Matter”.  We also have to mention the extremely eye-catching album cover art, keeping the uniformity to the overall message and what this album is about. Free The Artist’s lyrical abilities definitely is on a very high level, along with his amazing story-telling ability, mix this up and you get a all-around solid emcee out of Compton.  The track that I feel stands out the most has to be “Believing” (what I speak), this track I had to put on repeat for at least 1hr straight!

The album boasts a very talented production sound with properly hand-selected beats, and to be honest, Im not to familiar if these beats are either self-produced or otherwise. Regardless of the fact, all this beats are true heavy-hitters, the album carries a classic East Coast bass/boom bap heavy underground sound. More noteworthy tracks that I have to point out are “Living” (what I see) and my favorite “Dear Compton” (what I love), definitely living up as a new artist and embracing the next-level limelight. This project is fearless, in-ya-face and so West-Coast. It’s the making of a classic effort by the Compton-native that fans will be talking about for decades. Make sure to follow him on Instagram @freetheartist__.

Rating: 8/10

Highlights: Lyrical, Dope Beats, Attitude, Putting on Compton, CA



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