St. Wave Drops A Dope EP For Our Generation
The title track on St. Wave’s Troposphere EP is where he gives us a glimpse of what’s to come from thing up and comer, where the flow makes a chilled out, trippy beat turn into a tough, energetic combo. The track opens with a flute sample which ends up being chopped and mixed with a dope female vocal for a second, while the beat transposes throughout the song. For a young mc, he knows where to put his words and where not to. The words themselves describe a reality where if you stand out, your person battles are often misunderstood. It serves as a good reminder for some who are easy to judge without walking a mile in someone’s shoes. The glamour and glitz aren’t all they’re pumped up to be and can exhaust someone who can see beyond them, and pose a challenge where an artist has to dig deep down to come up with an answer.
This is what going beyond being a rapper is all about, letting yourself go, surrendering yourself to your art and letting it speak for itself. The curtains open and keeping it real comes out, showing the world how easy it is to get caught up in the lifestyle that doesn’t really fit like a glove. How many of us can claim we haven’t taken the wrong turn without knowing? The way out is different for everyone but understanding what’s really going on is best done St. Wave’s way – while you’re still young and have the energy to face it and music is one of the best way of doing just that. Let’s hope this mixtape gets the attention it deserves and St. Wave keeps doing his thing, as he clearly deserves a spot in today’s scene. That’s probably up to him, as he’s off to a good start with his material.