Hustla Intro – Gutta Mayne (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

avatars-000409093518-xdr9tr-t500x500Not every piece of music has to start revolutions, similarly not every track has to merely re-invent the wheel, and between the cutting edge and the tried and tested you find Gutta Mayne, a blend of old-school, grooving hip-hop, confident street level rap and  skittering backbeats vibe. Okay, we have all heard something similar before, sort of, it’s built on a certain familiarity, for sure, and sticks faithfully to the rap canon of cool flow and edgy content but it is also cohesive, glossy, stylish, and sophisticated, as the unique melodies get compressed through a hypnotic singsong delivery.

Boss runs on trap-rap percussiveness and staccato vocal salvos and Worldstar is a brooding and bruising statement of intent. It is Hustla Intro which stays truest to the old school way of doing things, but this is an artist with a foot in both the past and present and that, after all,  is how you create the sound of the future.

And it is this addictive combination of compelling vocal delivery and trippy accessibility which really moves the ball forward, breaks out of the comfort zones and offers a new take on an old sound. It is the perfect eulogy for modern life, the highs and lows of relationships,  it plays to universal images seen from a personal perspective and it drips with dark reality. If ever rap music spoke of the lives and aspirations of the young urban experience, this is where it is said most eloquently in raps own first language.

Find out more about Gutta Mayne here :

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gutta-Mayne-2122915494661775

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayne_gutta

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gutta_mayne

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About Dave Franklin

Musician, scribbler, historian, gnostic, seeker of enlightenment, asker of the wrong questions, delver into the lost archives, fugitive from the law of averages, blogger, quantum spanner, left footed traveller, music journalist, zenarchist, freelance writer, reviewer and gemini. People have woken up to worse.
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