These kids have some scary energy.
In a rap world where thugs and smokers fight for the top, maintaining their swag too hard to ever go outside their bounds, four kids from Detroit ignore the patterns and create something from a head spinning, refreshing angle–through a forgotten group element–produced by “the homie Kankick.”
It’s a real rap group, folks. Thought they were extinct, yeah?
Today, anyone can make a near studio quality mixtape from their laptop. This ease of access often only feeds egos and waters down the soul element. It’s no wonder the blogs are being flooded with shitty lyrics and repetitive beats like everyone just got an MPC for Christmas. Watch the way these kids play off each other. Check the premise behind the video, which trades a center stage machisimo element for a washing machine twirl of each member of Clear Soul Forces mouthing each others’ lyrics.
You have to watch Clear Soul Forces‘ other videos to get a real feel for what each rapper actually sounds like. I like that. There is a much tighter emphasis on the group element here. Often in the rap game, four superstars use the podium of their group and a guise of a crew name to, in reality, look in four different directions.
The magic here must have been what was witnessed when the light went on in Detroit legend Royce Da 5’9″‘s brain after he let the CSF put on an all night spit session for him in a studio in Detroit.
Keep your brim pointed toward CSF.