Serum's "Afro Pick" Is a Thick, Deep, and Angular Appetizer Off New Album P.C.P.
That's good news for fans of his 2008 compilation mixtape Calm B4 the Brainstorm and 2009's full-length debut Brainstorm Troopah. While I haven't heard the upcoming album in its entirety yet, this single is a good indication of what's coming. Serum's delivery is thick. And there's something soothing in his deep voice and angular elocution.
His subject matter on this track is heavy on the Afro-centric, and quite in time for Black History Month with its message of empowerment and African-American grandeur. I like to see this in South Florida, especially with the rise of intelligent, underground hip-hop having a renaissance locally. This is important.
Produced by Belarusian mastermind Mistapool, the song's got a nice minimalist piano and drum line, broken by the occasional scratch and jazz-like, echo-y wash. In fact, "Afro Pick" would be right at home with some of the more exciting hip-hop produced during the '90s. It's a good appetizer for the upcoming album.
Download: Serum's "Afro Pick"
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