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Mutant Academy’s ‘TALK SOON’ EP: A Masterclass in Modern Hip-Hop

  • May 21, 2024
  • 2 min read
Mutant Academy’s ‘TALK SOON’ EP: A Masterclass in Modern Hip-Hop

Talk soon, mutant academy, hip-hop, rap, audiofuzz, audio fuzz

Mutant Academy, the renowned collective known for their innovative approach to hip-hop, has once again made waves with their latest collaborative EP, ‘TALK SOON,’ released through Roc Nation’s Equity Distribution. This project showcases the group’s unique blend of raw lyricism, inventive beats, and cohesive synergy, solidifying their place in the modern rap landscape.

‘TALK SOON’ features contributions from several of Mutant Academy’s standout members, including Fly Anakin, Big Kahuna OG, and Henny L.O., each bringing their distinct style to the table. The EP kicks off with a bang, setting the tone for a dynamic and engaging listening experience. The chemistry between the artists is palpable, as they seamlessly trade verses and complement each other’s flows, creating a cohesive and unified project.

The production on ‘TALK SOON’ is nothing short of stellar. The beats are a masterclass in modern hip-hop production, blending classic boom-bap elements with contemporary flair. Tracks like “MAKE A WISH” and “STOOLIE BOP” feature gritty, hard-hitting drums and haunting samples that perfectly match the intensity of the lyrics. Meanwhile, more laid-back tracks like “SODA” offer a smoother, jazz-infused sound that provides a nice contrast and showcases the group’s versatility.

While the entire EP is solid, a few tracks stand out as particularly noteworthy. “MAKE A WISH” is an immediate attention-grabber, with its intense energy and intricate lyricism. “WHEN HER HANDS PRAY” provides a moment of introspection, with a soulful beat and reflective verses that delve into personal struggles and triumphs. “STOOLIE BOP,” with its darker, playful. brooding production and powerful bars, serves as a testament to the group’s ability to tackle complex themes with finesse.

‘TALK SOON’ is a testament to Mutant Academy’s growth and evolution as a collective. The EP showcases their ability to innovate while staying true to the roots of hip-hop. With its stellar production, cohesive collaboration, and brilliant lyricism, “TALK SOON” is a must-listen for fans of the genre and a promising sign of what’s to come from this talented group. Roc Nation’s Equity Distribution has helped amplify their reach, ensuring that Mutant Academy’s unique sound continues to resonate with a broader audience. FEELS: like a cold coca-cola on a hot summer day

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