Let’s hear it for excellent and soulful hip-hop. Let’s hear it for swelling melodies, creative hooks, and clever lyricism that is driving and infectious. Basically, let’s hear it for Outasight’s new EP Figure 8. The New York based rapper is back with another pulsating and energetic set of tracks that is sure to get into your head and stay there in the most wonderful kind of way.
The EP’s five tracks are incessant with their power, creativity, and addicting nature. “SoWhat” blends R&B groove with sassy guitar chords and a stand against materialism. “Maybe Next Time” is more of a club track with a heavier emphasis on electronic composition. “Everything” has some indie flare with bouncy piano notes and crooning backing vocals as he sings about the flaws of wanting everything in life and never being satisfied with what you have.
“Life or Something Like It” and “Figure 8” seem to be Outasight’s attempts at kicking listeners in the rear with motivation. The latter displays his talent with rhyme and beat .The use of piano is excellent and his lyrics insightful. “Figure 8”has a hopeful and playful melody complete with decisive keyboard chords and a clapping back beat that will make you believe in life and get you excited for its endless possibilities.
To say there is a “best track” on the album would be an injustice to the awesomeness that is present here. Figure 8 EP is intoxicating and simply great. You’ll get lost in the impressive progression of tracks and the passionate composition of each. These five tracks will pump you up, lift your spirits, and have you dancing uncontrollably. Now that sounds like a pretty good time.
**Originally published on Alright I'm Wrong