Scottish alt-hip hop trio Young Fathers have left me pretty impressed with their creative lo-fi fusions of rap, African music, reggae, and more on the two “tapes” they’ve dropped thus far, but I’ve always thought there was more potential in what the group was offering–especially if the sounds they were working with were more hi-fi. The song “LOW” seems to toy with the idea of that, featuring the best recording I’ve heard on a Young Fathers song yet. The singing, rapping, and primal beat ring through clearly, and give this tender ballad dynamics it needs to move emotions and groove crowds. Watch, listen, and enjoy! Oh, and the trio is already set to drop a new album in February titled DEAD, so look out for that!
Check a review for Young Fathers’ Tape Two below:
Scottish experimental hip hop trio Young Fathers brings the second installment of Friends of Friends’ Show Me the Future compilation series to a powerful close with the track “Effigy.” With its alternately bleeping and rumbling instrumental and its formidable flow, it’s hard to blame the label for gushing that it’s “a track so good we HAD to preview it.”
Show Me the Future Volume 2 is due out August 12th via Friends of Friends. Earlier this year, Young Fathers dropped the EP Tape Two, which you can watch a review of here:
Scottish experimental hip hop outfit Young Fathers drop some visuals for the TAPE TWO track “Queen Is Dead,” and the gritty, black and white closeups that comprise this vid match the sounds presented perfectly. The urgent lyrics, blaring synths, and exited shouts of “WOO” all have an in-your-face attitude to them I love.
Also, if you watch this thing on YouTube, you get the option of observing it in 3D.
Check a review for Young Fathers’ TAPE TWO below:
Scottish experimental hip hop outfit Young Fathers have some new visuals out for the track “I Heard,” which is one of the many cuts to be released on their next project, TAPE TWO. This sophomore album of theirs is looking at a June 11th release on Anticon Records.
The group also released the album-track “Mr. Martyr” recently as well. Click here to give a listen, and check a review of TAPE ONE below:
The experimental hip hop outfit Young Fathers drops a ballad that features some quiet bars and some soulful vocals via the track “I Heard.” The song is set for release on the group’s next album, TAPE TWO, which is looking at a June 11th release on Anticon. Enjoy!
Rap group Young Fathers is finally back with some new tunes after their great mixtape, Tape One.
On “The Guide” they are bringing their mysterious flair and unique style to a brilliant new level. They use a entrancing beat that just circles around in your head forever, or so it feels. What they do to further this effect is with the first MC using whisper quiet vocals that just adds this atmosphere in a hip-hop song that I’ve never felt before. It is unbelievable how much shifting the tone of your voice down can effect the mood of a song, it’s especially apparent when the other MC increases the volume with his voice, which creates a clear tension in the song. Young Fathers continues to impress in every aspect of their craft.
Check a review of TAPE ONE right here:
The UK’s Young Fathers have dropped some visuals for their reggae-infused track “Romance,” which came off the group’s recently reissued TAPE ONE. I reviewed it a while back very positively, and I’m still convinced it rules, but I’m patiently waiting to hear some kind of followup–especially since they’re now on Anticon!
UK trio Young Fathers drops a new track via its YouTube channel, heading further in the direction charted by Tape One, which I gave a glowing review to earlier this year. “Way Down In the Hole” features a shimmering, soulful into that quickly durns into something dark and dirty just before a few icy rap verses come into play. Lots of intensity and character.