Yay or nay: “Cement” By Chris Spencer


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Chicago has a rich history in hip hop. One of it’s facets is it being a place where you can never really guess what they’re gonna come up with. Being in the midwest, they take from all over the country. There has never been a definitive “chicago sound”, which isn’t a bad thing at all. It could be jazzy, east coast influenced conscious rap like common and Lupe Fiasco or more west coast leanings like Twista or even some Drill music stuff like Chief Keef or a guy like Kanye.
Over the last few years I’ve noticed a movement that I can only assume Phat Friend favorite Tree has been leading. It’s one of the more successful hybrid rap styles/sounds I’ve heard in a while. Tree dubbed it “soul trap” and it’s a mixture both those two things. Samples, triplets, that certain bounce, with raps that cover all sort of topics. Now, I’m sure there are still portions of you that are in that mind set of hearing any beat that sounds like it was made in 2016 and immediately tuning out. If it’s got any trap elements whatsoever. So, for you guys, this won’t be for you. But for those of you who have a more open mind and can see past how a songs high hats are sequenced, I’m curious what you think of this.
“Chris spencer” is a group consists of two up and coming chicago mc’s. Chris Crack and Vic Spencer. They’ve actually been around for a while and put out a fair amount of music but , for the sake of discussion, let’s call them “new”. This group is at least new!
So, yeah…I’m definitely fucking with this song. Curious what you guys think.

What do you think? (you can choose more than one answer)

One thought on “Yay or nay: “Cement” By Chris Spencer

  1. i really liked the album they put out months back
    2 guys shit talking over beats

    it’s a very ‘vibey’ kinda album

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