Can you think of a rap or hip hop group that stands out currently? There have been many notables in the past: Wu-Tang Clan, Odd Future, Hot Boy$, but I haven’t heard a GROUP lately have you? Clear Soul Forces is about to fill in that void.
If you like that Detroit, boom-bap, Dilla sound, then you’ll dig the “Voltron” that is Clear Soul Forces. E-Fav, Ilajide, L.A.Z. and Noveliss are back together for another album release. I’ve got three reasons you should follow these guys.
- They’re a hip-hop GROUP which is a rare find these days
Money is tight these days, and having to split the little cash given between all the members and behind the scenes people is tough. It’s not exactly an ideal situation for any artist. I think what makes this group special is their motivation to form together in making a sound that stands above the rest.
2. This group is just as strong individually as a group
Look up each member individually, and you’ll be impressed by the work they do solo. Take Noveliss for example. If you listen to “Brand New” and “5 AM in Shibuya” you’ll be impressed. I guess that’s what happens when you hang around people like Mega Ran and Royce Da 5’9”.
E-Fav REALLY believes in hip-hop, and why not? If you watch this video, he’s trying to bring it back in the truest sound.
While most of the members usually rap backpack-style, Ilajide can switch it up a bit. If you go to his Instagram, you can see a video where he’s rappin west-coast style.
3. This group has Royce Da 5’9” seal of approval
What more can you say, about this group, when after recording Royce goes “You know what? You guys should form a group.”
Check out their new album Still. I’ve been listening to them non-stop on Apple Music.