Hip hop is a beautiful thing. It came tell stories, capture moments in time, paint verbal pictures…. the lyrical ability of those emcees who are more than just ‘rhymers’ is something special and Czaro has delivered just that with his track ‘Set Me Free‘. Produced by Bo Faat, this laid back, dusty, boom bap joint hits different. The introspective nature of the song is something we don’t see a lot in hip hop, as the market tends to get flooded with wordplay, technical emceeing and of course, the braggadocio.
“You were my finishing piece / And that’s the perfect description of what your love did to me / And truth it hurts and burns to even speak or to teach / but it’s OK and it’s all good when it’s these lessons I seek / Cause they be setting me free“. The level of introspection and the vulnerability in these lyrics, over the somber yet special production from Bo Faat makes for a pure hip hop joint in a different lane to most. It’s been on repeat for a minute now, just to embrace the very essence of the track.
In short, this is pure hip hop, music with a message that everybody can relate to in some way. And that for me, makes it a must listen.