Ransom Se7en

If Ransom isn’t in your ‘must hear’ emcees, then you’re doing it wrong. While I am craving a full, 15 track / 45 minute opus from him, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying his series of EP’s dating back to last year. ‘Se7en‘ is once again, another quality release. Seven tracks, named after the seven deadly sins and each dealing with the topic of the title – this is some next level ish….

We’ve already heard the singles ‘Gluttony‘ and ‘Greed‘ featuring Lloyd Banks and Royce Da 5’9″ respectively, so we know that the lyrical content on this offering is going to be razor sharp. Ransom is so nice with the bars, and effortless in doing so, it would be easy to overlook his crafty wordplay, his well-placed idioms – but with these snack sized joints, you can spin it back again and again to catch everything.

Wrath‘ is one of the dopest cuts on the album too, and it’s not just the splicing of key quotes and soundbytes from the classic film starring Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey. It’s the ability to take the notion of ‘wrath’ and encompass the multitude of emotions that are associated with it. Become…. wrath. Haunting. ‘Lust / L.U.S.T‘ is another artful take on the emotion and delivers the albums ‘love song’ moment. The grimy, dark ‘Sloth’ is a masterfully, dusty track and J.Arrr was a surprising and welcomed feature as his raspy flow cruises over the production with ease. Finally we finish with the jovial and uplifting ‘Pride‘ which has completed the listening experience on a high note.

Ransom puts his heart into his craft. It’s evident in his bars and lyrical darts, but it also shows in his ability to paint a holistic picture with his releases. It’s more than just music, it’s art and Ransom is one of the best out right now. Check it out below and enjoy.

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By Brutus Maximus

Founder of Raw Side Hip Hop. Been rocking with the hip hop culture for over 30 years. Love the creativity, authenticity of the art and the culture as a whole. Shout out to the real ones making and supporting true hip hip and the artists who make it!