38 Spesh - 7 Shots

38 Spesh is a very special artist that can do it all. He has ferocious bars, production is on point and it has that soul plus his persona and mentality are what really make him who he is and that really is reflected in his bars. He’s one of the realest in the game right now and that for me speaks a million words. ‘7 Shots’ is the third instalment in the ‘SHOT’ EP saga and the saga keeps growing in tandem with 38 spesh. If you been on 38 like i have you know he got people talking when he said “your the weak link in the click Keith Murray” well he done it again “Ya’ll n****s never had options, ya’ll chains and watches are fake like Chad Johnson’s” if you know who ‘Chad’ is and that one of his statements about he wears fake watches etc then you know the bar plus Chad has recently tweeted back to the bar but not in a beef way more of a banter tip.

The opening track is some what of a trap beat but not a heavy trap beat with fast hats but more soul trap but the way 38 rides it makes it much more than a trap beat and even  seems more soulful. ‘Benefit’ gets into what Spesh is known for, more boom bap style gangster Street shit drenched in soul samples with a wicked opening line that Spesh is known for “At 14 years old you told where the drugs at, you been a snitch since a kid you a rug rat”. ‘Eye on Money’ is laced with  vocal samples and lush pads that really make 38 float away with the lyrics. ‘Flour City 3’ has Eto back at it with 38, the trilogy is epic. ‘Painfull’ features fellow Trust gang femcee ‘Che Noir’ and Philly’s one and only ‘Freeway’, the trio really do Bring the emotion to this track and give it that deep touch. The closing track features everyone’s favourite underground rapper at the moment ‘Ransom’ and it chilled the vibe out at the end with a minimal beat.

Verdict: whenever 38 drops a project it’s always gonna be dope and it’s always worth waiting for. His style and his love for the craft is second to none which makes his music full of emotion and personal flare. Don’t miss this one and it definitely grows on you.

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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!