Savannah, GA - USA
Straight outta G.A and rhyming in a sequential order like a cheat code, Dope KNife lays it down on his track, Beast Mode.
Sampling the lush and melodic instrumental from Passafire, Beast mode zooms in on the challenges of a life dedicated to music and everything in between as Dope KNife delivers a digestible flow with chromatic verses.
"After months of writing and recording for my next studio album, I sought musical inspiration from the boys in Passafire. I’ve known a lot of those guys for a long time. It was just one of those things where our musical journeys diverged our paths from our times in the savannah music scene. It was just a matter of time.” - Dope KNife.
The beat is high, and while KNife speaks dope, Beast Mode has subtle elements of elevating frequencies.
It hits your subconscious like a binaural beat, transmitting delta-like waves yet having the same effect as a freshly rolled spliff. It's soothingly restful.
“At the end of the day, I just try to do different shxt from the last shxt I did. Songs like Beast Mode represent that.
The album sounds like I got a hold of beats from a more popular artists’ album and did my thing over them; I’m hyped for people to get an earful.” - Dope KNife
Phase two begins on November 11 with Dope KNife dropping an album on Fake Four inc.
Beast Mode is just a taste of what to expect.
Tap in with Dope KNife and keep Beast Mode on your rotation.
Los Angeles, California - USA
Hundred round drum will hit your back, that's a matter fact on Ruthless (freestyle) with the devious John X Smith and his partner in musical crime Pseudo Black.
Painting the sky dark red while lyrically murdering every rapper and their son, John X Smith loads the chamber only to spray multiple rounds of fatal bars with the quickness alongside the deadly Pseudo Black.
It's a straight-up Hip Hop massacre and man, is it lethal.
Ruthless (freestyle) emanates blacked-out Timbs and Nike's - dripping in danger and strapped into action as the beat swerves into deep sonic shadows produced by Bennyy Beats. A sampled broken clothes dryer pairs with John X Smith and Pseudo Black's vicious flow as they execute perfect violence that vitalizes the senses without harm.
"So to be honest, the way I make music is I get right on the mic within hearing about 15-20 seconds of the beat. If I listen too much before I start rapping, it gets harder and harder to go with what naturally comes to me—the more raw and uncensored, and the more off the dome and spontaneous, the better. I just like to spit what comes to me in the moment, and I hate overthinking it" - John X.
Ruthless embodies flawless elements for a freestyle, from flow pattern switch-ups to sharp rhymes that roll off the tongue. Double tapping in authenticity and sniping their rivals from a distance, John X Smith and Pseudo Black are pure naturals in this realm.
If Rutheless (freestyle) made you thirtsy for more then mark your calendars, John will be releasing a second music video with Pseudo for their track Galaxy, on top of delivering a solo tape with some wild visuals due for release this coming December. So ski mask down and tap tap tap IN!