Here's a post about one of my favorite underrated battlers who just happens to be a great hip hop artists. Check out the Baltimores own A-Class.
This is some straight backpacker culture hip hop shit. Inspire me to cypher type hiphop.
My favorite track is EastSide
Nightwriter is A-Class’s 3rd Brake Fast Records’ release, produced entirely by Tom Delay Beats. Although the pair has worked closely together throughout the years, this is first time Class has spit exclusively on Tom Delay’s production for an entire project.
The composition of the Nightwriter EP primarily documents A-Class’s experiences on the road and in between battles, much of it having been written during, and about his expeditions. The progressive emcee continues to develop his customary free-flowing rhyme construction and unconventional flows around some catchy hooks, which is largely deviant from the unorthodox structure of Class’s previous recorded work.
Tom Delay Beats’ phonic background for the EP is expanse, ranging from bass heavy joints like “Bitch What You Talkin Bout” and “Kenny Lofton” to the funky-sounding sampling found on “Bus To NYC” and true school bangers like “Super Fat Laces”. Tom Delay structures the overall sound of Nightwriter with clean, addictive melodies and heavy drums that allow A-Class to display his rhythmic abilities.
released October 20, 2014
All tracks produced by Tom Delay Beats
Album photography by Derek Litz
Download includes original sketches from A-Class
directed by @thelastmaroon