It's Going Down, Basement
Fans of rap and hip hop can rejoice on SongLadder with the addition of Live! From the Basement because “LFT” is definitely a solid and strong track. If you ever wondered what it would sound like if you combined an artist like J. Cole with Big K.R.I.T. I and turned them into a group you'll get your answers here. The group which actually records their music in a basement have that nice easy flow that one might have once typically associated with West Coast rap but the Kansas rappers are a long ways from Cali. They have that soulful, “conscious rapper” type vibe that you get from the aforementioned artists along with Ab Soul and Kendrick Lamar but they aren't copies in the least. “LFT” is a head nodder for sure plus the wordplay is beyond nice that you might have to stop and ask yourself did one of the guys really just drop a Zelda scheme in the track. The answer would be yes. Live! From the Basement is nice and they don't need to spit a hot 16 that only contains gun bars to prove it. The Nicki Minaj sample “it's going down, basement” from Ludacris' “My Chick Bad” is a nice touch too. These guys are certainly going somewhere soon and you should jump on board and give them a listen.