An up-and-coming rhymesayer repping Albuquerque, New Mexico, Solar One makes his grand entrance into the DJBooth with the newly-released Call It Off. DMT (of Pharaoh One & DMT) mans the mixing boards on this pensive underground banger, blending a Spanish-guitar loop with driving percussion and subtle synth ambiance as the unsigned emcee shares some hard-hitting commentary on the rap game. In intricate, tightly-wound verses, he shakes his head at his peers’ delusions of grandeur (“We’re all so convinced that we’re making our mark / It’s almost hard to conceive we’re only playin’ our part.”) and levels with listeners regarding some of his own missteps (“I broke my back to fit in, which was a bad decision / ‘Cause I always wanted to be the type of dude that lacked description.”) This paean to realness is just one of many quality jams to be found on The Hidden Monsters LP, an upcoming compilation which will see underground emcees and producers from across the U.S. pairing up to create collaborative cuts. The set is currently unscheduled, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted as further details emerge.
Written by richard on 02/28/14
Submit your Rating
This is the first song featured on DJBooth from this artist. If you would like to hear more, be sure to rate and comment!
You Might Like...
Commentsblog comments powered by Disqus
- Reggie Bonds - Stream of Consciousness Pt. 1
- Eminem Vs. DJ Whoo Kid - Shady Classics
- Kid Cudi Thinks Hip-Hop Is Endangered - He’s Wrong
- Tayyib Ali - Keystone State of Mind III
- 10 Must Have Hip-Hop Downloads of the Week (11/21)
- What Rappers Would You Pick for “New York vs. Everybody”?
- Estonian Trap Rapper Tommy Cash is Going to Take Over the Internet
- Your Favorite Indie Rapper is Secretly Signed to a Major Label
- The DJBooth - Top Prospects EP (Vol. 2)
- The Best Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of 2014 (Ongoing)
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.