Minneapolis does not stop shaking up the music scene. Producer Shrimpnose is a prime example of the innovative sound that is bubbling there. To prepare us for his new EP, Not Really, he releases a single called “Darkness,” featuring two local emcees, Nazeem and Jaylap.
“Darkness” is a fitting title for the track, which is laid out with daunting, wobbling synthesizer chords and deep drums. While the backdrop is eccentric, it’s also serenading listeners with an angelic vocal sample intertwining with the dips and peaks. The rumbling bass drum and rattling hi-hats is what really sets this track up. Jaylap, who is part of a Minneapolis-based rap group called CRAM along with Shrimpnose, drags us into darkness with an infectious hook, while Nazeem cuts through with braggadocios rhymes.
Not Really drops tomorrow via Rootnote Collective. Stream “Darkness” below.