ELUCID - SUPER CHOCOLATE BLACK SIMIAN (SCBS) 
This mixtalbum puts the Armageddon face melt in full effect. Elucid and his 12 production renegades create a batch of reved up electro-rap that expirements sonically as much as it stays firm in the DIY attitude of the old boom-bip. SCBS sounds as if cyber punks summoned the ghost of Funcrusher Plus and invited it to an end days rave. The walls of sound shake, crumble, release shrapnel, and form new textures thanks to the as advertised decomposition of Primus Luta. Elucid takes these glitches, pauses, break downs, and commandingly sits in the varying pockets of beats like a general in the middle of present-future battle field. In my opinion these are the highlights.
Fuck The Dumb (prd. 12th Planet): a forceful amalgam of noise debris that has Elucid sounding like he’s rhyming thru and against cyborgs. The drums pound and lyrics stick with the nimble key strikes “blinded by whole emotion / refuse to change ur focus… that ostrich can’t fly / wings heavy like boulders / higher vibrations droppin the frequency…” It’s a call to not just accept reality but confront it.
Pain Parade (prd. Jamie Vex’d): it takes almost a minute before the beat fully forms and drops its manic fuzz with Elucid’s adlibs. This is Elucid in full beast mode bragging and attacking mics like he hasn’t ate in weeks leaving impressions of life’s darker experiences and realities “momma on that crack rock / use to be a prom queen”
Brainwaver (prd. Lorn & Samiyam): morbid brooding sluggish and thorough. This is the worn boots on the streets of the walking dead holding a colt 45 and sawed off-shoty with a pitbull as your only companion music.
Evil Ill (prd. Skream): this is the most “organic” of all the songs on SCBS. The sounds have more room to breath within the BPMs as Elucid croons about his mortality. Being the last song it comes thru like the first glimmer of light from many days of gray skies. It’s triumphant in its own meloncholy.
All in all this is great rap music pushing itself to be rooted in the past while stepping firmly in the future. Elucid plays with his flow and understands that what your spitting matters, but its equally as much about how it’s delivered. Few emcees have his conviction and passion. SUPER CHOCOLATE BLACK SIMIAN is easily one of the best releases of the first quarter.
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