Thursday, October 10, 2013

Remi Kolawole - Sangria

Feels Like: Blue Scholars, Pez, Hilltop Hoods, De La Soul

Australian rap is slowly finding its identity. Often laidback and heavily influenced by the conscious rap of the early 90s as well as more recent acts from the Northwest U.S., more and more Aussie artists are finding their place in the rap canon. Key in point is Remi Kolawole, who lets just enough of his accent shine through to give his flow a unique feel. "Sangria" is great, shows a lot of promise, and features one hell of a flute sample (must be an Aussie thing). And is it me or does something about the sunny disposition of the track combined with the carefree flow remind you of a young Fresh Prince?