Code RED Harkens Back To Golden Age Hip-Hop With “Intro”
One thing that the world certainly needs more of is real hip-hop. Today’s rap landscape seems to be dominated by artists who have forgotten the roots of the genre, allowing the devaluation of lyrical content to become the new status quo. As some one who grew up listening to legends like A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Rakim and Gang Starr, it can be difficult to find a rapper who truly captures my imagination now a days. Luckily for me, Connecticut MC, Code Red is still making music for the real hip-hop heads out there. Code Red transports us back to the golden age of hip-hop with his lead single from his upcoming The Return To Jamaica EP, “Intro.”
Embodying the perfect vibe of summer in New York, “Intro” is as catchy as it is authentic. With a silky smooth flow that would be more at home during the mid 90’s rather than 2016, Code Red crafts a masterful display of lyrical dexterity. Swift like a samurai unsheathing his katana, Code Red paints a vivid mental picture for his audience with inventive and infectious word play.
The track’s velvety jazz elements pair perfectly with Code Red’s calm and distinguished delivery. Lyrics that venture beneath surface pull the listener into the depths of “Intro,” getting lost in a world that feels so familiar; a story that we all can relate to begins to take shape, overcoming one’s obstacles and making good on your promise of potential.
Throughout this tune we are introduced to an artist transforming before our very eyes. As the title of the track and the mesmerizing hook suggests, this is just the beginning for Code Red and we should brace ourselves for much more from this burgeoning wordsmith.
Check Out More From Code RED and Download “Intro” on his SoundCloud.