| producers: j.
'def' walker, t. 'namuh' bethel, 427
|3. Set 200h (Analitical.Principles)
|4. KH: iman.cip.8.tor
|7. No Planned Escape
If you take a paper
bag and you blow air into it and then crush it with
one big and quick clap, it will go 'boom'. If you listen
to Usephasan, it will go 'boom' and 'bap'. Yes, he might
have the eccentric names down, calling this EP "Kh:iman.cip.8.tor",
and calling himself Usephasan, but when it comes to
his hip hop, often it's more traditional than one might
expect. Now, this EP is rather short, with only containing
5 whole tracks (or 4 ½, as two are pretty much the same),
one instrumental and one accapella track. However, if
the quality is right, and in this case it is, that's
a big enough dosage to keep us going for a little while,
at least to the album "Scienc.Esquizit", that the instruction
leaflet is promising us.
The record itself starts
with "Periodic.tables (Radio
Edit)", where the previously mentioned formula
is celebrated, with a bouncy beat by J. 'Def' Walker,
and the lyrics putting a secure foot down. Meaning you
get lines that are proposing the wordy superiority,
with lines like "why take it to the pinnacle, but that
shit's behind me", sharing the same moments as rhymes
like "yo this is just the first shot and in comes the
cannon / and that's when the motherfuckin' Knotts start
landing". The next track is the same cut again, just
with the nasty words included. So "Periodic.tables
(Original)" is giving us another chance to
hurry along with the quick flow of this Cali native,
before we progress to "Set
200h (Analitical.principals)". This song
also appeared on the CP Records compilation "The Persecution
Of Hip Hop", what means it's not the youngest anymore.
But there's nothing that would imprint a dated impression
on this offering, as the strings of T. 'Namuh' Bethel
production is still well fitting with the more scientifically
The title track is coming
on next: "KH: iman.cip.8.tor"
features the production of 427, who takes it back with
a heavy drum, bouncing off the calmness of the organ.
Usephasan is slowing down his pace to give us more serious
words, as he used his poetic talent to coin these rhymes,
that are the pacing thoughts of someone with an investigating
eye and mouth. After this the "Periodic.tables
(Instrumental)" is taking us to where we
started, before the short "halph.accapella" seems curiously
placed, but if you hear the intense spitting, this merely
is allowing you to not get distracted by any beat, but
to focus on the serious spitting. Now lastly there's
"No Planned Escape",
the second track produced by Namuh. Again he uses more
deep musical instruments, with the beat not monotonously
progressing, but having little glitches, as in change
ups, that are making this the stumbling horse Usephasan's
lyrics are riding on. On this track he combines the
two styles, having punchlines mingle with thoughtful
explorations, and as a total it sounds rather revolutionary.
And it also sounds as if once he had the rhymes recited,
that he initially planned to rap, the moment just captivated
him, and he started to freestyle, taking the track further
that intended at the beginning.
As said, this is just
a short glimpse into what the album will have to offer.
If Usephasan manages to keep the quality up for a whole
length of a long play, the "Scienc.Esquizit" record
will not just be featuring the 'boom' and the 'bap',
but it will be the big 'bang' to his own universe.