So wait, Sole's "band" makes this music?
Who did Sole blow to get these guys as a support staff?
Unfuckingreal. Hello Cruel World without Sole is unbelievable. It's as diverse and bloopy, organic and chemically injected, comfortable and grating as anything I could've imagined. I had no expectations for these Riders of Sky, but damnit they stabbed me in the sack and showed me my vas deferens. If instrumentals aren't in the works, Sole is a selfish bitch.
Yes, Sole, SELFISH BITCH you would be if I don't get my Sky Rider Band instros brah.
Sorry, back to Hello Cruel World:
We all know Sole is one of the only people you probably know of with the energy to keep as constant a grind as intense as his rap abilities. He's insane. Ideas flying out of his mouth as fast as one of my kids repeats the words "Daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy I want a graham cracker, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy", his cohesive arguments are as impressive as his legible diction.
What I don't understand though, is how did this dude put Hello Cruel World out?
It's inspiring, depressing, in your face, over your shoulder, sing a long, rap a long, thought provoking, funny, grim, and I'm pretty sure you can tell dude's a pale ginger by his singing voice; color me impressed.
If the number of days I sang "Helloooooo cruuuel wooooorld" when on the toilet are any indication, this is one of my favorite albums of the year thus far. Sole even got me to listen to a Lil B song, and not only is Sole 88% better than that dude on that track, he's as good as I've ever heard him. Trading back and forths with Ceschi, one of my personal heroes, I kept looking at my iPod thinking "when did these dudes forget that they were indie rappers?".
There are serious club banger type jams on here and what's even weirder than Sole over a club track is the fact that he fucking murders them. He's angry, beating every up and down of the beat in a way I've never heard it before. He crafts hooks like he's been ghostwriting for top 40 radio for the past decade, and I'm shocked.
I seriously hope people aren't put off by dude being healthier than them. When he comes to Chicago, I hope he allows SYFFAL the chance to throw out birdhouse gourds from the stage.