"Hose Down" is directly inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and the near constant reports of police brutality. For a hip hop song, the music is kept to a bare minimum, really barely more than beats. It's awkward sounding and slightly out of tune, which fits the mood of the song perfectly. It's hardly a banger, but it's one of the most tense songs you'll hear all year. It feels the way Wu-Tang used to feel, but more intense.
You can watch the video for "Hose Down" below. The Perceptionists' new album, Resolution, will be out July 28. You can pre-order a copy at Bandcamp. You can also get a copy of their previous single, "Grab Hold," for free on Bandcamp. For more on Mr. Lif and Akrobatik, you can check out Mr. Lif's website and Acrobatik's Facebook.