My ranting about modern hip hop is fairly well documented here at If It's Too Loud..., so I'm always thrilled when I can find a hip hop song I actually enjoy. The latest single from Dorchester's Prize Stylez is one of these rare songs I can't get enough of. It could be because "Furious Stylez" doesn't sound anything like 2018. This song is straight outta the late 80's. There isn't a hint of an R&B hook to the chorus, and it doesn't sample a mega-hit from the 80's in its entirety. Plus, the song is edgy and not poppy at all. It feels like the era before rap was used in every commercial or tv show. The classics Price Stylez reminds me of are Nas and Gang Starr. "Furious Stylez" is pure hip hop, which is pretty much impossible to find.
You can listen to "Furious Stylez" below. The single is available for purchase now via Bandcamp, and will be on his upcoming Black Mass: Reloaded album. For more on Prize Stylez, check out his Twitter.