Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Emma Lee - "Hugo Pinell (Mosh)"

In a world where most hip hop follows a standard, cookie cutter format, a song like the latest from Emma Lee truly deserves our attention. Emma Lee was born in Uganda and raised in Harlem. Her latest single, "Hugo Pinell (Mosh)," is inspired by Hugo Pinell, the last remaining jailed member of the San Quentin Six, who spent forty years of his life in solitary confinement. Lee graduated with a degree in political science, which fuels her politically charged music. "Hugo Pinell (Mosh)" reminds me of early Public Enemy. It's sparse, and musically isn't entirely pleasant. In fact, the synths give the song a disturbing, haunting feel. What truly sets Lee apart from her peers is her flow. She has a jerky, staccato style to her vocals that makes her truly unique and compelling.

You can watch the video for "Hugo Pinell (Mosh)" below. The People vs. Emma Lee is due for release later this year. To get a copy of the song, go here. For more on Emma Lee, check her out on Facebook and Twitter.

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