Wednesday, April 7, 2021

McKinley Dixon - "Chain Sooo Heavy"

Photo by David Muessig

The most intriguing things about the three singles we've heard from McKinley Dixon's upcoming album is how varied they've all been. The latest, "Chain Sooo Heavy," goes even deeper into free jazz than the previous two. On this track, the Richmond, VA hip hop artist destroys everything you expect with a hip hop song. From his flow, to his use of jazz, to the entire structure of the song... "Chain Sooo Heavy" is wildly unique and innovative. At times it sounds like fairly standard modern hip hop, and at other times it sounds like a stream of consciousness free jazz freak out. And others? I can't even describe it. His upcoming album is becoming a stronger and stronger candidate for album of the year with every song we hear from it.

You can listen to "Chain Sooo Heavy" below. For My Mama and Anyone Who Look Like Her is due out May 7 on Spacebomb. You can pre-order/pre-save the album here. For more on McKinley Dixon, check out the artist on Twitter and Facebook.

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