Monday, January 17, 2022

Emma Lee M.C. - "Campfire"

We first discovered Emma Lee M.C. almost two years ago with the release of "Hugo Pinnell (Mosh)." Hearing that song was wildly exciting, as it was one of the most exciting hip hop songs I had heard in a while. Now with the release of "Campfire," we know the Uganda born Harlem raised M.C. is one of the rappers we need to start getting thrilled about. "Campfire" has the noise of classic Public Enemy. With that noise comes a sense of urgency that I've been personally missing in hip hop. There's a high pitched whine that sounds like an alarm going off throughout the song, and with a beat that resembles marching, the Public Enemy comparisons are fitting. But this isn't a throwback to 1988 at all. Emma Lee M.C. also sings in the song and adds in a little but of R&B. Normally that's something I can't personally get into, but Emma Lee M.C. makes it work even for us middle aged hip hop fans.

You can listen to "Campfire" below. Boom Bap Metropolis is due out later this year. For more on Emma Lee M.C., check out the artist's Facebook and Twitter.

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