Kansas City’s Greg Enemy has been turning heads recently with his new mixtape album ‘xtra small’. The 12 track record features Enemy rhyming his smooth, thoughtful and slightly sneaky lyrics over borrowed beats from artists such as Samiyam, heRobust, Dallas Austin, TLC.
As you’ll hear, Greg seems to be heavily influenced by artists such as OutKast, Mos Def, Nas & A Tribe Called Quest, and we can’t help but salute anything that recycles, refreshes or references all of these monumental sounds.
Sophisticated Goon Shit (Above) - Enemy’s version of TLC’s Creep – is a great example of how he manages to effortlessly breathe fresh life into these tracks using pure oldskool style. Another great achievement here is how carefully he has chosen the original tracks, each one fitting his vocal like a glove. Or maybe it’s just testament to his natural ability to write a lyric, as if it were destined for a particular track.
Greg Enemy – Angel In The Outfield
Greg Enemy – Muggsy Bogues (Slam Dunk)
Interestingly, the original background instrumentals cover a fairly wide range of genres. The album features Glitch-Hop, House, Future Funk, 90’s Hip Hop and even a tune with instrumentation firmly classified as Juke (although it’s nowhere near the same tempo) all tied beautifully together by his one undeniable talent – his voice. Download the complete album below entirely for FREE.
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