Mike Shabb’s 4th EP “Shadow Moses” Produced by Nicholas Craven is His Best Solo Effort Thus Far (EP Evaluate)

That is the 4th EP from Montreal emcee, producer & engineer Mike Shabb. Arising within the spring of 2018 off his full-length debut Northwave, he would proceed to make his presence recognized by placing out his final 3 EPs & a few mixtapes earlier than gaining notoriety for engineering Boldy James’ fifth album Truthful Alternate No Theft & producing “Switches on Every part” off Hitler Wears Hermes X this previous fall. So to proceed capitalizing off that, Mike’s bringing in his mentor & probably the most prolific beatsmiths that the underground has seen in current reminiscence Nicholas Craven to completely produce Shadow Moses from prime to backside.

“Smokin’ Samson” is an atmospherically drumless opener with Shabbo letting y’all know that he solely smokes solely the best kush on the planet whereas “All Greatness” takes a extra soulful path to flex his lyrical prowess. “Play for Retains” goes right into a groovier course advising to go searching & inform him what you see whereas the music “Save the Joker” incorporates some crooning background vocals making it clear that not even God can prevent. The penultimate monitor “Baskiat” has extra delicate sound to it speaking about how the repercussions might be felt & studying from his errors simply earlier than “Respectfully” comes via with a jazzy nearer boasting that nobody can do it the best way he does it.

From the second Craven himself launched me to this man by networking us via social media, I knew it was solely a matter of time earlier than his profile within the underground would develop & I extremely suggest that the individuals who have been first uncovered to Mike via “Switches on Every part” give Shadow Moses a pay attention as a result of it’s my favourite solo effort of his to this point. He actually is at his finest as an MC which ought to fulfill the brand new followers he’s already made & these he’ll proceed herald along with his mentor additionally serving to make it his most well-produced effort as effectively.

Rating: 9/10


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