Big O & P-Rawb sound like they are in the ultimate zone on “The Complexity.”
3. KEEP MOV’N
“Keep Mov’n” is a song that will resonate with hustlers, dreamers, and everyone in-between.
“Keep Mov’n” isn’t supposed to galvanize slackers; the song is supposed to galvanize believers, hustlers, and dreamers. The song features a therapeutic instrumental, a hook that promotes relentlessness, verses that are full of inspirational quotes, and rap deliveries that you will feel in your soul.
Honestly, you don’t even have to like rap music to like “Keep Mov’n;” you just have to have a winner’s mentality.
2. WHO AM I (SCRATCHES BY G-MAN)
You get a chance to enter into the mind of P-Rawb on “Who Am I.”
“Who Am I” will make you nod your head and do a stank face at the same time. While the song features an instrumental that is as mellow as the small forward that plays for the Trailblazers, it also features a version of P-Rawb that is ready to prove to the world that he is resilient, a monster MC, and someone who is wise beyond his years.
While the punchlines, the wordplay, and the passionate lyrics that P-Rawb blesses us with on “Who Am I” impressed the hell out of me, the flows that he rapped with absolutely blew me away.
Kudos has to go to G-Man. The DJ scratches that he added to “Who Am I” definitely makes the song sound legendary.
1. SOULSCAPE (THE COMPLEXITY)
You might f**k around and have an epiphany after you finish listening to “SoulScape (The Complexity).”
My goodness, the beat that you hear in “Soulscape” is captivating, multi-faceted, uplifting, and well-structured. Big O definitely showed out on this song! Don’t sneeze at P-Rawb’s raps on the track, though, they are action-packed, dynamic, and powered by tons of wisdom.
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. VERTEBRAE (4/5)
2. WHO AM I (SCRATCHES BY G-MAN) (4/5)
3. KEEP MOV’N (5/5)
4. CRUSH (4/5)
5. SOULSCAPE (THE COMPLEXITY) (5/5)
6. DEAR ANTHONY (4/5)
7. GOOD COMPANY (5/5)
8. ENJOY THE RIDE (4/5)
9. LOST MY MIND (4/5)
Big O & P-Rawb’s The Complexity makes me want to dig up all of my old school hip-hop albums. Throughout the project, you get beats that each and every one of my favorite boom-bap rappers would do work over, and bars that are truly magical.
In all honesty, I believe that P-Rawb can spit bars with anyone. On The Complexity, you get some very impressive flows, punchlines, and wordplay from him. You also get lyrics from him that will show you how hungry, how confident, how assertive, how wise, and how woke he is. If you love hip-hop music, P-Rawb’s performance on the album should resonate with you mightily; if you love hip-hop music and are a real one, his performance on the album should resonate with you even more.
One thing that I must point out is this: The chemistry between Big O & P-Rawb is fantastic on The Complexity. You can tell that the soothing, hard-hitting, riveting, and soulful beats that the former was able to cook up allowed P-Rawb to be the most vulnerable version of himself. I’m a major fan of musicians working with only one producer when they release music — The Complexity will show you why I think it’s so important.