Album Review

Move.meant – “Scope of Things, The ” – [Wax Paper Records]

loun   6/6/2007   CD, Hip Hop

Listen up, yo! Listen up, yo! Listen up, yo!

What could three college educated twentysomethings have to add to the world of hip hop? Truth be told, not a thing. That’s the good news, if you dare to believe. It’s what they’ve taken from hip hop that matters. Hip hop, along with its amoral siamese twin, rap, has a well known and long history of soaring on (breathe) higher ideals only to come crashing to earth in a blaze of bling and bad living. Move.meant doesn’t care. They’ve seen the top of the mountain, and they’re determined to live there, so they keep their eyes (breathe) higher and their lyrics follow. They don’t berate, separate, or dissociate, no, they abate the hate and create love for their planetmates. While the beats are creative and grooving (breathe) higher, despite being a bit on the safe side, and the DJ’s accents are likewise, the vox makes Move.meant well worth the play. The flow is smooth, thick, and deep, with rhyming and vocabulary worthy of the best rappers. The (breathe) higher education shows its value here. But it’s the message that ices this thick marble cake, with righteous themes from the tragedy of poverty and the difficulty of having healthy relationships, to the awakening of the need to aspire (breathe) higher.

Hip hop’s definitely got a future, but now it looks just a little brighter. Pick a track (no losers), lay it down, and lift your spirits (breathe) higher.

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Lem says

Nice review, man. That song is called Higher (Breathe), not (Breathe) Higher, tough


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