Amp1hunnit fuses the familiar vocal rhythms of modern hip hop with a lightly colorful beat and a melodic hook that smoothly but surely leaves its mark for this single “Bout A Dollar” There’s a level of character to this from the offset, the hip hop intro is a simple but effective touch and easy to recognize after hearing the track even just once.
As the song progresses, the central line seems to echo around and stay with you more notably than anything else – this moment of “Bout A Dollar” repeats subtly and with a fitting melody to really break up the verses and keep things interesting. Pouring through in between these moments is the artist’s rap flow and lyricism, both of which work hard to impress even during the first verse.
The more I hear this, the more I enjoy it – there’s a hip-hop or anthem-like feel to the main riff and indeed to the soundscape; these hints of realness add something refreshing to an otherwise electronic ambiance. The result is a composition that is all at once atmospheric and hard-hitting. You can totally escape into the sound, and it’s a pleasure to do so, or on the flip side – you can let the music play in the backdrop as you go about your day. In either case it’s easy to visualize a live setting or a club night and get that little kick or hit of energy from it all.
There’s a lot to like about this and where the retro vibes meet those that are crisp and cut from today’s world is where the track finds its feet and becomes something quite blissful to witness. An easy one to revisit or to have reappeared multiple times within a playlist.
The reason this track works so well is that it seems to present an approach to expression and creativity that’s completely uninhibited – carefree and ready to put forth whatever level of artistry the moment requires. In this case, the lyrics lead with anything and everything black – the short rhythm of the lines and the repetition of this word, alongside of a simple but rather spacious and somewhat industrial beat, makes for an entrancing experience that does indeed provoke thought, as well as keep you listening and involved until the very end.