“Regular Niggaz,” the latest single from The Slum Brothers, fills you with euphoric good vibes and a delicate blend of rap and melody. It has a deliberate depth to it as well as an endless amount of determination and drive. The artwork maintains things personally while yet making them accessible.
The song begins with a mesmerizing beat and a solid lyrical backbone. The Slum Brothers have created the ideal soundscape for the main singer’s words to shine as brightly as possible. Following that, the vocal beat moves through with impact – short lines capture attention, and a diverse flow sees the rising sections of the track work effectively to keep it.
“Regular Niggaz” begins with a somewhat typical vocal set-up — modern hip hop and rap collide with a decidedly dreamy beat. Though your attention is drawn to the natural and fascinating flow of this vocal melody and rhythm, you quickly see past the stylistics.
The fact that the song’s hook has an immediately remembered and pleasurable groove adds fuel to the fire. Though it appears infrequently – the music is hardly more than four minutes long in total – it strikes the spot and ensures you get into it and remember it for the next time.
In between all of this, there are those bars, those lines that demonstrate an absolute performance — far more than a poetic interpretation. The Slum Brothers bring life to the track, and that life lasts till the finish.
So far, this is my personal favorite song of the year. “Regular Niggaz” is a powerful track, eye-opening in many respects but also full of irresistible positive vibes that ingeniously contrast with the weight of the subject matter.