One rapper can create magic on its own, but when a series of talented number of them come together and blend all their influences and style into one, sh*t does get real. From the legendary A Tribe Called Quest over to the modern Run The Jewels, alone they rule but together they genuinely conquer.
Fraction & Finsta have been around for a large number of years, dominating their stage with their respective presence and persona – but on their newest album together, Thoughtwork, it raise a substantial question: why did they, in some way, split? Truth is this is their first material in six year and I can only imagine how mad the fans must have feel. Luckily though, the wait is over and they made sure to pay both those who has stick with them and those who might come on board later on as they bring back what some might call true hip-hop. While this particular scene is heading towards some dubious and weird roads, the duo has remain true to the real essence of this genre with producer and DJ Finsta spinning on some legit records while Fraction blast on the mic. There are songs such as “Do The Right Thing” that does sound a bit modern in the veins of Run The Jewel, but the record does feel classic in the good way. “The Process”, for example, evokes the great elements and flow that raise groups as the aforementioned A Tribe Called Quest and the Wu Tang Clan to iconic status. It’s simple, yet dynamic beat feels refreshing in this overly produced period we’re living.
There isn’t really anything negative to report. These two really shows that not everything is loss and while many giants fall like Goliath, others raise from the ground and with more ears driven into their music – they surely can turn the industry upside down for good.
Criteria - 90%
Overall, if you are one of those that claim on the social networks and Youtube for a return of heartfelt music, made with love and passion, well, look no further and get your wishes totally fulfilled with this record. Grab your copy of Thoughtwork and spread the good news!