Infinite Livez vs. Stade Morgan Freeman’s Psychedelic Semen
- Words: Max Herman
- Label: Big Dada
- XLR8R Rating: 4.5/10
Infinite Livez’s hip-hop is an acquired taste. The British MC has a sometimes-decent delivery and sports an undeniable imagination, but his avant-garde approach can be a hindrance. Working for a second time with Swiss production team Stade, here the rhymer creates tracks that have respectable elements yet ultimately are too deranged to be dope. On the eerie, metal-tinged “Slack Babbath,” he doesn’t really even rap–he just makes incoherent noises. To Stade’s credit, as bizarre as these tracks can be, their beat work usually has a solid base. And at times Infinite Livez can be an impressive leftfield MC (“Hoxton Smoothie,” “Track Ten”). On the whole, though, there’s not enough focus to provide a quality listen.
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