Yesterday Columbus, Ohio native emcee/producer, Yungg Soja, hit my Facebook wall with a handful of links that included new music, interviews, and performances. Among them was Vol. 2 of his collabo project with fellow Columbus emcee, Turnz, called Deadly Combination. Another rhyme, one that really stood out for me, was Food For Thought, a lyrically intricate message that observes blatant social issues while making the point that we are often the cause and solution to those problems. Soja chimes:
Get your job right,
cause we on the verge of self destruction,
unlawful structure soaked in the stench of urban corruption
In an era of Hip Hop that’s more testes-hugging skinny jeans and pop than anything, it’s nice to see someone take it back to a street-conscious level. And, having heard Soja’s rhymes for a little while now, I can tell you one thing…social messages aside, this kid is about nothing but raw lyricism; that kind that you have to rewind to catch, making it seem like everyone else is just Dr. Seuss-ing their raps. I’m not going to say too much else. I’ll just leave you with the links and let you hear for yourself. But drop a comment…let me know if you dig it.
Oh, and if you’re in the Columbus area, Soja and Turnz will be opening for Raekwon at Skully’s on April 23rd.
Yungg Soja & Turnz – Deadly Combination 2:
Yungg Soja on Facebook:
Raekwon at Skully’s: