With Hip-Hop and Commercial Rap output hubs New Orleans, Atlanta and Houston so close and overbearing, Mississippi is an area often overlooked and under-represented in the urban genre world due to the fact that it lacks the distinctive sound that Atlanta has with Trap, for example. That is perhaps changing, with new work from Mississippian Timaal Bradford coming through with new project The Mos-Common. Though he only has 9 followers on Soundcloud (so please go click “follow”), Timaal has a distinctive almost old-school sound (we guess he’s channelling the spirits of Mos Def and Common here), with piano driven boom-bap instrumentals and complex and self-reflective bars to suit.
The project is self-described as:
“The first in a series, his project gives insight to numerous topics, ranging from social commentary to internal struggles, both of which affect numerous people, making the title of “The Mos Common” a fitting one.“
We love the authentic feel of this project, and will be keeping our ears trained on Timaal in the future!
Compiled by @CareerEnderSam