20 Feb Social Change Ushers In The “New Era”
Words by Kool B.
Ok picture this; if you will. Big Daddy Kane, straight from 1986, steps into the place rocking his ill swagger with his thick gold chains, swaying from side to side around his neck. Surrounding him, the Rocksteady Crew standing hard in their B-Boy stance. Real as real gets right? Well, that’s exactly what I pictured in my head, while I was bumpin’ Adelaide emcee Social Change’s latest thumper, named New Era. Man, this track took me back to the golden era of Hip Hop, which is dope because it feels like he’s trying to push the new era of emcees to get back to real raps, real soul, real lyricism.
Make no mistake, Social Change is a true lyricist and he’s delivering the fire that his competition will either have to stand up and bring the heat, or he’s going to run away with the game. To get that beat and flow working together like he and DJ Sum-1 have, is reminiscent of an Eric B & Rakim track that’ll get you bouncing along the whole way.
With Funkwig laying down the rhythm for the beat, this is one of the smoothest tracks to come out in a minute. With some tasty samples thrown in there for good measure, it just went to prove his point that he’s pushing this new era along nicely and there ain’t no stopping him now. As soon as I heard this, I felt like putting my shell toes on, a Kangol bucket hat, gold chains and standing there in my meanest looking B-Boy pose. Real Hip Hop still has a pulse and shows that it’s well alive here on this track. We need more emcees like Social Change to keep pushing this culture forward. He’s definitely doing the founding fathers proud on this beast!
Get amongst it – Words by Kool B.