One is a heavy, heavy track, that much is un-doubtable. With Amy’s elevated harmonies and lyricism and RU1 and Logic’s messages this proved to be a standout track from GlobalFaction’s 2014 catalogue, and perhaps the entire GlobalFaction collection!
The production is an instant classic, by thirty seconds in the saxophone has crept up on the guitar and soft boom bap drum. Beat-wise the track wouldn’t be what it is without it, it is suited to the artists in a way that is more than coincidence, but that is because it isn’t!
Last Resort is the mastermind behind the production, as a member of the Overstand Family, which includes Logic, RU1 and Amy, it is no surprise that the beat flows with the artists so well, Last Resort and Logic have even completed two albums together.
If you’ve been to Brixton, then I hope you’ve been to No.6 Somerleyton Rd, this community centre is the heart of this part of Brixton, although it has had its ups and downs it remains pivotal to the area, which is fast changing. It is here at No.6 that GlobalFaction laid down the visual finesse!
The street gym attached to the centre is where Logic, RU1 and Amy are laying down the track, the cutaways of training comfortably sit with the tracks theme of building ourselves up to challenge Babylon, and the estate opposite provides a fitting backdrop as the crew roll through dropping gems. Global catches every moment we need to see and weaves it together with the beat into a magical fabric which accompanies the beat like bread to butter.
Finally, lyrics, lyrics, lyrics… Logic jumps right in and RU1 add the strokes which create this masterpiece but I wanna start with Amy Trues sonic genius. Amy has that twang reminiscent of Lauryn in early times or Erykah on tip top form, but better than anything she’s entirely Amy True, authentic and soaked with originality, the hook could not have been done by anyone than her, it’s her passion that completes this track in this authors opinion.
“some of us are born blind, not everyone sees, the vision we envision for these lost streets”
Majikal is player of the match, he rides the beat so wavy, the pauses, the pace and the lyrics just sit too comfortably on the beat and the lyricism is on top form, all rappers are on top form, but since this review will dip into only one, it’s gotta be Majikal!
What are your thoughts on the track and video? This was one of those moments where legends collided, right, could it possibly have been any better?
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