Vice Beats was first introduced to hip hop when he listened to the Fugees at 12 years old. This helped his production style become more organic and soulful. What’s more, this is a producer who is driven by creativity., and it is evident in his new song ‘Connected.’
What I love about this type of hip hop is that it helps you focus. The brass mixed with the scratches give off an old skool feel. It is similar to J Dilla. The flow at around 1:42 is absolutely fantastic; you can nod your head and listen to the meaningful lyrics. It is a wonderful song and you can see the passion that’s gone into it. A great find.
Words by Ermis Madikopoulos