January 20, 2015

Gank Move - Come Into My World (1994)


This is a Michigan hip hop album, but it's influenced by early 90s Houston and even more so the off-bay Northern California underground. I guess a lot of these really rare Milwaukee, Flint, and Chicago cassettes were influenced by those areas, but this is a full length release with presumably nicer studio technology. Simple hard hitting bass with mid-tempo hi hats and all that. Melancholy synths and more reverb should make it obvious that this is Midwest hip hop. Lyrics are melancholy and flows are chill and faded. Really digging this and (if you respect my opinion) I think it's much better than your run of the mill gangsta rap.

Sample

Come Into My World